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2006-01-13 23:33:54

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Doctor and surgeon Ayman al-Zawahri is the brains behind Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network and most recently its public face, repeatedly denouncing the United States and its allies in widely aired video messages. U.S. sources said a U.S.

2006-01-09 00:50:00

China's military has cut back its troops by 200,000, the official mouthpiece of the People's Liberation Army said on Monday, reinforcing its high-tech military ambitions to overtake rival Taiwan.

2005-12-28 15:38:00

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - Negligence and incompetence by Russian police and officials contributed to the bloodbath at a school in the southern town of Beslan last year, the head of a parliamentary investigation said on Wednesday.

2005-12-28 11:45:55

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - Negligence and incompetence by Russian police and officials contributed to the bloodbath at a school in the southern town of Beslan last year, the head of a parliamentary investigation said on Wednesday.

2005-12-28 06:54:17

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of a probe into Russia's bloody Beslan school attack said on Wednesday that local police had ignored instructions to strengthen security around schools which, if taken at the time, could have averted the tragedy.

2005-12-21 06:50:38

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain must hold an independent inquiry into claims an Iraqi hotel worker was beaten to death by its soldiers, a top court ruled on Wednesday, rejecting a government attempt to avoid the probe.

2005-12-15 05:42:58

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of a probe into Russia's Beslan school tragedy has said terrorists alone were to blame for it, remarks that suggested bureaucrats accused of failing to stop the raid could be exonerated.

2005-12-08 15:19:01

By Paul Tait and Seif Fouad BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Islamic insurgent group said on Thursday it had killed a U.S. hostage who, if the claim is confirmed, would be the first foreign captive killed in Iraq for four months and the first American in more than a year.

2005-10-13 04:29:49

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gunbattles raged in a town in Russia's turbulent Caucasus region on Thursday after about 150 armed men, described as "religious extremists," staged lightning raids in which security forces killed 50 of the attackers.

2005-08-30 03:52:55

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen have killed a security official in Iraq's North Oil Company and a companion traveling with him in a car, a police source said on Tuesday.


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Autumnal Equinox -- In astronomy, is the equinox at the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere: the moment when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward. The equinox occurs around September 22-24, varying slightly each year according to the 400 year cycle of leap years in the Gregorian Calendar. In the southern hemisphere, the equinox occurs at the same moment, but at the beginning of spring. There are two conventions for dealing with this: either the...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.