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General News Archive - March 14, 2006

It didn't take long for the wave of sectarian hatred that washed over Iraq last month to hit the Baghdad home of the Samarrai family -- just a few hours, in fact, before black-clad militiamen came calling.

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and France on Tuesday move the Iran crisis to the full U.N. Security Council after failing to get support from Russia and China for proposals to rein in Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

The United States, Britain and France on Tuesday will move the Iran crisis to the full U.N. Security Council after failing to get support from Russia and China for proposals to rein in Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

Serbia said it will not allow former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic to be buried in Belgrade, Milosevic's son told Reuters on Tuesday before flying to The Netherlands to collect his father's body.

By Nicola Leske THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Serbia said it will not allow former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic to be buried in Belgrade, Milosevic's son told Reuters on Tuesday before flying to The Netherlands to collect his father's body.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday she was confident the U.N. Security Council would agree on a "very strong message" to send to Iran over its suspected nuclear weapons program.

By Nick Olivari BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of 15 strangled men were found in west Baghdad on Tuesday as Iraqi leaders, under heavy pressure from Washington, began intensive talks to form a national unity government.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian prisoner was killed in clashes on Tuesday when Israeli forces besieged a jail in the West Bank holding a leading militant, a Palestinian security source said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An American described as a security contractor has been arrested by police in a northern Iraqi town with weapons in his car, said a provincial official.

By Alexandra Hudson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Slobodan Milosevic's son arrived in the Netherlands on Tuesday to collect his father's body but it was unclear whether he would take the former Yugoslav president for burial in Moscow or Belgrade.

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