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General News Archive - August 11, 2005

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man was taken into custody after he tried to carry a bomb on board an airplane on Wednesday in Oklahoma City, an FBI spokesman said.

LONDON (Reuters) - Ten people will appear in court on Thursday accused under anti-terrorism laws over the botched July 21 attempts to bomb London.

KABUL (Reuters) - Six militants were killed and three U.S. soldiers and an Afghan interpreter wounded in a clash in a complex of caves near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan, the U.S. military said. The clash took place in the southeastern province of Paktika on Tuesday after Afghan and U.S.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A munitions store belonging to the Afghan National Army inside a key airbase used by U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan exploded on Thursday, wounding at least three local soldiers, witnesses said.

VIENNA (Reuters) - A draft resolution submitted to the U.N. nuclear watchdog says Iran must resume the full suspension of all nuclear fuel related activities and asks the U.N. nuclear watchdog to verify Tehran's compliance.

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain detained 10 people on Thursday deemed a threat to national security following last month's deadly bomb attacks on the capital and said it planned to deport them.

By Jodie Ginsberg DUBLIN (Reuters) - Two weeks after the Irish Republican Army pledged to down arms, the guerrilla group has yet to prove it has disposed of any weapons, disappointing hopes it would begin disarming immediately.

By Corinne Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Non-Jews now outnumber Jews in Israel and the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, but the planned Israeli pullout from Gaza will ensure a Jewish majority in the other two areas for two decades, a study showed on Thursday.

By Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - The European Union and its allies will ask the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Thursday to demand Iran halt sensitive atomic work it resumed this week while stopping short of asking the U.N. Security Council to take action.

By Khaled Farhan NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Shi'ite Islamist leaders hammered home demands for an autonomous federal state for their people across oil-rich southern Iraq on Thursday, four days before a deadline for agreeing a new constitution.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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