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2006-04-11 10:36:54

KARACHI (Reuters) - At least 21 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a blast at a park in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Tuesday where Sunni Muslim worshippers had gathered to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad.

2006-04-11 05:35:29

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Ibrahim al-Jaafari's stubborn fight to stay on as Iraq's prime minister looked all but over on Tuesday after a party in his main Shi'ite alliance offered to name a replacement to break a four-month-old political deadlock.

2006-04-10 12:25:34

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President Bush pressed Iraqi leaders again on Monday to form a government as it looked increasingly likely that the main Shi'ite Alliance would drop its candidate for prime minister to break the deadlock.

2006-04-09 17:03:16

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's powerful Shi'ite Alliance was expected to make a decision on Monday on whether it would yield to pressure from Kurdish and Sunni leaders and drop Ibrahim al-Jaafari as its choice for prime minister.

2006-04-09 04:35:22

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Shi'ite leaders met on Sunday in another attempt to break an impasse over the prime minister, hoping to pave the way for a unity government many see as the only way to avert open civil war.

2006-04-09 01:57:05

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has warned that civil war had started in Iraq, where three consecutive days of bombings killed about 100 people, inflaming sectarian tensions.

2006-04-08 17:59:16

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has warned that civil war had started in Iraq, where three consecutive days of bombings killed about 100 people, inflaming sectarian tensions.

2006-04-08 05:49:35

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - One of Iraq's most powerful Shi'ite leaders urged his followers on Saturday to resist being drawn into a sectarian civil war after a triple suicide bombing killed at least 70 people at a mosque associated with his party.

2006-04-07 14:28:21

By Omar al-Ibadi and Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three suicide bombers dressed as women killed at least 71 people at a Shi'ite mosque on Friday, the bloodiest attack in Iraq for at least three months.

2006-04-07 11:05:59

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.