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General News Archive - August 16, 2005

TOKYO (Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 jolted northern Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 27 people, causing power outages and snarling transportation. Buildings also swayed in Tokyo, about 300 km (190 miles) to the south, when the tremor struck at 11:46 a.m.

By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 jolted northern Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 45 people, causing power outages and snarling transportation.

By Jonathan Saul NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli troops seized the entrance to the largest Gaza settlement on Tuesday in a bid to quell resistance as Jews in the occupied territory were given a last chance to leave or be forcibly removed.

By Luke Baker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Some Iraqis expressed fear on Tuesday that extending talks over a new constitution could cause more problems than it solves, while lawmakers put a brave face on their failure to draft the document by Monday's deadline. The U.S.

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British authorities fear a further attack on the capital and suspect the groups behind last month's bomb attacks on London were connected, even though no link has been found, the UK's interior minister said on Tuesday.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's new chief nuclear negotiator has said further talks can resolve its atomic standoff with the West, while insisting that Tehran will not give up its plans to develop a full nuclear fuel cycle.

By Jonathan Saul NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli security forces poured into the largest Gaza settlement on Tuesday, clashing with crowds of protesters defying orders for Jews to leave the occupied territory by midnight or be removed.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Enron Corp. on Tuesday agreed to a roughly $1 billion settlement to Enron's claims that the bank had played a role in the one-time energy trader's collapse four years ago. Terms call for J.P.

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities said on Tuesday they had started searching for a passenger plane traveling from Panama that lost contact with air traffic control. Col. Antonio Rivero told local television that the authorities had lost contact with the aircraft around 4 a.m.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to a roughly $1 billion settlement to resolve claims it helped Enron Corp. commit accounting fraud, leading to the energy trader's 2001 bankruptcy, Enron said on Tuesday. The terms call for the No. 3 U.S.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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