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2005-11-22 01:10:00

By Ben Blanchard and Lucy Hornby BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Xiao Si's family loves to eat chicken. But after many outbreaks of bird flu, she is beginning to doubt safety guarantees about poultry. "I'm eating a lot less now," said the housewife, weighed down with shopping outside a supermarket in central Beijing. "I know if you cook it well it's supposed to be safe, but who knows?" Across China, which has reported 17 outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus since mid-October and is the...

2005-11-15 11:21:18

By Aamir Ashraf KARACHI (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a KFC fast-food restaurant in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing three people and wounding 15, police and doctors said. Provincial authorities said they suspected Islamist militants and cast doubt on a claim of responsibility by a separatist group from nearby Baluchistan province which said it had targeted an office of a state-run Pakistani oil company. Two other Karachi KFC restaurants, a Pakistani...

2005-11-15 06:55:21

By Aamir Ashraf KARACHI (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a KFC fast-food restaurant in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing three people and wounding 15 in an attack thought to have been carried out by Islamist militants, police and doctors said. Some victims suffered severe burns in the bombing, which blew a meter-wide (3-feet-wide) hole in the street and engulfed it in a fireball that gutted six or seven other parked cars in the center of the southern city,...

2005-11-15 06:42:12

By Aamir Ashraf KARACHI (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a KFC fast-food restaurant in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing three people and wounding 15 in an attack thought to have been carried out by Islamist militants, police and doctors said. Some victims suffered severe burns in the bombing, which blew a meter-wide (3-feet-wide) hole in the street and engulfed it in a fireball that gutted six or seven other parked cars in the center of the southern city,...

2005-11-15 03:16:31

By Aamir Ashraf KARACHI (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a KFC fast-food restaurant in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding about 15, some critically, police and doctors said. A government spokesman said information was still coming in from the scene, and the death toll was unclear. Some of the wounded suffered severe burns, hospital doctors and police said. The car bomb exploded outside a KFC outlet in central Karachi just...

2005-11-15 02:55:51

By Aamir Ashraf KARACHI (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a KFC fast-food restaurant in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding about 15, some critically, police and doctors said. A government spokesman said information was still coming in from the scene, and the death toll was unclear. Some of the wounded suffered severe burns, hospital doctors and police said. The car bomb exploded outside a KFC outlet in central Karachi just...

2005-11-15 02:23:32

By Aamir Ashraf KARACHI (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a KFC fast-food restaurant in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding about 15, some critically, police and doctors said. A government spokesman said information was still coming in from the scene, and the death toll was unclear. Some of the wounded suffered severe burns, hospital doctors and police said. The car bomb exploded outside a KFC outlet in central Karachi just...

2005-11-15 02:36:05

By Aamir Ashraf KARACHI (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a KFC fast-food restaurant in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding about 15, some critically, police and doctors said. A government spokesman said information was still coming in from the scene, and the death toll was unclear. Some of the wounded suffered severe burns, hospital doctors and police said. The car bomb exploded outside a KFC outlet in central Karachi just...

2005-11-15 00:58:35

KARACHI (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least six people on Tuesday in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi in a attack most likely aimed at a KFC restaurant, police and ambulance crew said. A government spokesman said at least four people died and several were injured, some seriously, but he said information was still coming in from the scene. An ambulance crew member for the Edhi Foundation, Pakistan's largest charity, told Reuters six bodies were taken to hospital. The car...

2005-11-14 23:44:47

KARACHI (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least six people on Tuesday in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, according to an ambulance crew at the scene. Police said the car had been parked outside a KFC fast food outlet, and caused casualties in a nearby office block housing several oil and gas companies. "We have taken six dead bodies to hospital," an ambulance crew member for the Edhi Foundation, Pakistan's largest charity, told Reuters. A police officer confirmed at least...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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