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General News Archive - June 10, 2006

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani security forces attacked a militant hideout near the Afghan border on Saturday, killing up to 20 militants, an army spokesman said. Pakistan is trying to clear its rugged, semi-autonomous border lands of militants, many of whom fled there after U.S.

GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas said it fired rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday for the first time since agreeing to a truce 16 months ago.

By Kamran Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani security forces attacked a militant hideout near the Afghan border on Saturday, killing up to 20 people, an army spokesman said. Pakistan is trying to clear its rugged, semi-autonomous border lands of militants, many of whom fled there after U.S.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas launched rockets at Israel on Saturday, formally ending a 16-month-old truce, after blaming Israeli artillery fire for the killing of seven Palestinians relaxing on a Gaza beach.

By Jalil Hamid YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Wahyuni rushed out of her home as soon as she felt the tremors from the deadly earthquake that struck the island of Java.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega told regional observers on Friday the U.S. and Nicaraguan governments were working together to try to disqualify him from November's presidential election.

By Gernot Heller ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Finance ministers from the Group of Eight (G8) economic powers were set to appeal on Saturday for solidarity with fast-growing economies such as China to nurture non-inflationary economic growth worldwide.

By Michael Georgy HIBHIB, Iraq (Reuters) - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was accompanied by women who wore skimpy night clothing, and read magazines on current affairs and militant propaganda, an inspection of the house he was killed in showed on Saturday.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran might send its own nuclear package in response to incentives agreed by six world powers that seek to get Iran to drop its atomic fuel work, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Saturday.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas launched rockets at Israel on Saturday, formally ending a 16-month-old truce, after seven Palestinians relaxing on a Gaza beach were killed during Israeli artillery shelling.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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