International News Archive - August 08, 2006

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Arab officials converge on the United Nations on Tuesday to insist that a U.S.-French resolution demand an immediate Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon so Beirut's army can take over the south from Hizbollah. Consequently, the U.N.

By Ari Rabinovitch TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Sirens warning of a rocket attack would likely be drowned out by the steady thump of music in Adi Cohen's nightclub in the heart of Israel's entertainment and commercial capital.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tropical storm Maria powered north toward Japan on Tuesday with landfall possible later in the day, while Taiwan was keeping a wary eye on the movements of two other storms, one of them at typhoon strength.

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (Reuters) - Insurgents in Russia's volatile southern region of Dagestan blew up a local prosecutor on Tuesday and then ambushed the regional police chief as he rushed to the scene, police said.

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian rescue workers dug for a third day through the devastation left by a weekend flash flood that killed at least 197 people, searching for as many as 300 others still missing.

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes and ground fighting convulsed south Lebanon on Tuesday ahead of fresh diplomatic negotiations aimed at ending a four-week-old war which has killed more than 1,000 people.

By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel wants a strong international force to join the 15,000 Lebanese troops that Beirut has decided to send to the south before it would agree to withdraw from Lebanese soil, a senior official said on Tuesday.

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - July was the most dangerous month for humanitarian workers in Sudan's Darfur region and afforded the worst access to those in need since the conflict began 3-1/2 years ago, aid agencies said on Tuesday.

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka ordered a probe into the killing of 17 local tsunami aid staff on Tuesday as some family members blamed the army, and fighting and artillery continued in the island's east for a 14th day.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - An explosion shook a central residential neighborhood in the Sri Lankan capital on Tuesday and eyewitnesses told Reuters they could see plumes of smoke rising, but the military said there were no immediate details.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'