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General News Archive - January 03, 2006

OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - A Philippine judge said he will insist on local custody of four U.S. Marines charged with raping a Filipino woman, which would test a visiting forces treaty between the two allies.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Campaigning began on Tuesday for a Palestinian legislative election clouded by speculation that President Mahmoud Abbas, mired in conflict with Israel and facing a challenge from rival Islamists, could delay voting.

By Jonathan Barnes TALLMANSVILLE, West Virginia (Reuters) - Two rescue teams were digging by hand on Tuesday to try to reach 13 miners trapped for more than 21 hours inside a West Virginia coal mine after an explosion.

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea demanded on Tuesday an end to a U.S. crackdown on its finances before six-country talks on dismantling its nuclear weapons can restart, but analysts said the North's muted tone suggested Pyongyang was feeling pressure.

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - A U.S. air strike killed 14 members of one family in the town of Baiji in northern Iraq, an Iraqi security force spokesman said on Tuesday.

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Relief flights were grounded for a third-straight day in northern Pakistan's earthquake zone on Tuesday and aid workers scrambled to help cold, wet survivors after two days of heavy snow and rain.

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - A U.S. air strike killed 14 members of one family in the oil refining town of Baiji in northern Iraq, an Iraqi security force spokesman said on Tuesday.

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - A U.S. air strike killed several members of one family in the oil refining town of Baiji in northern Iraq, Iraqi security forces said on Tuesday. There were conflicting official accounts of the death toll.

By Jonathan Barnes TALLMANSVILLE, West Virginia (Reuters) - Rescuers planned to deploy a robot to help in the desperate search on Tuesday for 13 miners trapped for almost 24 hours deep inside a West Virginia coal mine following an explosion.

By Jonathan Barnes TALLMANSVILLE, West Virginia (Reuters) - Rescuers planned to deploy a robot to help in the desperate search on Tuesday for 13 miners trapped for almost 24 hours deep inside a West Virginia coal mine following an explosion.

Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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