General News Archive - August 11, 2006

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has arrested at least three men in connection with the foiled attempt to blow up airliners flying from Britain to the United States, media reports said on Friday.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan arrested two Britons of Pakistani descent last week as part of a coordinated operation to foil a plot to blow up Transatlantic airliners, a senior government official said on Friday. "They are British nationals. They were arrested 8 to 10 days ago.

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli air raids killed 11 people in north Lebanon on Friday amid more wrangling at the United Nations over a draft resolution to end the month-old war between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of two missing U.S. servicemen have been discovered in the wreckage of their helicopter which crashed in Iraq's Anbar province, the U.S. military said on Friday.

HELENA, Montana (Reuters) - Triple murderer David Dawson was put to death by lethal injection at Montana State Prison at 12:06 a.m. on Friday, marking the state's third execution since 1995.

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Friday named 19 people suspected of being involved in a plot to blow up transatlantic airliners and ordered their assets frozen, a day after police said they had foiled attempts to cause mass murder.

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in India warned American citizens on Friday of likely terrorist attacks, possibly by al Qaeda, in or around New Delhi and Mumbai in the run-up to the country's Independence Day celebrations next week.

By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faced a backlash on Friday over a U.N. proposal to end the war in Lebanon, with army officers charging that they were held back and right-wing rivals calling for new elections.

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - With titles like "Fiasco" and "The End of Iraq," the latest books on the Iraq war make depressing reading for Americans.

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain named 19 people on Friday suspected of a plot to blow up transatlantic airliners and ordered their assets frozen, a day after police said they had foiled "murder on an unimaginable scale." U.S.

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.