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General News Archive - July 04, 2005

TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force staff sergeant stationedon Japan's southern island of Okinawa has been arrested onsuspicion of having molested a 10-year-old Japanese girl, localpolice said on Monday. The incident was condemned by the governor of Okinawa, hometo about half the U.S.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kidnappers who seized Egypt's envoy toBaghdad over the weekend have yet to make contact with theauthorities or present any demands, Egyptian and Iraqiofficials said on Monday.

By Manoah Esipisu SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Buoyed by a surge of globalgoodwill, Africa kept pressure on the rich world on Monday withits leaders readying a call for fairer trade and debtcancellation in the fight against poverty.

By Ossian Shine SINGAPORE (Reuters) - New York is promising President Busha special July 6 birthday present -- the 2012 Olympic Games. The extravagant vow was made by Mayor Michael Bloomberg andBush's long-time friend and advisor Roland Betts in Singaporeon Monday.

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As conservative and liberal interestgroups gear up for a bruising and expensive battle over thenext Supreme Court nominee, senior Republican and Democraticsenators on Sunday pleaded for calm, calling on both sides totone down the rhetoric.

By Nopporn Wong-Anan and Ed Cropley BANGKOK (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Ricewill visit tsunami-hit parts of Thailand next week, officialssaid Monday, fueling speculation she will snub a major securitymeeting in the region later in the month.

KABUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Monday an"unknown" number of militants and civilians died in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan last week and that it regretted the lossof innocent life. The U.S.

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kidnappers who seized Egypt's envoy toBaghdad over the weekend have yet to make contact with theauthorities or present any demands, Egyptian and Iraqiofficials said on Monday.

By Nichola Groom and Nigel Hunt PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft collidedwith a comet half the size of Manhattan late on Sunday night,creating a brilliant cosmic smashup that capped a risky voyageto uncover the building blocks of life on Earth.

By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) - A second American soldier missing inAfghanistan for the past week has been located, a provincialgovernor said on Monday, adding that 17 civilians died in aU.S. air raid last week during a search for the missing troops.

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.