International News Archive - August 31, 2008

By SUTIN WANNABOVORN By Sutin Wannabovorn The Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand's prime minister vowed Saturday that he would not resign, even as pressure mounted with anti-government protesters occupying his headquarters for a fifth day Saturday and disrupting rail and air service.

Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej says he won't resign despite widespread street protests calling for his ouster.

By GAVIN RABINOWITZ By Gavin Rabinowitz The Associated Press SAHARSA, India The deluge came and turned his world to water, so Umesh Kushyaha decided to build a boat.

KABUL | The U.S.-led coalition, Afghan government and the United Nations will launch a joint inquiry into a deadly raid in a village in the country's west, a top NATO official said Saturday. The incident this month has caused an outrage in Afghanistan.

The Dalai Lama, hospitalized in India after suffering from stomach pains, joined in a 12-hour fast Saturday with other Tibetan Buddhist leaders. Doctors at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai gave the Dalai Lama the go-ahead to participate, Press Trust of India reported.

The late owner of a website critical of the local authorities, Magomed Yevloyev, was about to advocate separation of the Republic of Ingushetia from the Russian Federation, according to the Caucasus Times website.

By CHRIS POLLARD CARS were swept into the Thames when the river burst its banks yesterday. Stunned onlookers watched as the water crept across roads at Putney, south-west London, during the afternoon's high tide.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.