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General News Archive - July 09, 2006

By Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian passenger plane carrying 200 people, many of them holidaymakers, crashed during a domestic flight to Siberia on Sunday, killing most of those on board, news agencies said.

By Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rescuers have recovered 102 bodies from a Russian airliner which crashed on landing after a domestic flight to Siberia on Sunday, the Emergencies Ministry said. "According to data received by 9 a.m.

By Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian airliner crashed on landing and burst into flames in Siberia on Sunday, killing at least 120 people and injuring more than 50, emergencies officials said.

BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - India on Sunday test-fired its longest-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile, the Agni III, which can hit targets deep within China, a senior defense ministry official said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi troops raided a Shiite mosque in southeastern Baghdad on Saturday night after receiving a tip-off that a suspected "terrorist cell leader" was hiding inside and detained 20 people, the U.S. military said.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il said his country would not budge in negotiations with the United States, adding the reclusive state was ready to meet any attack with a strong blow of its own, Yonhap reported on Sunday.

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - It will be the high point of Vladimir Putin's rule and mark Russia's resurgence as a global player, but he will not expect a hearty slap on the back when he hosts Western leaders at a Group of Eight summit.

KABUL (Reuters) - A soldier in Afghanistan's U.S.-led coalition force was killed in a firefight on Sunday, a day after a roadside blast hit a patrol of Spanish peacekeepers, killing one and wounding four.

Momentum built on Sunday to seek a diplomatic solution to the North Korean missile crisis, with Seoul distancing itself from Japanese-led U.N. moves to slap punitive sanctions on the reclusive state.

A Russian airliner crashed on landing and burst into flames in Siberia on Sunday, killing at least 120 people and injuring more than 50, emergency officials said.

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ambsace
  • Bad luck; misfortune.
  • The smallest amount possible or the most worthless thing.
The word 'ambsace' comes from a Latin word meaning 'both'.