General News Archive - April 19, 2006

GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas denied on Wednesday accusations by Jordan that the Islamic militant group had stored weapons on its territory and said it regretted Amman's cancellation of a visit by the Palestinian foreign minister.

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singaporean Muslim man with 10 wives and 64 children was sentenced to 32 years in jail and a caning for raping five of his under-age daughters, court documents showed.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police conducted an all-night rescue operation on Wednesday for scores of passengers stranded for hours on two commuter tramcars stalled high above the city.

Please read in fourth paragraph ... Washington believes Iran is trying to build bombs ... instead of ... Washington believes Iraq ...

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ten months after her whirlwind engagement to movie star Tom Cruise, actress Katie Holmes gave birth on Tuesday to the couple's first child, a girl they named Suri, their spokesman said.

By Luke Pachymuthu SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil eased on Wednesday but kept sight of its record high above $71 a barrel as dealers feared Iran's intensifying row with the West over its nuclear aims may cut supplies from the world's fourth-largest exporter. U.S.

LONDON (Reuters) - International safeguards for refugees are under threat from tighter asylum restrictions, growing intolerance and terrorism fears, a U.N. agency said on Wednesday. "Core elements of refugee status ... are being questioned.

SANAA (Reuters) - A Yemeni court jailed 14 Yemeni Islamists on Wednesday for planning to kidnap Americans to negotiate the release of prisoners.

By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it would not be rushed into agreeing action against Iran over its nuclear program after international talks in Moscow frustrated U.S. efforts to win wide backing for sanctions.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police on Wednesday rescued all 68 riders who had been stranded for hours on two commuter tramcars stalled high above the city, authorities said.

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