General News Archive - September 30, 2005

By Habib al-Zubaidi HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in a crowded market in the southern Iraqi town of Hilla on Friday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 30, police and health officials said.

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States has warned American travellers to be vigilant against a terrorist attack in China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang after Beijing told police there to be prepared for danger.

By Habib al-Zubaidi HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb in a crowded market in the southern Iraqi town of Hilla killed at least 12 people and wounded 47 on Friday, police and health officials said, a day after three car bombs killed 95 north of Baghdad.

By Joeal Calupitan and Dolly Aglay TAGAYTAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations vowed on Friday to curb bird flu in the next three years as the United Nations warned the virus could mutate and kill up to 150 million people.

By Mussab Al-Khairalla and Haider Salahaddin BALAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Car bombs have killed more than 110 people, 25 of them children, in a surge of violence in Iraq ahead of an October 15 referendum on a new constitution.

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan and Afghanistan must intensify cooperation along their border to prevent al Qaeda and Taliban members from finding refuge, White House national security adviser Stephen Hadley said on Thursday.

LONDON (Reuters) - U.N. investigator Detlev Mehlis is likely in October to name Syrian officials as suspects in the assassination of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, political and diplomatic sources say.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending dropped a larger-than-expected 0.5 percent in August, the biggest fall since November 2001, according to a government report on Friday that also showed a surprise decline in income that may have reflected Hurricane Katrina.

By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp.'s chief executive acknowledged its $245 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could suffer from strains on the U.S. defense budget, but insisted the project's future was secure.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major League Baseball has broken its single-season attendance record for a second consecutive year. With four days remaining in the regular season, total attendance through Wednesday was 73,070,631, Major League Baseball said on Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.