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General News Archive - December 24, 2005

The volume of information gathered from telephone and Internet communications by the National Security Agency without court-approved warrants was much larger than the White House has acknowledged, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced opposition politician and former presidential candidate Ayman Nour to five years in jail on forgery charges, his lawyer and judicial officials said.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The volume of information gathered from telephone and Internet communications by the National Security Agency without court-approved warrants was much larger than the White House has acknowledged, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

By Mohammed Abbas CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced opposition politician and former presidential candidate Ayman Nour on Saturday to five years in jail on forgery charges, his lawyer and judicial officials said.

By Mohammed Abbas CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced opposition politician and former presidential candidate Ayman Nour to five years in jail on forgery charges on Saturday, raising a storm of outrage from liberals and reformers.

By Gideon Long BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The coalition bloc that triumphed in last week's Iraqi election dismissed allegations of fraud on Saturday and insisted the country's next prime minister should come from within its Shi'ite Islamist ranks.

By Darren Schuettler PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) - Tsunami survivors and relatives of the dead laid wreaths and prayed on the Thai island of Phuket on Saturday as they began marking the first anniversary of the disaster.

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld wrapped up his visit to Iraq at a Christmas eve dinner with American troops in Mosul, the country's second largest city and one of its most volatile.

By Gideon Long BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Triumphant Iraqi Shi'ites dismissed allegations that fraud helped them win last week's election, as President Jalal Talabani met their disappointed Sunni opponents on Saturday to try to calm sectarian tensions.

By Mohammed Abbas CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced opposition politician and former presidential candidate Ayman Nour to five years in jail on forgery charges on Saturday, raising a storm of outrage from liberals and reformers.

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