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General News Archive - March 13, 2006

By Steve Keating ANAHEIM (Reuters) - The inaugural World Baseball Classic was shrouded in controversy on Sunday when an umpire's ruling denied Japan a crucial run in their 4-3 loss to the U.S.

SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has ordered the execution of four foreigners -- described as three Albanians and a German -- kidnapped in southern Afghanistan, a Taliban spokesman said.

By Nicola Leske THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Slobodan Milosevic's body will be released to his family on Monday, while experts try to establish whether his death from a heart attack months before a verdict in his war crimes trial was due to natural causes.

KAMPALA (Reuters) - A U.S. evangelist charged with terrorism in Uganda after detectives found assault rifles in his bedroom days before last month's election was remanded in custody by a magistrate court on Monday.

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Tests on Slobodan Milosevic's blood taken before he was found dead on Saturday showed traces of a medicine that negated the effect of high blood pressure drugs, a Dutch toxicologist said on Monday.

Iraq's president pressed political parties on Monday to move faster to form a coalition government after deadly car bombings he said were aimed at inflaming sectarian tensions and triggering civil war.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Bush administration intends to curtail contacts with President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction if it joins a Hamas-led government, Western diplomatic sources said on Monday.

By Nicola Leske THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Blood tests showed Slobodan Milosevic took drugs to worsen his health and bolster his case for treatment in Russia, a Dutch medical expert said on Monday.

U.S. forces captured 11 insurgents believed responsible for a roadside bomb that killed four U.S. troops, the U.S. military said on Monday.

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ellen Martin stood up before a class at The Actors Institute, recounted a difficult encounter at work and began to cry.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.