General News Archive - October 02, 2005

By Achmad Sukarsono BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Suicide bombers are likely to have been behind coordinated blasts in Bali that killed 25 people and wounded more than 100, a senior Indonesian counter-terrorism official said on Sunday.

Bill Holmes, executive director of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi, says his city, his entertainment market and his arena are badly bent but not broken.

By Matthew Tostevin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has scaled back an offensive against Gaza Strip militants to give Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas a chance to stop rocket fire from the territory, Israeli security sources said on Sunday.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta warned Americans on Sunday that they and their interests could be targets of attacks in Indonesia, after three bombs ripped through restaurants on the resort island of Bali.

By Achmad Sukarsono and Patrisia Prakarsa BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Sunday that suicide bombers were likely behind the three attacks in Bali which killed 26 people and wounded 122 others the previous day.

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Foreign al Qaeda militants waging a campaign of suicide car bombings in Iraq plan to send some fighters home in preparation for similar operations in their own countries, the Iraqi interior minister said on Sunday.

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Suicide bombers were behind the three attacks in Bali which killed 26 people and wounded 122 others, the resort island's police chief said on Sunday.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.N. team investigating the killing of Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri will ask for an extension of its mandate until mid-December, the Lebanese premier said on Sunday. A U.N.

By Majid al-Rawi QAIM, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. troops again hunted al Qaeda militants near the Syrian border in western Iraq on Sunday, the second day of "Operation Iron Fist," after the U.S. military said it had killed eight guerrillas on Saturday. "Operations are still ongoing," a U.S.


U.S. President George W. Bush is battling to climb out of a slump caused by the slow federal response to Hurricane Katrina, the Iraq war and soaring gasoline prices, events that have all combined to damage his credibility and deflate Americans' confidence in him.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.