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General News Archive - August 18, 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Pentagon investigation into the deaths of two dozen Iraqi civilians in Haditha has found possible concealment or destruction of evidence by U.S. Marines involved in the case, The New York Times reported on Friday.

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will wrap up conferring with his economic team on Friday on ways to keep the economy growing against a backdrop of higher interest rates, mixed data and fears of rising inflation.

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities hope to deport the American accused of the 1996 murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey to the United States this weekend, officials said on Friday as questions surfaced over the schoolteacher's story.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will ask the United States to extradite Javier Arellano Felix, the Mexican drug cartel boss captured by U.S. agents this week, the attorney general's office said on Thursday.

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China has detained two of the nation's top human rights advocates shortly before a blind rights activist was due to stand trial on Friday, marking what observers said may be a concerted crackdown on activists.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Civil rights leader Andrew Young resigned as chairman of a group intended to boost Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s image after he made remarks to a newspaper disparaging Jewish, Arab and Korean shop owners.

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese army troops prepared to move on Friday to the edge of the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms, the main flashpoint for fighting between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas before the war that a U.N. truce has halted.

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities hope to deport the American accused of the 1996 murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey to the United States this weekend, officials said on Friday as questions surfaced over the schoolteacher's story.

LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating last week's suspected plot to blow up airliners refused to comment on Friday over media reports that they had found a suitcase full of items that could make a bomb.

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China detained two of the nation's top human rights advocates before a blind rights activist went on trial on Friday, depriving him of his legal defense, in what appeared to be part of a concerted crackdown.

Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin