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General News Archive - August 30, 2008

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 30 August The People Power Party's key coalition partners called for an urgent meeting Friday night, while Army chief Gen Anupong Paojinda rejected Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej's plan to declare a state of emergency.

By YURAS KARMANAU By Yuras Karmanau The Associated Press KSUISI, Georgia After Georgian soldiers stormed South Ossetia and killed Vitaly Guzitayev's friend, he hid in the woods. Once the Georgians left, he set fire to the elegant brick homes of ethnic Georgians who lived nearby.

By BECKY BOHRER By Becky Bohrer The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Police with bullhorns plan to go street to street this weekend with a tough message about getting out ahead of Hurricane Gustav: This time there will be no shelter of last resort. The doors to the Superdome will be locked.

By ROBERT BURNS By Robert Burns The Associated Press WASHINGTON The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, has given his military superiors and Defense Secretary Robert Gates his initial recommendation on when to resume a U.S.

Likely Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain's choice of inexperienced Sarah Palin as his running mate could undercut a key argument, analysts say.

FORMER Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic yesterday refused to enter pleas to 11 war crimes charges.

World News IN BRIEF *TBILISI Georgia has severed diplomatic ties with Russia over the Kremlin's recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states.

By Grant Peck Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thai police fired tear gas at thousands of right-wing protesters besieging their headquarters Friday, while demonstrators outside the capital disrupted air and rail service in a growing campaign to unseat the prime minister.

By Misha Dzhindzhikhashvili Associated Press TBILISI, Georgia -- Georgia severed diplomatic ties with Moscow on Friday to protest the presence of Russian troops on its territory. Russia said the move would only make things worse.

By Robert Burns Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, has given his military superiors and Defense Secretary Robert Gates his initial recommendation on when to resume a U.S.

Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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