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General News Archive - August 21, 2006

By Kemp Powers LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The American schoolteacher suspected of murdering child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey arrived on Sunday night in the United States, where he will face questioning about the 1996 killing. John Mark Karr, 41, landed in Los Angeles at around 9:30 p.m.

By Kemp Powers LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The American schoolteacher suspected of murdering child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey arrived on Sunday night in the United States, where he will face questioning about the 1996 killing. John Mark Karr, 41, landed in Los Angeles at around 9:30 p.m.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An unknown number of people were killed in an explosion at a Moscow market, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, quoting an eyewitness. There was no official confirmation of an explosion or casualties.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Seven people were killed in an explosion at a Moscow market on Monday, Russia's Emergencies ministry said. "Seven people including three children were killed," a ministry spokeswoman said.

By Amr Abdallah QALYOUB, Egypt (Reuters) - A collision between two trains killed 80 people and injured 131 on Monday in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo, a security source said, in Egypt's worst rail disaster since 2002.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein and six former army commanders went on trial in Baghdad on Monday on charges of killing tens of thousands of Kurdish villagers in a genocidal campaign that devastated northern Iraqi in 1988.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed in an explosion at a Moscow market on Monday, Russia's Emergencies Ministry said.

By Aziz El-Kaissouni QALYOUB, Egypt (Reuters) - Two Egyptian trains collided on Monday, killing up to 80 people and injuring twice that number in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo, a security source said. Early casualty figures varied widely.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein and six former army commanders went on trial in Baghdad on Monday on charges of killing tens of thousands of Kurdish villagers in a campaign that devastated northern Iraq in 1988.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein refused to enter a plea on the first day of his trial on Monday for genocide against Kurds in the 1980s, prompting the judge to enter a not guilty plea on the former Iraqi president's behalf.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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