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.