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General News Archive - March 26, 2006

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - Outsiders will get a rare glimpse of secretive Myanmar's new capital on Monday, a fortified compound deep in the jungle analysts say signals a further retreat into isolation.

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, sketching a post-election strategy, said on Sunday he would hold talks with the United States and other countries before any unilateral pullback in the West Bank.

By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's defense minister, seeking support for a plan to reorganize U.S. troops in the country, met local officials again on Sunday as a local daily said Tokyo had given up hope of finalizing a deal by an end-March deadline.

MANAMA (Reuters) - A United States Navy destroyer collided with a merchant vessel off Iraq's coast in the Gulf, injuring four people, the Navy Fifth Fleet said on Sunday. It said two U.S.

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - An Afghan man who faces a possible death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity has told an Italian newspaper he is ready to die for his new faith. "I don't want to die.

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Sunday it did not expect Lebanon to disarm Hibzollah guerillas by force but hoped they would join the Lebanese army.

LONDON (Reuters) - Christian peace campaigner Norman Kember went to a service of thanksgiving at his local church in London on Sunday, attending for the first time since he was freed from kidnappers in Iraq earlier in the week.

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan judge presiding over the case of a man who could face the death penalty for converting to Christianity said on Sunday the case against him had flaws and had been referred back to prosecutors.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - The judge presiding over the case of an Afghan man who could face the death penalty for converting to Christianity said on Sunday the case against him had flaws and had been referred back to prosecutors.

By Shamal Aqrawi ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A Kurdish writer was sentenced to 1-1/2 years in prison on Sunday for defaming Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani, in a case that has raised questions about the freedom of the press in postwar Iraq.

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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