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2006-08-10 03:39:20

(Corrects paragraph six to say elections are late next year, not this year) ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani opposition parties plan to move a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on August 23, opposition lawmakers said on Thursday. Aziz's economic reforms have strengthened the economy, but ordinary Pakistanis complain of rising prices and unemployment. The opposition's main complaint against Aziz, a former finance minister and ex-Citibank executive, is that he was...

2006-07-27 23:48:13

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA (Reuters) - Pakistan has sought the help of an Indian state to revamp its system of madrasas after accusations some of the Islamic schools teach religious hatred and are breeding grounds for militancy. The Pakistani mission in New Delhi has written to the government of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, ruled by communists for nearly three decades, seeking to study the state's success at reforming its Islamic schools. Madrasas in the state teach...

2006-07-20 17:18:42

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The proposed $5 billion sale to Pakistan of F-16 fighter jets will help shore up ties to a key American ally in the war on terror, a senior State Department told a Congressional hearing on Thursday. John Hillen, assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs, came under fire from lawmakers who cited Pakistan's past nuclear proliferation record and raised fears that warplane technology could be leaked to China, a...

2006-07-20 12:24:41

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf appealed to India on Thursday to avoid engaging in a "blame game" over last week's Mumbai blasts and called New Delhi's decision to delay peace talks a victory for terrorists. Condemning the July 11 attacks that killed more than 180 people and wounded hundreds more in India's financial hub, the Pakistani leader gave a message of support to the grieving city. "I want to tell the people of Mumbai that we are extremely...

2006-07-16 03:25:03

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has put off peace talks with Pakistan due this week after suspicion for carrying out the Mumbai train bombings fell on Islamist militants based in that country, a top Indian foreign ministry official said on Sunday. The decision came days after a series of bomb blasts in commuter trains in the country's financial and entertainment hub killed 179 people and wounded hundreds more. Although there has been no breakthrough yet in investigations into one of...

2006-07-14 10:01:00

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accused Pakistan on Friday of breaking its word by continuing to harbor Islamist extremists, as he met victims of the Mumbai blasts and promised to help them rebuild their lives. The prime minister, who had tears in his eyes when he met victims whose arms and legs had been amputated, said a peace process with nuclear rival Pakistan was threatened if Islamabad did not curb "terrorist" violence directed at...

2006-07-14 07:29:53

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accused Pakistan on Friday of breaking its word by continuing to harbor Islamist extremists, as he met victims of the Mumbai blasts and promised to help them rebuild their lives. The prime minister, who had tears in his eyes when he met victims whose arms and legs had been amputated, said a peace process with nuclear rival Pakistan was threatened if Islamabad did not curb "terrorist" violence directed at...

2006-07-14 03:15:06

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian officials said they suspected Pakistan's spy agency had a role in this week's Mumbai bomb blasts as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh traveled to the city on Friday to meet victims. Police continued raids in Mumbai and surrounding areas, a day after India named Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group as the prime suspect behind Tuesday's rail network bombings that killed 179 people and wounded hundreds more. Islamabad has denied any...

2006-07-13 23:35:30

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India broadened its search for the Mumbai bombers with police tracing calls made to Pakistan and Bangladesh as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in India's biggest city on Friday to meet people wounded in the attacks. Police continued raids in Mumbai and surrounding areas, a day after India named Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group as the prime suspect behind Tuesday's rail network bombings that killed 179 people and wounded hundreds more. Officials...

2006-07-13 15:17:32

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian officials named Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba on Thursday as the prime suspect behind bombings that killed at least 156 people in Mumbai, as police said they had detained about 20 people. Speaking on Pakistani television Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf offered assurances to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of cooperation into Tuesday's coordinated attacks on India's largest city and financial hub. Indian...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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