General News Archive - May 11, 2006

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least six policemen were killed and 13 wounded on Thursday in five explosions at a police training school in the Pakistani city of Quetta, police and hospital sources said. The explosions occurred in the firing range of the police training school.

By Shahid Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least six policemen were killed and 13 wounded on Thursday in five blasts at a police training school in Pakistan's troubled southwest, police and hospital sources said.

By Susan Heavey ATLANTA (Reuters) - The controversial abortion pill known as RU-486 will be in the spotlight on Thursday when U.S. health officials meet to discuss an outbreak of rare bacterial infections across the country, including a handful of cases in women who took the pill.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - At least 20 people, including a pregnant woman and her three children, were killed overnight in the Somali capital, a militia leader said on Thursday, bringing the death toll in five days of fighting to almost 120.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The agency in charge of a domestic spying program has been secretly collecting phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, including calls made within the United States, USA Today reported on Thursday.

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - German lawmakers formally launched an investigation into the security services on Thursday that will delve into sensitive areas of cooperation with the United States, including over the Iraq war.

PARIS (Reuters) - The United States is concerned about Russia's use of its energy resources as a political weapon and China's lack of transparency over military spending, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was quoted as saying.

TOKYO (Reuters) - The governor of Japan's southern island of Okinawa signed off on a plan to relocate a U.S. Marine base on Thursday, paving the way for a reorganization of U.S. military forces in Japan.

LONDON (Reuters) - Two men who carried out last year's July 7 attacks on London were watched by British security services but had not been viewed as urgent threats, a parliamentary committee reported on Thursday.

By Tomi Soetjipto JAKARTA (Reuters) - Iran's nuclear program is peaceful and has no military purpose, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday, adding he was ready to engage in dialogue with anybody.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.