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International News Archive - September 06, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb killed eight Iraqi civilians and wounded 38 others in northern Baghdad's Qahira district on Wednesday, police said. The car bomb was detonated by remote control on the side of a busy road during morning rush hour.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Supreme Court has given three young Australians death sentences for heroin trafficking, after prosecutors appealed against an earlier cut in their life jail terms, a court official said on Wednesday.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Supreme Court has given three young Australians death sentences for heroin trafficking, after prosecutors appealed against an earlier cut in their life jail terms, a court official said on Wednesday.

TOKYO (Reuters) - An architect at the center of a scandal over unsafe buildings in Japan pleaded guilty on Wednesday to fabricating data on the ability of structures he designed to withstand earthquakes, Kyodo news agency said.

KABUL (Reuters) - NATO will not be deterred by the resurgence of the Taliban in southern Afghanistan and will go ahead with its planned takeover from U.S.-led forces in the volatile east, the alliance's head said on Wednesday.

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By Fayen Wong SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is on the hunt for a serial cat killer who has slaughtered at least 20 felines in the past two weeks. The cats were found dumped in bushes and drains, with their throats slit.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahma

BELFAST (Reuters) - An electrician accused of making the bomb that killed 29 people in Northern Ireland's bloodiest single attack stands trial on Wednesday for their murders.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - NATO will not be deterred by the resurgence of the Taliban in southern Afghanistan and will go ahead with its planned takeover from U.S.-led forces in the volatile east, the alliance's head said on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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