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2006-02-07 14:00:21

By Per Bech Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's prime minister said on Tuesday violent Muslim protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad were a worldwide crisis spinning out of the control of governments. "We're facing a growing global crisis that has the potential to escalate beyond the control of governments and other authorities," Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said as anti-Danish protests spread in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Accusing "radicals, extremist...

2006-02-07 15:41:24

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan police shot dead four people protesting on Tuesday against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have unleashed waves of rage and soul-searching across the Muslim world and Europe. Tens of thousands of Muslims demonstrated in the Middle East, Asia and Africa over the drawings, first published in Denmark, then Norway and then several other European countries. Some Muslim leaders urged restraint. In Iran, locked in a nuclear stand-off with the...

2006-02-07 14:19:07

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan police shot dead four people protesting on Tuesday against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have unleashed waves of rage and soul-searching across the Muslim world and Europe. Tens of thousands of Muslims demonstrated in the Middle East, Asia and Africa over the drawings, first published in Denmark, then Norway and then several other European countries. Some Muslim leaders urged restraint. In Iran, locked in a nuclear stand-off with the...

2006-02-07 08:56:51

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan police killed four protesters on Tuesday in some of the worst violence to erupt over satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad which have provoked a deepening crisis between Europe and the Muslim World. British troops were ordered to the Afghan town of Maymana to restore order after crowds attacked a NATO base of Norwegian troops with guns and grenades and police opened fire bringing the protest death toll in the Middle East and Asia to...

2006-02-07 08:23:07

By Christian Oliver TEHRAN (Reuters) - A wave of Muslim fury spread across the Middle East and Asia over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Tuesday as leaders struggled to contain a deepening diplomatic crisis between Europe and the Muslim world. In Iran, which is locked in a nuclear stand-off with the West and which has cut trade ties with Denmark where the satirical images were first published, a crowd pelted the Danish embassy in Tehran with petrol bombs and stones for a second...

2006-02-07 07:23:03

By Christian Oliver TEHRAN (Reuters) - A wave of Muslim fury spread across the Middle East and Asia over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Tuesday as leaders struggled to contain a deepening diplomatic crisis between Europe and the Muslim world. In Iran, which is locked in a nuclear stand-off with the West and which has cut trade ties with Denmark where the satirical images were first published, a crowd pelted the Danish embassy in Tehran with petrol bombs and stones for a second...

2006-02-06 12:50:30

By Per Bech Thomsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - For years, Scandinavian countries have been among the most generous with aid to the Muslim world, but that generosity has stood for little in the scandal over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. In the past week, Scandinavian embassies have been set ablaze in Syria and Lebanon and bans have been put on Danish exports, creating a row that threatens to unravel the substantial goodwill Scandinavia had in the Middle East. Despite the vast...

2006-02-06 01:20:03

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian Muslims staged noisy but peaceful protests in four cities on Monday demanding Denmark apologize over controversial cartoons that Muslims say insult Islam and the Prophet Mohammad. About 200 protesters from a leading Islamist party rallied near a building housing the Danish embassy in Jakarta. The embassy is on the 25th floor and the flag-waving demonstrators from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) were barred from entering the lobby, where unruly...

2006-02-04 07:02:30

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian youths tried on Saturday to storm the European Union office in Gaza in protest over the printing by European newspapers of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that has whipped up fury across the Islamic world. The leaders of Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia added their voices to the chorus of condemnation of the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, one with a turban resembling a bomb, in a face-off between freedom of speech and...

2006-02-04 07:00:00

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA -- Palestinian youths tried on Saturday to storm the European Union office in Gaza in protest over the printing by European newspapers of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that has whipped up fury across the Islamic world. The leaders of Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia added their voices to the chorus of condemnation of the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, one with a turban resembling a bomb, in a face-off between freedom of speech and respect for religion....


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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