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2006-03-21 13:30:32

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler was found guilty on Tuesday of abusing detainees at Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison and faces up to eight years and nine months in prison, an Army spokeswoman said. The sentencing hearing for Army Sgt.

2006-03-13 18:14:49

By Andy Sullivan FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. military dog handler charged with abusing detainees at Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison was simply following orders, his lawyers said on Monday at the start of his court-martial. Army Sgt.

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2006-02-15 06:00:00

Scientists have discovered what they believe is a new fish species and at least 20 types of previously unknown seaweeds during a recent expedition to one of the Caribbean's most diverse marine areas - a coral-covered underwater mountain off the Dutch island of Saba.

2006-02-14 00:20:00

Scientists have found new species of fish and seaweed on a Caribbean coral atoll that may be the most diverse marine habitat in the Atlantic region, they said on Tuesday.

2005-07-26 13:34:47

By Sue Pleming FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - Two U.S. dog handlers in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison used unmuzzled dogs to threaten prisoners and competed to see who could make inmates urinate on themselves, according to testimony at a military hearing on Tuesday. Sgt. Santos Cardona, 31, and Sgt.

2005-07-26 12:13:08

By Sue Pleming FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - Two dog handlers in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison used unmuzzled dogs to threaten prisoners and competed to see who could make inmates urinate on themselves, according to testimony at a military hearing on Tuesday. Sgt. Santos Cardona, 31, and Sgt.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.