General News Archive - June 29, 2008

Text of report in English by Malaysian independent website Malaysiakini, owned by Mkinin Dotcom, on 29 June ["Breaking News:""Aide alleges sodomy: Report lodged"] A police report has been lodged against de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim for allegedly sodomosing one of his aides -the second time that such an accusation had been made in over 10 years.

By Lesley Clark, The Miami Herald Jun.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "Rice Heads To Beijing After Brief Trip To Seoul"] Seoul, June 29 (Yonhap) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice left for Beijing Sunday morning after a 20-hour stay here that was buoyed by progress in resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis but also overshadowed by a controversy surrounding Seoul's decision to resume US beef imports.

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo combined to no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers over eight innings, but a pair of errors still led to an incredible 1-0 Angels loss in the second of three games at Dodger Stadium.

By Ken Peters, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES - No hits, one run - and a win for the Los Angeles Dodgers. After watching his team beat the Angels 1-0 without getting a hit Saturday night, manager Joe Torre couldn't recall a stranger game in his managerial career.

By Betsy Taylor Associated Press WINFIELD, Mo. -- A makeshift barrier holding back the Mississippi River failed early Saturday, swamping the low-lying part of the small community of Winfield and ending a valiant but ultimately doomed battle against the surging river.

By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Hundreds of lightning-sparked wildfires have turned the air of northern California into an unhealthy stew of smoke and ash, forcing the cancellation of athletic events and other outdoor activities.

By Angus Shaw Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe came under threat of further sanctions on Saturday as President Bush said the U.S. was working on new ways to punish longtime leader Robert Mugabe and his allies following the widely denounced presidential runoff election.

By THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Canada is rejecting the results of Zimbabwe's election, calling leader Robert Mugabe's actions illegitimate and illegal.


By Raf Casert, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VIENNA, Austria - Fernando Torres gave Spain a 1-0 lead over Germany at halftime Sunday in the European Championship final. The Liverpool striker sped past the German defence in the 33rd minute, latching on to a deep pass from Xavi Hernandez.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'