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General News Archive - March 18, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Designer Oleg Cassini, who created gowns for former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and built a major fashion house, died on Friday, his family said. He was 92.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was delayed at a Washington-area airport on Friday for a secondary security screening, a Homeland Security Department official said. Adams had been scheduled to fly from Washington's Reagan National Airport to Buffalo, New York, for St.

By Eric Auchard and Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge denied a U.S. government request that Google Inc. be ordered to hand over a sample of keywords customers use to search the Internet, but required on Friday that the company produce some Web addresses indexed in its system.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were killed and another wounded in an attack northwest of Tikrit on March 16, the U.S. military said in a statement on Saturday.

By Steve Keating SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - While the World Baseball Classic's prestige may have been dented by the shock exit of the U.S., organizers can take heart from the surge in interest in the tournament on a global level.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency will try to recoup some of the aid fraudulently or otherwise wrongly obtained by individuals or families following hurricanes that struck last year, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oleg Cassini, who created a fashion powerhouse and helped make Jacqueline Kennedy America's most glamorous first lady, died on Friday, his family said. He was 92.

GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas on Saturday completed forming a Palestinian cabinet and will present the line-up to President Mahmoud Abbas, a Hamas spokesman said. "Hamas has ended the formation of the government.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas on Saturday completed forming a Palestinian cabinet that will put loyal members of the Islamic militant group in charge of key ministries, including interior, foreign affairs and finance, Hamas officials said.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas on Saturday completed forming a Palestinian cabinet that will put loyal members of the Islamic militant group in charge of key ministries, including interior, foreign affairs and finance, Hamas officials said.

Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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