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General News Archive - February 28, 2006

As Mardi Gras floats packed with bead-throwing revelers inched along New Orleans streets, Darrel Jackson spent his time much as he has since Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters subsided -- gutting neighbors' homes in the devastated Lower Ninth Ward.

President George W. Bush's job rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34 percent, amid strong opposition to the Dubai Ports World deal and increasing pessimism over the war in Iraq, according to a CBS News poll released on Monday.

A bomb badly damaged the tomb of Saddam Hussein's father at dawn on Tuesday, hours before the ousted leader was due back in court for the first time since a week of sectarian violence pitched Iraq toward civil war.

Hundreds of native Papuans are demonstrating to demand the closure of a huge mine in Indonesia's Papua province run by the U.S. company Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc, police and witnesses said on Tuesday.

KABUL (Reuters) - One of two Nepali security men kidnapped in Afghanistan has died of illness during more two weeks in captivity but the other has been found safe, a government official said on Tuesday.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Iran has agreed to provide a Hamas-led Palestinian Authority with enough money to make up for any cuts in foreign aid, a senior Hamas official said on Tuesday.

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By Salem al-Oreibi and Ali Jassim BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb blasted Saddam Hussein's father's tomb and three rocked Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 14, as the ousted leader was due back in court for the first time since days of sectarian violence pitched Iraq toward civil war.

By Salem al-Oreibi and Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs killed at least 32 people in Baghdad and wrecked the tomb of Saddam Hussein's father on Tuesday as the ousted leader was in court for the first time since days of sectarian violence pitched Iraq toward civil war.

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Tuesday that Tehran will not give up its nuclear program, but that ongoing talks with Russia to jointly enrich uranium would ease international concerns over its nuclear ambitions.

Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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