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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
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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