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General News Archive - February 09, 2006

American and British diplomats held talks this week on ways to promote democracy in Iran amid concern that Tehran is skillfully exploiting a row over it's nuclear ambitions to fan anti-Western hostility, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinian gunmen who attacked a border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel in a pre-dawn raid on Thursday, the Israeli army and a militant group spokesman said.

Iraq needs $20 billion in foreign investment to triple oil output over the next decade, Iraqi officials hoping to draw money into their war-torn country told executives in the U.S. energy capital on Wednesday.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An explosion hit a procession of Shi'ite Muslims in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, causing some casualties, police said.

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - A U.N. court set up to try the alleged masterminds of the 1994 Rwanda genocide has rejected a prosecutor's bid for a re-trial of two former senior government officials cleared two years ago.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An explosion hit a procession of Shi'ite Muslims in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least four people, police said.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An explosion hit a procession of Shi'ite Muslims in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least four people, police said.

A Justice Department lawyer warned the judge of a secret U.S. court twice in the past four years that information from President George W. Bush's domestic spying program may have been used to obtain wiretap warrants from the court, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

By Ek Madra PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United Nations and Cambodia said on Thursday the genocide trial of Pol Pot's top surviving Khmer Rouge henchmen, who are blamed for the deaths of 1.7 million people, should begin in earnest next year.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it welcomed nuclear talks between Iran and Russia planned for next week to defuse a crisis over Tehran's atomic program.

Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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