General News Archive - January 19, 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A probe into possible wrong-doing by former Housing Secretary Henry G.

The Iraqi justice ministry said on Thursday that U.S. forces would release six Iraqi women prisoners but that the move was not related to the demands of a militant group that kidnapped an American journalist.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Carmelo Anthony and Earl Boykins bagged 17 points each to overshadow another big effort from Cleveland's LeBron James in leading the Denver Nuggets to a 90-89 victory over the Cavaliers in Colorado on Wednesday.

An al Qaeda bomb expert with a $5 million bounty on his head and a son-in-law of the group's No. 2 were among four militants believed killed by a U.S. airstrike last week, Pakistani intelligence sources said on Thursday.

By Chris Buckley and Jon Herskovitz BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. and North Korean envoys to talks on ending Pyongyang's nuclear program met in Beijing, a Chinese official said on Thursday, raising regional hopes the stalled negotiations could resume. The meeting on Wednesday between U.S.

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iran on Thursday will hand over nine Iraqi coastguards who Baghdad says were "kidnapped" by Iranian forces in their tidal water frontier last weekend, the regional governor of Iraq's Basra province said. "The nine will be delivered to the Iraqi side at 2:30 p.m.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Arabic television Al Jazeera aired on Thursday new images of kidnapped U.S. journalist Jill Carroll surrounded by armed gunmen that were part of a video tape the channel had broadcast earlier this week.

LAGOS (Reuters) - Four foreign oil workers being held hostage by Nigerian militants will not be harmed unless the government attempts a rescue, the kidnappers said on Thursday.

The tribunal trying Saddam Hussein said on Thursday its new chief judge would preside over the next session on January 24, despite calls for him to be barred for suspected links to Saddam's Baath party.

By Alistair Lyon LONDON (Reuters) - China again called for restraint in the Iran crisis on Thursday, with no sign of international consensus yet on the West's drive for the U.N. Security Council to take charge of efforts to curb Tehran's nuclear program.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.