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      ATTACK NEAR IRAQ SHRINE KILLS 35
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      The streets near the shrine were packed when the attack happened A suicide bomb attack at a market in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf has killed at least 35 people and injured more than '0 others.

Reports say the bomber detonated a belt of explosives at a police checkpoint. The attack occurred near the Im >>>


      AUSTRALIA ASYLUM BILL PASSES TEST
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      PM John Howard firmly backs the new legislation Australia‘s lower house of parliament has passed a controversial bill to process all future asylum seekers arriving by boat in off–shore camps.

Three members of the ruling party joined the opposition to vote against the proposal, but it still passed b >>>


      BERLIN EXHIBITION ANGERS POLAND
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      Mr Kaczynski said the exhibition aimed to distort history Polish PM Jaroslaw Kaczynski has condemned an exhibition documenting the stories of millions of Germans expelled from Eastern Europe after World War II.

Mr Kaczynski said the Berlin exhibition was "very bad, very disturbing". The event is bein >>>


      BUSH SAYS PLOT A ‘STARK REMINDER‘
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      President Bush said the US remained under threat President George W Bush has said a plot to bomb US–bound flights from the UK is a "stark reminder" that the US is still at war with Islamic extremists.

Mr Bush said it showed "Islamic fascists... will use any means to destroy those of us who >>>


      DATE SET FOR MUMBAI BOMB VERDICTS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      The 1''3 blasts in Mumbai killed 257 people A judge in Mumbai (Bombay) says he will deliver the verdict on those accused of carrying out the biggest terror attack in Indian history next month.

Judge PD Kode, who is due to begin reading the judgement, has fixed 12 September as the date of the verdict.>>>


      EIGHTY DEAD AS TYPHOON HITS CHINA
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      The typhoon has destroyed thousands of houses At least 83 people are now known to have died in south–eastern China, as a result of Typhoon Saomai.

The storm – the most powerful in China in 50 years – is continuing to batter coastal regions with heavy rain and winds of more than 200km/h (124 m >>>


      ETHIOPIAN COMMANDER JOINS REBELS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      Kemal has now arrived in Eritrea An Ethiopian Army general says he has defected to join the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a rebel group backed by neighbouring Eritrea.

Brig Gen Kemal Geltu told the BBC he had crossed the border into Eritrea with more than 100 soldiers.

He said would fight the Ethiopia >>>


      GAZA–EGYPT BORDER BRIEFLY REOPENS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      EU observers have a presence at the Rafah border crossing The Rafah border crossing from the Gaza Strip to Egypt has briefly reopened in one direction after being closed for the past seven weeks.

About 1,000 people crossed from Gaza into Egypt, among them students, businesspeople, and those needing medical car >>>


      GERMAN TOWN FIGHTS ‘NEO–NAZI‘ BID
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      The hotel now stands empty A town in northern Germany has launched a fund–raising campaign to buy a hotel amid fears it could otherwise fall into the hands of a neo–Nazi group.

The town of Delmenhorst near Bremen aims to collect at least 3.4m euros (Ł2.3m) to buy the Hotel am Stadtpark.
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      GRAFT SCANDAL ENGULFS BRAZIL MPS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      Caribbean More Last Updated: Thursday, 10 August 2006, 22:38 GMT 23:38 UK Graft scandal engulfs Brazil MPs More than a tenth of members of Congress are affected A congressional panel in Brazil has recommended that 72 deputies and senators be expelled for taking bribes.

The panel has been investigating a huge c >>>


      KYRGYZ TOWN MOURNS POPULAR IMAM
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      By Natalia Antelava BBC News, Kyrgyzstan The imam spoke openly about politics (Image: RFE/RL) The town of Korasuv is in mourning.

The day after the funeral, men young and old lined up in front of the house of Imam Mohammed Rafik Kamalov, the leader of the biggest mosque along the Uzbek–Kyrgyz border.
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      LEO THE SNOW LEOPARD IS US–BOUND
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      The leopard grew too big for his rescuers to handle The US State Department has announced the impending arrival of an unusual guest from Pakistan – an orphaned snow leopard cub.

Thirteen–month–old Leo is due in New York on Wednesday after surviving both the loss of his parents and the Pakista >>>


      MALAWI PROSECUTOR TOLD TO RESIGN
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      Mr wa Mutharika said dropping charges damaged his credibility Malawi‘s president Bingu wa Mutharika has asked the country‘s top prosecutor to resign, after he dropped charges against former President Bakili Muluzi.

Mr Muluzi was arrested on 42 counts of corruption, fraud and abuse of office at the >>>


      PERILS OF LIVING CLOSE TO THE LINE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      By Monica Chadha BBC News, Mumbai India‘s slum dwellers are renowned for their stoical spirit Mohammed Yusuf still remembers hearing a huge sound and seeing black smoke when one of the seven explosions on suburban trains in India‘s financial capital Mumbai (Bombay) went off near his house in Bandra one mont >>>


      PUSH FOR LEBANON AGREEMENT AT UN
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      Lebanese civilians have been bearing the brunt of the war World powers are stepping up efforts at the UN to reach agreement on a Security Council resolution aimed at ending violence in Lebanon and Israel.

A meeting of key Security Council members ended without agreement late on Thursday. More talks are due on >>>


      SRI LANKA OPERATION ‘TO GO ON‘
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      Heavy fighting has resumed over the waterway The Sri Lankan army has said it will continue an operation to secure a waterway that has been at the centre of fighting with Tamil Tiger rebels.

The army and rebels have resumed heavy fighting in the area of the disputed Maavilaru waterway in the north–east.>>>


      TURKEY SET FOR COURT ATTACK TRIAL
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      Alpaslan Aslan says he acted alone A lawyer and eight other men are due to go on trial in Turkey in connection with an armed assault on one of the country‘s top courts.

The prosecution has called for four life sentences for the gunman, who killed one judge and injured four others in the attack in May.
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      TWO BRITONS IN PAKISTAN ARRESTS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      The arrest of militants in Pakistan is said to have provided a lead Officials in Pakistan say that two men arrested in connection with an alleged UK plot to blow up planes are British nationals of Pakistani origin.

The two, who are among a number of people arrested in connection with the plot, were picked up f >>>


      UN CONDEMNS KYRGYZ EXTRADITION
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      Hundreds of Uzbeks fled after the Andijan bloodshed The UN refugee agency has called Kyrgyzstan‘s decision to extradite five men to Uzbekistan "an extremely serious violation" of international law.

The men were part of a group of 500 people who arrived in Kyrgyzstan shortly after the Andijan vi >>>


      UN PUSH FOR LEBANON BREAKTHROUGH
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      By Bridget Kendall BBC News, New York The UN draft may call for a phased withdrawal of Israeli forces Work at the UN on revising a draft resolution to try to end the violence in the Middle East continues – so do frantic phone calls across the Atlantic.

But there is now renewed urgency and cautious optimi >>>


      US COURT UPHOLDS CUBAN SPY TRIAL
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      The so–called Cuban Five are considered heroes in Cuba A US appeals court has upheld the convictions of five men found guilty of spying for the Cuban government.

The judges overturned an earlier ruling which found the group could not have received a fair trial in Miami, where there is a large Cuban exile >>>


      WALKING IN FEAR IN LEBANON‘S NO–DRIVE ZONE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 11-08-2006
      By Jim Muir BBC News, Tyre The streets of Tyre are largely deserted except for those on foot Moving anywhere in Lebanon south of the Litani River today is an eerie and unnerving experience.

Since Monday, when Israeli jets dropped leaflets warning unequivocally that any vehicles daring to travel would be hit, t >>>


      ALL CLEAR FOR GREEK AIRPORTS
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2006
      Government says no extra security measures requested after British ‘plot’ Airline travelers were urged yesterday not to panic as the government assured people that airport security in Greece was adequate following the uncovering of an alleged plot in Great Britain to blow up airplanes with liquid explosives.

H >>>


      HOMES IN PERIL FROM STORE FIRE
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2006
      The fire service prevented a blaze that broke out early yesterday at an insulation factory in northwest Athens from reaching nearby houses after 60 firefighters took part in the effort to contain and extinguish the fire.

The business, which included a store and a warehouse in Aghioi Anargyroi, was almost compl >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2006
      FINE INCREASE Fare dodgers on public transport to face stiffer penalties next month Fines for commuters caught traveling on public transport without valid tickets are set to increase on September 1 after a joint ministerial decision yesterday. Fare dodgers currently face fines which amount to 40 times the price of the >>>


      PASSPORT FORGERS ARRESTED
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2006
      Police in Greece and Germany have smashed a criminal ring based in Athens which helped Asian migrants travel within Europe using forged passports, officers in Athens said yesterday.

Greek police arrested two Indian men in Athens who allegedly set up and ran the operation. One of the men was known as Ajit. Two >>>


      PERIKLIS IAKOVAKIS...
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2006
      JASPER JUINEN/AP Periklis Iakovakis (center) rejoices as he crosses the finish line in first place to win gold in the men’s 400–meter hurdles at the European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg last night. It was Greece’s first gold medal in this competition following two silver medals the previous day. Iakovak >>>


      POLICE FIND ANTIQUITIES IN BAR ON KOUFONISSI
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2006
      Police confiscated more than 100 ancient vases and marble fragments during a raid on a Lesser Cyclades island restaurant, authorities said yesterday.

Officers from the special antiquities squad seized dozens of complete pots – including 10 large vases used to transport wine and food – as well as a >>>


      SAFETY AT SEA IS A MOUNTING CONCERN
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2006
      The coast guard is stepping up checks and using new equipment to catch speedboat drivers who disobey the rules of the sea, but officers told Kathimerini yesterday that the onus is also on the skippers to follow the rules, especially with regard to not drinking before they take the wheel.

Coast guard officers c >>>


      SUN STILL SHINING ON BEACHES
      Kathimerin, 11-08-2006
      Greek environmentalists revealed yesterday why fewer of the country’s beaches were given awards for being clean and well–maintained even though Greece retained the second–highest position for clean beaches out of the more than 30 countries rated by the Blue Flag campaign.

The Greek Society for the >>>


      11 SEPTEMBRE 2001: LE COMPLOT DANS LE COMPLOT
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      CINEMA POLITIQUE. «World Trade Center», le nouveau film de Oliver Stone, sage et émouvant.

Alain Campiotti, New York Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Un complot! La sortie du nouveau film de Oliver Stone, World Trade Center, le jour męme oů était dévoilée la prépara >>>


      30E JOUR DE L‘OFFENSIVE ISRAÉLIENNE CONTRE LE HEZBOLLAH. SOUS LES BOMBES, LES HABITANTS DE BEYROUTH VIVENT AUSSI DANS LA CRAINTE DE LA GUERRE CIVILE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Les restes d´un immeuble bombardé par l´armée israélienne, dans un faubourg de Beyrouth tenu par le Hezbollah. Photo: Keystone PROCHE–ORIENT. Les Beyrouthins appréhendent la reconstruction de l‘Etat libanais avec le Hezbollah, seul groupe armé.

Isabelle Dellerba, >>>


      5'E FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LOCARNO. QUAND LOCARNO SCRUTE LA FAMILLE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Bonheur cubain Retour manqué au Nicaragua Sonate fatale sur la Piazza Grande Les musées russes pillés par leurs gardiens Les derni';res tendances de la sc';ne en vitrine ŕ Nyon Piazza all‘arrabiata CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Quand Locarno scrute la famille COMPETITION >>>


      ADB RELANCE LA PRODUCTION DE SES DÉCODEURS POUR SORTIR DE L‘ORNIČRE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      NUMERIQUE. D';s la rentrée, les clients du groupe genevois devraient pouvoir regarder la TV ŕ haute définition. Les retards de livraison ont provoqué une perte de 10 millions de francs.

Thomas Thöni, Zurich Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), la soc >>>


      ALERTE MAXIMALE APRČS UN COMPLOT TERRORISTE DÉJOUÉ Ŕ LONDRES
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      ATTENTATS. Vingt et un suspects voulaient faire exploser des avions en vol.

Le Temps Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Quelques heures apr';s l‘annonce, jeudi, de l‘arrestation par la police britannique d‘une vingtaine de personnes soupçonnées de préparer des attaques cont >>>


      ALORS QUE GENČVE VOTERA SUR LES AFFICHES, LAUSANNE TONNE CONTRE LES AUTOCOLLANTS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      VAUD/GENEVE. Ce week–end, une vague de stickers de pub est apparue sur les murs lausannois. Le montant des déprédations est tel que la commune a porté plainte. Tandis qu‘ŕ Gen';ve un référendum a été déposé contre les restrictions d‘affichage.< >>>


      ATTENTATS SYMBOLIQUES
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Editorial. Stéphane Bussard Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Le symbole n‘échappera ŕ personne. Des musulmans britanniques sont soupçonnés d‘avoir fomenté des attentats sur une dizaine d‘avions de lignes transatlantiques qui relient la Grande–Bretagne aux Etats– >>>


      BÉNÉFICES DE LA BNS: LE SONDAGE QUI SURPREND
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      VOTATIONS. Le comité opposé ŕ l‘initiative COSA va mettre le paquet pour inverser la tendance.

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      CHRONIQUE D‘UNE DISPARITION ANNONCÉE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Attention danger: les grands singes sont menacés. L‘homme va–t–il endosser la responsabilité d‘avoir laissé disparaître ses fr';res? Beaucoup ne baissent pas les bras.

Catherine Vincent, Le Monde Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disp >>>


      DISPARITION D‘UN ANCIEN PRÉSIDENT DE L‘EPFL
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      VAUD. Bernard Vittoz avait dirigé l‘Ecole polytechnique fédérale durant quatorze ans.

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      EDOUARD RIEBEN, L‘ŚIL SUR LA COMÉDIE HUMAINE ET POLITIQUE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      RETRAITE. Le photographe bernois a arpenté durant trente–six ans les travées du Palais fédéral avec son Leica autour du cou. Il revient aujourd‘hui sur sa carri';re menée avec passion.

Stéphanie Germanier, Berne Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Il l‘a toujo >>>


      FANATISME ET DÉMOCRATIE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Alex Rabus, Neuchâtel Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Au Liban comme ailleurs, les extrémistes ont au moins deux qualités qui font d‘eux des strat';ges et des guerriers redoutables: ils sont incorruptibles et se montrent beaucoup plus solidaires avec les démunis que l‘ensemble des >>>


      GEBERIT CONSOLIDE SA PLACE DE LEADER DANS LES SYSTČMES SANITAIRES
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      HYGIENE. Au premier semestre, le groupe saint–gallois a réalisé une marge brute exceptionnelle de 27,'%. Au second semestre, elle devrait ętre néanmoins inférieure.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Grâce ŕ l‘Allemagne, le groupe saint&nda >>>


      IL FAUT REMETTRE L‘ÉCONOMIE Ŕ SA PLACE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Serge Vifian, député libéral–radical au Parlement jurassien, Alle (JU) Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 [...] Beat Kappeler accuse son pays de maintenir «un protectionnisme agricole éhonté» (Le Temps du 17 juin). Et il s‘interroge sur la nécessité de conserver un >>>


      KIOSQUE. EN TRANSNISTRIE, ON JOUE ENCORE AUX SOVIETS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      «Le Canard enchaîné» consacre une série d‘articles aux micro–Etats européens. La lecture de ce texte (225' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘ALERTE TERRORISTE Ŕ LONDRES ALIMENTE LES VENTES D‘ACTIONS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      MARCHES. Au ralentissement attendu de l‘économie américaine est venue s‘ajouter, jeudi, la menace d‘attentat depuis la Grande–Bretagne. Mais les places boursi';res se sont ressaisies en fin de séance.

Frédéric Leli';vre Vendredi 11 ao$';t >>>


      L‘AU REVOIR DE RIBÉRY Ŕ LA LIGUE DES CHAMPIONS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Franck Ribéry (au centre). Photo: Keystone COUPE DE L‘UEFA. Obligé de jouer 22 minutes contre Young Boys (3–3), le milieu de terrain marseillais devra revoir ŕ la baisse ses ambitions européennes.

Le feuilleton continue. Simon Meier, Berne Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 L‘ >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. MENACES TERRORISTES
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Menaces terroristes La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Au lendemain de sa belle progression, le marché suisse a repris le chemin de la baisse dans le sillage des attentats visant des avions déjoués par Scotland Yard ŕ Londres. Ce >>>


      LA GUERRE EN DÉBAT
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      PROCHE–ORIENT. Le conflit entre Israël et le Hezbollah alimente de nombreuses réflexions sur l‘issue des combats et le destin de la région. En Suisse, la position du Conseil fédéral nourrit aussi la polémique.

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      LA PEAU DU PREMIER OURS QUI POSERA SES PATTES EN VALAIS EST DÉJŔ VENDUE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      VALAIS. Le «plan Ours» de la Confédération, visant ŕ édicter des r';gles de cohabitation avec le plantigrade, déclenche dans le canton des réactions allant de l‘incrédulité ŕ l‘hilarité.

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      LA SUISSE INATTENDUE. QUINTEN, Ŕ PIED OU EN BATEAU
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Comment y aller Saveurs du français. Raccusette, délation belge Kiosque. En Transnistrie, on joue encore aux soviets ZOOM Le Temps I Article Quinten, ŕ pied ou en bateau La tęte dans les rochers, les pieds dans le lac de Walenstadt, le village est coupé du monde, mais pas de la foule...

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      LE MAÎTRE DU NOIR ET GRAND
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      MODE. Paris consacre une belle exposition au couturier espagnol Cristobal Balenciaga. Alors męme que les podiums et la rue lui empruntent ses jupes poufs et ses volumes basculés.

Stéphane Bonvin, Paris Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 «Les autres sont des dessinateurs.» Le compliment e >>>


      LE MORAL DES SUISSES AU BEAU FIXE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Rep';re. IBM ne connaît pas la pause estivale Geberit consolide sa place de leader dans les syst';mes sanitaires Les banques britanniques ŕ la merci des crédits impayés ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Le moral des Suisses au beau fixe CONJONCTURE. Le climat de consommation s&l >>>


      LES BANQUES BRITANNIQUES Ŕ LA MERCI DES CRÉDITS IMPAYÉS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      CREANCES DOUTEUSES. Apr';s des années de pręts laxistes, les consommateurs peinent ŕ rembourser leurs dettes. Barclays et Lloyds TSB sont les établissements les plus exposés.

Eric Albert, Londres Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Les créances douteuses commencent ŕ s >>>


      LES DERNIČRES TENDANCES DE LA SCČNE EN VITRINE Ŕ NYON
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      SPECTACLES. Une danseuse d‘origine hongroise exhume ses racines et électrise le Festival des arts vivants.

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      LES HORAIRES DES MAGASINS, UN CASUS BELLI GENEVOIS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      GENEVE. Petits commerçants et syndicats s‘opposent sur la question des heures d‘ouverture.

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      LES MUSÉES RUSSES PILLÉS PAR LEURS GARDIENS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      POLAR. Depuis la chute de l‘URSS, les employés de l‘Ermitage et d‘autres institutions, las de leurs salaires de mis';re, chapardent les trésors nationaux.

Chaque année, cinquante ŕ cent vols sont commis. Témoignages. Benjamin Quenelle, Moscou Vendredi 11 ao >>>


      PANOPLIE 06. PHOTOS DE VACANCES (5/5). DES LOMO POUR TOUS LES GOŰTS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Panoplie 06. Photos de vacances (5/5). Luc Debraine Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Plus la photographie numérique progresse, plus la lomographie apparaît comme une forme de résistance nostalgique ŕ l‘hégémonie des pixels. La lomographie est ce mouvement amateur international, né >>>


      PIAZZA ALL‘ARRABIATA
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      CHRISTOPHER SMITH. «Severance», la comédie horrifique la plus efficace de ces derni';res années, a fait trembler de rire la Piazza Grande.

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      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? FRAN'';OIS GROSS
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      François Gross, ancien rédacteur en chef de «La Liberté» et chroniqueur du «Temps».

Propos recueillis par Chloé Dethurens Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 – Quelles étaient vos branches fortes?

– Le français, la géographie, l‘histoire et p >>>


      REPČRE. IBM NE CONNAÎT PAS LA PAUSE ESTIVALE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Rep';re. Daniel Eskenazi Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Une période creuse, l‘été? Pas pour IBM (IBM) en tout cas. Le producteur de logiciels a racheté trois entreprises en dix jours. Jeudi, Big Blue a annoncé sa volonté d‘acquérir Filenet, éditeur spécia >>>


      RETOUR Ŕ BERNE DE CARLA DEL PONTE?
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      ACCORD. La Confédération a pris des engagements envers la Tessinoise. La lecture de ce texte (3357 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      SARKOZY ET ROYAL MITRAILLÉS SUR LES PLAGES
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      FRANCE. Cet été 2006, la politique française bascule un peu plus dans la rubrique people.

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      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. RACCUSETTE, DÉLATION BELGE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Si le terme est encore en vigueur, les préaux et cours d‘écoles wallonnes résonnent d‘un joli mot. En français de Belgique, une raccusette est un rapporteur, ou une rapporteuse. Ce maudit copain qui va raconter ŕ >>>


      SION REVIENT DE RIED AVEC UN 0–0. IL Y AURA DANGER DANS 15 JOURS AU STADE DE GENČVE
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Les Valaisans n‘ont pas voulu jouer pour gagner. Julien Pralong, Ried Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 Le FC Sion a fait match nul 0–0 sur la pelouse du SV Ried, lors du 2e tour qualificatif de la Coupe de l‘UEFA. Les Sédunois s‘en sont plutôt bien sortis, mais seront plus que jamais en >>>


      TOILETTES GENEVOISES, LA TENTATION DU FUTUR
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      GENEVE. La Cité de Calvin a inauguré en mars des WC publics révolutionnaires. Visite guidée. Cynthia Gani Vendredi 11 ao$';t 2006 On s‘attendrait presque ŕ voir Dark Vador en sortir. Sous son futurisme, cet imposant cube en verre turquoise, qui semble jaillir du sol, n‘abrite >>>


      «DIEU MERCI, MON AVION N‘A PAS EXPLOSÉ»
      Le Temps, 11-08-2006
      Londres était hier en état d´alerte maximale. De nombreux vols seront annulés vendredi au départ ou en direction du Royaume–Uni. Photo: Keystone • Alerte maximale en Grande–Bretagne et aux Etats–Unis apr';s un complot terroriste déjoué.

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      OIL SCENE
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Syed Rashid Husain The Iran–Pakistan–India gas pipeline talks have not been derailed, insist officials taking part in the tripartite meeting last week in New Delhi.

However, for the $7 billion Asian pipeline pipedream to become a reality, they needed to overcome the logjam on gas pricing. Unable to >>>


      USROBOTICS WINS MAJOR DEAL FOR UNIVERSITY IN MAKKAH
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 11 August 2006 — USRobotics (USR), a platinum equity company, in collaboration with computer assembler ZAI Technologies and distribution partner International Computer Company (ICC), has secured a major deal to provide USRobotics MAXg Wireless PCI Cards to Umm Al–Qura University in >>>


      DOING EVERYTHING IN THE RIGHT MANNER AND FOR THE BEST PURPOSE
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Some people are keen on following the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) example in every detail of his life, to the extent that they would not do something unless they have first ascertained how the Prophet did it. This is no doubt a commendable attitude, because the Prophet did every thing in the ri >>>


      REWARD FOR READING THE QUR’AN
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I read in your column that reward for reading the Qur’an only applies to reading it in Arabic. Could you please explain your answer, and whether it means that we should not read the Qur’an in translation.

Ayaz A. Reading the Qur’an earns a generous reward from God, because the Qur’an >>>


      THE TEST COULD TAKE MANY FORMS
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent Alif. Lam. Mim.

Do people think that once they say: «We are believers», they will be left alone and will not be put to a test?

We certainly tested those who lived before them; and so most certainly God knows those w >>>


      BOOTLEGGING GANG ARRESTED IN JEDDAH
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 11 August 2006 — Custom officials at the Jeddah Islamic Port arrested members of a bootlegging gang comprising two Arab expatriates, a Danish national and an Indonesian who smuggled large quantities of alcohol into the Kingdom and even paid a bribe to custom officials, reported the Al–Riyadh new >>>


      GRANDPA HAS LAST LAUGH AFTER HOOKING BRIDE
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Arab News TAIF, 11 August 2006 — The family thought the old man was joking. But he wasn’t. According to a report in the Al–Madinah daily yesterday, an 80–year–old family patriarch said he was going to marry a young woman. The family, thinking he was joking, laughed it off. They stopped laughing when t >>>


      INDIAN DISAPPEARS AMID MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Arab News YANBU, 11 August 2006 — An intense search operation has been launched to find a man who mysteriously disappeared last Tuesday after leaving work at a grocery shop in the Al–Osaily neighborhood of Yanbu, reported the Al–Madinah newspaper.

Indian national Younis Suleiman, 35, was reported m >>>


      MOMS ACCUSE HOSPITAL OF NEGLIGENCE
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Arab News DAMMAM, 11 August 2006 — Mothers have accused the Dammam Maternity Hospital of negligence that resulted in brain damage to the babies they gave birth to in the hospital, the daily Al–Madinah reported recently.

For its part the hospital denies the allegations. One mother, who was cited only as U >>>


      SAUDI FLIGHTS CONTINUE AS HEATHROW LOCKS DOWN
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      K.S. Ramkumar, Maha Akeel & Javid Hassan, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 August 2006 — Hundreds of passengers bound for London from Saudi Arabia were in a state of confusion with the UK canceling many flights in the wake of the unfolding of a terror plot. But airlines operating from the Kingdom said there was little or no di >>>


      ‘SOPHISTICATION SUGGESTS AL–QAEDA LINK’
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 11 August 2006 — The 21 terrorist suspects arrested in the UK overnight had a «well–advanced plan» to detonate electronic devices or liquid explosives disguised as beverages onboard US–bound aircraft, a sophisticated plot suggestive of Al–Qaeda, Home >>>


      BAHRAINIS HOLD TWO–DAY FUND–RAISER FOR LEBANON
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Mazen Mahdi, Arab News BUDAIYA, 11 August 2006 — A two–day fund–raising drive and an art exhibition to support the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance began here yesterday.

Volunteers from several women and youth societies started collecting donations in Jawad Complex in Budaiya, west of the capita >>>


      BOMBER KILLS 35 NEAR MOSQUE
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Reuters NAJAF, Iraq, 11 August 2006 — A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 120 yesterday near the Imam Ali Mosque in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf.

A little–known Iraqi insurgent group said it had carried out the attack, the bloodiest since July 18, when 5' people were >>>


      ISRAELI PLANES TARGET HOUSES IN NORTHERN GAZA STRIP
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 11 August 2006 — Israel aircraft destroyed two buildings in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday, security sources said. There were no injuries reported in the air raids, carried out as Israel continued its deadly offensive in Gaza launched after fighters ab >>>


      ISRAELI TANKS THRUST INTO LEBANON, MEET HEZBOLLAH FIRE
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Agencies BEIRUT, 11 August 2006 — Israeli tanks thrust into southern Lebanon yesterday, massing around several villages amid fighting with Hezbollah, even as the government said its expanded ground offensive had yet to begin.

Police said Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters were engaged in fierce clashes at t >>>


      KINGDOM, TURKEY SET TO BOOST TRADE TIES
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah arrives at the meeting organized by the Union of Turkish Chambers of Commerce and the Council of Saudi Chambers at Ciragan Palace Hotel in Istanbul on Thursday. (SPA) ISTANBUL, 11 August 2006 — Saudi Arabia and Turkey set out a new vision >>>


      LOCALLY–BUILT SUB INDUCTED INTO PAK NAVY
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Huma Aamir Malik, Arab News KARACHI, 11 August 2006 — Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf yesterday said that strong and credible national defense is the guarantee for lasting peace in the region. He gave this statement during the induction ceremony of the Agosta '0–B submarine, Hamza into Pakistan Navy.
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      OFWS IN LEBANON TOLD NOT TO ESCAPE FROM EMPLOYERS
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 11 August 2006 — Philippine officials yesterday pleaded with Filipino maids who are still in Lebanon to keep calm, to call the embassy first if they want to leave, instead of escaping from their employers.

«Instead of risking their lives trying to escape th >>>


      PAKISTAN TIP–OFF LED TO ARRESTS IN BRITAIN
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Agence France Presse ISLAMABAD, 11 August 2006 — Pakistani authorities said yesterday they had made several arrests which helped British police uncover a plot to blow up multiple airliners flying to the United States.

The detentions of an unspecified number of suspects by Pakistan were coordinated with the det >>>


      REFUGEES IN LEBANON BLAME US FOR WAR
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Agencies BEIRUT, 11 August 2006 — Fatima Haider remembers the day her family rushed to help survivors of a bomb that destroyed the US Embassy next to her childhood home in Beirut.

«Bring me the newspapers, I’ll show you pictures of my brother pulling Americans from under the rubble,» she said.
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      STORMS LEAVE TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION, DEATHS IN SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 11 August 2006 — Tropical storms Bopha and Saomai have left a trail of destruction in the centrala and southern Philippines, leaving at least eight people dead and several others missing, officials said yesterday.

In the southernmost island province of Tawi–Tawi, two >>>


      TRAVEL CHAOS FROM TERROR THREAT
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Roger Harrison, Arab News LONDON, 11 August 2006 — Britain awoke to a country under «critical» security level yesterday morning as chaos reigned at airports following a major overnight counterterrorism operation involving 21 arrests at three locations around the UK and the cancellation of outbound and all b >>>


      UK FOILS MAJOR TERROR PLOT; 21 ARRESTED
      Arab News, 11-08-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News Passengers wait to catch their flight at Heathrow Airport in London on Thursday. (Reuters) LONDON — Britain was yesterday gripped in the highest level of terrorism alert — ‘critical’ — as the British government imposed draconian security restrictions at major airports throughout the country fo >>>


      ACLU SAYS INMATES STRANDED POST–KATRINA
      Washington Post, 11-08-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– A report released Thursday describes Orleans Parish prisoners trapped in flooded cells, deprived of food and water for days, and calls the scene at the jail "some of the worst horrors of Hurricane Katrina." The American Civil Liberties Union compiled the report through interviews wi >>>


      AP BLOG: PLOT OUTSHINES CLINTON‘S TOUR
      Washington Post, 11-08-2006
      –– With the political season heating up, reporters around New York are writing periodic blogs about the many national political figures they encounter on a regular basis _ Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rudy Giuliani and George Pataki to name a few.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10: NEW YORK _ Day 2 of Sen. Hillary Ro >>>


      CALIF. JURY RECOMMENDS DEATH FOR TRUCKER
      Washington Post, 11-08-2006
      SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. –– A jury on Thursday recommended the death penalty for a former truck driver convicted in the slayings of four women whose mutilated bodies were dumped across California in the 1''0s.

Jurors could have recommended either death or life in prison without parole for Way >>>


      CALIF., ORE. FISHING DECLARED A DISASTER
      Washington Post, 11-08-2006
      GRANTS PASS, Ore. –– Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez on Thursday declared commercial salmon fishing a failure off Oregon and California this year, enabling the states to seek federal aid.

The harvest was cut back sharply by a regional council to help raise numbers of chinook salmon in the Klama >>>


      CAMERAMAN, LEGISLATOR‘S GUARD SCUFFLE AFTER GA. VOTE
      Washington Post, 11-08-2006
      ATLANTA, Aug. 10 –– Police on Thursday continued to investigate an election–night scuffle between a bodyguard for ousted U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney and a television cameraman, but officials said criminal charges are unlikely in the case.

The cameraman told police the bodyguard –– >>>


      JUDGE OKS ARIZONA MARRIAGE MEASURE
      Washington Post, 11-08-2006
      PHOENIX –– A judge ruled Thursday that an initiative that would limit marriage to opposite–sex couples and restrict domestic partner benefits can go on the November ballot.

Judge Douglas Rayes of Maricopa County Superior Court rejected arguments that the initiative violated a constitutional r >>>


      LIQUIDS AND GELS DISCARDED WITH WEARY SURRENDER
      Washington Post, 11-08-2006
      August 11, 2006; A01 Calvin Klein perfume and L‘Oreal mousse, toothpaste and mouthwash, shampoo, hair conditioner, nail polish and deodorant (stick and spray) –– they all got chucked yesterday as travelers emptied their shaving kits and cosmetic bags in the latest ritual of an airport security crackdo >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 11-08-2006
      2 Men With Flight Data Held After Traffic Stop DEARBORN, Mich. –– Attorneys for two Arab American college students accused of supporting terrorism through the sale of mobile phones said their clients were victims of discrimination, while authorities charged them Thursday with an additional felony.

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      SCIENTISTS LOOK AT WORMS FOR ELECTRONIC WINE NOSE
      Washington Post, 11-08-2006
      CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian scientists have begun looking at smell sensors in worms and insects to help them build an electronic "cybernose" they hope will one day be capable of measuring aromas and flavors in wine.

An electronic nose might also be used to check passengers for traces of exp >>>


      SOME IN CALIF. SEEK ICE TO EASE CRUNCH
      Washington Post, 11-08-2006
      PM LOS ANGELES –– City and utility officials throughout Southern California are eyeing a new system that relies on ice to store energy for air conditioners as a possible way to cut peak commercial consumption and reduce the threat of crippling blackouts.

"There‘s an old saying, a kilowat >>>



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