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General News Archive - June 02, 2006

TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. sailor was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for killing a 56-year-old Japanese woman in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, earlier this year, a court official said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two bombs ripped through one of Baghdad's oldest and most popular street markets in quick succession on Friday, killing at least four people and wounding 50, police sources and witnesses said.

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The two crewmembers aboard the International Space Station successfully completed an extended 6-hour spacewalk early Friday to fix equipment and retrieve science experiments from the outside of the complex.

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States will lose its position as the world's undisputed leading power over the next decade and a half, with China emerging as a formidable rival, according to a new survey from Germany's Bertelsmann Foundation.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government will ask the United States for the investigative files into allegations that U.S. Marines killed Iraqi civilians in Haditha last year, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Friday.

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Four gunmen and one guard were killed when Syrian security forces stopped a "terrorist" attack on Friday that targeted a building behind the premises of the state-run television, the official SANA news agency reported.

America's top intelligence official said Iran could have a nuclear bomb by 2010 and accused Tehran of being the world's top state sponsor of terrorism.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government will ask the United States for the investigative files into allegations that U.S. Marines killed Iraqi civilians in Haditha last year, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Friday. Standing beside U.S.

LAGOS (Reuters) - British and U.S. diplomats in Nigeria were checking reports on Friday of an attack on an offshore oil rig in which up to six Britons, two Americans and a Canadian were taken hostage, the diplomats said.

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - Major world powers prepared on Friday to deliver pivotal proposals to Iran combining incentives to halt work that could produce nuclear weapons with a threat of U.N. Security Council action if it refuses.

Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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