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General News Archive - June 01, 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. military inquiry into whether Marines tried to cover up the killings of Iraqi civilians in Haditha will conclude that some officers gave false reports to their superiors, who then failed to scrutinize the information, according to a newspaper report on Thursday.

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. troops fired into a crowd of hundreds of stone-throwing rioters, killing at least three Afghans, as their convoy left the scene of an accident that triggered Monday's anti-American riots, Kabul's chief of highway police said.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. troops fired into a crowd of hundreds of stone-throwing rioters, killing at least three Afghans, as their convoy left the scene of an accident that triggered Monday's anti-American riots, Kabul's chief of highway police said.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will not give up what it calls its right to enrich uranium, as demanded by the West, but is ready to hold talks with the United States, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Thursday.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will not give up what it calls its right to enrich uranium, as demanded by the West, but is ready to hold talks with the United States, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Thursday.

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's President Xanana Gusmao took to Dili's troubled streets on Thursday, pleading with the country's feuding security forces to show national unity as foreign peacekeepers appeared to take control.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. troops fired into a crowd of stone-throwing rioters, killing at least three Afghans, as their convoy left the scene of an accident that triggered anti-American riots, Kabul's chief of highway police said on Thursday.

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran on Thursday rejected a conditional offer from arch-foe Washington for direct talks about its nuclear program.

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran on Thursday rejected a conditional offer from arch-foe Washington for direct talks about its nuclear program.

PARIS (Reuters) - Prince Albert of Monaco, son of the late Hollywood actress Grace Kelly, has admitted that he fathered a second illegitimate child, his lawyer said in a newspaper interview published on Thursday.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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