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General News Archive - May 07, 2006

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China is to consecrate a U.S.-educated Chinese priest as an assistant bishop with papal blessing on Sunday, just days after Pope Benedict condemned the unilateral ordination of two bishops by Beijing.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two car bombs exploded in Baghdad on Sunday killing at least four people and wounding 15, police sources said. The first car exploded in Baghdad's Aadhamiya district, killing three people and wounding 10 and was apparently aimed at Iraqi soldiers.

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb near the central bus station in the Iraqi Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala killed 21 people and wounded 52 on Sunday, police said. The area has been targeted before by car bombers. Sunni Muslim guerrillas linked to al Qaeda have been blamed in the past.

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb near the central bus station in the Iraqi Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala killed 21 people and wounded 52 on Sunday, police said. The dead were all civilians.

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - British military engineers and investigators worked on the wreck of a helicopter on Sunday, a day after it was apparently shot down in the Iraqi city of Basra, leading to violent clashes between troops and youths.

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - British military engineers and investigators worked on the wreck of a helicopter on Sunday, a day after it was apparently shot down in the Iraqi city of Basra, leading to violent clashes between troops and youths.

By Jonathan Saul HEBRON, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli police stormed a Palestinian house in the West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday to evict Jewish settlers accused of squatting there in an early test for the new government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Car bombs killed 30 people in Iraq on Sunday and wounded more than 70 in one of the bloodiest spasms of violence of recent weeks as political leaders closed in on a deal to form a national unity government.

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China consecrated a U.S.-educated Chinese priest as an assistant bishop with papal blessing on Sunday, just days after Pope Benedict condemned the unilateral ordination of two bishops by Beijing.

By Mohammed Abbas CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan has not yet decided whether to allow U.N. peacekeepers into its troubled Darfur region, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday. Jamal Muhammad Ibrahim told Reuters media reports saying Sudan would welcome U.N. peacekeepers were untrue.

Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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