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General News Archive - September 25, 2005

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - A prominent Haitian-American businessman has been barred from running for president of Haiti because he holds U.S. citizenship but he vowed on Saturday to appeal the order.

By Sumeet Desai and Nick Antonovics WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eighteen of the poorest nations will have their debts to the International Monetary Fund wiped out after rich countries bridged differences on Saturday that threatened a pact first signed this summer.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel launched a new air strike in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, warning Palestinian militants it would deliver a crushing response if they did not stop rocket attacks on the Jewish state.

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices eased during an unusual Sunday trading session after a weakened Hurricane Rita struck the U.S. Gulf Coast east of the Houston refining hub, although some other plants did sustain damage.

By Allan Dowd LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita left the U.S.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel launched a new air strike in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, warning Palestinian militants it would deliver a crushing response if they did not stop rocket attacks on the Jewish state.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gasoline prices have soared in the past year and the companies that refine crude oil into gasoline have taken by far the largest share of the new revenue, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel launched a new strike on the Gaza Strip and arrested over 200 suspected militants in a massive sweep in the West Bank on Sunday after warning Palestinians of a crushing response to rocket attacks from Gaza.

KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. military CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during an operation in Afghanistan on Sunday, the U.S. military said, adding it had no word on any casualties.

KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. military helicopter crashed during an anti-militant operation in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing all five American crew members aboard, a U.S. military spokesman said.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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