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General News Archive - January 21, 2006

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian security forces cast the first ballots on Saturday in the Palestinian Legislative Council election, voting early before the main national poll next week, the first contested by the militant group Hamas.

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Shock and worry spread in Japan on Saturday after Tokyo reimposed a ban on U.S. beef imports over mad cow concerns. One leading fast food chain shelved plans to resume serving a popular beef dish and consumers said they felt betrayed.

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Five members of the Iraqi president's staff were wounded when a roadside bomb struck their motorcade north of Baghdad, police said on Saturday, adding that President Jalal Talabani was not present.

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Palestinian militant group Hamas recognizes the existence of Israel and will go along with negotiations with the Jewish state, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in an interview published on Saturday.

PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova has died, Radio Television Kosovo said on Saturday. Rugova, 61, was diagnosed with lung cancer in September 2005 and had been undergoing treatment at his residence in Pristina.

PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova, icon of the ethnic Albanian drive to win independence from Serbia, died on Saturday, a source close to his office said.

PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova, icon of the ethnic Albanian drive to win independence from Serbia, died on Saturday, a source close to his office said.

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Rival Iraqi parties prepared on Saturday for tough negotiations on forming a government of national unity that Washington hopes will end sectarian and ethnic strife tearing the country apart.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United States handed over the first tranche on Saturday of its $200 million grant to Pakistan for reconstruction in the northern region devastated by an October 8 earthquake. U.S.

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Saturday that he would push this year for measures to limit the soaring costs of health care, as he previewed domestic themes before his State of the Union address.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'