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General News Archive - January 22, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two U.S. Marines were killed in western Iraq on Friday when a suicide car bomber blew up near them, the U.S. military said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah arrived in Beijing on Sunday for his first ever state visit and analysts said China wants to draw closer to the Middle Eastern oil power without challenging Saudi ties to Washington.

Please read in second and third paragraphs ... Mowhoush ... instead of Mowhush A corrected repetition follows. FORT CARSON, Colo. (Reuters) - A U.S.

By Steven Saint FORT CARSON, Colo. (Reuters) - The highest-ranking U.S. Army officer charged with killing a detainee in Iraq was found guilty on Saturday of negligent homicide but not guilty on the more serious charge of murder of an Iraqi general during an interrogation.

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Justice Ministry said on Sunday it still expects U.S. forces to release six Iraqi women prisoners this week, despite U.S. comments to the contrary. The issue of the detainees has become central to the release of kidnapped U.S.

By Mary Milliken LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivia will swear in leftist Evo Morales as its first indigenous president on Sunday in a festive climate as the poor Indian majority celebrates the long-awaited rise to power of one of its own.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military freed an Iraqi journalist who works for Reuters on Sunday after holding him for nearly eight months without charge. Samir Mohammed Noor was the third journalist working for Reuters to be freed from military custody after two others were released a week ago.

By Wafa Amr RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Hamas Islamic militants put up their first candidates in Palestinian parliamentary elections set for Wednesday and look certain to win a strong voice that could keep peacemaking frozen.

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's biggest Sunni political bloc committed itself on Sunday to talks with Shi'ites and Kurds to form a government of national unity, but said its key demands, including changes to the constitution, must be met.

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Justice Ministry said on Sunday it still expects U.S. forces to release six Iraqi women prisoners this week, despite U.S. comments to the contrary. The issue of the detainees has become central to the case of kidnapped U.S.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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