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General News Archive - May 26, 2006

(Adds details By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush admitted on Thursday that his bellicose "bring 'em on" taunt to Iraqi insurgents was a big mistake, as he and British Prime Minister Tony Blair carefully avoided setting a timetable for removing troops from Iraq.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless, the No. 2 U.S. carrier, said on Friday more than 95 percent of its customers had phones capable of identifying their location when they call 911 for help. U.S.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in Baghdad on Friday, killing at least seven people, police said. Police said 33 people were wounded.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in Baghdad on Friday, killing at least nine people, police said. Hospital sources said 31 people were wounded in the blast, near a bridge in central Baghdad.

GAZA (Reuters) - The Hamas-led Palestinian government has ordered a controversial paramilitary force deployed by the militant group to pull back from Gaza's streets, a member of the unit and officials said on Friday.

VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian court on Friday sentenced the only surviving Beslan hostage-taker to life imprisonment for his part in the bloody 2004 school siege that killed 331 people.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An official of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad was killed on Friday in an explosion in the southern city of Sidon, a Lebanese security source said.

VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian court sentenced the only surviving Beslan hostage-taker to life in prison on Friday for his part in the bloody 2004 school siege that killed 331 people.

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) - A senior Islamic Jihad official was wounded in a blast in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon on Friday and his brother was killed, Lebanese security sources and officials of the Palestinian group said.

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) - A car bomb wounded a senior Islamic Jihad official and killed his brother in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon on Friday, Lebanese security sources and officials of the Palestinian group said.