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General News Archive - September 23, 2005

TULKARM, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead three Palestinian militants in the West Bank on Friday, Israeli military sources said. The sources said two militants were shot after they opened fire on troops while trying to flee arrest in a village outside the city of Tulkarm.

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Residents living along hundreds of miles of the Gulf of Mexico coast braced on Friday for the arrival of Hurricane Rita, which threatened heavily populated stretches of Texas, already storm-battered Louisiana and the heart of the U.S. oil industry.

By Muin Shadid TULKARM, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead three suspected Islamic Jihad militants in a raid near the West Bank city of Tulkarm on Friday, Israeli military sources and Palestinian witnesses said.

LONDON (Reuters) - Police closed part of Manchester airport on Friday morning because of a suspicious package on the apron between terminals one and two, an airport spokeswoman told Reuters.

LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested a man under the terrorism act at Manchester airport on Friday morning after a struggle and are investigating a suspect package. "Police attempted to arrest the man who struggled with officers.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up at a bus station in central Baghdad on Friday, killing at least two people and wounding 17, police said.

By Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - Russia wants to water down an IAEA resolution that would have cleared the way for reporting Iran to the U.N. Security Council over its suspected ambition to build nuclear bombs, EU diplomats said on Friday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up at a bus station in central Baghdad on Friday, killing at least five people and wounding 17, police said.

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester airport reopened on Friday after a security alert sparked by the arrest of a man carrying a suspicious package near an aircraft. "The alert is now over.

LONDON (Reuters) - British police used a stun gun to arrest a man carrying a suspicious package near an aircraft at Manchester airport on Friday, prompting the temporary closure of the northern England airport. "Police attempted to arrest the man who struggled with officers.

Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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