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General News Archive - January 04, 2006

TALLMANSVILLE, West Virginia (Reuters) - Twelve miners were found alive after vanishing in a West Virginia coal mine when they fled an explosion that sent lethal gases through the mine and killed one of their colleagues, family members said on Tuesday.

By Jon Hurdle TALLMANSVILLE, West Virginia (Reuters) - Twelve missing miners were found alive in a West Virginia coal mine nearly two days after they fled an explosion that sent lethal gases through the mine and killed one of their colleagues, family members said.

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - At least 63 journalists were killed around the world in 2005 -- the highest toll in more than a decade -- with Iraq again the deadliest country, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran is secretly trying to obtain technology and expertise needed to build a nuclear weapon, according to a leaked intelligence report that threatens to deepen a rift with the West over its nuclear program.

By Jon Hurdle TALLMANSVILLE, West Virginia (Reuters) - Twelve missing miners were found alive in a West Virginia coal mine about 40 hours after they fled an explosion that spread lethal gases and killed one of their colleagues, family members said.

It's not quite a buyer's market, but Manhattan is close. Sales of Manhattan apartments dropped and for-sale units piled up in the fourth quarter of 2005, reflecting a cooling of the once-scorching market, even as per-square-foot prices hit a record, according to an influential residential real estate report released on Wednesday.

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - GW Pharmaceuticals Plc has won approval from U.S. regulators to conduct a pivotal Phase III study into its cannabis-based medicine Sativex as a treatment for cancer pain, the British drug company said on Wednesday.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine struck a five-year gas supply deal on Wednesday after a bruising pricing dispute in which Moscow curtailed deliveries, hitting supplies to European consumers.

TALLMANSVILLE, West Virginia (Reuters) - Only one of 13 miners who were in a West Virginia coal mine when it was hit by an explosion was found alive, a company official told family members on Wednesday, after reports hours earlier that 12 had survived led to rejoicing.

BAD REICHENHALL, Germany (Reuters) - Rescue workers at a German ice rink that collapsed on Monday recovered the body of one of the missing, bringing to 12 the number of dead brought out of the wreckage, officials said on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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