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General News Archive - August 24, 2006

ASADABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A U.S.-led coalition air strike killed seven Afghan civilians on Thursday in the eastern province of Kunar, provincial officials said.

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - California investigators told Colorado authorities about John Mark Karr's "fascination" with JonBenet Ramsey's murder in 2001 during a wide-ranging probe of the schoolteacher, a spokesman for the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department said on Wednesday.

ASADABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A U.S.-led coalition air strike killed seven Afghan civilians in an eastern province on Thursday, provincial officials said, the latest casualties in the bloodiest phase of Afghan violence since 2001.

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - California investigators told Colorado authorities about John Mark Karr's "fascination" with JonBenet Ramsey's murder in 2001 during a wide-ranging probe of the schoolteacher, a spokesman for the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department said on Wednesday.

KABUL (Reuters) - Seven suspected al Qaeda members were killed in a clash in Afghanistan on Thursday, the U.S. military said. "Seven suspected al Qaeda facilitators were killed today when Afghan and coalition forces conducted an operation on a compound housing suspected terrorists," the U.S.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A U.S. airline flight that turned back to Amsterdam on its way to India because of security worries is expected to finally reach Mumbai late on Thursday without 12 arrested passengers, officials said.

Seven suspected al Qaeda members were killed in a clash in Afghanistan on Thursday, the U.S. military said, although Afghan officials said those killed were civilians.

ASADABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Seven suspected al Qaeda members were killed in a clash in Afghanistan on Thursday, the U.S. military said, although Afghan officials said those killed were civilians.

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Passengers aboard a U.S. plane bound for India and forced to turn back to Amsterdam said air marshals swooped after 12 people began fidgeting with mobile phones and plastic bags, Dutch media said on Thursday.

BERLIN (Reuters) - European Union Presidency Finland said on Thursday it hoped to see the first reinforcements for the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon arrive in the region during the next week.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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