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General News Archive - June 27, 2006

By Rami Amichai NIZMIT HILL, Israel (Reuters) - Israeli tanks and troops massed near Gaza on Tuesday for a threatened offensive against Palestinian militants as the government said it would target top Hamas leaders if an abducted soldier was not freed.

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - A bomb exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday and many casualties were feared, police said. Ambulances rushed to the scene of the blast at a petrol station amid gunfire, witnesses said.

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least one person and wounding nine, police said. Ambulances rushed to the scene of the blast at a petrol station amid gunfire, witnesses said.

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least three people, police said. Police Brigadier Adel Zein al-Aabeddine also said 21 people were wounded.

By Rami Amichai NIZMIT HILL, Israel (Reuters) - Israeli tanks and troops massed near Gaza on Tuesday for a threatened offensive against Palestinian militants as the government said it would target Hamas leaders if an abducted soldier was not freed.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven men charged with conspiring to bomb the Sears Tower in Chicago and the FBI building in Miami were entrapped by a federal informant, lawyers for two of the suspects said on Monday.

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Visiting South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged China to try to persuade North Korea not to test-fire a missile and discussed the stalled multilateral nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang. U.S.

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of ousted East Timor prime minister Mari Alkatiri prepared to march on the capital on Tuesday, a day after the premier resigned following a week of protests against his rule.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The number of displaced people in Iraq has swelled by 150,000 since the bombing of a Shiite shrine in February pushed the country to the brink of civil war, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday. The U.N.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Tuesday that talks with the United States held no benefits for the Islamic Republic.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.