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General News Archive - June 25, 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former CIA officer says he made repeated efforts to alert top agency officials to problems with an Iraqi defector's claims about the country's mobile biological weapons labs but he was ignored, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aaron Sele led a seven-hit shutout and Jeff Kent slammed a two-run homer as the Los Angeles Dodgers dumped the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0 in the only National League game on Saturday.

YANGON (Reuters) - The United States should back Myanmar's roadmap to democracy instead of seeking to oust the military junta, state-run newspapers said on Sunday.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi RAFAH, Gaza strip (Reuters) - Palestinian militants launched on Sunday their first deadly raid into Israel from Gaza since an Israeli pullout last year, killing two Israelis in an assault in which several of the attackers also died.

KABUL (Reuters) - Around 45 Taliban insurgents and two U.S.-led coalition soldiers have been killed in a clash in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has suspended the work of a U.N. mission in its violent Darfur region after accusing the world body of transporting a rebel leader who opposes a recent peace deal, a Sudanese official said on Sunday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein is certain his trial for crimes against humanity will result in the death penalty, but clings to the hope that Washington will use the sentence as leverage to enlist his aid to tamp down the insurgency in Iraq, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi RAFAH, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Palestinian militants launched on Sunday their first deadly raid into Israel from Gaza since an Israeli pullout last year, killing two Israelis in an assault on a military post in which several attackers also died.

By Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki presented a national reconciliation plan to parliament on Sunday to curb Iraq's sectarian killing and the Sunni insurgency that has crippled post-war reconstruction. In a sign of U.S.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers have been charged in connection with the shooting death of an unarmed Iraqi civilian, the U.S. military said on Sunday. Specialist Nathan B. Lynn was charged with voluntary manslaughter for the shooting on February 15.