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General News Archive - May 08, 2006

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Tamil Tiger rebels accused Sri Lanka's army of killing civilians on Monday, ahead of a meeting between a top Japanese envoy and President Mahinda Rajapakse.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six refugees from North Korea, including women who were trafficked in China, arrived in the United States on the weekend to become the first North Koreans to be given asylum in America, activists said.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Three gunmen were killed on Monday when fighting erupted in the Gaza Strip between Fatah forces backing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas loyalists, in the most serious internal strife since Hamas came to power.

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Three gunmen were killed on Monday when fighting erupted in the Gaza Strip between Fatah forces backing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas loyalists, in the most serious internal strife since Hamas came to power.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African judge on Monday began delivering his verdict in the rape trial of former Deputy President Jacob Zuma as crowds of Zuma supporters chanted and danced outside the court proclaiming his innocence.

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that the inconclusive April 2 general election was unconstitutional and a new poll should be held.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Seventeen people, including several policemen, were wounded on Monday in a twin bomb attack in eastern Baghdad, police sources said.

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Six foreign ministers prepared on Monday to chart a common course on a U.N. Security Council resolution that would order Tehran to suspend its nuclear programs. So far, however, the ministers, invited to a dinner in New York by U.S.

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African judge began delivering his verdict on Monday in the rape trial of former Deputy President Jacob Zuma as crowds of Zuma supporters chanted and danced outside the court proclaiming his innocence.

Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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