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General News Archive - September 29, 2005

HONG KONG (Reuters) - An American housewife jailed for life in Hong Kong this month for murdering her banker husband has appealed against her conviction, a judiciary spokesman and her lawyer said on Thursday.

By Wael al-Ahmad JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Raiding Israeli troops shot dead three Palestinian gunmen on Thursday, widening an offensive against militants prompted by renewed rocket salvoes from Gaza after Israel's pullout from the territory.

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Saab, an arm of General Motors, said on Thursday it will recall around 300,000 Saab 9-3s and 9-5s from the model years 2000 through 2002 because of overheating in the ignition system. Saab would recall the cars to replace the ignition box after a request from U.S.

TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. meat exporters group urged Japan on Thursday to quickly resume American beef imports, saying the industry had lost about $5 billion since Tokyo imposed the ban nearly two years ago over concerns about mad cow disease. Philip M.

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Roberts, a 50-year-old conservative who told Congress judges should act like impartial umpires, seems certain to win Senate confirmation on Thursday to become the 17th chief justice of the United States.

By Wael al-Ahmad JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead three Palestinian gunmen on Thursday, widening an offensive against militants in response to renewed rocket salvoes from Gaza after Israel's pullout from the territory.

By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday it had restricted movements of its staff in Kabul after a suicide bombing killed at least 10 people, while the Taliban said it had 45 more suicide attackers awaiting orders to strike.

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Roberts, a 50-year-old conservative who told Congress judges should act like impartial umpires, seems certain to win Senate confirmation on Thursday to become the 17th chief justice of the United States.

By Hilary Hylton AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay, the second-ranking House Republican, was indicted on Wednesday for his part in a Texas campaign-finance conspiracy and resigned his post.

By Jonathan Saul TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Thursday rejected suggestions from aides that Israel could quit more of the occupied West Bank and unilaterally set a border with the Palestinians after its Gaza pullout.

Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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