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International News Archive - August 12, 2008

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, refusing to resign, says he will disprove the charges against him from the ruling coalition that wants to impeach him.

The main themes highlighted during Al-Sharqiyah television's evening newscasts on 11 August featured the visit by the Jordanian King Abdallah to Iraq, the military operation in Diyala, and security incidents throughout Iraq.

The lower house of the Pakistani Parliament was set to convene Monday as the governing coalition geared up to impeach President Pervez Musharraf. Also Monday, provincial legislatures were to begin offering resolutions calling on Musharraf to step down or face impeachment.

By Andrew Buncombe Pakistan President 'unfit' to rule, declares regional assembly PAKISTAN'S government is finalising a "charge-sheet" against Pervez Musharraf as battle lines are drawn in the bitter struggle over the President's future.

First group of Iraqi refugees leave Egypt for home CAIRO, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- The first batch of Iraqi refugees in Egypt left Cairo for home on Monday, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported.

By SHAUN WALKER; KIM SENGUPTAIN; ANNE PENKETH RUSSIAN troops invaded Georgia proper yesterday after building up their military presence in two breakaway regions of the pro-Western state, prompting the Georgian President to accuse Russia of attempting the "cold-blooded, pre-meditated murder" of his country.

A girl spotted in Belgium who looked like Madeleine McCann, who has been missing for 15 months, has been identified as another child.

PAKISTAN: Fourteen people were killed today when a roadside bomb hit a Pakistan air force truck. The blast hit the vehicle on a bridge on the outskirts of Peshawar, as it headed for the nearby base in Badaber.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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