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General News Archive - May 17, 2006

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed seven people including a top Russian policeman on Wednesday when he drove his car into a police convoy in the southern Russian region of Ingushetia, local media reported.

By Thomas Atkins ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis unveiled data on Wednesday on two new hypertension drugs, Rasilez and Exforge, saying tests had demonstrated they were effective at lowering blood pressure.

Foreigners arriving in Japan will be photographed and fingerprinted on arrival as part of measures to prevent terrorism, under a measure approved by Japan's parliament on Wednesday.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - A European offer asking Iran to give up its uranium enrichment program in return for a package of incentives would be like accepting candy in payment for gold, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday.

By Christian Oliver TEHRAN (Reuters) - A European offer asking Iran to give up its uranium enrichment program in return for a package of incentives would be like accepting candy in payment for gold, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday.

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Tribal militants fighting for more autonomy blew up a natural gas pipeline in Pakistan's troubled southwest on Wednesday, killing a girl and wounding her mother and another relative, officials said.

By Chang-Ran Kim, Asia auto correspondent TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co. outlined an aggressive expansion plan on Wednesday that will see new car plants in the United States and Japan to power it to a fresh global sales forecast of at least 4.5 million cars in 2010.

ANKARA (Reuters) - A gunman killed a Turkish judge and injured five other people including another judge in an attack on Wednesday at the country's top administrative court in the capital, state-run Anatolian news agency said.

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed seven people including a top Russian policeman on Wednesday when he drove his car into a police convoy in the southern Russian region of Ingushetia.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein returned to court on Wednesday to hear testimony from defense witnesses for some of his lesser-known co-defendants, who like the ousted Iraqi president have denied crimes against humanity.

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