General News Archive - August 22, 2005
SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea on Monday began annual war games that North Korea calls a show of force aimed at making Pyongyang cave in to U.S. demands that it dismantle its nuclear weapons programs.
By Dean Yates NETZARIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli troops marched unopposed into the Gaza Strip's last Jewish settlement of Netzarim on Monday to complete the evacuation of the territory after nearly four decades of occupation.
KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan government forces have killed more than 100 militants over the past few weeks in aggressive operations aimed at ensuring security for an election next month, the U.S. military said on Monday. U.S.
By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - When Pope John Paul made his first trip back to Poland in 1979, his foe was communism and his aim was to defeat it. His fellow Poles defied their leaders so much that they eventually had to step aside.
By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Hours from a midnight deadline that could plunge Iraq's fledgling political system into crisis, there was no sign of an end to deadlock on Monday over a new constitution and profound doubt over where that would lead.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani military arrested 10 suspected terrorists and found a large quantity of weapons in raids in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan where al Qaeda militants have been active, a statement said on Monday.
By Caren Bohan CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President Bush, trying to counter the message of anti-war vigils outside his ranch and growing public discontent with Iraq, leaves Texas on Monday for the first of two speeches on the war and the September 11 attacks, but more protesters await him.
An exhausted-sounding man sent last-minute Mayday calls from a Cypriot airliner that crashed earlier this month, Greek officials investigating one of civil aviation's most baffling incidents said on Monday.
By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS (Reuters) - An exhausted-sounding man sent last-minute Mayday calls from a Cypriot airliner that crashed earlier this month, Greek officials investigating one of civil aviation's most baffling incidents said on Monday.
By Adam Tanner TWIN FALLS, Idaho (Reuters) - Steve Anderton climbed over the chest-high metal railing of the Perrine Bridge and planted his feet onto a tiny wooden platform little bigger than his two hiking boots.
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.