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General News Archive - February 08, 2006

Speakers seized on the presence of President Bush to attack his policies on Tuesday at the funeral of Coretta Scott King, the first lady of the U.S. civil rights movement.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea threatened to halt talks with Seoul unless it pulls out of joint U.S.-South Korean military drills which Pyongyang sees as a preparation for an invasion, its official media reported on Wednesday.

By Karen Jacobs and Tabassum Zakaria LITHONIA, Georgia (Reuters) - Speakers seized on the presence of President Bush to attack his policies on Tuesday at the funeral of Coretta Scott King, the first lady of the U.S. civil rights movement.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reversing course, the Washington, D.C., city council early on Wednesday approved a new stadium lease with Major League Baseball, capping the city's project costs at $610.8 million and easing a threat that Washington Nationals could move elsewhere.

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reversing course, the Washington, D.C., city council early on Wednesday approved a new stadium lease with Major League Baseball that caps the city's project costs at $610.8 million, easing a threat that the Washington Nationals could move elsewhere.

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghans protesting against cartoons in European newspapers depicting Islam's Prophet Mohammad clashed with police for a third day on Wednesday and several people were hurt, a provincial official said.

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis voted on Wednesday in their first elections since King Gyanendra seized power a year ago, but many followed a call by the main political parties and Maoist rebels to boycott municipal polls they have dubbed a sham.

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian gunman and wounded one of his comrades in a clash near the Gaza Strip boundary fence on Wednesday, witnesses and medics said.

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi backed away from a pledge to change the law to let women inherit the throne on Wednesday, one day after sudden news that a royal princess was pregnant revived hopes for a male heir.

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine government could sign a peace deal with Muslim rebels as early as September, Manila's chief negotiator Silvestre Afable said on Wednesday after returning from the latest round of talks in Malaysia.

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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