General News Archive - January 29, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb killed 11 people in a shop selling sweets in the town of Iskindiraya south of Baghdad overnight, Iraqi police said on Sunday. The bomb, which had been planted just outside the shop, also wounded five people, the police said.

CHORZOW, Poland (Reuters) - The death toll in the collapse of a roof at an exhibition hall in southern Poland rose to 60 on Sunday and could go higher, officials said.

By Sura Wood PARK CITY, Utah (Hollywood Reporter)

By Katarina Stoltz CHORZOW, Poland (Reuters) - A roof collapsed at an exhibition hall in Poland packed with hundreds of people, killing at least 60, and officials said on Sunday they feared the death toll could rise.

China marked the start of the Year of the Dog on Sunday with fireworks and dumplings, as the biggest holiday in the Chinese world reached a crescendo.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's military spokesman said on Sunday he had no knowledge of a report that two years ago a delay by Pakistan in giving clearance for a U.S. airstrike gave time for Osama bin Laden to escape.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee won the top prize from the Directors Guild of America on Saturday for his work on "Brokeback Mountain," the gay-cowboy romance that has already swept many key awards.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein resumed on Sunday with a new chief judge after a series of delays, a Reuters witness said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein, his defense team and all high-profile co-defendants in his trial walked out of court on Sunday to protest at the proceedings as they resumed under a new chief judge, a Reuters witness said.

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's new emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah took the oath of office before parliament on Sunday, allowing him to assume his powers as ruler of the U.S. ally and Gulf oil producer.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]