General News Archive - October 09, 2005

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The domestic terminal at Adelaide airport in South Australia was closed on Sunday for about two hours after powder was found leaking from luggage being loaded on to a Jetstar plane, police said. The white powder turned out to be harmless, a police spokesman said.

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian gunman in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, a Palestinian militant group and the army said.

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - A Guatemalan village buried under tons of dirt and debris may be declared a Mayan mass grave as rescuers give up digging for the remains of up to 1,400 people killed in a mudslide triggered by Hurricane Stan.

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a building housing members of a Shi'ite militia associated with the Iraqi government on Sunday, killing a child, police and witnesses said. The early morning blast also wounded six people in the southern city of Basra, a hospital source said.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The earthquake that hit South Asia at the weekend killed about 19,400 people in Pakistan, Pakistani Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao said on Sunday.

By Zulfiqar Ali MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Rescuers searched frantically in the rubble of flattened towns and villages on Sunday for survivors of a devastating earthquake that killed more than 20,000 in northern Pakistan and India.

By Hilary Burke NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans is known for its jazz and blues, not its salsa music. But the area is home to tens of thousands of Hispanics who were uprooted by Hurricane Katrina along with everyone else in late August.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said on Sunday authorities were investigating the possibility that a plotter in a planned attack on the city's subway was in the United States.

By Matthew Tostevin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Aides to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met on Sunday to prepare for this week's planned summit after both leaders suggested it could be postponed.

By Andrew Quinn BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Calling armed insurgents "rats spreading disease among the people," Iraq's government on Sunday urged voters to approve the new constitution in a referendum next week and stand firm against militant efforts to taint it.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'