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General News Archive - June 14, 2006

Alberto, the first cyclone of what is expected to be a busy 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, weakened to a tropical depression on Wednesday after swamping Florida towns overnight.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi troops manned extra checkpoints in Baghdad on Wednesday, but there were few early signs of a major crackdown against al Qaeda militants in the violence-plagued capital that the government had announced.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three of the original Beach Boys appeared together in public for the first time in a decade on Tuesday to toast their musical legacy and hinted at the possibility of a reunion performance.

By Omar al-Ibadi and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi troops set up extra checkpoints and a tank patrolled a violent area in Baghdad on Wednesday, but there were few signs of a major crackdown announced by the government to root out militants. U.S.

KABUL (Reuters) - Two foreign soldiers have been killed in the latest clashes in the most serious spell of violence in Afghanistan since the Taliban were overthrown in 2001, military officials said on Wednesday.

GAZA, June 14 (Reuters) - A Hamas gunman was killed and a senior Palestinian security official from a force loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas was wounded in Gaza on Wednesday in violence that could further inflame internal tensions.

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir walked out of a Jakarta jail on Wednesday after serving time for links to the 2002 Bali bombings, calling on jubilant supporters to join forces for the spread of Islamic law.

KABUL (Reuters) - Two foreign soldiers and 14 rebels have been killed in the latest clashes in the most serious spell of violence in Afghanistan since the Taliban were overthrown in 2001, military officials said on Wednesday.

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea called on the North on Wednesday to stop preparations for a ballistic missile test, saying it threatened regional security and caused grave concern.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian agency has raised the alert status of Mount Merapi volcano to its highest level again after it spewed more hot clouds, an official said on Wednesday, a day after it downgraded the status. "The status was upgraded at 2 p.m.

Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.