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General News Archive - May 13, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Barry Bonds was unable to register a hit against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday as the Giants slugger remained stuck on 713 home runs, one mighty blast behind second-placed Babe Ruth on the all-time list.

By Jerry Norton NUA DUSA, Indonesia (Reuters) - The presidents of Iran and Indonesia began a summit of eight developing nations on Saturday overshadowed by fears about Tehran's nuclear program.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A soldier was killed on Friday in a clash between two Iraqi army units which prompted intervention by U.S. forces, the U.S. military said on Saturday.

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Rich countries are not giving enough money to help fight a humanitarian crisis in Congo, where more than 1,000 people die daily from violence, hunger and disease, an international charity said on Saturday.

MANILA (Reuters) - Typhoon "Chanchu" whipped through the northwestern Philippines on Saturday, after killing six people in stormy seas and leaving more than 10,000 people stranded as air and ferry services were suspended.

Indonesia raised the alert status of the Mount Merapi volcano to the highest level on Saturday, prompting a compulsory evacuation of thousands of residents living on the slopes, officials said.

MANILA (Reuters) - Typhoon "Chanchu" whipped through the northwestern Philippines on Saturday, after killing six people in stormy seas and leaving more than 10,000 people stranded as air and ferry services were suspended.

By Dolly Aglay MANILA (Reuters) - A typhoon whipped through the northwestern Philippines on Saturday, killing at least 23 people in stormy seas and leaving more than 10,000 people stranded as air and ferry services were suspended.

By Tomi Soetjipto JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia raised the alert status of the Mount Merapi volcano to the highest level on Saturday, prompting a compulsory evacuation of thousands of residents living on the slopes, officials said.

By Ghazwan al-Jibouri BALAD, Iraq (Reuters) - An Iraqi soldier was killed on Friday in a clash between two army units which prompted intervention by U.S. forces, the U.S. military said on Saturday.

Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.