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2006-08-21 02:22:12

CAIRO (Reuters) - A collision between two trains in a town in Egypt's Nile Delta killed 80 people and injured 163 on Monday, an Egyptian security source said. The accident took place at about 0430 GMT near the town of Qalyoub, about 20 km (12 miles) north of Cairo.

2006-08-21 01:41:29

CAIRO (Reuters) - A collision between two trains killed at least 15 people and injured 70 on Monday in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo, initial reports from health and security sources said. The accident took place about 7 a.m. local time near the town of Qalyoub, about 20 km (12 miles) north of Cairo, they said. One train collided into the rear of a stationary train, causing one of them to derail and overturn. Ambulances and rescue workers are on the way to the site, the sources...

2006-08-21 00:56:38

CAIRO (Reuters) - A collision between two trains killed at least 15 people and injured 70 on Monday in a Nile Delta town north of Cairo, initial reports from health and security sources said. The accident took place about 7 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) near the town of Qalyoub, about 20 km (12 miles) north of Cairo, they said. One train collided into the rear of a stationary train, causing one of them to derail and overturn. Ambulances and rescue workers are on the way to the site,...

2006-08-21 00:49:44

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two trains collided in the Nile Delta north of the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday and there were many casualties, police and health ministry sources said. The accident took place about 7 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) near the town of Qalyoub, about 20 km (12 miles) north of Cairo, they said. One of the trains derailed and overturned, one of the health ministry sources said. Ambulances and rescue workers are on the way to the site, the sources added.

2006-08-20 12:03:54

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has rescued thousands marooned by flash floods that have killed nearly 900 people this month, but tens of thousands remain homeless as more rivers spilled over across the nation. State TV said on Sunday that Ethiopia had relocated 16,000 residents stranded after heavy rains caused rivers to burst their banks. But officials fear the death toll could still rise rapidly as bad weather and poor access hamper relief efforts. The floods...

2006-08-14 12:17:11

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Heavy floods have forced more than 1,100 families to flee in Sudan, while the river Nile has risen to a serious level, an official said on Monday. Awad Widatalla Hussein, head of the civil defense authority, said only one person was officially confirmed dead, although Sudanese papers carried numbers of at least eight killed in Khartoum alone. The Nile in Khartoum was at 16.40 metres on Sunday, above its height on the same day in 1988, when...

2006-04-01 04:44:25

By Arthur Asiimwe NYUNGWE FOREST, Rwanda (Reuters) - Surviving a rebel attack and braving crocodile-infested waters, a group of explorers has completed an 80-day voyage down the world's longest river reaching what they say is the source of the Nile. The three explorers from Britain and New Zealand claim to be the first to have traveled the river from its mouth to its "true source" deep in Rwanda's lush Nyungwe rainforest. "History has been rewritten," British explorer Neil McGrigor...

2006-04-01 05:30:00

By Arthur Asiimwe NYUNGWE FOREST, Rwanda (Reuters) - Surviving a rebel attack and braving crocodile-infested waters, a group of explorers has completed an 80-day voyage down the world's longest river reaching what they say is the source of the Nile. The three explorers from Britain and New Zealand claim to be the first to have traveled the river from its mouth to its "true source" deep in Rwanda's lush Nyungwe rainforest. "History has been rewritten," British explorer Neil McGrigor told...

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2006-04-01 04:40:00

By Arthur Asiimwe NYUNGWE FOREST, Rwanda -- Surviving a rebel attack and braving crocodile-infested waters, a group of explorers has completed an 80-day voyage down the world's longest river reaching what they say is the source of the Nile. The three explorers from Britain and New Zealand claim to be the first to have traveled the river from its mouth to its "true source" deep in Rwanda's lush Nyungwe rainforest. "History has been rewritten," British explorer Neil McGrigor told reporters on...

2005-11-30 06:23:22

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police rounded up hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood organisers in the two days before the last stage of parliamentary elections, bringing the total in two weeks to over 1,600, the Brotherhood said on Wednesday. Spokesman Mohamed Osama said the total included 576 arrests in the last two days, mostly in the provinces which will vote on Thursday. He earlier said that 1,610 Brotherhood members had been arrested in the last two days alone. The authorities had given...


Latest Nile Reference Libraries

Sir Samuel White Baker
2014-01-02 13:16:30

Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRGS, FRS, born on June 8th of 1821 and died on December 30th of 1893, was a British explorer, naturalist, big game hunter, officer, engineer, writer, and abolitionist. He held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt as well. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between April of 1869 and August of 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mainly remembered as the discoverer of Lake...

Nile Puffer, Tetraodon lineatus
2013-02-18 09:52:03

Image Credit: Earedien/Wikipedia The Nile puffer is also known as the fahaka pufferfish, globe fish, or lineatus puffer. It is a tropical freshwater puffer found in the river basins of Africa, mainly in the Nile and surrounding rivers. The fish will live in weed beds, and in any other vegetation-rich habitat. It can also be found in open water. If kept as a pet it is best to keep it solitary. The Nile puffer is territorial and aggressive toward other fish. Even young Nile puffer will...

Marbled Lungfish, Protopterus Aethiopicus
2012-12-25 12:06:57

The marbled lungfish is found mainly in the Nile river, in the northeastern continent of Africa. It also is found in such lakes as the Albert, Edward, Tanganyika, Victoria, Nabugabo, No and Kyoga, all centrally located in Africa at the southern end of the Nile. They live in the shallow areas of these lakes, streams, rivers, and swamps. During the dry season, many of the areas will dry up and when this occurs the marbled lungfish will bury themselves in the mud leaving just a small opening...

Nile Lechwe, Kobus megaceros
2012-09-10 17:01:29

The Nile lechwe (Kobus megaceros), a species of antelope, is also known as Mrs Gray's lechwe, the waterbuck, or the wasserbock. It can be found in Ethiopia and Sudan, where it prefers a habitat within grasslands, steppes, wetlands, coastal areas, or swamplands with water reaching a depth between 3.9 and 16 inches. Leopold Fitzinger first described this antelope in 1855. The Nile lechwe varies in size depending on sex, with males typically reaching a weight of up to 260 pounds and females...

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2012-06-19 04:35:28

Symbol: AGAF Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Synonyms:   AGUM Agapanthus umbellatus L'Her. Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons Subclass   Liliidae Order   Liliales Family   Liliaceae –...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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