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General News Archive - August 30, 2006

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Despite U.S. efforts to stop left-wing Nicaraguan politician Daniel Ortega from returning to power, a poll released on Tuesday showed he maintained a six-point lead over rival presidential candidates.

By Dean Yates JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will urge Israel to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon and discuss the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers when he meets Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp. said on Tuesday it is withdrawing an offer of free iced coffee to a limited number of employees and their friends and families in the southeast United States.

HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - A bomb exploded at an Iraqi army recruitment center in the town of Hilla, south of Baghdad, on Wednesday, killing at least three people, police said. A second police officer put the death toll at five.

By Habib al-Zubaidi HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - A bomb apparently left on a parked bicycle blasted a crowd of young Iraqi men outside an army recruiting office early on Wednesday, killing 12 people and wounding 38, police said.

By Dean Yates JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan met Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday to discuss the deployment of U.N. troops to Lebanon and urge Israel to lift its six-week air and sea blockade of the country.

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb exploded in a central Baghdad market on Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding 35, police and Interior Ministry sources said.

By Dean Yates JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel rejected a call from U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lift its six-week air-and-sea blockade of Lebanon, saying it would only raise the siege once all elements of a ceasefire were in place.

By Dean Yates JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel rejected a call from U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lift its six-week air-and-sea blockade of Lebanon, saying it would only raise the siege once all elements of a ceasefire were in place.

Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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