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General News Archive - March 25, 2006

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. forces were involved in heavy fighting with Taliban guerrillas in Afghanistan on Saturday but there was no immediate word on casualties, a provincial official said.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. forces were involved in heavy fighting with Taliban guerrillas in Afghanistan on Saturday but there was no immediate word on casualties, provincial officials said.

By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus riot police took up positions at entrances to Minsk's October Square on Saturday, ahead of a rally called to denounce the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, which the opposition says was rigged.

By David Bailey CHICAGO (Reuters) - A committee for unsecured creditors in Delphi Corp.'s bankruptcy on Friday demanded General Motors Corp. documents detailing ties to its former parts unit dating back to 1997.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - One U.S. soldier was killed and one wounded on Saturday in an attack on Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said.

By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK (Reuters) - More than 1,000 protesters chanting "Shame!" and "Long live Belarus!" defied a ban and confronted police on Saturday as they tried to stage a rally in Minsk against President Alexander Lukashenko's re-election.

By Philip Pullella and Tom Heneghan VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict and 15 new cardinals he elevated to the highest ranks of the Roman Catholic Church paid tribute on Saturday to the late Pope John Paul, who died nearly a year ago, recalling his public suffering.

Afghan officials, trying to resolve a crisis over an Afghan who may face the death penalty for converting to Christianity, struggled on Saturday to satisfy conflicting international and domestic demands.

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus's opposition leader, addressing a rally protesting against the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, proclaimed on Saturday the creation of a movement to "liberate" the country.

By Louis Charbonneau KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council has too often failed to act swiftly and effectively to contain international crises and needs to be reformed, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Saturday.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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