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World 08 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Two Gaza militants, one Israeli killed in flare-up

GAZA (Reuters) - Israel killed two militants in a Gaza air strike on Thursday in an escalating military response to a suicide bombing, and a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli to death at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank.

World 21 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. says Iraq deadlier, Italians go home

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United Nations, citing evidence of rampant torture, said Iraq has become deadlier than ever in a report issued as Italian troops handed control of their province to Iraqis on Thursday and began going home.

World 22 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Italians leave Iraq, more bodies found in Baghdad

NASSIRIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Italy, the last major Western European ally of the United States and Britain in Iraq, ended its mission on Thursday, handing the province under its control over to Iraqi troops.

World 05 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Saddam trial hears of horror in Room 63

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Men and women were tortured for days and babies left to die in an interrogation facility which featured a meat grinder for human flesh, the first prosecution witness to face Saddam Hussein told the court on Monday.

World 06 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Saddam trial resumes with hidden "Witness A"

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The first woman to testify in the trial of Saddam Hussein broke down in tears on Tuesday as, in fear of her life, she testified behind a curtain about how she was forced to strip by Iraqi prison guards.

World 05 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Sri Lanka jets pound rebels as Japan envoy flies in

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan fighter jets bombed a Tamil Tiger training camp in the rebel-held north on Tuesday, the military said, as Japan's peace envoy began a visit seeking ways to arrest an escalation in the two-decade civil war.

AseanPlus News 09 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Executions drop after legal reform

THE number of people executed has dropped in the first five months of the year after the Supreme People's Court recovered the right to review and approve all death sentences decided by local courts in the country.

World 06 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Twin car bombs kill seven in Baghdad - police

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and 25 wounded when bombs in two parked cars exploded in quick succession in a Shi'ite district in northeastern Baghdad on Wednesday, police said.

World 25 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Italy judge issues warrants in "Plan Condor" case

ROME (Reuters) - An Italian judge on Monday issued arrest warrants for 140 Latin Americans suspected of involvement in a coordinated persecution of leftists and dissidents by Latin America's military rulers in the 1970s, Italian news agencies said.

World 28 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

World leaders urge Pakistan to stay democratic course

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - World leaders urged Pakistan on Friday not to be deflected from a course toward democracy by the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, calling for free and fair national elections.