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General News Archive - April 18, 2006

By Luke Pachymuthu SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil climbed to within 10 cents of a record high on Tuesday, extending gains above $70 a barrel as fears grew of possible military action against Iran and a major Nigerian supply outage dragged into a third month. U.S.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said during an armed forces parade on Tuesday that any aggressor would regret attacking the Islamic Republic, which is embroiled in a nuclear dispute with the West.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said during an armed forces parade on Tuesday that any aggressor would regret attacking the Islamic Republic, which is embroiled in a nuclear dispute with the West.

By Luke Pachymuthu SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil climbed to within 10 cents of a record high on Tuesday, extending gains above $70 a barrel as fears grew of possible military action against Iran and a major Nigerian supply outage dragged into a third month. U.S.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday weighed launching a first Israeli offensive against the new Hamas-led Palestinian government after a suicide bomber killed nine people in Tel Aviv.

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said during an armed forces parade on Tuesday that any aggressor would regret attacking the Islamic Republic, which is embroiled in a nuclear dispute with the West.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert convened top advisers on Tuesday to decide on a possible military strike on the new Hamas-led Palestinian Authority after a suicide bomber killed nine people in Tel Aviv.

By Janet McBride LONDON (Reuters) - Oil surged to a record high above $72 on Tuesday on concern that Iran's nuclear stand-off with the West could cut oil exports from the world's fourth-largest crude exporter.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's interim government decided on Tuesday to hold the Palestinian Authority responsible for a Tel Aviv suicide bombing, but not to authorize military action against the Hamas government, a political source said.

By Kamal Sadat KHOST, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S.-led troops in southeastern Afghanistan wounded a new born baby girl, her mother, a five-year-old boy and three other Afghans, when they opened fire on cars that had ignored instructions to stop, police and residents said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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