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
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.