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World 05 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Suicide bomb blast in southern Iraq kills 49

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 49 people were killed and 68 wounded on Thursday when a suicide bomber blew himself up on a crowded street near one of the main Shi'ite shrines in the southern Iraqi city of Kerbala, police said.

World 01 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine, Europe at risk

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia cut gas supplies to Ukraine on Sunday in a dispute that could hit deliveries to a wintry Europe just as Moscow takes over as chairman of the Group of Eight wanting to showcase its role as a reliable energy source.

Community 24 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Insightful visit to The Star

TWENTY-EIGHT students and a lecturer from the Tunku Abdul Rah-man College branch in Penang visited the Star Northern Hub in Bayan Lepas, Penang, to gain insight into its daily operation recently.

World 21 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Holiday transit strike hits New York, union fined

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's subways and buses were brought to a halt on Tuesday by the city's first mass transit strike in 25 years by a union that faces a $1 million-a-day fine for every day of the work stoppage.

World 20 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

New York hit by subway and bus strike

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York transit workers walked off the job for the first time in 25 years on Tuesday, stranding millions of people who rely on the largest U.S. bus and subway system each day.

World 13 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Voting starts in Iraq; Bush estimates death toll

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's election for its first full-term parliament since Saddam Hussein's fall began on Monday with Iraqis in hospitals, barracks and prisons voting in a ballot Islamist militants branded as ungodly.

World 13 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Voting starts in Iraq; Bush estimates death toll

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's election for its first full-term parliament since Saddam Hussein's fall began on Monday with Iraqis in hospitals, barracks and prisons voting in a ballot Islamist militants branded as ungodly.

World 13 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Voting starts in Iraq; Bush estimates death toll

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's election for its first full-term parliament since Saddam Hussein's fall began on Monday with Iraqis in hospitals, barracks and prisons voting in a ballot Islamist militants branded as ungodly.

World 12 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

First Iraq votes cast in poll opposed by militants

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's election for its first full-term parliament since Saddam Hussein's overthrow began with special groups voting on Monday. Militants branded the poll ungodly and vowed to turn the country into an Islamic state.

World 12 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

First Iraq votes cast in poll opposed by militants

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's election for its first full-term parliament since Saddam Hussein's overthrow began with special groups voting on Monday. Militants branded the poll ungodly and vowed to turn the country into an Islamic state.