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General News Archive - October 12, 2005

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Medicine and food flowed into areas of northern Pakistan on Wednesday as rescue operations in the devastating Kashmir earthquake increasingly became a relief mission for those who survived.

By Saul Hudson and Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - A rocket exploded outside the residence of the Canadian ambassador in the Afghan capital early on Wednesday, just hours before U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived for talks with the country's leaders.

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament confirmed it will meet on Wednesday to amend the draft constitution after a deal proposing last-minute changes won support from at least one influential Sunni Arab group. But opposition remained strong among other Sunni parties.

By David Fox BATA MORA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Food and other relief aid flowed into more areas of northern Pakistan on Wednesday as rescue operations in the devastating Kashmir earthquake increasingly became a relief mission for those who survived.

By Ben Blanchard and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft blasted off from a remote northwestern launch site on Wednesday, two years after the country joined an elite club of space powers.

By Saul Hudson and Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - Rockets exploded in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday and six soldiers and five aid workers were killed in attacks blamed on Taliban insurgents as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited for talks.

By Aseel Kami and Omar al-Ibadi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament prepared to amend a draft constitution on Wednesday in a bid to defuse sectarian feuding just three days before the document is put to a referendum.

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - Key ministers failed on Wednesday to achieve a breakthrough in troubled farm talks, but agreed to meet again next week in a bid to achieve a global trade deal by an end-year deadline, a diplomatic source said.

By David Fox BATA MORA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Food and other relief aid flowed into more areas of northern Pakistan on Wednesday as rescue operations in the devastating Kashmir earthquake increasingly became a relief mission for those who survived.

By David Fox BATA MORA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Food and other relief aid flowed into more areas of northern Pakistan on Wednesday as rescue operations in the devastating Kashmir earthquake increasingly became a relief mission for those who survived.

Word of the Day
pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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