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General News Archive - July 12, 2005

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - Hundreds of U.S. and Afghan troops backed by helicopters hunted on Tuesday for four Arab al Qaeda militants who made the first ever escape from a heavily guarded detention center at the main U.S. base in Afghanistan. The U.S.

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it supports Japan's bid for a U.N. Security Council seat but stopped short of endorsing a U.N. reform proposal made by the Group of Four -- Japan, Germany, India and Brazil.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States agreed on Tuesday on the need for concrete progress at talks this month on ending North Korea's nuclear arms program, while China sent an envoy to Pyongyang to pave the way for a long-elusive deal.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An explosion was heard in Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday, witnesses said.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An explosion destroyed cars and wounded at least two people in a Christian area north of Beirut on Tuesday, security sources said.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A bomb blast wounded pro-Syrian caretaker Defense Minister Elias Al-Murr north of Beirut on Tuesday, security officials said. The blast targeted Murr's motorcade in the busy Christian Antelias suburb.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A bomb blast wounded pro-Syrian caretaker Defense Minister Elias Al-Murr and killed at least one other person north of Beirut on Tuesday, security officials said. The blast targeted Murr's motorcade in the busy Christian Antelias suburb.

LONDON (Reuters) - British police searched five homes in northern England on Tuesday as part of the investigation into last Thursday's London bombings which killed at least 52 people.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A bomb blast wounded pro-Syrian caretaker Defense Minister Elias Al-Murr and killed at least two people north of Beirut on Tuesday, security officials said. The blast targeted Murr's motorcade in the busy Christian Antelias suburb.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces have recaptured one of four Arab al Qaeda militants who escaped from the main U.S. military detention center in Afghanistan, an Afghan police officer said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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