General News Archive - February 26, 2006

Republicans were in talks on Saturday about reopening the government review of an Arab state-owned company's purchase of terminals at key U.S. ports in a bid to fend off critics who say the deal could harm national security.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi capital remained quiet on Sunday, the beginning of the work week, with a traffic ban extended until Monday to reduce the threat of further violence.

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Tribal militants fired two rockets at the home of a minister in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province on Sunday, killing one man and wounding seven others, police said.

KABUL (Reuters) - Up to 30 people were wounded during a riot by prisoners, including Taliban members, at a notorious jail in the Afghan capital, officials said on Sunday.

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shouting slogans and waving banners, more than 1,000 Muslims in Hong Kong mounted a protest on Sunday to denounce cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car exploded in a large bus station south of Baghdad on Sunday and dozens were feared killed or wounded, police said. They said the car bomb blew up in the crowded station in Hilla, part of a cluster of towns south of the capital where insurgents are active.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities detained 19 Islamists in the eastern city of Lahore after they vowed to defy a ban on rallies over cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad, police said on Sunday.

HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - A minibus exploded in a large bus station south of Baghdad on Sunday killing at least four people and wounding six, police said.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Three al Qaeda inmates who were part of a group that tunnelled out of a Yemeni jail this month have given themselves up to the authorities, President Ali Abdullah Saleh said in remarks published on Sunday.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Fourteen people were killed on Sunday when a bus hit by a falling rock, triggered by a landslide, plunged off a road in an earthquake-devastated region in Pakistan, police said.

Word of the Day
  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
The word 'sipe' comes from Old English and is related to 'seep'.