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General News Archive - June 23, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday it had captured a senior al Qaeda in Iraq member near an area where the group's leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in a U.S. air strike two weeks ago.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein ended a brief hunger strike after missing just one meal in his U.S.-run prison, a U.S. military spokesman said on Friday.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The H5N1 virus mutated somewhat among Indonesians in the largest known human cluster, but did not evolve into a more transmissible form, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The H5N1 birdflu virus mutated somewhat among Indonesians in the largest known human cluster, but did not evolve into a more transmissible form, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. A spokeswoman for the U.N.

North Korea started its missile program in part to deliver a first strike on the South but it has grown into a source of cash and a possible way for a poor state with an obsolescent air force to deliver a nuclear strike.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A tropical storm could develop northeast of the Bahamas over the next day or so, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an outlook Friday. Specifically, the NHC said in an update at 5:30 a.m.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Regulators are investigating Pequot Capital Management, a $7 billion hedge fund, for possible insider trading, The New York Times said on Friday, citing government officials briefed on the case.

By Stuart Grudgings WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A global rift in attitudes between Muslims and Westerners is growing wider as Muslims grow increasingly bitter toward the West and its people, according to a major survey covering 13 countries.

It says a lot about Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that the only Arab protest to mark his first European summits was a pure coincidence.

By Jason Szep and Luis Andres Henao BOSTON (Reuters) - After Mario Rodas graduated from high school in Massachusetts with honors, the Guatemalan teen did what many ambitious students do: he set his sights on Harvard University.