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General News Archive - August 01, 2005

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network bankrolled last year's bombing outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, a key militant charged for the attack told Indonesian police, the Australian newspaper said on Monday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament is expected to announce on Monday that the team drafting the constitution will meet an Aug. 15 deadline for submitting the document, members of the constitution committee said.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has sent a letter informing the U.N. nuclear watchdog it will restart sensitive nuclear fuel activities at a uranium conversion plant near the central city of Isfahan on Monday, a government official said.

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two shuttle astronauts were set to replace a failed gyroscope on the International Space Station on Monday in the second of three planned spacewalks as NASA pondered whether to add a fourth to repair loose material on Discovery's heat shield.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it had extended by one day its deadline for the European Union to submit proposals to solve a diplomatic impasse over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi state television interrupted regular broadcasting with recitations of the Koran and one Western diplomat said he had information that King Fahd had died in hospital on Monday.

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi state television interrupted regular broadcasting with recitations of the Koran and one Western diplomat said he had information that King Fahd had died in hospital on Monday.

By Waleed Ibrahim and Mussab al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament was set to announce on Monday that the panel drafting a new constitution would meet a mid-August deadline for submitting the document, a goal the U.S. administration is insisting on.

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Fahd died on Monday and Crown Prince Abdullah was swiftly pronounced monarch of the world's largest oil exporter and key U.S. ally. "With deep sorrow and pain, the royal court...

By Laith Abou-Ragheb RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Fahd died on Monday and Crown Prince Abdullah was swiftly pronounced monarch of the world's largest oil exporter and key U.S. ally. "With deep sorrow and pain, the royal court...

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.