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General News Archive - June 13, 2006

By Robert Green ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alberto weakened as it crept slowly toward Florida's coast on Tuesday, although forecasters said it could still become the year's first hurricane before reaching shore.

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi militant killed in 2004 was due to have been the 20th suicide plane hijacker in the September 11, 2001 attacks, al Qaeda's media arm said in a statement on the Internet on Tuesday.

By Sherko Raouf KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Insurgents launched six apparently coordinated attacks in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people.

LONDON (Reuters) - Defense minister Des Browne said on Tuesday it was impossible to predict how long British troops would have to stay in Afghanistan to help bring security to the country.

By Wafa Amr RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Fatah gunmen torched Hamas offices on Tuesday as violence escalated between followers of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and rival Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.

GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli missile fired from an aircraft hit a vehicle carrying a Palestinian rocket-launching squad in Gaza on Tuesday, causing at least 10 casualties, witnesses said.

GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli missile fired from an aircraft hit a vehicle carrying a Palestinian rocket-launching squad in Gaza on Tuesday, killing at least five people, Palestinian witnesses and a doctor said.

GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli missile strike on a vehicle carrying a Palestinian rocket-launching squad in Gaza on Tuesday killed at least nine people, including two children, witnesses and medics said.

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alberto's chances of becoming the first hurricane of 2006 receded on Tuesday as it crept toward Florida, dumping heavy rain on the deserted coastline and shuttered homes.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel killed nine Palestinians, including two children, in a missile attack on Tuesday on a van carrying militants and rockets in the Gaza Strip, medics and witnesses said.

Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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