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General News Archive - July 28, 2005

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - The United States and Australia said on Thursday that a new six-country pact to combat global warming by developing technology to cut greenhouse gases is not a threat to the existing Kyoto Protocol. "We are not detracting from Kyoto in any way at all.

KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. military helicopter was destroyed by a hard landing during an operation to hunt down insurgents in Afghanistan, but there were no casualties, the military said on Thursday.

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts prepared to dock the shuttle Discovery with the International Space Station on Thursday in what may be the last visit for some time after NASA again grounded its problem-plagued shuttle fleet.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani security forces have arrested an Islamic militant who is thought to have set up a meeting between murdered U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl and his kidnappers, police said on Thursday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suspected bomb on a railway line hit a train carrying oil products near Baghdad on Thursday, causing a huge fire, Iraqi police said. They said one person was killed and four wounded in the blaze.

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested nine men under anti-terrorism laws on Thursday as they intensified their investigation into two waves of attacks on London's transport system which have left London on high alert.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suspected bomb on a railway line hit a train carrying oil products near Baghdad on Thursday, causing a huge fire, Iraqi police said. They said one person was killed and four wounded in the blaze.

By Jodie Ginsberg DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish politicians hurried back to Dublin on Thursday in anticipation the IRA will pledge to lay down its arms and cut criminal ties in a crucial move to revive talks on a lasting political settlement in Northern Ireland.

By Jodie Ginsberg DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish politicians hurried back to Dublin on Thursday in anticipation the IRA will pledge to lay down its arms and cut criminal ties in a crucial move to revive talks on a lasting political settlement in Northern Ireland.

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery docked smoothly with the International Space Station high above the earth on Thursday, carrying on after NASA grounded its other shuttles for fear of another Columbia-like disaster.

Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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