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Aug 30, 2006 - 12:08 AM

Kurdish rebels warn of "hell" Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Thomas GroveANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) - A shadowy Kurdish rebel group threatened on Tuesday to turn Turkey into "hell" after a two-day...

Aug 30, 2006 - 2:23 AM

New Orleans marks Katrina anniversary Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Peter Henderson and Matt DailyNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans residents marched through their battered city on Tuesday, marking the...

Aug 29, 2006 - 11:09 PM

Polygamist sect leader held in Nevada Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Cathy ScottLAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Fugitive polygamist sect leader Warren Steed Jeffs, one of the FBI's 10 most wanted men, was arrested...

Aug 30, 2006 - 12:38 AM

Annan to urge lift of Lebanon blockade Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Dean YatesJERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will urge Israel to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon and...

Aug 30, 2006 - 3:23 AM

Storm threat to Florida eases Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Tom BrownMIAMI (Reuters) - The threat Tropical Storm Ernesto posed to Florida diminished on Tuesday as it failed to gain strength over...

Aug 30, 2006 - 3:23 AM

JonBenet killer still unknown Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Dan WhitcombBOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - Two weeks after the stunning arrest of John Mark Karr for the long-unsolved murder of 6-year-old...

Aug 29, 2006 - 11:53 PM

Vote on U.N. troops for Darfur sought Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Opheera McDoom and Irwin ArieffKHARTOUM/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and Britain plan to push for a vote on a U.N....

Aug 29, 2006 - 11:09 PM

Ahmadinejad challenges Bush to TV debate Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Parisa HafeziTEHRAN (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday challenged U.S. President George W. Bush to a televised debate...

Aug 30, 2006 - 3:07 AM

Brazil's Lula pledges to help poor in second term Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Ricardo AmaralSAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva promised more government spending and social programs to...

Aug 30, 2006 - 3:37 AM

Wolves return to eastern Germany Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Erik KirschbaumBERLIN (Reuters) - A century after they were wiped out by hunters and a burgeoning population, wolves have returned to...

Aug 29, 2006 - 9:07 PM

Explosion kills 29 petrol scavengers in Iraq Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Imad al-KhozaieNEAR DIWANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 29 people were killed when a blast ripped through scavengers siphoning petrol...

Aug 30, 2006 - 12:38 AM

Donors urge Somalia power-sharing deal Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Simon JohnsonSTOCKHOLM (Reuters) - International donors urged Somalia's interim government and Islamists on Tuesday to strike a...

Aug 29, 2006 - 11:09 PM

Data show one in eight Americans in poverty Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Joanne MorrisonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the world's biggest economy, one in eight Americans and almost one in four blacks lived in...

Aug 29, 2006 - 9:23 PM

Ambush and bombs kill 20 in rising Afghan violence Add story to my swissinfo panel

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan killed 18 suspected Taliban, the military said on Tuesday, while two Afghans died in a...

Aug 29, 2006 - 6:39 PM

Italian hostage in Nigeria has been freed -Ansa Add story to my swissinfo panel

ROME (Reuters) - An Italian oil worker kidnapped last week in Nigeria has been freed, a spokeswoman for Italy's foreign ministry said on...

Aug 29, 2006 - 7:25 PM

S.Africa passes controversial mercenaries bill Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Gordon BellCAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa passed an anti-mercenaries law on Tuesday that could bar thousands of its nationals from...

Aug 29, 2006 - 7:24 PM

Israel kills 5 Palestinians, including 3 militants Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Nidal al-MughrabiGAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed five Palestinians and wounded a dozen in attacks on militants in the Gaza Strip...

Aug 29, 2006 - 3:08 PM

Sri Lanka army battles rebels Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Peter AppsCOLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan troops battled Tamil Tiger rebels on Tuesday in a new offensive, jeopardising the evacuation of...

Aug 29, 2006 - 6:39 PM

Blast kills 3 as violence erupts in Pakistan Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Gul YousafzaiQUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Security forces and gunmen clashed in the capital of Pakistan's Baluchistan province on Tuesday...

Aug 29, 2006 - 6:52 PM

Climate change a threat to development: World Bank Add story to my swissinfo panel

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Climate change may be one of the biggest threats to attempts to cutting poverty in the world's most deprived nations...

Aug 29, 2006 - 5:38 PM

Case against JonBenet suspect collapses Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Dan WhitcombBOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - John Mark Karr, the schoolteacher who made worldwide headlines by confessing to one of America's...

Aug 29, 2006 - 4:24 PM

New Orleans a tale of two cities Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Peter HendersonNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Alabama native Sarah Jane Keith, 30, stopped on a desolate street of the New Orleans Lower Ninth...

Aug 29, 2006 - 2:39 PM

Uganda military starts truce with LRA rebels Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Daniel WallisKAMPALA (Reuters) - A truce between the Ugandan army and northern guerrillas notorious for their savagery and use of child...

Aug 29, 2006 - 2:39 PM

Prosecutor seeks death penalty in Libya HIV case Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Salah SarrarTRIPOLI (Reuters) - A Libyan prosecutor demanded the death penalty on Tuesday for five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian...

Aug 29, 2006 - 4:09 PM

Iraqis weigh new burden - fighting flab Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Aseel KamiBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Starved of entertainment in their violence-racked city, many Baghdad residents are turning to food as one...

Aug 29, 2006 - 2:39 PM

Iran's president challenges Bush to TV debate Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Edmund BlairTEHRAN (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad voiced defiance on Tuesday as a deadline neared for Iran to halt work the...

Aug 29, 2006 - 2:53 PM

Iran's president says wants TV debate with Bush Add story to my swissinfo panel

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday proposed holding a live television debate with U.S. President George W....

Aug 29, 2006 - 7:22 AM

Unlit runway may have confused Kentucky pilots Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Steve RobrahnLEXINGTON, Kentucky (Reuters) - The co-pilot who was at the controls of the Comair commuter jet that crashed off the wrong...

Aug 29, 2006 - 2:39 PM

Iran's president says wants TV debate with Bush Add story to my swissinfo panel

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday proposed holding a live television debate with U.S. President George W....

Aug 29, 2006 - 10:23 AM

Israeli air strike on Gaza gunmen wounds 8 Add story to my swissinfo panel

GAZA (Reuters) - Israel's air force struck a group of Palestinian gunmen in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, wounding at least eight people...

Aug 29, 2006 - 1:09 PM

Suicide bomber targets NATO convoy in Afghanistan Add story to my swissinfo panel

KABUL (Reuters) - At least one Afghan civilian was killed in a suicide bomb attack on a NATO convoy in the country's volatile south on...

Aug 29, 2006 - 8:09 AM

Police find 10 bodies in Baghdad school yard Add story to my swissinfo panel

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Police found on Tuesday the bodies of 10 men, handcuffed and blindfolded, dumped in the yard of a school in western...

Aug 29, 2006 - 10:53 AM

Venezuela's Chavez says to leave for Syria Add story to my swissinfo panel

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday he would leave for Syria later in the day in a trip likely to...

Aug 29, 2006 - 7:08 AM

Sudan ignores pressure over U.N. troops Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Opheera McDoomKHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan ignored U.S. pressure to accept U.N. troops in Darfur, snubbing Washington's top diplomat on...

Aug 29, 2006 - 8:23 AM

Israeli troops kill two W.Bank gunmen Add story to my swissinfo panel

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli special forces killed two Palestinian gunmen during a clash in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday,...

Aug 28, 2006 - 8:53 PM

Olmert orders inquiry into war Add story to my swissinfo panel

By Luke BakerJERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced a low-level inquiry into the Lebanon war on Monday,...


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