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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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