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2006-09-04 07:29:44

LONDON (Reuters) - Two British soldiers were killed on Monday and two more injured when their patrol came under attack near the southern Iraqi city of Basra, the Ministry of Defense said. "Two British soldiers have died as a result of an attack on a British patrol," a spokeswoman said.

2006-09-01 07:18:44

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Shopkeepers and homeowners in Baghdad cleared rubble and looked for bodies on Friday, a day after a series of explosions killed nearly 70 people and devastated homes and a bazaar just before nightfall.

2006-08-31 14:29:10

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Rockets slammed into homes in Baghdad just before nightfall on Thursday, killing 50 people and wounding 200, a senior Interior Ministry official said. The barrage of seven rockets was spread over neighborhoods in the mainly Shi'ite east of the city.

2006-08-31 12:40:36

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Rockets slammed into homes in Baghdad just before nightfall on Thursday, killing up to 46 people and wounding well over 100, police sources said, adding that the toll could rise as bodies were pulled from the rubble.

2006-08-31 11:46:41

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday his forces should control most of Iraq by December, as President George W. Bush began a round of pre-election speeches urging Americans to back U.S. military engagement there.

2006-08-30 10:21:24

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The top American general in Iraq said on Wednesday he foresaw Iraqi forces assuming control of the country's security within 12 to 18 months with "very little" support from U.S.-led forces.

2006-08-28 12:03:57

By Imad al-Khozaie DIWANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 20 Iraqi soldiers were killed in street fighting with Shi'ite militiamen in the town of Diwaniya on Monday, some of the bloodiest clashes yet among rival factions in Shi'ite Muslim southern Iraq.

2006-08-28 11:19:11

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Violence in Baghdad has dropped by nearly half since July, after U.S.-led forces launched an operation to pacify the capital, a U.S. general said on Monday, while acknowledging a spike in bombings in the past 48 hours. U.S.

2006-08-28 09:38:34

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Violence in Baghdad has dropped by nearly half since July, when U.S.-led forces launched an operation to pacify the capital, a U.S. general said on Monday, while acknowledging a spike in bombings in the past 48 hours. U.S.

2006-08-28 05:55:17

By Imad al-Khozaie DIWANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Fierce street fighting between Iraqi troops and militiamen loyal to a populist Shi'ite cleric killed 25 soldiers on Monday, military and hospital sources said. U.S.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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