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New Orleans evacuation slows as shooting, chaos erupt

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Gunshots and mayhem hampered the evacuation of flooded New Orleans on Thursday and more troops were ordered in to assist and control crowds of desperate survivors trying to escape Hurricane Katrina's destruction.

Survivors evacuate New Orleans as looting rages

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Survivors were evacuating the shattered city of New Orleans on Thursday as authorities confronted growing lawlessness and desperation days after Hurricane Katrina blasted the U.S. Gulf Coast.

New Orleans evacuation delayed by shooting, chaos

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Authorities suspended an evacuation of New Orleans on Thursday after a reported shooting at a military helicopter and U.S. President George W. Bush urged

Going through hell for peace

THEY were strapping young men in the early 1950s when they volunteered as home guards to protect their village from the Communists during the terrifying Emergency era. Today, many of them are grandfathers and thankful they are still around to celebrate yet another National Day.

Unsound man runs loose with shotgun

B>KULIM/B>: Villagers panicked and took cover when a man, believed to be mentally unsound, ran amok with a Baretta shotgun.

Suicide bomb spree kills 20 across Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Suicide car bombers blew themselves up in a series of attacks within hours across the Iraqi capital on Friday, and U.S. forces said 20 Iraqis were killed.

Nine suicide bombs in Iraqi capital, 20 dead

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Nine suicide car bombers exploded in a series of apparently coordinated attacks across the Iraqi capital on Friday, killing more than 20 people and wounding about 100, police sources said.

Nine suicide bombs in Iraqi capital, 20 dead

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Nine suicide car bombers exploded in a series of apparently coordinated attacks across the Iraqi capital on Friday, killing more than 20 people and wounding about 100, police sources said.

China farmers rally over Olympics land dispute

BEIJING (Reuters) - Hundreds of Chinese farmers protested in a Beijing suburb on Thursday after being forced from their property to make way for an Olympic stadium, the latest in a wave of land disputes in China.

China farmers rally over Olympics land dispute

BEIJING (Reuters) - Hundreds of Chinese farmers protested in a Beijing suburb on Thursday after being forced from their land to make way for an Olympic stadium, the latest in a wave of disputes over property rights.