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General News Archive - April 30, 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Kenneth Galbraith, an influential liberal economist and author of "The Affluent Society," has died at age 97, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California Democrats picked state Treasurer Phil Angelides on Saturday to challenge Republican Gov.

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Veteran Nepali politician Girija Prasad Koirala was sworn in as prime minister of the Himalayan nation on Sunday, days after King Gyanendra bowed to pro-democracy protesters and returned power to political parties.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has released a key aide to disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan after holding him for more than two years in a probe into a nuclear blackmarket scandal, the military said on Sunday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces killed more than 20 foreign insurgents, several of them wearing suicide vests, during raids south of Baghdad in the past few weeks, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Peace talks on Sudan's Darfur region entered what was supposed to be their final day on Sunday with the warring parties hurrying to obtain more than what was offered in a settlement drafted by African Union (AU) mediators.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Sunday said it would be willing to discuss Moscow's proposal to move uranium enrichment to Russia if the U.N. Security Council were to send its case back to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Peace talks on Sudan's Darfur region entered what was supposed to be their final day on Sunday with the warring parties hurrying to obtain more than what was offered in a settlement drafted by African Union (AU) mediators.

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - British P

ABUJA (Reuters) - The Sudanese government accepted the African Union's proposal for peace in Darfur on Sunday, a government statement said. "The government ...

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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