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General News Archive - July 18, 2006

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes pounded Lebanon on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, as diplomatic efforts brought no signs of an early end to the week-old assault launched in retaliation against Hezbollah attacks.

KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb hit a group of laborers near a Shi'ite mosque in the southern Iraqi city of Kufa on Tuesday, killing 15 and wounding 21, police said.

KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb hit a group of laborers in a crowded market in the southern Iraqi city of Kufa on Tuesday, killing 39 people and wounding 55, police said.

By Khaled Farhan KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb hit a group of laborers in a crowded market in a Shi'ite city in southern Iraq on Tuesday, killing 39 people and sparking brief clashes between protesters and police, witnesses and hospital sources said.

By Khaled Farhan KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb hit a group of laborers after they boarded a minibus in a market in a Shi'ite city in Iraq on Tuesday, killing 59 people and sparking clashes between protesters and police, witnesses and officials said.

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes pounded Lebanon on Tuesday, killing 23 people, and Israel said its offensive to crush Hezbollah could take a few more weeks.

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - At least 256 people were killed after a tsunami smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island, following a strong undersea earthquake, a Red Cross official said on Tuesday.

By Khaled Farhan KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber pulled his minivan into a busy market on Tuesday, lured laborers onboard with the promise of jobs and then blew himself up, killing 59 people in one of the bloodiest attacks in Iraq this year.

The death toll rose swiftly over 300 on Tuesday after a strong undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami that smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island.

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict is writing a book on Jesus that will become the second major theological work of his pontificate, a Vatican source said on Tuesday.

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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