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2005-09-02 10:24:05

By Sebastian Alison BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqis mourned on Friday and buried more of the 1,000 killed in a stampede, but while the country struggles to come to terms with the tragedy, a march aimed at reconciling Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims did not go ahead. Iraq's two main religious communities had planned a joint march in Baghdad as a show of unity and a sign the stampede could become a catalyst for improved relations between them. But although members of both communities arrived at...

2005-09-02 05:14:27

By Maher Nazih BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqis on Friday mourned and buried some of the 1,000 killed in a stampede, struggling to come to terms with the tragedy which may after all draw Iraq's divided Sunnis and Shi'ites closer Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims planned a joint demonstration in Baghdad as a show of unity between the communities, a sign the stampede could become a catalyst for reconciliation between Iraq's two biggest religious communities. But a car bomb killed at least one...

2005-08-31 21:22:44

By Mariam Karouny and Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Funerals for some 1,000 Iraqis killed in a stampede during a religious festival start at dawn across Baghdad on Thursday as the nation mourns a tragedy which has overshadowed the daily bloodshed of war. Three days of official mourning will quieten a country inured to mass killing on its streets but shocked by the disaster. Some 965 people were confirmed to have died when thousands of Shi'ite pilgrims rushed for imagined...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.