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General News Archive - July 07, 2006

(Updates with U.S. statement) BAGHDAD, July 7 - Up to nine people were killed in clashes between U.S. troops and the Mehdi Army militia of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in eastern Baghdad early on Friday, police and witnesses said. An Interior Ministry source said the clashes erupted when U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may have moved another long-range missile to a launch site, South Korea's defense minister was quoted as saying on Friday by Yonhap news agency.

By Ahmed Rasheed and Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Up to nine people were killed in clashes between U.S.-led troops and the Mehdi Army militia of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in eastern Baghdad early on Friday, police and witnesses said.

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - Britain marked the first anniversary of the London bombings on Friday in a mood of somber reflection but many Britons still fear Islamist militants, having attacked them once, might do so again.

By Jonathan Thatcher SEOUL (Reuters) - A senior U.S. envoy began an Asian tour on Friday to press Washington's case that Pyongyang must be brought to heel, as North Korea lashed out at Japan for imposing sanctions over this week's barrage of missile tests.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops dug in across a swathe of the northern Gaza Strip on Friday and an air strike killed a Hamas militant following the bloodiest day of fighting with Palestinian gunmen in nearly two years.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- The European Union said talks late on Thursday with Iran on a package of incentives to end a nuclear standoff were constructive and laid the basis for a fuller response by Iran at a second meeting due next week.

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S.-led troops were ambushed in southern Afghanistan and one coalition soldier was killed and one wounded, a spokesman for the force said on Friday. "They were in a convoy and got ambushed.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A plot to bomb New York's Holland Tunnel in an effort to flood the Wall Street financial district has been uncovered by the FBI, with a suspect arrested in Lebanon, New York's Daily News reported on Friday.

MADRID (Reuters) - A New York man was paralysed below the waist while dodging young bulls among a crowd of revellers at Spain's San Fermin Festival in Pamplona on Friday, festival organisers said.

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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