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2006-01-06 19:59:06

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Guantanamo Bay prisoners taking part in an ongoing hunger strike has fallen by more than half after a surge in participation that began on Christmas Day, the U.S. military said on Friday. The military last week said participation in the protest by detainees, believed to be uniformly Muslim, had more than doubled starting on the Christian holiday on December 25, with 46 joining in, bringing the total to 84 by last Thursday. But 44...

2006-01-03 10:26:06

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Police detained around a dozen Greenpeace activists in New Delhi on Tuesday during a protest over the planned scrapping in an Indian yard of a French aircraft carrier they said contains tonnes of highly toxic material. The environmental group, which organized the protest outside the French embassy, urged Paris and New Delhi not to allow the Clemenceau to reach a scrapyard in the western state of Gujarat without first being decontaminated in France. Greenpeace...

2006-01-03 10:25:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Police detained around a dozen Greenpeace activists in New Delhi on Tuesday during a protest over the planned scrapping in an Indian yard of a French aircraft carrier they said contains tonnes of highly toxic material. The environmental group, which organized the protest outside the French embassy, urged Paris and New Delhi not to allow the Clemenceau to reach a scrapyard in the western state of Gujarat without first being decontaminated in France. Greenpeace says that...

2006-01-03 10:25:00

NEW DELHI -- Police detained around a dozen Greenpeace activists in New Delhi on Tuesday during a protest over the planned scrapping in an Indian yard of a French aircraft carrier they said contains tonnes of highly toxic material. The environmental group, which organized the protest outside the French embassy, urged Paris and New Delhi not to allow the Clemenceau to reach a scrapyard in the western state of Gujarat without first being decontaminated in France. Greenpeace says that vulnerable...

2005-12-29 17:42:30

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Guantanamo Bay prisoners taking part in a hunger strike that began nearly five months ago has surged to 84 since Christmas Day, the U.S. military said on Thursday. Forty-six detainees at the prison for foreign terrorism suspects at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joined the protest on the Christian holiday on Sunday, said Army Lt. Col. Jeremy Martin, a military spokesman. The prisoner population, which the Pentagon...

2005-12-29 14:44:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Thursday reported a major surge since Christmas Day in the number of Guantanamo Bay prisoners taking part in a nearly 5-month-old hunger strike, with 84 currently refusing food. Army Lt. Col. Jeremy Martin, a military spokesman, said 46 detainees at the prison for foreign terrorism suspects at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joined the hunger strike last Sunday. The military defines a hunger striker as someone who has refused...

2005-12-12 00:25:23

By Chris Buckley DONGZHOUKENG, China (Reuters) - Riot police patrolled a southern Chinese township where tension prevailed on Monday nearly a week after demonstrations over land compensation were ended by police opening fire on protesters. China has confirmed police shot dead three people "in alarm" during an attack on Tuesday on a wind power plant in the Guangdong province township of Dongzhoukeng. Newspaper reports said the official who ordered the shooting had been detained. Two...

2005-12-02 17:45:00

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - He has led civil rights marches, scolded the nation's leaders and even run for president, but the Rev. Al Sharpton now wants to do something completely different -- star in his own television sitcom. Sharpton, in an interview with Reuters on Friday, confirmed a report in Daily Variety that he would soon be filming a pilot for a family show called "Al in the Family" that would revolve around his larger-than-life personality. "I don't know...

2005-11-17 15:11:04

By Malgorzata Rakowiec GDYNIA, Poland (Reuters) - Rough seas on Thursday forced Greenpeace activists to give up a blockade of a ship they say carried 25,000 tonnes of genetically modified (GMO) Argentinian soya to Poland. In part of a campaign for a wider ban on GMO crops, protestors tied themselves and a rubber dinghy to the ship's anchor chain after it moored, preventing it from docking. They were forced to call off the protest after five hours as the weather worsened in the...

2005-11-17 05:22:38

PARIS (Reuters) - Urban violence has dropped to normal levels in France after three weeks of unrest in its run-down suburbs, police said on Thursday. Ninety-eight vehicles were set ablaze on Wednesday night, a sharp drop from the peak of the violence when about 1,400 vehicles were torched on the night of November 6. Police detained 33 people during the night. "The situation has returned to normal because about 100 vehicles are set on fire each night in France," a police spokesman...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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