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General News Archive - October 25, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has proposed that CIA employees be exempted from a measure barring cruel and degrading treatment of detainees in U.S. custody, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. The proposal states that the legislation approved by the U.S.

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Maverick British lawmaker George Galloway on Tuesday angrily rejected new U.S. accusations that he profited from the U.N. oil-for-food program for Iraq.

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya, police and witnesses said. It appeared there were casualties but details were unclear.

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - An explosion on Tuesday in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya killed at least nine people, a hospital official said. It was not clear how many people were wounded.

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Southern Florida was reeling on Tuesday after enduring a four-hour assault by Hurricane Wilma that killed at least four people, cut power to millions of homes and caused billions of dollars in damage.

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. inflation pressures are likely to remain confined to the energy sector, and fiscal and monetary policy remains accommodative, Federal Reserve chairman nominee Ben Bernanke said in a newspaper interview published on Tuesday.

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said he hoped Syria would cooperate with a probe into the killing of ex-Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri and said military action by Washington was a last resort.

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - The U.S. military started setting up a mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) on the outskirts of the quake-devastated capital of Pakistani Kashmir on Tuesday and treated its first patients.

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya and a hospital official said at least nine people had been killed.

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. inflation pressures are likely to remain confined to the energy sector, and fiscal and monetary policy is accommodative, Federal Reserve chairman nominee Ben Bernanke said in a newspaper interview published on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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