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General News Archive - September 13, 2008

At least 10 people were killed when a Los Angeles commuter train collided head on with a freight train during the Friday afternoon rush hour.

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Y.F. Low] Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) - A shipment of milk powder imported from China that could have been contaminated with melamine will be recalled and destroyed, a Department of Health official said Saturday.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "4th Ld: China Reports 432 Infants With Kidney Stones, Production of Sanlu Halted"] BEIJING, Sept.

French officials estimate as many as 250,000 people attended an open-air mass by Pope Benedict XVI in central Paris Saturday. Security was tight as Benedict traveled to Les Invalides in Paris where he would make his first public appearance in France as the pontiff of the Catholic Church.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Tainted Milk Powder Not Sold Abroad: Health Ministry"] BEIJING, Sept.

The Associated Press NEW YORK Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Friday defended the nearly $200 million in federal pet projects she sought as Alaska governor this year even as her running mate, Sen. John McCain, told a television audience she had never requested it.

By PAUL ALEXANDER By Paul Alexander The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Anger intensified here Friday over Washington's decision to pursue Islamic militant targets inside Pakistan, with opposition lawmakers threatening that the country could pull out of the war on terrorism if the United States refuses to respect its borders.

Text of statement by Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on 13 September In accordance with the agreements reached by Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on 8 September, on 13 September Russian peacekeepers withdrew their posts from the Poti-Senaki line and left the territory of Georgia.

Officials couldn't explain why a Los Angeles commuter train collided head on with a freight train Friday, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 135.

Emergency officials say it may be several weeks before power can be restored to nearly five million people left in the dark by Hurricane Ike.

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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