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General News Archive - July 02, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq on Sunday named Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter and his first wife on a list of 41 "most wanted" in connection with terrorism. Saddam's daughter, Raghd, has taken a leading role in organizing her father's legal defense for crimes against humanity.

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Thunderstorms threatened NASA's plan to launch space shuttle Discovery on Sunday on a mission critical to the future of the shuttle program and the half-built International Space Station.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli helicopter fired a missile into the empty office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday in an apparent signal the Hamas leader could be targeted unless militants release an abducted soldier.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq killed this month in a U.S. air strike, has been buried in a secret grave in Iraq, Iraq's national security adviser said on Sunday.

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq on Sunday named Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter and first wife on its most-wanted list along with top Baathists and al Qaeda's new leader in Iraq, a day after the bloodiest bombing in three months killed over 60.

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - WTO chief Pascal Lamy, known for his love of long-distance running, will need sprinter-like speed if he is to get a breakthrough in snarled global free trade talks in the month or so that has been given.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb exploded in a market in a town just south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least three people, but police said the toll could rise. A source at a Baghdad hospital said they were treating 21 wounded from the explosion in Mahmudiya and had received three corpses.

By Alistair Bell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexicans voted for a new president on Sunday, torn between joining a resurgent left-wing camp in Latin America or sticking to pro-business policies and a close alliance with the United States. In a country crucial to U.S.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Sunday he had ordered the army to "intensify" action in the Gaza Strip aimed at forcing Palestinian militants to free a captured soldier.

By Daniel Flynn BANJUL (Reuters) - Europe and the United States should apologize to Africa for the cruelties of slavery, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday, calling on African states to resist modern day U.S. colonialism.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.