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General News Archive - July 17, 2005

By Anahi Rama CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico was braced for one of its worst storms in years as violent Hurricane Emily howled toward popular Caribbean resorts around Cancun on Sunday, packing winds of up to 155 mph (250 kph).

KABUL (Reuters) - Four U.S. soldiers were wounded in Afghanistan when their vehicle was hit by a blast in a restive southeastern province, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The United States has told Australia that investigations have found no evidence supporting allegations that two Australian prisoners were abused while in detention at Guantanamo Bay.

By Ali Jasim MUSAYYIB, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber in a fuel truck killed at least 60 people near a crowded vegetable market, devastating a highway town south of Baghdad late on Saturday, and more attacks struck the capital early on Sunday.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli security sources played down a report on Sunday that a key suspect in this month's London bombings is believed to have helped plan a pro-Palestinian suicide attack in Tel Aviv two years ago.

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - British police have released a chilling photograph of the four young men who bombed London last week which shows them trudging into a train station on the morning they detonated their explosives.

By Haidar Kathim MUSAYYIB, Iraq (Reuters) - Stricken townspeople swept away the wreckage of a fuel truck bomb that killed 70 people south of Baghdad as three more suicide car bombers struck the Iraqi capital on Sunday in a relentless new campaign.

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a suicide fuel truck blast south of Baghdad reached 98 with other wounded people in serious condition, a senior hospital official in the nearby provincial capital Hilla told Reuters on Sunday.

By Gulseren Nalbantoglu IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish police increased security at tourist resorts on Sunday as investigators sifted through the wreckage of a minibus ripped apart by a bomb that killed five people, including a British and an Irish woman.

By Haidar Kathim MUSAYYIB, Iraq (Reuters) - Stricken townspeople swept away the wreckage of a fuel truck bomb that killed 98 people south of Baghdad as three more suicide car bombers struck the Iraqi capital on Sunday in a relentless new campaign.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.