General News Archive - July 13, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will join a Silicon Valley venture capital firm to work with young executives on leadership and global business development, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

By Mu'in Shadid TULKARM, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops raided a major West Bank city on Wednesday, shooting dead a Palestinian policeman in an offensive against militants who claimed a deadly suicide bombing in central Israel.

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Police were trying to work out on Wednesday whether four young British Muslims suspected of carrying out suicide attacks in London last week were inspired by a master bomber who may still be at large.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - At least 120 people were killed and scores injured in Pakistan on Wednesday when a passenger train crashed into another and a third train plowed into the wreckage. Here are some facts on the world's worst recent rail accidents.

By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan forces killed 17 insurgents and captured six in two days of fighting in southern Afghanistan this week, the U.S. military said on Wednesday, while Taliban guerrillas shot dead a senior pro-government cleric. U.S.

By Jonathan Saul GUSH KATIF, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israel sealed off all Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to choke off resistance to a planned withdrawal from the occupied territory in mid-August.

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery was "go for launch" on Wednesday in NASA's first human space mission since the fatal Columbia accident 2 1/2 years ago. The U.S.

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Police hunted on Wednesday for a mastermind behind suicide bombings in London as the country reeled from the news that the attackers, Muslims of ethnic Pakistani origin, had been born and brought up in Britain.

By Jon Herskovitz and Carol Giacomo SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea are optimistic North Korea, enticed by energy aid, might agree to scrap its nuclear plans and so defuse one of the world's most dangerous crises, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday.

By Peter Graff BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber exploded his vehicle near U.S. troops surrounded by a crowd of children in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 27 people and wounding at least 67 more, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.