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General News Archive - September 08, 2005

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - French medical records show it is highly unlikely that poisoning or AIDS caused the death of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat in a Paris hospital last year, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

By Michael Christie and Mark Egan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - National Guard troops prepared to hunt on Thursday for thousands of people believed still in ruined New Orleans, as the White House sent a new wave of top officials into areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

AMMAN (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's chief attorney denied on Thursday that the ousted leader had confessed to ordering executions and waging a campaign against Kurds in which thousands of people are said to have been killed.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Seven-times Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has not ruled out riding in the other big stage races even though he retired from the sport in July.

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian presidential candidate Ayman Nour said on Thursday he would call for a rerun of Wednesday's elections, which monitors said were marred by fraud and widespread violations.

By Michael Christie NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The living are no longer easy to find in the swampy ruins of New Orleans.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States asked NATO on Thursday for help in transporting European aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina, an alliance official said. "Especially heavy sea-lift may be used," said the official, who requested anonymity.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States asked NATO on Thursday for help in transporting European aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina amid concern that assistance is not getting through to the devastated region quickly enough. U.S.

When the Mexican customs light blinked red at the border crossing with the United States, the driver of the white Chrysler van panicked, put his foot on the gas pedal and made a dash south for Tijuana.

By Michael Christie NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The living are no longer easy to find in the swampy ruins of New Orleans.

Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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