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General News Archive - March 31, 2006

A strong earthquake hit west Iran on Friday morning, killing at least 15 people and heavily damaging villages in the area, Iranian state media reported.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House counsel John Dean, who helped push President Richard Nixon from office during the Watergate scandal three decades ago, heads to Capitol Hill on Friday to back an uphill attempt to censure President George W. Bush.

MANAMA (Reuters) - At least 57 people have drowned after a tourist boat carrying more than 130 people on a dinner cruise sank off Bahrain on Thursday, a coastguard official said on Friday. Rescue operations were still underway to search for survivors.

By Corinne Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli w

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac addresses the nation on Friday and is expected to back a youth job law that has driven millions to protest, rather than drop it and risk losing his prime minister.

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - A strong earthquake hit a remote part of western Iran on Friday, killing about 50 people and devastating villages, a senior provincial official said.

By Hala Alsalman MANAMA (Reuters) - At least 57 people drowned and 13 were missing after a tourist boat taking passengers on a dinner cruise capsized off Bahrain, officials said on Friday.

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - A strong earthquake hit a remote part of western Iran on Friday, killing about 50 people and devastating villages, a senior provincial official said.

(Deletes ElBaradei paraphrase) By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - The world's major powers told Iran on Thursday it must heed a U.N. call to curb its nuclear program or face isolation, but Tehran refused to budge. Britain said Iran could eventually face U.N.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - The Islamist group Hamas defended on Friday a suicide bombing that killed four Israelis as "resistance" against Israeli "crimes," putting it at odds with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who condemned the attack.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.