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      BANNED KENYA MINISTER ‘TO SUE UK‘
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      TURKEY SIGNS EU CUSTOMS PROTOCOL
      "--" (, "BBC"), 30-07-2005
      Turkey has signed a European Union protocol which extends its custom union to the 10 new members including Cyprus, a country Turkey does not recognise.

This move paves the way to accession talks due to start in October. But Turkey has issued a declaration explaining that the signing is not tantamount to a reco >>>


      W HOUSE MAY APPOINT BOLTON TO UN
      "--" (, "BBC"), 30-07-2005
      The White House insists Mr Bolton will work to strengthen the UN President George W Bush may install his nominee for the post of ambassador to the UN without Congressional approval, says the White House spokesman.

Scott McClellan said John Bolton was needed in his post before the UN convenes in September.
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      ‘REAL OPTIMISM IS APPROPRIATE‘
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      The IRA declares its war over, but some remain sceptical Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian Irish Independent Editorial, Dublin, July 2' "So at last – at long, long last – the IRA is going away. Only someone perversely determined to find difficulties could put any other interpretation on Thursday& >>>


      A BRIEF CHEER BUT NO TRIUMPH AS HAW RETURNS HOME AND THE 4–YEAR PROTEST GOES ON
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Error in law saves parliament protester Westminster war protester wins right to stay Scale of Iraq insurgency unforeseen, says MoD Andrew Murray÷ Cause and consequence War protest may avoid curbs Judge rejects peace tax plea Parliament Square protester wins right to challenge ban Campaigners lose ‘peace ta >>>


      AFTER YEARS OF CONDESCENSION, THE IRISH WANT THEIR OWN BACK
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Simon Hoggart Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian When events move fast in Northern Ireland, I turn for wisdom and counsel from Dermot Harrigan, author of the column The Northern Whag (there used to be a Belfast paper called The Northern Whig.) Harrigan‘s withering contempt for the posturing, stupidity and self&n >>>


      ARMAGH TOWERS VACATED
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Angelique Chrisafis, Ireland correspondent Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian The army began dismantling some of its watchtowers in South Armagh yesterday, which have long been loathed and resented by nationalists.

Having released the Shankill bomber, San Kelly, hours before the IRA announced it would cease a >>>


      CCTV FILM TO AID FATAL SHOOTING INQUIRY
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Complaints body seeks witnesses to killing of Brazilian Sandra Laville Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian Footage from CCTV cameras in the London tube station where an innocent Brazilian man was fatally shot by police will form a key part of the independent inquiry into the killing.

One week on from the momen >>>


      ENTIRE ALLEGED BOMB RING HELD AFTER RAIDS IN LONDON AND ROME
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Ian Cobain, Rosie Cowan and Richard Norton–Taylor Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian All five suspected members of a suicide bomb gang which attempted to bring carnage to London were under arrest last night after three were seized in dramatic SAS and police raids in London and another was captured in Rome.
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      ERROR IN LAW SAVES PARLIAMENT PROTESTER
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Clare Dyer, legal editor Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian An anti–war protester who has maintained a 24–hour–a–day vigil outside parliament for four years can stay because of a mistake in the drafting of a new law designed to stop him and other protesters from demonstrating there.

Th >>>


      FURTHER LEGAL DEFEAT FOR HUNT SUPPORTERS
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Clare Dyer, legal editor Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian Pro–hunt campaigners yesterday lost their second high court challenge to the ban on hunting with dogs in England and Wales.

Two senior judges ruled that the ban does not breach either the European convention on human rights, or EU employment an >>>


      GUNS, GAS, THEN THREE SUSPECTS ARE TAKEN
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Terrified neighbours tell of explosions, shouts and siege lasting hours in raids on London estates Vikram Dodd, Sophie Kirkham, Matthew Taylor, Duncan Campbell, Tim Dowling and Richard Norton–Taylor Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian It was '.30am when the first stages of a dramatic day in the hunt for the w >>>


      IAIN HEPPLEWHITE
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Key campaigner helping Labour to power Ian McCartney Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian It was Iain Hepplewhite, who has died of cancer aged 38, who orchestrated the Labour party‘s campaign in opposition, in the 1''0s, against "fat cats" and the "Burger King economy". This led, for th >>>


      IT‘S THEIR WAR TOO
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Should schools encourage pupils to form and express their own political views – or try to keep their minds on the curriculum? Dea Birkett reports.

Tuesday March 25, 2003 The Guardian It read like a young people‘s call to arms. "The majority of our school does not have democratic rights. They h >>>


      LIBRARIES FACE THEIR BIGGEST SHAKE–UP
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      John Ezard Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian Librarians could be stripped of their 144–year–old right to choose books under plans to reorganise the public library service disclosed yesterday.

A national agency would be set up to run libraries, largely replacing current control by a patchwork of 1 >>>


      PROFILES OF THE FIVE MEN IN CUSTODY
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      The July 21 suspects Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian Muktar Said–Ibrahim The 27–year–old is suspected of attempting to blow up a London bus on July 21.

Ibrahim was seen at Stockwell tube station at 12.25pm heading towards the platform. He was next seen boarding the No 26 bus at Bank and a >>>


      STAY CALM, THE GOVERNMENT SAYS, IN A MAD PANIC ITSELF
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Proposed new anti–terrorist laws will be counterproductive Louise Christian Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian Politicians tell the public who travel on public transport to remain calm and carry on normal life. Yet the response from politicians and police to terrorist attacks in London is one of panic and hyster >>>


      TREASURY‘S CULTURE TEST AIMS TO BOOST UK FILM–MAKING
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Dan Milmo and Owen Gibson Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian The British film industry received a dual boost yesterday with the announcement of government plans to aid domestic productions and the release of figures showing that the British are becoming increasingly avid cinema–goers.

Research from Scre >>>


      VAT ON CONDOMS MAY BE CUT TO 5% AFTER CAMPAIGN
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Press Association Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian VAT on condoms could be cut to 5%, the Treasury said yesterday.

Ministers have rejected calls to scrap the tax completely for the contraceptives, saying it is not possible because of agreements with other EU countries.

But the paymaster general, Da >>>


      620,000 PAYOUT FOR ULSTER TRAUMA
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Richard Norton–Taylor Saturday July 30, 2005 The Guardian A former soldier traumatised by his experiences in Northern Ireland was awarded 620,000 yesterday in a landmark case in which two other veterans will also receive substantial damages.

The high court heard that Malcolm New, 46, a former Royal Welch >>>


      30 KIDS LEFT BEHIND AFTER IMMIGRATION RAID
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Saturday July 30, 2005 12÷46 AM AP Photo ARDJ101 By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) – About 30 children, some as young as 3 months old, were left without their parents after immigration agents raided a poultry plant and took the parents away to face possible deportation.
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      BUSH NOMINATES FLA. EXEC AS VATICAN ENVOY
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Saturday July 30, 2005 12÷46 AM WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush has chosen a Florida businessman and major Republican fundraiser to be ambassador of the Vatican.

The White House announced on Friday that Bush is nominating Laurence Francis Rooney, chairman and chief executive officer of Rooney Hol >>>


      CALIF. LIGHTNING STRIKE KILLS SCOUT LEADER
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Saturday July 30, 2005 12÷46 AM AP Photo CAPS104 By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Lightning struck a group of Boy Scouts taking shelter from a storm, killing the troop leader and leaving a 13–year–old boy brain–dead in the latest tragedy to befall the orga >>>


      CONGRESS APPROVES MASSIVE HIGHWAY BILL
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Saturday July 30, 2005 12÷46 AM By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress on Friday passed sweeping highway and mass transit legislation that will send nearly $300 billion to the states to build and fix roads, create thousands of new jobs and – lawmakers hope – save lives >>>


      FRIST BREAKS WITH BUSH ON STEM–CELL BILL
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Saturday July 30, 2005 12÷46 AM AP Photo WHCD105 By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist endorsed government–funded research on human embryonic stem cells Friday, breaking with President Bush and the religious conservatives he‘s been courtin >>>


      LAST SUSPECTS IN FAILED BOMBINGS NABBED
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Saturday July 30, 2005 12÷31 AM AP Photo LON81' By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – Police swooped down on a posh London neighborhood and traced cellphone calls across Europe to a Rome hide–out Friday, netting the remaining suspects in the failed transit bombings without firing >>>


      LONDON MEDIA BACK OFF COVERAGE OF BLASTS
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Saturday July 30, 2005 1÷01 AM AP Photo LLP102 By CATHERINE McALOON Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – Television helicopters roared overhead and reporters stood by, but British television stations responding to a Scotland Yard request for a media blackout stopped broadcasting live as police carried out >>>


      SENATE TO BEGIN ROBERTS HEARINGS SEPT. 6
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Saturday July 30, 2005 1÷01 AM AP Photo DCPM113 By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee John Roberts will begin the day after Labor Day, but Senate Democrats said Friday the White House will have to release more documents to ensure he&ls >>>


      SOURCES÷ BUSH TO APPOINT BOLTON ON RECESS
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Saturday July 30, 2005 12÷31 AM AP Photo WHCD103 By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush intends to announce next week that he is going around Congress to install embattled nominee John Bolton as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, senior administration officials s >>>


      SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS IRAQI ARMY VOLUNTEERS
      Guardian, 30-07-2005
      Saturday July 30, 2005 12÷46 AM AP Photo BAG114 By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A suicide bomber wearing a belt of explosives blew himself up among Iraqi army volunteers in a town near the Syrian border Friday, killing as many as 25 people. Al–Qaida in Iraq claimed resp >>>


      ‘WRONGLY–JAILED‘ MAN‘S UK HELP PLEA
      The Daily Mail, 30-07-2005
      What is RSS? A teenage Briton jailed in Bulgaria for a crime to which another man has since confessed has called on the government to "do something about" his plight.

Michael Shields, 18, was jailed for 15 years on Monday for the attempted murder of a man in Golden Sands, Varna, on May 30.

T >>>


      ALL FOUR BOMB SUSPECTS CAPTURED
      The Daily Mail, 30-07-2005
      What is RSS? All the alleged July 21 suicide bombers were in custody after a stunning coup by anti–terrorist police.

After eight days on the run the gang were rounded up in a series of dramatic raids.

Two of them refused to come out of a flat in west London when police swooped and, following a s >>>


      BOMB SWOOP ARRESTS CAUGHT ON CAMERA
      The Daily Mail, 30-07-2005
      What is RSS? Dramatic footage of the moment armed police swooped to arrest a man suspected of being one of the July 21 suicide bomb gang has been screened.

Two shirtless men are seen in the images, screened by ITV News, after emerging from a flat onto a walkway as armed police shout orders at them.

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      CHERYL BAKER÷ HOW I BEAT THE MISERY OF HAIR LOSS
      The Daily Mail, 30-07-2005
      What is RSS? Advertising promotion Eurovision winner Cheryl Baker has never had very thick hair but she was alarmed to discover that what hair she did have was coming out in her hands as she washed or brushed it.

When over–the–counter treatments like sprays and mousses failed to halt the hair loss, >>>


      DREDGE OUT IN FRONT
      The Daily Mail, 30-07-2005
      What is RSS? Wales‘ Bradley Dredge carded a superb 63 to lead the Scandinavian Masters in Stockholm – and could even have already done enough to win his second tour title.

Dredge fired nine birdies and one bogey at Kungsangen to finish 13 under par, one clear of England‘s Barry Lane and Swede >>>


      HRT ‘CAUSES CANCER‘, SAYS UN BODY
      The Daily Mail, 30-07-2005
      What is RSS? The UN‘s cancer agency has concluded that hormone replacement therapy, taken by millions of women around the world, causes cancer, but did not advise women to stop taking the treatment.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that, based on consistent evidence emerging from >>>


      HUNDREDS AT MASS FOR SHOT BRAZILIAN
      The Daily Mail, 30-07-2005
      What is RSS? Hundreds of people have gathered for a Mass for the Brazilian man wrongly shot dead by police as a suspected suicide bomber.

Friends and family of Jean Charles de Menezes met at Westminster Cathedral in central London to remember his life.

Bianca Jagger, Goodwill Ambassador from the Counc >>>


      SCOTS PREFER ENGLISH HOUSING SYSTEM
      The Daily Mail, 30-07-2005
      What is RSS? One in five Scots favours scrapping the property market‘s "offers over" system for the fixed–price sales procedure used south of the border, a survey has found.

One in five buyers fears Scotland‘s system will result in them paying too much for a home, according to the C >>>


      DIPLOMACY÷ FROM RED FLAGS TO RED CARPETS
      The Jerusalem Post, 30-07-2005
      PARIS The day after the election of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in February 2001, The Jerusalem Post ran a story entitled, "Sharon‘s image abroad÷ Milosevic or mensch." The story speculated about whether the world would recognize the political makeover that helped Sharon change his fortune in a m >>>


      NURSES CARE FOR THE CRITICALLY MALNOURISHED IN EASTERN NIGER
      The Jerusalem Post, 30-07-2005
      MADAROUFA, Niger The 300 women crammed into the courtyard of an eastern Niger clinic surged forward as cars loaded with food and medical equipment drove up at 8÷00 a.m. Friday.

"I heard that they are distributing food here," said Khadija Abdourahmane, who had risen at dawn and walked nearly tw >>>


      RELEASED FROM SHAME?
      The Jerusalem Post, 30-07-2005
      Redemption÷ The Life of Henry Roth By Steven G. Kellman W.W. Norton 384pp., $25.'5 Henry Roth was an angry, bitter, broken man. For most of his 8' years he carried a terrible secret. His literary accomplishments seem all the more extraordinary when one considers the psychological hell he endured as a chi >>>


      THE BOTTOM LINE÷ THE LAST RESORT
      The Jerusalem Post, 30-07-2005
      Call them "postcards from over the edge." These are the threatening letters submitted by travailed travelers demanding their money back after suffering a bad trip instead of a dream vacation.

The story currently doing the rounds of travel agents concerns a family who went to Thailand on an organized >>>


      WALKING ON THE RAILROAD
      The Jerusalem Post, 30-07-2005
      This is a straightforward section of the Israel Trail, with only one heavy section÷ three kilometers of soft, powdery sand, mostly along the railway track serving Haifa and Tel Aviv.

Its tiresomeness rivals the squelchy mud of the wintry descent of Mount Tabor÷ cyclists dismount! Very easily acce >>>


      LONGTIME UNION MEMBERS TROUBLED OVER DISSIDENT SPLIT
      The Christian Science Monitor, 30-07-2005
      Despite anger over division, most agree reforms are needed. By Amanda Paulson The AFL–CIO‘s convention here this week was supposed to be a time of celebration÷ the organization‘s 25th constitutional convention, and its 50th anniversary as a unified federation.

Instead, it will be known >>>


      NORWAY SENDS EMERGENCY SUPPLIES TO NIGER
      The Norway Post, 30-07-2005
      Norwegian relief organizations have begun sending emergency supplies to the victims of the famine in Niger.The Norwegian Red Cross will be sending 5000 tons of grain a month to the stricken area.

Next week the Red Cross will also send 71 heavy cross–country trucks to Niger, some by plane and others by sh >>>


      REGISTRATION OF MADARIS IS TO CHANGE CURRICULA
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      Muzaffar Ali LahoreMuttahida Majlis–e–Amal (MMA) President and Amir Jamaat–e–Islami (JI) Qazi Hussain Ahmed Friday alleged that government pressure for registration of Madaris was aimed at making changes in their curricula as per desires of United States and European countries.

Address >>>


      $ 500 M MOU SIGNED FOR COAL FIRED POWER PLANT
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      John Thakur Das KarachiThe China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation and the Sindh Government through the Coal Authority Friday signed an MoU worth US$ 500 million to set up two coal–fired power generation plants of 250 MW capacity each along with a coal washing plant at Sonda Jherruck coalmines.
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      ANOTHER ROUND OF TRANSFERS, POSTINGS IN CBR
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      Mahmood Hussain IslamabadTwenty–three more officers of BS–20 in the Central Board of Revenue (CBR) have been transferred and posted with effect from August I, 2005 and until further orders.

The list given below is in addition to a large number of transfers of officers published by Pakistan Observe >>>


      INDIA TOLD TO REFRAIN FROM RECKLESS STATEMENTS
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      IslamabadPresident Gen Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz advised Indian leaders to refrain from issuing reckless statements about Pakistan in future which, according to them, might adversely impact the current Indo–Pakistan peace process.

Met at Army House in Rawalpindi on Friday, the two >>>


      LAW FOR REGISTRATION OF MADARIS SOON÷ PRESIDENT
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      No foreigner or dual nationality holder could run madrassa; All foreign students to be phased out Democracy fully functional in Pakistan RawalpindiPresident General Pervez Musharraf Friday said Pakistan is serious and committed in its crackdown against extremists but renewed his call for resolving the political disput >>>


      LOCAL GOVT POLLS CANDIDATES TO GET SYMBOLS TODAY
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      IslamabadElection Commission of Pakistan will allot election symbols to the contesting candidates of the first phase of the local bodies elections today (Saturday).

Talking to Online on Friday, Secretary Election Commission Kunwar Mehmood Dilshad said that Returning Officers would allot election symbols to co >>>


      NO CHANGE IN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY POLICY÷ SALMAN
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      KarachiAdvisor to Prime Minister for Finance Dr. Salman Shah has said there was no change in the policy of the government regarding automobile industry as it was designed to cater the automobile demand in the country.

He expressed these views while visiting Pak Suzuki Motors Company Ltd at Bin Qasim here on F >>>


      NO HASTY DECISION ON KBD÷ PM
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      Advice of technical committee on large dams awaited IslamabadEmphasizing construction of new large dams as need of the hour, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz promised on Friday the government would make no hasty decision on Kalabagh dam building.

«We are alive to countrys future water needs and are determin >>>


      PAK, ASEAN SIGN DECLARATION TO COMBAT TERRORISM
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      Root causes must be addressed to end terrorism÷ Kasuri Aroosa Alam IslamabadForeign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri said that «Fight against terrorism cannot be won without addressing the root causes that germinate terrorism». He was addressing the 12th ARF ministerial meeting which is currently un >>>


      PAKISTAN WILL NEVER BE RULED BY EXTREMISTS
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      IslamabadPresident General Pervez Musharraf Friday firmly believed that the Pakistani nation would never be governed by extremists.

«Pakistan will never be governed or ruled by extremists,» he said foreign journalists.

The President also emphasized that Pakistans strategic assets are sec >>>


      PETROLEUM TRAIN BLOWN UP÷ 35 KILLED IN IRAQ VIOLENCE
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      US forces gun down ' suspected insurgents BaghdadInsurgents set off a huge blaze when they blew up a train carrying petroleum products in Baghdad as governments around the world condemned the murder of two Algerian diplomats kidnapped last week.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari Thursday accused the i >>>


      POLICE ARREST 3 IN LONDON BOMBING AMID GUNSHOTS
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      LondonHeavily armed police wearing gas masks and reportedly using stun grenades raided two west London apartment blocks Friday, and officials said they arrested three people connected to the failed July 21 transit bombings.

British media reports said three of the four men suspected of trying to detonate the b >>>


      PPPP MAY BOYCOTT LG POLLS÷ AMIN
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      IslamabadChairman Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians, Makhdoom Amin Fahim while alleging the government planning to rig the forthcoming Local Governments polls, has announced that his party may boycott the elections.

He said that his party may boycott the LG elections, Radio Tehran report suggested. The >>>


      TERRORIST DEN BUSTED IN NWA÷ ONE KILLED
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      Tariq Saeed PeshawarThe security forces operation in Miranshah, the summer headquarters of North Waziristan Agency on the night between Thursday and Friday resulted in killing of an alleged terrorist. While the exchange of heavy fire between the security forces and the militants lasted for many hours, three people inc >>>


      UNICEF SUPPLIES AHEAD OF GAZA PULLOUT
      Pakistan Observer, 30-07-2005
      United NationsWith less than a month remaining before Israels planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, the United Nations Childrens Fund has completed final deliveries of aid supplies to some of the most isolated enclaves in the area, it was announced Friday.

«Because of their close proximity to the so >>>


      &#163;5M PAYOUT AFTER THREE–YEAR MARRIAGE ‘IS NOT EXCESSIVE‘
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      A FUND manager will have to pay his former wife a 5 million divorce settlement even though they were married for less than three years, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.

Alan Miller, 41, lost his battle to overturn a High Court verdict partly because he had run off with another woman and was therefore large >>>


      ARMY GETS READY FOR PULLOUT AFTER IRA HALTS WAR
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      By David Sharrock and Michael Evans, Defence Editor ARMY and police chiefs in Northern Ireland have responded to the IRAs decision to end its armed campaign by initiating moves that will lead to the withdrawal of 5,500 troops from the Province.

One of the eight army observation towers in South Armagh, the noto >>>


      AS POLICE MOVE IN, A SCARE FOR SURVIVOR OF TUBE BLAST
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      By Sean ONeill, Nicola Woolcock, Stewart Tendler, Daniel McGrory and Adam Luck Suspects arrested in simultaneous raids after intelligence report THE deafening bang at 11am shook Michael Henning to his core, taking him back to July 7 when he was cut by flying glass and metal as he stood six feet from a suicide bomber on >>>


      BIRMINGHAM COUNTS COST OF TORNADO DESTRUCTION
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      By Tosin Sulaiman A HUGE clean–up operation was under way in Birmingham yesterday in the aftermath of Thursdays tornado, which uprooted trees, damaged hundreds of buildings and injured 20 people.

More than 100 people spent the night in emergency accommodation after winds of 130mph caused damage estimated >>>


      CAPTURED – ALL FIVE 21/7 BOMB SUSPECTS
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      By Daniel McGrory, Stewart Tendler and Sean ONeill EVERY suspected member of the July 21 suicide bombing team was under arrest last night after an extraordinary day of police operations stretching from a West London housing estate to the backstreets of Rome.

While police are jubilant following a series of succ >>>


      SUBTLE TECHNIQUES ARE NOW NEEDED TO NAIL SUSPECTS
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      By Professor David Canter Now police have all four alleged bombers in custody, the investigation must now become a more subtle psychological process THE Met has, apparently, been remarkably successful in locating the failed suicide bombers, presumably with the assistance of all those members of the public who helped to >>>


      SURGEON GOES ON A BUSMAN‘S HOLIDAY TO CUT WAITING LIST
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      By Sam Lister, Health Correspondent A DEDICATED surgeon has dramatically reduced waiting times for a specialist operation at his local hospital after using a weeks holiday to attend to 70 patients.

Satya Agarwala has been praised by health chiefs after he took annual leave to free himself from other surgical d >>>


      THE CHANNEL SAILOR WHOSE BREATH WILL HARNESS THE WIND
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      By Ben Hoyle NEXT month Hilary Lister will attempt to sail from Calais to Dover using only a straw to steer her yacht through the worlds busiest shipping lane.

She lost the use of her arms and legs to illness long ago and can move only her head, which will be less than 2ft above water on a route where passenge >>>


      A TRUCKLOAD OF BITCHERY IS THE HEALTHY OPTION
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      Julie Burchill SOME YEARS ago I came up with the idea of IQ points for journalists no, not the usual measure of abstract intelligence, which lets face it was always going to be a bit of a non–starter when applied to such alcohol–addled, trivia–obsessed types as us hacks.

No, MY IQ points are >>>


      BETTY ASTELL
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      May 23, 1'12 – July 27, 2005 Artiste who worked in the pioneering days of BBC Television and had a famous partnership with her husband Cyril Fletcher THE variety artiste and scriptwriter Betty Astell was married to the comedian Cyril Fletcher for more than 60 years, one of the longest and most successful marr >>>


      FAITH NEWS
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      Compiled by Dan Frank The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Macedonia, Archbishop Jovan Vranisskovski of Ohrid and Skopje, has been jailed for 18 months after the Macedonian Government activated a suspended sentence. He was charged with inciting national, racial and religious hatred, schism and intolerance for att >>>


      FRANCES LANGFORD
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      April 4, 1'14 – July 11, 2005 Singing star who wowed the GIs in wartime with her inimitable rendition of I‘m in the Mood for Love THE diminutive singer Frances Langford will forever be associated with the song Im in the Mood for Love, which she first sang at the age of 21 in her movie debut, Every Night >>>


      IRA STATEMENT ON ENDING ‘ARMED STRUGGLE‘
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      From Mr David Shiels Sir, You correctly argue that the prospect of a return to war on the part of the IRA (leading article and letters, July 2') greatly diminished after '/11. In this light, the Prime Ministers comment that the latest IRA statement was of unparalleled magnitude seems something of an exaggeratio >>>


      LIVING WITH TERROR
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      Britain must accept that the abnormal will become normal The arrests made yesterday will come as a relief to all in Britain and are a tribute to a police force that has passed one of the most severe tests in its history. All the perpetrators of the failed attacks of July 21 have been apprehended, yet the notion that Br >>>


      LOOK ON THIS WHITE ELEPHANT OF A STATION, YE MIGHTY, AND DESPAIR
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      Matthew Parris OUTSIDE the international railway station at Canfranc in Spain, deep in the high Pyrenees in Aragon, two men are on hunger strike. Their home–made banner reads÷ NATIONAL SHAME. Their campaign does not concern human rights or animal cruelty or any ideological cause. They are protesting at the >>>


      MORAL SUPPORT FOR FARMERS
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      From the Chair of the Churches Rural Group and others Sir, The Prime Minister and the Chancellor have both recently suggested that the Common Agricultural Policy needs to be reformed. It already has been radically.

Phased in over the next five years, the single farm payment will replace previous subsidies. In >>>


      OUR PRISONS ARE FERTILE GROUND FOR CULTIVATING SUICIDE BOMBERS
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      Theodore Dalrymple Why convicts are susceptible to the lure of radical Islam TWO OF Britains bombers, Richard Reid and Muktar Said–Ibrahim, converted or reconverted to Islam in prison. This is a very small number, of course, but as we have just seen, it does not take large numbers of such people to effect a huge >>>


      REAL LIFE IS UNFOLDING LIKE FICTION
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      Helen Rumbelow If you want to follow the twists and turns of what is happening on Britain‘s streets, turn to these novelists THE DRAMATIC arrests yesterday of the remaining London bombing suspects seemed with their armed police siege and bomb disposal teams to be yet another episode of normal British life mistake >>>


      SHIFTING SANDS
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      Choose the best formula for the perfect castle Some of the best of lifes pleasures come for free. Take children of a certain age to the seaside and you can economise on PlayStations and iPods. The only ingredients you need for a few happy hours are sand, water, buckets, spades and patience.

It will not work if >>>


      SPACE FUNK
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      Nasa must finally cut its losses and reinvent itself Explore. Discover. Understand. Nasas mission statement, boiled down to three words for a multi–channel universe of endless distractions and little nostalgia, looks forlorn and over–ambitious this weekend. As the space shuttle Discovery circles 220 miles a >>>


      THE TRAVELS OF A SEVERED FINGER
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      Giles Coren A 34–year–old mans finger has been successfully reattached to his hand by doctors in Germany after it was severed by a train door at Freiberg station and travelled 40 miles down the line in the direction of Cologne before being recovered and reunited with its owner. One shudders to think what wo >>>


      THE TRUTH OF CHRISTIAN FAITH PREVAILS IN EVEN OUR MOST FALTERING WORDS
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      Credo by Geoffrey Rowell WORDS strain, crack and sometimes break under the burden, wrote T. S. Eliot.

He knew keenly how fragile is our ability to express what we want to say. I cant find the words for it, we say so often. The greater the range of meaning the more difficult it becomes to find words to express >>>


      THE WEEK
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      Reinvention of the week All the themes of rap music are there in the tales÷ jealousy, anger, greed, lust Baba Brinkman, a Canadian rap artist, has translated Chaucer into hip–hop Gourmet of the week It astounded me that in a place of such poverty, the love put into childrens meals was greater than in Londo >>>


      TURTLE DOVES ARE OUR SOUND OF SUMMER, IF THEY AVOID MALTA‘S GUNS
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      Wild Notebook by Simon Barnes I HAVE BEEN listening to the voice of the turtle, and it has been glorious.

The turtle is the sound of summer÷ the sound of content, repletion, achievement. For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of bi >>>


      WHAT IS ... ‘PROLETARIAN DRIFT‘?
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      James Harkin WHO WOULD have imagined that sleek stretch limos could hurtle their way so quickly through the class system? Not very long ago they were associated with the outrageously well heeled. Now they are chiefly populated by gaggles of girls on hen nights, tanked up on cheap wine and greeting passers–by with >>>


      10,000 MOURN AT INNOCENT‘S BURIAL IN HIS HOME TOWN
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      From Tom Hennigan in So Paulo THE Brazilian electrician shot dead by British police last week after being mistaken for a suicide bomber has been buried in his home town, amid an outpouring of local grief and anger over the killing.

Up to 10,000 people filed by the coffin of Jean Charles de Menezes before his f >>>


      ASYLUM–SEEKERS DENY RIOT
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      By A Correspondent HUNDREDS of failed asylum–seekers and illegal immigrants ran riot at the countrys largest deportation centre, causing 5 million of damage, after an inmate hanged himself, Croydon Crown Court was told.

The 430 detainees devastated the Harmondsworth Centre, near Heathrow, last July. Offi >>>


      DAY OF TRIUMPH FOR POLICE CHIEF AS REALITY LIVES UP TO THE IMAGE
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      By Ben Macintyre Our correspondent examines the role of Sir Ian Blair, who finds himself having to play politician, diplomat and law officer all at the same time SIR IAN BLAIR is a man of literary tastes, but even he probably did not anticipate a plot–twist quite as dramatic as this. On Thursday night, the head o >>>


      DISPIRITED IRAQIS SWITCH ON TO THE JOYS OF REALITY TV
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      From James Hider in Baghdad A WHITE stretch limo is a rare sight on the bomb–scarred streets of Baghdad.

Once the preserve of Saddams spoiled psychopathic son Uday, they have been replaced as a regular sight by American tanks and Humvees. But once a week a blushing bride and her nervous groom step inside >>>


      MEDIEVAL WALL THAT SURVIVED MAO NEEDS A CASH PROP
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      From Jane Macartney in Pingyao WEALTH created the city wall of Pingyao more than 600 years ago. Poverty saved it from destruction by marauding Red Guards in the 1'60s. Now the towering four–mile fortification that encircles the ancient town is in danger of tumbling down through neglect.

The wall may >>>


      MINISTER BACKS SCHOOL HIJAB APPEAL
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      By Alexandra Frean, Social Affairs Correspondent RUTH KELLY, the Education Secretary, is to back the appeal of a school found guilty of discriminating against a student for wearing strict Islamic dress.

Shabina Begum, 16, claimed a victory for all Muslims in March when she won a landmark Court of Appeal ruling >>>


      NAMAQUALAND DAISIES
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      Out in the vasts of colonial Basutoland tongues are set wagging by a new arrival and lives are altered in a story by Alexander McCall Smith HE WAS CALLED THE CAPTAIN although he did not like it and had asked people not to use the rank to which he had been briefly entitled by virtue of his service in Hong Kong. That was >>>


      NEED FOR GROWTH OUTWEIGHS DEBT WORRIES
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      EARLIER this week, the Council of Mortgage Lenders confirmed that the number of families having their homes repossessed for failing to meet their mortgage payments was rising sharply, although from a low base. Yesterday, Lloyds TSB, the biggest UK supplier of unsecured debt, revealed a steep rise in the numbers of cons >>>


      OLD RIVALS HAPPY TO GO IT ALONE
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      By Peter Lansley SO THE conspiracy theorists will be as disappointed as Everton and Liverpool were relieved, but no sooner had David Moyes and company finished mopping their brows at avoiding having to make their Champions League bow across Stanley Park than they were left countenancing the reality that they must overc >>>


      PAEDOPHILE RELEASED AND PUT ON A PLANE TO BRITAIN
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      By Richard Ford, Home Correspondent A PAEDOPHILE who has spent 37 years in Australian prisons is due to arrive back in Britain today as a free man.

Robert Excell, 66, will be met by British police officers when he arrives in London today after being deported from Australia. They are powerless to hold Excell, w >>>


      PAKISTAN CRACKS DOWN ON EXTREMIST MADRASSAS
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      From Zahid Hussain in Rawalpindi Security forces round up clerics as President takes action against extremism in schools Zahid Hussain ALL foreign students attending madrassas in Pakistan are to be ordered to leave, President Musharraf said yesterday as security forces rounded up hundreds of clerics in the latest crack >>>


      PAPER BECOMES THE NEWS IN A CITY STRANGER THAN FICTION
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      From David Adams in Miami IT COULD have been a scene from Miami Vice, the television series inspired by the citys days as a mecca for drug dealers, organised crime gangs and shady politicians.

Instead, the dead politician on the polished terrazzo floor of the lobby of the Miami Herald was very real. The Herald >>>


      REBEL LEADER PLOTTING NEW ATTACKS
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      From Jeremy Page in Moscow RUSSIA summoned the US envoy yesterday to protest over an American television networks broadcast of an interview with Shamil Basayev, the Chechen rebel leader.

Moscow expressed its strong indignation to Daniel Russell, the US charge daffaires, and accused Washington of double standar >>>


      RETURN OUR SINDY BOOK OR WE SEND THE BAILIFFS
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      By David Lister A SIX–YEAR–OLD girl was threatened with bailiffs for forgetting to return a copy of a Sindy annual to a library.

Breagh Hannan, from the village of Rowardennan, on the shores of Loch Lomond in Stirlingshire, borrowed the book 12 weeks ago when a mobile library visited her primary sc >>>


      SAFETY FEAR OVERRULED FOR PUTIN‘S FLOATING REACTORS
      The Times, 30-07-2005
      From Jeremy Page in Moscow RUSSIA is to start building the worlds first floating nuclear power plant next year to supply electricity to its remote northern coast.

Despite the warnings of environmentalists, the Federal Nuclear Energy Agency has said that it will complete the first of several plants by 2011 and >>>



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