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2006-09-01 06:22:31

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - An elderly rebel chieftain whose killing by Pakistani security forces last weekend sparked violent protests was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe and government officials attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (150 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They...

2006-08-29 09:58:45

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Security forces and gunmen clashed on Tuesday in Pakistan's Baluchistan province after prayers for a slain rebel leader and one policeman was killed, while a blast elsewhere killed three people, police said. Violent protests have erupted across gas-rich Baluchistan since nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was killed on Saturday in a government assault on his cave hideout in the remote hills of Pakistan's biggest but poorest...

2006-08-26 17:07:56

By Kamran Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A prominent rebel leader has been killed in a battle between Pakistani forces and guerrillas in gas-rich Baluchistan province, the government said on Sunday. But the military said while the veteran Baluch nationalist and rebel leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was presumed killed, his death had not been confirmed. There were also conflicting figures for the casualty toll in the battle in the southwestern province. Two government officials,...

2006-08-26 16:06:24

By Kamran Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Nearly 60 people, including a prominent rebel leader, were killed in a battle between government forces and guerrillas in Pakistan's gas-rich Baluchistan province, the government said on Sunday. An Interior Ministry official said 21 members of the security forces and 37 rebels were killed in the fighting, which appeared to be among the heaviest in the southwestern province in years. "It is confirmed, Nawab Bugti has been killed in an...

2006-08-26 12:43:04

By Terry Friel BAGRAM, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Foreign and local troops must plug the Afghan-Pakistan border to halt Taliban infiltration, America's commander for the Middle East said on Saturday, but added that Islamabad was not helping the rebels. Fighting in Afghanistan is at its bloodiest since a U.S.-led coalition drove the hardline Islamist Taliban from power in 2001 and the United States, Afghanistan and other governments say many of the guerrillas use Pakistan as a safe...

2006-08-21 12:36:07

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's ruling party introduced a bill on Monday to amend controversial Islamic laws, including one which makes rape victims liable to prosecution for adultery unless they produce four male witnesses. The laws, which laid down punishments for such crimes as rape, theft and adultery, were brought in 1979 by military ruler Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq and have drawn widespread criticism. The proposed amendments include the removal of the need for a woman rape victim to...

2006-08-18 05:50:04

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said he was angry and disappointed that India had blamed his government for last month's bomb blasts in Mumbai, which he said was the work of "freelance terrorists." Musharraf, in an interview with Indian magazine Frontline conducted on August 1, said the accusations had been made immediately after the blasts, with "hardly any substantiated proof," as if he had ordered the attacks which killed 186 people. "This is very, very...

2006-08-15 09:47:18

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Investigations into a plot to blow up transatlantic airliners in mid-air, foiled by British, Pakistani and U.S. security agencies a week ago, have focused on the possible financing role played by Islamic charities. Suspicion has fallen on two Pakistani charities said to be linked to banned militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad and its affiliate Jamaat-ul-Furqa, according to Pakistani intelligence officials who say a string of arrests were made...

2006-08-14 07:41:47

By Kamran Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Fifty-nine years after winning partition from India and independence from British colonial rule, Pakistan's future rested on defeating terrorism, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said in an Independence Day speech on Monday. Pakistan said last week it played a crucial role in helping British and U.S. intelligence agencies bust a plot to explode U.S.-bound passenger planes in mid air, leading to the arrest of at least 24 British Muslims in central...

2006-08-10 04:04:04

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 chosen by President Pervez Musharraf, who came to power in a military coup...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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