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General News Archive - August 12, 2005

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The father of a 25-year-old American hiker missing in Nepal since last month said on Friday the family had called off the search around Mount Everest and given up hope he would be ever be found.

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban commander was shot dead and an American soldier died in a training accident as violence continued ahead of Afghanistan's parliamentary elections scheduled for next month, officials said on Friday. A U.S.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A son-in-law of Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan was being held in custody after an assault on two British diplomats in Islamabad, police said on Friday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - With days to go until the start of Israel's Gaza pullout, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said on Friday he had no regrets about his plan to evacuate settlers from the territory despite deep divisions in the Jewish state.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas militants said on Friday they would not disarm despite Israel's planned Gaza pullout so they could carry on their fight against the Jewish state.

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it had barred radical Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed, who is currently under detention in Lebanon, from the country.

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban commander was shot dead and an American soldier died in a training accident as violence continued ahead of Afghanistan's parliamentary elections scheduled for next month, officials said on Friday.

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Britain barred hardline Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed on Friday from returning to the country, part of a government crackdown on Islamic preachers it fears inspire bombers such as those who attacked London in July.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Friday he was astonished at the unanimity of a call by the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog for Iran to halt enrichment activities, calling it a cruel decision.

By Andrew Hammond BAGHDAD (Reuters) - With a deadline three days away, Iraqi leaders attempted on Friday to resolve disputes over the content of a permanent constitution they hope could end violence in the fractured country.

Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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