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2005-08-23 05:22:21

By Camilla Hall CAIRO (Reuters) - Frightened tourists have been slow to return to Egypt's south Sinai since bombs killed more than 64 people in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh last month, dragging the regional economy into the doldrums, hoteliers said on Tuesday. The resort town is a major attraction in Egypt's tourism industry, drawing 2 million tourists and accounting for 25 percent of Egypt's room capacity in 2004. Hotels near two bombing sites in Naama Bay, Sharm el-Sheikh's most...

2005-07-23 01:12:00

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - The death toll from bombings in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday has risen to 59, the satellite news channel Al Jazeera said, quoting Egyptian Interior Minister Habib el-Adli. It carried the report in an on-screen news alert. Habib flew to Sharm el-Sheikh from Cairo early on Saturday. It also quoted Adli as saying he could not rule out a link between the Sharm el-Sheikh bombings and attacks on Red Sea resorts further north last...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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