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General News Archive - July 27, 2006

By Jonathan Lynn KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Middle East diplomacy moved to Asia on Thursday as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew to Malaysia for a regional security meeting straight from talks in Rome to end the fighting in Lebanon.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. government's crackdown on media indecency could prevent World War Two veterans from sharing their stories in an upcoming TV documentary series by Ken Burns, the head of the Public Broadcasting Service said on Wednesday.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said it had formally decided to allow U.S. beef imports, suspended for the past six months, to restart from Thursday from all but one of 35 U.S. beef processing plants authorized by the U.S. government as suppliers to Japan.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Several bombs and mortar rounds were heard in central Baghdad on Thursday. Police said there was no word on casualties. The explosions were heard in Karrada, a mostly Shi'ite district with busy shopping areas.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb and several mortar rounds killed at least five people and wounded 19 in central Baghdad on Thursday, police sources said. The bomb exploded and the mortars landed close to each other in Karrada, a mostly Shi'ite district with busy shopping areas.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The death toll from a car bombing and mortar attacks in central Baghdad on Thursday has risen to at least 25, Ministry of Interior sources said. They said 45 people were wounded in the attacks.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb and several mortars ripped through central Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 25 people and wounding 45 others, police sources said.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will sign deals on Thursday for fighters, missiles and guns worth $3 billion during his visit to Russia, defying a U.S. arms blockade, a newspaper reported.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-accused of crimes against humanity entered its final day on Thursday with the appearance of former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan, but the former Iraqi leader did not attend.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian couple of Lebanese origin will file a complaint accusing Israeli leaders of war crimes over the bombing of Lebanon, the Belgian newspaper Le Soir reported on Thursday.

Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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