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General News Archive - October 30, 2005

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - The United Nations welcomed India and Pakistan's agreement on Sunday to open their Kashmir border to earthquake survivors and relief supplies but said getting aid to millions would remain a logistical nightmare.

By Faris al-Mehdawi HOWAIDER, Iraq (Reuters) - Thirty people were killed and 42 wounded in a suicide truck bomb attack on a small Shi'ite Muslim town north of Baghdad, hospital staff said on Sunday, raising the death toll in Saturday evening's blast.

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hurricane Beta gained power early on Sunday as it battered Nicaragua's Caribbean coast, where troops tried to rush thousands of people into shelters to escape its fierce winds and rains.

By Faris al-Mehdawi HOWAIDER, Iraq (Reuters) - Thirty people were killed and 42 wounded in a suicide truck bomb attack on a small Shi'ite Muslim town north of Baghdad, hospital staff said on Sunday, raising the death toll in Saturday evening's blast.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has estimated that nearly 26,000 Iraqis have been killed or wounded in attacks by insurgents since January 2004, with the daily number increasing fairly steadily.

BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces are making inroads into insurgent groups, although attacks may well increase before December's planned election, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told a German magazine.

By Shailendra Bhatnagar and Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An obscure Kashmiri militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for bomb blasts in India's capital which killed at least 57 people, but analysts said it was probably a front for a larger Pakistan-based group.

By Claudia Parsons BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide truck bombing at dusk in a small Shi'ite Muslim town killed 30 people and wounded 42, as Pentagon estimates showed that more than 60 Iraqis are killed or wounded every day by insurgent attacks.

BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces are making inroads into insurgent groups, although attacks may well increase before December's planned election, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told a German magazine.

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - The United Nations welcomed India and Pakistan's agreement on Sunday to open their Kashmir border to earthquake survivors and relief supplies but said getting aid to millions remained a logistical nightmare.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.