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General News Archive - June 17, 2006

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces have killed about 40 Taliban fighters in an attack on a compound as part of a major operation against the resurgent rebels in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said.

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's military said around 37 people were killed in a sea and land battle with Tamil Tiger rebels on Saturday, and three suspected rebels in diving gear were seized at a beach near the capital's airport.

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Around 30 people were killed in heavy fighting between Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers and government forces on Saturday, officials said, and three suspected rebel frogmen were seized on a beach near the capital's airport.

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bomb and mortar attacks killed at least 31 people in and near Baghdad on Saturday in violence that showed no sign of easing despite a security crackdown against al Qaeda in the capital. U.S. forces were searching for two U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has moved key components of a long-range missile to a launch pad as well as 10 large liquid-gas tanks to fuel it, a South Korean newspaper reported on Saturday, citing government officials.

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels each claimed victory in a naval clash off the island's northwest coast on Saturday, and the Tigers threatened retaliation if the government resumed air strikes against them.

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces have killed about 40 Taliban fighters as they gathered for a meeting in a compound as part of a major operation against the resurgent rebels in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said.

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels each claimed victory on Saturday after a naval clash that officials said left more than 40 people dead or missing. The Tigers threatened retaliation if air force bombing restarted.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Rival Palestinian factions tried on Saturday to hammer out an agreement that might avoid a referendum showdown between President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement and governing Hamas Islamists.

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States and Japan issued new warnings to North Korea amid further signs on Saturday that the secretive state was planning a long-range missile launch.

Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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