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General News Archive - January 08, 2006

By Corinne Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors treating Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon were due on Sunday to make a decision on when to try to bring him out of a medically induced coma and assess the extent of brain damage from a severe stroke.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Canceled visits to Australia by U.S. Secretary of State Condolezza Rice and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso would not affect six-nation climate talks set for this week, a foreign affairs spokeswoman said on Sunday.

By Corinne Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors treating Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon decided on Sunday to carry out another brain scan before determining when to begin rousing him from a medically induced coma and assess damage caused by a stroke.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it was preparing to remove U.N. seals at some nuclear research and development sites, despite strong Western opposition to its decision to resume atomic research halted over two years ago.

By Tova Cohen JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors treating Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon decided on Sunday to carry out another brain scan before determining when to begin rousing him from a medically induced coma and assess damage caused by a stroke.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. troops launched a pre-dawn raid on Sunday on the headquarters of the influential Sunni Arab Muslim Clerics' Association, which opposes the U.S. occupation, and detained five people, the association said. U.S.

By Heba Kandil MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Over two million Muslims began streaming out of Mecca on Sunday, the first day of a haj pilgrimage already marred by the deaths of 76 people in the collapse of a pilgrim hostel.

By Crispian Balmer VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict performed the first baptisms of his pontificate on Sunday, using the occasion to launch an impassioned denunciation of irresponsible sex and a "culture of death" that he said pervaded the modern world.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three U.S. Marines were killed in three separate attacks in the Iraqi city of Falluja on Sunday, the U.S. military said in a statement. All three were killed by small arms fire while conducting combat operations, the statement said.

By Tova Cohen JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors plan to begin rousing Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon from a medically induced coma on Monday and start assessing damage caused by a massive stroke, a hospital spokesman said on Sunday.