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General News Archive - April 04, 2006

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Planned reparatory surgery on Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since a January 4 stroke, was postponed on Tuesday as the Israeli prime minister had a respiratory infection, his hospital said.

KABUL (Reuters) - An investigation has been launched into an Afghan battle last week in which an American and Canadian soldier were killed and five men wounded to determine if any were hit by their own side, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An American and a Briton, who said they were traveling from South America to Britain, have been detained by Russian border guards after crossing the Bering Strait, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.

By Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - French transport workers and teachers staged a one-day strike on Tuesday and thousands of students were set to take to the streets, hoping to sound the death knell for a disputed youth hire-and-fire law.

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States and China are close to an agreement on repatriating illegal Chinese migrants, the U.S. security chief said on Tuesday at the end of a visit that also focused on aviation and ports security. U.S.

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - French transport workers and teachers staged new strikes on Tuesday and students across the country prepared to take to the streets for a protest they hope will sound the death knell for a youth hire-and-fire law.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who hopes to set a border unilaterally with the Palestinians, plans to announce talks for a joint government with the leftist Labor Party, a political source said on Tuesday.

By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan acquitted of murder in the al Qaeda-linked suicide bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel in 2002 was found guilty on Tuesday of illegal possession of arms police suspect were to be used in an attack on aircraft.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said on Tuesday he expected Saddam Hussein to stand trial for all cases filed against him before the court reaches a verdict.

By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan acquitted of murder in the al Qaeda-linked suicide bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel in 2002 was jailed on Tuesday for illegal possession of arms police suspect were to be used in an attack on aircraft.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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