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
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.