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General News Archive - July 30, 2005

By Joanne Morrison; WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Uzbekistan has told the United States to quit a military base that has served as a hub for missions to Afghanistan since shortly after the September 11, 2001, attacks, a Pentagon spokesman said on Saturday.

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a suicide bombing in northern Iraq on Friday climbed to 40, police said on Saturday. They said the number of wounded from the attack by a suicide bomber who blew himself up among a group of Iraqi army recruits rose to 57.

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two astronauts will venture outside the shuttle Discovery on Saturday to test damage-repair techniques and make fixes to the International Space Station in the first of three planned spacewalks.

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - A British consulate vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb near the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Saturday and two private security contractors were killed, a British consulate spokeswoman said.

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc. said an explosion and fire on Thursday at its massive Texas City, Texas refinery appears to have been caused by a bad pipe.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said U.S. accusations that its President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had helped take dozens of U.S. diplomats hostage after the 1979 Islamic revolution were due to its failure to influence Iran and its elections.

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - A British consulate vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb near the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Saturday, killing two Britons working for a private security firm, according to the UK consulate and the company.

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - A British consulate vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb near the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Saturday, killing two Britons working for a private security firm, according to the UK consulate and the company.

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two astronauts stepped outside the shuttle Discovery on Saturday in the first U.S. spacewalk since 2002 and set to work testing damage-repair techniques developed after the Columbia disaster.

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN, July 30 (Reuters) - Lawyers for Saddam Hussein said on Saturday their client was attacked by an unidentified man during a court appearance in Baghdad this week, but U.S. forces guarding him denied any such incident took place.

Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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