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General News Archive - July 21, 2006

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian police said on Friday they had arrested three suspects in last week's Mumbai railway bombings that killed more than 180 people.

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel pounded Lebanon from the air on Friday in its bloody 10-day-old assault against Hizbollah, but the guerrilla group insisted it would only free two Israeli soldiers it is holding as part of a prisoner swap.

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel pounded Lebanon from the air on Friday and one general said it might soon expand ground operations in its bloody assault on Hizbollah guerrillas.

By Michele Kambas LIMASSOL, Cyprus (Reuters) - Thousands of tired, frightened evacuees fleeing Israel's bombardment of Lebanon flooded into Cyprus on Friday, sparking warnings by officials that the small island may not be able to cope with the influx.

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Forces Korea announced its next military drills with South Korean troops on Friday, a move likely to heighten tensions on the peninsula after North Korea's defiant missile tests on July 5. Pyongyang routinely denounces joint U.S.

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities extended a daytime curfew on Baghdad on Friday in an apparent effort to prevent violence after one of the bloodiest weeks this year.

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel warned residents to leave southern Lebanon on Friday as it considered expanding a ground offensive against Hizbollah guerrillas despite mounting casualties and a looming humanitarian crisis.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beryl, the second cyclone of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, blew over Nantucket island early on Friday as it headed for Cape Cod, bringing heavy rain to the Massachusetts coast.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council risks committing "a historic act of tyranny" against Iran if it passes a resolution demanding Tehran stop making nuclear fuel, powerful cleric Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Friday. U.N.

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel warned Lebanese civilians to leave border villages on Friday and called up thousands of reserves in a possible prelude to a ground offensive that would expand its 10-day-old campaign against Hizbollah guerrillas.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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