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General News Archive - September 04, 2005

By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans looked all but empty on Sunday after the final evacuation of battered survivors of Hurricane Katrina, while top Bush administration officials, stung by anger at their relief efforts, were fanning out across the afflicted region.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday threats of U.N. Security Council referral would not persuade it to abandon its nuclear program. U.S.

By Jackie Frank WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist creates a rare double opening on the U.S. Supreme Court, giving President George W. Bush the chance to make a significant mark on the federal judiciary.

Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm" brought fairy tale magic to the Venice Film Festival on Sunday, with the director hoping for a happy ending in Europe after the movie failed to impress in America.

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm" brought fairy tale magic to the Venice Film Festival on Sunday, with the director hoping for a happy ending in Europe after the movie failed to impress in America.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and several associates will go on trial for mass killing on October 19, government spokesman Laith Kubba said on Sunday, confirming earlier unofficial comments by government sources.

By Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Top officials from the Bush administration, smarting from criticism their slow response compounded the suffering from Hurricane Katrina, were touring the devastation on Sunday as storm survivors finished evacuating New Orleans.

CASTELGANDOLFO, Italy (Reuters) - Pope Benedict announced on Saturday he had asked the Vatican's central charity organization, Cor Unum, to coordinate Roman Catholic aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of grieving Indian Muslims on Sunday attended the funeral of an Indian-born U.S. soldier killed in a rocket attack in Iraq last month. The body of 23-year-old Hatim Kathiria was flown to Dahod in the western state of Gujarat on Sunday, accompanied by U.S.

By Laure Bretton PARIS (Reuters) - A fire killed 14 people in a suspected arson attack in a high-rise apartment block in Paris on Sunday, the third major blaze in the French capital in just over a week, police said.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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