General News Archive - October 27, 2005
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly half of Americans who suffered from emphysema in 2003 still smoked in spite of the debilitating chronic illness associated with cigarette smoking, according to a federal health care survey released this week.
JERUSALEM, Oct 27 - Israel launched a new air strike in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, hours after its warplanes twice targeted Palestinian militant sites, the Israeli military said.
By Kim Coghill HONG KONG (Reuters) - A girl with flu-like symptoms has died in a Chinese village where a bird flu outbreak had been reported, a Hong Kong newspaper said on Thursday, but Beijing said it had received no reports of human cases of the virus.
Two U.S. soldiers were killed when their convoy struck a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad on Wednesday, the U.S. military said on Thursday. The U.S. military death toll in Iraq passed the 2,000 mark earlier this week. The latest deaths brought to 2,003 the number of U.S.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli planes struck the Gaza Strip on Thursday and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon approved a major ground offensive in the West Bank after a suicide attack killed five Israelis.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres said Iran should be expelled from the United Nations after its president called for the Jewish state to be "wiped off the map." President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comments at a conference called the "The World without Zionism," reported by the official Iranian news agency, drew condemnation from Western countries.
By Lindsay Beck and Kim Coghill BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - A girl with flu-like symptoms has died in a Chinese village where a bird flu outbreak had been reported, a Hong Kong newspaper said on Thursday, but Beijing said it had received no reports of human cases.
By Kevin Krolicki NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Mabel Howard's beige house is built in the shadow of a Mississippi River-bound canal, so low that the passing barges seem almost to float over neighboring rooftops.
By Matthew Tostevin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vowed an open-ended offensive against Palestinian militants and Israeli aircraft struck the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a suicide bomber killed five Israelis.
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The calls have been pouring in to Dr. Howard Bennett's pediatrics office in Washington -- parents wanting prescriptions of Tamiflu to protect themselves and their children in case avian flu becomes a human pandemic.