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General News Archive - August 09, 2005

By Tim Ahmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve was expected to ratchet up U.S. interest rates on Tuesday by a quarter-percentage point for the 10th straight time and will likely signal further increases ahead, economists say. With mounting signs the economic pulse is quickening, the U.S.

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A chance of rain near the Florida landing site prompted NASA to delay the return to Earth of space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday, once again extending the first shuttle mission since the 2003 Columbia accident.

By Jonathan Leff SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil rose to a record high above $64 a barrel on Tuesday as traders factored in the potential for Middle East supply disruptions that could add strain to a market already struggling with refinery problems. In Saudi Arabia, the world's top exporter, U.S.

GAZA (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday that Palestinians must make sure Israel's Gaza withdrawal takes place in an orderly and civilized manner.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 10 Iraqi policemen were shot dead in five separate attacks in Baghdad on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry official said. In one attack, four policemen on patrol were killed by insurgents using automatic weapons on a major highway in the eastern part of the Iraqi capital.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA rejected its second chance to land space shuttle Discovery in Florida on Tuesday, making California the likely landing spot for the first shuttle flight since the 2003 Columbia accident.

By Irene Klotz and Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA rejected two chances to land the space shuttle Discovery in Florida on Tuesday because of bad weather, making California the likely landing spot for the first shuttle flight since the 2003 Columbia disaster.

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's conservative media praised on Tuesday Tehran's decision to resume uranium conversion and many newspapers looked forward to the restarting of all nuclear activities. "Iran's nuclear heart starts ticking," said the front-page headline of Hemayat daily.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 10 Iraqi policemen were shot dead in five separate attacks in Baghdad on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry official said. In one attack, four policemen on patrol were killed by insurgents with automatic weapons on a major highway in the eastern part of the capital.

PARIS (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Tuesday the United States needed to build alliances rather than pursuing policies that might foster terrorism.

Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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