General News Archive - February 06, 2006

By Steve Keating DETROIT (Reuters) - Big plays from Willie Parker and Hines Ward put a shine on a lackluster performance that was still strong enough for the Pittsburgh Steelers to beat the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in Super Bowl XL on Sunday.

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian newspaper editor has quit after he embarrassed his Muslim boss by reprinting controversial Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a bid to illustrate a story about worldwide fury over the caricatures.

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine official investigating a deadly stampede for a popular television game show said on Monday there appeared to be poor coordination among security personnel and no contingency plan to deal with the disaster.

JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Indonesia has arrested Singapore's most wanted man, believed to have planned bomb and plane-crash attacks on the city-state's Changi airport, and handed him to Singapore, a Jakarta official said on Monday. The alleged plots were never carried out.

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will propose shrinking an array of domestic programs and cut billions from the Medicare health program when he sends Congress a $2.7 trillion budget on Monday.

SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptians awaiting news of relatives who were aboard an Egyptian ferry which sank in the Red Sea last week set fire on Monday to the office of the firm which owned the boat, witnesses said.

PARIS (Reuters) - The international community is not seeking a confrontation with Iran over its nuclear programme, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said on Monday, noting that talks with Tehran were still possible. Iran on Sunday ended snap U.N.

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Monday Israel has no intention of weakening Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and hopes it can cooperate with the moderate leader despite Hamas's election win.

SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Angry Egyptians awaiting news of relatives who were aboard a ferry which sank in the Red Sea last week ransacked the office of the vessel's owners on Monday and set fire to the furniture, witnesses said.

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe is probing a secret meeting between opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and a U.S.-funded organization it says is linked to the CIA, the official Herald newspaper said on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]