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General News Archive - March 12, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A series of blasts rocked Baghdad on Sunday morning, killing at least two people and wounding 11, after a night of violence in the capital in which a major hospital reported 20 people killed in separate incidents.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Tehran will not use its abundant oil exports as a political tool, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Sunday, cooling fears Iran could rein in exports in a dispute over its atomic work.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A series of blasts rocked Baghdad on Sunday morning, killing at least 10 people, after a night of violence in the capital in which a major hospital reported 20 people killed in separate incidents.

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's first case of bird flu has been detected in the West African country's Far North province, the government said on Sunday.

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States is in discussions about how to send terrorism suspects held in Guantanamo Bay back to their home countries and close the detention camp, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday.

ROME (Reuters) - Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav president, may have committed suicide, the chief prosecutor in his war crimes trial suggested in comments published on Sunday. Carla Del Ponte said the approach of sentencing could have been a reason for Milosevic to take his life.

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Chief U.N. war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte said on Sunday she could not rule out that Slobodan Milosevic might have committed suicide but said she wanted to wait for the results of an autopsy.

By Mussab al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's trial resumed on Sunday with a fellow defendant taking the stand to deny any involvement in the killing of 148 Shi'ites in the 1980s. Ahead of the trial, a series of mortar blasts and roadside bombings rocked Baghdad, killing 10 people.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador in Baghdad denied on Sunday seeking Iran's help to calm violence in Iraq. Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said journalists in Tehran had been shown a letter by a senior Iranian intelligence agent that was purportedly from U.S.

ASADABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers were killed on Sunday when a roadside bomb hit their vehicle in Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar, the provincial governor said.