General News Archive - August 15, 2006
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi paid his respects at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of his country's World War Two surrender, defying warnings from China and South Korea not to go.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks should face new charges before a U.S. military tribunal by November or be returned home, the Australian government said on Tuesday. Lawyers for Hicks, who has been held at the U.S.
KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen loyal to a hardline anti-American Shi'ite cleric clashed with Iraqi soldiers on Tuesday in Kerbala, raising tensions in the southern city, army sources said.
MOSUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked the offices of a top Kurdish political party on Tuesday in Mosul and a number of casualties were feared, a police source said.
MOSUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked the offices of a top Kurdish political party on Tuesday in Mosul and fatalities were expected, police said.
Taliban guerrillas killed six Afghan policemen in an ambush on Tuesday, officials said, in the latest incident in the bloodiest phase of Afghan violence since the Taliban were overthrown.
By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - A top British
By Tom Ashby ABUJA (Reuters) - The United States embassy in Nigeria said on Tuesday that it had received reports that an American citizen was among oil workers kidnapped in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt.
By Philipp Gollner and Kiyoshi Takenaka SAN FRANCISCO/TOKYO (Reuters) - Dell Inc. said on Monday it will recall 4.1 million notebook computer batteries because they could overheat and catch fire, in the biggest recall in its 22-year history.
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated a truck rigged with explosives outside the offices of a top Kurdish political party on Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing nine people and wounding 36, police said.
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