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2006-03-25 05:01:11

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Freed Canadian hostages Jim Loney and Harmeet Sooden headed to Baghdad airport on Saturday to begin their journey home from Iraq, a colleague said. "They have left for the airport," Maxine Nash of Christian Peacemaker Teams told Reuters. The two were freed by British-led special forces on Thursday along with fellow Christian peace campaigner Norman Kember, who flew out of Iraq on Friday. The three were rescued from a house in western Baghdad. They were bound...

2006-03-11 14:13:16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Friends of U.S. peace activist Tom Fox, who was kidnapped and killed in Iraq, cited his stance against retribution on Saturday and called for the remembrance of all victims of violence around the world. Members of the Langley Hill Friends Meeting, a peace group in northern Virginia to which Fox belonged, read a statement he co-wrote in October 2004 in which he shunned violence, even to rescue him should he ever be kidnapped. "We reject violence to punish anyone...

2006-02-08 01:07:36

By Karen Jacobs and Tabassum Zakaria LITHONIA, Georgia (Reuters) - Speakers seized on the presence of President Bush to attack his policies on Tuesday at the funeral of Coretta Scott King, the first lady of the U.S. civil rights movement. Jimmy Carter, one of four presidents to speak, took a jab at Bush's domestic eavesdropping program during six hours of sermons, speeches and song for the late widow of Nobel peace laureate Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in 1968. The 10,000...

2006-02-07 22:41:54

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S.-led drive for political change in Myanmar is winning key support in Asia as refugees and other troubles caused by the military junta spill over borders, American officials said on Tuesday. The officials told Congress the Bush administration would step up diplomatic pressure after progress last year in getting Myanmar discussed by the U.N. Security Council and in convincing neighboring states to raise their voices. "The...

2006-02-07 15:32:14

By Karen Jacobs and Tabassum Zakaria LITHONIA, Georgia (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush, three former presidents and thousands of others filled a Georgia church on Tuesday to mourn Coretta Scott King, who took up the fight for racial equality in America after the assassination of her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., in 1968. Mrs. King, seen by many as the "first lady" of the U.S. civil rights movement, died last week in a Mexican alternative health clinic at the age of 78,...

2006-02-07 12:52:46

LITHONIA, Georgia (Reuters) - Thousands of people including President George W. Bush and three former presidents filled a Georgia church on Tuesday to mourn Coretta Scott King, who took up the fight for racial equality in America after the assassination of her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., in 1968. Mrs. King, seen by many as the "first lady" of the U.S. civil rights movement, died last week in a Mexican alternative health clinic at the age of 78, after complications from ovarian...

2006-02-01 00:30:00

By Karen Jacobs ATLANTA -- Coretta Scott King, who surged to the front of the fight for racial equality in America after her husband Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, has died at age 78, friends and family said on Tuesday. Mrs. King, who had been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, died late on Monday in Mexico, where she had been seeking possible treatment, a family spokeswoman told Reuters. "Mrs. King was in Mexico for observation and consideration of treatment for...

2006-01-31 15:56:05

By Karen Jacobs ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, who surged to the front of the fight for racial equality in America after her husband Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, has died at age 78, friends and family said on Tuesday. Mrs. King, who had been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, died in Mexico where she had been seeking possible alternative treatment, a family spokeswoman told Reuters. "Mrs. King was in Mexico for observation and consideration of...

2006-01-31 09:52:35

(Please read in seventh paragraph ... President and Mrs. Bush are deeply ... instead of ... I'm deeply ...) A corrected story follows: By Karen Jacobs ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, who surged to the front of the fight for racial equality in America after her husband Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968, has died at age 78, friends and family said on Tuesday. King died overnight, the family said in a statement. She suffered a debilitating stroke and heart attack in...

2006-01-31 07:55:07

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, who surged to the forefront of the fight for racial equality after her husband Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968, has died at age 78, U.S. media reported on Tuesday. She had suffered a stroke and a heart attack in August. Coretta Scott King played a major back-up role in the civil rights movement until the death of her husband, Martin Luther King, who was assassinated on a Memphis motel balcony on April 4, 1968, while supporting a...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.