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2006-08-17 03:28:01

By Ahmad Pathoni JAKARTA (Reuters) - Nine people convicted for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people had their sentences cut by four months on Thursday to mark Indonesia's independence day. Australia said victims and their families would be upset by the decision. Most of those killed were foreign tourists, including 88 Australians. The nine prisoners are serving sentences between five and 16 years and were convicted on charges such as robbery to help fund the...

2006-08-17 00:37:11

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Nine people convicted for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people had their sentences cut by four months on Thursday to mark Indonesia's independence day. Indonesia traditionally has a prisoner remission program on August 17, the day it celebrates independence from Dutch colonial rule. But cutting the punishment of anyone involved in the Bali bombings will likely anger Australia and other countries whose nationals died in the blasts. Many of 202...

2006-08-16 16:22:36

LONDON (Reuters) - A British court on Wednesday gave police more time to question 23 people suspected of plotting to blow up transatlantic airliners. A police statement said the warrants for 21 of the suspects were extended until August 23 and for two others until August 21. Detectives had to apply to extend the detention warrants for 23 of the 24 suspects arrested since police said they had foiled a plan to carry out suicide bombings on planes bound for the United States using...

2006-08-08 05:42:25

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail terms of up to 15 years to four militants accused of involvement in the 2005 Bali bombings. The four have been on trial under anti-terrorism laws since May over various roles in the October 1, 2005 suicide blasts that ripped through three restaurants on the resort island, killing 20 people. The highest demand -- a 15-year jail term -- was sought for Muhammad Cholily, who prosecutors said had close links...

2006-08-03 12:44:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday named the Philippine and Indonesian branches of the International Islamic Relief Organization as fund-raisers for al Qaeda and other terror groups. It also designated one of the Saudi-based organization's high-ranking officials, Abd Al Hamid Sulaiman Al-Mujil, as a fund-raiser for al Qaeda. The action means that no American can have any dealings with the two branches of the organization or with Al-Mujil and that any...

2006-08-01 22:10:49

By Jonathan Lyons, Asia Security Correspondents JAKARTA (Reuters) - Security experts, a wary eye on the calendar, are bracing for a possible attack by Indonesian militants which would fit a pattern of yearly high-profile bombings dating from the 2002 Bali blasts that killed 202 people. Three other big attacks have taken place since then, one each year and all between August and mid-October. "There is no reason to think they will all of a sudden stop," said Ken Conboy, a security...

2006-07-25 08:12:59

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia may execute three militants sentenced to death for the 2002 Bali bombings in August, an official from the district attorney's office on the resort island said on Tuesday. The three men -- Iman Samudra, Amrozi and Ali Gufron -- have been on death row for more than two years after courts convicted them of playing leading roles in the October 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali that killed 202 people, most of them tourists. "Last week, we sent...

2006-06-29 02:37:44

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Civilian rescue teams with stretchers rushed to help stunned people at a high-end mall in Manila on Thursday as Philippine police staged a mock bombing to test preparedness for a terrorist attack. Dozens of police officers cordoned off the area as dog teams searched for explosives and several ambulances stood by with sirens wailing. Philippine security forces are fighting Muslim and communist insurgencies, as well as the infiltration of foreign...

2006-06-28 06:56:30

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is preparing for the execution of three militants sentenced to death for the 2002 Bali bombings, but the exact date cannot be disclosed, the attorney-general's office said on Wednesday. The three men -- Iman Samudra, Amrozi and Ali Gufron -- have been on death row for more than two years after courts convicted them of playing leading roles in the October 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali that killed 202 people, most of them tourists. "We are preparing for...

2006-06-22 21:38:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. counterterrorism officials gained access to an international database and have examined banking transactions involving thousands of Americans and others under a secret program initiated weeks after the September 11 attacks, The New York Times reported on Thursday. U.S. government officials said the program was limited to tracing transactions of people suspected of ties to al Qaeda by reviewing records from a Belgian cooperative known as SWIFT, or Society...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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