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2006-01-20 04:21:47

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Four Indonesians arrested last week have been named suspects under anti-terrorism laws in October's restaurant bombings on Bali island and for hiding a key militant, police said on Friday. "These four people are believed to have been involved in the 2005 Bali bombings. They also helped hide Noordin M. Top during and after the bombings," deputy national police spokesman Anton Bahrul Alam said. Police have been conducting a nationwide manhunt for Malaysian Top, a...

2006-01-07 22:23:20

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore mounted its biggest civil emergency exercise on Sunday, staging a series of mock bombings on its public transport system to test the readiness of the public and emergency agencies for a terrorist attack. Starting before dawn, the drill involved four subway stations along the city-state's famous shopping belt and in the central business district, and a bus terminal in a residential area. The exercise follows bloody attacks on mass transit systems in...

2005-12-31 23:08:35

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police have detained a man and tightened road blocks around the city of Palu in a hunt for those responsible for killing seven people in a nail bomb attack on Christian market on New Year's Eve. Rais Adam, spokesman for police in volatile Central Sulawesi province where Palu is the capital, said on Sunday that police had also raided several locations. He declined to give details. "A man has been detained. We are interrogating him," Adam said...

2005-12-31 01:55:09

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - A bomb packed with nails exploded in a crowded Christian market selling pork ahead of New Year celebrations in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, killing seven people and wounding 47, police said. The blast in Palu, capital of volatile Central Sulawesi province, came after warnings of militant violence during the Christmas and New Year season in Indonesia. Pork is forbidden to Muslims, who account for some 85 percent of Indonesia's population, but eastern...

2005-12-31 01:08:00

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - A bomb packed with nails exploded in a crowded Christian market selling pork ahead of New Year celebrations in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, killing six people and wounding 45, police said. The blast in Palu, capital of volatile Central Sulawesi province, comes amid warnings of militant violence during the Christmas and New Year season in Indonesia. Pork is forbidden to Muslims, but eastern Indonesia has large pockets of Christians. Bystanders carried...

2005-12-30 23:52:18

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - A bomb packed with nails exploded in a crowded Christian market selling pork ahead of New Year celebrations in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, killing six people and wounding 45, police said. The blast in Palu, capital of volatile Central Sulawesi province, comes amid warnings of militant violence during the Christmas and New Year season in Indonesia. Pork is forbidden to Muslims, but eastern Indonesia has large pockets of Christians. Bystanders carried...

2005-12-30 21:55:56

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - A suspected bomb blast rocked a crowded market selling pork in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, killing six people and wounding 45, local media reported. Police said they believed a bomb caused the explosion in the town of Palu, capital of volatile Central Sulawesi province. The blast comes amid a spate of warnings from authorities about militant violence during the Christmas and New Year season in the world's most populous Muslim nation. Pork is forbidden...

2005-12-06 00:49:30

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy temporarily shut its doors on Tuesday after a security threat, with Philippine police warning of potential suicide bombings by Jemaah Islamiah, a regional network of militants linked to al Qaeda. The embassy did not specify the "plausible threat information" in a statement on its Web site -- http://manila.usembassy.gov. Television channel ANC quoted a guard at the embassy as saying a mobile phone text message was received on Monday...

2005-11-28 06:29:50

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers killed four suspected members of a Muslim militant group linked with al Qaeda in an operation to flush out militants from the remote southwestern island of Jolo, an army general said on Monday. The Abu Sayyaf militants were resting in a wooded area when an army patrol hunting their one-armed, horse-riding local commander ran into them and opened fire. "The rebels did not know what hit them," Brigadier-General Alexander Aleo told reporters. Four...

2005-11-26 00:19:06

By Dean Yates and Tomi Soetjipto JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will take tough action in its newly declared war on militant ideas that could include shutting an Islamic school co-founded by hardline jailed cleric Abu Bakar Bashir if serious teaching deviations are found, the vice president said on Saturday. Jusuf Kalla said the government would soon ban a widely circulated book of militant ideas written by one of the 2002 Bali bombers, Imam Samudra, who is on death row. He said that...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'