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General News Archive - April 08, 2006

TOKYO (Reuters) - The governor of Japan's southern island of Okinawa on Saturday rejected a compromise plan to relocate a US Marine base, raising a fresh hurdle to wrapping up an overall deal on reorganizing US military forces in Japan.

By Jack Kim TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea's top negotiator to stalled six-way talks on Pyongyang's nuclear arms program said on Saturday he will hold talks with his counterparts soon in an effort to put the process back on track.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - One of Iraq's most powerful Shi'ite leaders urged his followers on Saturday to resist being drawn into a sectarian civil war after a triple suicide bombing killed at least 70 people at a mosque associated with his party.

GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli missile hit a car ferrying Palestinian militants back from a rocket attack in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing two of them, Palestinian and Israeli officials said.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said on Saturday his government would not bow to foreign pressure to recognize Israel and disavow violence despite funding cuts that are pushing the Palestinian Authority to financial collapse.

By Abu Arqam Naqash MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Six months after a devastating earthquake hit northern Pakistan, many survivors are returning to their native land but with an uncertain future.

By Habib al-Zubaidi MUSAYIB, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least six Shi'ite pilgrims south of Baghdad on Saturday, the latest in a wave of attacks that had prompted a fresh warning against civil war in Iraq.

By Jack Kim TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea's top negotiator to stalled six-way talks on Pyongyang's nuclear arms program began discussions on Saturday with other envoys involved in the negotiations in an effort to put the process back on track.

By Pat Harris NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tornadoes battered the southeastern United States on Friday, killing 12 people in Tennessee in the second deadly tornado strike in the state this week, officials said on Saturday.

By Pat Harris NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tornadoes battered the southeastern United States on Friday, killing 12 people in Tennessee in the second deadly tornado strike in the state this week, officials said on Saturday.

Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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