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General News Archive - October 23, 2005

ABUJA (Reuters) - A Nigerian airliner with 116 people on board including several high ranking officials crashed shortly after taking off from Lagos en route to the capital Abuja, state radio reported on Sunday.

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's famed Caribbean resorts were knee-deep in water on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma roared past, uprooting trees, smashing homes and killing at least six people, as the storm set a new course for Florida.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CIA employees or its contract workers appear likely to escape criminal charges in all but one of the deaths of four prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

By Tom Ashby LAGOS (Reuters) - A Nigerian airliner with 116 people on board including some senior officials crashed shortly after taking off from Lagos en route to the capital Abuja, the government said on Sunday. Bellview Airlines flight 210 took off at 8:45 p.m.

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's famed Caribbean resorts were knee-deep in water on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma roared past, uprooting trees, smashing homes and killing at least six people, as the storm set a new course for Florida.

LONDON (Reuters) - A U.N. report on the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri is "very serious" for Syria and the international community must act, the United States and Britain said on Sunday. In a joint interview with BBC Television, U.S.

By Noel Randewich CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's famed Caribbean resorts were knee-deep in water on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma roared through, smashing homes and killing at least six people, as the storm set a new course for Florida.

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict reaffirmed the Roman Catholic rule of priestly celibacy on Sunday, rejecting suggestions that the way to confront the Church's shortage of priests was to allow them to marry.

(Corrects number of passengers on flight to 116 in first paragraph) LAGOS (Reuters) - There are 50 or more survivors from a crash on Saturday night of a Nigerian airliner carrying 116 people, a state government spokesman said on Sunday. "There are many survivors. 50 or thereabouts.

LAGOS (Reuters) - There are 50 or more survivors from a crash on Saturday night of a Nigerian airliner carrying 116 people, a state government spokesman said on Sunday. "There are many survivors. 50 or thereabouts. About half," the Oyo state government spokesman told Reuters.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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