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      ADEDY AGREES TO TALKS
      Kathimerin, 13-10-2007
     Stance of two New Democracy MPs on pensions raises eyebrows Civil servants’ union ADEDY took the same position as its private sector peers yesterday and agreed to parliamentary talks on introducing pension reforms as the first cracks within the conservative government appeared on the sensitive issue.

ADEDY said >>>


      ATHENS MAYOR NIKITAS KAKLAMANIS...
      Kathimerin, 13-10-2007
     VAIOS HASIALIS/EUROKINISI Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis takes part in a flag–raising ceremony on the Acropolis yesterday held to mark the departure of German occupation forces from Athens 63 years ago. ‘One way to maintain history written by others and revive collective historical memories is to save and p >>>


      BISHOP CHIDES HIS COLLEAGUES
      Kathimerin, 13-10-2007
     Bishop Anthimos of Alexandroupolis has called on his fellow hierarchs in the Church of Greece to stop talking about a possible successor to Archbishop Christodoulos while he is still battling cancer.

Speaking to Kathimerini yesterday, Anthimos hit out at some of his colleagues who have been discussing the issue >>>


      GREEK–CANADIAN ACTRESS NIA VARDALOS...
      Kathimerin, 13-10-2007
     Yiota Korbaki/ANA Greek–Canadian actress Nia Vardalos reads over her lines during a break in filming ‘My Life in Ruins’ in Ancient Olympia. The film will also feature scenes on the Acropolis. It is the first time a foreign film studio has received permission to film on the ancient site.
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      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 13-10-2007
     Couple murdered? Bodies of two pensioners found in their home on island of Syros The decomposing bodies of two elderly people who were probably murdered were found in a house in Ermoupolis on the island of Syros yesterday. Police searched the house after neighbors complained of a bad smell coming from the house. The dea >>>


      NIGHT SEA PATROLS SEEK MIGRANTS
      Kathimerin, 13-10-2007
     Coast guard officials in the Aegean have intensified their patrols, particularly at night, in a bid to curb a surge of immigrants seeking to enter the country illegally from the neighboring Turkish coast.

The Port Authority has increased patrols after dark as this is when most smugglers’ boats try to make the b >>>


      OFFICER CRITICAL AFTER SHOOTING
      Kathimerin, 13-10-2007
     A 2'–year–old Thessaloniki policeman was yesterday in critical condition after being shot twice by a suspected drug dealer whose car he had stopped for an inspection.

The officer was shot in the stomach and shoulder by the driver of a car he stopped at around 3 a.m. to conduct a standard check. >>>


      PAPANDREOU GAINS MORE SUPPORT
      Kathimerin, 13-10-2007
     Laliotis backs PASOK leader PASOK veteran Costas Laliotis yesterday declared his support for George Papandreou’s efforts to be re–elected as the Socialist party’s president, saying that he felt a «moral obligation» to back the current leader.

As one of the party’s founding members and a close >>>


      TWO PEOPLE KILLED AS SHOTS FIRED IN TAVERNA
      Kathimerin, 13-10-2007
     A farmer fatally shot a 46–year–old man with a hunting rifle in a village near Mesolongi, western Greece, late on Thursday and accidentally killed a second man sitting near the first victim.

Police said yesterday the suspect, a 55–year–old farmer, walked into a restaurant in the village >>>


      AL GORE, ORACLE DES TEMPS MODERNES
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Al Gore, nouveau lauréat du Prix Nobel de la paix Photo: Keystone ENVIRONNEMENT. L‘ancien vice–président américain et le panel de l‘ONU sur le climat (GIEG) récompensés par le Prix Nobel de la paix.

Luis Lema, New York Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Aux Etats–Unis, on lu >>>


      ALEXANDER TSCH'6;PP'6;T: «LA NOUVELLE PLACE DE LA GARE AMÉLIORERA NOTRE IMAGE»
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Alexander Tschäppät, maire de Berne Photo: DR INTERVIEW. Le maire de Berne, Alexander Tschäppät, évoque les avantages et les désagréments du statut de Ville fédérale.

D.S. Miéville et Philippe Miauton Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Le maire de Berne, le socialiste Alexa >>>


      APRČS LE DRAME DE GALWAY, FRIBOURG EST EN DEUIL
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     FRIBOURG. Les camarades de la jeune apprentie étranglée en Irlande sont rentrés au pays.

François Mauron Samedi 13 octobre 2007 L‘Etat de Fribourg est en deuil. Le déc';s tragique de Manuela R., apprentie aupr';s du Service cantonal des probations, laquelle a é >>>


      AUDEMARS PIGUET SOUTIENT LA FONDATION CLINTON
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     PHILANTHROPIE. L‘horloger vaudois a fait un don de trois millions de dollars. Le Temps Samedi 13 octobre 2007 L‘horloger Audemars Piguet s‘est engagé ŕ verser 3 millions de dollars ŕ la Fondation Clinton. Cette association, créée par l‘ancien président des Etats&ndas >>>


      BERNE ET SON POUVOIR
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     • Une capitale de poche, méconnue et sous–estimée • Comment Berne a été promue tęte politique suisse • Profession, politicien!

• La politique, une affaire de tribus • Femme et jeune: deux sensibilités minoritaires sous la Coupole • «Sans l‘allemand, je n‘exi >>>


      CERTIFICAT CONTRE DOSSARD, UN TROC DISCUTABLE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     COURSE A PIED. Un certificat médical est exigé pour prendre part ŕ la Course du Duc, organisée en France en marge de l‘Escalade. Une précaution qui suscite la polémique.

Francesca Sacco Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Pour 11 malheureux kilom';tres, les personnes inscrites  >>>


      DEMI–FINALES DE LA COUPE DU MONDE DE RUGBY 2007. LES QUATRE DE L‘APOTHÉOSE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Les Argentins ŕ l´entraînement en vue des demi–finales Photo: Keystone CARRE D‘AS. Dimanche soir, les noms des finalistes du Mondial d‘Ovalie seront connus. Coups d‘śil sur les petites et grandes histoires qui gravitent autour du dernier quatuor: France – Angleterre et A >>>


      EN ATTENDANT LA BRISOLÉE... LA CH'4;TAIGNE, CETTE REINE QUE FULLY MČNE AU BŰCHER
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     La châtaigne de Fully Photo: Eddy Mottaz VALAIS. Chaque automne, la Fęte de la châtaigne et sa brisolée géante font planer sur Fully les bons effluves de bois br$';lé. Balade patrimoniale au cśur de la châtaigneraie, fierté du cru Xavier Filliez Samedi 13 octobre 2007 >>>


      FAUT–IL VISITER LA BIRMANIE, AU RISQUE D‘ALIMENTER LES CAISSES DE LA JUNTE?
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Nespresso déploie ses ailes aux Etats–Unis La faible productivité, le grand défi du secteur pharmaceutique La vente d‘IsoTis est repoussée au 23 octobre Audemars Piguet soutient la Fondation Clinton Les compagnies pétroli';res manquent de main–d‘śuvre L&lsquo >>>


      FEMME, JEUNE, RESPECTÉE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Christa Markwalder Photo: Béatrice Dev';ne / Pixsil Au Conseil national, la Bernoise Christa Markwalder exprime une double sensibilité minoritaire. Ses stratégies pour convaincre sont typiquement féminines: maîtrise des dossiers, concertation et profil bas.

Catherine Cossy, Bern >>>


      FEU NOURRI RUSSE SUR LE BOUCLIER ANTIMISSILE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     ARMEMENT. A Moscou, Condoleezza Rice et Robert Gates priés de suspendre le projet américain.

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      GUERRE OU GLAMOUR, Ŕ LONDRES TOUT SE VEND
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     FOIRE. La cinqui';me Frieze Art Fair, qui se tient au cśur de la ville durant cinq jours, réunit les acheteurs autour d‘śuvres spectaculaires.

Christine Salvadé, Londres Samedi 13 octobre 2007 C‘est écrit avec des clous, plantés rageusement dans les poutres vert >>>


      IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS. LA SUISSE, PAYS D‘ÉMIGRATION
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     La semaine. L‘agenda sérieux pour 2007–2011 Vue sur le monde. Entre vous et moi, cette différence...

ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article La Suisse, pays d‘émigration Il était une fois.

Joëlle Kuntz Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Un immigrant est toujours aussi un émigr >>>


      L‘ELYSÉE DÉMENT MOLLEMENT LE DIVORCE DES SARKOZY
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     FRANCE. La présidence juge «grotesque» l‘hypoth';se d‘une séparation. Avant de se rétracter.

Sylvain Besson, Paris, Collaboration: Christian Lecomte Samedi 13 octobre 2007 La nouvelle a fait l‘effet d‘une bombe dans les rédactions parisiennes.
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      L‘HISTOIRE. LE SCOOP D‘ERWIN JUTZET
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     L‘histoire. François Mauron Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Sacré Erwin Jutzet! L‘air de ne pas y toucher, le conseiller d‘Etat fribourgeois socialiste a allumé une bombe dont la déflagration pourrait avoir de lourdes incidences sur la fonction publique de son canton.

Les faits se d >>>


      L‘INTERVIEW DE LA SEMAINE. DARRELL DUFFIE: «JE NE VOUDRAIS PAS PARAÎTRE ALARMISTE, MAIS LA CRISE FINANCIČRE EST LOIN D‘ĘTRE TERMINÉE»
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Darrell Duffie, professeur de finance ŕ l‘Université de Stanford aux Etats–Unis. Frédéric Leli';vre Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Le Temps: 120 ŕ 180 milliards de francs. C‘est le montant estimé cette semaine par l‘agence Standard &Poor‘s des pertes caus&# >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. LE SMI DIGČRE SES GAINS
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Le SMI dig';re ses gains La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank, Private Banking Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Apr';s avoir enregistré plusieurs séances consécutives de hausse, le marché suisse a marqué une pause afin de digérer ses gains vendred >>>


      LA FABULEUSE ASCENSION DE GÖKHAN INLER
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Gökhan Inler, buteur comblé, lors du match amicale Jamaďque–Suisse Photo: Keystone FOOTBALL. Inconnu il y a deux ans, le Soleurois d‘origine turque a gagné ses galons en équipe de Suisse. Nouveau test samedi face ŕ l‘Autriche.

Simon Meier, Freienbach (SZ) Samedi 1 >>>


      LA FAIBLE PRODUCTIVITÉ, LE GRAND DÉFI DU SECTEUR PHARMACEUTIQUE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     MEDICAMENTS. Plusieurs multinationales européennes seront prises ces prochaines années dans l‘étau de la perte de brevets, non compensée par le lancement de nouveaux produits.

Willy Boder Samedi 13 octobre 2007 «C‘est le moment de repenser compl';tement les strat >>>


      LA SEMAINE. L‘AGENDA SÉRIEUX POUR 2007–2011
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     La semaine. Beat Kappeler Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Devant cette semaine décisive, le bilan de la législature passée fournit l‘agenda de celle qui suivra.

D‘abord, la position de la Suisse dans la communauté internationale est bonne. Ne nous attardons pas sur les critiques noires de >>>


      LA TĘTE POLITIQUE DE LA SUISSE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Profession politicien: les joies et les peines du parlementaire de milice Le parlement,une affaire de tribus Femme, jeune, respectée «Sans l‘allemand, je n‘existe pas» Mes années ŕ Berne. Politiciens et journalistes, digression sur un couple infernal TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article L >>>


      LA VENTE D‘ISOTIS EST REPOUSSÉE AU 23 OCTOBRE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     BIOTECHNOLOGIE. Le quorum n‘a pas été établi. Willy Boder Samedi 13 octobre 2007 IsoTis, entreprise néerlandaise au bord de la faillite, cotée au Nasdaq, n‘a juridiquement pas encore trouvé acquéreur (LT du 12.10.2007). Lors d‘une assemblée générale des >>>


      LA VILLE AUX DEUX '4;MES
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Joëlle Kuntz Samedi 13 octobre 2007 A certaines villes, l‘histoire, dans sa complication, fait pousser deux âmes. Berne est de celles–lŕ. Elle est ŕ la fois la capitale puissante d‘un canton agrandi ŕ sa mesure pendant trois si';cles, et la capitale modeste d‘une >>>


      LE PARLEMENT,UNE AFFAIRE DE TRIBUS
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Les leaders D.S Miéville Samedi 13 octobre 2007 De toutes les qualifications, forcément plus ou moins arbitraires, de ce répertoire, c‘est celle qui repose sur le maximum de crit';res objectifs.

La qualité de leader ou d‘homme et de femme d‘influence ne porte que ra >>>


      LE PS CROIT ENCORE AU MIRACLE LE 21 OCTOBRE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     ELAN FINAL. La direction du parti esp';re regagner du terrain au cours de l‘ultime semaine de campagne en se recentrant sur les fondamentaux de sa politique, ŕ commencer par le dossier de la fiscalité.

D. S. Miéville Samedi 13 octobre 2007 «Les radicaux, n‘avaient– >>>


      LE SALAIRE DE DANIEL MOUCHET DÉCHAÎNE LES PASSIONS Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     GENEVE. Réactions contrastées apr';s la divulgation de la rémunération du président des SIG.

Marc Lalive d‘Epinay Samedi 13 octobre 2007 La révélation hier dans les colonnes du Temps du salaire global de Daniel Mouchet, président du Conseil d‘administr >>>


      LES AVORTEMENTS Ŕ RISQUE NE RECULENT PAS DANS LES PAYS DU SUD
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     IVG. Une étude mondiale rév';le que le nombre d‘interruptions de grossesse a baissé entre 1''5 et 2003. En revanche, la qualité des interventions diff';re radicalement d‘un hémisph';re ŕ l‘autre.

Anne Onidi Samedi 13 octobre 2007 &l >>>


      LES BANQUES POURRAIENT ENREGISTRER DE NOUVELLES DÉPRÉCIATIONS D‘ACTIFS
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     VALORISATION. Malgré une premi';re purge, le marché craint encore un impact de la crise des «subprime» sur le secteur bancaire.

Matthieu Péchberty, La Tribune Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont >>>


      LES CHIFFRES AMÉRICAINS SONT MEILLEURS QUE PRÉVU
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     STATISTIQUES. Les ventes au détail font mieux que le consensus, mais la confiance reste faible.

Le Temps, avec AFP Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Les ventes au détail ont augmenté plus que prévu en septembre aux Etats–Unis, avec une bonne performance dans le secteur automobile notamment, ce qu >>>


      LES CLASSIQUES Ŕ LA PORTÉE DE TOUS
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     LITTERATURE. Les Editions Zoé publient l‘exég';se de livres francophones. Lisbeth Koutchoumoff Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Tout grand classique de la littérature française poss';de son appendice explicatif, spécialement conçu pour les lycéens et les étudiants pres >>>


      LES COMPAGNIES PÉTROLIČRES MANQUENT DE MAIN–D‘ŚUVRE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Le personnel qualifié se fait rare dans un secteur déjŕ sous pression Photo: Keystone ENERGIE. Déficit de 6000 ingénieurs d‘ici ŕ 2010.

Jean–Michel Bezat, Le Monde Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Daniel Picard, patron du projet Dalia de Total (FP.PA), se souvient encore de ses t >>>


      LES POLICES ATTENDENT L‘EURO 08 AVEC SÉRÉNITÉ
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     SUISSE. Réunies ŕ Zurich, les polices des villes organisatrices se disent prętes. A Berne aussi.

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      MES ANNÉES Ŕ BERNE. POLITICIENS ET JOURNALISTES, DIGRESSION SUR UN COUPLE INFERNAL
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Mes années ŕ Berne. D. S. Miéville Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Les rapports entre les journalistes et les parlementaires font l‘objet d‘une polémique aussi vieille que le Palais fédéral. Trop de proximité, estime–t–on souvent, finit par nuire, elle conduit ŕ une >>>


      MILANESE, UNE TEMPĘTE AU LUFF
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     FESTIVAL. Danse dure samedi soir ŕ Lausanne. Philippe Simon Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Grime, dubstep... Deux noms, peu ou prou interchangeables, qui commencent ŕ résonner dans le paysage électronique et témoignent d‘un intelligent esprit de recyclage né ŕ Londres. Vous prenez une ba >>>


      NESPRESSO DÉPLOIE SES AILES AUX ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     CAFE. Plus de trente boutiques seront ouvertes en quatre ans. Le Temps Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Nespresso accél';re le rythme de son implantation aux Etats–Unis. Le 24 octobre, la filiale de Nestlé (NESN.VX), va inaugurer une deuxi';me boutique dans le pays, plus précisément dans >>>


      PROFESSION POLITICIEN: LES JOIES ET LES PEINES DU PARLEMENTAIRE DE MILICE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Au Parlement... Photo: DR Que reste–t–il de ces «amateurs éclairés» qui se rendent ŕ Berne quatre fois par année pour décider du destin de la Suisse? Un besoin accru d‘efficacité, une visibilité plus forte conduisent aujourd‘hui la plupart des é >>>


      TERESA BERGANZA, VOIX DE CŚUR
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Teresa Berganza Photo: Daniel Winteregg CLASSIQUE. La mezzo espagnole, présidente du Concours de chant de Gen';ve, revient sur sa carri';re, sur ses amours avec la sc';ne lyrique.

Julian Sykes Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Si elle avait pu rester ŕ l‘ombre des projecteurs et tai >>>


      UNE CAPITALE DE POCHE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Vue panoramique sur la ville de Berne depuis la Grosse Schanze Photo: Béatrice Dev';ne / Pixsil Sa position géographique a fait de Berne un carrefour administratif, culturel et linguistique. Mais elle lui a aussi apporté son lot de probl';mes.

Bernard Wuthrich, Berne Samedi 13 oct >>>


      VILLAGE PEOPLE. MIKA (Ŕ PART/D‘ÉCOLE/RTOON)
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Village people. Stéphane Bonvin Samedi 13 octobre 2007 D‘abord les chiffres: Mika a vendu au moins 2 millions de son album Life in Cartoon Motion. Et cela apr';s que ses chansons ont été téléchargées des millions de fois sur le Net.

Ensuite sa vie, męme si celle& >>>


      VUE SUR LE MONDE. ENTRE VOUS ET MOI, CETTE DIFFÉRENCE...
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Vue sur le monde. Bernard Guetta Samedi 13 octobre 2007 Il m‘est arrivé de m‘y risquer. Deux ou trois fois dans ma vie, enhardi par l‘abus de décis, j‘ai pris des amis romands dans un coin, ŕ voix basse: «– Pourquoi ne demandez–vous pas votre rattachement ŕ l >>>


      XAVIER RAUFER: «SANS LA PALESTINE ET L‘IRAK, L‘ISLAM RADICAL SERAIT Ŕ L‘AGONIE»
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     TERRORISME. Le djihadisme a inspiré un volumineux atlas. Interview de l‘un de ses auteurs.

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      «SANS L‘ALLEMAND, JE N‘EXISTE PAS»
      Le Temps, 13-10-2007
     Sous la Coupole fédérale, chaque parlementaire peut s‘exprimer dans sa langue, mais les Romands ont compris que, s‘ils voulaient peser sur les débats, ils devaient le faire dans celle des autres. Dilemme.

Yelmarc Roulet Samedi 13 octobre 2007 D‘abord, il y a le mythe. Au parleme >>>


      BAHRAIN MONEY IN CIRCULATION AT NEW HIGH
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Mehmood Rafique, Arab News MANAMA, 13 October 2007 —  The total money in circulation in Bahrain has reached an all–time high of a daily record to BD310.6 million on Wednesday.

This compared with BD275.7 million worth of money in circulation on Oct.
22, 2006, which was the day before Eid Al–Fitr >>>


      MIDEAST PROJECT FINANCING TO TOUCH $1 TRILLION IN 10 YEARS
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Mehmood Rafique, Arab News MANAMA, 13 October 2007 — With project finance transactions reaching record highs and infrastructure development requirements assessed at more than $1 trillion over the coming decade in the Middle East region — and Qatar alone expected to consume $130 billion, demand from large–scale pro >>>


      ALLAH’S HELP FOR THE STEADFAST
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful Believers! Remember the blessings God bestowed on you when hosts came down upon you. We let loose against them a windstorm and hosts that you could not see. Yet God sees all that you do.

They came upon you from above and from below you. Your e >>>


      BIDDING FINAL FAREWELL TO THE MOST BELOVED
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News When news of the death of the Prophet (peace be upon him) was known, people were stunned. The believers felt that the whole city of Madinah sank into total darkness. They were like young children losing their parents. They did not know what to do. Despite the repeated hints by the Prophet of his i >>>


      ENCOUNTER WITH ALLIED FORCES
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful Believers! Remember the blessings God bestowed on you when hosts came down upon you. We let loose against them a windstorm and hosts that you could not see. Yet God sees all that you do.

They came upon you from above and from below you. Your e >>>


      RALLYING ALL HOSTILE FORCES
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful Believers! Remember the blessings God bestowed on you when hosts came down upon you. We let loose against them a windstorm and hosts that you could not see. Yet God sees all that you do.

They came upon you from above and from below you. Your e >>>


      REMEMBERING GOD EVEN WHEN IT IS AN OCCASION TO REJOICE
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News The Prophet (peace be upon him) was keen to relate the joyous occasion of the Eid that ends fasting in Ramadan to the idea of obeying God in every situation. It is well known that the Eid prayer is offered a short while after sunrise. The Prophet urged all Muslims to attend the Eid prayer, even th >>>


      SUPREME BLESSING FOR ALL MUSLIMS
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Every Muslim who has reasonable knowledge of his religion knows that being a believer in Islam represents a great blessing from God. Islam is a religion that gratifies human nature in the best way it can be gratified. It seeks to establish perfect harmony between man’s life in this world and the u >>>


      THE FEAST AFTER THE FAST
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News When Ramadan is over, Muslims celebrate with a feast that lasts three days. Since the idea of a feast is associated in people’s minds with playing games, fun and enjoyment, as well as having much to eat, it may seem to an outsider that this is a strange way of ending a season of worship such as Ra >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN: WHO WERE THE HEIRS OF THE PROPHET
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News When a Muslim dies, whatever he leaves behind goes to his heirs. Islam has established a perfectly detailed system of inheritance, which is fair to all, taking into account responsibilities and privileges. No one can disinherit an heir, and no one can give an heir more than the share God has given >>>


      BECOME PROACTIVE, BIN–HUMAID URGES MUSLIMS
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Badea Abu Al–Naja & Javid Hassan, Arab News Worshippers throng the Prophet’s Mosque for the Eid prayers Friday morning. (AN photo by Yousuf Muhammad) MAKKAH/RIYADH, 13 October 2007 — Millions of Muslims across the Kingdom, including expatriates and a large number of foreign pilgrims, marked Eid Al–Fitr y >>>


      EID SHOPPING REACHES CRESCENDO
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 13 October 2007 — Eid Al–Fitr shopping reached its crescendo on Thursday night, with the official announcement of the festivity at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Hyper– and supermarkets as well as shopping malls were exceptionally crowded with families for >>>


      FILIPINO SCOUTS HELP CLEAN UP JEDDAH BEACH
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Ronald Concha, Arab News JEDDAH, 13 October 2007 — Filipino Boy and Girl Scouts in Jeddah got their «initiation» of sorts yesterday by helping clean up the city’s southern coastline of rubbish.

As early as 8 a.m., some 30 Scouts from the Philippine Sunrise International School (PSIS) joined hands wi >>>


      ORDEAL ENDS FOR SIX FILIPINOS ILLEGALLY RECRUITED BY JEDDAH COMPANY
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 13 October 2007 — The ordeal of seven stranded workers of Sawary Superstores in Jeddah has finally ended, with all but one repatriated to the Philippines.

Four of the workers arrived in Manila yesterday, Arab News learned from a text message sent by their leader. The group left Jeddah on Thurs >>>


      SAUDI TRAVELERS CAUTIONED AGAINST FAST FOOD ABROAD
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 13 October 2007 — Saudis visiting the tourist resort of Phuket in Thailand during the Eid holidays have been cautioned against eating fast food, since the beef or lamb used in the preparations there need not necessarily be halal.

Though the alert has come from Phuket, it is equal >>>


      SPOTLIGHT ON FRIENDS OF PATIENTS IN JUBILEE YEAR
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News Dr. Abdullah Al–Saihati, left, receives a certificate of appreciation from Eastern Province Deputy Gov. Prince Jalawi. (AN photo)

JEDDAH, 13 October 2007 — The Patients’ Friends Committee in the Eastern Province, which celebrated its silver jubilee recently, has so far contri >>>


      STRAY DOG CAUSES FATAL ACCIDENT
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 13 October 2007 — A Sudanese expatriate was killed and four others were injured when car overturned on an old road in Afif in the predawn hours on Thursday.

The accident happened while the driver was attempting to avoid running over a stray dog standing on the road. Police patrols and Red Cres >>>


      11–MEMBER PANEL TO STUDY SACHAR COMMITTEE REPORT
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Mohammed Ashraf, Arab News THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 13 October 2007 — Kerala Cabinet has decided to constitute an 11–member committee that will submit recommendations for the implementation of the Sachar Committee report in the state.

Minister for Local Self–Government Paloli Mohammed Kutty will be the c >>>


      AWAMI LEAGUE, BNP REJECT IDEA OF UNITY GOVT
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 13 October 2007 — Bangladesh’s two major political parties — Awami League (AL) and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) — have dismissed the idea of a unity government. Dr. Badruddoza Chowdhury, chief of Bikalpadhara Bangladesh, had mooted the idea of a national–consensus gover >>>


      COURT TO RULE ON BENAZIR AMNESTY
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 13 October 2007 — The Supreme Court yesterday injected further uncertainty into Pakistan’s turbulent politics by saying the law giving amnesty to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was reversible, lawyers said. However, the court refused to suspend the amnesty, saying it will conside >>>


      GAZANS CELEBRATE EID IN ISOLATION
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Agencies GAZA CITY , 13 October 2007 — An isolated Gaza Strip marked its first Eid Al–Fitr yesterday since Hamas wrested control in a bloody takeover as the Islamists warned against Palestinian concessions at an upcoming US summit.

Scores of Palestinians were killed earlier this year in clashes between th >>>


      HANIYEH WARNS ABBAS AGAINST CONCESSIONS
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Hisham Abu Taha & Mohammed Mar’i, Arab News GAZA CITY, 13 October 2007 — Former Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, a senior Hamas leader, yesterday warned President Mahmoud Abbas against making too many concessions to Israel at a scheduled Middle East international summit in the US.

«There wil >>>


      JI LEADER CALLS FOR CREATING THIRD POLITICAL ALLIANCE
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News T. Arif Ali JEDDAH, 13 October 2007 — T. Arif Ali, president of Jamaat–e–Islami in Kerala, has emphasized the need for creating a third political alliance in the state after the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and United Democratic Front (UDF) failed to come up to the expectations a >>>


      KERALITE BANKER USES GRASS–POWERED ENGINE BECAUSE OF BAD ROADS
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Mohammed Ashraf, Arab News Nooruddin Mather on his way to office on horseback. (AN photo) KOCHI, 13 October 2007 — Fed up with the woes of traffic, K.M. Nooruddin Mather, a banker, decided on an alternative mode of transport that doesn’t run on gas but grass.

«It’s not that I fancy taking a ride on horseb >>>


      MAHARASHTRA GOVT PROTESTS TO PATIL
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 13 October 2007 — The Maharashtra government has taken strong objections to the Punjab government’s attitude in the arrest of state top cop Swardeep Singh Virk.

In a strong missive of protest sent by state Deputy Chief Minister R.R. Patil to federal Home Minister Shivraj Pa >>>


      MANMOHAN RULES OUT SNAP POLL OVER N–DEAL
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 13 October 2007 — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said yesterday he would not force through a controversial Indo–US nuclear deal if it meant his government’s downfall.

The Left parties have repeatedly threatened to withdraw support for the Congress–led U >>>


      MUSLIM LEADERS CALL FOR PEACE WITH CHRISTIANS
      Arab News, 13-10-2007
     Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 13 October 2007 — More than 130 Muslim scholars around the world called for peace and understanding between Islam and Christianity on Thursday, the day before Eid Al–Fitr, saying «the very survival of the world itself is perhaps at stake.» In an unprecedented let >>>


      2 DEAD, ' INJURED IN WIS. BUS ACCIDENT
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     LAKE GENEVA, Wis. –– A school bus carrying a high school soccer team slammed into a sports utility vehicle in southern Wisconsin on Friday evening, leaving two Chicago area residents dead and nine students injured.

The bus, carrying 26 faculty and students from Lake Geneva Badger High School, broads >>>


      5 TRUCKS ON FIRE ON I–5 IN CALIF.
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     SANTA CLARITA, Calif. –– Five big rigs were in flames inside a tunnel after a pileup on the rain–slicked Golden State Freeway in northern Los Angeles County, authorities said.

Fire Inspector Jason Hurd said the accident happened late Friday in Interstate 5‘s southbound truck–only t >>>


      8 STAFFERS ACQUITTED IN DEATH AT BOOT CAMP
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     By Peter WhoriskeyWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, October 13, 2007; A02 MIAMI, Oct. 12 –– If the problem is a lack of discipline, then boot camps such as the one 14–year–old Martin Lee Anderson was enrolled in might seem like the answer.

The setting in Florida‘s Panhandle was >>>


      ALOFT WITH CHUCK YEAGER, TESTY PILOT
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     2007; C01 GRASS VALLEY, Calif.

I am standing on the tarmac of a small airstrip in this Northern California town on a recent crisp morning, awaiting the arrival of Chuck Yeager.

"General?" I ask eagerly as the 84–year–old approaches me. "General Yeager?" "God damn it >>>


      BUSH: PROTECTIONISM WILL COST U.S. JOBS
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– Alarmed by slipping support for free trade even among Republicans, President Bush is arguing that protectionism will cut Americans out of chances for more _ and better _ jobs.

Bush has launched a blitz on behalf of pending free trade pacts with four nations. He continued the push Sa >>>


      COPS: ‘KARAOKE‘ ATTACKER BITES MAN‘S EAR
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     UNIONDALE, N.Y. –– A crazed attacker broke into a man‘s home, beat him with a karaoke machine and bit off his ear, police said. Doctors were unable to reattach the ear of the victim, but his injuries were not considered life threatening, said Nassau County police Officer Mary Verna. The 64–year&n >>>


      DEFENSE BUILDS IN PREGNANT WOMAN‘S DEATH
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     PM KANSAS CITY, Mo. –– A woman who cut a baby from the womb of a woman she killed was abandoned and sexually abused as a child, witnesses testified Friday as her lawyers built her insanity defense.

Lisa Montgomery, 3', has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping resulting in the death of Bobbie Joe Sti >>>


      EX–GENERAL: ‘NO END IN SIGHT‘ IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     ARLINGTON, Va. –– The U.S. mission in Iraq is a "nightmare with no end in sight" because of political misjudgments after the fall of Saddam Hussein that continue today, a former chief of U.S.–led forces said Friday.

Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who commanded coalition troops for >>>


      FIVE PLEAD NOT GUILTY IN WHALE SHOOTING
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     TACOMA, Wash. –– Five American Indian tribesmen pleaded not guilty Friday to misdemeanor charges in the killing of a protected gray whale during an unsanctioned hunt last month.

The five members of the Makah tribe made their initial appearances in U.S. District Court a week after a federal grand jur >>>


      FORMER DUKE LACROSSE COACH SUES SCHOOL
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –– The former Duke University men‘s lacrosse coach who resigned earlier this year amid allegations that three of his players raped a stripper has sued the university.

Mike Pressler‘s lawsuit apparently stems from a financial settlement the school reached earlier this ye >>>


      GAY GROUPS REACH OUT TO STRAIGHT ALLIES
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     SANTA CLARA, Calif. –– The setting was intimate, the hors d‘oeuvres simple and the hostess barefoot, but the house party Gabby Seagrave and LaDonna Silva held for a dozen friends and co–workers was hardly a spontaneous affair.

Over wine and cheese last week, guests signed a form signalin >>>


      IRANIAN–AMERICAN BACK FROM TEHRAN PRISON
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     AM SANTA ANA, Calif. –– An Iranian–American peace activist who spent four months in a Tehran prison has returned home after posting bond with Iranian authorities, his son said.

Ali Shakeri, 5', arrived Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport and has spent the past two days recuperatin >>>


      LAWSUITS POSSIBLE FROM VA. TECH SHOOTING
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     ROANOKE, Va. –– As the sixth–month anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre approaches, a lawyer representing 20 people killed or injured in the April shootings has began notifying the town and the state about possible lawsuits.

Blacksburg Town Attorney Larry Spencer said he received notices >>>


      LOSS OF LEG DOESN‘T STOP HUNTING DOG
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     CASSELTON, N.D. –– Pheasant hunting season brings out the best in Tess, a 5–year–old German wirehaired pointer who became a national champion despite the loss of one leg. "When you let her out of the truck, she‘s hunting from the second she jumps off that tailgate. Just like that," >>>


      MAN ACCUSED OF SLAYING WIFE, 2 CHILDREN
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     AM ARLINGTON, Texas –– A man accused of killing his estranged wife and two stepchildren fatally shot himself Friday as he drove into a lake after a nearly seven–hour standoff, police said.

When a wrecker pulled the submerged car out of Lake Arlington, officers saw that Arthur Jackson was dead >>>


      MISTRIAL FOR FORMER TSU PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     HOUSTON –– Jurors in the trial of former Texas Southern University president Priscilla Slade said they could not decide if she misspent school funds to lavishly decorate her homes, resulting in a mistrial.

The jury deliberated for four days before telling state District Judge Brock Thomas in a note >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     Pa. Teenager‘s Mom Charged With Buying Him 3 Weapons NORRISTOWN, Pa. –– The mother of a 14–year–old who authorities say had a cache of guns, knives and explosive devices in his bedroom for a possible school attack was charged Friday with buying her son three weapons.

Michele Cossey >>>


      OBAMA KNOCKS ON DOORS IN IOWA
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     DES MOINES, Iowa –– Democrat Barack Obama knocked on doors in the Iowa capital Saturday talking up his opposition to the war in Iraq.

At one stop, Obama got a warm welcome from a woman who said the visit might persuade her to attend the Democratic presidential caucus in January, "I‘m flab >>>


      PEPSI, COKE RIVALRY BECOMES PHYSICAL
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     INDIANA, Pa. –– The long–standing rivalry between Coke and Pepsi took a physical turn Friday when a Pepsi deliveryman allegedly punched his Coke counterpart in the face at a western Pennsylvania Wal–Mart, state police said.

The two deliverymen were "apparently bickering back and for >>>


      POLICE: ATTACKER BITES OFF MAN‘S EAR
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     UNIONDALE, N.Y. –– A crazed attacker broke into a Long Island man‘s home, beat him with a karaoke machine and bit off his ear, police said.

Doctors were unable to reattach the ear of the victim, but his injuries were not considered life threatening, said Nassau County police Officer Mary Verna >>>


      PRAISE, IRE FOR TYCOON‘S TOWN RENOVATION
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     AURORA, N.Y. –– On the eastern shores of Cayuga Lake lies a tiny village of enchanting beauty and charm. Early settlers called it the village of constant dawn and it evokes that feeling today _ historic, lakeside mansions dusted in a kind of timeless glow, a red–brick inn with gleaming white porches, i >>>


      ROMNEY: MORE VISAS FOR SEASONAL WORKERS
      Washington Post, 13-10-2007
     TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. –– Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Saturday he favored more seasonal visas to foreign workers in industries such as agriculture and tourism.

Campaigning in northern Michigan, where many employers have struggled to fill jobs in hotels and restaurants during the s >>>



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