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General News Archive - May 31, 2006

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Forty-four percent of Jewish settlers would be ready to leave their homes in the occupied West Bank without resistance if Israel decided to remove them, a poll published on Wednesday by an Israeli newspaper showed.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Forty-four percent of Jewish settlers would be ready to leave their homes in the occupied West Bank without resistance if Israel decided to remove them, a poll published on Wednesday by an Israeli newspaper showed.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Tombs almost 1,000 years old in western China -- known as the "pyramids of the east" -- are in danger of collapse due to natural erosion and man-made damage, Chinese state television said on Wednesday.

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki traveled to Basra on Wednesday, a day after he vowed to end infighting among Shi'ite factions threatening crucial oil exports from the southern city.

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Poisoning did not kill former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, but he did self-medicate and expert opinion is divided over whether surgery could have prevented his death, the U.N. tribunal said on Wednesday.

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister vowed on Wednesday to crack down with an "iron fist" on gangs threatening security in the oil-rich city of Basra, which is in the grip of a power struggle between Shi'ite factions.

By Simon Cameron-Moore KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. troops fired in self defense as a riot erupted after a fatal road accident in Kabul two days ago, the U.S. military said on Wednesday in an account of the incident that sparked the worst anti-American riots in the city since the fall of the Taliban.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Wounded CBS Iraq correspondent Kimberly Dozier is likely to spend at least several more days in a U.S. military hospital in Germany before she is stable enough to fly home, a hospital spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The detective leading a British investigation into the death of Princess Diana said he has found new witnesses and fresh forensic evidence about the fatal car crash in a Paris road tunnel in 1997.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran plans to build two 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactors and will solicit bids within the next two months, a senior official told Reuters on Wednesday. The tender will be open to domestic and international firms.

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