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General News Archive - August 01, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least seven people in the Iraqi town of Muqdadiya, northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said. Police said eight people were also injured in the attack in front of the hospital in Muqdadiya, 90 km (50 miles) northeast of the capital.

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Fidel Castro, one of the world's most enduring leaders, handed over power provisionally to his brother and underwent surgery, he said in a statement read out on state television on Monday.

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Beating on cooking pots and honking car horns, hundreds of Cuban exiles streamed into the streets of Miami's Little Havana to celebrate news that Cuban President Fidel Castro had handed over power.

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Beating on cooking pots and honking car horns, hundreds of Cuban exiles streamed into the streets of Miami's Little Havana to celebrate news that Cuban President Fidel Castro had handed over power.

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The acting Food and Drug Administration chief meets U.S. senators on Tuesday armed with a new plan for wider sales of an emergency contraceptive drug in an effort to move his stalled confirmation forward.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - ABC Television Network pulled a miniseries about the Holocaust it was developing with Mel Gibson's production company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, quoting an unidentified representative for the network.

By Ahmed Rasheed and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs killed at least 40 people on Tuesday, half of them Iraqi soldiers, in the latest blow to the new government's efforts to inspire confidence in the country's security forces.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The ABC television network has pulled a miniseries about the Holocaust it was developing with Mel Gibson's production company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, quoting an unidentified representative for the network.

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Ignoring growing calls for a ceasefire, Israel blasted eastern and southern Lebanon from the air on Tuesday and prepared to advance deeper into Lebanese territory to push Hizbollah guerrillas back from the border.

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Fidel Castro, the world's third longest serving head of state, stepped down temporarily on Monday after intestinal surgery, handing over power for the first time to his brother Raul Castro, state television announced.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.