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General News Archive - March 21, 2006

Belarussian President Alexander Lukasheneko faced a challenge to his election victory on Tuesday from international critics and protesters who camped out in the capital overnight accusing him of rigging the count.

Pakistan successfully tested a nuclear-capable cruise missile for the second time, the military said on Tuesday.

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Seven Singaporeans were charged in court for using their children's birth certificates to obtain forged passports to smuggle Chinese children into the United States, a court official said on Tuesday.

By Olena Horodetska MINSK (Reuters) - Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko faced challenges on Tuesday to his re-election from both Western governments and opposition protesters who camped overnight in the capital to press their call for a new poll.

By Bob Finkelstein TRENTON (Reuters) - New Jersey Gov.

By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters defied Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko for a third day on Tuesday, massing in the capital to protest over his re-election, denounced as flawed by Washington and independent observers.

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Tuesday it was investigating Iraqi police allegations that its soldiers shot dead a family of 11 in their home last week. The probe comes a day after a magazine published allegations that U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bush Administration, reversing course, is now planning to work with Congress to require the chemical industry to better protect its facilities from terror attacks, the Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday. U.S.

China and Russia are united in pushing for more diplomacy to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue, China said on Tuesday, a day after the two deflected Western moves to authorize U.N. Security Council threats against Iran.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Guerrillas attacked the police headquarters and courthouse in the Iraqi town of Miqdadiya on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people and releasing prisoners, police and medical staff said.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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