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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.

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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