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General News Archive - January 05, 2006

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is in critical condition after a brain hemorrhage and surgery to stop the bleeding was likely to take several more hours, a doctor said on Thursday, six hours into the operation. "We expect the surgery will take several more hours.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was in critical condition after a brain hemorrhage on Thursday, setting the stage for political turmoil in Israel and knocking any hopes for peace talks with the Palestinians.

Iran has been combing Europe and ex-Soviet states for materials and expertise of potential use in making atom bombs, says a leaked intelligence report casting doubt on diplomacy to ease a crisis over Tehran's nuclear drive.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A second Turkish child from the same family has died from bird flu at a hospital in eastern Turkey where she was being treated, the CNN Turk news channel said on Thursday.

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Malaysia reopened with additional security on Thursday after a six-day closure on fears that the mission was under surveillance. The sprawling mission in Kuala Lumpur's embassy row was shut just before noon on Friday due to what U.S.

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A second Turkish child from the same family died from bird flu on Thursday, officials and doctors said, in the first human cases of the disease outside China and Southeast Asia.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Surgeons stopped the bleeding in Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's brain after a lengthy operation on Thursday and his vital signs are stable, but he is still in critical condition, a hospital spokesman said.

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. sailor is a possible suspect in the death of a Japanese woman, which police are investigating as a murder, a U.S. Navy spokesman said on Thursday. Japan's Kyodo news agency reported that a U.S.

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a bomb blast in the southern Iraqi city of Kerbala on Thursday has risen to 49, with 68 injured, police said. They said a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt on a crowded street near one of the city's main Shi'ite shrines.

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. sailor is a possible suspect in the death of a Japanese woman, which police are investigating as a murder, a U.S. Navy spokesman said on Thursday. Japan's Kyodo news agency reported that a U.S.

Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.