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      EU HELP ON MIGRATION DEMANDED
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2006
      Greece believes that European Union countries should cooperate to patrol the 25–nation bloc’s outer borders to prevent illegal immigration, Public Order Minister Vyron Polydoras said yesterday.

Speaking in Parliament, Polydoras said that Greece had already offered to be responsible for guarding the EU’s >>>


      FOREST FIRES EASE TO REVEAL EXTENT OF RUIN
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2006
      Firefighters hope winds do not pick up GIORGOS FOTIADIS/ANA A firefighter puts out the dying embers of a forest fire in Cassandra, northern Greece, yesterday. Anticipating rain, the fire service also began clearing burned trees from gullies as a flood–prevention measure.

Residents and authorities in Halk >>>


      GIVE PEACE A CHANCE, SAYS FM
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2006
      Peace in the Middle East is not possible without a solution to the Palestinian problem, Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said yesterday following talks with Palestinian and Jordanian government officials in Damascus.

«(The Palestinian problem) was – and will be – the catalyst of all problems >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2006
      KIDNAP FOILED Six Pakistanis arrested in Kolonos for alleged attempt at abduction Six Pakistani nationals were arrested early yesterday in Kolonos, central Athens, after allegedly trying to kidnap another of their countrymen, police said. The men are thought to have visited the victim’s apartment on two previous occasi >>>


      NO SURPRISES IN 2007 BUDGET
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2006
      Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis said yesterday that next year’s state budget will not hold any surprises as the economy continues to grow at a strong pace.

After a meeting with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis, Alogoskoufis said that the messages from the economy are positive and that unemployment is ste >>>


      SHOTS FLY IN CRETAN CANNABIS PLANT RAID
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2006
      Police detected eight cannabis plantations in Milopotamos, near Rethymnon in Crete yesterday, in an operation involving some 80 law enforcement officers and a helicopter.

However, the operation got off to a difficult start as local residents fired about 70–80 shots at the officers trying stop them from r >>>


      THOUSANDS OF TEI PLACES UNFILLED
      Kathimerin, 25-08-2006
      Entry scores into Greece‘s tertiary education system were posted yesterday, ending a three–month wait for nearly 120,000 candidates vying to study at one of the country‘s university or technical college campuses.

Nearly 14,000 spots at technical colleges (TEI) and another 1,34' spots at u >>>


      A L‘ARSENIC, ACTEURS ET DANSEURS OBÉISSENT Ŕ LA LOI DU DÉSIR
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      AFFICHE. Directrice de la sc';ne lausannoise, Sandrine Kuster marie création au présent et pulsions glamour.

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      ALLOCATIONS FAMILIALES: LE JURA FAIT MARCHE ARRIČRE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      JURA. L‘exécutif réintroduit l‘allocation en faveur des personnes sans activité lucrative.

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      AVEC «EASYSWISSTAX», LES RADICAUX ZURICHOIS VEULENT FACILITER LA VIE DES CONTRIBUABLES
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      FISCALITE. Le parti a présenté un projet de simplification fiscale jugé «révolutionnaire». Il permettrait des économies et de la transparence.

Objectif garant d‘efficacité: sa mise en vigueur dans les autres cantons. Anne Fournier Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 L >>>


      CES LUMIČRES QUI NOUS ONT INVENTÉS (5/6). ROUSSEAU,UN PONT VERS LA DÉMOCRATIE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      L‘auteur du «Contrat social» ne s‘est pas satisfait du despotisme éclairé prôné par d‘autres penseurs des Lumi';res. En proclamant la souveraineté du peuple, il a inspiré plusieurs générations de révolutionnaires.

Xavier Pellegr >>>


      CIEL! LE SYSTČME SOLAIRE A PERDU UNE PLANČTE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Photo: Keystone. ESPACE. L‘Union astronomique internationale a défini la notion de plan';te apr';s des décennies de flottement. Pluton est reléguée.

Etienne Dubuis Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Les éditeurs ont du pain sur la planche. Les manuels d‘astronom >>>


      CREDIT SUISSE N‘A PAS FINI DE PAYER QUATTRONE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      En Suisse, 35% de la croissance provient des investissements de multinationales Swatch Group s‘est surpassé au premier semestre ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Credit Suisse n‘a pas fini de payer Quattrone JUSTICE. Pr';s de 150 millions encore dus.

Le Temps Vendredi 25 ao$ >>>


      DOPAGE: LA CURE RADICALE DU DR GUISAN
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Yves Guisan. «Le Code pénal suisse instaure le secret médical absolu, laissé ŕ l’enti';re discrétion du seul praticien. C’est inadmissible.» Photo: Keystone.

POLITIQUE. Le conseiller national constate qu‘en Suisse, les outils juridiques ŕ disposition ne sont pas util >>>


      EN SUISSE, 35% DE LA CROISSANCE PROVIENT DES INVESTISSEMENTS DE MULTINATIONALES
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      «Il faut défendre les régimes fiscaux cantonaux face ŕ Bruxelles» Swatch Group s‘est surpassé au premier semestre ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article En Suisse, 35% de la croissance provient des investissements de multinationales ETUDE. Swissholdings a quantifié l‘imp >>>


      ENFANT MORDU AU PARC LA GRANGE: UNE AFFAIRE PÉNALE?
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      GENEVE. L‘Office vétérinaire avait enregistré le chien en sachant qu‘il venait d‘un élevage illicite.

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      FRANK QUATTRONE, LE RETOUR EN GR'4;CE D‘UN BANQUIER DÉCHU
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      PORTRAIT. La star du pôle technologique CSFB a triomphé des procureurs américains apr';s trois années de procédures judiciaires. Il est libre de reprendre le cours de sa carri';re.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Frank Quattrone, 50 ans, >>>


      GIUSEPPE PANTALEO. QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE?
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Giuseppe Pantaleo. 50 ans, immunologiste au CHUV. A fait ses classes ŕ Bari (Italie).

Propos recueillis par Olivier Dessibourg Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 – Quelles étaient vos branches fortes?

– Les mathématiques. – Vos branches cauchemar? – Les dictées, la grammaire. –
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      JACQUES CHIRAC A OBTENU LES GARANTIES POUR LA FINUL
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      SUD–LIBAN. Le président français a annoncé l‘envoi de 1600 hommes supplémentaires. La lecture de ce texte (1685 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      KIOSQUE. GOUDRON (SANS PLUMES) POUR JÜRG MAURER
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Le journal zurichois a traqué sans relâche le gérant de la caisse de pension Rieter.

Catherine Cossy, Zurich Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Le Blick ne lâche plus le sujet des administrateurs félons de caisses de pension qui n‘ont pas hésité ŕ brader les actions de >>>


      L‘ATE LČVE SON OPPOSITION CONTRE LE PONT DE LA POYA
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      FRIBOURG. L‘Etat et l‘association environnementale ont signé une convention. La lecture de ce texte (2523 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘AÉROPORT DE KLOTEN ENTAMERA L‘AUTOMNE DANS LES TURBULENCES
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      ZURICH. Les passions vont se déchaîner avec l‘initiative zurichoise demandant un plafonnement des vols. Attendu ŕ Berlin, Moritz Leuenberger s‘engage sur la longue voie des négociations.

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      L‘ULTRALIBÉRALISME EMPOISONNE TOUT
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      André Sprenger, Ecublens (VD) Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Ce n‘est pas que l‘apprentissage de la lecture qui est lacunaire (Le Temps du 21 ao$';t), les autres branches de l‘arbre sont aussi pourries. Les employeurs, principalement dans les PME, car ce sont les principaux formateurs, en >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Kudelski et Swatch Group vedettes du jour.

Anker Bank Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Jeudi, le marché suisse a d$'; renoncer ŕ une grande partie de ses gains dans le sillage d‘indicateurs économiques américains décevant >>>


      LA PERCÉE DE SÉGOLČNE ROYAL EN FAIT UNE ADVERSAIRE CORIACE POUR NICOLAS SARKOZY
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Nicolas Sarkozy. Photo: Keystone. FRANCE. La probable candidate socialiste se profile comme la grande rivale du ministre de l‘Intérieur dans la course présidentielle. Mais le duel «Sarko–Ségo» tiendra–t–il jusqu‘au second tour?

Sylvain Besson, Paris Vend >>>


      LE FC SION DE RETOUR EN EUROPE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      COUPE DE L‘UEFA. Dans la douleur, les Valaisans réussissent leur rentrée. Ludovic Chappex Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Pour son premier match au stade de La Praille, en tant qu‘équipe hôte, le FC Sion a disposé de justesse du SV Ried (1–0). Attendu au tournant avant ce match >>>


      LE MAÎTRE DES HÔTELS
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      IAN SCHRAGER. Les hôtels conçus par l‘entrepreneur américain ont créé un nouvel art de vivre, oů se mélangent minimalisme luxueux et célébrités boh';mes. Un style hors norme, tellement copié qu‘il fait désormais partie de notre vie.

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      LE MYSTČRE DU VOL DE LA NORTHWEST
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
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      LE PORTRAIT DE L‘IMMIGRÉ A CHANGÉ
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      MIGRATIONS. La publication des derni';res statistiques met en évidence l‘impossibilité d‘une politique migratoire commune en Europe.

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      LES DERNIERS SUCCČS DE KUDELSKI DONNENT TORT AUX SCEPTIQUES
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Photo: Keystone. TECHNOLOGIE. Le groupe vaudois a fortement augmenté ses revenus dans la télévision ŕ acc';s payant et commence seulement ŕ récolter les fruits de ses investissements stratégiques.

Jean–Claude Péclet Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Kudelski & >>>


      LES FONDS EN ACTIONS SÉDUISENT Ŕ NOUVEAU
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      FLUX. En juillet, les Suisses ont acheté des portefeuilles en titres européens. Otto Christian Kober, Chef de la recherche suisse, Lipper Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Apr';s les fortes sorties de capitaux sur le marché suisse des fonds de placement en mai et en juin, la tendance s‘est sen >>>


      LES MÉCHANTS (1'). J.R. EWING, MÉCANIQUE DE L‘ODIEUX
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Les méchants (1'). La lecture de ce texte (2416 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LOI SUR L‘ASILE: UNE CAMPAGNE PUREMENT PERSONNELLE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      VOTATION. De retour du Kosovo, deux jeunes femmes utilisent Internet pour faire entendre leur voix en vue du 24 septembre.

Sylvie Arsever Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Vous avez peut–ętre reçu un de leurs mails. Un bâtiment désolé en rase campagne, accompagné du slogan &laq >>>


      LUCERNE FESTIVAL, UNE VIE DE SUCCČS
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Photo: Keystone. CLASSIQUE. La qualité vertigineuse du rendez–vous alémanique en fait une référence absolue en Europe. Depuis le passage de Toscanini en 1'38, son rayonnement est le fruit d‘une programmation de prestige, audacieuse depuis 1'''.

Rocco Zacheo Vendr >>>


      LUTTE ANTIDOPAGE: UN DÉPUTÉ RÉCLAME LA LEVÉE DU SECRET MÉDICAL
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      TOUR DE VIS. Le conseiller national Yves Guisan veut des poursuites pénales automatiques.

Le Temps Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Conseiller national et médecin, Yves Guisan est profondément secoué par les affaires de dopage de l‘été. Il est męme courroucé par le m >>>


      PANOPLIE 06 OBJETS DE RÉGRESSION (5/5). LE VERRE DE CANTINE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Panoplie 06 Objets de régression (5/5). Albertine Bourget Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Celui qui dînait ŕ la cantine scolaire. Celle qui fit ses classes de scoute chez les éclaireuses. Celle qui partait en colo de vacances. Et tous ceux qui mang';rent des raviolis en boîte, au camp de >>>


      PARCS PUBLICS, COINS SECRETS (5/6). PROJET D‘AVENIR: UN PARC DU XIXE!
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      A Schönenwerd, entre Soleure et Aarau, le parc Bally connaît une vie nouvelle, sous l‘impulsion de l‘architecte Georges Bürgin qui s‘est fait, pour lui, historien et paysagiste.

Lorette Coen, Schönenwerd (SO) Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Splendeurs naturelles et formelle >>>


      PRÉSIDENTIELLE FRAN'';AISE: OŮ EST LE CONTENU?
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Sylvain Besson Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 La présidentielle en France, c‘est dans huit mois. Mais rien n‘interdit de se livrer d';s maintenant ŕ une amusante expérience mentale. Imaginez Nicolas Sarkozy, devenu chef de l‘Etat, prononcer sa premi';re allocution té >>>


      RENTRÉE SCOLAIRE DANS LES CANTONS ROMANDS: CE QUI VA CHANGER. L‘ÉCOLE GENEVOISE INVENTE L‘ÉLČVE PRIORITAIRE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      GENEVE. Le chef de l‘Instruction publique a annoncé la mise en réseau de certaines écoles situées dans des quartiers défavorisés.

Sandra Moro Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 La rentrée scolaire genevoise ne pouvait ętre que politique. Quatre jours avant l‘ >>>


      REPČRE. DÉPART FORCÉ AU FMI
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Rep';re. Ram Etwareea Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Raghuram Rajan, économiste en chef du Fonds monétaire international (FMI), quitte ses fonctions ŕ la fin de l‘année. Officiellement, il n‘a pas obtenu de son employeur, l‘Université de Chicago, la prolongation de son >>>


      ROBBIE WILLIAMS, BRŰLANT AU SECOND DEGRÉ
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      SHOW. Au Stade de Suisse, le petit prince déculotté a roté, blagué et enfilé les tubes. Il a surtout exorcisé ses angoisses de déclin.

Arnaud Robert Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Robbie, ŕ 10 ans, patinait ŕ revers du bon sens. Sur une moquette touffue.

Il >>>


      RÉFORME DE L‘ÉCOLE GENEVOISE EN DANGER
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Nuria Nicolet Aebischer, enseignante, Gen';ve Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 [...] Dans le cadre des votations du 24 septembre sur l‘école primaire genevoise, les citoyens seront appelés ŕ voter: «Pour ou contre les notes ŕ l‘école primaire.» Cependant, les enjeu >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. PÉRIGÉE, PROXIMITÉ CÉLESTE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Ces jours, pour autant qu‘on arrive ŕ la voir, la Lune est en croissance, montrant une fine lame courbée. Elle grossira jusqu‘au 1er septembre, nuit de demi–lune, puis sera pleine le 7. Pour ceux qui l‘observent av >>>


      SWATCH GROUP S‘EST SURPASSÉ AU PREMIER SEMESTRE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      HORLOGERIE. Le numéro un mondial a publié des chiffres nettement au–dessus des attentes. Année record en vue.

Bastien Buss Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Une fois n‘est pas coutume, les analystes ont été impressionnés par Swatch (UHR.VX) Group. Ils ont męme applau >>>


      UELI FORSTER RESTE Ŕ LA TĘTE D‘ECONOMIESUISSE
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      Finance Sports Société Culture Eclairages Courrier lecteurs Météo Accueil Fonds placement Marchés Economie Emploi, formation Samedi culturel Disques Livres Sciences Multimédia Blogs Archives Dossiers Revue de presse Newsletters Forums Hors–séries Edition RSS Edition PDF Edition >>>


      «JE SUIS NATASCHA KAMPUSCH»
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      INESPERE. Disparue sur le chemin de l‘école ŕ 10 ans, une Viennoise réapparaît huit ans apr';s.

Maurin Picard, Vienne Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Elle était la «petite fiancée» de l‘Autriche, bien malgré elle. Natascha Kampusch, disparue san >>>


      «L‘AIDE AU DÉVELOPPEMENT A TENDANCE Ŕ SE POLITISER TOUJOURS PLUS»
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      COOPERATION. Walter Fust, chef de la DDC, ne nie pas les risques d‘instrumentalisation de l‘aide.

Valérie de Graffenried, Berne Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Patron de la Direction du développement et de la coopération, Walter Fust évoque les défis de la DDC, répond a >>>


      «LE CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ DES NATIONS UNIES DOIT ĘTRE RÉFORMÉ»
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      ONU. L‘ex–ambassadeur de Singapour aupr';s des Nations unies, Kishore Mahbubani, pourrait faire acte de candidature ŕ la succession de Kofi Annan. Ses réflexions sur les crises actuelles.

Stéphane Bussard Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Il a longuement roulé sa bosse dans >>>


      «UNE SEULE VOIE AU PROCHE–ORIENT: PARLER Ŕ SON ENNEMI MORTEL»
      Le Temps, 25-08-2006
      • Alexis Keller, l‘un des artisans de l‘Initiative de Gen';ve, livre son analyse de la situation au Proche–Orient.

Alain Campiotti, New York Vendredi 25 ao$';t 2006 Le Temps. Quand vous avez suscité et accompagné les discussions entre Israéliens et Palestiniens q >>>


      20 WOMEN GET TRAINED TO OWN BUSINESSES
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Arab News DAMMAM, 25 August 2006 — Twenty women who successfully completed their training program on «How to start your own small business,» were congratulated at a graduation ceremony held here this week. The National Commercial Bank (NCB) conducted the course as part of its Al–Ahli social service pr >>>


      L&T WINS SR412M SFCCL CONTRACT
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 25 August 2006 — India’s largest engineering and construction company Larsen & Toubro along with its consortium partner, Denmark’s Haldor Topsoe AS, has won a SR412 million contract from Saudi Formaldehyde Chemical Company Ltd., (SFCCL) for setting up high–tech methano >>>


      OIL SCENE
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Syed Rashid Husain Japan is finally entering the energy race — albeit a bit late.

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi will be in Central Asia, visiting energy rich Kazakhstan and then to Uzbekistan over the next few days, seeking new energy resources. The energy issue, as some tend to call it today, is in public >>>


      SAUDIS BECOME MORE TRAVEL CONSCIOUS
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 25 August 2006 — Saudis have shown more inclination toward traveling abroad, inter–regional destinations being more popular, according to a survey conducted across the Kingdom. Some 82 percent of consumers surveyed in the Kingdom have already undertaken journeys or plan to travel >>>


      DISCARDING EXPENSIVE CLOTHES
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News People normally attach a good measure of importance to the way they dress.

They want to be seen in a good outfit. All languages have a wide range of adjectives to describe clothes and how they affect people’s appearance.

Prosperous societies have thriving clothes industries. Fas >>>


      HARD TESTS AND FALSE TEMPTATION
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent Among people, there are those who say: «We believe in God,» yet when any of them is made to suffer in God’s cause, he thinks that oppression by man is as grievous as God’s punishment. However, should help from your Lord be forthcomin >>>


      IS THIS TERRORISM?
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. In our world today, much is said about terrorism. Would it be terrorism if a group of people embrace Islam and buy a plot of land where they build a mosque and a school, despite a government ban? In such a case, are they allowed to fight against those who try to prevent them from doing so?
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      STORIES DESIGNED TO GIVE SUPERNATURAL IMAGE TO PROPHET
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. A scholar said that when the Prophet was born, he did not need to be washed or to have his umbilical cord cut because it was already cut.

Is this true? Is there a Hadith that suggests a particular sequence for cutting one’s nails?

Q.2. What does the Qur’an say about the Pro >>>


      BRIDE FLEES HUSBAND FOUR TIMES HER AGE
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Arab News MADINAH, 25 August 2006 — Police here are looking for a 16–year–old newly wedded bride who climbed down the drain pipes of a hospital and ran away, the Al–Watan daily reported yesterday. The teen took advantage of the fact that her 65–year–old husband was admitted to the hospital >>>


      ELECTRICITY CUT CAUSES MAMMOTH LOSSES TO FIRMS
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 25 August 2006 — The Saudi Electricity Company’s decision to cut electricity power for four hours a day for the next two weeks has caused a major crisis among factories located in the second and third industrial area of Riyadh with many factories claiming they are suffering mammoth financial losses be >>>


      JEDDAH MUNICIPALITY ASKED TO ACT ON CLEARING SWAMPS IN MILITARY ZONES
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Saeed Al–Abyad, Arab News JEDDAH, 25 August 2006 — The Saudi military in the Western Province has called on the Jeddah Municipality to act quickly in combating the spread of dengue fever, which has already caused four security personnel in the area to severely fall ill.

Army sources would like the munici >>>


      JOBLESS SAUDIS SEEK REFUGE AS ILLEGAL DRIVERS
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Javid Hassan & Ali Al–Zahrani, Arab News RIYADH, 25 August 2006 — Growing unemployment among the Saudi youth has compelled them to find illegal ways of making money. «I earn more than SR15,000 per month transporting passengers, including some overstayers, all over the Kingdom,» Hamad Al–Harb >>>


      LACK OF VESSELS HITS EGYPT’S UMRAH AND HAJ TRAFFIC
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Galal Fakkar, Arab News JEDDAH, 25 August 2006 — Egypt’s Tourism Minister Zohair Garanah has said that the Egyptian government has introduced six new vessels with an aim of increasing the number of ferries in the Red Sea traveling between the Kingdom and Egypt.

The move comes following reports of drop in numbe >>>


      POLICE SEARCHING FOR STABBING SUSPECT
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 25 August 2006 — Al–Samer police are looking for a 30–year–old Saudi who stabbed and axed his uncle recently. The victim, who is in a critical condition, was admitted in the intensive care unit of a local hospital, Al–Madinah reported yesterday. The young man reportedly assault >>>


      ACCOUNTS OF BRITISH CHARITY FROZEN
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 25 August 2006 — British police have arrested a man in Manchester in connection with the ongoing anti–terror investigation while they released two suspects yesterday. Britain’s charity regulator meanwhile froze the bank accounts of an aid organization linked in media reports to a >>>


      DEPUTIES CRUSH BID TO IMPEACH ARROYO
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 25 August 2006 — Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo easily foiled an attempt by political opponents to unseat her yesterday, but any hopes of ending the debilitating political crisis were quickly dashed.

Her opponents vowed to fight on to oust her, sayi >>>


      I WILL FIGHT CANCER WITH COURAGE: QADEER
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 25 August 2006 — After more than two and a half years of virtual seclusion for his role in a nuclear proliferation scandal, Pakistan’s ailing «atom bomb father» Abdul Qadeer Khan yesterday appeared on the state–run station PTV, chatting with ex–Prime Minist >>>


      IRAN HEADS FOR SHOWDOWN IN NUCLEAR ROW WITH WEST
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Agence France Presse TEHRAN, 25 August 2006 — Iran appeared headed for a showdown at the UN Security Council next week over its nuclear program, facing the threat of sanctions after failing to freeze key fuel cycle work.

Western nations reacted coolly to Iran’s response to an offer by the five permanent Securi >>>


      ISRAEL SEIZES GAZA HAMAS ACTIVIST
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News Anita McNaught, the wife of Fox News cameraman Olaf Wiig, talks to the media after her meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.

(AP) GAZA CITY, 25 August 2006 — The Israeli Army seized a Hamas activist and killed his brother during a raid in the southern Gaza Strip yes >>>


      ISRAELI MILITARY ADMITS LEBANON FAILINGS
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Associated Press JERUSALEM, 25 August 2006 — In a letter to the troops, Israel’s military chief acknowledged publicly for the first time yesterday that there were shortcomings in the military’s performance during the recent fighting with Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.

Israel went into the month–long wa >>>


      LEBANESE STILL HOMELESS AFTER WAR, CRISIS NOT OVER
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Reuters BEIRUT, 25 August 2006 — Most Lebanese displaced by the war have returned to their villages but many remain homeless because their houses are destroyed or littered with unexploded bombs, UN agencies said yesterday.

They also warned of a possible food crisis because of the conflict’s impact on local har >>>


      PHILIPPINE LAWMAKERS CRUSH 2ND BID TO IMPEACH ARROYO
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 25 August 2006 — Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo easily foiled an attempt by political opponents to unseat her yesterday, but any hopes of ending the debilitating political crisis were quickly dashed.

Her opponents vowed to fight on to oust her, sayi >>>


      THINKING OF FLYING? BE PREPARED FOR RACIAL PROFILING
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 25 August 2006 — These are tough times to be flying on airlines — especially if you’re an Arab or a Muslim.

Think that’s an exaggeration? Take a look at a few examples of what’s happened this month: In a script from a Hollywood thriller, two Dutch F–16s were divert >>>


      TOP US GENERAL HAILS PROGRESS IN BAGHDAD CLAMPDOWN
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Reuters BAGHDAD, 25 August 2006 — The top US general in the Middle East praised a major security clampdown in Baghdad yesterday and said Iraq was far from civil war.

On a day when three car bombs and two roadside bombs killed four people and wounded 24 in the capital, Gen. John Abizaid told reporters: «I >>>


      US SAYS SEVEN ‘AL–QAEDA’ MEN KILLED IN AFGHAN CLASH
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Reuters ASADABAD, Afghanistan, 25 August 2006 — Seven suspected Al–Qaeda members were killed in a clash in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, the US military said, although Afghan officials said the dead were civilians.

Separately, a NATO soldier handing out relief was killed and four wounded when Taleban gu >>>


      YEMEN OPPOSITION PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE KICKS OFF CAMPAIGN
      Arab News, 25-08-2006
      Khaled Al–Mahdi, Arab News SANAA, 25 August 2006 — Yemeni opposition’s candidate for the Sept. 20 presidential election Faisal Bin–Shamlan launched his campaign yesterday with pledges to fight corruption and improve life for ordinary people.

Bin–Shamlan, 72, who is widely seen as the first se >>>


      3RD TEEN PLEADS IN DEER DECOY ROAD PRANK
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      KENTON, Ohio –– A third teen accused of being among a group of boys who put a decoy deer in a country road, causing a car crash that seriously injured two other teens, pleaded no contest Thursday to two charges of vehicular vandalism.

Joshua Lowe, 18, also pleaded no contest to possession of crimin >>>


      AFTER KATRINA, BATON ROUGE WEATHERS A STORM OF ITS OWN
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      BATON ROUGE, La. –– When Hurricane Katrina walloped New Orleans, this quiet capital city 80 miles to the northwest suffered only minor damage from howling winds. There were inconvenient power outages. Townsfolk felt fortunate.

It was, however, a cruel mirage. Things turned chaotic and challenging q >>>


      ATTORNEYS BATTLE OVER REPRESENTING KARR
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      ATLANTA –– Three dozen lawyers have offered to represent John Mark Karr _ for free in many cases _ against allegations he killed 6–year–old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.

The tug–of–war among defense attorneys over one of the biggest criminal cases in recent years, one that h >>>


      BROTHER: KARR DIDN‘T KILL JONBENET
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      1:51 PM BOULDER, Colo. –– John Mark Karr‘s brother insisted Friday that Karr did not kill JonBenet Ramsey. "Absolutely not. Emphatically. Without a doubt," Nate Karr said in a television interview.

Karr told ABC‘s "Good Morning America" he was certain his brother spe >>>


      CHARGES AGAINST KY. GOVERNOR DISMISSED
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      FRANKFORT, Ky. –– A judge dismissed all charges against Gov. Ernie Fletcher in a state hiring scandal Thursday after the governor and attorney general agreed to a settlement that involves zero punishment for Fletcher personally.

The Republican governor took responsibility for his administration in >>>


      DAD LAMENTS DAUGHTER SHOT GHOST HUNTING
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      COLUMBUS, Ohio –– The father of a 17–year–old girl who was shot in the head while ghost hunting with friends said Friday that the group had been out for harmless fun.

"It doesn‘t make any sense. These were five good kids and this was something they‘ve done in the past,& >>>


      DAM BROKEN TO RESTORE CALIF. WETLANDS
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      PM HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. –– The ocean flowed into historic wetlands Thursday for the first time in more than a century after bulldozers peeled back the last layer of an earthen dam.

Environmentalists who worked for 30 years to restore the massive Bolsa Chica area cheered and sipped champagne as >>>


      DENURE WANTS TO BE WISCONSIN‘S LAMONT
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      WAUSAU, Wis. –– There‘s a Democrat in western Wisconsin who wants to be his state‘s Ned Lamont _ trying to kick a fellow Democrat out of Congress for being too supportive of the Iraq war.

But there‘s a big difference. Unlike Lamont in Connecticut, Chip DeNure of La Crosse is no mi >>>


      DEPRESSION STRENGTHENING IN CARIBBEAN
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      MIAMI –– Tropical Storm Debby was expected to remain in the open Atlantic, but another system north of Venezuela was on the verge of strengthening into a named storm, forecasters said Friday.

The depression, which formed Thursday, had maximum sustained winds near 35 mph, below tropical storm streng >>>


      DESPITE BAN, GAMBLING ABOUNDS IN HAWAII
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      HONOLULU –– An ocean away from the nearest casino, bingo parlor or horse track, Hawaii residents still find ways to place bets and play games of chance. And despite a ban, gambling addiction here is as widespread as other states.

Families are torn apart, causing financial ruin and spawning violent >>>


      DRESS CODE RELAXED FOR AIR MARSHALS
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      A06 On your next flight to the tropics, the person sitting next to you in a Hawaiian shirt might be armed.

At least it‘s a possibility, because of a new dress code for air marshals announced yesterday.

Dana A. Brown, director of the Federal Air Marshal Service, said in a memo to air marshals tha >>>


      FAMILY TIME AT KENNEBUNKPORT
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine, Aug. 24 –– President Bush returned to his parents‘ century–old oceanfront retreat here Thursday for the first time in his second term, putting aside the troubles of the world to some extent for a brief spell of fishing and family.

After a morning flight on Air Forc >>>


      FENTANYL–LACED HEROIN LEADS TO CHARGE
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      AM CHICAGO –– A reputed gang member was charged Thursday with drug–induced homicide for allegedly selling a fatal batch of fentanyl–laced heroin to a police chief‘s son, authorities said.

Corey Crump, 35, is accused of selling the tainted heroin to 17–year–old Joseph K >>>


      FIREFIGHTERS RUSH TO BATTLE NORTHWEST WILDFIRES
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      DAYTON, Wash., Aug. 24 –– More than 200 firefighters from Arizona and Oregon joined the fight Thursday against a group of fast–growing wildfires in southeastern Washington, and officials said they still need more help.

"The call has gone out," said Louise Day, information officer fo >>>


      FORMER PRESIDENT FORD UNDERGOES ANGIOPLASTY
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) '4;ż Former President Ford underwent an angioplasty procedure at the Mayo Clinic, his spokeswoman said Friday.

Stents were placed in two of his coronary arteries to increase blood flow during the procedure performed Thursday, according to the statement from Penny Circle, Ford& >>>


      GROUPS DENOUNCE GUATEMALAN PRESS ATTACKS
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      PM MIAMI –– Journalism watchdog groups on Thursday condemned recent attacks on members of the Guatemalan press _ including attempted murder.

The groups pointed to a recent spate of threats against journalists throughout the Central American country, and called on the Guatemalan government to invest >>>


      HOW THE FACTS ALIGN
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      August 25, 2006; A07 Beneath the wings of the space shuttle Enterprise in a cavernous hangar at the National Air and Space Museum‘s Virginia annex, space exploration took a deeper turn into the unknown yesterday with the news that Pluto will no longer be considered a planet.

Without a scientist or exhibi >>>


      ICE MACHINES GIVE LA. FISHERMEN RELIEF
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– For fishermen, ice is a necessity. Without it on board, any fish caught would spoil.

Ice was hard to come by in the year since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita wrecked nearly every icehouse, dock and marina close to the Gulf of Mexico in southeast and southwest Louisiana.

Fisherm >>>


      IRAQI GIRL ONCE DEAF HEARS AFTER SURGERY
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      MIAMI –– For 3–year–old Amina, it was a day of firsts. The Iraqi girl had been deaf since birth. With the help of the U.S. Army in Iraq and a Miami–based aid group, she was flown to the United States to have a hearing implant surgically placed in her ear.

On Thursday, the implant >>>


      KY. GOVERNOR SETTLES CASE; HARGES DROPPED
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      FRANKFORT, Ky., Aug. 24 –– A judge on Thursday dismissed charges against Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher in a hiring scandal after the governor agreed to a settlement that includes the resignations of four of his appointees.

"The governor acknowledges that the evidence strongly indicates wrongdoi >>>


      LAMONT FAULTS LIEBERMAN, BUSH ON KATRINA
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      HARTFORD, Conn. –– The Gulf Coast is thousands of miles away, but the federal response to Hurricane Katrina has become an issue in Connecticut‘s hot U.S. Senate race.

Democratic primary winner Ned Lamont is accusing U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, now running as an independent, of not holding the Bu >>>


      MISS AMERICA FINDS A MATE IN LAS VEGAS
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      AM LAS VEGAS –– The marriage capital of the world appears to have made another match. The annual Miss America pageant and Las Vegas are sticking together for at least one more year, organizers said Thursday as they announced that the 2007 competition will air live from the Aladdin Resort & Casino on Jan >>>


      MORE FIREFIGHTERS JOIN BATTLE IN WASH.
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      DAYTON, Wash. –– Firefighters from Arizona, Oregon and New Mexico joined the fight Thursday against a group of fast–growing wildfires in southeastern Washington, and officials said they still need more help.

"The call has gone out," said Louise Day, fire information officer at the C >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      Ramsey Suspect Taken To Boulder County Jail DENVER –– John Mark Karr, the suspect in the unsolved 1''6 slaying of 6–year–old JonBenet Ramsey, was transported Thursday to Boulder, Colo., giving prosecutors there a short timetable to bring formal charges in the case.

Karr, a 41&nd >>>


      NEW ORLEANS STILL WAITS FOR FEDERAL AID
      Washington Post, 25-08-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– First came the floodwaters, then the paperwork. Billions of promised federal dollars to fix New Orleans‘ crumbling infrastructure have gone largely untapped a year after Hurricane Katrina. City officials complain that a snarl of red tape, restrictions and unexpectedly high costs have ke >>>



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