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General News Archive - April 22, 2006

By Grant McCool HANOI (Reuters) - Thousands of Vietnamese students climbed trees and pushed against security barricades to give Microsoft founder Bill Gates a pop star's welcome in Hanoi on Saturday.

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-monarchy activists burned tires and chanted slogans in Nepal's capital on Saturday as protests persisted despite King Gyanendra's promise to restore multi-party democracy.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Charlie Sheen was ordered on Friday to keep at least 300 feet away from his estranged wife, actress Denise Richards, and their two young daughters after Richards said in court papers he had been abusive and had threatened to kill her.

By Grant McCool HANOI (Reuters) - Thousands of Vietnamese students climbed trees and pushed against barricades to give Microsoft founder Bill Gates a pop star's welcome in Hanoi on Saturday.

By Michael Georgy and Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi leaders may break a four-month deadlock over a new prime minister on Saturday that has held up the formation of a national unity government, widely seen as vital to averting any slide into sectarian civil war.

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's seven-party alliance on Saturday rejected overtures by King Gyanendra to form a government and said anti-monarchy protests would continue.

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of anti-monarchy protesters were marching toward the center of Nepal's capital on Saturday, witnesses said, as a seven-party alliance rejected overtures by the king to form a government.

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of anti-monarchy protesters defied a curfew and were marching toward the center of Nepal's capital on Saturday as a seven-party alliance rejected overtures by the king to form a government.

By Michael Georgy and Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi leaders may break a four-month deadlock over a new prime minister on Saturday that has held up the formation of a national unity government, widely seen as vital to averting any slide into sectarian civil war.

By Michael Georgy and Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi leaders may break a four-month deadlock over a new prime minister on Saturday that has held up the formation of a national unity government, widely seen as vital to averting any slide into sectarian civil war.

Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.