General News Archive - September 26, 2005

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel launched multiple missile strikes in Gaza on Monday, hours after the main Palestinian militant group said it would stop attacking the Jewish state following Israeli air raids in response to rocket attacks.

By Adam Tanner FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - Defense lawyers have a last chance on Monday to argue that U.S. soldier Lynndie England was not responsible for her actions when she posed for notorious photos of abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.

By Tomi Soetjipto and Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Indonesian woman died in a Jakarta hospital on Monday after suffering from bird flu and a five-year-old girl who died last week was suspected to have carried the disease, officials said on Monday.

By Sebastian Alison BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber rammed his car into a bus carrying employees of Iraq's oil ministry on Monday, killing at least six and wounding 14, police said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 1,000 prisoners held at Abu Ghraib jail will be released this week after a request by Iraqi authorities for a goodwill gesture to mark Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, the U.S. military said on Monday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will be briefed at an Energy Department meeting Monday morning on the effect of Hurricane Rita on U.S. energy supply, the White House said.

By Paul Hoskins BELFAST (Reuters) - International monitors gave the British and Irish governments a report on Monday which is set to confirm that nationalist guerrillas have given up weapons used in a 30-year campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland.

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's High Court sentenced the alleged leader of al Qaeda in Spain to 27 years in prison on Monday, finding he conspired with the September 11 plotters but cleared him of murder in connection with the attacks.

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Director Noah Baumbach dressed actor Jeff Daniels in his father's clothes and used his father's books as props in "The Squid and the Whale," but he insists his movie about a family broken by divorce is fiction.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel launched multiple missile strikes in Gaza on Monday in response to Palestinian rocket fire as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon battled to fend off a rightist leadership challenge in his Likud party.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.