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2006-06-13 09:58:49

By Edmund Blair TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran opened the large steel doors of its notorious Evin prison to journalists on Tuesday, showing off spruced-up women's cells and a well-equipped clinic in a move aimed at countering criticism about poor conditions.

2006-05-01 07:35:36

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - He served out his prison term two years ago and is widely reviled by fellow Israelis as a traitor, but nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu stands little chance of starting a new life abroad any time soon.

2006-01-09 10:15:00

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon slightly moved an arm and a leg and breathed on his own after doctors on Monday gradually began to rouse him from a medically-induced coma, a hospital official said.

2006-01-05 07:46:27

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is in critical condition and will remain sedated and on a respirator for at least the next 24 hours, the chief of the hospital where he is being treated said on Thursday. "The prime minister's condition is ...

2006-01-05 07:21:03

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is in critical condition and will remain sedated and on a respirator for at least the next 24 hours, the chief of the hospital where he is being treated said on Thursday. "The prime minister's condition is ...

2005-11-22 08:22:25

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's new president, Mahinda Rajapakse, will keep the finance and defense portfolios for himself when he unveils his cabinet later on Tuesday, his media secretary told Reuters.

2005-11-17 21:54:29

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse claimed victory on Friday in Sri Lanka's presidential poll after taking a slim lead with more than half of votes counted, his office said.

2005-11-07 06:12:28

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will leave for a three-day visit to Kenya on Tuesday in pursuit of a controversial deal for African animals to stock a safari park in his home town.

2005-10-21 08:45:48

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - A small Asian boy frantically laces up his soccer boots at the entrance to one of London's most notorious housing estates on a sunny October morning.

2005-08-09 06:46:42

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Jailed Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji has broken his eight-week-old hunger strike after calls by family and friends concerned about his deteriorating health, a judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday. "Thankfully his condition is better than before ...


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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