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General News Archive - October 08, 2005

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude of at least 7.6 struck Pakistan on Saturday and was felt across the Indian subcontinent, shaking people out of their homes and sending them running into the streets.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Scores of people were feared killed or trapped in two apartment blocks reduced to rubble in Islamabad by a major earthquake on Saturday centered 95 km (60 miles) northeast of the Pakistani capital.

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Scores of people were feared trapped or killed on Saturday after two buildings collapsed in Pakistan's capital following a major earthquake felt across the Indian subcontinent.

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Angels manager Mike Scioscia pulled out all the stops on Friday and his gambles paid off as Los Angeles beat the New York Yankees 11-7 to move within one win of reaching the League Championship Series.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A draft of the Bush administration's final plan for dealing with a likely Pandemic flu outbreak shows the United States is woefully unprepared for the potential disaster, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A major earthquake shook cities and villages across the south Asian subcontinent on Saturday, including the Pakistan capital Islamabad where scores of people were feared killed or trapped when two buildings collapsed.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - More than 1,000 people might have been killed in a major earthquake that struck northern Pakistan on Saturday, President Pervez Musharraf's spokesman said. "Casualties will be high ... they could be well over 1,000," said the spokesman, Major-General Shaukat Sultan.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The death toll from a major earthquake that struck northern Pakistan on Saturday might be in the thousands, President Pervez Musharraf's spokesman said after an aerial survey of stricken areas. "The death could be running in the thousands.

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A major earthquake shook cities and villages across the south Asian subcontinent on Saturday, "wiping out" several villages in Pakistan and leaving more than 1,000 people feared dead.

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish cyclist Roberto Heras is hoping to raise 50,000 euros for victims of Hurricane Katrina after putting the bike on which he won a record fourth Tour of Spain up for sale on Internet auctioneer eBay.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.