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General News Archive - September 06, 2005

By Tomi Soetjipto MEDAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Weeping residents of Indonesia's third-biggest city picked through the charred rubble of their homes on Tuesday, a day after a domestic airliner slammed into a crowded local neighbourhood, killing 149 people.

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan government forces killed 12 insurgents and captured nine in a operation in the south aimed at stopping militants from disrupting the September 18 general election, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.

By Mark Egan and Paul Simao NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans was slowly turning back the floodwaters on Tuesday as engineers closed a major break in levees swamped by Hurricane Katrina -- a disaster the mayor says may have killed 10,000 in his city.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Transport and other logistics problems are holding up some of the mass of humanitarian aid European countries have offered to the victims of hurricane Katrina, an EU official said on Tuesday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament has ended talks on a new constitution without agreeing changes to the final wording and the draft will be printed in its present form, a senior member of the drafting committee said on Tuesday. "The talks have ended.

By Tomi Soetjipto MEDAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia will hold a mass burial on Wednesday for scores of unidentified plane crash victims as experts sought to determine what caused the Boeing 737 to slam into a crowded residential area of Medan, killing 149.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Last-minute talks among Iraqi leaders on the text of a draft constitution have ended without making amendments and printing will start on Thursday, a senior member of the parliamentary drafting team said on Tuesday. "The talks have ended.

By Mark Egan and Paul Simao NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans was slowly turning back the floodwaters on Tuesday as engineers fixed a major break in the protective levees ruptured by Hurricane Katrina, a calamity the mayor says may have killed 10,000.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 100,000 people have registered on a Red Cross Web page set up to help trace family members missing or separated since Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For most actors, having two of their films opening within a week of each other could spell career suicide, but for Elijah Wood, who played Frodo in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, it is a stroke of good fortune. The roles he plays in "Green St.

Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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