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General News Archive - August 17, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A shift by drivers over the past decade to put children in the back seat of passenger vehicles, instead of the front, and buckle them up has helped cut child deaths in auto crashes, a study found on Wednesday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 26 people were killed and 35 wounded in a triple car bomb attack on a Baghdad bus station on Wednesday, a source at a nearby hospital said. Those figures, he said, were for casualties taken to Kindi hospital, close to the scene.

By Mark Heinrich NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli troops began the forced evacuation on Wednesday of thousands of Jewish settlers and supporters defying an army deadline for leaving the Gaza Strip after nearly four decades of occupation.

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three car bombs killed more than 30 people in a coordinated attack on a Baghdad bus station in the morning rush hour on Wednesday, ending a lull in insurgent attacks as Iraqi leaders wrangle over a new constitution.

KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistani police have charged a militant over the 2002 kidnapping and murder of U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl, officials said on Wednesday.

By Mark Heinrich NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli troops began the forced evacuation on Wednesday of thousands of Jewish settlers gripped by rage and anguish over their eviction from the Gaza Strip after nearly four decades of occupation.

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three car bombs killed more than 40 people in a coordinated attack on a Baghdad bus station in the morning rush hour on Wednesday, ending a lull in insurgent attacks as Iraqi leaders resumed talks on a new constitution.

LONDON (Reuters) - Pop star Madonna was recovering at home on Wednesday after suffering several broken bones in a riding accident at her country estate, her spokeswoman said.

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - London's police chief faced acute embarrassment on Wednesday after a leaked report revealed how a series of blunders led to a Brazilian man being shot dead by officers who wrongly thought he was a suicide bomber.

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States will discuss next week whether North Korea should eventually have the right to a civilian nuclear program, South Korea's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.