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General News Archive - May 02, 2006

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide car-bomber attacked foreign troops near the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, a private Afghan television station reported. Initial reports suggested only the suicide bomber was killed, Tolo TV said.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said they were being shelled on Tuesday morning by government forces near the northeastern port of Trincomalee, but the army denied taking any action.

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A female corrections officer was being held hostage by a male inmate late Monday inside a medium-security unit at a state prison in southern Arizona, a prison official said.

Polar bears and hippos have joined the ranks of species threatened with extinction from climate change, unregulated hunting and other man-made dangers, a leading environmental agency said on Tuesday.

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said they were shelled on Tuesday morning by government artillery, but the army denied taking any action as violence threatened a 2002 truce and planned talks remained deadlocked.

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide car-bomber attacked foreign troops near the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing himself and a passer-by and wounding a Canadian soldier, police said.

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The first Australian soldier killed on active duty in Iraq was buried with full military honors on Tuesday amid confusion over the cause of death and a bungle which saw the wrong body initially sent home from Baghdad.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister was quoted on Tuesday as saying that Russia and China had officially informed Tehran they would not support sanctions or military action over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. U.N.

By Tan Ee Lyn SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Leading influenza experts urged nations not to lower their guard against the deadly and hardy H5N1 virus, saying it now survives longer in higher temperatures and in wet and moist conditions.

By Yousuf Azimy KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide car-bomber attacked Canadian troops traveling in a vehicle near the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing himself and a passer-by, police and a Canadian military spokesman said.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.