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      AID HEADS FOR LEBANON AS REFUGEES LEAVE
      Kathimerin, 21-07-2006
      Evacuees cramming into Cyprus SIMELA PANTZARTZI/EPA A soldier helps to unload humanitarian aid from a Greek military cargo plane that arrived in Larnaca, Cyprus, yesterday. The C–130 was carrying some ' tons of aid, including 50 tents and 6,000 doses of antibiotics which will be taken to Lebanon by ship. The >>>


      AUTHORITIES SNUB QUARRY RULING
      Kathimerin, 21-07-2006
      Despite a court ruling ordering work at two quarries in Markopoulo, east of Athens, to stop, residents woke to the sound of explosions yesterday and local authorities shunned the responsibility of enforcing the decision.

The Council of State ruling, made public on Wednesday, instructed the two companies mining >>>


      COAST GUARD IN DRUG CLEANUP
      Kathimerin, 21-07-2006
      Drug squad officers from the country’s central coast guard have confiscated hundreds of kilos of drugs over the past months by boosting their cooperation with local port authorities, it was revealed yesterday.

In the three–month period between April and June, coast guard teams carried out 67 raids across >>>


      END NEARS FOR FIRE AT TAGARADES
      Kathimerin, 21-07-2006
      The fire at the Tagarades landfill in eastern Thessaloniki will probably be extinguished by Sunday, local authorities said yesterday as scientists took samples from animals and plants in the area to see if they had been affected by toxic fumes from the dump.

Experts have warned that the blaze, which has been b >>>


      FLOWERS WERE PLACED...
      Kathimerin, 21-07-2006
      KATIA CHRISTODOULOU/ANA Flowers were placed yesterday on the grave of a soldier who was killed in Cyprus exactly 32 years ago when Turkish forces invaded the island.

A number of Greek and Cypriot dignitaries as well as relatives of those killed attended a memorial service which was held to mark the occasion at >>>


      GREEKS OPT FOR HOLIDAYS AT HOME
      Kathimerin, 21-07-2006
      Greeks are the European Union citizens most likely to spend their vacation in their own country, with nine in ten opting to stay home rather than travel abroad in 2004, Eurostat, the EU’s statistics service, revealed yesterday.

An overwhelming '1 percent of Greeks chose a domestic destination for their hol >>>


      HIGH PRICES MAKING CONSUMERS FEEL LOW
      Kathimerin, 21-07-2006
      The cost of goods and services is the main cause of complaints by consumers, according to the Consumer Institute (INKA) in Macedonia, northern Greece, which made its records for the last three years public yesterday.

INKA said that almost 10 percent of the 25 complaints that it receives on average each day rel >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 21-07-2006
      MIGRANTS ABANDONED Officers find 63 immigrants left in the back of a truck in Lamia Police found 63 people in the back of a truck that had been abandoned on the Athens–Thessaloniki national road near Lamia, central Greece, early yesterday. Officers said that all 63 were illegal immigrants who had been left in the >>>


      6000 FRANCS PAR REQUÉRANT DÉBOUTÉ?
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      AIDE D‘URGENCE. Berne pourrait augmenter son forfait pour les cantons. Le Temps Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 Si la révision de la loi sur l‘asile est acceptée par le peuple le 24 septembre, la Confédération pourrait verser aux cantons un forfait annuel de 6000 francs par requérant d >>>


      APRČS ABB, L‘ASSUREUR ZFS VA AUSSI SE RETIRER DE LA BOURSE DE LONDRES
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      MARCHES. Le groupe zurichois entend se concentrer sur la corbeille suisse. Outre–Atlantique, des entreprises européennes fuient Wall Street en raison d‘une réglementation draconienne.

Bastien Buss Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 La mode n‘est plus ŕ la multiplication des cotations. Le >>>


      APRČS UNE DÉCENNIE PERDUE, LE JAPON DOIT ASSAINIR SES FINANCES
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Apr';s une décennie perdue, le Japon doit assainir ses finances ETUDE. Dans son rapport annuel, l‘OCDE juge durable la reprise en cours dans l‘Archipel. Avec une dette publique qui exc';de 170% du PIB, la restauration de l‘équilibre budg >>>


      CES PLATS QUI SE MANGENT FROIDDS (5/6). AU FRAIS SUR LA RIVE URBAINE DE LA SIHL
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      En bordure de rivi';re, en plein centre de Zurich, El Lokal propose des salades aux saveurs exotiques. Sans oublier le «Gespritzer», désaltérant ŕ base de vin blanc qui séduit les Alémaniques.

Anne Fournier, Zurich Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 «On essaie tout et o >>>


      CHAPEAU BAS, MONSIEUR LANDIS!
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Floyd Landis au terme de son épopée. L’Américain a pris la fuite d';s le début de l’étape. Photo: Keystone.

CYCLISME. Le calculateur sans panache est mort mercredi dans l‘ascension de la Toussuire. La légende du Tour exigeait plus. Elle l‘a obtenu, dans un num& >>>


      DANS TYR ASSIÉGÉE, L‘ONU MET SON CASQUE BLEU POUR MIEUX ÉVACUER
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      LIBAN. Le calvaire se poursuit dans le grand port du sud frappé par les roquettes israéliennes. Le sentiment d‘abandon gagne la population.

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      DES EXPORTATIONS FLORISSANTES POUR LA SUISSE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Logitech profite du boom de la vidéo sur le Net «Kuoni n‘est pas ŕ vendre» Apr';s une décennie perdue, le Japon doit assainir ses finances ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Des exportations florissantes pour la Suisse STATISTIQUES. L‘envol des prix de production pourr >>>


      DÉPART Ŕ LA COMÉDIE–FRAN'';AISE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      THEATRE. Marcel Bozonnet, qui a déclenché l‘«Affaire Handke», s‘en va. Sylvie Tanette, Paris Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 Pourquoi donc Marcel Bozonnet devra–t–il quitter son poste d‘administration de la Comédie–Française? Le communiqué du minist& >>>


      EVOLČNE, 1840: UN NOTAIRE AU CŚUR DE LA GUERRE CIVILE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      VALAIS. La figure d‘Antoine Favre, notable au temps oů le Valais comptait deux gouvernements, est évoquée par un de ses descendants.

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      FRIBOURG, VILLE D‘ART EN PLEIN AIR Ŕ DÉCOUVRIR EN FL'4;NANT
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      FRIBOURG. Un dépliant de bonne facture propose de découvrir les śuvres contemporaines que rec';le la cité. Belle balade en perspective.

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      GHAZNI, DANS LE REPAIRE DES TALIBANS
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      AFGHANISTAN. Il est rare que des rebelles islamistes reçoivent la presse. Rencontre avec un groupe opérant dans une province du sud–est. Exclusif. Eric de Lavar';ne, envoyé spécial ŕ Ghazni Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 La voiture quitte par une piste Ghazni, chef–lieu de la prov >>>


      GÉRARD OURY, FIN DE VADROUILLE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      CINEMA. Le p';re des superproductions comiques françaises est mort jeudi ŕ Saint–Tropez. Itinéraire d‘un réalisateur ŕ succ';s.

Jacques Mandelbaum, Le Monde Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d >>>


      JAUNE VIF. LE TOUR, DOPANT LÉGAL
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Jaune vif. Jean–Claude Péclet Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 Le gros coup de fatigue de Landis, les voix rauques de tous ces coureurs exténués, les caďds qui, parfois, se laissent glisser dans le «gruppetto» des attardés, lesquels ont d‘ailleurs été repęché >>>


      KIOSQUE. PASSÉ 27°C, IL FAIT TROP CHAUD POUR TRAVAILLER
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Si les employés souffrent de la canicule, nombre de secteurs économiques en profitent.

Carole Ulmer Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 En ces jours de canicule, les préoccupations sur le lieu de travail ont bien changé. La machine ŕ café est délaissée au profit des fontaines d&lsq >>>


      L‘EUROPE DES CAFÉS LÉGENDAIRES (5/6). SALVATEURS EN DIABLE, LES CAFÉS DE PRAGUE!
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Désignée par les agences de tourisme comme le paradis des amoureux, la capitale tch';que peut ętre le purgatoire obscur des passions déçues et des claustrophobes angoissés. D‘oů le rôle de ses débits de boisson.

Michel Braudeau, Prague Vendredi 21 juil >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Roche dope le marché.

Anker Bank Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 Jeudi, le marché suisse a poursuivi son redressement, dopé par les bonnes performances de Wall Street et de Tokyo et par la forte progression de Roche (ROG.VX). Ayant ravivé les e >>>


      LA MAIN SUR LE CHŚUR
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      PAUL VAN NEVEL. Grand amateur de cigares, le fondateur du Huelgas Ensemble éblouit au Festival de Saintes avec ses explorations limpides des polyphonies de la Renaissance.

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      LA VENTE DES GÉNÉRIQUES EXPLOSE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      MEDICAMENTS. L‘industrie pharmaceutique a engagé une guerre des prix. Thomas Thöni, Zurich Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 Le marché des médicaments est ŕ un tournant. La vente des génériques a augmenté de 61,5%, ŕ 1'3,8millions de francs, au premier semestre 2006 par rap >>>


      LE HEZBOLLAH RÉSISTE AUX BOMBES, LES ISRAÉLIENS DOUTENT DE LEUR ARMÉE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      LIBAN. Dans son fief du sud dévasté, la milice chiite tient toujours. Le Temps Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 Au sud du Liban, le Hezbollah semble peu affecté par les bombes qui détruisent les infrastructures et terrorisent la population civile. «Plus on les pilonne, plus ils s‘enterrent» >>>


      LE POUVOIR POLONAIS VEUT DÉFENDRE L‘IDENTITÉ NATIONALE ET LA MORALE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      POLOGNE. Investi par le parlement, le nouveau premier ministre Jaroslaw Kaczynski, fr';re jumeau du président, fait l‘apologie de la famille et a promis de lutter contre la corruption.

Célia Chauffour, Varsovie Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre si >>>


      LES DÉCHETS DOIVENT DEVENIR DES «MATIČRES PREMIČRES»
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      ENVIRONNEMENT. L‘objectif ne sera plus de limiter la quantité de déchets produits, mais de réutiliser nombre de matériaux.

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      LES HAUTES ÉCOLES DE GENČVE SE METTENT EN SCČNE Ŕ PALÉO
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      VAUD/GENEVE. «Le Chant des vents», «La Plage», «Le Bout du monde»: en partenariat avec le Paléo, des projets menés par les hautes écoles proposent un éventail d‘activités sur le terrain des Asses.

Eug';ne Meiltz Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 >>>


      LIBAN, L‘ABANDON
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Richard Werly Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 L‘image résume le calvaire du Sud–Liban. A Tyr, hier matin, le ferry affrété par les Nations unies pour évacuer leurs employés et plusieurs centaines de ressortissants étrangers a jeté l‘ancre dans le port tandis que les missile >>>


      LOGITECH PROFITE DU BOOM DE LA VIDÉO SUR LE NET
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      MULTIMEDIA. La société suisse multiplie les contrats pour placer ses petites caméras.

Anouch Seydtaghia Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 D‘abord connu pour ses souris, Logitech (LOGN.S) est aussi en train de faire le forcing sur le marché des caméras vidéo. La firme suisse multiplie >>>


      OPÉRATIONS MILITAIRES AU LIBAN: LA SUISSE NE BAISSE PAS LE TON
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Plus de soixante commissions fédérales passeront ŕ la trappe: le tri a commencé Opérations militaires au Liban: la Suisse ne baisse pas le ton Les déchets doivent devenir des «mati';res premi';res» 6000 francs par requérant débouté?

SUISS >>>


      PALÉO FESTIVAL NYON. COMMENT C‘ÉTÉ. CROATE ACERBE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Comment c‘été. Arnaud Robert Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 On dirait une fanfare tyrolienne. Le soubassophoniste porte des bermudas, un gilet pointu et des chaussettes d‘alpiniste au sommet. Grande Sc';ne de Paléo balkanisé, jeudi. Trois grâces sautillent jusqu‘aux micropho >>>


      PALÉO FESTIVAL NYON. DEPECHE MODE, UN NOIRSI RADIEUX
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Dave Gahan. Le public estmęme ŕ la limite de l’extase ŕ la vue des déhanchés ambivalents, soigneusement étudiés, du chanteur. Photo: Keystone.

FESTIVAL. Mercredi soir ŕ Nyon, nouvelle communion entre les anges noirs et un public de la grande sc';ne foudroyé >>>


      PALÉO FESTIVAL NYON. KILL THE YOUNG, TUERIE SCÉNIQUE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Les trois fr';res anglais au rock furibard ŕ découvrir samedi et dimanche soir.

Olivier Horner Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 Des presque Mancuniens qui n‘ont l‘air de rien. Trois jeunes frangins aux mines blafardes qui ne font pas dans la dentelle rock. A traits gras, c‘est ainsi >>>


      PANOPLIE 06 AU BORD DE LA PISCINE (5/5). LUXE BALNÉAIRE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Panoplie 06 Au bord de la piscine (5/5). Benjamin Luis Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 Que résulte–t–il de la rencontre entre un géant brésilien de la chaussure et un monument de la mode? Une paire de tongs, un drap de bain, une visi';re et un sac. Quatre éléments qui composent la >>>


      PLUS DE SOIXANTE COMMISSIONS FÉDÉRALES PASSERONT Ŕ LA TRAPPE: LE TRI A COMMENCÉ
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      REFORME. L‘administration doit économiser et lorgne du côté des organes extraparlementaires pour ce faire. Trente pour cent d‘entre eux seront dissous. Les départements doivent faire des choix d‘ici ŕ la fin septembre.

Stéphanie Germanier, Berne Vendredi 21 juill >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE?
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Jérémie Kisling. Chanteur basé ŕ Lausanne, 30 ans. Propos recueillis par Karin Kotsoglou Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 – Quelles étaient vos branches fortes?

– Les branches principales, français et maths. Plutôt intellectuel que manuel.

– Vos branches cauchemar? – Les tra >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ CLAUDE RUEY. DISSOLUTION DE COSAMA: «LES ASSUREURS MALADIE ROMANDS SE QUITTENT BONS AMIS»
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Questions ŕ Claude Ruey. Conseiller national et président de Cosama. Sylvie Arsever Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 L‘association qui regroupe les caisses romandes, Cosama, sera dissoute ŕ la fin de l‘année. Telle est la décision que ses membres ont prise hier lors d‘une assemblé >>>


      RECTORAT DE L‘UNIVERSITÉ DE GENČVE: «NOUS AVONS TROUVÉ UNE PERLE RARE ISSUE DU SÉRAIL»
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      GENEVE. Le ministre Charles Beer dévoilera le nom du nouveau recteur le 26 juillet, comme il l‘avait annoncé.

Cynthia Gani Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 Charles Beer est soulagé. Apr';s avoir essuyé le refus et les critiques du recteur sortant de l‘Université de Lausanne >>>


      REPČRE. POURQUOI ROCHE DÉPASSE NOVARTIS
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Rep';re. Willy Boder Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 187,4 contre 185,3 milliards de francs. Toutes catégories de titres confondues, Roche (ROG.VX) dépasse désormais Novartis (NOVN.VX) en termes de capitalisation boursi';re. En trois mois, Novartis a perdu plus de 5% de sa valeur, alors que Roch >>>


      ROCHE BÉNÉFICIE D‘UNE FORTE CROISSANCE DE SES ANTICANCÉREUX
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      PHARMA. Le chiffre d‘affaires du groupe bâlois augmente de 1'%, grâce également au médicament Tamiflu, commandé par les gouvernements pour combattre la grippe aviaire.

Willy Boder Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 «Notre croissance est quatre fois supérieure ŕ celle du >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. RONDEAU, SENTIMENTALISME CULINAIRE
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 Dans notre semaine gastronomique, voici notre séquence sentimentale. Musique sirupeuse de circonstance, nous évoquons le «rondeau» veneziano de la cuisine...

Mani';re de parler! Avec «rondeau», on est lo >>>


      SOUS LE SOLEIL, INTENSÉMENT
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      SOLEIL. Quinze personnes ont trouvé la mort en raison de la vague de chaleur qui p';se depuis plusieurs jours sur l‘Europe occidentale. Des températures tropicales ont continué ŕ régner sur la Suisse jeudi.

Chloé Dethurens Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 En plein milieu de >>>


      SUISSE–UNION EUROPÉENNE: ET LA FORMATION?
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      COURRIER DES LECTEURS Le Temps I Article Suisse–Union européenne: et la formation?

Adrien Lawrence, Nyon Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 A l‘heure oů les débats sur l‘Union européenne reprennent, il me semble important d‘attirer l‘attention sur quelques faits. En 1 >>>


      VERBIER FESTIVAL, CE QU‘IL FAUT SAVOIR
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      PRATIQUE. La manifestation commence ce soir, pour dix–sept jours. Mode d‘emploi.

Christine D‘Incau Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 La 13e édition du Verbier Festival &Academy débute ce soir. Avec trois séries de concerts quotidiens, le Festival propose pendant 17 jours un rép >>>


      VOYAGE SUR LES TERRES DU HEZBOLLAH, EN GUERRE TOTALE AVEC ISRAËL
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      Tsahal sous le feudes critiques Hassan Nasrallah, leader du Hezbollah et ennemi numéro un d‘Israël George Bush veut laisser du temps ŕ Israël «Sans coercition, il n‘y a pas d‘issue ŕ la crise» 'e jour de guerre TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article Voyage sur les terre >>>


      «KUONI N‘EST PAS Ŕ VENDRE»
      Le Temps, 21-07-2006
      VOYAGE. Le président précise sa stratégie. Le Temps Vendredi 21 juillet 2006 Le conseil d‘administration du voyagiste suisse Kuoni (KUNN.S) «n‘a jamais eu l‘intention de se vendre, ou de mener des discussions allant dans ce sens», indique son président, Andreas Schmid, >>>


      ARIG PROFITS JUMP 34% IN FIRST HALF
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Arab News MANAMA, 21 July 2006 — Arab Insurance Group (Arig) yesterday announced net profits of $8.6 million for the first half year of 2006. This represents an increase of 34 percent over the net profit of $6.4 million registered for the same period in the previous year (excluding $28.' million of profits from dis >>>


      ICIEC, UNIDO SIGN MOU
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Habib Shaikh, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 July 2006 — The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC), an affiliate of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) group, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). It was signed by >>>


      OIL SCENE
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Syed Rashid Husain When the leaders of the world’s most powerful industrialized nations got together in the beautiful settings of the marble ballroom of St. Petersburg’s Constantine Palace last Saturday, despite indeed the immediate and urgent geo politcal issues — bombs raining on Beirut and Gaza, suicide bombings in >>>


      SPARKLING DISPLAY AT BRITISH MOTOR SHOW
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Ian W. Bennett, Arab News LONDON, 21 July 2006 — Sun, waterside café’s, hot pop groups, powerboat racing — and Shakespeare. Not exactly what you would expect at a motor show and definitely not what you would get at a motor show in the Middle East. But exactly what visitors to the British International Motor Show >>>


      VISITING PATIENTS AND LESSENING OTHERS’ SUFFERING
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Whenever I say that the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) looked after his companions and cared for the weak and vulnerable among them, I feel that I am merely making an understatement. That he cared for them is a fact, but his care was more like that of a father who wants his children to be successful >>>


      WEARING CHARMS FOR PROTECTION FROM EVIL
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. Could you please explain whether it is permissible to wear something bearing God’s name, or a verse from the Qur’an? Also, is it permissible to wear a charm, or talisman, or taweez, for protection from evil? If not what is the alternative?

Ali Mahmood A. God’s names and Qur’anic verse >>>


      WHEN A HUSBAND ACCUSES HIS WIFE
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent And as for those who accuse their own wives (of adultery), but have no witnesses except themselves, let each of them call God four times to witness that he is indeed telling the truth; and the fifth time, that God’s curse be upon him if he is te >>>


      ‘SECOND WIFE WILL BE MY LITTLE SISTER’
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Arab News MADINAH, 21 July 2006 — A Saudi man couldn’t believe his luck when his wife of 20 years proposed that he take on a second wife, the Okaz daily reported. In fact the woman was so adamant that her husband take another wife, that she insisted on personally choosing a bride for him. The first wife’s father was am >>>


      DON’T TRADE IN STOCKS WHILE AT WORK, GRAND MUFTI TELLS WORKERS
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 21 July 2006 — Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al–Asheikh, who is also the head of the Kingdom’s Ulema Council, called on office workers to pay attention to their work and stop dealing in stock market shares during their working hours, reported the Al–Madinah newspaper yesterday.

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      DRUNK ROMEO SERENADES CITY WITH LOVE POEMS
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Arab News KHAMIS MUSHAYT, 21 July 2006 — Police here arrested a man who was gleefully reciting love poems and distributing wedding invitations to random passersby on a street corner, the Okaz daily reported. Police officers, suspicious of his behavior, arrested the man and searched his car, where they found bottles of >>>


      INTERNS’ ROW WITH KAAU LINGERS ON
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Razan Baker, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 July 2006 — An ongoing dispute between medical interns of King Abdul Aziz University (KAAU) and the administration will reach its first anniversary after a judge once again delayed a final decision until Sept.
11.

A group of about 400 interns claim that a 44 percent reduct >>>


      KINGDOM WILL RAISE FUNDS THRU TELETHON
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 21 July 2006 — Saudi Television Channel One will organize a telethon on Wednesday to raise funds as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to help the Lebanese people suffering under Israeli attacks.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah issued an order yesterday to organize public charity c >>>


      SAUDI TSUNAMI VICTIMS BURIED IN JAVA
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Arab News DAMMAM, 21 July 2006 — The Saudi woman and her son who were killed in the tsunami in Indonesia earlier this week were buried in Java, the Arabic daily Al–Yaum reported yesterday.

Sara Jasim Bukhamees and her son Jasim Hamad were interred in Indonesia. Abdullah Al–Baseeri, Saudi Arabia’s c >>>


      SECURITY GUARD SHOPPED FOR LETTING SINGLES IN FOR A FEE
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 21 July 2006 — Ever wonder how despite being banned from most shopping malls, single men still manage to sneak in and harass female shoppers?

According to a report in the Al–Madinah newspaper, one Saudi security guard at a popular mall in Jeddah has made a lucrative business out of the >>>


      STREET VENDORS BEAT UP MUNICIPALITY WORKER
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Arab News AFIF, 21 July 2006 — A member of the municipality in Afif suffered an enormous knock over the head after being attacked by women street vendors at a local gold market. The man had been touring the market looking for illegal street vendors and had asked the group of women to close their stalls and move away. L >>>


      THIEF TAKES ADVANTAGE OF FEAST, STEALS MOBILE PHONES
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Arab News BALASMAR, 21 July 2006 — A group of hungry guests at a party in Balasmar, a small village in south, left their phones on a window sill due to poor phone–signals in the rest of the house, the Al–Madinah newspaper reported.

What the guests failed to notice was that the window was unlocked. >>>


      2' KILLED AS PHILIPPINE TROOPS BATTLE COMMUNIST REBELS
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Al Jacinto & DPA ZAMBOANGA CITY, 21 July 2006 — A total of 25 communist guerrillas and four army soldiers have been killed as fighting erupoted in two fronts in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, officials said yesterday.

Brig. Gen. Alfredo Cayton, an army brigade commander, said up to 15 communis >>>


      AIRLINES STEP UP EVACUATION OF TRAVELERS HIT BY LEBANESE CRISIS
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 21 July 2006 — Emirates Airline operated five flights from Damascus yesterday to evacuate travelers stranded in Lebanon, reported a top executive at the carrier. Since July 14, Emirates has airlifted over 5,000 people out of Damascus.

«We would like to thank the Syrian aut >>>


      EMIRATI STUDENTS TO SPEAK AT GLOBAL CONFERENCES
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 21 July 2006 — Students from the British University in Dubai, (BUiD) the UAE’s first dedicated postgraduate, research–based university, will present the results of their research at international conferences this year, it was announced yesterday.

Executives at the universi >>>


      IRAN REJECTS CALLS TO STOP NUCLEAR WORK
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Siavosh Ghazi, Agence France Presse TEHRAN, 21 July 2006 — Iran yesterday again rejected international demands to freeze its controversial nuclear program and warned the UN Security Council against choosing a «path of confrontation.» In a statement read on state television, nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani a >>>


      MANILA SEEKS FOREIGN HELP IN GETTING OFWS OUT OF LEBANON
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Arab News MANILA, 21 July 2006 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday appealed to Israel and the Hezbollah militia to avoid harming her 30,000 compatriots trapped by the fighting in Lebanon and called for help in evacuating them.

«The Philippines makes a special appeal to all combatant forces to s >>>


      MILITARY ANALYSTS QUESTION ISRAELI BOMBING TARGETS
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Associated Press DUBAI, 21 July 2006 — Thousands of Israeli bombs have fallen on Lebanese homes, roads, bridges, ports, broadcasting towers and even a lighthouse.

Nearly 300 people, mainly civilians, have been killed, Lebanon’s prime minister said.

Analysts say Israel’s targeting of civilian and gover >>>


      MUSHARRAF CALLS ON WORLD TO CHECK ISRAELI AGGRESSION
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 21 July 2006 — Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf yesterday called for an immediate cease–fire in the Middle East and demanded peaceful solution of the issues between Israel and Lebanon.

In a rare address to the nation broadcast on state television and radio, >>>


      RESPONSES TO TERROR THREAT INADEQUATE: MANMOHAN
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 21 July 2006 — Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday warned that the country had to improve its anti–terror capabilities by pointing out that responses to internal security threats in the past have been «inadequate».

Speaking in the background of the >>>


      SULTAN BLASTS ISRAELI ATROCITY IN LEBANON
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Paul Michaud, Arab News French President Jacques Chirac holds talks with Crown Prince Sultan at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Thursday. (Reuters)

PARIS, 21 July 2006 — Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, criticized Israel’s continued bombardment of Lebanon that has killed >>>


      THREE PALESTINIANS KILLED AS ISRAEL WARNS GAZA STRIP CIVILIANS
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 21 July 2006 — Israel yesterday pressed on with its air, sea and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip, where nearly 100 people have been killed in two weeks, and warned civilians that homes storing weaponry were now targets.

Three Palestinians were killed and 17 others were >>>


      WARPLANES BATTER SOUTH BEIRUT ONCE AGAIN
      Arab News, 21-07-2006
      Anwar Al–Baghdadi, Arab News/Al–Eqtisadiah A British UN officer helps to carry a baby during evacuations onto a UN boat in Tyre port of Lebanon on Thursday. (Reuters)

BEIRUT, 21 July 2006 — Israeli warplanes battered south Beirut again yesterday and large swathes of the south, from which Hezbollah >>>


      25,000 NEW YORKERS ARE WITHOUT POWER
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      NEW YORK –– A mysterious electrical problem blamed for subway delays, flight cancellations and power outages on the hottest days of the year persisted for a fifth day Friday, leaving 25,000 customers without power.

Power company Con Edison initially said that only 2,500 customers were effected, but >>>


      ACCIDENT–PRONE PELICAN FUMBLES TAKE–OFF
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. –– There was good news and bad news when Crash, the California brown pelican that earned her nickname when she flew beak–first into a car windshield, was released back into the wild.

As soon as workers with the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center released Crash on Big Cor >>>


      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      JERUSALEM –– Israel‘s army says Hezbollah rockets have hit a U.N. observation post near the border with Lebanon.
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      AP: DEMOCRATS PLAN $30 MILLION AD BUY
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Signaling a new phase in the struggle for control of Congress, House Democrats have reserved time for more than $30 million worth of campaign advertising this fall in roughly two dozen congressional districts, with a heavy emphasis on the Northeast and Midwest.

The Democratic targets >>>


      ARMY TO CUT DOMESTIC SPENDING
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      The Army, feeling the strain of continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said yesterday that it is tightening its spending at home.

Because of the costs of overseas combat operations, the Army is taking several steps, including canceling nonessential travel, limiting purchases to critical wartime needs and fre >>>


      CONN. REPUBLICAN SUED OVER GAMBLING DEBTS
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      HARTFORD, Conn. –– The only Republican running for Joe Lieberman‘s Senate seat paid $28,000 in the early 1''0s to settle lawsuits over his gambling debts, according to a published report.

Alan Schlesinger, who has described himself as a recreational blackjack player, acknowledged earl >>>


      DEAN SAYS MIDWEST CRUCIAL FOR DEMOCRATS
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      PM ST. LOUIS –– Winning votes in the Midwest will be crucial to Democratic hopes to regain power in Washington in November, party Chairman Howard Dean told about 400 young people at the College Democrats National Convention on Thursday.

"We cannot be a national party unless we have the courage >>>


      DOMESTIC DETAINEE FROM '/11 RELEASED
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      Benamar Benatta, believed to be the last remaining domestic detainee from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was released yesterday after negotiations involving Canada, the United States and his attorneys ended his captivity at nearly five years.

Benatta crossed the border from the United States to Canada, where he >>>


      GOP ARGUES AGAINST PHONE JAMMING CASE
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      MANCHESTER, N.H. –– A lawsuit stemming from the jamming of Democratic phone lines in the November 2002 elections was filed after the statute of limitations expired and should be dismissed, Republicans argued in court Thursday.

Lawyers for Republicans said the three–year statute of limitations >>>


      LIGHTNING HITS FIRE–SCORCHED CALIFORNIA
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. –– Thunderstorms brought lightning to the fire–scorched wilderness east of Los Angeles on Thursday, igniting a half–dozen new blazes while failing to bring heavy rain to help douse the flames.

Lightning torched a tree in Joshua Tree National Park, sparking a wildfir >>>


      MARINES‘ LAWYERS DENIED IRAQ VISIT
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      SAN DIEGO –– The Marine Corps turned down a request by defense lawyers who want to visit the Iraqi village where military investigators say seven Marines and a Navy medic kidnapped and murdered a civilian.

The lawyers say they need to see the site and interview locals to rebut Pentagon claims. Phot >>>


      MASS. BRACES FOR TROPICAL STORM BERYL
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      BOSTON –– Steady rain began to batter Nantucket early Friday as Tropical Storm Beryl approached coastal Massachusetts.

The wind and rain started to pick up just after midnight on Nantucket, said Rocky Fox, owner of the Chicken Box bar there. The storm was expected to pass near or over Nantucket nea >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      More of Ted Williams Tunnel Closed Because of Problems BOSTON –– Boston‘s Big Dig crisis deepened Thursday when Gov. Mitt Romney (R) shut down the eastbound lanes of a major highway tunnel after two problem bolts were found in the ceiling.

The Ted Williams Tunnel, which carries traffic to and >>>


      NAVY QUARTERBACK CLEARED OF RAPING MIDSHIPMAN
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      A former U.S. Naval Academy quarterback was acquitted last night of raping a female midshipman but was found guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer for having sex with the woman in her dorm room and disobeying an order to stay clear of her.

The verdict by a jury of five naval officers means that Midshipman La >>>


      REMEDIES ARE URGED FOR SAT SCORING
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      Steps such as better software and more training –– and even providing pencils and erasers at test centers –– could improve the reliability of scoring the SAT exam, a consultant‘s report says.

The report, commissioned by the College Board and released yesterday, said the scoring sy >>>


      ROMNEY SHUTS PART OF BOSTON BIG DIG TUNNEL
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      BOSTON –– Boston‘s Big Dig crisis deepened Thursday when Gov. Mitt Romney shut down the eastbound lanes of a major highway tunnel after two problem bolts were discovered in the ceiling.

The Ted Williams Tunnel, which carries traffic to and from Logan Airport under Boston Harbor, already had b >>>


      SHOE CO. WON‘T SELL WINGTIPS MADE FOR BUSH
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. –– Anyone looking to sport the same red–white–and–blue shoes President Bush received from a Wisconsin company last week is out of luck.

Allen–Edmonds Shoe Corp. says it won‘t duplicate the patriotic wingtips it gave Bush when he visited its Port W >>>


      SOLDIERS PLAN TO ARGUE RAPE TIED TO DISTRESS
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      By Josh WhiteWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, July 21, 2006; A10 Attorneys for Army soldiers accused of raping an Iraqi teenager and killing her and her family in March are planning to argue that the men were under extreme emotional distress because of the horrors of their combat assignment and will probably challen >>>


      TESTING FOR MAD COW DISEASE TO BE CUT
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      Associated PressFriday, July 21, 2006; A08 The Agriculture Department said yesterday that it is cutting its testing for mad cow disease by about '0 percent, drawing protests from consumer groups.

The current testing level –– 1,000 each day –– reflects the heightened concern that fol >>>


      TROPICAL STORM BERYL BATTERS MASSACHUSETS
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      BOSTON –– Tropical Storm Beryl made landfall on Nantucket early Friday, bringing a steady, driving rain to coastal Massachusetts.

The storm‘s center hit around 3 a.m., said Jack Beven, hurricane specialist with the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

The wind and rain started to pick >>>


      TRUCK CARRYING TOMAHAWK MISSILE OVERTURNS
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      NEW YORK –– A tractor–trailer carrying a test missile collided with another truck during the morning rush hour Friday, sparking a call to the bomb squad before authorities determined the missile was inert.

No injuries were reported. Authorities said it was a Tomahawk test missile. "It is >>>


      VA. KILLER EXECUTED BY ELECTRIC CHAIR
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      JARRATT, Va. –– A man convicted of raping and murdering a 23–year–old woman was executed Thursday, becoming the first person in the United States to die in the electric chair in more than two years.

Brandon Hedrick, 27, was pronounced dead at the Greensville Correctional Center at ' >>>


      VA. KILLER EXECUTED BY ELECTRIC CHAIR
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      JARRATT, Va. –– Like other Virginia inmates, a man convicted of raping and murdering a 23–year–old woman was allowed to choose how he would be executed: lethal injection or electric chair.

Apparently fearful of lethal injection, Brandon Hedrick on Thursday became the first person in the >>>


      BETONSPORTS CEO WAIVES DETENTION HEARING
      Washington Post, 21-07-2006
      FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) – Online gaming group BETonSPORTS Chief Executive David Carruthers waived his right to a detention hearing in federal court on Friday and will remain in custody.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Bleil ordered marshals to transport Carruthers to St. Louis where a detention hearing >>>



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