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General News Archive - July 30, 2006

TYRE, Lebanon (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike on a building in the village of Qana in southern Lebanon on Sunday caused at least 40 civilian casualties, security sources said. They said the three-storey building, where about 100 civilians were sheltering, was partially destroyed.

QANA, Lebanon (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike on a south Lebanon village on Sunday killed at least 35 civilians, including 21 children, witnesses and rescue workers said.

By Russell McCulley NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans police reported on Saturday the hurricane-ravaged city had seen six murders in less than 24 hours, including a quadruple killing not far from the historic French Quarter.

By Hussein Saad QANA, Lebanon (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed at least 35 Lebanese civilians, including 21 children, in the southern village of Qana on Sunday, in the bloodiest single attack during Israel's 19-day-old war on Hizbollah.

By Saeed Ali Achakzai SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents threatened on Sunday to kill a Lebanese engineer captured in southern Afghanistan, a day before NATO takes over security in the south.

By Hussein Saad QANA, Lebanon (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed at least 40 Lebanese civilians, including 21 children, in the southern village of Qana on Sunday, in the bloodiest single attack during Israel's 19-day-old war on Hizbollah.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it would stop considering international incentives aimed at ending its uranium enrichment program if the U.N. Security Council passes a resolution against its atomic work.

By Hussein Saad QANA, Lebanon (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed at least 40 Lebanese civilians, including 23 children, on Sunday, prompting the Lebanese government to cancel a planned visit to Beirut by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, speaking after the Israeli bombing of the Lebanese village of Qana, said it was time for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas.

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Millions of Congolese turned out enthusiastically to vote in their first free elections in 40 years on Sunday, protected by the world's biggest U.N. peacekeeping force and hoping to end years of war and chaos.

Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.