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General News Archive - September 27, 2005

FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. soldier Lynndie England was found guilty on Monday of abusing prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in a scandal that caused international outrage. She now faces a prison term of up to 10 years.

By Jonathan Saul TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon narrowly won a vote of his ruling Likud on Monday against rival Benjamin Netanyahu trying to oust him as party leader as punishment for Israel's Gaza pullout, an exit poll showed.

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military mother Cindy Sheehan, whose vigil outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch drew attention to the anti-war movement, was arrested on Monday at a White House sit-in after she refused to obey police orders to leave.

By Hossein Jasseb TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Monday threatened to restart uranium enrichment and to stop allowing U.N. snap inspections of its atomic facilities, if moves to send it to the U.N. Security Council were not reversed.

FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. soldier Lynndie England was found guilty on Monday of abusing prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in a scandal that caused international outrage. She now faces a prison term of up to 10 years.

By Andy Sullivan CHALMETTE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Robert Jorns caught the first glimpse of his home in St. Bernard Parish since Hurricane Katrina struck a month ago, and promptly announced that it could be one of his last.

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The son of late mob boss John Gotti is expected to be released from prison within days after a federal judge granted him bail on Monday. U.S.

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four merchant groups have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Visa USA, MasterCard Inc. and dozens of major banks, saying they colluded to set excessive credit card fees.

U.S. government spending needed to repair Hurricane Katrina damage may turn out to be just half of early estimates, or about $100 billion, the Senate Majority Leader's chief budget aide said on Monday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon triumphed in a Likud party vote on Monday, stalling a leadership challenge by rightist Benjamin Netanyahu, Channel 2 TV said after the ballots were counted.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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