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General News Archive - May 16, 2006

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran CBS News correspondent and producer George Crile, who helped uncover a secret U.S.-bankrolled war against the Russians in Afghanistan, died at age 61 on Monday after suffering from pancreatic cancer, CBS News said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs damaged three shops known for selling alcohol in a commercial district of downtown Baghdad early on Tuesday in what may have been the latest attack by militants seeking to impose Islamic customs in Iraq.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran CBS News correspondent and producer George Crile, who helped uncover a secret U.S.-bankrolled war against the Russians in Afghanistan, died at age 61 on Monday after suffering from pancreatic cancer, CBS News said.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it backed the European approach to resolving the Iranian nuclear stand-off and urged Iran to respond positively.

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian judge said on Tuesday the only surviving member of the group that seized a school and 1,300 hostages in the town of Beslan in 2004 had committed an act of terrorism, as he began reading his verdict in the trial.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven others accused of crimes against humanity resumed in Baghdad on Tuesday, with more defense witnesses due to testify.

LONDON (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused the United States of "imperial abuse" on Tuesday after Washington banned U.S. arms sales to his country.

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict on Tuesday named Donald W. Wuerl, bishop of Pittsburgh, to be the new archbishop of Washington D.C., the Vatican said. Wuerl succeeds Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, who is resigning for reasons of age, the Vatican said.

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TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran insisted on Tuesday that it would continue to enrich uranium, a senior Iranian official said in defiance of U.N. demands to halt the sensitive nuclear work.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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