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General News Archive - October 01, 2005

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Testing the waters of his tarnished celebrity a decade after his acquittal on murder charges, O.J. Simpson appeared at a Halloween-themed comic book convention on Friday night to sign autographs, but few beside the media seemed to care.

By John Mehaffey LONDON (Reuters) - Every element illustrating the heroism, fascination and moral ambiguity of prize fighting fused in the incandescent world title clash between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in the punishing humidity of Manila 30 years ago.

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, hard pressed to lure new soldiers amid wariness about war in Iraq, ended on Friday one of its toughest recruiting years since the birth of the all-volunteer U.S. military in 1973, and officials said the next year looked difficult too.

By Tim Gaynor BROWNSVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. militia group will launch a month-long sweep for illegal immigrants along the border with Mexico this weekend, stepping up a campaign that has raised fears of violence.

By Nikolai Pavlov BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - A Russia-U.S. two-man crew and the world's third space tourist blasted off from Earth on Saturday, bound for orbit and the International Space Station.

RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces, backed by helicopters, attacked towns in the far west of Iraq near the border with Syria overnight in a sweep for militants, Iraqi police and residents said on Saturday. Iraqi police in the area said convoys of U.S.

By Luke Baker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Around 1,000 U.S. troops, backed by helicopters, attacked towns in the far west of Iraq on Saturday, in the latest effort to track down al-Qaeda militants believed to be hiding out near the Syrian border.

By Andrew Quinn BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Clutching new Korans and given $25 apiece, about 500 Iraqi prisoners were released from the U.S. military's Abu Ghraib jail on Saturday in a goodwill gesture ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

By Luke Baker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Around 1,000 U.S. troops, backed by helicopters, attacked towns in the far west of Iraq on Saturday, in the latest effort to track down al Qaeda militants they believe are hiding near the Syrian border.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An explosion rocked the Kuta beach tourist area of Indonesia's resort island of Bali, a police official said on Saturday. "Our officers are on their way to the site.

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whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
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