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2005-11-12 21:05:09

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia indicated on Sunday that it would consider joining a new regional anti-terrorism task force reportedly being set up by Indonesia. Attorney-General Philip Ruddock told Australian television that Canberra would look at any move to increase cooperation. The Sunday Telegraph newspaper said Indonesia wanted to set up a regional counter-terrorism task force, and might put the proposal to police chiefs from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in...

2005-11-10 02:50:47

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Terrorist suspect Azahari Husin had strong links to suicide bombings at three restaurants in Bali last month, Indonesian police said for the first time on Thursday, a day after the wanted Islamic militant was killed in a gunbattle. After previously claiming progress in the latest Bali investigation was moving too slowly, the island's police chief said police had in fact identified the suicide bombers but kept the information secret as they zeroed in on...

2005-11-09 22:31:50

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian militant network Jemaah Islamiah will not be crippled by the death of one of its most wanted members, but it will be a huge advance in the war on terrorism, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Thursday. Malaysian Islamic militant Azahari Husin is believed to have blown himself up on Wednesday after a gunbattle with Indonesian police in the town of Batu in East Java province. He is considered to be the brains behind...

2005-11-09 02:04:18

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is pushing ahead with tough new anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday despite Muslim and civil liberties leaders questioning their necessity a day after police arrested 17 men on charges of planning a terrorist attack. Opponents of the new legislation said the arrests on Tuesday in the nation's biggest counter-terrorism swoop, which police said had disrupted a plot for a "catastrophic" attack, proved the country's existing laws were...

2005-11-08 22:38:38

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is pushing ahead with tough new anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday despite Muslim and civil liberties leaders questioning their necessity a day after police arrested 17 men on charges of planning a terrorist attack. Opponents of the new legislation said the arrests on Tuesday in the nation's biggest counter-terrorism swoop, which police said had disrupted a plot for a "catastrophic" attack, proved the country's existing laws were...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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