General News Archive - August 10, 2006

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS will air an updated version of the "9/11" documentary about the attacks at the World Trade Center and the firefighters who responded that September day five years ago.

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Thursday they have thwarted a plot to blow up aircraft in mid-flight, arresting a number of people in the London area. Police said the aim of the plot was to detonate bombs smuggled on board aircraft in hand luggage.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel plans to allow more time for U.S.-led diplomatic efforts to resolve its dispute with Hizbollah before carrying out its decision to expand a ground offensive in Lebanon, a cabinet minister said on Thursday.

By Karamallah Daher MARJAYOUN, Lebanon (Reuters) - Israeli troops seized the town of Marjayoun and two nearby villages in south Lebanon on Thursday, witnesses said, even though Israel says it has put off plans for a broader offensive against Hizbollah guerrillas.

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain raised its security threat level to "critical" on Thursday, which means it expects an attack imminently, after a police said they had foiled a plot to blow up aircraft.

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Dozens of people were hurt and some were feared killed on Thursday in a suicide bomb blast in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, police said.

LONDON (Reuters) - Airlines banned hand luggage on flights out of the United Kingdom on Thursday and warned of massive delays after British police said they had disrupted a plot to blow up aircraft in mid-flight.

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A roadside bomb that exploded on Thursday in a market near a sacred Shi'ite shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf killed 23 people and wounded 30, state television said.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is taking immediate steps to increase security measures in the aviation sector in coordination with heightened security precautions in the United Kingdom, the department said in a statement on Thursday.

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Bomb blasts on Thursday in a market near a sacred Shi'ite shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf killed 30 people and wounded dozens, the police said.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.