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General News Archive - June 30, 2008

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 30 June [Report by Jameson Mombe and Wayne Mafaro: "Mugabe Sworn In, Leaves Room for Talks"] HARARE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was sworn in for a fresh five-year term that will take his rule to more than three decades.

CHICAGO _ After receiving plenty of nasty e-mails a week ago, manager Ozzie Guillen had a pretty good feeling about the state of White Sox fans Sunday night.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap original headline: "Seoul Offers Corn Aid to Pyongyang"] SEOUL, June 30 (Yonhap) - South Korea on Monday offered 50,000 tons of corn aid to North Korea after the famine-stricken country failed to reply to Seoul's proposed assistance.

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 30 June [Article by Mutumwa Mawere in the "Opinion" column: "Zimbabwe 2008: Meaninglessness of Independence"] June 27, 2008, will remain in the annals of Zimbabwean history as the day of great betrayal of the promise of independence.

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Rafael Nadal has helped his nation cure its longtime aversion to lawn tennis, and he'll be one of three Spanish men playing Monday in the fourth round at Wimbledon. Switzerland, France, Russia and Croatia have two players apiece among the final 16.

By Amanda Lee Myers; Chris Kahn Two medical helicopters collided Sunday about a half-mile from a northern Arizona hospital, killing six people and critically injuring a nurse, a federal official said.

China announced Sunday that it planned to resume talks with representatives of the Dalai Lama in early July, weeks before the start of the Olympic games. According to the official Xinhua news agency, the agreement to resume the talks followed a request from the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader.

By Celia W. Dugger and Barry Bearak Robert Mugabe, the runaway winner in a one-horse race, was quickly inaugurated Sunday as president of Zimbabwe after a Friday runoff election.

By Marcus Wohlsen Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Firefighters in northern California battled more than a thousand wildfires to a stalemate by Sunday, but forecasters said dangerous conditions would not relent anytime soon.

By Amanda Lee Myers Associated Press PHOENIX -- Two medical helicopters collided in midair Sunday afternoon near an Arizona hospital, killing at least seven people and critically injuring three, a federal official said.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.