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General News Archive - February 05, 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly all of the thousands of Americans subjected to a domestic surveillance program authorized by President George W. Bush have been dismissed as potential suspects, the Washington Post said on Sunday.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood's screenwriters gave their two top film awards to race drama "Crash" and gay romance "Brokeback Mountain" on Saturday, setting up a showdown between the two message movies for the best movie Oscar.

Defiant Iran vowed to end snap U.N. nuclear checks on Sunday, a day after the U.N. atomic watchdog voted to report the Islamic Republic to the Security Council over concerns about its nuclear program.

An officer from the Egyptian ferry which sank in the Red Sea said on Sunday the car deck had flooded as crew battled a fire.

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas at a crowd of about 20,000 marching toward the Danish embassy on Sunday to protest against the publication by European newspapers of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - Angry Lebanese demonstrators torched the Danish consulate in Beirut on Sunday, further escalating a violent turn in protests over the publication by European newspapers of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - A defiant Iran on Sunday ended snap U.N. checks of its nuclear sites and said it was resuming uranium enrichment, a day after being reported to the Security Council over concerns it is building nuclear weapons.

By Megan Goldin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed to death a woman and wounded five other passengers on a minibus in Israel on Sunday hours after an Israeli helicopter gunship killed three militants in the Gaza Strip.

By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - Angry demonstrators set the Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze on Sunday and the violent turn in protests over publication of cartoons of Prophet Mohammad drew condemnation from European capitals and moderate Muslims.

Rife with fear of an explosion of violence, Haiti will vote on a new president on Tuesday to replace its last elected leader, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, ousted two years ago in a bloody rebellion.

Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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