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General News Archive - July 19, 2006

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and other nations were plucking their citizens from Lebanon on Wednesday, as thousands fled Israeli air raids any way they could.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush plans to cast the first veto of his presidency, possibly as early as Wednesday, to stop legislation that would expand federally funded embryonic stem cell research.

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel unleashed fierce air strikes on Lebanon on Wednesday, killing 46 civilians and a Hizbollah fighter, as boats and buses left Beirut laden with thousands of foreigners fleeing the eight-day-old conflict.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen stormed a market in a small town south of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing three people in the second such raid in the area in three days, police said.

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beryl, the second of what is expected to be a busy 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, moved toward the north on Wednesday while the North Carolina coast remained under a storm watch.

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and other nations were plucking their citizens from Lebanon on Wednesday, as thousands fled Israeli air raids any way they could.

ABUJA (Reuters) - The latest spike in oil prices is "very uncomfortable" and it is having a negative impact on the world economy, OPEC President Edmund Daukoru said on Wednesday.

ABUJA (Reuters) - The latest spike in oil prices is "very uncomfortable" and it is having a negative impact on the world economy, OPEC President Edmund Daukoru said on Wednesday.

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - An aftershock in Indonesia's tsunami-ravaged region sent hundreds scrambling for high ground on Wednesday as the toll from Monday's disaster climbed to 550.

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Reclusive North Korea pulled further into its shell on Wednesday, halting the reunion of families separated by the Korean War and delaying talks on forming a joint Olympic team with the South.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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