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General News Archive - October 29, 2005

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta was upgraded to a hurricane on Saturday as it punished a small Caribbean island with fierce winds and hundreds of Miskito Indians streamed into shelters in a sleepy Nicaraguan port to escape exposed villages.

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinians exploded a car bomb in the West Bank town of Nablus on Saturday as an Israeli military patrol went by, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.

By Nguyen Nhat Lam HANOI (Reuters) - Two people showing symptoms of the bird flu virus have died in the past week in Vietnam, where the disease has already killed more than 40 people, hospital officials said on Saturday.

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinians exploded a car bomb in the West Bank town of Nablus on Saturday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said, and Israel launched air strikes and artillery fire in northern Gaza, The car bomb attack, which caused no injuries, took place as an Israeli military patrol went by, the spokeswoman said.

By Tomi Soetjipto and Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - Three teenage Christian women were beheaded on Saturday by two assailants wearing helmets in eastern Indonesia as they walked to school near the Muslim town of Poso, officials said.

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta was upgraded to a hurricane on Saturday as it punished a small Caribbean island with fierce winds and hundreds of Miskito Indians streamed into shelters in a sleepy Nicaraguan port to escape exposed villages.

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday invited three UN human rights investigators, including the one who examines torture allegations, to visit the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in a bid to show "we have nothing to hide." Human rights activists have criticized the United States for the indefinite detention of the roughly 505 detainees being held at the prison for foreign terrorism suspects at the U.S.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Three explosions ripped through crowded areas of the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Saturday and authorities said there could be many casualties, TV reports and officials said. The blasts occurred minutes of each other.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - At least 10 people were feared killed in a series of blasts that hit crowded areas in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Saturday, police said. "Ten people are feared dead and 10 injured.

KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. paratrooper was killed and four British peacekeepers were wounded in attacks in northern and eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said. The U.S.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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