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General News Archive - July 02, 2005

By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan forces searched mountainsin eastern Afghanistan on Saturday for a missing unit of U.S.soldiers after the bodies of 16 Special Forces troops killedtrying to rescue them were flown home. Hundreds of U.S.

By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan forces searched mountainsin eastern Afghanistan on Saturday for a missing unit of U.S.soldiers after the bodies of 16 Special Forces troops killedtrying to rescue them were flown home. A U.S. military spokesman said U.S.

By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan forces searched mountainsin eastern Afghanistan on Saturday for an American unit missingfor several days after the bodies of 16 Special Forces troopskilled trying to rescue them were flown home. U.S.

By Ossian Shine SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton willtake part in New York's presentation to International OlympicCommittee members in Singapore Wednesday as the city bids tostage the 2012 Games. The wife of former U.S.

By David Dolan TOKYO (Reuters) - What has been billed as the greatestmusic show ever kicked off in Tokyo on Saturday, as the firstin a galaxy of rock stars took to the stage in a global eventaimed at pushing world leaders to do more to help the poor.

By Ferit Demir TUNCELI, Turkey (Reuters) - Five soldiers were killed andeight people were injured on Saturday when a bomb planted byKurdish guerrillas exploded on a train in eastern Turkey,military officials said.

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, thefirst woman on the U.S.

GAZA (Reuters) - Dozens of militants linked to PalestinianPresident Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah group raided a governmentbuilding in Gaza on Saturday, demanding he make good on a dealto recruit them into his security forces.

By David Dolan TOKYO (Reuters) - Icelandic singer Bjork rocked Tokyo onSaturday, kicking off the biggest live music show in historywhich aims to pressure world leaders to do more to fightpoverty.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hasinvited militant factions, including the Islamic group Hamas,to join his government before next month's Israeli pullout fromthe Gaza Strip, a Palestinian Authority official said onSaturday.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.