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International News Archive - September 05, 2006

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A percussion bomb exploded next to the ruling AK Party's offices in the Turkish city of Izmir on Tuesday, but caused no injuries, state news agency Anatolian reported. The bomb was left in a rubbish container, the agency said.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Five European countries are refusing landing rights to aircraft from the Israeli national carrier El Al that are transporting military equipment to the Jewish state, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A percussion bomb exploded next to the ruling AK Party's offices in the western Turkish city of Izmir on Tuesday, but caused no injuries, the state news agency Anatolian reported.

By Tom Miles CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in South Africa on Tuesday, starting a historic two-day visit on Tuesday which will see Russia stepping up investment in the country.

LONDON (Reuters) - A man convicted of killing two 10-year-old schoolgirls in one of Britain's highest profile murder cases has been found unconscious in his prison cell after a suspected drug overdose, the Home Office said on Tuesday.

(Corrects date of Anfal campaign to 1988 from 199

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett, in her first official visit to Iraq, said on Tuesday that Britain was determined that Iraqis take over responsibility for security. "It is absolutely key that responsibility be transferred to ...

By Tom Miles CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in South Africa on Tuesday, starting a historic two-day visit on Tuesday which will see Russia stepping up investment in the country.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Lebanese intelligence officer was seriously wounded and two companions were killed by a bomb that exploded in their car near the southern city of Sidon on Tuesday, security sources said.

KABUL (Reuters) - NATO said on Tuesday its major offensive to crush a revitalized Taliban in southern Afghanistan is pushing the guerrillas into a corner as heavy fighting continues.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.