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General News Archive - October 19, 2005

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - When U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld visited Okinawa two years ago, he got an unwelcome earful of complaints from the governor about the American military presence on the southern Japanese island.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Air Force plane has measured maximum sustained winds of near 150 mph from Hurricane Wilma, the National Hurricane Center reported early on Wednesday, making it an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm. As of 1 a.m.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Air Force plane has measured maximum sustained winds of near 175 mph from Hurricane Wilma, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported early on Wednesday, making it an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm.

By Luke Baker and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein will be tried in a U.S.-backed court in Baghdad on Wednesday for crimes against humanity for allegedly ordering the killing of more than 140 people two decades ago.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma, which triggered mudslides that killed up to 10 people in Haiti, has strengthened to a catastrophic Category 5 storm as it approaches western Cuba and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's trial for crimes against humanity started in Baghdad on Wednesday. Reporters in the courtroom said proceedings started shortly after noon (0900 GMT).

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's trial for crimes against humanity started in Baghdad on Wednesday. Reporters in the courtroom said proceedings started shortly after noon (0900 GMT). Initial reporting restrictions meant no details were immediately available.

By Luke Baker and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein started in a Baghdad court on Wednesday with the former Iraqi president accused of crimes against humanity for allegedly ordering the killing of more than 140 people two decades ago.

By Luke Baker and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein started in a Baghdad court on Wednesday with the former Iraqi president accused of crimes against humanity for allegedly ordering the killing of more than 140 people two decades ago.

By Luke Baker and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A defiant Saddam Hussein went on trial on Wednesday for crimes against humanity over the killing of more than 140 Shi'ites more than two decades ago.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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