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General News Archive - January 27, 2006

The Pentagon's latest strategy review proposes a new military unit that would prevent the transfer of weapons of mass destruction from states such as North Korea and Iran to terrorist groups, The Washington Times reported on Friday.

The Pentagon's latest strategy review proposes a new military unit that would prevent the transfer of weapons of mass destruction from states such as North Korea and Iran to terrorist groups, The Washington Times reported on Friday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Almost half of Israelis think Israel should talk to a Palestinian government dominated by the Islamic militant group Hamas, which won a parliamentary majority in elections, an opinion poll showed on Friday.

By Karen Murphy MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana (Reuters) - The state of Indiana on Friday executed a former drug dealer convicted of killing a young couple in 1983. Marvin Bieghler, 58, died at 2:17 a.m.

International peace diplomacy in the Middle East was plunged into turmoil on Friday by Hamas's shock Palestinian election win and a U.S. vow not to deal with the Islamic group until it renounced violence against Israel.

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator on Friday dampened hopes that Tehran was leaning toward a compromise solution put forward by Russia over its nuclear dispute with the West.

Two German hostages held in Iraq appeared in a video aired by al Jazeera television on Friday and urged their government to help secure their release, while the fate of a kidnapped U.S. journalist remained unknown.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than half of Americans approve of the White House's domestic eavesdropping program to fight terrorism, but nearly two-thirds worry that Americans' civil liberties could be threatened by U.S. antiterrorism programs, according to a New York Times/CBS News Poll.

When the parish priest visited him in October, local politician Giovanny Gomez thought it was to talk about land reform proposals or the town's youth radio station.

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Mary Smith used to consider it charming when she saw the occasional mule deer traipsing through this small Idaho town.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.