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General News Archive - May 21, 2006

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip hit a school in an Israeli border town on Sunday, but caused no casualties, the ZAKA rescue service and a witness said.

By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Ray Nagin narrowly won a second term as mayor of New Orleans on Saturday with support from both black and white voters and immediately began mending fences with the federal and state governments to hasten the devastated city's recovery.

KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul killed three people on Sunday, security officials said. The blast was on a main road in the east of the city, where foreign forces have bases and where they have been attacked several times in the past.

TOKYO (Reuters) - An oil tank exploded at a Toa Oil plant in the Japanese city of Kawasaki on Sunday, and fire officials said they were working to put out the blaze. There were no reports of injuries.

TOKYO (Reuters) - An oil tank exploded at a Toa Oil plant in the Japanese city of Kawasaki on Sunday, but nearly two hours later the fire was nearly out, police said. There were no reports of injuries.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed three people and wounded 24 in Baghdad on Sunday, police said, a day after the formation of a national unity government that pledged to combat such violence.

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian security forces said on Sunday they had foiled an attempt to kill a top commander loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas, a day after another of his allies was wounded in a suspected assassination bid.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two separate bomb attacks killed five people and wounded 30 in Baghdad on Sunday, police said, a day after the formation of a national unity government that pledged to combat such violence.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it had little faith in security guarantees from the West as a means to resolve a dispute over its atomic program, further dousing hopes that EU incentives could stop Tehran making nuclear fuel.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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