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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.