General News Archive - October 07, 2005

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Six people were killed and 20 wounded in a drive-by shooting on a religious center of a dissident Islamic sect in central Pakistan on Friday, police said.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed and 18 wounded in a drive-by shooting on a religious center of an Islamic sect in central Pakistan on Friday, police and community leaders said.

By David Schlesinger and Paul Holmes TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian declared on Friday he would not be rushed into talks with China, saying it was vital to preserve the island's sovereign status.

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Japanese survivors of the 1945 atomic bombs, U.S. campaigners to dismantle Soviet-era atomic weapons and the United Nations nuclear watchdog were touted as front-runners for the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

DUSHANBE (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it was concerned about the imprisonment of a Tajik opposition leader and urged the authorities not to clamp down on dissent before next year's presidential elections.

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - British troops conducted raids overnight in Basra and detained a dozen people suspected of links to a spate of deadly attacks against British forces, a British military spokesman said on Friday.

OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi police have found the bodies of 22 men who were handcuffed and shot dead in an area near the Iran border, officials said on Friday. Police said the bodies were found near the town Badra in Wasit province, 69 miles southeast of Baghdad, on Thursday.

By Andrew Quinn BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. troops have killed at least 29 insurgents in western Iraq in their drive to root out militants waging a bloody struggle to topple the U.S.-backed Baghdad government, the military said on Friday. About 1,000 U.S.

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. troops killed four Afghan policemen and wounded another after mistaking them for militants during an operation in southern Afghanistan in which two Afghan soldiers died, officials said on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.