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General News Archive - July 04, 2006

By Jonathan Spicer TORONTO (Reuters) - Several massive vessels have run aground on Michigan's Saginaw River this shipping season, caught in shallow waters a few miles from Lake Huron.

DUBAI (Reuters) - A United Arab Emirates court sentenced U.S. music producer Dallas Austin on Tuesday to four years in jail after convicting him of possessing narcotics.

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Lawyers for Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks asked the Australian government on Tuesday to formally review his case after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled planned military trials were illegal.

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Five Afghan laborers working at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan have been killed in an ambush on their way home from work, police said on Tuesday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China urged Iran on Tuesday to respond to a package of incentives to stop enriching uranium and called on G8 powers to show patience, saying the standoff over Iran's nuclear plans had entered a crucial phase.

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA prepared for a third attempt to launch space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday on a mission vital to the program's future after easing concerns over a small crack in the ship's fuel tank.

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Some 12 hours before he blew himself up on the London underground, Shehzad Tanweer was playing cricket until late evening in a park in northern England.

By Yousuf Azimy KABUL (Reuters) - Five Afghan laborers working at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan have been killed in an ambush on their way home from work, police said on Tuesday, and a blast in Kabul wounded four people.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen abducted Iraq's deputy electricity minister and 19 bodyguards after ambushing their convoy in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, police and Interior Ministry sources said.

NASA prepared for a third attempt to launch space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday on a mission vital to the program's future after easing concerns over a small crack in the ship's fuel tank.