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General News Archive - August 07, 2006

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes killed 13 civilians in Lebanon and Hizbollah battled Israeli ground troops on Monday as the U.N. Security Council failed to agree on a draft resolution seeking to end 27 days of fighting.

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - A week after surgery forced him to put his brother in charge of the island he has dominated for 47 years, Cuban leader Fidel Castro remained out of sight and out of power, but was said to be on the road to recovery.

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes killed 14 civilians in Lebanon and Hizbollah battled Israeli ground troops on Monday as the U.N. Security Council failed to agree on a draft resolution seeking to end 27 days of fighting.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Three Israeli soldiers were killed in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil, Al Arabiya television reported on Monday. The Dubai-based television gave no further details.

The Philippine government evacuated thousands of villagers from around the Southeast Asian country's most active volcano on Monday after warning the rumbling mountain could explode at any time.

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - A week after surgery forced him to put his brother in charge of the island he has dominated for 47 years, Cuban leader Fidel Castro remained out of sight and out of power, but was said to be on the road to recovery.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. military court heard graphic testimony on Monday on how U.S. soldiers took turns to hold down and rape a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and murdered her and her family. At the hearing into whether four U.S.

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli bombs killed at least 17 civilians in Lebanon and cut a vital aid lifeline to the south on Monday in renewed fighting after diplomatic efforts to end the 27-day-old war stalled.

By Alister Bull BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces fought Shi'ite militiamen in Baghdad during a raid on a suspected death squad on Monday, in the latest bid to stem sectarian violence that has pushed the country to the brink of civil war.

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli bombs killed at least 18 civilians in Lebanon and cut a vital aid lifeline to the south on Monday in renewed fighting after diplomatic efforts to end the 27-day-old war stalled.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.