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2005-07-30 02:14:43

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a suicide bombing in northern Iraq on Friday climbed to 40, police said on Saturday. They said the number of wounded from the attack by a suicide bomber who blew himself up among a group of Iraqi army recruits rose to 57. The attack occurred outside a municipal building in Rabia, a town 80 km (50 miles) northwest of Mosul. The U.S. military said on Friday that 10 people were killed in the blast. Foreign militants and Saddam Hussein loyalists are...

2005-07-28 03:39:58

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suspected bomb on a railway line hit a train carrying oil products near Baghdad on Thursday, causing a huge fire, Iraqi police said. They said one person was killed and four wounded in the blaze. The train was carrying oil derivatives from a refinery in Doura, south of the capital, where the incident occurred. One police source said he believed a bomb targeted the train, while another said it may have been an accident. Reuters cameramen at the scene said the incident...

2005-07-07 04:48:10

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Heavy mortar strikes targeting the local government headquarters in Iraq's northern city of Mosul hit nearby shops, killing at least three people and wounding 46 people, hospital officials said on Thursday. A Reuters correspondent in the town said about 12 mortars, apparently aimed at the government building, struck a crowded neighborhood. Streets were closed nearby. Mosul has been the scene of frequent violence in recent weeks, with Kurds and Arabs feuding for...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'