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General News Archive - August 31, 2005

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Mortar rounds killed five and wounded 36 people attending an important Shi'ite religious ceremony in Baghdad on Wednesday, police sources said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 24 Iraqis died on Wednesday when dozens threw themselves off a bridge into the Tigris river in Baghdad after rumors spread of a suicide bomber among a crowd celebrating a Shi'ite ceremony.

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (Reuters) - A Missouri man who beat his wife to death and then argued that execution was too cruel a punishment was put to death early Wednesday by lethal injection. Timothy Johnston, 44, was pronounced dead at 12:07 a.m. His last words were: "I hope Nancy's mom forgives me.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Up to 500 people died when a crowd of Iraqi Shi'ites stampeded off a bridge over the River Tigris in Baghdad on Wednesday, Iraq's deputy Health Minister Jalil Al-Shumari told Reuters.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Up to 500 people died when Iraqi Shi'ites stampeded off a bridge over the River Tigris in Baghdad on Wednesday, panicking amid rumors a suicide bomber was going to blow himself up, Deputy Health Minister Jalil Al-Shumari told Reuters.

By Sebastian Alison BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Up to 500 people died when a crowd of Iraqi Shi'ites stampeded off a bridge over the Tigris river in Baghdad on Wednesday, fleeing rumors of a suicide bombing threat, Iraq's deputy health minister said.

By Rick Wilking NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Hellish scenes of death, damage, and chaos wracked the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday as overwhelmed authorities tried to rescue the living and count the dead amid the destruction left by powerful Hurricane Katrina.

By Sebastian Alison BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 500 Iraqi Shi'ites died in a stampede over a Tigris River bridge in Baghdad on Wednesday, panicked by rumors a suicide bomber was about to blow himself up, hospital and police sources said.

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan MAALE ADUMIM, West Bank (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu launched his campaign to oust bitter rival Ariel Sharon as Israel's prime minister with a call on Wednesday for massive new West Bank settlement construction.

By Sebastian Alison BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 600 Iraqi Shi'ites died in a stampede over a Tigris River bridge in Baghdad on Wednesday, panicked by rumors a suicide bomber was about to blow himself up, an Interior Ministry source told Reuters. "Now it's 640," the source said.

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