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International News Archive - July 03, 2008

BOGOTA, Colombia _ The rescuers came wearing Che Guevara T-shirts and logos declaring them delegates of some obscure organization. They didn't look much like an international humanitarian brigade. And they weren't.

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website United Nations, New York, 3 July: Iran has always been part of the solution to regional problems in the past 30 years, Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki said on Wednesday [3 July].

[News conference by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in Baghdad - live] Iraqi TV station Al-Iraqiyah TV at 0815 gmt on 2 July carries live from Baghdad a 45-minute news conference by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari.

By Aron Heller The yellow construction vehicle rumbled down Jerusalem's central thoroughfare, steamrolling everything in its path, plucking cars off the street, swinging them into the air and crushing them to the ground with people trapped inside.

By Donna Bryson The U.S. pressed fellow U.N. Security Council members Wednesday to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe, where leaders cannot agree whether to even talk about how to resolve their crisis amid fears of worsening political violence.

By David Stringer Associated Press LONDON -- The United States must build a tougher regulatory system that can allow financial institutions to fail without causing wider economic turbulence, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday in London.

By Isabel Kershner A Palestinian driving a huge piece of construction equipment went on a deadly rampage along a central thoroughfare here Wednesday, crushing several cars and ramming into two buses before an off-duty soldier and a police officer clambered up to the cabin and shot him.

By John Heilprin Associated Press NEW YORK -- Iran's top diplomat predicted Wednesday that the United States and Israel would not risk the "craziness" of attacking his country and possibly provoking a wider Middle East war or driving oil prices into uncharted heights.

Text of report headlined "HRW calls for trial of Musharraf" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 3 July Lahore: Human Rights Watch has urged the coalition government to initiate the trial of President Musharraf for serious violation of human rights during his military rule in the country.

Colombian soldiers disguised as members of a non-governmental organisation hoodwinked a guerrilla leader into allowing Ms Betancourt and three US hostages to board a helicopter to freedom, according to Colombia's Defence Minister.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.