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General News Archive - September 02, 2005

By Mark Babineck NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - U.S. troops poured into New Orleans on Friday with shoot-to-kill orders to scare off looting gangs so rescuers can help thousands of people stranded by Hurricane Katrina, find the dead and clean up the carnage.

By Scott Hillis BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao heads to the United States next week hoping to patch up economic ties strained by spats over China's ballooning trade surplus, currency policy and surging textile shipments.

By Mark Heinrich JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has shelved plans for 1,000 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem, a minister said on Friday, heeding U.S. pressure over a move Palestinians fear would deny them a viable state.

By Maher Nazih BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqis on Friday mourned and buried some of the 1,000 killed in a stampede, struggling to come to terms with the tragedy which may after all draw Iraq's divided Sunnis and Shi'ites closer Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims planned a joint demonstration in Baghdad as a show of unity between the communities, a sign the stampede could become a catalyst for reconciliation between Iraq's two biggest religious communities.

By Janet McBride LONDON (Reuters) - Oil stood at $69 and gasoline was in sight of record highs on Friday as a fuel crisis threatened in the United States and European policymakers struggled to find a coordinated response. Hurricane Katrina killed thousands and knocked out U.S.

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They lived in or near New Orleans, the city famed for jazz, Mardi Gras and letting "the good times roll." Now having escaped the hell their home became after Hurricane Katrina, they never want to go back.

By Mark Heinrich JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has frozen plans to build 1,000 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem, a minister said on Friday, heeding U.S. opposition to a move Palestinians fear would deny them a viable state.

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - At least one explosion was heard in the southwest of hurricane-stricken New Orleans on Friday morning, apparently involving several railroad cars, CNN reported. "We're trying to get a hazmat team out there right now," a New Orleans police official told the cable network.

By Janet McBride LONDON (Reuters) - Oil stood at $69 and gasoline was in sight of record highs on Friday as a fuel crisis threatened the United States and European policymakers struggled to find a coordinated response. Hurricane Katrina killed thousands and knocked out U.S.

By Janet McBride LONDON (Reuters) - Oil stood at $69 and gasoline was in sight of record highs on Friday as a fuel crisis threatened the United States and European policymakers struggled to find a coordinated response. Hurricane Katrina killed thousands and knocked out U.S.

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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