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General News Archive - May 05, 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui was sentenced to life in prison rather than execution because some jurors saw him as a minor player in the plot, a juror told The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - The chance of salvaging a workable peace agreement for Sudan's Darfur region after two years of negotiations appeared remote on Friday after two of the three rebel factions rejected a proposed peace plan.

By Madeline Chambers and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair was expected to reshuffle his cabinet on Friday after his ruling Labour Party recorded one of its worst defeats in a local election since coming to power in 1997.

By Kate Holton and Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair began reshuffling his cabinet on Friday after his ruling Labour Party recorded one of its worst defeats in a local election since coming to power in 1997.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Tamil Tiger rebel boat exploded during a clash with the Sri Lankan navy off the island's northwestern coast on Friday, naval sources said, as peace talks remained deadlocked. "There is a confrontation at sea," a naval source said.

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - The chance of salvaging a workable peace agreement for Sudan's Darfur region after two years of negotiations appeared remote on Friday after two of the three rebel factions rejected a proposed peace plan.

By James Macharia JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Rescue officials said hopes were fading on Friday for 26 crew missing for almost two days after a ship carrying iron ore sank off South Africa's east coast.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States defended on Friday its treatment of foreign terrorism suspects held abroad, telling the U.N.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's air force destroyed a rebel Tamil Tiger boat off the island's northwest coast on Friday, a senior official said, adding that a second boat had been destroyed by the navy in an incident already reported.

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.