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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
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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