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General News Archive - April 06, 2006

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) -

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have captured the prime suspect in the kidnapping of Italian journalist Guiliana Sgrena, the U.S.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have captured the prime suspect in the kidnapping of Italian journalist Guiliana Sgrena, the U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. environmental regulators are conducting a criminal investigation into BP Plc's management of pipelines in Alaska's North Slope, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federated Department Stores Inc. is expected to announce on Thursday that its Macy's division will launch an exclusive Martha Stewart line of home furnishings, the Wall Street Journal reported.

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded near a sacred Shi'ite shrine in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Thursday and casualties were feared, witnesses and Shi'ite officials said. A Reuters witness said he saw 10 bodies at the scene.

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded near a sacred Shi'ite shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on Thursday, killing at least five people, police said.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli security forces took into custody a member of the new Hamas-led Palestinian cabinet on Thursday at a roadblock on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Hamas sources said.

CAGLIARI, Sardinia (Reuters) - Italy has thwarted a planned terror attack, Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu was quoted as saying on Thursday during a campaign rally ahead of the April 9-10 general election. "Now I can say it.

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded near a sacred Shi'ite shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on Thursday, killing at least 15 people, police said.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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