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      400 EXPERTS FOR IPO SUMMIT
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 1' November 2006 — Around 400 industry professionals have registered for the Saudi IPO summit 2006, which opens in the capital today.

Co–sponsored by the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI), the two–day conference intends to stabilize the marke >>>


      AL–BABTAIN IPO OVERSUBSCRIBED 2.'5 TIMES
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Arab News RIYADH, 1' November 2006 — Al–Babtain Power & Telecommunication Company said yesterday that its 10–day initial public offering (IPO) collected over SR '55.4 million. The IPO is oversubscribed 2.'5 times.

Over 2.2 million subscribers participated in the IPO, which opened on >>>


      I2 LAUNCHES TV CHANNEL
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Arab News DUBAI, 1' November 2006 — i2 the largest and most diverse mobile provider in the Middle East and Africa launched the first 24 hour television station in the world dedicated to mobile technology for mobile users across the region. i2 decided to its one of a kind customer touch point as part of its customer >>>


      INDIAN CFOS TO BE HONORED
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News RAS AL KHAIMAH, 1' November 2006 — India’s leading chief financial officers will be honored at a new awards event staged and broadcast by CNBC–TV18 and hosted by Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ). The 2006 CFO awards for India, taking place in Ras Al Khaimah on Nov. 25, will be >>>


      IPO SUMMIT INTENDS TO RESTORE INVESTOR CONFIDENCE
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 1' November 2006 — Around 400 industry professionals have registered for the Saudi IPO summit 2006, which opens in the capital today.

Co–sponsored by the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI), the two–day conference intends to stabilize the marke >>>


      KINGDOM RE–ELECTED TO ITU BOARD
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Saeed Al–Abyad, Arab News JEDDAH, 1' November 2006 — Saudi Arabia has been re–elected to the board of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for Asia during a meeting in the Turkish city of Antalya, according to Muhammad Jameel Mulla, minister of telecommunications and information technology. H >>>


      MCC TO FLOAT 30% OF SHARES
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Galal Fakkar, Arab News MAKKAH, 1' November 2006 — The Jabal Omar project in Makkah is set to provide thousands of rooms to pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque in Makkah, announced Chairman of the Makkah Construction Company (MCC) Abdul Rahman Fakeeh.

Fakeeh made the announcements at a meeting held in >>>


      SAICO APPOINTS BMG FOR IPO
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Arab News JEDDAH, 1' November 2006 — Saudi Arabian Cooperative Insurance Company (SAICO), which has been licensed along with 13 other insurance companies to operate in the Kingdom, has assigned BMG Financial Advisors to act as its financial adviser and arranger in listing the company.

«We’re pleased t >>>


      SAMBA TO BUY 68 PERCENT OF CRESBANK
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 1' November 2006 — Samba Financial Group will buy 68 percent of the Crescent Commercial Bank of Pakistan (CresBank), announced Samba CEO Eissa Al–Eissa yesterday.

«Samba will take control of 68 percent of CresBank through the issue of 600 million new shares >>>


      SAUDI ARAMCO TO INTRODUCE NEW GRADE OF GASOLINE
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Sarah Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 1' November 2006 — «Red or green?» is the question gas station attendants will be asking across Saudi Arabia following Aramco’s introduction of a new grade of gasoline set to debut on Jan. 1.

The second grade of gasoline will be '1 octane and will sell under >>>


      SAUDI IMPORTS FROM GERMANY SET TO RISE
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 1' November 2006 — Hussein Al–Athel, secretary– general of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, inaugurated yesterday a two–day matchmaking dialogue between Saudi and German businessmen at the Riyadh Sheraton Hotel.

Under this program, represe >>>


      SIPCHEM TO GO AHEAD WITH CONSTRUCTION OF PLANTS IN JUBAIL
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 1' November 2006 — Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) has declared that it will go ahead with the construction of its acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer plants in Jubail despite the case filed against it by Celanese Corp. of the US seeking to block three petrochemical >>>


      ZAHID TRACTOR UNVEILS LOCALLY MADE VOLVO TRUCKS
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 1' November 2006 — Zahid Tractor, the sole distributor of Volvo trucks in the Kingdom and a partner in the local production, launched its locally produced trucks at its factory here yesterday.

The assembly plant, located at Kilo 14, Makkah Ring Road, is a joint project betwe >>>


      A VERY SIMPLE LIFE
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) led a very simple life. He could have had all the riches and luxuries he wanted, but he preferred the simple life. In this, he gave us a practical implementation of what he always stressed that the pleasures of this life are transitory and unworthy of too m >>>


      A WOMAN AS HEAD OF STATE
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. People say that Islam does not allow that a woman should become the head of state. Could you please explain the reasons for this prohibition?

Abdulwaheed A. Most scholars maintain that in an Islamic state, a woman could work in any position in government with the exception of being the >>>


      DEFEAT OF A GREAT POWER
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful Alif. Lam. Mim. Defeated have been the Byzantines in the lands close–by; yet despite this defeat, they will gain victory within a few years. All power of decision belongs to God before and after. And on that day the believers will r >>>


      ON PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. You mentioned in an earlier answer that it is permissible to paint natural scenery and people’s faces. I have been quoted a Hadith that makes painting people and animals forbidden. Could you please clarify this confusion?

Sarah A. The Hadith does not speak of painting as such. It uses >>>


      PROPHET’S DESCRIPTION OF THE AQSA
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. According to some Hadiths, the Prophet (peace be upon him) described the Aqsa Mosque to the people of Makkah after his night journey that took him to Jerusalem and back. As it is historically known, the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in the first century and was not rebuilt until the Islamic >>>


      PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS: ISLAMIC RULINGS
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Dr. Muhammad Al–Awwa Over the last two weeks we discussed the treatment of civilians in times of armed conflict and pointed out the instructions given in this connection in the Qur’an and the Sunnah. We also looked at the clear statements given by the Prophet (peace be upon him) in this regard. Furthermore, we ref >>>


      PUTTING ON IHRAAM DURING FLIGHT
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. With the new restrictions in some airports and airlines concerning the way we travel and what carry–on luggage is allowed to be carried on the plane, it has become very difficult to start one’s consecration, or ihraam, during flight. People used to begin their ihraam about 30–45 min >>>


      SIMPLICITY IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News We often speak about the simplicity of life during the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) time. His own life was a model of simplicity. He did not feel the need for anything elaborate or complicated. He preferred things to be made easy. He used whatever was available, without insisting on anything for >>>


      ‘LOCUST’ AND ‘BALD’ APPLY FOR NAME CHANGE
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Arab News MAKKAH, 1' November 2006 — If your mother named you «Locust» or «Bald» when you were born, you might apply for a name change, too. Okaz newspaper reported yesterday that approximately 30 young women have applied for name changes at Makkah’s Social Status Department because they were >>>


      ‘WE NEED A WORLD FREE OF WARS’
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News Eastern Province Gov. Prince Muhammad ibn Fahd opens the Saudi Energy Forum in Dammam. (AN photo by Imran Haider)

JEDDAH, 1' November 2006 — Eastern Province Gov. Prince Muhammad ibn Fahd inaugurated the annual meeting of World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) at Alkhobar’s Le >>>


      AMERICAN DEMANDS ON IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM QUESTIONED
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News JEDDAH, 1' November 2006 — The College of Business Administration (CBA) hosted a lecture entitled «Iran’s Nuclear Program: Where is it headed and what can be done about it?» yesterday morning.

The lecture was presented by Charles Ferguson, fellow for Science and Technol >>>


      CHILD ABUSE RAMPANT IN SCHOOLS
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Arab News JEDDAH, 1' November 2006 — Child abuse, violence and aggressive behavior are unacceptable against any person let alone a child in his school. Innocent children get to cope with these behaviors as associations of their everyday life. Teachers tend to convey to the children that violence and torture are &laq >>>


      ESTABLISH ATMS ON MAKKAH–MADINAH HIGHWAY: MOTORISTS
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Arab News MADINAH, 1' November 2006 — Pilgrims and motorists using the Makkah–Madinah highway have expressed concern at the absence of ATM machines on the road with many cash–strapped motorists being forced to sell their expensive jewelry and watches for scruples to buy gas and food at service stations, >>>


      FEMALE STUDENTS COMPLAIN OF HARSH CONDITIONS AT DORMS
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Arab News MAKKAH, 1' November 2006 — The plight of female students who live at dormitories run by Makkah’s Umm Al–Qura University has remained miserably the same, two years after a complaint was lodged with the authorities about poor facilities and the bullish tendencies of supervisors there.

Many of >>>


      OIC BLASTS BEIT HANOUN MASSACRE
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 1' November 2006 — The extraordinary expanded foreign ministers’ meeting yesterday of the executive committee of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) unanimously adopted a resolution condemning Israeli massacre at Beit Hanoun. The resolution also denounced the US veto at the >>>


      RIYADH SUMMIT TO EXPLORE WAYS OF BOLSTERING GCC TIES
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 1' November 2006 — Leaders of the six–nation Gulf Cooperation Council will hold their next summit in Riyadh on Dec. ' and 10 to explore ways of further bolstering cooperation and take up joint stances on major regional and international issues, most importantly the Pal >>>


      SIX INJECTIONS MAY HAVE KILLED A FLU PATIENT IN JEDDAH HOSPITAL
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News JEDDAH, 1' November 2006 — The day before she was to receive her master’s degree, 26–year–old honor student Johara Al–Harthi went to a private hospital on Nov. 5 to get treated for flu and a sore throat. She never received her diploma.

Hours after receiving >>>


      STATE–OWNED COMPANY TO SPRUCE UP WILLY–NILLY JEDDAH NEIGHBORHOODS
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 1' November 2006 — The Jeddah Mayor, Adel Fakieh, announced yesterday the king’s approval to establish the Jeddah Real Estate Development Company, which aims to re–design and develop the city’s randomly developed districts at an initial cost of SR210 billion ($56 billion).
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      YOUTH ARRESTED IN TAIF FOR FIRING INTO CROWD
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Arab News TAIF, 1' November 2006 — Police arrested a youth who is thought to have fired several shots at a group of people in the Nakhb district of Taif on Thursday. According to a police source, the youth sought refuge at a bachelors’ accommodation of expatriate workers immediately after the incident.

Howe >>>


      AZIZ WARNS MMA: DON’T INDULGE IN NEGATIVE POLITICS
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 1' November 2006 — Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz yesterday termed the rush to resign by the Muttaheda Majlis–e–Amal (MMA) deputies from the Parliament as «negative politics».

He said, «If MMA members continue to resign then the governme >>>


      BLAIR ADMITS THAT US–LED INVASION OF IRAQ A ‘DISASTER’
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Roland Jackson, Agence France Presse LONDON, 1' November 2006 — Downing Street moved swiftly yesterday to dampen an apparent overnight admission by British Prime Minister Tony Blair that the US–led invasion of Iraq was a disaster.

Questioning Blair on Al Jazeera’s new English–language channel, i >>>


      BLAIR IN PAKISTAN FOR SECURITY TALKS
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 1' November 2006 — British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived here yesterday for talks with President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on how to beat a resurgent Taleban, pool counter–terrorist intelligence and quell growing militancy in Pakistan’s madrasas.

Blair arrived at the >>>


      COME BACK TO SAUDI ARABIA, FILIPINOS ASK PHILIPPINE AIRLINES
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 1' November 2006 — Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia are appealing to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to persuade the Philippine Air Lines (PAL) to reconsider canceling direct flights to and from Manila to the Kingdom.

«Having been away from our motherl >>>


      DUTCH MUSLIMS HIT OUT AT GOVT PROPOSAL TO BAN FACE VEIL
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Gerald de Hemptinne, Agence France Presse THE HAGUE, 1' November 2006 — Dutch Muslims have hit out at a proposed government ban of face veils, saying it was over the top, ill–conceived and infringed religious rights.

On Friday the Dutch Cabinet said it was proposing a bill banning clothing that covers >>>


      KUWAITI MPS FLAY $200M GOVT GRANT TO YEMEN
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Barkatullah Marwat, Arab News KUWAIT CITY, 1' November 2006 — A number of MPs have criticized the government for donating $200 million to Yemen, reports Al–Anbaa newspaper. Sources say the government donated the sum to support several Yemeni development projects, but MPs believe that the government should writ >>>


      LEADING IRAQI POLITICIAN, WIFE MURDERED
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Agencies BAGHDAD, 1' November 2006 — Gunmen shot dead a leading member of Iraq’s most powerful Shiite political party and his wife as they were driving through western Baghdad yesterday, police and a party official said. Ali Al–Adhadh represented the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) in Ge >>>


      MQM LAUDS RAPE LAW CHANGES
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Huma Aamir Malik, Arab News KARACHI, 1' November 2006 — The Muttahida Qaumi Movement took out a spectacular rally in Karachi to celebrate the passage of the Women Protection Bill (WPB) by the National Assembly and described it as a referendum against ‘mullahism’.

Altaf Hussain, founder leader of MQM, speaki >>>


      NIGHT CURFEW IN SOLAPUR
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News SOLAPUR, India, 1' November 2006 — Night curfew was imposed on Solapur yesterday after cases of arson and violence were reported for the fourth consecutive day. Dalits (low caste Hindus) in the town have been protesting this week over the murder of a family of four in Khairlanji in Bhan >>>


      PALESTINIANS OK MOST ISSUES IN UNITY CABINET
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 1' November 2006 — Moving forward in talks on a unity government, the rival Hamas and Fatah movements were tackling the distribution of Cabinet ministries, negotiators said yesterday.

Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Shaer told reporters yesterday in the West Bank city of R >>>


      RISING DAM WATER RAISES CONCERN
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Mohammed Ashraf, Arab News THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 1' November 2006 — Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan and his senior Cabinet colleagues yesterday visited the disputed Mullai Periyar dam, controlled by Tamil Nadu on a long–term lease, after reports said the century–old dam’s water level had risen to an alar >>>


      TERRORISM HOLDING AFGHANISTAN BACK, SAYS KARZAI
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI/HERAT, 1' November 2006 — Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai here yesterday made an appeal for greater cooperation against terrorism, while Indian Premier Manmohan Singh laid stress on the country’s economic development as vital for the region as a whole and visa versa.
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      UNCLAIMED CORPSES OF UNSOLVED KILLINGS BURIED IN COMMON GRAVE IN S. PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 1' November 2006 — More than two years ago, an official in this key southern city expressed alarm over the rampant incidence of unsolved killings.

Councilor Milabel Velasquez voiced concern of the effect of the killings on the local economy as she led city officials and >>>


      YEMEN TO FREE TOP AL–QAEDA SUSPECT
      Arab News, 19-11-2006
     Khaled Al–Mahdi, Arab News SANAA, 1' November 2006 — Yemeni authorities will release the suspected second–in–command of Al–Qaeda in Yemen early next year after he serves his jail term of three years and one month, government officials said yesterday.

The officials, who spoke on condi >>>


      A RIVER UNLIKE ANY OTHER
      Haaretz, 19-11-2006
     By Zafrir Rinat I had a nightmare a few days ago. In my dream, I was sitting in the office and suddenly a shelf fell on me. The shelf was stuffed with reports, surveys and documents on the rehabilitation of the Kishon River, and the weight of the pamphlets and voluminous books knocked me to the floor. While struggling t >>>


      BRING BACK KFAR DAROM
      Haaretz, 19-11-2006
     By Gideon Levy The settlements must be returned to Gaza. Anyone who cares about the fate of those living in the Gaza Strip should wish for the re–establishment of Netzarim and Kfar Darom. If I were a Palestinian, I would dream of seeing Dugit and Nisanit resurrected. They could serve as the last human shield for a >>>


      CALIBRATING THE CENTRIFUGE
      Haaretz, 19-11-2006
     By Zvi Bar‘el Iran has already achieved its goal. It no longer needs thousands of centrifuges or to obtain nuclear weapons to be considered a nuclear power. Iran is already there. It wields deterrence because it has the technology and potential to manufacture nuclear weapons. It is already there because everyone b >>>


      EMPTY WORDS
      Haaretz, 19-11-2006
     By Uzi Benziman The most memorable line from the spaghetti western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," was that of Tuko (the Ugly): "If you‘re gonna shoot – shoot, don‘t talk." Tuko utters this bit of wisdom at a moment when one of the gunmen trying to kill him finds him sitting in a >>>


      IF THE YEAR WERE 1'38
      Haaretz, 19-11-2006
     By Haaretz Editorial "The year is 1'38, Iran is Germany, and it is about to arm itself with nuclear weapons," Benjamin Netanyahu said. The statements, aired the world over, appeared to be the start of an Israeli policy of no restraint, in which the nation called on the former prime minister to say what the >>>


      THE DAY GAYDAMAK REAPS THE HARVEST
      Haaretz, 19-11-2006
     By Daniel Ben Simon From now on let every Hebrew mother and every Hebrew father know that the state of Israel has become a holding company. The sovereignty for which Jews longed for hundreds of years and for which generations of Israelis have struggled, has begun to take on the character of a Jewish village.

In >>>


      GLOSSARY OF PARLIAMENTARY TERMS
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Do you know your vote bundles from your early day motions? Brush up on your parliamentary language with our exclusive guide Tuesday October 30, 2001 Guardian Unlimited Adjournment debate – usually a half–hour debate introduced by a backbencher at the end of business for the day. The subjects raised are often >>>


      $5.4B SALE OF NYC APARTMENTS CLOSES
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 7:16 AM NEW YORK (AP) – A development company closed its $5.4 billion purchase of one of the nation‘s largest apartment complexes, despite some tenants‘ claims that the sale isn‘t allowed under state housing laws.

MetLife Inc. said Friday it had finalized the >>>


      1 DEAD, 1 HURT IN KAN. FAN BUS ACCIDENT
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 2:16 AM AP Photo KSLAW101 LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – One person was killed and another critically injured in an accident involving a bus carrying Kansas State University fans to Saturday‘s football game at the University of Kansas, police said.

The one–vehicle accident >>>


      3 SHOT IN MARYLAND MALL FOOD COURT
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 3:01 AM AP Photos planned By BEN GREENE Associated Press Writer ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Three people were shot during what appeared to be a gangland–style confrontation in the food court of a shopping mall Saturday evening, and one was critically wounded.

Ray Leone, manage >>>


      32 U.S. STUDENTS NAMED RHODES SCHOLARS
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 4:31 PM WASHINGTON (AP) – Thirty–two men and women from across the United States have been selected as Rhodes Scholars for 2007, the scholarship trust announced Sunday.

The scholars were selected from 8'6 applicants endorsed by 340 colleges and universities. The scho >>>


      ADMISSIONS BOARDS FACE ‘GRADE INFLATION‘
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 1:31 AM AP Photo NY302 By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer Josh Zalasky should be the kind of college applicant with little to worry about.

The high school senior is taking three Advanced Placement courses. Outside the classroom, he‘s involved in mock trial, two Jewish youth gr >>>


      AFGHAN FLOOD DEATH TOLL REACHES 55
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 ':16 AM AP Photo KAB107 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Afghan government on Sunday called for urgent humanitarian assistance for remote, flood–hit villages in western Afghanistan, as the death toll climbed to 55. More than 100 people were missing.

Relief teams and sup >>>


      APEC LEADERS SPEAK OUT ON N. KOREA NUKES
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo APEC147 By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – They would not put it in writing, but the Pacific Rim‘s often–divergent leaders joined together Sunday to say they worry about North Korea‘s nuclear weapons program and to urge th >>>


      APEC LEADERS SPEAK OUT ON NORTH KOREA
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 7:01 AM AP Photo APEC112 By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – Pacific Rim leaders on Sunday urged North Korea to take concrete steps to live up to its commitments to stop developing nuclear weapons.

Leaders of the 21–member Asia–Pacific E >>>


      ARMED PATIENT DIES IN ILL. STANDOFF
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 2:16 AM AP Photos ILJR101–103 By NATHANIEL HERNANDEZ Associated Press Writer AURORA, Ill. (AP) – An armed gunman died after he opened the door to his suburban Chicago hospital room at the end of a 4 hour standoff Saturday and pointed his gun at police, who opened fire, authoritie >>>


      ARMED PATIENT SHOT IN HOSPITAL STANDOFF
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 11:31 AM AP Photo ILJR101 By NATHANIEL HERNANDEZ Associated Press Writer AURORA, Ill. (AP) – An armed patient was fatally shot Saturday after he opened the door to his hospital room at the end of a 4 hour standoff and pointed his gun at police, who opened fire, authorities said.
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      BLAIR, MUSHARRAF COMMIT TO TERROR FIGHT
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 11:31 AM AP Photo LHR101 By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) – The British and Pakistani leaders committed Sunday to a fight against terrorism for years to come, pledging to fund moderate Islamic schools and provide more job opportunities to erode extremists >>>


      BLAIR: MODERATE POLICIES DEFEAT TERROR
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo XBKB106 By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Sunday that brokering an Israeli–Palestinian peace deal would help diminish the anger fueling Islamic militants in places outside the Middle East, >>>


      BRITISH POLICE PROBE EX–SPY‘S POISONING
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 4:01 PM AP Photo LON106 By TARIQ PANJA Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – A former Russian spy poisoned in Britain and now gravely ill and under guard in the hospital may have been targeted for his outspoken criticism of former colleagues in Moscow, fellow dissidents said Sunday.
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      BROTHER SLAY SUSPECT ACCUSED IN SEX CASE
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 1:01 AM LODI, N.J. (AP) – A New Jersey man accused in the 1'72 slaying of his 6–year–old brother is now facing sexual assault and child pornography charges in a separate case.

Joseph Barbarino, 50, was arrested Monday in the rape and killing of his brother Vinc >>>


      BUSH ASKS CHINA FOR AID WITH NORTH KOREA
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 2:31 PM AP Photo APEC152 By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – President Bush sought Chinese President Hu Jintao‘s help on dual fronts Sunday, aiming to rein in North Korea‘s nuclear ambitions and encourage the Chinese people to buy more U.S. goods >>>


      BUSH CONSULTS PARTNERS ON NORTH KOREA
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 7:16 AM AP Photo VNMD105 By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – Lobbying world leaders, President Bush sought China‘s support Sunday for pressuring long–defiant North Korea to prove it is serious about dismantling its nuclear weapons program.
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      BUSH SEEKS CHINA‘S HELP WITH N. KOREA
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 1:46 AM AP Photo TOK214 By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – Lobbying world leaders, President Bush sought China‘s support Sunday for pressuring long–defiant North Korea to prove it is serious about dismantling its nuclear weapons program.
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      BUSH SEEKS HELP ON NORTH KOREA, TRADE
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 10:01 AM AP Photo VNMD115 By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – President Bush sought Chinese President Hu Jintao‘s help on dual fronts Sunday, aiming to rein in North Korea‘s nuclear ambitions and encourage the Chinese people to buy more U.S. good >>>


      BUSH SPREADS GOSPEL OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo APEC146 By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – Though no sermon was delivered Sunday in the church where President Bush took a moment to converse with God,‘‘ he offered his own precept outside.

A whole s >>>


      BUSH WORKS TO KEEP PRESSURE ON N. KOREA
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 12:46 AM AP Photo TOK214 By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – Lobbying world leaders, President Bush lined up support Saturday for pressuring long–defiant North Korea to prove it is serious about dismantling its nuclear weapons program.

Bush >>>


      COLUMBUS RELATIVELY CALM AFTER OSU WIN
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 10:01 AM AP Photo OHKS143 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Police arrested nearly 40 people and dozens of fires were set in student neighborhoods, but authorities reported a relatively smooth night following No. 1 Ohio State‘s 42–3' win over second–ranked Michigan.

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      CROWDS FORCE ISRAEL TO CANCEL AIRSTRIKES
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 10:01 AM AP Photo JEM104 By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) – Hundreds of Palestinians crowded around the homes of two militant leaders throughout the night Sunday, a new tactic that forced Israel to call off airstrikes on the buildings and re– >>>


      DEMS TAKE AIM AT OIL COMPANY TAX BREAKS
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 ':01 AM AP Photo WCAP108 By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democrats are targeting billions of dollars in oil company tax breaks for quick repeal next year. A broader energy proposal that would boost alternative energy sources and conservation is ex >>>


      ELEPHANT THAT KILLED 12 PEOPLE CAPTURED
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 10:01 AM KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Nepalese hunters have captured a wild elephant that trampled to death at least 12 people and injured several others in the country‘s southeast, officials said Sunday.

A team of 15 forestry officials found the elephant on Saturday after a t >>>


      FATHER: U.S. JOURNALIST HELD IN CHINA
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 6:46 AM By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press Writer HONG KONG (AP) – A U.S. photojournalist is believed to be detained by authorities in a southern Chinese village, where riot police freed officials held hostage by residents protesting the arrest of an anti–corruption activist, the pho >>>


      FEDERAL AGENT AMONG 3 SHOT AT MD. MALL
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 5:01 AM AP Photo MDMH10' By BEN GREENE Associated Press Writer ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – An off–duty Secret Service agent was shot after intervening in a fight in a shopping mall food court Saturday evening, and he returned fire, wounding the shooter, police said.

A thir >>>


      FOREIGN FORCES SECURE AIRPORT IN TONGA
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 2:46 AM AP Photo NUK101 By PESI FONUA Associated Press Writer NUKU‘ALOFA, Tonga (AP) – International troops secured the airport in riot–scarred Tonga and commercial flights were to begin evacuating frightened foreigners from the island on Sunday, Australia‘s foreign m >>>


      G–20 CHIEFS ‘DEPLORE‘ N. KOREA NUKE TEST
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 4:31 AM AP Photo MEL104 By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Finance ministers from 20 of the world‘s most powerful economies universally condemned North Korea for its recent nuclear test, but rejected a bid by Japan to formally include the position >>>


      GLOBAL HAWK TO FLY 1ST MISSION OVER U.S.
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 11:16 AM AP Photo NY112 BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – They‘ve become a fixture in the skies over Iraq and Afghanistan, a new breed of unmanned aircraft operated with remote controls by pilots‘‘ sitting in virtual cockpits many miles away.

But >>>


      GROUP URGES CHINA TO DETAIL TRANSPLANTS
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 ':31 AM By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – A human rights group urged China on Sunday to disclose the number of body organs taken from executed prisoners for transplants, after health officials recently acknowledged the practice.

Little information abou >>>


      HOLOCAUST ARCHIVE TELLS MANY NEW STORIES
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 3:01 AM AP Photo NYOL701 By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer BAD AROLSEN, Germany (AP) – The 21–year–old Russian sat before a clerk of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate‘s office, describing the furnaces at Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp where he had been a prisoner until >>>


      IN U.S., ‘LOST BOY‘ WON‘T FORGET SUDAN
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 5:31 PM By BEN DOBBIN Associated Press Writer ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – Two days after crossing the border into southern Sudan, the pop of a blown tire halted Salva Dut‘s return journey to the war–scarred land he fled as a child in 1'85. The two spares had already been shr >>>


      IND. FIRE KILLS AT LEAST 4
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 4:31 PM NORTH VERNON, Ind. (AP) – A fire swept through a single–story home in southern Indiana on Sunday morning, killing at least four people, State Fire Marshal Roger Johnson said.

The fire was reported about ':35 a.m., and Johnson said there may be other victims i >>>


      INDIA TEST–FIRES NUCLEAR–CAPABLE MISSILE
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 ':31 AM AP Photo XDEL101 By ARCHANA MISHRA Associated Press Writer BHUBANESHWAR, India (AP) – India on Sunday successfully test–fired a medium–range nuclear–capable missile with a range of up to 300 kilometers (180 miles), a defense ministry official said.

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      INDIANA HOUSE FIRE KILLS AT LEAST 4
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 4:31 PM NORTH VERNON, Ind. (AP) – A fire swept through a single–story home in southern Indiana on Sunday morning, killing at least four people, State Fire Marshal Roger Johnson said.

The fire was reported about ':35 a.m., and Johnson said there may be other victims i >>>


      INDONESIANS PROTEST AHEAD OF BUSH VISIT
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo APEC152 By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) – Warmly greeted by world leaders in Vietnam, President Bush drew a different reaction Sunday at his upcoming stop in Indonesia, where thousands angrily protested America‘s policy >>>


      IRAQI FORCES HOLD 200 INSURGENT SUSPECTS
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 2:01 PM AP Photo BAG108 BASRA, Iraq (AP) – Iraqi forces searching for four American security contractors and an Austrian who were kidnapped in southern Iraq detained about 200 suspected insurgents, police said Sunday.

Police carrying machine guns and wearing fatigues and black >>>


      IRAQI POLICE SAY CAR BOMB KILLS 20
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 6:16 AM AP Photo BAG118 BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A suicide bomb hidden in a minivan exploded in a southern Iraqi city near a crowd of men waiting to be hired as day laborers on Sunday, killing 20 and wounding 46, police said.

The minivan approached the crowd of men in central Hill >>>


      IRAQI POLICE SAY CAR BOMB KILLS 22
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 7:46 AM AP Photo BAG117 BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A suicide bomber in a minivan killed 22 people and wounded 44 after detonating the explosives near a crowd of day laborers in a southern Iraqi city, police said.

The minivan approached the men in Hillah, a mostly Shiite city 60 mile >>>


      ISLAMIC LEADER URGES ‘GREATER SOMALIA‘
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 12:31 AM By MOHAMED OLAD HASSSAN Associated Press Writer MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – The leader of the Islamic group that controls much of southern Somalia has revived the idea of a Greater Somalia‘‘ that would incorporate regions of Kenya and Ethiopia – a mov >>>


      ISRAELI MISSILE STRIKES CAR IN GAZA
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 1:16 PM AP Photo JEM104 By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – An Israeli aircraft fired a missile at a car traveling in Gaza City, wounding six people, including two Hamas militants in the vehicle, officials said.

Hamas officials said the vehic >>>


      ISRAELI MISSILE STRIKES CAR IN GAZA CITY
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 1:16 PM AP Photo JEM104 By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – An Israeli aircraft fired a missile at a car traveling in Gaza City, setting the vehicle on fire, Palestinian security officials said.

There were no immediate details on the occupant >>>


      KERRY: IRAQ JOKE WON‘T BE FACTOR IN 2008
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo WX103 By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry insisted on Sunday his botched joke‘‘ about President Bush‘s Iraq policy would not undermine a possible White House campaign in 2008.

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      KISSINGER: IRAQ MILITARY WIN IMPOSSIBLE
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 4:16 PM AP Photo NYSF105 By TARIQ PANJA Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – Military victory is no longer possible in Iraq, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in a television interview broadcast Sunday.

Kissinger presented a bleak vision of Iraq, saying the U.S. >>>


      KISSINGER: NO MILITARY VICTORY IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 12:16 PM AP Photo NYSF105 By TARIQ PANJA Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – Military victory is no longer possible in Iraq, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in a television interview broadcast Sunday.

In a wide ranging interview on British Broadcasting Corp. t >>>


      MAJOR BATTLE IN IRAQ‘S BAQOUBA KILLS 18
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 12:46 AM AP Photo BAG115 By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraqi and American forces fought Sunni insurgents in an hours–long street battle Saturday in the increasingly violent city of Baqouba, as residents fled indoors under the rattle of automatic we >>>


      MAURITANIANS VOTE FOR LEGISLATORS
      Guardian, 19-11-2006
     Sunday November 1', 2006 12:01 PM By AHMED MOHAMMED Associated Press Writer NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) – Mauritanians voted for a national parliament Sunday in the first election since a military junta seized control in 2005 promis ing to restore democracy after decades of totalitarian rule in the northwest A >>>



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