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General News Archive - December 27, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters) - LeBron James poured in 32 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Chicago Bulls 102-91 on Monday, extending their winning streak to six games.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes hit targets in the Gaza Strip early on Tuesday as Israel followed through on a threat to enforce a buffer zone in the northern Gaza Strip to stop militant rocket fire at Israel.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two U.S. pilots died in a helicopter crash in west Baghdad on Monday night, the U.S. military said on Tuesday. "There was no hostile fire involved," they said in a statement, without giving further details.

OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine prosecutors charged four U.S. Marines on Tuesday with raping a 22-year-old Filipino woman in early November but cleared two other soldiers who had also been accused. An official at the U.S.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes hit targets in the Gaza Strip early on Tuesday after threatening to enforce a buffer zone to stop militants firing rockets at Israel from territory it evacuated three months ago.

KUWAIT (Reuters) - A Kuwait court on Tuesday sentenced to death six Islamists linked to the al Qaeda network. The six were among 37 Islamists charged with links to militants in neighboring Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Police said some had confessed to planning suicide attacks.

KUWAIT (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti court on Tuesday sentenced to death six suspected militants linked to al Qaeda attacks in the country. The six were among 37 Islamists charged with links to militants in neighboring Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two U.S. pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed in west Baghdad on Monday night, the U.S. military said on Tuesday. "There was no hostile fire involved," it said in a statement, without giving details.

By H. Hashim Ahmed KUWAIT (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti court on Tuesday sentenced to death six suspected militants linked to al Qaeda for bloody attacks in the country.

By Mohammed Abbas CAIRO (Reuters) - The Arab world's first regional parliament held its inaugural meeting in Cairo on Tuesday but officials say it could be many years before the new institution gains enough clout to influence events in the region.

Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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