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General News Archive - July 20, 2006

Israel's latest military operations reflect a fighting machine bolstered by U.S. weaponry, jet fuel and technology transfers -- and more is on its way.

By David Clarke LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Hundreds of Americans and other foreign nationals fleeing Israeli air strikes that have pummeled Lebanon for eight days found safe haven in Cyprus on Thursday. About 40 U.S.

MIAMI (Reuters) - Southeastern Massachusetts was under a storm watch on Thursday as Tropical Storm Beryl, the second cyclone of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, headed north after sparing North Carolina.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Raging sectarian violence has forced a sharp increase in the number of Iraqis fleeing their homes this month, the government said on Thursday.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has donated $900,000 to set up a training facility for health professionals working with AIDS in Africa's Great Lakes region.

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli air raids struck at Hizbollah-controlled areas of Lebanon on Thursday, the ninth day of a bombardment that has killed more than 300 people, as a token force of U.S. Marines landed to help evacuate Americans. It was the U.S.

MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a storm warning for the vacation playgrounds of southeastern Massachusetts on Thursday, as Tropical Storm Beryl headed north after sparing North Carolina.

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Iraqis have fled their homes in fear of sectarian violence that has worsened since formation of a U.S.-backed national unity government two months ago, official data showed on Thursday.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will make a statement on Thursday about its nuclear programme which is at the center of a dispute with the West, state television reported without giving details about what the statement would contain. The report said the statement would be made at around 11:00 a.m.

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - A token force of U.S. Marines landed in Lebanon on Thursday to evacuate Americans stranded by a nine-day-old Israeli bombardment that has killed more than 300 people but failed to stop Hizbollah rocket strikes on Israel. It was the U.S.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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