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General News Archive - October 24, 2005

KABUL (Reuters) - Four U.S. soldiers were injured after their chopper made a hard landing during a combat operation against militants in Afghanistan, a U.S. military statement said on Monday.

KABUL (Reuters) - Four U.S. soldiers were injured after their chopper made a hard landing during a combat operation against militants in Afghanistan, a U.S. military statement said on Monday.

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - A strengthening Hurricane Wilma lashed southern Florida on Monday as it raced toward the densely populated Miami area after pounding Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and killing 17 people on a rampage through the Caribbean.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed a top commander of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad on Monday during a raid into the occupied West Bank, Israel Radio said.

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Every day inside an unassuming building on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, thousands of hamburgers are run through metal detectors on their way to becoming Big Macs and Quarter Pounders.

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - A strengthening Hurricane Wilma lashed southern Florida on Monday as it raced toward the densely populated Miami area after pounding Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and killing 17 people on a rampage through the Caribbean.

By Muin Shadid TULKARM, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops on Monday shot dead a top Islamic Jihad commander in the occupied West Bank, the most senior Palestinian militant killed since the start of an eight-month-old cease-fire.

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Chanting anti-American slogans, thousands of Syrians protested in the capital on Monday against a U.N. inquiry they say unfairly blames Damascus for the killing of Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. Demonstrators said Washington instigated the U.N.

By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - A strengthening Hurricane Wilma lashed southern Florida on Monday as it raced toward the densely populated Miami area after pounding Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and killing 17 people on a rampage through the Caribbean.

MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma made landfall on Florida's southwest Gulf Coast on Monday as a powerful Category 3 storm capable of causing structural damage to buildings, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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