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General News Archive - October 04, 2005

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who became internationally known for his campaign a year ago to legalize gay marriage, said on Monday he considered wireless Internet access a fundamental right of all citizens.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Marines launched their biggest offensive so far this year against al Qaeda guerrillas in western Iraq when 2,500 troops moved on Tuesday against militants around Haditha, the military said in a statement.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. forces launched their biggest offensive so far this year against al Qaeda guerrillas in western Iraq when 2,500 troops moved on Tuesday against militants around Haditha, the military said in a statement.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four U.S. troops died in fighting in western Iraq on Monday, the U.S. military said on Tuesday, taking to a least 1,935 the number of U.S. forces killed since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Americans Roy Glauber and John Hall and Germany's Theodor Haensch won the 2005 Nobel Physics prize for their work in the field of optics, said the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday.

Please read in first paragraph ... Jeane Siler. Corrects spelling of firts name.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber drove into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone complex with a convoy of other vehicles on Tuesday and blew up, killing three people and wounding six, Iraqi police said. The vehicle entered the Green Zone, which houses the U.S.

By Holly McKenna QUEENSBURY, New York (Reuters) - A pleasure boat that capsized suddenly in upstate New York, killing 20 elderly passengers, had only one crew member instead of the two required by state regulations, officials said late on Monday.

By Holly McKenna QUEENSBURY, New York (Reuters) - A pleasure boat that capsized suddenly in upstate New York, killing 20 elderly passengers, had only one crew member instead of the two required by state regulations, officials said late on Monday.

By Omar al-Ibadi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Marines launched their biggest offensive so far this year against al Qaeda guerrillas in western Iraq when the military said 2,500 troops moved on Tuesday against militants around Haditha.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.