General News Archive - July 24, 2005

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraq's al Qaeda wing posted on Saturday a new Internet video of an Egyptian envoy to Iraq it claimed to have killed earlier this month after several reports emerged he may still be alive.

By John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo must give the speech of her political life on Monday to convince Filipinos and foreign investors she can overcome scandals to deliver on her economic and social reforms.

PARIS (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong's long-anticipated seventh lap of honor on the Champs Elysees on Sunday will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Tour de France finishing on the most famous avenue in Paris.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian militants killed an Israeli couple in an ambush at the Gaza border on Sunday shortly after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ended her mission to shore up a fragile ceasefire before Israel's Gaza pullout.

SEOUL (Reuters) - Delegations from North and South Korea, meeting in Beijing on Sunday, said they wanted to see "substantial progress" in this week's six-party talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian human rights lawyer and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi warned on Sunday that her client, jailed journalist Akbar Ganji, is in failing health and complained she had not been allowed to visit him.

AMMAN (Reuters) - Iraq will finish writing a new constitution and hold elections at the end of the year even if the country's once dominant Sunni minority continues to boycott the process, Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said on Sunday.

KABUL (Reuters) - One U.S. soldier was killed and another wounded during an attack by suspected Taliban guerrillas in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, a U.S. military spokesman said. At least one militant was also killed in the clash in Helmand province, the spokesman said.

KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier was killed and another wounded in an attack by suspected Taliban guerrillas in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, a U.S. military spokesman said.

LONDON (Reuters) - Police are still holding two suspects in connection with Thursday's failed bomb attacks on London, but are continuing to hunt the four men believed to have carried the explosives, London's police chief said on Sunday.

Word of the Day
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.