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General News Archive - July 10, 2005

By Mark Trevelyan LONDON (Reuters) - Police evacuated thousands of people and sealed off the center of England's second city Birmingham on Saturday night in the biggest security alert since four bombs exploded in London killing more than 50 people.

By Frances Kerry MIAMI (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Dennis strengthened into a monster storm capable of causing serious damage as it thundered toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, forecast to hit land later on Sunday somewhere near the Alabama-Florida border.

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 40 at an Iraqi army recruiting center in western Baghdad on Sunday, police and hospital sources said.

LONDON (Reuters) - The security threat which forced police to evacuate 20,000 people from central Birmingham overnight was serious and specific in terms of time and location, British police said on Sunday.

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 40 at an Iraqi army recruiting center in western Baghdad on Sunday, police and hospital sources said.

By Carol Giacomo and Jack Kim BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and Japan insisted on Sunday that six-party talks on reclusive North Korea's nuclear weapons program show progress this time round, with a hopeful South Korea saying it expected results.

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - A huge overnight security alert in the city of Birmingham kept Britons on edge on Sunday just three days after bombs ripped through London's transport network killing at least 50 people.

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people and wounded more than 40 at an Iraqi army recruiting center in western Baghdad on Sunday, hospital sources and police said.

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people and wounded more than 40 at an Iraqi army recruiting center in western Baghdad on Sunday, hospital sources and police said. One Interior Ministry source put the death toll at 22.

By Peter Graff BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A leaked British memo outlining plans to bring more than half of U.S. troops home from Iraq within a year gives the clearest picture yet of how quickly Washington hopes Iraqi forces can take over.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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