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General News Archive - March 11, 2006

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India circumvents other countries' export controls and leaks sensitive technology in procuring materials for its nuclear programs, according to a report by former U.N. weapons inspector David Albright.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani security forces backed by helicopter gunships attacked a hideout of Islamist militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border, killing up to 30 guerillas, the military said on Saturday.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The United States and its Asia-Pacific allies must work with China to ensure that its economic and military rise does not become a "negative force," U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Claude Allen, President George W. Bush's former top domestic policy adviser, was arrested this week in Maryland for allegedly swindling two stores out of more than $5,000, the Washington Post reported on Saturday, quoting Montgomery County police.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has postponed minister-level talks with Seoul citing a major joint exercise by U.S. and South Korean troops scheduled later this month, South Korea's Yonhap News reported on Saturday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - American hostage Tom Fox, whose body was found dumped beside a railway line in western Baghdad, was tortured before being shot dead, Iraqi police said on Saturday. "His hands were tied behind him and he had gunshot wounds.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a senior editor from Iraqi state television, shooting him dead in his car as he was being driven to work on Saturday in Baghdad, police and the channel said. He was the second Iraqi television journalist to be killed in a week.

By Faris al-Mehdawi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - American hostage Tom Fox was tortured before being shot dead and dumped beside a railway line in Baghdad, Iraqi police said on Saturday. "His hands were tied behind him and he had gunshot wounds. There were signs of torture," a police source told Reuters.

By Ed Harris ASMARA (Reuters) - Eritrea accused Washington on Saturday of hypocrisy over the release of the annual U.S. human rights report, saying in the wake of prison abuse scandals it had no moral grounds to criticize other nations.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has postponed minister level talks with Seoul citing a major joint exercise by U.S. and South Korean troops scheduled later this month, the South Korean unification ministry said on Saturday.

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