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General News Archive - August 25, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Web sites in China are being used as a staging ground for attacks on computer networks in the U.S. Defense Department and other agencies, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

By Park Sung-woo SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil surged to a record $68 a barrel before easing on Thursday, hounded by supply concerns due to a growing threat to oil facilities from an Atlantic storm and a large fall in U.S. gasoline stocks. U.S.

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan forces backed by a giant B-52 bomber, A-10 attack aircraft and helicopters killed an estimated 16 militants in southern Afghanistan in the past two days, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

By Park Sung-woo SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil surged to a record $68 a barrel on Thursday, hounded by supply concerns due to a growing threat to oil facilities from an Atlantic storm and a large fall in U.S. gasoline stocks. U.S.

KIRYAT SHMONA, Israel (Reuters) - A mortar fired from Lebanon slammed into a northern Israeli community on Thursday, an Israeli military source and witnesses said. Witnesses said the mortar struck a chicken coop, causing some damage but no casualties.

KIRYAT SHMONA, Israel (Reuters) - A rocket fired from Lebanon slammed into a northern Israeli community on Thursday, Israeli military sources and witnesses said. Israeli witnesses said the rocket struck a chicken coop, killing some chickens and causing some damage but no other casualties.

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil surged to a record $68 a barrel on Thursday, hounded by supply concerns due to a growing threat to oil facilities from an Atlantic storm and a large fall in U.S. gasoline stocks. U.S.

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program may resume on September 2 and are likely to make more progress than the previous round, China's top envoy to the forum was quoted as saying on Thursday.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Thursday it was finalizing a new plan to resolve its atomic standoff with the West which would include broadening negotiations to involve nations outside the current trio of Britain, Germany and France.

By Andrew Marshall LONDON (Reuters) - Media rights groups demanded on Thursday that U.S. forces immediately release a Reuters journalist held in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq unless they could explain why he is being held without charge.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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