General News Archive - September 01, 2005

By Jason Reed NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Survivors were evacuating the shattered city of New Orleans on Thursday as authorities confronted growing lawlessness and desperation days after Hurricane Katrina blasted the U.S. Gulf Coast.

By Gareth Jones ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Israel and Pakistan held their first public talks on Thursday, meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul despite a lack of official ties, a Reuters witness said.

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel held its first public talks with Pakistan on Thursday and Jordan's king was expected to visit the Jewish state soon in signs of a thaw with the Muslim world after its evacuation of Jewish settlers from Gaza.

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The organizers of the World Music Awards, an obscure event struggling to get some attention on the crowded showbiz calendar, might want to consider another name.

By Oliver Bullough BESLAN, Russia (Reuters) - Grief mingled with anger in the ruins of Beslan's School No. 1 on Thursday as the Russian town marked the first anniversary of a hostage siege that ended in the deaths of 331 people.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush warned against price-gouging of gasoline on Thursday in reaction to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and said looters should be treated with zero tolerance.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq executed three convicted murderers on Thursday, the first time the government has carried out the death penalty since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, government spokesman Laith Kubba said. "At 10 a.m.

By Mark Wilkinson BOSTON (Reuters) - Pino Maffeo throws on plastic safety goggles and vanishes in a puff of smoke as he pours liquid nitrogen out of a large metallic canister. But appearances aside, Maffeo is no mad scientist.

By Jason Reed NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Looters rampaged through flooded streets and survivors scrambled to get out on Thursday as shell-shocked officials tried to regain control of the historic jazz city reduced to ruin by Hurricane Katrina.

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said on Thursday Germany was ready to help the United States with the havoc caused by Hurricane Katrina, offering water treatment facilities and mobile shelters.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'