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2005-08-02 04:56:55

By Katie Nguyen NEW SITE, Sudan (Reuters) - Grieving southern Sudanese paid respects to ex-rebel boss John Garang on Tuesday as diplomatic moves began to ensure the peace deal he struck would hold despite riots over his death that killed 36 people. Two senior U.S. envoys were on their way to Sudan to encourage a smooth transition in Garang's former rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) to new leader Salva Kiir. A delegation from Khartoum also went south to pay respects. Garang...

2005-08-02 01:21:12

By Katie Nguyen NEW SITE, Sudan (Reuters) - Southern Sudanese grieved for John Garang around a simple bed on Tuesday and world leaders hoped a peace deal would stick after rioting over the ex-rebel leader's death killed 24 people. Garang -- who just three weeks ago became Sudan's vice-president as part of a January peace accord hailed as a rare success for the continent -- died when a Ugandan helicopter he was traveling in went down in bad weather at the weekend. Fellow former fighters,...

2005-08-01 18:07:59

By Katie Nguyen NEW SITE, Sudan (Reuters) - Southern Sudanese leaders moved swiftly to fill the vacuum left by the weekend death of vice president John Garang, choosing a close ally to succeed him, and announced five days of mourning starting on Tuesday. The former rebel leader, a key figure in the January peace accord hailed as a rare African success, died after a Ugandan helicopter he was traveling in went down in bad weather. Garang, a skilful battlefield commander and politician, was...

2005-08-01 16:35:30

By Khaled Abdel-Aziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - At least 24 people were killed in Khartoum on Monday in riots sparked by the death of John Garang, who led Sudan's southern rebels for two decades before making peace and joining the government he fought. Garang, a key figure in a January peace deal hailed as a rare African success story, became the first vice president on July 9. He died at the weekend after the Ugandan presidential helicopter he was traveling in went down in bad weather. His...

2005-08-01 11:58:44

By Khaled Abdel-Aziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - At least 24 people were killed in Khartoum on Monday in riots sparked by the death of John Garang, who led Sudan's southern rebels for two decades before making peace and joining the government he fought. Garang, a key figure in a January peace deal hailed a rare success story for Africa, became the first vice president on July 9. He died over the weekend after the Ugandan presidential helicopter he was traveling in went down in bad weather. As...

2005-08-01 10:15:59

By Khaled Abdel-Aziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - John Garang, who led Sudan's southern rebels for two decades before making peace and joining the government he fought, has died in a helicopter crash, sparking riots and fears for the country's hard-won stability. At least 12 people were killed in Khartoum, a policeman said, after rioters torched vehicles and looted shops. Witnesses said southerners, who have long said the northern government discriminated against them, attacked Arabs in the...

2005-08-01 07:37:08

By Khaled Abdel-Aziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - John Garang, who led Sudan's southern rebels for two decades before making peace and joining the government he fought, has died in a helicopter crash, sparking riots and fears for the country's hard-won stability. A key figure in a January peace deal hailed as a rare success story for Africa, Garang died over the weekend after the Ugandan presidential helicopter he was traveling in went down in bad weather. Six of Garang's companions and a crew of...

2005-08-01 06:21:28

By Khaled Abdel-Aziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - John Garang, who led Sudan's southern rebels for two decades before making peace and joining the government he fought, has died in a helicopter crash, sparking riots and fears for hard-won stability. Garang, six of his companions and a crew of seven died over the weekend after the Ugandan presidential helicopter he was traveling in crashed, Sudanese officials said on Monday. Members of Garang's southern Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM)...

2005-08-01 04:37:43

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Thousands of southern Sudanese, wielding knives and bars, looted shops and clashed with police in the streets of Khartoum on Monday after learning of the death of ex-rebel leader John Garang, witnesses said. "People have been running all over the streets. The policemen are taking people from the streets. There is fire and smoke," a Reuters TV witness said. "They are beating anybody they see who looks like they are Arab," Swayd Abdullah, a student, told Reuters. Shops...

2005-08-01 01:31:53

By Khaled Abdel-Aziz and Daniel Wallis KHARTOUM/KAMPALA (Reuters) - Sudan's First Vice-President and former rebel leader John Garang, who signed a deal this year to end Africa's longest civil war, died in a helicopter crash in southern Sudan, State TV said on Monday. In a statement quoted by Sudanese state television, it said Garang, six of his companions and a crew of seven had died. "The march of peace will continue toward its goal and his death will only make us stronger and more...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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