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General News Archive - February 07, 2006

A key prosecution witness testifying against his once-powerful bosses at Enron Corp. broke down in tears on Monday after a defense lawyer accused him of lying to try to protect himself and questioned him about his children.

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed a local commander of Islamic Jihad in the West Bank town of Nablus on Tuesday, a Palestinian security source said, a day after Israel killed two other militants in an air strike in Gaza.

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed a local commander of Islamic Jihad in the West Bank town of Nablus on Tuesday, a Palestinian security source said, a day after Israel killed two other militants in an air strike in Gaza.

By Jalil Hamid KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Muslim rebels and the Philippine government are close to a deal on land claims, the key to ending a 40-year insurgency that has cost more than 120,000 lives, the facilitator of the talks said on Tuesday.

KANDAHAR (Reuters) - A blast occurred outside the police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday, causing several casualties, a resident of the southern city said.

By Adam Tanner CARSON CITY, Nevada (Reuters) - Democrat Jack Carter, 58, the son of former President Jimmy Carter formally announced a run for the U.S. Senate on Monday in his first bid for elected office.

(Updates with comment from police and witness, adds background) KANDAHAR (Reuters) - Several people were killed and injured by a blast outside the police headquarters in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said.

By Atef Sa'ad NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed a local commander of Islamic Jihad in the West Bank and bombed a bridge in Gaza on Tuesday in escalating raids against Palestinian militants, security sources said.

By Kieran Murray PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - Haitians vote for a president and a new chance at democracy on Tuesday although many fear rival armed gangs could wreck the election.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A blast outside the police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday killed 12 people and wounded 14, doctors and a government spokesman said.

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bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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