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General News Archive - September 03, 2005

By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The desperately sought arrival of government help was bringing a measure of hope to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans on Saturday but officials warned the city faced a long, difficult climb out of crisis.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two U.S. congressmen told North Korea during a visit to Pyongyang that the clock was ticking to find an amicable resolution to the crisis over its nuclear ambitions.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet this month, their first summit since Jewish settlers were evacuated from the Gaza Strip, an Israeli newspaper said on Saturday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has offered $5 million in aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina ahead of President Hu Jintao's U.S. visit, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Friday night in New Orleans was never like this.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has offered $5 million in aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina ahead of President Hu Jintao's U.S. visit, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States wants Iran to be reported to the U.N. Security Council, where it could face sanctions, after a U.N. nuclear watchdog report confirmed Tehran had resumed sensitive atomic work, a senior U.S. diplomat said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Unknown gunmen killed 19 Iraqi police and troops and wounded another 16 in three separate attacks near Baquba, north of Baghdad, on Saturday, police and hospital sources said.

By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police cars and fire trucks escorted gasoline tankers down a highway on Friday in Marrero, Louisiana, just south of flooded-out New Orleans.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush will send several thousand more active duty troops to Louisiana to help with Hurricane Katrina relief, an official said on Saturday.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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