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General News Archive - March 10, 2006

Missiles test-fired by North Korea this week are "a quantum leap forward" from its previous weapons with greater reliability and precision, the commander of the U.S. military in South Korea said.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel could target Palestinian Prime Minister-designate Ismail Haniyeh if the senior Hamas leader gets involved in militant attacks, Israel's interim leader said in remarks published on Friday.

By Mark John SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) - The European Union will study on Friday how to maintain much-needed economic aid to the Palestinians while putting pressure on a future Hamas-led government to change the militant group's stance on Israel.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Bird flu has killed its 21st human victim in Indonesia, a three-year-old child, according to tests by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an Indonesian health ministry official said on Friday.

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb struck a checkpoint manned by U.S. soldiers and Iraqi security forces in the former Sunni stronghold of Falluja on Friday , killing an unknown number of people, police said. Hospital sources said they had received the bodies of four civilians.

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide truck bomb struck a checkpoint manned by U.S. soldiers and Iraqi security forces in the former Sunni stronghold of Falluja on Friday, killing at least 11, including five police, police said.

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - A hardline Iranian cleric denounced the European Union as a U.S. puppet on Friday and the EU's foreign policy chief raised the prospect of slapping targeted sanctions on Iran over its nuclear ambitions. The U.N.

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - A hardline Iranian cleric denounced the European Union as a U.S. puppet on Friday and the EU's foreign policy chief raised the prospect of slapping targeted sanctions on Iran over its nuclear ambitions. The U.N.

ASHGABAT (Reuters) - U.S.-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty said on Friday two of its local reporters working in the authoritarian Central Asian country of Turkmenistan had been arrested and taken to unknown locations.

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide truck bomb struck a checkpoint manned by U.S. soldiers and Iraqi security forces in the former Sunni stronghold of Falluja on Friday, killing at least 11, including five police, police said. There was no immediate word from the U.S.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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