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General News Archive - August 26, 2006

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will announce on Saturday it has completed a new phase in its Arak heavy-water reactor plant, a presidential official said, referring to part of the nuclear program which the West fears is aimed at producing bombs.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has completed a new phase in its Arak heavy-water reactor plant, a presidential official said on Saturday, referring to part of Iran's atomic program which the West fears is aimed at producing bombs.

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has received assurances the United States will not seek the death penalty for Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks if it brings new charges against him, Attorney General Philip Ruddock said on Saturday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration has indicated it is prepared to form an independent coalition to freeze Iranian assets and restrict trade if the U.N. Security Council fails to penalize Tehran for its nuclear enrichment program, The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday.

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot and wounded five Palestinians, including one seriously, during an operation in the West Bank town of Nablus on Saturday, Palestinian medics said.

GAZA (Reuters) - Two Fox journalists kidnapped by militants in Gaza have not been harmed, with a deadline for the United States to free Muslim prisoners in exchange for their release about to expire, a Palestinian official said on Saturday.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Two Fox News journalists kidnapped by militants in Gaza have not been harmed, a Palestinian official said on Saturday, as a deadline expired for the United States to free Muslim prisoners in exchange for their release.

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot and killed one Palestinian and wounded five others in a clash in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, Palestinian medics said.

SEOUL (Reuters) - A nuclear test by North Korea cannot be ruled out if the United States steps up what Pyongyang calls its hostile policy toward the communist country, a pro-North Korea newspaper published in Japan said on Saturday.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Two Fox News journalists kidnapped by militants in Gaza have not been harmed, a Palestinian official said on Saturday, as a deadline expired for the United States to free Muslim prisoners in exchange for their release.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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