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2006-01-19 08:07:39

By Raju Gopalakrishnan COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels ambushed an army truck with a fragmentation mine in eastern Sri Lanka on Thursday, killing four people and injuring more than 20 in a fresh threat to a last-ditch peace effort.

2005-12-29 00:28:44

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Troops beefed up security in Sri Lanka's restive east on Thursday ahead of the funeral of a pro-rebel MP gunned down at Christmas mass, as escalating attacks stoked fears of a return to civil war.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.