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General News Archive - March 05, 2006

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Interim Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert plans a unilateral withdrawal from some settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins this month's general election, Israeli media reported on Sunday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A construction worker died in a smokestack fire at a West Virginia power plant on Saturday and three others were plucked by helicopter from the structure while it still burned, authorities said.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A construction worker died in a smokestack fire at a West Virginia power plant on Saturday and three others were plucked by helicopter from the 900-foot (275 meter) structure while it still burned, authorities said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Media reports that America and Britain plan to pull all their troops out of Iraq by the spring of 2007 are "completely false," the U.S. military in Iraq said on Sunday, reiterating there is no timetable for withdrawal.

GAZA (Reuters) - Gunmen briefly took over a Palestinian government building in Gaza on Sunday, firing into the air and demanding their salaries be paid.

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military in Iraq said on Sunday media reports that America and Britain planned to pull all troops out of Iraq by spring 2007 were "completely false," reiterating that there was no timetable for withdrawal.

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Allegations about the role of German spies in Iraq appear set this week to trigger an inquiry that could embarrass the intelligence services and hamper Berlin's efforts to improve relations with Washington.

LAGOS (Reuters) - Militants from Nigeria's southern delta said on Sunday they aimed to cut oil exports by another 1 million barrels a day this month to press home their campaign for more local control of the delta's oil wealth.

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of the world's Anglicans branded the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay an "extraordinary legal anomaly" on Sunday and said it set a dangerous precedent for dictators around the world.

RIYADH (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac on a trip to Saudi Arabia preached on Sunday greater tolerance and respect after the publication of satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad a month ago whipped up protests around the world.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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