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General News Archive - August 02, 2005

By Poornima Gupta DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. on Monday said they were cutting sticker prices and adding features on many cars and trucks in new marketing programs aimed at boosting U.S. sales.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police and soldiers fanned out around the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to prevent any last effort by Jewish settlers and their sympathizers to scupper this month's withdrawal from the occupied territory.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An explosion was heard near the British Airways office in the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, a spokesman for the Iranian Interior Ministry said. "An explosion was heard.

By Amir Paivar TEHRAN (Reuters) - A small bomb exploded outside the offices of British Airways, BP and DaimlerChrysler in the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday, but there were no casualties, witnesses said.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday its decision to resume activities at a sensitive nuclear plant near the central city of Isfahan was irreversible, a spokesman said. "The political decision has been taken.

By Dominic Evans RIYADH (Reuters) - Muslim leaders from around the world gathered in Riyadh on Tuesday to pay their last respects to King Fahd at a simple funeral in keeping with Saudi Arabia's austere Islamic tradition.

By Amir Paivar TEHRAN (Reuters) - A small bomb exploded outside the offices of British Airways, the BP oil group and DaimlerChrysler in the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday, but there were no casualties, officials said. They said the blast at 9.15 a.m.

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - The Discovery crew on Tuesday worked out plans for an impromptu repair job that will send spacewalking astronaut Steve Robinson underneath the shuttle to work on its fragile belly for the first time in space history.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday there was no going back on its decision to restart nuclear fuel work, a move a French minister said could spark a major international crisis.

LONDON (Reuters) - Women are under-represented in clinical trials of heart drugs, leaving doctors in the dark as to how treatments may work differently in their bodies, scientists said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.