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General News Archive - August 12, 2006

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed several people in southern Lebanon on Saturday, security sources said, hours after the U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution to end the month-old war.

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli forces thrust deeper into Lebanon against fierce Hizbollah resistance on Saturday and air strikes killed up to 19 people, hours after the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution to end the month-old war.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United Nations expects Israel's ground offensive to wind down in one to two days and an expanded international force to begin deploying in southern Lebanon in a week to 10 days, the U.N.'s envoy said on Saturday. "We are not starting from zero...

BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of mosquito-borne encephalitis B in a city in northern China has risen to 19 from 17, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - The British government on Saturday rejected as "dangerous and foolish" accusations that its foreign policy heightened the threat of terrorist attacks after police foiled a plot to blow up transatlantic airliners.

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli forces thrust deeper into Lebanon against fierce Hizbollah resistance on Saturday and air strikes killed up to 20 people, hours after the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution to end the month-old war.

RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - The United States military said it had killed 26 rebels on Friday night after coming under fire from several locations in the insurgent stronghold of Ramadi, west of Baghdad. "Marines and soldiers ...

By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United Nations expects Israel's ground offensive to wind down within 48 hours and an expanded international force to begin deploying in southern Lebanon in a week to 10 days, the U.N.'s envoy said on Saturday.

By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United Nations expects Israel's ground offensive to wind down within 48 hours and an expanded international force to begin deploying in southern Lebanon in a week to 10 days, the U.N.'s envoy said on Saturday.

KABUL (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers have been killed in heavy fighting with Taliban guerrillas in northeastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said on Saturday. Three other U.S.

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bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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