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General News Archive - August 19, 2006

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese security and Hizbollah sources said Israeli aircraft and commandos raided a Hizbollah stronghold in eastern Lebanon early on Saturday just hours after the U.N. appealed to European countries for peacekeepers.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine officer who commanded the battalion involved in the deaths of two dozen Iraqi civilians in Haditha in November did not consider the incident unusual and did not initiate an inquiry, The Washington Post reported on Saturday.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A son-in-law of al Qaeda deputy Ayman al-Zawahri was the mastermind of a plot to blow up transatlantic airliners unearthed in Britain this month, a Pakistani newspaper said on Saturday.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - John Mark Karr, the American primary school teacher suspected of killing child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey a decade ago, should be deported to the United States by Tuesday, a top Thai policeman said.

NAQOURA, Lebanon (Reuters) - About 50 French peacekeepers arrived in south Lebanon on Saturday, the first reinforcements for a U.N. force charged with helping the Lebanese army take over the area, witnesses said.

LONDON (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insists that nuclear power is Iran's right and "no one will stop us" developing the country.

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft and commandos raided a Hizbollah bastion in eastern Lebanon and killed three guerillas on Saturday in the first big attack since a truce halted Israel's 34-day war with the Shi'ite Muslim group.

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Helicopter-borne Israeli commandos raided a Hizbollah bastion in eastern Lebanon on Saturday in the first major attack since a U.N.-backed truce halted Israel's 34-day war with the Shi'ite Muslim group.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - John Mark Karr, the American primary school teacher suspected of killing child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey a decade ago, was expected to be deported to the United States on Sunday, a Thai policeman said.

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdad's streets were largely empty on Saturday after the government banned all movement of vehicles to guard against any attack on a major Shi'ite religious festival in a city gripped by sectarian violence.

Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.