General News Archive - July 14, 2005

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents claimed on Thursday to have made contact with four Arab al Qaeda militants who escaped a heavily fortified U.S. detention center in Afghanistan this week. The U.S.

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - People across Europe will pay silent tribute to the victims of last week's London suicide attacks on Thursday as police try to work out who might have sent the young British bombers out on their deadly mission.

KABUL (Reuters) - Four Arab al Qaeda militants who escaped from a heavily fortified U.S. detention center in Afghanistan this week reached a Taliban guerrilla haven safely on Thursday, a spokesman for the rebel movement said.

By Stuart Grudgings MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo hit back at her enemies on Thursday, saying they offered a "road that leads to nowhere" as the opposition prepared to take its campaign to unseat her to Congress.

LONDON (Reuters) - Millions of people across Europe joined a two-minute silence on Thursday, a week to the day after the London suicide bombings that claimed at least 52 victims. The British capital led the tributes with workers leaving their offices to stand in the street.

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) - Tiger Woods launched his British Open challenge with a sparkling 66 to lead the field by two shots midway through the first round on Thursday.

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - Millions across Europe paid silent tribute on Thursday to the 52 victims of the London suicide attacks, a week to the day after four bombs tore through the city's transport system during morning rush hour.

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA engineers searched on Thursday for the cause of a fuel-sensor problem that kept space shuttle Discovery from flying, delaying the first shuttle mission since the 2003 Columbia accident. The U.S.

By Peter Graff BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi police thwarted a triple suicide attack on Baghdad's Green Zone government compound on Thursday, shooting dead two bombers and wounding and capturing a third, a U.S. military spokesman said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. forces said on Thursday they had captured an al Qaeda agent they believed was linked to the kidnapping and murder of Egypt's envoy to Iraq.

Word of the Day
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
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