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General News Archive - August 22, 2006

Israel should prepare for the possibility of a missile attack from Iran, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel should prepare for the possibility of a missile attack from Iran, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday. "We are liable to face an Iranian missile attack.

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Three Mexicans who survived an epic voyage across the Pacific Ocean in a small fishing boat have arrived in the Marshall Islands, setting foot on land for the first time in more than nine months.

Gunbattles rocked the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa for a third day on Tuesday after the announcement of a presidential run-off vote following July 30 elections, witnesses said.

Italy, which is expected to lead a U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, will be unable to send troops if Israel "keeps shooting," Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema said on Tuesday.

ROME (Reuters) - Italy, which is expected to lead a U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, will be unable to send troops if Israel "keeps shooting," Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema said on Tuesday.

ROME (Reuters) - Italy, which is expected to lead a U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, said on Tuesday it would provide 2,000 to 3,000 troops for the force provided Israel did not violate the U.N.-brokered truce.

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Italy said on Tuesday it would contribute 2,000 to 3,000 troops, about one third of the European contribution, to a U.N. force for Lebanon provided Israel did not violate the truce.

By Edmund Blair TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran, due to reply on Tuesday to a proposal by world powers aimed at defusing a nuclear row, insisted it would not stop enriching uranium as they demand.

Thailand plans to draw up new rules for hiring foreign teachers after the arrest of an American teacher who could be charged with murdering a child beauty queen raised questions about recruiting procedures, officials said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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