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General News Archive - August 27, 2005

The U.S. military said on Saturday it had freed 1,000 detainees from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison at the Baghdad government's request, the largest release to date.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Saturday it had freed 1,000 detainees from Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison at the Baghdad government's request, in the largest release to date.

KABUL (Reuters) - One U.S. soldier was killed and four were wounded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, a U.S. military spokeswoman said on Saturday, the latest casualties in a surge of violence in the run-up to a September 18 election. "There were five wounded and one died," said U.S.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Saturday it had freed 1,000 detainees from Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison at the Baghdad government's request, in the largest release to date.

BEIJING (Reuters) - The U.N.'s top human rights official on Monday starts her first trip to China, a country widely criticised for keeping a tight grip on the media, and for using harsh methods to control Tibet and its restive western region of Xinjiang. U.N.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Saturday it had freed 1,000 detainees from Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison at the Baghdad government's request, in the largest release to date.

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina gained power over warm Gulf of Mexico waters and revved up for a second and potentially more deadly assault on the U.S. coast after a slow and punishing trek across southern Florida that killed seven people. By 8 a.m.

By Jeremy Pelofsky CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, assailed by sagging poll numbers and criticism from anti-war protesters camped outside his ranch, called on Saturday for Americans to show resolve and brace for additional sacrifice in Iraq.

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Governor Donald Kohn said on Saturday financial markets should pay attention to U.S. central bank attempts to signal its policy attentions since this will make prices more accurate.

By Wafa Amr RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie said on Saturday Israel's expansion of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank could bar the establishment of a viable Palestinian state and renew bloodshed.

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