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General News Archive - August 03, 2005

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An American journalist and author has been found shot dead in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, a Western diplomat said on Wednesday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An American journalist and author was found dead after being shot three times in the chest in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, a U.S.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said it hoped to restart work at a uranium conversion plant on Wednesday and said a request by the U.N. nuclear watchdog that it wait a week for surveillance equipment to be installed was unacceptable.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An American journalist has been found shot dead in Basra four days after he wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times criticizing the spread of Shi'ite Islamist fundamentalism in the southern Iraqi city.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police arrested a British man of Algerian descent on Wednesday for having more than 450 fake passports from several European countries.

ROME (Reuters) - An Italian court has received a formal request from Britain for the extradition of a man suspected of involvement in the July 21 attempted bombings in London, a legal source said on Wednesday.

By Jack Kim and Teruaki Ueno BEIJING (Reuters) - China made a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to rescue six-party talks on the Korean nuclear crisis, but talks remained deadlocked after more than a week of wrangling over ways of ending Pyongyang's weapons programs.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said it hoped to restart work at a uranium conversion plant on Wednesday, rejecting as unacceptable a proposal by the U.N. nuclear watchdog that it wait a week for surveillance equipment to be installed.

By Peter Apps JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - AIDS and a growing urban population are forcing South African officials to find new cemeteries and encourage families to bury several members in the same grave, Johannesburg city authorities said on Wednesday.

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two Discovery astronauts floated outside the shuttle on Wednesday for the start of a seven-hour spacewalk that will include an unprecedented repair job on the shuttle's troublesome heat shield.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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