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General News Archive - July 05, 2006

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen who seized an Israeli soldier have holed up with him in an underground bunker somewhere in the Gaza Strip, an Israeli newspaper reported on Wednesday.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Crucial talks due on Wednesday between the European Union and Iran on incentives to a end a nuclear stand-off have been postponed for a week, an Iranian official said. "The meeting has changed to the next week.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korea launched a total of 10 missiles, the head of Russia's General Staff was quoted as saying on Wednesday, but he could not confirm how many of them were intercontinental weapons.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces raided a hospital in the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Ramadi west of Baghdad on Wednesday, saying it was being used as a safe haven for rebel fighters to launch mortar and sniper attacks on them. U.S.

By Parisa Hafezi BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday crucial talks between the European Union and Iran on incentives aimed at ending a nuclear stand-off have been postponed for a week, giving no immediate official reason for the delay. "The meeting has changed to the next week.

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday he would demand an independent Iraqi inquiry into the suspected rape and murder of a teenager and the killing of her family by U.S. soldiers.

By Parisa Hafezi BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday crucial talks between the European Union and Iran on incentives aimed at ending a nuclear stand-off have been postponed for a week, giving no immediate official reason for the delay.

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts on the shuttle Discovery awoke to their first full day in space on Wednesday and prepared to inspect their orbiter for damage after launching from Florida on a flight NASA hopes will get the troubled U.S. space program back on track.

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister called on Wednesday for an independent inquiry into the alleged rape and murder of a teenager and killing of her family by U.S. soldiers and a review of foreign troops' immunity from Iraqi law.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdad's central morgue received 1,595 bodies last month -- the highest number since the February bombing of a Shiite shrine sparked a wave of sectarian killings, a morgue official said on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.