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General News Archive - April 15, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. government officials al

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Forty-one Taliban fighters and six Afghan policemen were killed in a fierce battle in southern Afghanistan, a provincial governor said on Saturday.

By Bernie Woodall LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Baseball superstar Barry Bonds was jeered on Friday night in his first game after news broke that a federal grand jury is considering perjury charges against him.

By Mirwais Afghan KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Forty-one Taliban fighters and six Afghan policemen were killed in a fierce battle in southern Afghanistan, a provincial governor said on Saturday.

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday it had promised emergency aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority which warns it faces economic collapse after direct funding was cut off by the United States and the European Union.

By Mirwais Afghan KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan forces and coalition helicopter gunships attacked a suspected Taliban hideout in southern Afghanistan, triggering a fierce battle that killed 41 militants, a provincial governor said on Saturday.

By Vera Kalian MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday it had promised emergency aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority, breaking with fellow mediators the EU and Washington which have stopped funding to try to force Hamas to recognize Israel.

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than

BERLIN (Reuters) - A cat saved the life of a newborn baby abandoned on the doorstep of a Cologne house in the middle of the night by meowing loudly until someone woke up, a police spokesman said on Saturday. "The cat is a hero," Cologne police spokesman Uwe Beier said.

Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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