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General News Archive - December 11, 2005

DHAKA (Reuters) - Security forces went on special alert in the Bangladesh capital on Sunday after a bomb hit a car near the city's diplomatic area, wounding two people, police said.

LONDON (Reuters) - A series of massive explosions were reported north of London by witnesses ringing into British media early on Sunday. One, identified only as Heather, said she heard a loud blast near the commuter town of Hemel Hempstead and could see sheets of flame soaring into the sky.

LONDON (Reuters) - A series of massive explosions were reported at a fuel depot north of London early on Sunday by witnesses ringing into British media.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A strong explosion shook the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Sunday but there was no immediate word on its cause or if there were any casualties, residents said.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide attacker blew up his car near a convoy of U.S.-led troops in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Sunday but did not cause any casualties among the troops, police said. At least one passerby was wounded, witnesses said.

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - A series of explosions and a massive fire erupted at a fuel depot north of London before dawn on Sunday and sent a large column of black smoke into the sky, witnesses said.

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Sunday they believed a series of massive explosions at a fuel depot north of London were the result of an accident.

MANILA (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and six feared trapped after an explosion and cave-in at a coal mine in the central Philippines, officials said on Sunday.

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Sunday they believed a series of massive explosions at a fuel depot north of London were the result of an accident.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide attacker blew up his car near a convoy of U.S.-led troops in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Sunday but no soldiers were hurt, police said. A passerby was seriously wounded, police and witnesses said.

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'.