General News Archive - July 08, 2005
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is taking seriously a group's Web site claim of responsibility for attacks on London that killed at least 37 people and wounded 700, interior minister Charles Clarke said on Friday.
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine military said on Friday the capital of Manila was now on the highest state of alert, following a growing chorus of calls on embattled President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to resign.
By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - The bombers who spread death and chaos across London's transport network slipped under the radar of police and intelligence services who said there was no advance warning of the capital's worst militant attack.
Timers, not suicide bombers, set off the four blasts on the London underground and a bus that killed at least 50 people on Thursday, the New York Times reported on Friday.
SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A spokesman for Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents said Friday the British people were paying the price for the evil of their rulers but the Taliban had nothing to do with Thursday's bomb attacks in London."The people of Britain are facing trouble only because of the evil deeds and oppression of their rulers," spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi said by telephone from an undisclosed location.
LONDON (Reuters) - Timers, not suicide bombers, set off the four blasts on the London underground and a bus that killed at least 37 people on Thursday, the New York Times reported on Friday. The newspaper also cited unnamed U.S.
By Kate Holton and Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - Investigators scrambled on Friday to hunt down suspected al Qaeda bombers who killed more than 50 people in rush-hour London, to stop them striking again.
By Shamil Baigin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Uzbekistan has suggested the United States should pay for the use of an airbase set up to support operations in Afghanistan if Washington wants to keep its presence in the region.
By Jon Herskovitz and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Condoleezza Rice's coming trip to Asia could provide the final push for North Korea to return to stalled multilateral talks on ending its nuclear weapons programs, South Korean officials say. The U.S.
By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq urged fellow Arab and Muslim states on Friday to send ambassadors to Baghdad in defiance of attacks by al Qaeda insurgents, who killed Egypt's kidnapped envoy and have threatened other diplomats.
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