General News Archive - August 24, 2008

By Sadie Gray Eleven people have died in Florida in havoc wreaked by tropical storm Fay, which has hit the state four times since arriving from the Gulf of Mexico on Monday.

By Rupert Cornwell With Hillary Clinton never seriously in the running, Joe Biden has always been the best option on Barack Obama's vice-presidential shortlist.

By The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - U.S.-led troops attacked a compound where Taliban leaders were meeting and killed 30 militants, American and Afghan military officials said Friday, but the Interior Ministry said a large number of civilians died. The U.S.

From wire reports TBILISI, Georgia As Russia said its military pullback from Georgia had been completed, despite still holding several key areas of the country, the Georgian government Saturday began to ready cities and villages in the conflict areas for the return of thousands of refugees who fled the violence that erupted two weeks ago.

From wire reports KABUL, Afghanistan Scores of Afghan civilians who had gathered in a village for a memorial ceremony for a militia commander were killed when U.S. and Afghan soldiers attacked in the middle of the night, officials and villagers said Saturday.

By Asif Shahzad Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's ruling coalition teetered on the brink of collapse Saturday as the two main partners squabbled over a successor to ousted President Pervez Musharraf.

By Brian Mahoney Associated Press BEIJING -- Order is restored in international basketball. The United States is back on top, but not by much. Culminating a three-year mission to end years of embarrassment, the U.S.

By Jason Straziuso and Rahim Faiez Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- Scores of Afghan civilians who had gathered in a small village for the memorial ceremony of a militia commander were killed when U.S.

By Dan Balz The Washington Post DENVER -- Sen. Barack Obama moved to deal with two potential weaknesses when he named Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. as his vice presidential running mate Saturday.

By Bela Szandelszky Associated Press POTI, Georgia -- Thousands of Georgians demanded that Russian troops leave the outskirts of this strategic Black Sea port on Saturday and took to the streets in protest, while a top Russian general said his country's forces would keep patrolling the area.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'