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      ANDROS PROTESTS TRASH DUMP ON ANCIENT SITE
      Kathimerin, 12-08-2006
      Residents of Andros yesterday held a protest outside a landfill on the Cycladic island that has been ordered to shut down because it is located within an archaeological site.

Locals have been trying for the last few years to force the landfill to close and a recent decision by the Culture Ministry ordered the >>>


      BUSY PORTS AND ROADS WATCHED
      Kathimerin, 12-08-2006
      Thousands of policemen and coast guard officers were put on alert yesterday as droves of holidaymakers left cities around Greece, headed to their summer vacation destinations by road and sea.

There were no major problems for travelers despite the high numbers of cars on the road and passengers waiting to catch >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 12-08-2006
      LEBANON AID Supply vessel stuck in Cyprus as Greece sends more shipments An aid ship due to bring supplies to the Lebanese port of Tyre has still not sailed to the city, despite an earlier Israeli security clearance, the International Committee of the Red Cross said yesterday. On Wednesday the ICRC said the long– >>>


      MORE HELIOS CRASH BODIES FOUND
      Kathimerin, 12-08-2006
      Investigators said yesterday they found at least one of three missing bodies from Greece’s worst airplane crash, three days before the first anniversary of the accident.

Greek chief accident investigator Akrivos Tsolakis said three sets of human remains were located on Wednesday near the site where a Cypriot H >>>


      NEW METRO STATIONS IN PIPELINE
      Kathimerin, 12-08-2006
      The construction of three more metro stations in northern Athens moved a step closer yesterday as the consortiums taking part in the expansion of Line 3 were invited to submit bids for the project.

Barring any problems, the construction of stations at Holargos, Nomismatokopeio and Aghia Paraskevi will begin ea >>>


      PYGI DEVETZI STRETCHES...
      Kathimerin, 12-08-2006
      RUBEN SPRICH/REUTERS Pygi Devetzi stretches during her jump in the qualifying round of the women’s long jump at the European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, yesterday. Despite missing the qualifying target of 6.65 meters by one centimeter, Devetzi made it into tomorrow’s final as only eight athletes jump >>>


      SCHOOLS SHUN EVOLUTION
      Kathimerin, 12-08-2006
      Academics decry state of teaching of Darwin’s theory and call for change Some 250 university academics have prepared a petition asking the government to improve the teaching of Darwin’s theory of evolution at Greek schools, which the professors say is disorganized and in some cases completely nonexistent.

Memb >>>


      TOUGHER BUILDING CHECKS ON THE WAY
      Kathimerin, 12-08-2006
      A bill which foresees the quicker issuing of building permits while introducing more stringent checks on construction sites is set be submitted to Parliament in October, sources told Kathimerini yesterday.

The draft law also proposes a restructuring of town planning offices so they can take on more staff and b >>>


      5'E FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LOCARNO. BIEN OU MAL, AKI PROFITE TOUJOURS
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Tous les chemins partent de Gen';ve Fausse note pour Alexandre Sokourov Un Ecossais donne une leçon de cinéma, puis s‘enlise Cecilia Bartoli, reine au pays d‘Abbado Les méchants. Roberto Rastapopoulos, le Janus milliardaire Le Ballet de Zurich sur un char techno Miguel Anga Diaz, itin >>>


      ADECCO PLONGE EN BOURSE MALGRÉ DE BONS RÉSULTATS
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      TRAVAIL TEMPORAIRE. Les marges inférieures aux attentes font chuter l‘action de pr';s de 5%.

Thomas Thöni, Zurich Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Les investisseurs ont durement sanctionné l‘action Adecco (ADEN.VX), le leader mondial du travail temporaire. Suite ŕ la publica >>>


      APRČS QUARANTE–SEPT ANS DE CASTRISME, LES INCERTITUDES DE LA TRANSITION Ŕ CUBA. VIVRE SOUS FIDEL CASTRO, ENTRE MYTHE ET RÉALITÉ
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      TRANSITION. Alors que le Lider maximo fęte ce dimanche ses 80 ans sans qu‘on connaisse son réel état de santé, l‘île des Caraďbes est dans l‘incertitude.

Deux Cubains exilés livrent au «Temps» leur témoignage de vie. Stéphane Bussard Sa >>>


      ARMES: REPRISE DES EXPORTATIONS VERS LES EMIRATS
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      MATERIEL DE GUERRE. Les Verts demandent un débat urgent. La lecture de ce texte (172' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      CECILIA BARTOLI, REINE AU PAYS D‘ABBADO
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      MUSIQUE. La mezzo romaine a fait sensation jeudi soir lors du concert d‘ouverture du Festival de Lucerne. Mais le maître de cérémonie, c‘était le maestro italien, fid';le ŕ son exigence et ŕ sa flamme visionnaire. Bouleversant.

Julian Sykes, Lucerne Samedi 12 a >>>


      CIEL VERROUILLÉ: LE TERRORISME BOULEVERSE NOS VOYAGES EN AVION
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      UNE Le Temps I Article Ciel verrouillé: le terrorisme bouleverse nos voyages en avion SECURITE. Jamais les mesures ŕ l‘embarquement n‘ont été si contraignantes.

Le Temps Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Au lendemain du complot terroriste déjoué en Grande–Bretagne, le >>>


      HALTE Ŕ LA PARTITOCRATIE!
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Philippe Ehrenstöm, Chęne–Bougeries (GE) Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 La liste pour une Cour des comptes indépendante ŕ Gen';ve n‘est pas encore déposée qu‘elle suscite déjŕ la hargne des commentateurs et de certains membres de la partitocratie cantonale >>>


      JUSTIN GATLIN VA–T–IL CHARGER SON COACH?
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      DOPAGE. L‘athl';te déchu pourrait éviter une suspension ŕ vie. La lecture de ce texte (776 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne. S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 16 CHF par mois. Permet de consulter tous les articles du jour, >>>


      KIOSQUE. BRAS DE FER INDIEN CONTRE COCA–COLA ET PEPSI
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Des traces de pesticides identifiées dans les boissons font craindre pour la santé des consommateurs.

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      L‘ESPOIR DE PRODUIRE PLUS DE RIZ
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      ALIMENTATION. Un nouveau plant de riz résiste mieux aux inondations, fréquentes en Asie.

Christiane Galus Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propriété du journal Le Monde (http://www.lemonde.fr). Notre >>>


      L‘INTERVIEW DE LA SEMAINE. «MALGRÉ LA GUERRE, LES LIBANAIS ONT CONFIANCE DANS LEUR SYSTČME BANCAIRE»
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Georges Corm, ancien ministre des Finances du Liban (1''8–2000). Marie–Laure Chapatte Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 L‘économie libanaise plie sous la guerre, mais ne rompt pas. Au Pays du C';dre, les citoyens redoublent d‘efforts pour que la vie économique poursuive son >>>


      L‘ONU SCELLE LE COMPROMIS QUI DOIT METTRE FIN Ŕ LA GUERRE AU LIBAN
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      En parall';le avec les pourparlers tenus ŕ New York, Le Conseil des droits de l´homme de l´ONU a condamné majoritairement l´offensive israélienne.

Photo: Keystone NATIONS UNIES. Israël a été contraint d‘accepter que le déploiement d‘une forc >>>


      L‘ÉPINE DORSALE DU MYTHE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      La tache blanche qui obs';de les éleveurs de chevaux des Franches–Montagnes Un molosse défigure un enfant de 17 mois ŕ Gen';ve REGIONS Le Temps I Article L‘épine dorsale du mythe suisse URI. La ligne du Gothard, le projet le plus ambitieux de la Suisse du XIXe si' >>>


      LA BOURSE SANCTIONNE STRAUMANN, QUI VA CROÎTRE MOINS VITE QUE LE MARCHÉ
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      IMPLANTS DENTAIRES. Le fabricant bâlois a quelques difficultés aux Etats–Unis et revoit ses prévisions 2006 ŕ la baisse.

Marie–Laure Chapatte Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Dans le match des implants dentaires, Nobel Biocare vient de marquer un point face ŕ Straumann (STMN.S) >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. ADECCO RECULE DE PLUS DE 4%
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Adecco recule de plus de 4% La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 A la veille du week–end et au lendemain des attentats déjoués ŕ Londres, le marché suisse est parvenu ŕ grignoter quelques points malgré l‘ouvertu >>>


      LA BOUTEILLE DE LA SEMAINE. ENEO 2003, AZIENDA AGRICOLA MONTEPELOSO, SUVERETO
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      La bouteille de la semaine. La lecture de ce texte (1'03 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA CHINE POUR LABORATOIRE DE VIE
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Scientifique, entrepreneur, aventurier, le Fribourgeois Nicolas Musy expérimente la Chine depuis vingt ans.

Frédéric Koller, Shanghai Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Pour trouver Nicolas Musy dans cette cité tentaculaire de 20 millions d‘habitants, il suffit d‘indiquer au chauffeur >>>


      LA LONGUE GUERRE
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Editorial. Alain Campiotti Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Dans sa prison de Florence, Colorado, Ramzi Youssef a appris que sa guerre continuait, avec d‘autres combattants. En 1''4, le Pakistanais avait testé lui–męme sur un avion des Philippine Airlines un mélange liquide explosif li >>>


      LA MAIN–D‘ŚUVRE SUISSE N‘EST PAS LA PLUS ONÉREUSE
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Rep';re. Panne américaine, ou non? La Bourse sanctionne Straumann, qui va croître moins vite que le marché La Suisse, patrie des montres de précision Moscou part ŕ la reconquęte du tourisme, un secteur négligé L‘interview de la semaine. «Malgré la guerre, >>>


      LA SUISSE INATTENDUE (6/6). ROMANTIQUE ISELTWALD
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Comment y aller Saveurs du français. Krapon, peur de Martinique Kiosque. Bras de fer indien contre Coca–Cola et Pepsi ZOOM Le Temps I Article Romantique Iseltwald Petite perle de la nature, cette presqu‘île et ses 400 habitants ont l‘honneur d‘avoir une sortie d‘autoroute qui leu >>>


      LA SUISSE, PATRIE DES MONTRES DE PRÉCISION
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Chiffres détaillés Moscou part ŕ la reconquęte du tourisme, un secteur négligé L‘interview de la semaine. «Malgré la guerre, les Libanais ont confiance dans leur syst';me bancaire» ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article La Suisse, patrie des montres de pr >>>


      LA SÉCURITÉ COUPE LES AILES AUX PASSAGERS
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Dans les aéroports, le durcissement des contrôles et les annulations de vols se sont observées ŕ l´échelle mondiale. Photo: Keystone • Si les restrictions devaient s‘étendre, l‘avion pourrait devenir moins attractif pour les trajets courts.

• A Gen';ve, le >>>


      LA TACHE BLANCHE QUI OBSČDE LES ÉLEVEURS DE CHEVAUX DES FRANCHES–MONTAGNES
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      JURA. Sans vedette politique annoncée, le Marché–Concours de Saignelégier,
103e du nom, recentre son attention sur sa raison d‘ętre: la promotion de la seule race équine suisse. Les éleveurs dissertent sur la couleur de leurs sujets.

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      LE BALLET DE ZURICH SUR UN CHAR TECHNO
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      PREMIERE. Des étoiles ŕ la Street Parade. La lecture de ce texte (1'68 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE PC, UN QUART DE SIČCLE DÉJŔ
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      INFORMATIQUE. En 2006, un milliard d‘ordinateurs personnels sont en usage. Męme ses p';res n‘avaient rien prévu, preuve par les citations. Florence Gaillard Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Ecrire une lettre, envoyer un e–mail, tenir une comptabilité, classer des images, visionner u >>>


      LES FINANCES FÉDÉRALES S‘AMÉLIORENT
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Commentaire. L‘Etat est aussi lŕ pour donner des impulsions Trafic de cigarettes, une enquęte plurilingue Questions ŕ Alessandro Simoneschi. «Les jeunes ne sont pas tous égaux» Armes: reprise des exportations vers les Emirats SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article Les finances féd >>>


      LES MÉCHANTS. ROBERTO RASTAPOPOULOS, LE JANUS MILLIARDAIRE
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Lisbeth Koutchoumoff Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Si l‘on veut bien regarder la vérité en face, on n‘a jamais vraiment cru aux pouvoirs maléfiques de Roberto Rastapopoulos. Hergé lui–męme en doutait au point d‘exécuter son personnage avec l‘arme la plus mortel >>>


      LES PARADIS FISCAUX COŰTENT ENTRE 40 ET 70 MILLIARDS AU TRÉSOR AMÉRICAIN
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      ETATS–UNIS. Un rapport du Congr';s s‘inqui';te de l‘ampleur de l‘évasion suscitée par les paradis fiscaux. Une pratique qui n‘est plus réservée aux seuls milliardaires.

Xavier Harel Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas dispon >>>


      MIGUEL ANGA DIAZ, ITINÉRAIRE D‘UN ENFANT H'4;TÉ
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      DECES. Le percussionniste cubain était au Festival de Montreux en juillet. La lecture de ce texte (31'7 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      MILLS–MCCARTNEY, DIVORCE PAS DU TOUT Ŕ L‘AMIABLE
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      PEOPLE. La séparation de l‘ancien Beatles avec Heather Mills tourne au vinaigre.

Marc Roche, Le Monde Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propriété du journal Le Monde (http://www.lemonde.fr). Notre ser >>>


      MOSCOU PART Ŕ LA RECONQUĘTE DU TOURISME, UN SECTEUR NÉGLIGÉ
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      RUSSIE. Alors que Saint–Pétersbourg et la capitale ont accusé l‘été dernier une baisse de fréquentation de 25%, Moscou investira 27 millions de dollars pour attirer les visiteurs étrangers.

Benjamin Quénelle, Moscou Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 La mairie de Moscou >>>


      NOS FRČRES LES GRANDS SINGES (6/6). EST–IL TROP TARD POUR LES SAUVER?
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Nos fr';res les singes sont menacés. Ils auront disparu dans un avenir immédiat – en 2050 – si rien n‘est entrepris par la communauté internationale. Laisserons–nous faire?

Catherine Vincent Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur n >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ ALESSANDRO SIMONESCHI. «LES JEUNES NE SONT PAS TOUS ÉGAUX»
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Questions ŕ Alessandro Simoneschi, vice–président de la Commission fédérale pour l‘enfance et la jeunesse.

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      REPČRE. PANNE AMÉRICAINE, OU NON?
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Rep';re. Marie–Laure Chapatte Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Mardi dernier, la Réserve fédérale américaine (Fed) décidait de laisser ses taux directeurs inchangés ŕ 5,25%. Et voilŕ que vendredi, les premi';res statistiques importantes depuis le statu quo vienn >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. KRAPON, PEUR DE MARTINIQUE
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Il tremble, il flageole, il baisse les yeux tout en faisant des petits pas de côté, comme pour amorcer une esquive ou une fuite. Ce type–lŕ a peur, allez savoir pourquoi. Il a vu un serpent dans l‘herbe? Ou quelqu‘un >>>


      SI L‘AVENIR DU LUXE SEMBLE BRILLANT, LE SECTEUR RESTE SOUS–ÉVALUÉ
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      MARCHE. Presque tous les acteurs de la branche ont publié des résultats semestriels supérieurs aux attentes. Si la Bourse boude la branche, les fonds commercialisés en Suisse se multiplient.

Bastien Buss Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Le luxe brille de mille feux. «Les société >>>


      SYSTČMES D‘ALERTE INSUFFISANTS
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      André Bovay–Rohr, Colombier (VD) Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Je vous félicite de publier, dans «Br';ves plan';te» du 14 juillet, une tr';s bonne nouvelle: «Les Etats–Unis ont présenté mercredi un syst';me d‘alerte pour préveni >>>


      TRAFIC DE CIGARETTES, UNE ENQUĘTE PLURILINGUE
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      TRIBUNAL PENAL FEDERAL. Un avocat genevois gagne son recours contre un juge alémanique.

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      UN MOLOSSE DÉFIGURE UN ENFANT DE 17 MOIS Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      GENEVE. Le drame attise le débat sur les chiens dangereux. Sandra Moro Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 Triste récurrence. Un enfant d‘un an et demi a été sév';rement blessé mercredi par un pitbull, ŕ Gen';ve cette fois. L‘événement relance la pol >>>


      UNE FUITE DES MUSCLES MONDIALISÉE
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      ATHLETISME. Le Cubain Alexander Martinez, devenu Helv';te par amour, pourrait offrir samedi sa premi';re médaille ŕ la Suisse en triple saut ŕ Göteborg.

Qu‘en est–il du r';glement international en mati';re de transferts de passeports? Isabelle Mus >>>


      VILLAGE PEOPLE. TU PARLES, CHARLENE
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      Village People. La lecture de ce texte (1558 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      «C‘ÉTAIT UN MUSULMAN SANS HISTOIRES»
      Le Temps, 12-08-2006
      GRANDE–BRETAGNE. Reportage dans l‘est de Londres oů ont été arrętés les terroristes présumés.

Eric Albert, Londres Samedi 12 ao$';t 2006 La petite mosquée est pleine ŕ craquer, en ce jour de pri';re. Une cinquantaine de personnes sont forc >>>


      CALL INDIA FOR LESS WITH MOBILY PROMO
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 August 2006 — Mobily is offering 30–percent discount on all calls made to any number in India during the off–peak time (from 5:00 p.m.

till 7:00 a.m.) from today to next Wednesday (Aug. 16) as part of a major marketing drive. «This discount will be app >>>


      PETROLEUM MINISTRY SETS GLOBAL ‘GREEN’ FORUM
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 12 August 2006 — The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced yesterday that it would hold the first international conference on sustainable development in the petroleum industry. The event, titled «The Mechanism of Clean Development», is scheduled for Sept. 1'–21 at >>>


      ANSWERING PRAYERS AND FASTING WHILE TRAVELING
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. What is the surest way to have our prayers answered and come true? There is something I have been praying for, as I need it urgently. I have made a pledge that if it comes true, I will fast in Makkah. I intend to do the Umrah and fast, but I heard that it is too tiring. Is it possible for me n >>>


      ENDURING A LIFE FULL OF HARDSHIP
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Sometimes accusations are leveled at the advocates of Islam, raising doubts about their motives and alleging that they use Islam in order to achieve some worldly gain, such as position, wealth or even good reputation. While ulterior motives could influence people’s actions, even when they claim t >>>


      FRIDAY PRAYER AT THE WORKPLACE
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. A Canadian company gave its 30 Muslim workers space for prayers. Some of them claim that it is not permissible to organize Friday prayer in this space, because there is a mosque at about 10 minutes walk, and the workers in this company could use their lunch break to attend the prayer in the mo >>>


      INEVITABLE TESTS
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      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 >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 1: ENSURING THAT LIFE IS PUT BACK ON AN EASY COURSE
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah We do not have any text in the Qur’an or the Hadith that specifies the aims of women’s participation in the social life of the Muslim community.

However, we can easily deduce these from texts and reports of events where such participation occurred. The first of these aims is >>>


      63–YEAR–OLD MAN DROWNS IN TANK
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 12 August 2006 — Police in Ahsa are investigating the drowning of a 63–year–old Saudi in a water tank on his farm in the village of Batalia.

According to Al–Watan, officials at the Mabraz town hospital informed local police that the sexagenarian’s relatives brought the man t >>>


      CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL CELL PHONE BUSINESS
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Saeed Al–Abyad, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 August 2006 — In a fight to curb an increase in the black market sale of cell phones and prepaid telephone cards, Saudi telecom companies have embarked on a major operation to catch people involved in the illegal trade.

One of the main mechanisms that telecom companie >>>


      GARBAGE MEN TURNING INTO JUNK VENDORS
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Arab News TAIF, 12 August 2006 — Residents of Prince Abdul Rahman neighborhood in Taif are complaining about the sanitation workers focusing their efforts away from removing trash and toward collecting and selling recyclable materials, from old cables to metal bed–frames, Al–Madinah reported.

In so >>>


      INSEPARABLE BEST FRIENDS SHARE IT ALL
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Arab News AHSA, 12 August 2006 — Two young Saudi women, best friends, had shared most of their lives together. Since childhood they were joined at the proverbial hip. They traveled together. They shared each other’s secrets. And at least once a week for as long as they could remember they spent the night at each other’ >>>


      MAKKAH IMAM BLASTS UN FOR BEING A MUTE SPECTATOR
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 August 2006 — The imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah yesterday warned against the consequences of religious wars and clashes of civilizations, saying no country would be safe from such explosive incidents.

Delivering his Friday sermon, Saleh ibn Muhammad Al–Taleb >>>


      OFFICIALS UPBEAT AFTER KING’S VISIT
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah is seen off at Istanbul Airport by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday. (SPA) ISTANBUL, 12 August 2006 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday held a final round of talks with Turkish Prime Minister Re >>>


      TOO LATE, SAY POULTRY VENDORS OF NEW EXTENSION
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Arab News HOFUF, 12 August 2006 — The Ministry of Agriculture’s decision to extend the deadline for shutting down urban live–poultry shops by a year has angered many poultry vendors who had already scaled down their operations.

In interviews with Al–Watan Arabic daily, the vendors described the dec >>>


      AIRPORTS ON HIGH ALERT AFTER UK PLOT
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Azhar Masood & Huma Aamir Malik, Arab News ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, 12 August 2006 — Pakistan said yesterday it had stepped up airport security after Britain foiled alleged plans to blow up US–bound flights, with a number of suspects arrested in Pakistan.

«All the airports have been put on high alert >>>


      ARROYO DENIES RUMORS OF POOR HEALTH, SAYS IMPEACHMENT MOVE BOUND TO BE DEFEATED
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 12 August 2006 — Breaking a two–week silence, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday assured Filipinos that he is in good health and that a new bid by her political foes to impeach her would fail.

«I got sick. I’m fine, end of story,» she s >>>


      BAHRAINI JOURNALISTS SEND PETITION TO BUSH
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Mazen Mahdi, Arab News MANAMA, 12 August 2006 — Bahraini journalists in an open petition sent to US President George W. Bush on Wednesday said that they rejected any plans for a new Middle East that comes on the corpses of Arab children.

The petition that was signed by 125 Bahraini journalists accused the US a >>>


      HEZBOLLAH ENTWINED IN LEBANON’S SOCIAL FABRIC
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Zeina Karam, Associated Press BEIRUT, 12 August 2006 — In bombed–out southern villages and refugee–filled schools across the country, Hezbollah supporters go door to door, checking if people have enough food and medicine.

That is the second prong of the group’s strength in Lebanon, where it is putt >>>


      INDIA IN AL–QAEDA’S CROSS HAIRS
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy & Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News A security personnel stands guard outside the international airport in Bangalore on Friday. (AP) NEW DELHI/BOMBAY, 12 August 2006 — Militants, possibly Al–Qaeda members, were planning to carry out a series of bombing attacks in major Indian cities and vital i >>>


      ISRAEL ASKS US TO ‘QUICKLY’ SEND MORE CLUSTER BOMBS
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 12 August 2006 — Israel has asked the Bush administration to speed up its delivery of short–range anti–personnel rockets armed with cluster munitions, despite reports by the Human Rights Watch that Israel is using cluster bombs «in populated areas of Lebanon,&ra >>>


      ISRAELIS THINK THEY AREN’T WINNING THE WAR
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Associated Press JERUSALEM, 12 August 2006 — Israel’s government is losing domestic support for its conduct of the conflict against Hezbollah in Lebanon, and doubt is growing among Israelis that they are winning the war, according to polls published yesterday.

Hezbollah renewed its rocket attacks on Israel aft >>>


      PLOT TIP–OFF CAME FROM BRITISH MUSLIM
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 12 August 2006 — The hard task of gathering evidence got under way in earnest yesterday as British police searched several homes and businesses across England. They started questioning 24 suspects arrested on Thursday in dawn raids after unearthing an alleged terror plot to blow up 10 >>>


      TWO COPS PURSUING JEMAAH ISLAMIYAH SUSPECT KILLED IN S. PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 12 August 2006 — Two members of an elite police force trying to arrest an Indonesian terror suspect in the southern Philippines were killed in a clash with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters, a rebel spokesman said yesterday.

The fighting occurred before dawn Th >>>


      UN POWERS AGREE DEAL TO END WAR
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Agencies Smoke and dust rise between buildings at the Hezbollah stronghold of Beirut following Israeli airstrikes on Friday. (AP) UNITED NATIONS, 12 August 2006 — Key UN Security Council members have agreed on a resolution to end Israel’s month–old war with Hezbollah and a vote was possible later yesterday, Briti >>>


      US MUSLIMS BRISTLE AT BUSH TERM ‘ISLAMIC FASCISTS’
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Amanda Beck, Reuters WASHINGTON, 12 August 2006 — US Muslim groups criticized US President George W. Bush on Thursday for calling a foiled plot to blow up airplanes part of a «war with Islamic fascists,» saying the term could inflame anti–Muslim tensions.

US officials have said the plot, thwa >>>


      US, IRAQ PLAN TO RETAKE BAGHDAD STREET BY STREET
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Patrick Fort, Agence France Presse BAGHDAD, 12 August 2006 — Faced with a make–or–break struggle to wrest control of Baghdad from insurgents and sectarian death squads, US and Iraqi commanders plan an ambitious strategy to take back the Iraqi capital street by street, district by district.

Thousand >>>


      WARPLANES DESTROY MORE HOUSES OF PALESTINIANS IN GAZA STRIP
      Arab News, 12-08-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 12 August 2006 — Israel continued its war against Palestinians yesterday by demolishing more houses in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli warplanes targeted two houses — one in Jabaliya, northern Gaza Strip, and the other in eastern Gaza City.

An Israeli air raid yesterday destro >>>


      A PACT ON MERCURY IN SCRAP YARDS
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      By Juliet EilperinWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, August 12, 2006; A10 The administration has brokered a pact with the steel and auto industries to remove millions of mercury–containing light switches from vehicles before they are scrapped.

Although foreign automakers stopped using mercury in their >>>


      ALERT SYSTEM SPANS A RAINBOW OF COLORS
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– It‘s yellow on America‘s streets, orange in New York City and red in the skies, but only for travelers on planes from Britain. When it comes to terrorism threats, the nation is painted in a confusing rainbow of colors.

Despite criticism that the color–coded threat al >>>


      BACK TO SCHOOL: EDUCATION BY THE NUMBERS
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      10:13 AM –– Statistics on U.S. schools (projected numbers denoted with x) ___ Racial and ethnic makeup of public schools: _ 1'72: 78 percent white, 15 percent black, 6 percent Hispanic, 1 percent other _ 2004: 57 percent white, 16 percent black, 1' percent Hispanic, 7 percent other Public school enr >>>


      BP TO KEEP OIL FLOWING FROM PRUDHOE BAY
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      ANCHORAGE, Alaska –– BP PLC announced it would keep one side of the Prudhoe Bay oil field open as it replaces corroded pipes, enabling it to funnel up to half its previous output and avert a larger crimp in the nation‘s oil supply.

BP had previously said it would have to completely shut down >>>


      BUSH PHONES SINIORA ON UN RESOLUTION
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) – President George W. Bush told Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora on Saturday that he hopes a new U.N. resolution will dismantle what he called Hizbollah‘s "state within a state" in southern Lebanon.

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution >>>


      CHICAGO SAYS FAREWELL TO FOIE GRAS
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      CHICAGO –– These are dangerous times for ducks and geese in Chicago. With the city‘s ban on foie gras _ a delicacy made of duck or goose liver _ just days away from going into effect, upscale restaurants in the city are serving it up like never before.

They have put together special menus wit >>>


      COAST GUARD RESCUES 40 FROM BOAT FIRE
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      GRAND ISLE, La. –– The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 40 people from a 175–foot research vessel Friday evening after receiving a distress call, authorities said.

The Odyssey Voyager was about 10 miles south of Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico and reported a fire in the engine room around 5 p.m., ac >>>


      COED CITADEL STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      CHARLESTON, S.C. –– Ten years ago, The Citadel threw open its doors to women after a protracted, heated legal fight. On Saturday, a new class of 650 freshmen _ including about 40 women _ arrive. But the challenge of bringing women into the once all–male cadet corps isn‘t over. Some male cadets a >>>


      CONSERVATIVE GROUP SETS SIGHTS ON CHAFEE
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      PROVIDENCE, R.I. –– Fresh off their first victory over a Republican incumbent, GOP conservatives seeking party purity on taxes and spending are focused on ousting moderate Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island.

The Club for Growth and its 36,000 members spent around $1 million to help chal >>>


      DEAD ZONE SAID TO BE WORSE THAN THOUGHT
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      AM PORTLAND, Ore. –– The oxygen–starved "dead zone" along the Pacific Coast that is causing massive crab and fish die–offs is worse than initially thought, scientists said.

Weather, not pollution, appears to be the culprit, scientists said, and no relief is in sight. However, >>>


      DRUG–TERROR CONNECTION DISPUTED
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      By Kari LydersenWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, August 12, 2006; A03 A photograph of President Bush waving a flag after the Sept. 11 attacks is juxtaposed against a black–and–white image of an African American mother smoking crack cocaine in bed next to her baby. Larger–than–life portraits >>>


      EX–JAILER SENTENCED IN INMATE‘S DEATH
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      LEXINGTON, N.C. –– A former jailer was sentenced Friday to more than a year behind bars after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of an inmate.

Ronald Parker, 44, was sentenced to 13 to 16 months for his role in the Jan. 7 death of Carlos Claros Castro. Jurors returned their >>>


      EXPERTS BAFFLED BY WATER–GURGLING TREE
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      SAN ANTONIO –– Is it an artesian spring, a broken water pipe or an abandoned well?

Lucille Pope‘s red oak tree has gurgled water for about three months, and experts can‘t seem to get to the root of the problem.

Pope, 65, has sought answers from the Texas Forest Service, the Edw >>>


      GROCERY CHAIN RECALLS BOTTLED WATER
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      ROCHESTER, N.Y. –– Upscale grocer Wegmans Food Markets Inc. has recalled its own brand of bottled water in five states, saying it showed high levels of bromate.

The recall is for Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Spring Water with a use–by date of Aug. 8, 2008. The recall affects 71 stores in >>>


      JOKERS RETURN TACO SAUCE TO RESTAURANT
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      MARION, Ind. –– Doesn‘t Taco Bell already have taco sauce? Police say 10 to 15 pranksters left six 40–gallon trash bags full of taco sauce packets at the restaurant.

A note attached to the bags said the group had been accumulating them for three years, storing them in the trunk of a car >>>


      JUDGE ISSUES INJUNCTION ON GRAZING RULES
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      DENVER –– A judge blocked new grazing rules for ranchers using federal land Friday, saying the regulations would exclude public input.

U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued a preliminary injunction while environmental groups sue against the federal rules.

Environmental groups cl >>>


      JUDGE: UNABOMBER ITEMS TO BE SOLD ONLINE
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      SACRAMENTO –– A federal judge has ordered personal items seized in 1''6 from Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski‘s Montana cabin to be sold online.

U.S. District Judge Garland Burrell Jr. ruled Thursday that items belonging to Kaczynski _ including books, tools, clothing and two checkbooks _ >>>


      LA. CONGRESSMAN WILL FACE 12 CHALLENGERS
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      BATON ROUGE, La. –– U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, whose Washington office was raided by the FBI amid a federal bribery investigation, will face a dozen challengers in the November election.

The official sign–up period for Louisiana‘s Nov. 7 congressional election ended Friday. In Louisia >>>


      LAMONT AIDE TO APOLOGIZE FOR COMMENT
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      WATERBURY, Conn. –– Democrat Ned Lamont‘s campaign manager said he would apologize to the mayor of Waterbury for describing the city that backed his opponent, Sen. Joe Lieberman, as a place "where the forces of slime meet the forces of evil." Tom Swan said the comment made Tuesday, after the >>>


      MAN CHARGED IN VA. DEATHS TO GO TO TRIAL
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      AM RICHMOND, Va. –– The men came to Roy Mason‘s door asking for directions, but they pushed their way in and ordered the 75–year–old to sit down.

They robbed Mason and his wife with help from a young woman who walked into their suburban Chesterfield County home, stole a PlayStatio >>>


      MAN PICKS WRONG SPOT WHEN NATURE CALLS
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      CHARLESTON, W.Va. –– Sometimes when nature calls, there‘s no time to delay, but a Kentucky man sure picked the wrong spot for a pit stop.

Michael Ray Hunter, 37, found out Wednesday night that the parking lot of the West Virginia State Police headquarters in South Charleston isn‘t the r >>>


      MISSOURI MAN CHARGED IN PIT BULL ATTACKS
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      KANSAS CITY, Mo. –– A man released pit bulls that attacked three people because he wanted "to see what kind of trouble he could cause," prosecutors said Friday.

Bryan P. Smith, 34, of Independence, faces assault charges stemming from the May 4 attacks, the Jackson County prosecutor‘ >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 12-08-2006
      Phone Buyers Held on Terror Counts CARO, Mich. –– Three men accused of helping terrorists were arrested Friday after they purchased 80 prepaid mobile phones from a Wal–Mart store, police said.

Police stopped the men‘s van at about 1:30 a.m. and found nearly 1,000 phones, most of which w >>>



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