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General News Archive - September 21, 2005

By Dan Eaton JAKARTA (Reuters) - Health experts from around the world are converging on Indonesia, fearing a deadly bird flu outbreak in the world's fourth-most-populous country could spark a pandemic, a U.N. health official said on Wednesday. The U.N.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Nearly every Alaska resident will receive a payment of $845.76 starting next month, this year's share of investment earnings from the state's $30 billion oil-wealth savings account, Gov. Frank Murkowski announced on Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced as "counter-productive" moves by the United States and the European Union to report Iran's nuclear program to the U.N. Security Council, RIA Novosti news agency said.

By Telly Nathalia and Dan Eaton JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia called an outbreak of bird flu in its teeming capital an epidemic on Wednesday as health and agricultural experts from around the world converged on Jakarta to help control the virus.

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - After lashing the Florida Keys, Hurricane Rita gained power on Wednesday and headed across the Gulf of Mexico on a course that could take it to Texas and dump more rain on Katrina-battered Louisiana.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said he will ask President George W. Bush on Wednesday that his second nominee to the U.S.

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea accused the United States on Wednesday of using diplomatic talks to try and take away its nuclear arms so that Washington could crush the reclusive state with an atomic weapons strike.

(Corrects category of storm in headline) By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - After lashing the Florida Keys, Hurricane Rita gained power on Wednesday and headed across the Gulf of Mexico on a course that could take it to Texas and dump more rain on Katrina-battered Louisiana.

By Telly Nathalia and Dan Eaton JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia said on Wednesday an outbreak of bird flu in its teeming capital could become an epidemic as health and agricultural experts from around the world converged on Jakarta to help control the virus.

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - After lashing the Florida Keys, Hurricane Rita gained power on Wednesday and headed across the Gulf of Mexico on a course that could take it to Texas and dump more rain on Katrina-battered Louisiana.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'