General News Archive - August 16, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Eight people were killed and up to 28 wounded on Wednesday by a bomb in a roadside market in east Baghdad, interior ministry and police sources said. The attack was in a small flea market beside a highway flyover and near a hospital in the eastern district of Nahda.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. general will decide next month whether to court-martial four U.S. soldiers for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her family in March, a U.S. military spokeswoman said on Wednesday. A U.S.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - The Iranian foreign minister s

LONDON (Reuters) - Police will seek more time on Wednesday to question suspects in the alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners, as it emerged a 12-year-old boy with no documents had managed to board a plane at UK's Gatwick Airport.

By Alister Bull BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Clashes erupted in two of Iraq's largest cities on Wednesday and a bomb killed eight in the capital, highlighting the precarious security situation as U.S. and Iraqi forces try to stem sectarian violence.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jack Carter, the son of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, won Tuesday's Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate and will face Republican incumbent John Ensign.

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli forces prepared to make way for U.N. peacekeepers in parts of south Lebanon on Wednesday, but their commander said troops could stay for months if it takes that long for a bigger U.N. force to deploy.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - The wife of a New Zealand cameraman kidnapped by Palestinian gunman along with a U.S. television reporter appealed in Gaza on Wednesday for their release, saying their abduction was pointless.

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - To hear so

Listen to the White House and one might think President Hugo Chavez has turned oil-rich Venezuela into a totalitarian state like Cuba, lacking a free press, freedom of speech and multi-party elections.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.