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General News Archive - March 28, 2006

Israelis began voting in an election on Tuesday that interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has called a referendum on his plan to uproot remote settlements in the West Bank if peacemaking with the Palestinians stays frozen.

Four years after the September 11 attacks, investigators were able to easily enter the United States with enough radioactive material to make two so-called dirty bombs, according to a report on a government undercover investigation obtained on Monday.

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday hears a challenge by Osama bin Laden's former driver to President Bush's power to set up military tribunals in his war on terrorism.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan Christian convert who faced a possible death sentence for denying Islam has been freed after a chorus of Western pleas that his religious freedom be respected, the Afghan justice minister said on Tuesday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Two people were killed in a blast in southern Israel close to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Israeli emergency services said. The emergency services said they believed the explosion was caused by a rocket fired from Gaza.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Two people were killed in a blast in southern Israel close to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Israeli emergency services said. The emergency services said they believed the explosion was caused by a rocket fired from Gaza.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four years after the September 11 attacks, investigators were able to easily enter the United States with enough radioactive material to make two so-called dirty bombs, according to a report on a government undercover investigation obtained on Monday.

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The gunman who shot and killed six young people before committing suicide arrived at the weekend house party with an arsenal of weapons and uttered "there's plenty for everyone" during the murderous rampage, Seattle police said on Monday.

By Dean Yates JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israelis voted on Tuesday in an election seen as a referendum on uprooting some West Bank settlements while enlarging others to impose Israel's final borders if peacemaking with the Palestinians stays frozen.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan Christian convert who faced a possible death sentence for denying Islam has been freed after a chorus of Western pleas that his religious freedom be respected, the Afghan justice minister said on Tuesday.

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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
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