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General News Archive - April 16, 2006

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A man in the Oklahoma town of Purcell has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the 10-year-old daughter of his neighbor and planning to eat her body, police said on Saturday.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel could release a jailed Palestinian uprising leader if Washington grants clemency to Jonathan Pollard, a U.S. Navy analyst convicted of spying for the Jewish state, Israel's Army Radio said on Sunday.

By Mirwais Afghan KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan forces scoured several southern villages on Sunday, hunting for Taliban after one of the heaviest recent battles with the guerrillas, a provincial governor said.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel could release jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouthi if Washington grants clemency to a U.S. Navy analyst convicted of spying for the Jewish state in the 1980s, Israel's Army Radio said on Sunday.

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - New satellite imagery indicate Iran has expanded its uranium conversion site at Isfahan and reinforced its Natanz underground uranium enrichment plant against possible military strikes, a U.S. think tank said.

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, in his first Easter message, called on Sunday for an "honorable solution" to the nuclear standoff with Iran, a truly independent Palestinian state, and global cooperation to combat terrorism.

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, in his first Easter message, called on Sunday for an "honorable solution" to the nuclear standoff with Iran, a truly independent Palestinian state, and global cooperation to combat terrorism.

ROME (Reuters) - A U.S.-flagged yacht with three people aboard was attacked by pirates wielding rocket launchers off the coast of Yemen, the Italian Coastguard said on Sunday after an Italian freight ship reported a distress call. "Around 9.45 a.m.

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, in his first Easter message, called on Sunday for an "honorable solution" to the nuclear standoff with Iran, a truly independent Palestinian state, and global cooperation to combat terrorism.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded near a market in a town south of Baghdad on Sunday and police said many people were feared dead. The blast occurred in a busy street in the town of Mahmudiya.