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General News Archive - January 06, 2006

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - There was no change overnight in the condition of Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who is clinging to life on a respirator after a severe stroke, the director of Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital said on Friday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - There was no change overnight in the condition of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who is clinging to life on a respirator after a severe stroke, the director of Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital said on Friday.

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Virginia Governor Mark Warner said on Thursday he had ordered new DNA testing in the case of a man who was executed 12 years ago.

By Philip Barbara WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Details about the dignified last moments of miners trapped in a West Virginia coal mine emerged on Thursday night with the disclosure of a letter scrawled by one man as he slowly died from lack of oxygen.

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy said on Friday it was holding a U.S. sailor suspected of involvement in the killing of a Japanese woman and ordered a "period of reflection" for its personnel, in an apparent effort to minimize diplomatic fallout.

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors kept Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in an induced coma on Friday as they waited to assess the severity of brain damage from a stroke that left him clinging to life.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers were among the scores of Iraqi police recruits killed in a suicide bombing in the western city of Ramadi on Thursday, the U.S. military said in a statement on Friday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was rushed back into the operating room on Friday after undergoing a brain scan, Channel 10 television reported.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was rushed back into the operating room on Friday after undergoing a brain scan, Channel 10 television reported.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Surgeons operated on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Friday to try to stem fresh bleeding in his brain, Israel's Channel Two television reported.

Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.