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General News Archive - August 13, 2005

RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - An attack on a U.S. military patrol followed by heavy U.S. gunfire left 15 Iraqis dead and 17 wounded in a town west of Baghdad, residents said on Saturday. Residents of Nasaf, a town just outside Ramadi, west of Baghdad, said a roadside bomb exploded next to a U.S.

RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - An attack on a U.S. military patrol followed by heavy U.S. gunfire left 15 Iraqis dead and 17 wounded in a town west of Baghdad, residents said on Saturday. Residents of Nasaf, a town just outside Ramadi, west of Baghdad, said a roadside bomb exploded next to a U.S.

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - More than 80 percent of British Airways flights were expected to operate from London's Heathrow Airport on Saturday as staff worked to clear the backlog caused by a crippling wildcat strike.

By Cynthia Johnston JERUSALEM (Reuters) - White dust rises as a mechanised digger cuts into a hillside at a checkpoint on Jerusalem's outskirts where Israel is building a high-tech terminal Palestinians fear could one day be a permanent border.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers have denied any involvement in the killing of the island's Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, pro-rebel Web site www.tamilnet.com reported on Saturday. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) political wing leader S.P.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers have denied any involvement in the killing of the island's Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, pro-rebel Web site www.tamilnet.com reported on Saturday. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) political wing leader S.P.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Bush said on Israeli television he could consider using force as a last resort to press Iran to give up its nuclear programme. "All options are on the table," Bush, speaking at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, said in the interview broadcast on Saturday.

RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - An attack on a U.S. military patrol followed by U.S. gunfire left 15 Iraqis dead and 17 wounded in a town west of Baghdad, residents said on Saturday, but the U.S. military said it was not responsible.

By Simon Gardner and Arjuna Wickramasinghe COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka declared a state of emergency on Saturday after a sniper shot dead Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, an attack police blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels and which raised the spectre of a return to civil war.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said on Saturday that he hoped a draft constitution would be ready on Sunday. "If God is willing, tomorrow it will be ready," Talabani told a news conference. Talabani said two key issues were still under discussion.

Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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