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General News Archive - August 04, 2005

By George Nishiyama HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Sixty years after the atomic bombing that killed thousands in the blink of an eye and devastated his home city of Hiroshima, Sunao Tsuboi is worried Japan may again be headed down the path of militarism.

By Jonathan Saul OFAKIM, Israel (Reuters) - Thousands of Israeli rightists suspended a march on Gaza settlements on Thursday after security forces blocked their path to prevent them from disrupting a planned pullout from the occupied territory.

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Exactly four weeks after suicide bombers struck the British capital, thousands of police took to the streets on Thursday in a high visibility security operation to reassure jittery Londoners.

GIAO CHAU COMMUNE, Vietnam (Reuters) - Vietnam has begun to vaccinate 210 million poultry as part of an all-out effort to eradicate the deadly bird flu virus which has killed 42 people in the country, half of them since December.

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA was deciding on Thursday whether it needed another spacewalk to make shuttle Discovery safe for its return to Earth as its crew finished transferring cargo to and from the International Space Station.

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan has arrested 17 militants linked to the al Qaeda network in Iraq and an affiliated Saudi group who were plotting to attack U.S. military personnel in the kingdom, security sources said on Thursday.

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The wife of high-flying Hong Kong-based investment banker Robert Kissel admitted in court on Thursday that she killed her husband but she made no move to change her plea of not guilty to murder.

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Bombs used by four suicide attackers to kill 52 people in London were made from simple ingredients such as hair bleach, and three of them were probably set off by cellphones, New York's police chief said.

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The family of a 25-year-old American hiker missing in Nepal for two weeks stepped up their search for him around Mount Everest Thursday after making an emotional appeal for information. Trevor Stokol went missing on July 22 while trekking near Everest base camp.

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The wife of high-flying Hong Kong-based investment banker Robert Kissel admitted in court on Thursday that she killed her husband but she made no move to change her plea of not guilty to murder.

Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.