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General News Archive - April 12, 2006

A 76-year-old Greek Orthodox monk is beaten up by villagers, his carefully tended olive trees are uprooted and his isolated West Bank monastery is defaced with graffiti depicting nuns being raped.

The Bush administration publicly asserted that two trailers captured by U.S. troops in Iraq in May 2003 were mobile "biological laboratories" even after U.S. intelligence officials had evidence that it was not true, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's Roche has filed for approval in the United States its Avastin cancer drug for treatment of the most widespread form of lung cancer, the drug-maker said on Wednesday.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran rejected on Wednesday a Russian call that it end its uranium enrichment work, saying its nuclear program could not be stopped. "Iran's nuclear activities are like a waterfall which has begun to flow.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ross-Simons, which sells specialty merchandise through retail stores and more than 60 million catalogs each year, late on Tuesday said a security breach could allow unauthorized access to its customers' confidential financial information.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran rejected on Wednesday a Russian call that it end its uranium enrichment work, saying its nuclear program could not be stopped.

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Italy faced protracted political limbo on Wednesday as Romano Prodi said he would not be able to form a new government before mid-May and a dispute over alleged voting irregularities in the general election rambled on.

Russia joined the United States on Wednesday in condemning Iran's announcement it had enriched uranium in defiance of a U.N. call to halt nuclear work that the West believes is part of a drive to build atomic bombs.

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - The ideals of the French Revolution struck a chord that has echoed for more than 200 years but when it comes to reform France is struggling to find the right key.

Faisal Aziz KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistani paramilitary troops patrolled the deserted streets of the southern city of Karachi on Wednesday to stop any fresh violence after a suicide bomb blast at a Sunni Muslim prayer meeting killed at least 57 people.

Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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