General News Archive - April 25, 2006

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pro-Taliban militants ambushed a Pakistani army convoy in the restive North Waziristan tribal region, killing seven soldiers and rebels, officials said on Tuesday.

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was likely to call a U.N. vote on Tuesday to impose sanctions on four Sudanese accused of war crimes in Darfur, despite opposition from China and Russia, a U.S. official said.

By David Morgan GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - A Saudi charged with being part of an al Qaeda bomb-making cell was set to appear on Tuesday before a U.S. military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on evidence that his military defense attorney says was obtained through torture.

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Black holes turn out to be "green." These monstrous matter-sucking drains in space are the most fuel-efficient engines in the universe, researchers said on Monday.

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers arrested a Muslim militant with links to al Qaeda suspected of a series of kidnappings and bombings since 2000 that killed Americans and Filipinos, an army spokesman said on Tuesday.

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - With Russia and China opposed to sanctions against Iran, the West wants to ratchet up pressure bit by bit in the U.N. Security Council next week to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.N. investigator probing last year's killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri traveled to Syria on Tuesday to meet Syrian officials, witnesses and security sources said.

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels on Tuesday rejected the king's decision to reinstate parliament and said his speech was a sham that failed to address the demands of mass street protests.

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's seven-party alliance called off crippling pro-democracy protests on Tuesday after King Gyanendra announced he was reinstating the dissolved parliament.

KABUL (Reuters) - An airstrike by U.S.-led forces has killed three Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said on Tuesday. The attack on Monday targeted a meeting at a suspected Taliban camp in the Lashkar Gah area of Helmand province, the military said in a statement.

Word of the Day
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.