General News Archive - February 19, 2006

By Telly Nathalia and Jerry Norton JAKARTA (Reuters) - Islamic demonstrators angry at depictions of the Prophet Mohammad turned their wrath on the U.S. embassy in Jakarta on Sunday, beating on the gate with sticks and pelting the building with tomatoes, eggs and stones.

By Bobby Ranoco and Pedro Uchi GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine villagers began to bury their dead in a mass grave on Sunday as rescuers pulled only corpses from an entombed community of 1,800 crushed under metres of mud by a landslide.

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian newspapers on Sunday printed an apology by the Danish paper whose cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad have sparked deadly protests around the world.

By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European officials will make a fresh appeal to Iran on Monday to halt sensitive nuclear activities, warning its foreign minister on a rare trip to Brussels that the West is fast running out of patience.

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - The crisis over Iran's atomic agenda is deepening, but the world's nuclear watchdog chief has warned there may be no choice but to accept limited uranium enrichment by Tehran, diplomats say. For a mistrustful West, the quid pro quo would be to give U.N.

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel settled on Sunday for watered-down restrictions on the Palestinian Authority in an apparent nod to U.S. calls to avoid adding to Palestinian hardship after Hamas's election victory.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. lottery officials on Sunday were looking for the winner of a record $365 million jackpot, which they said was the largest in the world, after a single winning ticket was sold in Nebraska.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ten crew members died when two U.S. military helicopters crashed off the coast of Djibouti on Friday, the U.S. military in the Horn of Africa country said on Sunday.

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to break up a banned protest against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in Islamabad on Sunday and Denmark said its ambassador to Pakistan had returned home for security reasons.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ten out of a total of 12 crew members died when two U.S. Marine Corps helicopters crashed off the coast of Djibouti on Friday, the U.S. military in the Horn of Africa country said on Sunday. Eight of them were Marines and two were Air Force Airmen, a statement said.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.