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General News Archive - August 21, 2005

TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. satellite has detected signs that North Korea recently restarted a reactor that could be used for the extraction of material to make nuclear warheads, a Japanese newspaper said on Sunday.

KATIF, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli forces entered Katif in the Gaza Strip to evict settlers on Sunday as the pullout from the coastal strip resumed after a break for the Jewish Sabbath.

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Four U.S. soldiers were killed and three wounded in a bomb attack in Afghanistan on Sunday as they were trying to clear militants from an area before an election next month, the U.S. military said.

By Jonathan Saul KATIF, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli forces marched into three Jewish enclaves in Gaza on Sunday to remove weeping settlers shouting their defiance and complete the evacuation of the biggest settlement bloc in the occupied territory.

By Philip Pullella and Alexandra Hudson COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, wrapping up a triumphant return to his German homeland, on Sunday urged young people to shun a "do-it-yourself" concept of religion where they can choose what they want and disregard the rest.

By Mussab Al-Khairalla and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - With the deadline less than 36 hours away, Iraq's sectarian and ethnic groups remained at odds on Sunday over a draft constitution, despite urgent efforts by U.S. diplomats to broker a deal.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Sunday it had opened a criminal investigation into the killing by U.S. Marines of a relative of Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations.

By Philip Pullella and Alexandra Hudson COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, wrapping up a triumphant return to his German homeland, on Sunday urged young people to shun a "do-it-yourself" concept of religion where they can choose what they want and disregard the rest.

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya will free 131 political prisoners, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood, said Saif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who heads a foundation dedicated to improving the country's image.

KABUL (Reuters) - Two officials of the U.S. embassy in Kabul were hurt by a roadside bomb that hit their convoy near the Afghan capital on Sunday, officials said. "I can confirm that two American personnel of the U.S.