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General News Archive - July 16, 2005

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban guerrillas hanged a pro-government tribal chief in the troubled southern Afghan province of Zabul, accusing him of being an American spy, officials said on Saturday.

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Three British solders died in Iraq on Saturday in a suspected roadside bomb attack, the Ministry of Defense said. Two other soldiers suffered minor injuries in the incident in Amara, in southeastern Iraq.

By Peter Graff BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi police tightened their grip on Baghdad on Saturday, a day after 10 suicide car bombings scarred the city, but insurgents struck again in southeast Iraq, killing three British soldiers.

By Mark Trevelyan LONDON (Reuters) - Relatives of one of the London suicide bombers said on Saturday he may have been "brainwashed" and appealed for new leads in a fast-moving investigation which has so far linked Britain, Egypt and Pakistan.

By Gulseren Nalbantoglu IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A suicide bomber is believed to have triggered a blast which ripped through a minibus in a western Turkish resort on Saturday, killing four people and injuring 14, officials and news reports said. There were no immediate claims of responsibility.

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Children and adults poured into stores around the world on Saturday to snatch up copies of the latest Harry Potter adventure, which looks set to become the fastest-selling book in history.

LONDON (Reuters) - Four British nationals were seriously injured in a minibus blast in the western Turkish resort of Kusadasi on Saturday which killed four people and injured 14 others, the Foreign Office said. A fifth British national suffered minor injuries, a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.

By Peter Graff BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Suicide bombers killed seven Iraqi policemen on Saturday and three British soldiers died in a roadside blast, piling pressure on the government a day after militants blew themselves up across the capital.

By Mark Trevelyan LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair called on Saturday for a hearts and minds struggle against the "evil ideology" of al Qaeda as the death toll from last week's London suicide bombings rose to 55.

By Waleed Ibrahim BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi prosecutors are close to completing investigations into some accusations against Saddam Hussein but no date has been set for the ousted leader's trial, an official in the tribunal that will try him said on Saturday. "The investigation is continuing.

Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.