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      A NUN KISSES...
      Kathimerin, 16-08-2006
      THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/AP A nun kisses a small snake considered to bring luck in the village of Markopoulo on the Ionian island of Cephalonia yesterday. Once a year, on August 15, many believers of Christian tradition touch small snakes and place them on their bodies in order to summon good luck. The small serpents, which >>>


      A YEAR ON, SERVICE FOR VICTIMS OF AIR CRASH
      Kathimerin, 16-08-2006
      More than 150 mourners from Greece and Cyprus gathered north of Athens on Monday at the spot where a Cypriot airliner crashed a year earlier, killing all 121 people on board.

Some of the families of the people killed in the Helios Airways crash demanded answers about the causes of the accident so that people c >>>


      EMPTY ROADS SAFER THAN USUAL
      Kathimerin, 16-08-2006
      Reduced traffic in Athens this month has tempted some drivers to be more reckless than usual but the number of accidents and road deaths so far has fallen compared to last year, police told Kathimerini.

As is customary at this time of year, hundreds of thousands of cars have been parked or driven out of Athens >>>


      GREEKS FEEL FOOD PINCH
      Kathimerin, 16-08-2006
      Survey shows average Athenian must work 26 minutes to buy a Big Mac Some basic food items in Athens are among the most expensive in the world, according to the results of an international report that shows that Athenians need to work more than their European Union peers to buy a hamburger or a kilo of rice.

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      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 16-08-2006
      FIREBOMBS Arsonists attack offices of ruling conservatives in Athens; no injuries The branch office of New Democracy in Lambrini, near central Athens, suffered minor damage early on Monday after two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the premises, police said. Unknown assailants threw the firebombs at the offices at arou >>>


      INMATES DIE IN CORFU PRISON
      Kathimerin, 16-08-2006
      The Justice Ministry launched an inquest on Monday into the deaths of two prisoners who were found dead in their cells at a prison on the Ionian island of Corfu after allegedly overdosing on drugs.

Police said the men, who were not named, were found by a prison guard and rushed to the hospital but doctors conf >>>


      OFFICIALS FIGHT OIL SPILL OFF SALAMINA, MEGARA
      Kathimerin, 16-08-2006
      The coast guard said yesterday it had completed a cleanup operation of an oil patch that was spread between the coasts of the island of Salamina and Megara, west of Athens, in the second petrol spill in the broader area in the last 10 days.

The Merchant Marine Ministry said that the cleanup had been taking pla >>>


      THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE YESTERDAY ATTENDED...
      Kathimerin, 16-08-2006
      HARIS LASKARIS/ANA Thousands of people yesterday attended the festivities held on the Cycladic island of Tinos to mark the holiday of the Dormition of the Virgin. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis, who was present along with his wife Natasa, said that the government is working toward helping refugees from the >>>


      UK SOLDIER RELEASED ON CYPRUS
      Kathimerin, 16-08-2006
      Cyprus has released one of three British soldiers jailed for bludgeoning a young Danish woman to death after a drunken binge on the holiday island in 1''4, a source close to the case said on Monday.

Allan Ford was one of three British soldiers stationed in Cyprus who was jailed for 25 years for killing >>>


      6,6 MILLIARDS DE BÉNÉFICE: LA BOURSE APPLAUDIT UBS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      BANQUES. Bénéfice net en progression de 40% pour le premier semestre. Le titre gagne 3,4%.

Le Temps Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 UBS vole de record en record. Malgré le repli des marchés boursiers, le numéro un bancaire helvétique a affiché au premier semestre 2006 un b >>>


      ALORS QUE LES FEUX BAISSENT EN GALICE, LA POLÉMIQUE ENFLE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      ESPAGNE. Les partis politiques multiplient les accusations réciproques sur l‘origine des incendies, criminels pour la plupart.

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      ATTERRIR EN MONTAGNE: UNE PRATIQUE BIENTÔT LIMITÉE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      SUISSE. L‘Office fédéral de l‘aviation civile entend contrôler les conditions d‘utilisation des aérodromes sauvages. L‘héliski est dans le collimateur.

Laurent Nicolet Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Sur nos monts, plus de petits avions? Plus d‘hélicop >>>


      BATAILLES MINIČRES Ŕ COUPS DE MILLIARDS DE DOLLARS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      ACQUISITIONS. Les producteurs de nickel canadiens Inco et Falconbridge voulaient fusionner. Mais la course ŕ la taille et les bonnes perspectives du secteur ont attiré les concurrents.

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      BAYREUTH, L‘ÉPICENTRE DES WAGNÉRIENS?
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      FESTIVAL. Quelle place Bayreuth tient–il sur l‘échiquier de la sc';ne internationale? Les productions récentes tendent ŕ démontrer que le festival devrait revoir sa ligne éditoriale pour garantir l‘excellence.

Julian Sykes, Bayreuth Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2 >>>


      BRČVE. FOOTBALL
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Le Temps Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Les clubs allemands recevront un forfait de 45000 euros (71000 francs) de la Fédération germanique et de la Ligue professionnelle. Ce montant servira ŕ les dédommager lorsqu‘un joueur est sélectionné dans l‘équipe nationale, a ré >>>


      BRČVE. PRIX
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Le Temps Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 L‘écrivain australien Peter Carey figure, avec Theft: A Love Story – l‘histoire d‘un peintre australien impliqué dans une fraude internationale – sur la liste des dix–neuf concurrents en lice pour le Booker Prize, le fameux prix litt& >>>


      COMMENT SE SERVIR DU MONDIAL 2006 POUR L‘EURO 2008
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      FOOTBALL. Le match amical de la Nati, ce mercredi au Liechtenstein, marque le début d‘une nouvelle campagne.

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      CRITIQUE. PLAISIRS INTERMITTENTS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
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      GRANDE SŚUR SOURIRE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      VERONIQUE JANNOT. La bonne samaritaine de «Pause–café» a accepté un rôle ŕ contre–emploi dans la saga estivale «Les Secrets du volcan». Troisi';me épisode ce soir sur la TSR.

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      GÜNTER GRASS, L‘INSTANCE MORALE QUI VACILLE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      L´écrivain allemand Günter Grass a suscité un tollé en Allemagne, apr';s apr';s avoir confessé qu´il avait été enrôlé dans la Waffen–SS, en 1'44, ŕ l´âge de 17 ans. Photo: Keystone • Intellectuels et hommes politiques jugent >>>


      INTERDIRE LES MOLOSSES
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Agneta Siry, Troinex (GE) Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Notre société n‘arręte pas de légiférer pour protéger nos enfants, pour assurer leur sécurité et leur santé.

Tous les domaines, l‘alimentation, la pharmacie, Internet, la circulation routi' >>>


      JARDINS SUSPENDUS (3/6). LE BALCON DE LA «RÉCUPE» Ŕ VEVEY
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Dans un environnement résolument industriel, 33 m2 de bonheur vert, réalisés avec astuce.

Marie–Christine Petit–Pierre Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Il y a la gare de triage, les trains de marchandises qui manśuvrent, des voitures parquées sur le toit d‘un garage. Un >>>


      JOHN REID, UN SÉRIEUX CANDIDAT Ŕ LA SUCCESSION DE TONY BLAIR
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      ROYAUME–UNI. Sortant grandi de la crise liée aux attentats déjoués de la semaine derni';re, le ministre de l‘Intérieur se profile comme un premier ministre de plus en plus probable.

Stéphane Bussard Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 L‘été et les attenta >>>


      JULIUS B'6;R Ŕ LA CONQUĘTE DES RICHES TOURISTES EN VALAIS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      GESTION DE FORTUNE. La banque vient d‘ouvrir un bureau ŕ Crans–Montana et a d‘autres projets.

Marie–Laure Chapatte Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Fin juillet, Julius Bär présentait de bons résultats: l‘afflux d‘argent frais au premier semestre s‘ >>>


      KIOSQUE. LA CAMPAGNE DU «BLICK» DANS L‘AFFAIRE SWISSFIRST
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Le quotidien suisse alémanique s‘emporte contre les gérants de plusieurs caisses de pension.

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      L‘UDC RÉCLAME LA PLUS GRANDE RIGUEUR BUDGÉTAIRE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      FINANCES. Le retour des chiffres noirs permet–il de remettre la politique d‘austérité en question?

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      LA BOURSE SUISSE. UBS EN VEDETTE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article UBS en vedette La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Mardi, le marché suisse a réalisé une excellente performance, stimulé par la publication d‘un indice des prix ŕ la production nettement inférieur aux prévisio >>>


      LA FIN D‘UN PRIVILČGE? LES ÉLČVES GENEVOIS POURRAIENT RETOURNER Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE LE MERCREDI
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      GENEVE. Au cours de la scolarité obligatoire, les él';ves genevois vont moins ŕ l‘école que la plupart des autres Romands. Pour le ministre Charles Beer, la situation ne peut plus durer: l‘horaire devra ętre renforcé.

Cynthia Gani Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 >>>


      LA GAUCHE SE CHARGE DE FAIRE ACCEPTER LE REDÉCOUPAGE DU CANTON DE BERNE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      BERNE. Le 24 septembre, les Bernois sont appelés aux urnes pour enterrer l‘archaďque division du canton en 26 districts et le redessiner en cinq régions et dix préfectures. C‘est le ministre socialiste Andreas Rickenbacher qui prend les ręnes de la campagne, portée jusque&ndash >>>


      LA GUERRE DES COMMERCES N‘AURA PAS LIEU Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      GENEVE. La convention collective de travail devrait ętre renouvelée pour une année.

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      LA MORALE ET SES EXIGENCES
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Editorial. François Modoux Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Au crépuscule de sa vie, un écrivain fameux, le plus allemand des po';tes de l‘Allemagne du XXe si';cle, confesse un chapitre de sa biographie qui lui fait honte. A la fin de l‘été 44, Günter Grass a  >>>


      LA PETITE HISTOIRE DES GRANDES SÉRIES TV (3/6). ANNÉES 70: BEAUTÉS MUSCLÉES ET BAS–FONDS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Femmes d‘action et déchaînées, personnages masculins sous diverses facettes: la décennie consacre la diversité des feuilletons. Ainsi que le retour du réel, parfois cru.

Nicolas Dufour Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 La femme fut l‘avenir télévisuel de l&lsquo >>>


      LA RENTRÉE AMÉRICAINE DE CAMUS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      LITTERATURE. Pourquoi George Bush a–t–il lu «L‘Etranger» cet été? Et peut–on lire le roman d‘une main en conduisant de l‘autre?

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      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. ET AUSSI
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Thierry Jobin Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Be with me, d‘Eric Khoo (Singapour, 2005).

Comment vivre aupr';s de l‘ętre aimé? Tr';s remarqué lors de sa projection au Festival de Cannes en 2005, dans le cadre de la Quinzaine des réalisateurs, le troisi';me >>>


      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. LES EAUX TROUBLES DE «WATER»
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Deepa Metha filme les femmes du Gange. La lecture de ce texte (1887 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. LES RĘVES DES ÉTERNELS ADOS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Michel Gondry signe une gaminerie. La lecture de ce texte (865 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, les éditions PDF et ePaper et de profiter d‘au >>>


      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. «MIAMI VICE», LES ÉPISODES D‘UN ÉCHEC
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Michael Mann, l‘un des plus grands auteurs du cinéma américain, transpose sa propre série TV au grand écran. Enthousiasme? Non: le résultat est largement en dessous des attentes. Retour sur la gen';se d‘un film maudit.

Thierry Jobin Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Im >>>


      LE MODE DE RÉMUNÉRATION D‘AWD FRAGILISE SON INDÉPENDANCE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      CONSEIL FINANCIER. La société, qui envisage une implantation ŕ Gen';ve, enregistre une progression de ses commissions. Mais l‘assurance vie, tr';s rentable, se vend moins.

Jean–Louis Richard Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 «L‘indépendance est le meille >>>


      LE NUCLÉAIRE, OUI OU NON?
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Philippe Wiblé, Cartigny Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Dans un article du ' ao$';t, vous opposez la politique énergétique claire des Verts et de la gauche aux hésitations de la droite, «qui a du retard» selon Mme Isabelle Chevalley, l‘écologiste libérale. Mais >>>


      LES POMPES SCHULTHESS CARTONNENT
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      MACHINES. Forte expansion de la division chaud–froid du groupe zurichois. Marie–Laure Chapatte Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Décrit jusqu‘ŕ présent comme un fabricant de machines ŕ laver, Schulthess (SGRN.S) se taille désormais une renommée dans les pompes ŕ chaleur >>>


      LES PRIMES AUGMENTERONT PEU EN 2007
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      ASSURANCE MALADIE. Les caisses dissolvent leurs réserves. La lecture de ce texte (218' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      PANOPLIE 06. PARFUM DE RENTRÉE (3/5). LA RENTRÉE DES FILLES
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Panoplie 06. Parfum de rentrée (3/5). Bertrand Maréchal Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Chaque été, les fournitures scolaires ont l‘air d‘arriver plus tôt au rayon papeterie, męme si les magasins Manor, par exemple, ont cette année installé leurs assortiments mi– >>>


      PRESSIONS POUR SANCTIONNER LES MOLOSSES
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      CHIENS. Le parlement va reparler des pitbulls. Le Temps Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 A la suite de la défiguration d‘un bambin par un pitbull vendredi dernier ŕ Gen';ve, les appels se sont multipliés pour que la Confédération impose enfin des mesures sérieuses contre les ch >>>


      PÉKIN ET SÉOUL DÉNONCENT LE NATIONALISME DU PREMIER MINISTRE JAPONAIS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      JAPON. La Chine et la Corée du Sud critiquent la venue de Junichiro Koizumi au sanctuaire de Yasukuni, dédié aux Japonais morts au combat.

Philippe Mesmer, Tokyo, Le Monde Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur son >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? RENÉ BURRI
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      René Burri, 73 ans, photographe. Vit entre Paris et Zurich Albertine Bourget Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 – Vos branches fortes?

– Le dessin. D';s le jardin d‘enfants, j‘ai dessiné furieusement, ŕ tel point que j‘ai utilisé tous les cahiers fournis par l‘&# >>>


      RETOUR AU SUD–LIBAN: EXODE VERS LE CHAOS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Malgré les mises en garde d´Israël, des déplacés tentent de rentrer chez eux au Sud–Liban. Au bord des routes, des partisans du Hezbollah distribuent bonbons et tracts aux aux colonnes de voitures immobilisées. Photo: Keystone PROCHE–ORIENT. Profitant de la tręve prolong&# >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. S‘EMBERLUCOCQUER, DÉSIR TRANSI
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Enfin! Ce printemps, les éditions Payot ont réédité le Dictionnaire érotique de Pierre Guiraud, absent des librairies depuis des lustres.

Linguiste émérite, Pierre Guiraud s‘était passionné >>>


      TORNOS S‘EST REFAIT UNE SANTÉ, MAIS L‘ACTION REFLUE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      TOURS AUTOMATIQUES. La société a publié des entrées de commandes record au deuxi';me trimestre. 35 nouveaux emplois créés ŕ Moutier.

Bastien Buss Mercredi 16 ao$';t 2006 Tornos a redressé la barre. Apr';s la déception intervenue au premier tri >>>


      UBS EST DEVENUE «UNE SOCIÉTÉ DE CROISSANCE»
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Commentaire. Le changement de nature est structurel Julius Bär ŕ la conquęte des riches touristes en Valais Tornos s‘est refait une santé, mais l‘action reflue Les pompes Schulthess cartonnent Batailles mini';res ŕ coups de milliards de dollars ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I >>>


      UN PATRON SUISSE PEUT–IL RECALER UN CANDIDAT PARCE QU‘IL FUME Ŕ LA MAISON?
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Qu‘avez–vous appris ŕ l‘école? René Burri Panoplie 06. Parfum de rentrée (3/5). La rentrée des filles SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Un patron suisse peut–il recaler un candidat parce qu‘il fume ŕ la maison?

TRAVAIL. Le droit suisse oblige l‘employe >>>


      VAINCUE PAR LE DOPAGE, PHONAK ABANDONNE
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      Andy Rihs a annoncé hier la dissolution de son équipe Phonak. Photo: Keystone CYCLISME. Floyd Landis et sa testostérone ont finalement eu raison de la passion d‘Andy Rihs, qui jette l‘éponge apr';s onze autres cas avérés. Avec la disparition de l‘équipe, une >>>


      VOTATIONS DU 24 SEPTEMBRE. L‘INITIATIVE COSA SOULAGE LES COMPTES DE L‘AVS AU DÉTRIMENT DES CANTONS
      Le Temps, 16-08-2006
      VOTATION. La gauche veut sauver les finances de l‘assurance vieillesse en leur affectant une partie des bénéfices de la BNS. Mais privés de cette ressource, les cantons et la Confédération devraient réduire leurs prestations ou augmenter les impôts.

Stéphanie Germa >>>


      NEW AFRICAN AIRLINE STARTS SERVICES
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 16 August 2006 — A new African airline has started operating to Saudi Arabia bringing hundreds of Umrah pilgrims from the continent.

«We began operating to Jeddah with just one flight a week over a month ago and introduced second service from August. We’re launching our w >>>


      NSCSA STRATEGY CALLS FOR MASSIVE EXPANSION PLANS
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Rodolfo C. Estimo Jr., Arab News RIYADH, 16 August 2006 — The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has drawn up a five–year development strategy which calls for massive expansion plans. «The expansion plan calls for aggressive growth in the company’s main business sectors, i.e., transportation >>>


      SAUDIA SIGNS PACT WITH SAUDI OGER
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 16 August 2006 — Saudi Arabian Airlines has signed an agreement with Saudi Oger to form an air bridge for transferring humanitarian aid to Lebanon. The airline will schedule 2' cargo flights from Jeddah and Riyadh airports to Larnaca, Cyprus. Four flights have already arrived there during the past >>>


      SIPCHEM TO FLOAT 30% OF ITS SHARES ON SEPT. '
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 16 August 2006 — Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) will float 30 percent of its 150 million shares as part of the Initial Public Offering (IPO) on Sept. '. The IPO will remain open for subscription for a ten–day period till Sept. 18, according to the company’s >>>


      GIVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah When women participate fully in the social life of the Muslim community, meeting men on an equal basis, they have the chance to attend to much that is good, adopt higher concerns and gain useful experience. We will gain a better insight into these areas when we speak about other issu >>>


      CHINA DESCRIBES UN RESOLUTION FOR LEBANON TRUCE ‘UNBALANCED’
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News JEDDAH, 16 August 2006 — A senior Chinese official yesterday said that Beijing considered the UN Security Council Resolution 1701 that halted the recent military standoff between Israel and Hezbollah as «unbalanced» and called for a permanent cease–fire in the region an >>>


      DAWA EXHIBITION REACHES OUT TO 80,000 PEOPLE
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 16 August 2006 — The 8th Dawa Exhibition held in Taif recently attracted nearly 80,000 visitors including foreign delegates and witnessed two expatriates — an American man and a Filipino woman — embrace Islam.

More than 28,300 women attended special programs held for them >>>


      FATHERS BLAMED FOR NOT LETTING THEIR DAUGHTERS MARRY
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Mahmoud Ahmad, Arab News JEDDAH, 16 August 2006 — Most fathers long for the day when they can see their daughters happily married. Strangely, however, some men seem to have other things in mind and virtually force their daughters to remain single.

Young working women all over the Kingdom are missing out on hus >>>


      INDIAN EXPATS CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Arab News RIYADH/JEDDAH/DAMMAM, 16 August 2006 — Indian expatriates across Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf celebrated their country’s 60th Independence Day yesterday.

In Riyadh, India’s Ambassador M.O.H. Farook hoisted the national flag at the embassy premises. Rajeev Shahare, deputy chief of the mission >>>


      KING ORDERS EMERGENCY SHELTER PLAN
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 16 August 2006 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah instructed Interior Minister Prince Naif to adopt an emergency shelter plan for victims of natural disasters in the Kingdom.

The emergency shelters will be in the Kingdom’s various regions and there will be coordinat >>>


      RAPE VICTIM RETRACTS ALLEGATION
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News JEDDAH, 16 August 2006 — The story in yesterday’s Al–Madinah newspaper showed a picture of a woman clad in an abaya caressing the forehead of an older man.

Above the photograph was an eight–column headline in bold Arabic script: «The Azizia Girl Confesses: ‘My Fathe >>>


      TEEN HOOKS KID ONTO NICOTINE
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Arab News ASIR, 16 August 2006 — A teenager here found a new smoking buddy: A baby goat, the Okaz daily reported yesterday. The teen hooked the kid onto nicotine after the teen would go out to the shed adjoining the house to sneak cigarettes from his mother. At first, the kid was repelled by the cigarette smoke, but ev >>>


      YOUTH AND TIME MANAGEMENT IN SUMMER
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Arab News DAMMAM, 16 August 2006 — With schools shut and the summer in full swing, Saudi youths are left free to roam the streets with an abundance of free time and very little summer activities to involve themselves in, reported the Al–Watan newspaper.

It is in days like this that Saudi youth are seen m >>>


      ‘IRAN MUST STOP SUPPORT TO ARMED GROUPS’
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Tabassum Zakaria, Reuters WASHINGTON, 16 August 2006 — Iran must stop supporting armed groups trying to derail democracies in Iraq and Lebanon, US President George W. Bush said on Monday, casting the war between Israel and Hezbollah as part of a wider struggle against terrorism.

Bush added Lebanon to Iraq and >>>


      ‘NO ONE CAN MAKE INDIA KNEEL’
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy & S.A. Ali, Arab News Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh surrounded by security personnel arrives at the Red Fort for the Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi on Tuesday.

(AFP) NEW DELHI, 16 August 2006 — India yesterday celebrated the 60th Independence Day with fervor and exhort >>>


      ABBAS, HANIYEH DISCUSS UNITY GOVT
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 16 August 2006 — In what is considered by many as a significant development, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh yesterday discussed a possible national unity government grouping their respective Fatah and Hamas movements.

The two men, who >>>


      BAHRAINIS MARK HEZBOLLAH’S VICTORY
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Mazen Mahdi, Arab News A group of Bahrainis drive through streets of northern Bahrain to celebrate Hezbollah’s victory. (AN photo by Mazen Mahdi) SITRA, 16 August 2006 — Shortly after Hezbollah’s chief Hassan Nasarallah finished his speech on Monday night where he declared Lebanon’s victory and the defeat of Israel, Ba >>>


      FOUR DETAINED FOR PLOTTING TO KILL HASINA
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 16 August 2006 — Bangladesh security forces yesterday foiled an attempt by suspected militants to kill former Prime Minister Hasina Wajed, who was expected to attend a ceremony with her sister Rehan, to mark the 31st anniversary of the assassination of Bangladesh’s founding President >>>


      IRAN SAYS WILL HIT TEL AVIV IF ATTACKED
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Agencies TEHRAN, 16 August 2006 — A top Iranian religious leader warned yesterday that Tehran would retaliate with ballistic missile strikes against Tel Aviv if it comes under attack by the United States and Israel.

The threat came as the nation celebrated the «victory» of the Lebanese Hezbollah gr >>>


      ISRAEL BEGINS TROOP PULLOUT
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Agencies People clean up debris at a destroyed building in Beirut’s southern suburbs on Tuesday. (Reuters) BEIRUT, 16 August 2006 — Israeli forces began leaving parts of south Lebanon yesterday as a UN truce largely held for a second day and the Lebanese Army prepared to move south. Thousands of refugees who had fled t >>>


      OUTMANNED POLICE STATION HOLDS REBELS AT BAY IN THE SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 16 August 2006 — At least two communist rebels were reported killed and a policemen was wounded in fierce fighting yesterday in the southern province of Surigao del Sur.

Field reports reaching the military’s Southern Command headquarters here in Zamboanga City said about 1 >>>


      PHILIPPINES SEEKS HELP FROM NEIGHBORS TO CONTAIN OIL SPILL
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 16 August 2006 — Philippine officials yesterday said the government is seeking foreign help to contain a massive oil spill that is threatening tourist resorts in the central part of the country.

The Philippine Coast Guard said an estimated 2 million liters of bun >>>


      PRESSURE MOUNTS ON IRAQ SPEAKER TO QUIT
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Agencies BAGHDAD, 16 August 2006 — The head of the main Sunni bloc in Parliament called yesterday for the Sunni speaker of Parliament to step down to help the stability of the unity government after Shiite and Kurdish parties insisted on his removal.

Adnan Al–Dulaimi, head of the Iraqi Accordance Front, >>>


      RECRIMINATIONS START TO MOUNT
      Arab News, 16-08-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 16 August 2006 — After last Thursday’s alleged London terror plot come the recriminations. Passenger fury at the continuing airport chaos — now in its sixth day — and even after the downgrading of the security alert and a partial relaxation of the ban on hand luggage on Monday, has pre >>>


      ACT SCORES HIGHEST SINCE 1''1
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      –– The high school class of 2006 posted the biggest score increase on the ACT college entrance exam in 20 years, and recorded the highest scores of any class since 1''1.

Average composite scores on the exam, which measures students‘ readiness for college–level work, rose to 21.1 >>>


      AUTHORITIES BUST PROSTITUTION RING
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      RIVERSIDE, Calif. –– A prostitution ring that employed more than 240 women across several Western states and generated millions of dollars was broken up when seven people were arrested, authorities said.

According to an affidavit, the ring operated under the name Elite Entertainment, a Palm Springs >>>


      AVIATION OFFICIALS DEFEND SECURITY MEASURES
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      By Del Quentin WilberWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, August 16,
2006; A05 Top U.S. aviation security officials yesterday defended stepped–up security measures taken in recent days, rebutting criticism from outside security experts and members of Congress who have questioned whether authorities are prep >>>


      DEFENSE RESTS IN DETAINEE BEATING CASE
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      RALEIGH, N.C. –– Lawyers for a former CIA contractor charged with beating an Afghan detainee who later died rested their case Tuesday after a pathologist testified the prisoner was beaten less seriously than prosecution witnesses have contended.

Dr. Donald Jason, a Wake Forest University professor, >>>


      GENE–ALTERED CROPS DENOUNCED
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      By Rick WeissWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, August 16, 2006; A03 Environmental groups yesterday called for a moratorium on open–air tests of crops genetically engineered to produce medicines and vaccines, citing a federal court‘s conclusion last week that the Agriculture Department repeatedly broke >>>


      HOT, WINDY WEATHER WHIPS UP FIRE FEARS
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      CHEYENNE, Wyo. –– Gov. Dave Freudenthal declared a state of emergency Tuesday as winds pushed a fast–moving wildfire toward hundreds of evacuated homes south of Casper.

The fire, first reported Monday, had burned about 5,000 acres _ nearly 8 square miles _ by mid–afternoon Tuesday.
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      JIMMY CARTER‘S SON WINS NEVADA PRIMARY
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      RENO, Nev. –– Jimmy Carter‘s son, Jack Carter, won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to face Republican U.S. Sen. John Ensign in November in Nevada, where voters also picked candidates in a sometimes–zany pair of primaries to replace popular Republican Gov. Kenny Guinn.

Carter claimed 8 >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      Ford Is Admitted to Clinic For ‘Testing and Evaluation‘ MINNEAPOLIS –– Former president Gerald R. Ford was admitted to the Mayo Clinic Tuesday for "testing and evaluation," his office said in a statement.

No details were offered about why Ford, '3, went to the clinic in Ro >>>


      NYC TO RELEASE '11 CALLS FROM SEPT. 11
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      NEW YORK –– The city planned Wednesday to release more than 1,600 undisclosed Sept. 11 emergency calls _ several by rescuers who later were killed _ after fire department officials said they discovered the internal dispatches of firefighters who went to rescue people from the burning World Trade Center.
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      OHIO DEMOCRAT ENDS CAMPAIGN AFTER ARREST
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      CINCINNATI –– Democratic congressional candidate Stephanie Studebaker is removing her name from the ballot after being charged with domestic violence, according to a statement posted Tuesday evening on her campaign Web site.

Studebaker and her husband, Sam, were booked Sunday morning into the Montg >>>


      PA. SUED OVER ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      PHILADELPHIA –– Voter advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to stop Pennsylvania counties from using "paperless" electronic voting machines, saying that such systems leave no paper record that could be used in the event of a recount, audit or other problem.

The suit asks the state&lsq >>>


      POLL: SWANN GAINED NO GROUND ON RENDELL
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      AM HARRISBURG, Pa. –– Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann didn‘t put so much as a dent in Gov. Ed Rendell‘s lead among Pennsylvania voters over the past two months, despite his stepped–up campaign in the race for governor, a new poll released Wednesday shows.

Rendell led Sw >>>


      RANCHERS FEAR WOLVES MAKE CATTLE SKINNY
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      4:46 AM BOISE, Idaho –– Since wolves returned to roaming the Northern Rockies more than a decade ago, ranchers say they‘ve observed a disturbing trend: Fear of the predators is causing sheep and cattle to be scared skinny.

The wolf jitters could mean skimpier lamb chops and porterhouse steaks >>>


      REPORT BLASTS OHIO ELECTION
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      CLEVELAND –– Problems with elections in Ohio‘s most populous county are so severe that it‘s unlikely they can be completely fixed by November, or even by the 2008 presidential election, a report commissioned by Cuyahoga County and released Tuesday says.

A nonprofit group hired to review >>>


      ROMNEY APPOINTEE TAKES OVER BIG DIG
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      BOSTON –– A state official hand–picked by Gov. Mitt Romney to serve as Massachusetts Turnpike Authority chairman declared a "new era" Wednesday for the agency overseeing the troubled Big Dig, promising "accountability, transparency and reform." The appointment of John Cogliano, the >>>


      ROMNEY CONSOLIDATES CONTROL OF TURNPIKE
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      BOSTON –– Gov. Mitt Romney consolidated his control of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and the troubled Big Dig on Wednesday as his hand–picked Turnpike chairman called his first board meeting to order.

John Cogliano, who takes over from ousted chairman Matthew Amorello, is set to push t >>>


      SALE OF GERMAN UNIT CUTS WAL–MART PROFIT
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      Quarterly profit dropped at Wal–Mart Stores Inc. for the first time in a decade, the result of shedding its ailing German operation.

The company sold the chain to German retailer Metro AG last month at a loss of $863 million. Excluding that sale, Wal–Mart said earnings would have risen to $2.'8 >>>


      SCANDAL PROMPTS N.J.‘S AG TO STEP DOWN
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      TRENTON, N.J. –– For the second time in three years, Zulima Farber‘s error in judgment concerning minor traffic issues has cost her a high–profile judicial job in New Jersey.

First it was a nomination to the state Supreme Court. Now, it‘s her job as state attorney general.

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      STORM SURGE IS FLOOD, JUDGE SAYS
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      D01 A federal judge sided with the insurance industry yesterday and against water–battered victims of Hurricane Katrina by ruling that storm–induced surges are floods and therefore not covered by standard homeowner policies.

Paul and Julie Leonard of Pascagoula, Miss., in a case watched closely by >>>


      SUPPORT FOR NEW HIGH–SCHOOL TEST FADES
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– After years of momentum, the drive to make students pass a test to graduate from high school has stalled _ and it‘s likely to stay that way, a private study contends.

Not a single state adopted a new graduation–exam requirement in 2006, and one state even took a step back, >>>


      TENN. GOV. IN HOSPITAL WITH FLU SYMPTOMS
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– Gov. Phil Bredesen was hospitalized with flu–like symptoms that doctors said could have been caused by a tick bite, his spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Bredesen, 62, fell ill Monday with a severe headache and high fever, spokeswoman Lydia Lenker said.

He was admitted to >>>


      TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT DIVERTED DUE TO UNRULY PASSENGER
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      August 16, 2006; 1:16 PM A United Airlines flight from London to Dulles International Airport was diverted to Boston with an escort by U.S. fighter jets today after a woman passenger became unruly, officials said.

The Transportation Security Administration said there was no indication that the incident was rel >>>


      U.S. PLANS TO PROPOSE MISSILE DEFENSE SITE IN EUROPE
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 15 –– The Pentagon‘s Missile Defense Agency, concerned about a potential threat from Iran, plans to recommend in the coming months a European site for ground–based interceptor missiles, the head of the agency said Tuesday.

Poland, the Czech Republic and Britain ha >>>


      VA. TEEN IN COURT OVER CANCER TREATMENT
      Washington Post, 16-08-2006
      NORFOLK, Va. –– A Virginia teenager will be back in court Wednesday when a judge considers whether his parents should be required to make him resume chemotherapy for cancer.

Starchild Abraham Cherrix, 16, was diagnosed last summer with Hodgkin‘s disease, a cancer of the lymphatic system consi >>>



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