General News Archive - September 14, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Workers at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, under fire for its slow response to Hurricane Katrina, have among the least rewarding jobs in the federal government, a study released on Wednesday showed.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew up his minibus after luring a crowd of men to the vehicle with promises of work in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 82 people and wounding 163, police and officials said.

By Christopher Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer was the top vote-getter in New York's Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday, but it was unclear whether he could avoid a runoff with the runner-up, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner.

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it no longer considered two Protestant parmilitary groups to be observing ceasefires, after heavy rioting in Northern Ireland's capital at the weekend.

By Mohammed Ramahi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed over 80 people in a crowded Shi'ite district of Baghdad on Wednesday, while gunmen killed 17 north of the city and the capital resounded with explosions and gunfire. The violence came as Iraqi troops, with U.S.

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - World leaders explore ways to revitalize the United Nations at a summit on Wednesday but their blueprint falls short of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's vision of freedom from want, persecution and war. U.S. President George W.

By Kieran Murray NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Three Louisiana towns were set to allow residents to come home on Wednesday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina struck, while the mayor of New Orleans said he hoped some of the thousands driven from his city could be resettled there as early as next week.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The board of Northwest Airlines will meet on Wednesday to decide whether the company will file for bankruptcy protection, the airline's pilots association said on Tuesday evening.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Leaders of the major powers are issuing a formal appeal to world governments on Wednesday to adopt laws prohibiting the incitement of terrorist acts. U.S. President George W. Bush, Chinese President Hu Jintao.

By Mohammed Ramahi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber lured a crowd of Shi'ite day laborers to his minivan before blowing it up, killing 114 and wounding more than 156 in Baghdad's old town on Wednesday, in one of Iraq's deadliest single bomb attacks.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.