General News Archive - September 15, 2005
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber rammed his car into a police patrol in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 15 members of an elite unit, said a police official. Police officials had said earlier that the blast killed 10 policemen and five civilians.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New satellite photos show for the first time that North Korea has resumed some work on a nuclear reactor that could enable the communist state to vastly increase stocks of weapons-grade plutonium, but the activity seems to be modest, an analyst said.
By Kieran Murray and Maggie Fox NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Residents returning to homes for the first time since Hurricane Katrina struck more than two weeks ago found both ruin and relief on Thursday as the U.S. Gulf Coast region tried to stagger back to life.
By Terry Friel KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Mohammed Akbar frowns and shrugs helplessly as he points to his few remaining sheep foraging in the dustbowl by the highway to Kabul just outside the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. "I look at them, I feel sad.
By Kieran Murray and Maggie Fox NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - As U.S. President George W. Bush prepared to unveil plans on Thursday to revive areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, the mayor of New Orleans said his own initiative could return 180,000 people to the city within two weeks.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will tell the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that Israel has ended responsibility for Gaza after pulling out troops and that peacemaking now depends on the Palestinians, a newspaper said.
By Mohammed Ramahi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber in a car killed 15 police commandos in Baghdad on Thursday, keeping up the pressure on the government a day after some of the bloodiest carnage in Iraq since a U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
LONDON (Reuters) - British authorities detained seven foreign nationals in dawn raids on Thursday because they were a threat to national security, officials said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Catholic Church investigators tasked by the Vatican to review U.S. seminaries will be looking for "evidence of homosexuality" and for professors who dissent from Church teaching, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two new suicide bombings killed at least nine police commandos and officers in Baghdad on Thursday, police said.