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2006-05-10 08:58:56

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish court sentenced two men to a total of 10 years in prison on Wednesday for their part in a suicide bombing in Tunisia in 2002 which killed 21 people, 14 of them German tourists. The court sentenced Ahmed Rukhsar, a 41-year-old Pakistani living in Spain, and Enrique Cerda Ibanez, a 43-year-old Spaniard, to five years each for collaboration with a terrorist organization. A member of the Islamic Army for the Liberation of Holy Places, a radical group linked...

2005-08-06 11:22:38

PALERMO, Sicily (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and 20 injured when their Tunisair flight from Italy to Tunisia made an emergency landing in the sea off Sicily on Saturday after reporting a technical fault, emergency services said. The pilot of the plane, which had 39 people on board, made a distress call to Palermo airport at 3:24 p.m. (1324 GMT), requesting to make an emergency landing, an official at Italy's civil aviation authority told Reuters. The plane landed about 12...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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