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      ‘YEARS LOCKED IN MENTAL INSTITUTION‘
      "--" (, "BBC"), 24-09-2005
      A German woman, Vera Stein, has told a harrowing tale of being wrongly locked up in a mental institution, tied to beds and given injections. She emerged from hospital a physical wreck, and will never recover fully from the affects of the drugs she was forced to take.

But as the BBC‘s Ray Furlong reports >>>


      ABU GHRAIB GUARD WAS ‘EASILY LED‘
      "--" (, "BBC"), 24-09-2005
      Lynndie England‘s earlier trial collapsed at sentencing The defence in the trial of a US army clerk over abuses at Abu Ghraib have argued that she was dominated by her boyfriend at the Iraqi prison.

Pte Lynndie England allowed Charles Graner to define right and wrong for her, the judge at the trial in Fo >>>


      COLOMBIA, FRANCE IN HOSTAGE ROW
      "--" (, "BBC"), 24-09-2005
      Ingrid Betancourt was kidnapped in February 2002 A diplomatic row has broken out between Colombia and France over efforts by Paris to free a Colombian hostage held by left–wing rebels.

Bogota accused France of holding unauthorised talks with Farc rebels regarding politician Ingrid Betancourt, who is also >>>


      DISPUTE PUTS BOLIVIA VOTE ON HOLD
      "--" (, "BBC"), 24-09-2005
      The court ruling could affect the level of support for Evo Morales Presidential elections in Bolivia have been put on hold after a court ordered the redistribution of several seats in the country‘s parliament.

Three highland provinces will lose representation, while the eastern area of Santa Cruz will ga >>>


      EU URGES UN IRAN NUCLEAR DEBATE
      "--" (, "BBC"), 24-09-2005
      Iran resumed uranium conversion work in August The European Union has tabled a motion that sets up Iran for referral to the UN Security Council by the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA.

The move could open the way for diplomatic sanctions but is opposed by key IAEA members like Russia and China.

The motio >>>


      HURRICANE RITA: LOCATIONS AT RISK
      "--" (, "BBC"), 24-09-2005
      Hurricane Rita is expected to hit the Texas coast late on Friday or early Saturday local time. The BBC News website looks at the locations most vulnerable to the heavy rains, high winds and storm surges the hurricane is expected to bring.

HURRICANE PATH Hurricane Rita was initially headed for Texas‘s big >>>


      IRAQI TEAM PROBES BASRA STAND–OFF
      "--" (, "BBC"), 24-09-2005
      Tensions are still running high in Basra The Iraqi government is to investigate recent violence in Basra that resulted in a British army raid to free two of its soldiers from Iraqi custody.

A team from Baghdad will hold talks with British forces and local officials in the southern Iraqi city.

A UK mil >>>


      TURKS TO DEBATE ARMENIAN DEATHS
      "--" (, "BBC"), 24-09-2005
      Resistance to a free debate on the issue is still strong in Turkey University scholars in Turkey plan to open a ground–breaking conference this weekend on the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule.

They were prevented by a court order from holding the controversial event at an Istanbul university >>>


      VATICAN ‘TO BAN NEW GAY PRIESTS‘
      "--" (, "BBC"), 24-09-2005
      The Pope wants the Catholic church to focus on traditional values The Vatican is to ban all gay men from joining the clergy even if they accept a vow of celibacy, reports say.

The late Pope John Paul II ordered a review of the Catholic church‘s policy on homosexuality after US priests were involved in ch >>>


      WIESENTHAL HONOURED AT GRAVESIDE
      "--" (, "BBC"), 24-09-2005
      By Lucy Williamson BBC News, Herzliya, Israel Mourners from all over the world attended Simon Wiesenthal‘s burial Simon Wiesenthal, the renowned Nazi–hunter, who died in Vienna on Tuesday, has been buried in Israel.

His family were joined in the simple ceremony by foreign dignitaries, Israeli repre >>>


      BUSH SKIPS TEXAS TO AVOID HAMPERING RITA RESPONSE
      Washington Post, 24-09-2005
      COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) – President George W. Bush, still smarting over criticism for his slow response to Katrina, flew to a Colorado military base on Friday to monitor Hurricane Rita after abruptly canceling a trip to Texas to avoid interfering with relief operations.

The White House said Bus >>>


      EGYPTIAN–BORN MD GETS $2.5M IN SEARCH SUIT
      Washington Post, 24-09-2005
      PITTSBURGH –– A federal jury awarded an Egyptian–born radiologist nearly $2.5 million for invasion of privacy after a property manager searched his apartment and called police on Sept. 11, 2001.

After four days of deliberations, the jury issued the award Thursday to Basem M.F. Hussein, saying >>>


      RITA INFLICTS FRESH FLOODS ON NEW ORLEANS
      Washington Post, 24-09-2005
      NEW ORLEANS –– Hurricane Rita‘s wind–driven storm surge topped one of New Orleans‘ battered levees and poked holes in another Friday, sending water gushing into already–devastated neighborhoods just days after they had been pumped dry.

An initial surge of water cascaded over >>>


      BUSH SKIPS TEXAS TO AVOID HAMPERING RITA RESPONSE
      Washington Post, 24-09-2005
      COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) – President George W. Bush, still smarting over criticism for his slow response to Katrina, flew to a Colorado military base on Friday to monitor Hurricane Rita after abruptly canceling a trip to Texas to avoid interfering with relief operations.

The White House said Bus >>>


      FISH AND WILDLIFE ASSIGNS BULL TROUT AREA
      Washington Post, 24-09-2005
      8:58 PM SPOKANE, Wash. –– The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday said it will designate more than 100,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana as critical habitat for the threatened bull trout.

Environmental groups who pushed for more habitat for the fish sai >>>


      JEWISH VET GETS MEDAL OF HONOR 55 YEARS ON
      Washington Post, 24-09-2005
      WASHINGTON –– A concentration camp survivor who joined the U.S. Army out of gratitude, fought in Korea and spent 2 1/2 years in a Chinese prisoner of war camp was awarded a Medal of Honor on Friday, 55 years after his heroism.

President Bush gave the nation‘s highest military honor to Hungari >>>


      PENTAGON, SENATE COMMITTEE BICKER OVER '/11 PROBE
      Washington Post, 24-09-2005
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon and the Senate Judiciary Committee squabbled publicly on Friday about whether lawmakers could question five key witnesses in public about their claims the U.S. military identified four September 11 hijackers long before the 20001 attacks.

The Defense Department came un >>>


      EU POWERS DEMAND UN REPORT OVER IRAN ATOMIC PLANS
      Washington Post, 24-09-2005
      ':23 PM VIENNA (Reuters) – The EU‘s top powers submitted a resolution on Friday to the U.N. nuclear watchdog requiring Iran to be reported to the Security Council over what the West fears is a covert atomic weapons program.

The Europeans intended to force a vote on the issue at the 35–nat >>>


      EU SUBMITS IRAN MOTION TO U.N. AGENCY
      Washington Post, 24-09-2005
      VIENNA, Austria –– The European Union submitted a motion on Friday that sets Iran up for referral to the U.N. Security Council, and pushed for a decision Saturday when the 35–nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency reconvenes.

Iran increased its own pressure against referral, t >>>


      U.N. CHIEF: N. KOREA STILL NEEDS FOOD AID
      Washington Post, 24-09-2005
      UNITED NATIONS –– North Korea‘s food crisis has eased _ but not enough for the United Nations and other aid groups to end their humanitarian work in the country as Pyongyang has requested, the U.N. humanitarian chief warned on Friday.

North Korea announced Thursday that it wanted all emergenc >>>


      U.S. ARMY SOLDIERS MAKE ABUSE CLAIMS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 24-09-2005
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Army captain and two sergeants recounted in a Human Rights Watch report on Friday how Iraqi inmates near Falluja were beaten with a baseball bat, stacked clothed in pyramids, deprived of food and water and put in painful positions until they fainted.

The abuse often occurred >>>


      A LOOK AT U.S. MILITARY DEATHS IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 24-09-2005
      Saturday September 24, 2005 12:31 AM By The Associated Press As of Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at least 1,'12 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,488 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military&lsq >>>


      AMERICAN HELD IN IRAQ TELLS OF TORTURE
      Guardian, 24-09-2005
      Saturday September 24, 2005 12:31 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – An American contract worker who was kidnapped in Iraq and held more than 10 months says in an interview that his captors kept him blindfolded and bound throughout the ordeal.

Roy Hallums, 57, described his experience to 60 Minutes&lsquo >>>


      APPROACHING RITA ALREADY CAUSING HAVOC
      Guardian, 24-09-2005
      Saturday September 24, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo TXSAE110 By TIM WHITMIRE Associated Press Writer BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) – Hurricane Rita steamed toward refinery towns along the Texas–Louisiana coast with 125 mph winds Friday, creating havoc even before it arrived: Levee breaks caused new flooding in New Orleans, >>>


      BEST–LAID PLANS WEREN‘T ENOUGH IN TEXAS
      Guardian, 24-09-2005
      Saturday September 24, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo TXPS104 By ERIN McCLAM AP National Writer HOUSTON (AP) – It was envisioned as the anti–Katrina plan: Texas officials sketched a staggered, orderly evacuation plan for Hurricane Rita and urged people to get out days ahead of time.

But tangles still arrive >>>


      BLAST AT GAZA RALLY KILLS 15, INJURES 80
      Guardian, 24-09-2005
      Saturday September 24, 2005 12:46 AM AP Photo JRL143 By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer JEBALIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) – A truck filled with masked militants and homemade weapons exploded at a Hamas rally Friday, killing at least 15 Palestinians and wounding 80 – including children – bringing a grisl >>>


      DEATHS HIT TEXAS BEFORE HURRICANE RITA
      Guardian, 24-09-2005
      Saturday September 24, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo TXMS101 By TIM WHITMIRE Associated Press Writer BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) – Hurricane Rita steamed toward refinery towns along the Texas–Louisiana coast with 125 mph winds Friday, creating havoc even before it arrived: Levee breaks caused new flooding in New Orleans, >>>


      HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR TEXAS, LA.
      Guardian, 24-09-2005
      Saturday September 24, 2005 12:31 AM AP Photo WHRE106 By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government did everything possible to prepare for Hurricane Rita, the nation‘s disaster management chief said Friday as authorities declared a public health emergency in two state >>>


      RITA INFLICTS FRESH FLOODS ON NEW ORLEANS
      Guardian, 24-09-2005
      Saturday September 24, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo LACR10' By ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Hurricane Rita‘s wind–driven storm surge topped one of New Orleans‘ battered levees and poked holes in another Friday, sending water gushing into already–devastated neighbo >>>


      ROBBERY SUSPECT SURROUNDED IN PUERTO RICO
      Guardian, 24-09-2005
      Saturday September 24, 2005 12:31 AM By LAURA RIVERA MELENDEZ Associated Press Writer SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – A gunbattle erupted as FBI agents surrounded the hideout of a Puerto Rican nationalist leader wanted in the robbery of a Connecticut armored truck depot in 1'83 Friday. Police said one of the age >>>


      SCHWARZENEGGER MEETS COUNTERPART IN MEXICO
      Guardian, 24-09-2005
      Saturday September 24, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo SC102 By JOHN RICE Associated Press Writer MEXICALI, Mexico (AP) – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, looking to improve his image with Hispanics at home, arrived in Mexico Friday and held a lengthy meeting with his Baja California counterpart on security and immigration issu >>>


      BLAIR ‘WASTED‘ SECOND TERM: BOOK
      The Daily Mail, 24-09-2005
      What is RSS? Tony Blair‘s second term will be remembered as much for its wasted opportunities as its achievements, according to a new book.

The Blair Effect 2001–2005 said the Prime Minister began the term with more favourable conditions than any British government in the last 100 years.

B >>>


      FOUR YEARS FOR SEX ABUSE PRIEST
      The Daily Mail, 24-09-2005
      What is RSS? A Roman Catholic priest who taught at one of the country‘s top public schools was jailed for four years for sexually abusing boys.

Gregory Carroll, 66, abused 10 young boys over a period of eight years at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire in the 1'80s.

York Crown Court was t >>>


      JUDGE TO RULE ON HUNTLEY‘S SENTENCE
      The Daily Mail, 24-09-2005
      What is RSS? A High Court judge will next weekannounce the minimum number of years Ian Huntley must stay in prison as punishment for the murders of schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

Huntley is scheduled to learn his fate at a hearing at the High Court in London on Thursday (September 2').
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      MAN HELD IN AIRPORT TERRORISM ALERT
      The Daily Mail, 24-09-2005
      What is RSS? A man has been arrested after he ran through a security post at Manchester Airport and got within 60 metres of an aircraft.

The man, who is being held under the Mental Health Act, abandoned his car outside the airport‘s perimeter fence and ran 200 metres passed security officers towards the >>>


      TEXANS SHELTER AS RITA BEARS DOWN
      The Daily Mail, 24-09-2005
      What is RSS? Hurricane Rita was expected to destroy almost 5,700 homes and affect more than five million Texans overnight, officials said Jack Colley, the state‘s emergency management coordinator, predicted that the city of Port Arthur would be submerged in 20 feet of water and at least 16,000 people made homeles >>>


      THOUSANDS EXPECTED AT ANTI–WAR DEMO
      The Daily Mail, 24-09-2005
      What is RSS? Tens of thousands of people are expected to join another anti–war demonstration in London, sending a message to the Government on the eve of the Labour Party conference that British troops should be pulled out of Iraq.

Families of soldiers killed in Iraq will join the protest, which will inc >>>


      WENGER HOPES HENRY WILL STAY
      The Daily Mail, 24-09-2005
      What is RSS? Arsene Wenger admitted he cannot guarantee Thierry Henry will be at Arsenal next season due to FIFA rule changes enabling players to buy out the final year of their contracts.

However, the Gunners boss remains convinced he can persuade his captain to sign a new deal, even without making major inve >>>


      EDITOR‘S NOTES: ENLIGHTENED MODERATION?
      The Jerusalem Post, 24-09-2005
      By DAVID HOROVITZ In New York last Saturday night, when he proudly introduced Pakistan‘s President Pervez Musharraf to an audience of American Jewry‘s great and good, the host and key player behind the meeting, Jack Rosen of the American Jewish Congress, lightly recalled being told time and again by skeptic >>>


      10 PALESTINIANS DIE IN GAZA RALLY BLAST
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      GazaAn explosion at a militant rally in northern Gaza on Friday killed at least 10 Palestinians, including two children and two gunmen, marking the first deadly incident in the territory since Israel completed its withdrawal.

The Israeli army denied involvement in the blast, which occurred hours after Gaza gu >>>


      24 DIE IN TEXAS BUS FIRE
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      US cities empty as Rita looms Wilmer (Texas)A bus carrying elderly evacuees from Hurricane Rita caught fire then was rocked by explosions early Friday on a gridlocked highway near Dallas, killing as many as 24 people, authorities said.

«Deputies were unable to get everyone off the bus,» Dallas Cou >>>


      426 TO CONTEST 10' DISTRICT NAZIM POSTS
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      IslamabadFour hundred and twenty–six candidates are in the race for City Dist/Zila Nazim posts in 10' districts of the country, while 144' persons are contesting the elections for Tehsil/Town Nazims seats in 38' Tehsils/Towns.

Polling for the Third Phase of Local Government elections would b >>>


      5 MAJOR GEN PROMOTED TO LT GEN RANK
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      IslamabadFive Major Generals of Pakistan Army have been promoted to the rank of Lieu–tenant General.

The five Major–Generals who have been promoted to Lt Gen rank include Major General Raza Muhammad Khan, Major General Muhammad Ma–sood Aslam, Major–General Shafaat Ullah Shah, Major&nda >>>


      ADMIRAL AFZAL APPOINTED CNS
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      Mahmood Hussain IslamabadPresident Gene–ral Pervez Musharraf has appointed Vice Admiral Muhammad Afzal Tahir HI(M) as the Chief of the Naval Staff and promoted him to the rank of Admiral.

The government has notified that the President has appointed him as Naval Chief and his promotion to the rank of Adm >>>


      ANNAN URGES NATIONS TO RATIFY NUKE TREATY
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      United NationsSecretary–General Kofi Annan urged the United States and 10 other key countries to ratify the nuclear test–ban treaty so it can finally take effect, but like Pakistan, India, Israel and North Korea, the U.S.

administration refuses to do so. Opening a conference Wednesday to spur the >>>


      BRITISH MUSLIM JAILED FOR 15 YEARS
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      LondonA British convert to Islam was jailed for 15 years after being convicted in London on Friday on two charges of possessing articles for use in terrorism.

Andrew Rowe, 34, was found guilty of having a book containing notes on how to fire a mortar bomb, plus details of a secret communication code. He was j >>>


      DUTY FREE TRACTORS IMPORT HITS SNAG
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      Anwar Rajani KarachiThe scheme to allow import of 10000 tractors in CBU with zero tariff has seemingly hit a snag.

The scheme was announced in the need 2005–06 national budget. Ever after elapse of four months, there is only rush of papers running between various ministries but nothing tangible has come >>>


      GOVT TO WELCOME CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: AZIZ
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      Baloch, Shujaat call on PM IslamabadPrime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Friday said the government and the opposition have a common responsibility to strive for strengthening democracy and democratic institutions in the country.

He was talking to Liaquat Baloch, MNA accompanied by Sabir Hussain Awan, MNA, leaders >>>


      LHC RESERVES JUDGEMENT ON MAJID MALIKS PETITION
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      Tahir Rashid Rawalpindi23–High Court reserved the decision on the writ petition by former Federal Minister and Senior Vice President of PML Lt Gen (R) Abdul Majeed Malik, regarding authenticity of his matriculation certificate.

At the hearing of Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court here Friday. Dep >>>


      MADARIS AGREE ON REGISTRATION
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      Govt to amend MRO Shaukat says seminaries not teaching terrorism Ishtiaq Rao IslamabadThe months–long disharmony between the government of Pakistan and seminaries has ended with the consent of the government to amend the controversial article 21 of Madaris Registration Ordinance (MRO) here late Thursday.

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      N–LEAGUE MPA JOINS PML
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      Muzaffar Ali LahoreMember Provincial Assembly of N–League from PP–28, Tehsil Bhalwal, Dr.

Mukhtar Ahmed Bharth called on Punjab Chief Minister, Ch. Pervaiz Elahi, at Chief Ministers House here on Friday.

He expressed his complete confidence in the leadership of President Pakistan Muslim >>>


      OPPOSITION REJECTS BALOCHISTAN BODY REPORT
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      Senate session being requisitioned: Rabbani Mahmood Hussain islamabadThe opposition has set aside the partial recommen–dations of the Parliamentary Committee on Balochistan and warned the government of the impending dangerous consequences if urgent desired decisions are not taken.

The opposition has a >>>


      PAK, NIGERIA TO ENHANCE DEFENCE COOP
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      IslamabadPakistan and Nigeria on Friday reiterated their mutual desire to enhance defence cooperation between the two countries.

This was discussed during a meeting between Secretary Defence, Lt. Gen Tariq (Retd) Waseem Ghazi and the visiting Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen ML Agwai, who called on the Se >>>


      PRESIDENT FOR SIMPLIFIED INVESTMENT PROCEDURE
      Pakistan Observer, 24-09-2005
      Aroosa Alam RawalpindiPresident Pervez Musharraf has said that simplified procedure for facilitating investment on fast track basis will help early initiation and completion of projects both in public and private sectors. It will play a critical role in sustaining higher growth rate in the years ahead.

The Pr >>>


      FLORIDA IS KEY TO SECRETIVE DONOR‘S FORTUNE
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      By Dominic Kennedy, Rajeev Syal and Tom Baldwin THE man who bankrolled the Liberal Democrats election campaign says that the original source of his fortune came from property speculation in Florida.

The ponytailed, Scots–born entrepreneur was today due to host a corporate golf tournament in his adopted h >>>


      GRASS ROOTS ACCUSE LIB DEM PARTY ELITE OVER SUSPECT GIFT
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      By Tom Baldwin Controversy over a 2.4m donation has reignited the debate over state funding of political parties THE Liberal Democrat leadership is facing growing criticism from within its own ranks over a decision to accept 2.4 million from a company owned by a Swiss–based financial business.

As The Tim >>>


      INTERNATIONAL WARRIOR OF AL–QAEDA DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO WAGING JIHAD
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      By Sean ONeill FOR more than a decade Andrew Rowe travelled the globe in pursuit of the jihad, cutting his ties with his mother, wife and three children to wage his holy war.

He fought in Bosnia and Chechnya, trained in Afghanistan and met al–Qaeda operatives in the Far East and Morocco. His odyssey ende >>>


      MAN HELD AFTER RUNWAY SECURITY BREACH
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      By Russell Jenkins and Stewart Tendler A MAN carrying a briefcase sprinted on to the runway at Manchester airport yesterday, prompting a major security alert that delayed dozens of scheduled flights and thousands of passengers.

Department of Transport inspectors were awaiting a report last night on how the man >>>


      UNIONS SET FOR BATTLE OVER NHS FUNDING
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      By Sam Lister and David Charter ONE in three hospitals will have to close beds, sack staff or cut non–urgent treatment in the coming year because of a lack of funding, managers admit in a report that is published today.

A survey of health trust directors by the British Medical Association revealed widesp >>>


      WITNESS IN PARAS‘ TRIAL TOOK CASH AND LIED ABOUT BEATINGS
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      By Michael Horsnell AN IRAQI woman admitted yesterday that she agreed to testify against seven British paratroopers accused of murder after being told that she would be paid.

Samira Rishek, an illiterate Marsh Arab who does not know her age, said at a court martial that she had so far received $1,600 ('00) >>>


      1ST FLOOR: HABERDASHERY, CURTAINS. 35,780TH FLOOR: SATELLITE IN SPACE
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      Arthur C. Clarke WHEN NEIL ARMSTRONG stepped out onto the Sea of Tranquillity in that historic summer of 1'6', the science fiction writers had already been there for two thousand years. But history is always more imaginative than any prophet: no one ever dreamt that the first chapter of lunar exploration would >>>


      ARE THE SLEEPER TRAINS WORTH SAVING?
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      The Scottish overnight services, as well as the Paddington to Penzance sleeper train, are under threat because rail bosses say they are wasteful and uneconomical. In an age of cheap, fast transport, is there a place for this form of travel? Or with some losing as much as 1 million a year, is it time to put them to bed >>>


      FAITH NEWS
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      Compiled by Dan Frank Many Church of England parish priests are prepared to endorse church primary school applications for the children of atheist parents. Clergy nationwide told an undercover reporter posing as an atheist parent that lack of belief would not affect his childs chances of attending the school.

>>>


      FASHION PARTIES &#151; THE HIDEOUS TRUTH
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      The Times Fashion parties the hideous truth Giles Coren AS THE LONDON Fashion Week cocaine scandal goes into its second gripping week I have to tell you that I have been at a few of these parties myself, and been absolutely shocked by what I have found there.

At several after–show parties I encountered b >>>


      FRIENDSHIP PROVIDES A FORETASTE OF THE EVERLASTING LOVE OF HEAVEN
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      Credo by Mark Vernon CAN friendship save the Church of England? Would a switch of attention from erotic desire to the love called amity make a difference to the deepening crisis over homosexuality? The bishops have suggested it might.

In recent publications on human sexuality, they have begun asking how friend >>>


      FROM LJUBLJANA WITH LOVE
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      The new Europe offers myriad reasons to be cheerful The most reliable way to make global headlines, as New Orleans and Galveston know to their cost, is to suffer a catastrophe. But Slovenians know this too, having witnessed no such thing. Instead, as the rest of the former Yugoslavia descended into the mire of civil wa >>>


      FUNNY MONEY
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      The law on donations to political parties must be tightened Minutes before Charles Kennedy addressed the Liberal Democrat conference on Thursday morning, Lord Clement–Jones, his party treasurer, made a financial appeal to delegates. Arguing that, unlike others, the Lib Dems could not rely on the monetary blessing >>>


      GERMANY‘S ECONOMIC POLICY
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      From Professor F. J. Brggemeier Sir, Anatole Kaletskys Comment (September 22) should be compulsory reading for every member of Germanys political class and all their economic advisers.

Living in Germany, it has been a strange experience to see a consensus emerging according to which the solution to our economi >>>


      IMPORTANCE AND VERSATILITY OF THE ROYAL NAVY
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      From Mr David Steel Sir, Mr C. H. G. Wheeler (letter, September 21) suggests that the Royal Navys ships and submarines would be better used as a further Thames Barrier.

There is much ignorance of the varied roles of todays Senior Service. It is routinely engaged in the war against terrorism; delivered aid to t >>>


      LORD BRABOURNE
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      November ', 1'24 – September 23, 2005 Producer of A Passage to India who made his own way in the film industry, despite family connections LORD BRABOURNE was born into the aristocracy and married the daughter of Earl Mountbatten of Burma but it was by own efforts, learning the business from the bottom up, >>>


      RONALD LEIGH–HUNT
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      October 5, 1'16 – September 12, 2005 Elegant supporting actor on film and television A SMOOTH supporting actor, Ronald Leigh–Hunt was one of the most familiar faces of postwar British cinema. He made more than 50 films, many of them B–movie thrillers in which he was usually cast as a doctor or a p >>>


      SERVICE NON COMPRIS
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      Chip–and–PIN provides few rewards to waiters They may guard restaurants against fraud, but they dont bring smiles to the staff. Since the introduction of chip–and–PIN cards, tipping in restaurants has gone down by 15 per cent.

The problem is not an outbreak of surly service or a sudden >>>


      SO WE‘RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD OF DUNFERMLINE &#150; BUT IS HE REALLY THERE?
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      The Times So we‘re off to see the Wizard of Dunfermline but is he really there?

Matthew Parris OZ HIMSELF is the Great Wizard, answered the Witch, sinking her voice to a whisper. He is more powerful than all the rest of us together. He lives in the City of Emeralds.

Dorothy, thou shouldst be liv >>>


      TEENAGE PUNKS BEHIND BLACK HIJABS
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      Janice Turner There is more to understand about British culture than drunkenness, bare flesh and exploitative advertising THE UNSMILING GIRL in the black hijab defined her identity thus: I am a Muslim of Arab origin, living within British society. Hadil, 18, could not attend a more racially integrated school than Quint >>>


      THANK POSH FOR COMMON SENSE
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      Julie Burchill People who crave top labels are seen as muppets ONE OF THE most irresistible shops in my adopted home town of Brighton is Pussy, the home boutique. To shop there is always a delight, but to take visiting Londoners there is even better because when they too express surprised glee at the riches within, one >>>


      THE IDEAL TASK FOR A LAZY BIRD WATCHER: TO WIT &#150; JUST LIE IN BED AND LISTEN
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      The Times The ideal task for a lazy bird watcher: to wit just lie in bed and listen Wild Notebook by Simon Barnes A FEATHER in my cap this week: the feather of a tawny owl, found on the ground near a little copse behind the house. Rich, warm–brown, mottled and oddly downy at the base. These are the owls built&nda >>>


      THE WEEK
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      Warning of the week We are schooling people to be strangers to each other Trevor Phillips, head of the Commission for Racial Equality, says schools should do more to encourage integration Comic book hero of the week Hes supposed to be the Met Commissioner, not Judge Dredd Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, says Si >>>


      TRAFALGAR SQUARE STATUE: IS IT ART OR IS IT PC?
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      A white marble statue of a pregnant, disabled woman has become the latest work of art to stand on Trafalgar Square‘s empty plinth. It has received mixed reviews, one describing it as ‘heroic‘ another as ‘horrible‘. Is it a beautiful piece of art – or is it a display of political corr >>>


      WHAT IS ... PRAGMATISM?
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      Jamie Whyte Get the idea IT IS PARTY conference season: a nerve–racking time for professional politicians.

Despite careful choreography, conferences can easily be derailed by rogue activists with radical policies. What a shame the activists cannot be relied upon to be more pragmatic.

But what is >>>


      BARMY SIGNING WITH SERIOUS INTENT
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      Politics for Humans by Alice Miles To the tune of Over the Sea to Skye: Speed bonnie boat, Like a hack on the make; Back to his seat on Skye.

Carry the lad that was born to be King, Back to the seat on Skye. Where is the man? Down in the bar, Loudly the Whips pro clai–aim. Out on the town, Out of his hea >>>


      BLAIR TO TELL UNIONS: ‘YOU WILL NOT TAKE US BACK TO BAD OLD DAYS‘
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      By Tom Baldwin and Philip Webster THE Prime Minister will defy those union leaders and activists who pine for a more left–wing government by telling his party conference next week that there is no alternative to new Labour.

Aides say that Tony Blairs keynote speech on Tuesday will not include the usual q >>>


      DIVIDED BASRANS REMAIN RESIGNED TO BRITISH PRESENCE
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      From Anthony Loyd in Baghdad and Ali al–Khafaji in Basra THE Shia crowd, more than a thousand strong, stood silent beneath the boiling midday sun as the polemic of the Friday prayer sermon picked up in tempo, gaining in threat.

The British raid upon our jail was an abuse of Iraqi sovereignty and respect! >>>


      DUTCH RAIL FIRM TO APOLOGISE FOR ROLE IN DEPORTING JEWS
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      From Anthony Browne, Brussels Correspondent SIXTY–TWO years to the day after the last train packed with Jews left Amsterdam for the Nazi gas chambers in Eastern Europe, the Dutch national railway company will publicly acknowledge for the first time the role it played in the Holocaust.

In a ceremony next >>>


      EXPLOSION KILLS 24 PASSENGERS ON BUS FLEEING WRATH OF RITA
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      By Jacqui Goddard Nursing home residents are killed in a bus as the hurricane begins to sweep the Texas coastline HURRICANE RITA claimed its first victims last night when 24 elderly evacuees were killed in a bus explosion as the storm prepared for its powerful assault on the Gulf coast of America.

The bus, whi >>>


      FIRST VICTIMS AS THE NIGHTMARE RETURNS
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      From James Bone in Port Arthur, Texas THE convoy of fire engines and police cars pulled out at noon, the last vehicles to leave the coastal city of Port Arthur which lay directly in the path of Hurricane Rita.

On board was Tom Peake, angry and anguished. He had just left behind his mother and brother. I went o >>>


      FOOTBALL CAN RIDE OUT THE STORM, INSISTS SCUDAMORE
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      By Matt Dickinson, Chief Football Correspondent AFTER a fortnight of hearing that English football is ill, perhaps even dying, because of dwindling crowds and tactical sterility, Richard Scudamore, the chief executive of the FA Premier League, stepped forward with a robust declaration of good health yesterday. There ar >>>


      FUR FLIES AS RIVALS PIT THE PANDA AGAINST THE MONKEY IN BATTLE FOR OLYMPIC GLORY
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      From Jane Macartney in Beijing CHINAS Communist Party officials are locked in a battle over which animal to choose as mascot for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

It is a surprisingly protracted and hard–fought dispute. The Olympic organising committee has already been forced to extend the deadline twice aft >>>


      HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN DIE AS KILLER BUG HITS VILLAGES
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      From Raekha Prasad in Gorakhpur GULABI DEVI dabbed the limp limbs of Divya, her one–year–old granddaughter, with a wet cloth as she sat cross–legged on the tatty sheet of a rickety hospital bed.

Its been eight days now, she said. She hasnt moved or opened her eyes. She was such an active litt >>>


      LIBERAL STAR MAY STAND TO TERMINATE ARNIE‘S CAREER
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      From Chris Ayres in Los Angeles WARREN BEATTY is considering a challenge to Arnold Schwarzenegger for the governorship of California next year in what could be a battle of the celebrities.

Speculation over Mr Beattys political ambitions began after he addressed a nurses union on Thursday. To wild applause and >>>


      ME, MY M&S JACKET AND THE MOSS IMBROGLIO
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      By Ben Macintyre Our correspondent attends a London Fashion Week show to find out how the industry is getting on after a turbulent few days THE fashion world is reeling from the most terrible scandal. Something ghastly and entirely unacceptable has happened. I refer, of course, to the incident when a man turned up at t >>>


      MOTHER RUSSIA NOW SEES MORE ABORTIONS THAN BABIES BORN
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      From Jeremy Page in Moscow IN THE two days since Lisa Petrachkova was born, Russias population has dropped by an estimated 2,000 people.

By the time she is one, more than 200,000 Russians will have died of unnatural causes; almost seven times the estimated civilian deaths in Iraq since the war began.

>>>


      MOTHER, 67, CONFESSES TO KILLING HER DOWN‘S SON
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      By A Correspondent A 67–YEAR–OLD woman yesterday admitted killing her Downs syndrome son.

Wendolyn Markcrow pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her 36–year–old son Patrick at her home in March.

Police said Patrick died of plastic bag suffocation while intoxicated on zopiclone >>>


      NEW ORLEANS BACK UNDER WATER AS LEVEES GIVE WAY
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      From Tim Reid in Washington FLOODWATERS breached damaged levees and poured back into New Orleans yesterday, threatening the city with a second catastrophe less than a month after Hurricane Katrina.

To the horror of army engineers, who had predicted that the levees could withstand six inches of rain from the ou >>>


      SAND AND DUST ARE PAR FOR KABUL OPEN
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      From Tim Allbone in Kabul THE course may leave a lot to be desired, and the hazards are far greater than mere bunkers and water obstacles, but if youve ever hankered to win a national Open golf tournament, nows your chance.

Four years after the fall of the Taleban, the Kabul Desert Classic opened yesterday in >>>


      SEXY ‘MCMAKEOVER‘ FOR BURGER CLOWN
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      By Adam Sherwin, Media Reporter IS IT Ronald McDonald or Rhona? The gaudy clown who symbolises fast food has been replaced by a sleek, bikini–clad woman in Japanese advertisements in the latest attempt by the worlds biggest restaurant chain to improve its image.

Instead of baggy trousers and outsize shoe >>>


      WHY CHIP AND PIN MEANS TIPS ARE THIN
      The Times, 24-09-2005
      By Patrick Foster Handheld consoles leave customers confused over best way to show their appreciation CHIP and PIN, the payment system introduced to stamp out plastic card fraud, has claimed an unintended victim, the restaurant tip.

Whereas the old signature system left diners with a blank credit card slip, at >>>


      175 DIE IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, PUBLIC DISTURBANCES
      24-09-2005
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      BILGI TAKES UP CHALLENGE: ARMENIAN CONFERENCE ON
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      BILGI UNIVERSITY AGREES TO HOST CONFERENCE
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      CLASHES WITH PKK CONTINUE IN THE SOUTHEAST
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