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General News Archive - July 20, 2005

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai says some madrasas, or Islamic religious schools, were training camps for "merchants of death" and had to be closed down immediately.

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) - A Bali court on Wednesday gave Schapelle Corby, a convicted Australian drug smuggler, a second chance to call witnesses who her lawyers say could help free her from a 20-year jail sentence.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A man strapped with explosives blew himself up among a group of Iraqi army recruits in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing up to 10 people and wounding more than 20, police and hospital officials said.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Tests on a father and his two young daughters who died in Indonesia showed they had the bird flu virus, a minister said on Wednesday.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will address the nation on Thursday on his government's fresh crackdown on Islamic militants following the July 7 London bombings, government officials said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A man strapped with explosives blew himself up among a group of Iraqi army recruits in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing six people and wounding 25, police and hospital officials said.

PHILADELPHIA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil producer Unocal Corp. endorsed a sweetened $17 billion takeover offer from Chevron Corp., preferring it over a higher bid from China's CNOOC Ltd. Chevron, the second-largest U.S.

PHILADELPHIA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil producer Unocal Corp. endorsed a sweetened $17 billion takeover offer from Chevron Corp., preferring it over a higher bid from China's CNOOC Ltd. Chevron, the second-largest U.S.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Wednesday confirmed its first deaths from bird flu, saying tests on a father and his two young daughters who died recently showed they had the virus, a minister said on Wednesday.

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan security forces have arrested a British Muslim believed to be wanted in connection with the July 7 London bombings, Pakistani intelligence sources said on Wednesday.

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  • Good cheer; viands.
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