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General News Archive - February 21, 2006

By Bobby Ranoco and Pedro Uchi GUINSAUGON, Philippines (Reuters) - Rescue workers battled through sludge and rubble on Tuesday, buoyed by scratching noises and sounds picked up near where a packed elementary school was buried under meters of mud in a deadly Philippine landslide.

By Catherine Bremer SAN JUAN DE SABINAS, Mexico (Reuters) - Relatives held bonfire vigils in the bitterly cold night on Tuesday as rescuers fought against rising odds to save 65 Mexican miners trapped in underground chambers since a gas blast on Sunday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's displacement and migration minister survived a roadside bomb attack on her convoy on Tuesday, police and an official in her office said. An official in Suhaila Abd Jaafar's office said no one was wounded but police said three guards were injured.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iranian nuclear negotiators were poised to leave Moscow on Tuesday with no word of any progress on Moscow's proposal to enrich Iranian uranium on Russian soil, the Interfax news agency said.

SAN QUENTIN, California (Reuters) - The execution of a California man was delayed on Tuesday morning for at least an hour after defense attorneys filed a last-minute appeal with a U.S. District Court. San Quentin prison spokesman Lt. Vernell Crittendon said at 12:50 a.m.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday described talks in Moscow over a Russian compromise proposal on uranium enrichment as "positive and constructive" and said further discussions were planned.

By Oleg Shchedrov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iran faced growing international pressure over its nuclear plans on Tuesday as hopes faded of striking a deal with Russia that would ease Western suspicions that it is trying to build an atomic bomb.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Abbas will ask Hamas on Tuesday to form a new Palestinian government and to pursue his peace agenda, but the Islamist militant group said talks with the Jewish state would be a waste of time.

By Catherine Bremer SAN JUAN DE SABINAS, Mexico (Reuters) - Relatives held bonfire vigils in the bitterly cold night on Tuesday as rescuers fought against rising odds to save 65 Mexican miners trapped in underground chambers since a gas blast on Sunday.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw urged Iraqis to build a national unity government on Tuesday as sectarian violence raged more than two months after parliamentary elections.

Word of the Day
bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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