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General News Archive - June 15, 2006

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The condition of Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been upgraded from "serious" to "fair" by doctors treating him for injuries received in a motorcycle accident on Monday. "He is awake, alert and we can confirm that there is no brain injury," Larry M.

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eclectic pop singer Rufus Wainwright bridged musical generations on Wednesday with a daring re-creation of Judy Garland's legendary 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall.

Mirwais Afghan KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A powerful bomb tore apart a minibus carrying Afghan laborers to a U.S. military base in on Thursday, killing about 10 amid growing violence before NATO takes over from U.S. troops in the volatile south.

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger rebels killed 61 people in a mine ambush on a bus on Thursday in the worst attack since a 2002 truce, officials said, prompting a wave of air strikes on rebel positions.

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lab-engineered bird flu vaccine protected ferrets against several strains of H5N1 avian influenza, offering the possibility of making a vaccine ahead of any pandemic, U.S.-based scientists said on Wednesday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - About 200 Iraqi prisoners were released on Thursday under a national reconciliation plan announced by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki last week to free a total of 2,500 inmates, witnesses said.

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York may be a city of incessant cell phone talkers, but students vowed on Wednesday they would hit the "off" button during classes as they battled a ban on cell phones in schools.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United States will not scale back its aid commitment to Islamabad, the U.S. ambassador said on Thursday, following media reports that Congress had proposed cuts over Pakistan's democracy and rights record. U.S.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Hamas government wants a ceasefire with Israel and is willing to speak to Palestinian militant factions in Gaza to get them to stop firing rockets at the Jewish state, a spokesman said on Thursday.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United States will not scale back its aid commitment to Islamabad, the U.S. ambassador said on Thursday, following media reports that Congress had proposed cuts over Pakistan's democracy and rights record. U.S.

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  • Good cheer; viands.
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