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General News Archive - September 28, 2005

By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - General Motors of Canada and the Canadian Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract, narrowly averting what would have been the first strike at Canada's biggest automaker in nine years.

By Karen Murphy MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana (Reuters) - The state of Indiana on Wednesday executed a man who bludgeoned his ex-wife to death while on temporary furlough from prison, where he was serving a sentence for nearly killing her.

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will deploy 5,500 police in Jakarta to guard government buildings and other areas ahead of expected protests over fuel price hikes that police fear could turn "anarchic." President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said last week he planned to raise fuel prices on Saturday to help cut crippling fuel subsidies, although he has not said by how much.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up outside an army recruitment center in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar on Wednesday, police said. There were many people waiting at the scene to sign up to join the army, police said.

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Five countries trying to end North Korea's nuclear weapons programs have started working out the specific steps to dismantle Pyongyang's atomic programs and the rewards to match completion, South Korea said on Wednesday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A female suicide bomber blew herself up outside an army recruitment center in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar on Wednesday, killing at least seven and wounding 37, police said. There were many people waiting at the scene to sign up to join the army, police said.

By Maheer al-Thanoon TAL AFAR, Iraq (Reuters) - A female suicide bomber blew herself up outside an army recruitment center in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar on Wednesday, killing at least seven and wounding 37, police said. The recruitment center, housed in a former U.S.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel launched missile strikes that knocked out power to thousands of Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday as it pressed an offensive to halt cross-border rocket fire two weeks after its withdrawal from the strip.

By Giada Zampano MILAN (Reuters) - Parmalat founder Calisto Tanzi, 15 other executives and two financial institutions face a Milan judge on Wednesday in the first major trial over the dairy group's collapse in December 2003.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan Interior Minister Ali Ahmad Jalali denied on Wednesday his decision to resign was due to disputes with President Hamid Karzai, but said there was a need to purge corrupt officials and those involved in the drugs trade.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.