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General News Archive - April 29, 2006

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers arrested a Muslim militant, suspected of taking part in the beheading of an American tourist in 2001, during a raid on rebel hideout in the south, an army general said on Saturday.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Saturday said it was willing to resume allowing snap U.N. atomic inspections if its case were dropped by the U.N. Security Council and passed back to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

By Luke MacGregor SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) - The world's largest cruise ship docked in England on Saturday ahead of its inaugural trip -- a floating behemoth four times the size of the Titanic, with facilities never imagined at the dawn of the liner age.

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - A peace deal for Sudan's Darfur region hung in the balance on Saturday as disunited rebel movements tried to decide whether to accept or reject a proposed agreement before Sunday's deadline.

By Firouz Sedarat DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri said hundreds of suicide bombers had "broken America's back" in three years of war in Iraq, according to a video posted on the Internet on Saturday.

By Firouz Sedarat DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri said hundreds of suicide bombers had "broken America's back" in three years of war in Iraq, according to a video posted on the Internet on Saturday.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a psychopath and anti-Semite whose declarations resemble those of Adolf Hitler, Israeli acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in a newspaper interview on Saturday.

By Aarthi Sivaraman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Anton

By Noel Randewich MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Possessing marijuana, cocaine and even heroin will no longer be a crime in Mexico if they are in small amounts for personal use under new reforms passed by Congress that quickly drew U.S. criticism.

By Christian Oliver TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Saturday refused to stop uranium enrichment after a U.N. report said it had done little or nothing to prove it was not developing nuclear weapons.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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