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General News Archive - August 27, 2006

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Mississippi River remained partially closed on Saturday due to vessel accidents, a U.S. Coast Guard official said on Saturday. Three sections of the river had been closed following separate tow-boat accidents in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will pursue its nuclear fuel activities despite mounting international pressure to halt the disputed operations, chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani was quoted on Sunday as saying. "Production of nuclear fuel is our strategic aim," state radio quoted Larijani as saying.

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has proposed South Korea assume wartime command of its troops from the United States in 2009, the South Korean defense ministry said on Sunday. That timeframe compares with Seoul's goal of taking command by 2012.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will pursue its nuclear fuel activities despite mounting international pressure to halt the disputed operations, chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani was quoted on Sunday as saying. "Production of nuclear fuel is our strategic aim," state radio quoted Larijani as saying.

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - An American journalist appeared in court in Darfur on Saturday on charges of espionage and entering the country illegally, his lawyers and other sources said.

KABUL (Reuters) - A NATO soldier was killed in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan on Sunday, the force said, the latest NATO soldier to die since the alliance took control of the south from a U.S.-led force last month.

KABUL (Reuters) - A British soldier was killed in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan on Sunday, the British Defense Ministry said, the latest NATO soldier to die since the alliance took over in the Afghan south from a U.S.-led force last month.

GAZA (Reuters) - Two kidnapped Fox journalists appeared on a new videotape released by their captors on Sunday in the Gaza Strip, in which the reporters said they had converted to Islam, the Fox News Channel said.

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto could become the year's first hurricane on Sunday and grow dangerous as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico a year after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.

GAZA (Reuters) - Two kidnapped Fox journalists appeared on a new videotape released by their captors on Sunday in the Gaza Strip, in which the reporters said they had converted to Islam, the Fox News Channel said.

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