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International News Archive - October 01, 2008

By Andrew Buncombe Disaster that crushed worshippers may have been sparked by bomb scare FRANTIC Hindu devotees battleddesperately to revive people trampled and crushed in a stampede at ahistoric temple yesterday that left at least 168 worshippers dead.

By Daniel Howden AFRICA CORRESPONDENT Tanker laden with deadly military hardware remains under the control of hijackers off the coast of Somalia Russia sends frigate to the Indian Ocean, joining US vessels as concern grows over fate of cargo Russia has dispatched a frigate to the scene of an increasingly tense stand-off between the US Navy and pirates who have seized a tanker laden with tanks and weapons in the Indian Ocean off Somalia.

By The Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - U.S.

An early Wednesday fire in a first-floor video-viewing shop in a seven-story building in Osaka, Japan, killed 15 people and injured 10 more, authorities said. All those killed were men who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning or inhalation burns, Kyodo news service reported.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Byun Duk-kun: "Divided Koreas To Hold Military Talks Thursday"] Seoul, Oct.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Lee Chi-dong: "Hill Visits Pyongyang For Showdown In Nuclear Talks"] Seoul, Oct.

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Tbilisi, 1 October: In the morning on Wednesday [1 October], EU observers started fulfilling their monitoring mission in Georgia's so-called buffer zones adjacent to the administrative borders [dividing breakaway] Abkhazia and South Ossetia [from the rest of Georgia].

By Kim Gamel Associated Press BAGHDAD -- The number of Iraqi security forces killed in September rose by nearly a third to 159 compared with the same period last year, The Associated Press figures showed Tuesday. U.S. troop deaths for the same period fell by nearly 40 percent to 25.

By Mohamed OIadhassan Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Disagreements between Somali pirates holding a ship laden with tanks and heavy weapons escalated into a shootout, and three pirates are believed dead, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday. The pirates denied the report. The U.S.

By KIM GAMEL By Kim Gamel The Associated Press BAGHDAD The number of Iraqi security forces killed in September rose by nearly a third to 159 compared with the same period last year, Associated Press figures showed Tuesday. U.S. troop deaths for the same period fell by nearly 40 percent to 25.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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