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General News Archive - July 16, 2006

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush on Sunday repeated that Israel had the right to defend itself in the Middle East, but did not back Lebanese calls for an immediate ceasefire.

By Alistair Bell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The leftist claiming fraud in Mexico's presidential election two weeks ago faces a test of his strength on Sunday when he heads a huge rally through the capital in support of his call for a vote recount.

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush repeated on Sunday that Israel had the right to defend itself in the Middle East, and did not back Lebanese calls for an immediate ceasefire.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel widened its offensive in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing a Palestinian civilian in southern Gaza and three militants in the north, while also pursuing a second front against Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas.

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli air raids shook Beirut on Sunday, the fifth day of a devastating assault on Hizbollah and Lebanon that has prompted no U.N. Security Council action and only a mild plea for restraint from Israel's U.S. ally.

By Steve Holland and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush on Sunday said Israel had the right to defend itself in the Middle East, taking an uncompromising stand on rising violence there as he faced talks with G8 leaders.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The death toll from Hizbollah rocket attacks on the Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday rose to eight, medics said, with at least 14 others wounded, some of them seriously.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Rockets fired by the Lebanese guerrilla group Hizbollah hit the Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding more than a dozen others, several seriously, medics said.

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah fired rockets at the Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday, killing eight people, as Israel pursued a devastating assault in Lebanon aimed at crippling the Shi'ite Muslim group.

By Nita Bhalla MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Mumbai bombers should be identified within a week, investigating officials said on Sunday, after police carried out scores of raids in the western Indian city overnight. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for St.

Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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