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General News Archive - August 08, 2006

BEIJING (Reuters) - A giant panda has broken two records in China by giving birth to the heaviest cub born in captivity after the longest period in labor, an exhausting 34 hours, Xinhua news agency said.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three separate roadside bomb attacks killed at least nine people in Baghdad on Tuesday, police sources said, as U.S. troops made new efforts to curb violence in the capital, seen as the key to Iraq's stability.

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Tuesday the U.N. Security Council appeared to have reached agreement on a resolution designed to end the war between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two roadside bombs killed at least 10 people and wounded 69 in a Baghdad market, police said. The blasts took place in the busy al-Shurja market in central Baghdad.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Tuesday his security cabinet would meet on Wednesday to discuss the possible expansion of military operations in Lebanon.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Tuesday that Lebanon's decision to deploy 15,000 Lebanese troops in southern Lebanon was an "interesting step" which would be reviewed.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four separate roadside bomb attacks killed at least 19 people in Baghdad on Tuesday, police sources said, as U.S. troops made new efforts to try to rid the capital of powerful militias and defeat insurgents.

By James Nelson SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A pair of 4-year-old conjoined-twin girls have been separated after undergoing 16 hours of surgery in Utah, but they face a long road to recovery, doctors said on Tuesday.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A car bomb detonated near a college in a central residential area of the Sri Lankan capital on Tuesday, killing two people including a child, the military and a Reuters witness said. "The blast was near St. Paul's college. It was a van," said a military spokesman.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in a central residential neighborhood of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Tuesday, killing two people, including a small child, the military and a Reuters witness said. "The blast was near St. Paul's college, it was a van," said a military spokesman.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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