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General News Archive - January 15, 2006

DENVER (Reuters) - Champ Bailey intercepted a Tom Brady pass in the endzone and returned it 100 yards to break open a tight defensive battle in helping the Denver Broncos register a 27-13 victory over the New England Patriots on Saturday.

By Haitham Haddadin KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, ruler of the tiny Gulf oil-producing state and a U.S. ally, died on Sunday after a long illness, state media reported. He was 78.

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Japanese whaling harpoon narrowly missed an inflatable boat carrying environmental protesters, causing one to fall into the freezing sea, as both sides warn their face-off is becoming increasingly dangerous.

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. airstrike on Pakistan village targeted al Qaeda's second-in-command, U.S. intelligence sources say, but Pakistani officials said Ayman al-Zawahri was not there and condemned the attack.

By Haitham Haddadin KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, ruler of the tiny Gulf oil-producing state and a U.S. ally, died on Sunday after a long illness, state media reported. He was 78.

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A space capsule loaded with comet dust was barreling toward Earth after being released by its mother ship late on Saturday following a seven-year, 2.9 billion-mile journey to recover materials formed at the dawn of the solar system.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's attorney-general will announce on Sunday Ehud Olmert will serve as acting prime minister until March 28 national elections, temporarily replacing the ailing Ariel Sharon, the Haaretz newspaper said.

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A dinner invitation to al Qaeda's second-in-command triggered a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan's tribal region but Ayman al-Zawahri failed to show up, Pakistani intelligence officials said on Sunday.

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed two Palestinians during a gunbattle in a West Bank village on Sunday, an Israeli military source and Palestinian medics said.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Ehud Olmert will remain Israel's interim prime minister until a March 28 general election, barring a change in the condition of the comatose Ariel Sharon, political sources said on Sunday.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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