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General News Archive - December 29, 2005

New Orleans police officers who gunned down a knife-wielding man during an incident partly caught on videotape appeared to have acted properly, but the shooting remains under investigation, the city's police chief said on Wednesday.

By JoAnne Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly three years after it was created, the sprawling U.S.

By Jonathan Saul JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will continue shelling and air strikes to enforce a "no-go zone" in the Gaza Strip as long as it takes to stop Palestinian militants firing rockets, a top official said on Thursday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. fighter jets dropped two 500-pound bombs on a village in northern Iraq, killing 10 Iraqis they suspected of planting explosive devices on a nearby road, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

By Saeed Ali Achakzai SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Two would-be suicide bombers blew themselves up while strapping on explosives in an Afghan town bordering Pakistan on Thursday, police said.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian security forces hunted on Thursday for a British human rights activist and her parents abducted in the Gaza Strip, but officials reported no immediate progress.

By Muin Shadid TULKARM, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up when soldiers tried to search him at a roadblock in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, killing one Israeli.

By Muin Shadid TULKARM, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up when Israeli troops tried to search him at a roadblock in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, killing an Israeli soldier and at least two other Palestinians.

By Muin Shadid TULKARM, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up when Israeli troops tried to search him at a roadblock in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, killing an Israeli soldier and at least two other Palestinians.

By Jon Herskovitz and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean panel dealt a devastating blow to discredited scientist Hwang Woo-suk on Thursday, concluding his once-celebrated team provided no data to prove a claim they had produced tailored embryonic stem cells.

Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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