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General News Archive - March 19, 2006

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Six people, including three policeman and two paramilitary troops, were killed in an explosion in a police vehicle in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, police and witnesses said.

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb blew up a police vehicle in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing six people, including three policeman and two paramilitary troops, police said. "It was a remote-controlled bomb," Daar Ali Khattak, District Police Officer, told reporters.

DULUIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. troops killed nine people, including a family, after their patrol was ambushed in an Iraqi town early on Sunday, Iraqi police said. Police said three of the victims were a man and a woman and their 13-year-old son who were shot dead when U.S.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President Jalal Talabani supports a call by a Shi'ite leader for Iran and the United States to hold talks to resolve their differences over Iraq and ways of stabilizing it, his office said on Sunday.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - The Islamist militant group Hamas will present its cabinet to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday, facing the prospect of governing alone after moderate factions refused to join a coalition.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Labrador retriever who saved a man from drowning in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina received a standing ovation on Saturday night at an awards dinner attended by leading animal rights supporters.

Irfan Mughal DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb blew up a police vehicle in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing seven people, including three policeman and three paramilitary troops, police said.

DULUIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. troops killed nine people, including a family, after their patrol was ambushed in an Iraqi town early on Sunday, Iraqi police said. Police said three of the victims were a man and a woman and their 13-year-old son who were shot dead when U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaving Iraq now would be like handing postwar Germany back to the Nazis, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in a column published on Sunday, the third anniversary of the start of the Iraq war.

DULUIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. troops killed eight people, including a family, after their patrol was ambushed in an Iraqi town early on Sunday, Iraqi police said. Police said three of the victims were a 13-year-old boy and his parents who were shot dead when U.S.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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