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March 31, 2006 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up just outside a Jewish settlement in the northern West Bank on Thursday night, killing four Israelis, authorities said. Israeli officials said it appeared that the bomber had hitched a ride with the Israelis, perhaps by disguising himself as a religious Jew, and then set off the explosives inside the vehicle as it approached the Kedumim settlement. "It seems that he hitchhiked.
March 27, 2006 | Laura King and Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writers
Israel's national election Tuesday will serve as the clearest referendum yet on whether Israelis are willing to relinquish their hold on far-flung biblical sites like this settlement built where the Old Testament says the children of Israel divided their land according to lots.
March 12, 2006 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
When her doorbell rang at 3 a.m. on Friday, four days after Hurricane Katrina, Patricia Edwards opened the door and couldn't believe her eyes. There, standing on the lawn, were 40 members of her family. Toddlers and teenagers. Parents holding infants. Brothers and sisters. Cousins, uncles and aunts. Two days earlier, her mother had called from a Dallas motel, saying the family had fled New Orleans and had run out of money.
March 6, 2006 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Israel will abandon more Jewish settlements in the West Bank if Ehud Olmert, the acting prime minister, and his Kadima party win an election this month, one of the party's leaders said Sunday. Israeli troops would remain after civilians are removed from isolated settlements and resettled elsewhere, said Avi Dichter, who formerly headed the Shin Bet domestic-security agency and now is a leading member of Kadima.
February 26, 2006 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
There are moments when Jamar Franklin feels as if it's all a bad dream and he'll wake up back in New Orleans, relaxing on the lakefront with a bowl of crawfish, coaching high school basketball and preparing to host a houseful of guests for Fat Tuesday celebrations. "In my mind it's like I'm still going to Mardi Gras," the 31-year-old teacher said. "It still hasn't hit me that I won't be there. There are times when I'm in my room, I feel like I'm still in New Orleans, until I walk outside."
February 16, 2006 | Sam Quinones, Times Staff Writer
It seemed for a while that Hurricane Katrina might give St. Augustine parish -- home to one of the nation's oldest African American Catholic churches -- a reprieve. After years of seeing its attendance drop, the numbers climbed as people pulled together in churches that were spared devastation.
January 28, 2006 | Lianne Hart, Times Staff Writer
Eight gang members who moved here from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina have been arrested as suspects in 11 slayings, police said Friday. The arrests follow a recent surge in violence in the Houston area, which police attribute partly to Katrina evacuees. A gang unit formed two weeks ago to investigate the crime wave has linked the killings to rival New Orleans gang members trying to get a foothold in Houston.
January 15, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Scores of Jewish settlers rioted in Hebron in the West Bank, wounding a soldier and torching a Palestinian house ahead of the implementation of evacuation orders for a market in the city. Witnesses said more than 150 settlers clashed with Palestinians in the heart of Hebron. The Israeli army said settlers then clashed with police and soldiers who tried to disperse them.
December 28, 2005 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Hanh Luong and her two young sons spend their days and nights huddled next to a packed suitcase with their cellphone nearby. For more than two months they have lived in a small dank room that a refugee organization has leased in one of the poorest sections of the Philippine capital, awaiting a call they know will soon come.
December 24, 2005 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
The government workers received two days' notice to pack up their offices and be ready to move. The military regime that rules this impoverished country had decided to move its capital to the remote, dusty town of Pyinmana. On Nov. 6, the morning of the move from this longtime capital, hundreds of workers gathered at their offices, according to some accounts, and chanted, "Out, out, out!" before they left.
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