International News Archive - July 26, 2008

World News IN BRIEF *WARSAW Poland's Culture Ministry has rejected a request by scientists to run DNA tests on the heart of the composer Frederic Chopin in an attempt to solve a mystery surrounding his death, in 1849 at the age of 39.

On 26 July, Wafa news agency in Arabic reports extensively on Hamas raids on Fatah institutions and a wide-scale arrest campaign of Fatah members in Gaza Strip, conducted against the background of the 25 July explosion in which five Hamas members and a child were killed.

Text of report by Serbian public broadcaster RTS TV satellite service, on 26 July [Presenter] The deadline for lodging an appeal to the decision on fulfilment of conditions for the extradition of Radovan Karadzic to the Hague tribunal expired at midnight [2200 gmt, 25 July].

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani vowed Saturday to increase anti-terrorism efforts in his country. Gilani, who is heading to the United States to meet with U.S.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.