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General News Archive - May 22, 2006

KABUL (Reuters) - Aircraft from a U.S.-led force in Afghanistan attacked Taliban strongholds on Monday and may have killed up to 50 of the insurgents, a military spokesman said. Residents of the area said up to 35 civilians were killed.

KABUL (Reuters) - Aircraft from a U.S.-led force in Afghanistan attacked Taliban strongholds on Monday and may have killed up to 50 of the insurgents, a military spokesman said. Residents of the area said up to 35 civilians were killed.

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Aircraft from a U.S.-led force in Afghanistan attacked Taliban strongholds in the south of the country on Monday and may have killed up to 50 of the insurgents, a military spokesman said. Residents of the area said up to 35 civilians were killed.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two bombs blasted a Baghdad market on Monday causing an as yet unknown number of casualties, police sources said. A car bomb and another bomb, possibly a suicide attack, struck the crowed area in the New Baghdad district in the mainly Shi'ite east of the capital.

By Katherine Baldwin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair landed in Baghdad on Monday to show support for Iraq's new government and discuss troops, as officials said they expected all foreign forces engaged in combat to leave within four years.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two bombs blasted a Baghdad market on Monday, killing three people and wounding 12, police sources said. A car bomb and another bomb, apparently planted close to the street, struck the crowded area in the New Baghdad district in the mainly Shi'ite east of the capital.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven others accused of crimes against humanity resumed in Baghdad on Monday, with defense witnesses for some of the more senior defendants expected to take the stand.

By Katherine Baldwin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - British officials said they expected all foreign combatant forces to withdraw from Iraq within four years, as British Prime Minister Tony Blair flew into Baghdad to show support to its new government on Monday.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Madonna launched her first world tour in two years on Sunday, delighting an enthusiastic Los Angeles crowd by hanging herself from a cross, insulting President George W.

PODGORICA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - More than 55 percent of Montenegrins voted for independence on Sunday, achieving the majority set by the European Union for recognition of their referendum result, an official preliminary count showed.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.