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      A SION, LE BASTION PDC VACILLERA–T–IL?
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     VALAIS. Lors des municipales de dimanche, le parti pourrait perdre sa majorité absolue ŕ l‘exécutif.

Xavier Filliez Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Le PDC conservera–t–il sa majorité absolue au Conseil communal (exécutif) de la ville de Sion, oů il détient huit si >>>


      APRČS LE PÉTROLE, LA LIBYE A DÉCIDÉ DE RETIRER SES AVOIRS BANCAIRES DE SUISSE. INFO OU INTOX?
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Apr';s le pétrole, la Libye a décidé de retirer ses avoirs bancaires de Suisse. Info ou intox?

Tripoli lib';re un ancien réfugié revenu au pays SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article Apr';s le pétrole, la Libye a décidé de retirer ses avoirs bancaires >>>


      BON APPÉTIT. LE MOIS DES INDIGESTIONS
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Bon appétit. Maxime Pietri Samedi 11 octobre 2008 «Octobre marque enfin le retour de la grande période des indigestions», affirme quelque part Brillat–Savarin, qui savait se tenir ŕ table, et dont les aphorismes vigoureux sont restés percutants depuis le trépas de ce Jean&ndash >>>


      DANS LE BUNKER D‘ERICH HONECKER, DERNIER TOMBEAU DE LA RDA
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Chambre du chef de la Stasi. Le réduit était réservé aux dignitaires du régime et ŕ 400 hauts fonctionnaires triés sur le volet. (photo: Keystone) ALLEMAGNE. Des milliers de visiteurs se sont pressés pour visiter un des plus grands vestiges de la Guerre froide, le bunker de l&lsqu >>>


      DEVANT LA JUSTICE. LES TOURMENTS DE L‘EX–PRÉSIDENT DE LA BCGE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     GENEVE. Apr';s huit ans de procédure, Dominique Ducret a pris la parole pour la premi';re fois devant un tribunal. Fâché, ému aussi.

Fati Mansour Samedi 11 octobre 2008 «Ce dossier ressemble ŕ une partie de poker menteur oů ceux qui sont de plus mauvaise foi v >>>


      ESCAPADE. DU CÔTÉ DE CHEZ PROUST
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     La maison de la tante de Proust. Jusqu‘ŕ l‘âge de ' ans, il passa ses vacances ŕ Illiers, le Combray de sa «Recherche du temps perdu.» (photo: DR) CAMPAGNE. La région du Perche, qui a inspiré les illuminations du jeune Marcel, menace de devenir furieusement tendance.

Syl >>>


      FIN DU POKER MENTEUR
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Spécialiste en neurofinance ŕ l‘EPFL, Peter Bossaerts évoque la théorie des jeux pour expliquer la crise. L‘Etat pourra–t–il relancer la partie?

François Pilet Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Les bourses européennes ont achevé la semaine sur un nouveau plongeon, >>>


      GÉORGIE: L‘UE PILOTERA LES POURPARLERS DE GENČVE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     CAUCASE. Les discussions entre Russes et Géorgiens vont débuter le mercredi 15 octobre.

Richard Werly, envoyé spécial ŕ Gori Samedi 11 octobre 2008 S‘interposer d‘abord, parler ensuite: pour le chef de la diplomatie française, Bernard Kouchner, en visite vendredi dans l >>>


      GÉRARD TSCHOPP: «LA TSR ET LA RSR VONT CRÉER UNE NOUVELLE ENTREPRISE»
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Gérard Tschopp: «C‘est le public qui nous pousse vers cette convergence.» (photo: Keystone) UNION. Apr';s le directeur de la TSR, le patron de la Radio suisse romande, Gérard Tschopp, évoque la nécessité d‘un futur regroupement des deux entreprises de service public.

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      IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS. UNE INITIATIVE CONTRE «LES ABUS DU POUVOIR DES BANQUES»
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Il était une fois. Joëlle Kuntz Samedi 11 octobre 2008 En avril 1'77, la Suisse apprend médusée qu‘il y a un trou de 2,2 milliards dans les comptes du Crédit Suisse, alors dénommé Schweizerische Kreditanstalt.

La somme est l‘équivalent du déficit de l >>>


      IRONMAN, AU–DELŔ DU POSSIBLE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     HAWAI. Samedi aura lieu le plus cél';bre des triathlons. Un mythe absolu. Ariane Pellaton Samedi 11 octobre 2008 «Vous voulez des héros? Ici ŕ l‘Ironman d‘Hawaď, nous débordons de vrais héros, qui n‘ont pas besoin d‘effets spéciaux ou d‘anima >>>


      JEANNE BALIBAR, ÉTERNELLE FUGUEUSE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     SCENES. Apr';s le cinéma, le théâtre et la chanson, Jeanne Balibar danse avec Boris Charmatz. Conversation en mouvement avant «La Danseuse malade», ŕ Gen';ve, Berne et Zurich.

Marie–Pierre Genecand Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Ligne de fuite, jeu de piste et cours >>>


      L‘ARGENT DU 3E PILIER, BLOQUÉ, N‘EST PAS UNE ÉPARGNE PRIVILÉGIÉE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     GARANTIE BANCAIRE. Le Conseil fédéral étudie diverses mesures pour mieux sécuriser, en cas de nécessité, les dépôts bancaires. Une attention particuli';re est portée ŕ l‘épargne vieillesse.

Willy Boder Samedi 11 octobre 2008 «Je suis fav >>>


      L‘EFFONDREMENT DE TOKYO ANNONCE UNE NOUVELLE ÉTAPE DE LA CRISE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     JAPON. Le plongeon de 24% du Nikkei en une semaine refl';te la nouvelle obsession des milieux d‘affaires internationaux: au–delŕ du risque bancaire, le coup de frein sur l‘activité mondiale.

Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Lundi sera férié au J >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. MAUDITS BOUGON!
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     L‘histoire. Nicolas Dufour Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Ils sont ventrus et grossiers, ils sifflent des bi';res d';s le matin et ils vivent au crochet de l‘assistance sociale. Ils inventent une cr';che d‘un jour en enlevant les enfants du quartier, afin de toucher les subventions.
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      L‘INTERVIEW DE LA SEMAINE. JEAN–DANIEL GERBER: «L‘HEURE LA PLUS NOIRE DE LA NUIT EST TOUJOURS CELLE QUI PRÉCČDE L‘AURORE»
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Jean–Daniel Gerber:«Les exportations suisses vont ętre immanquablement touchées.» (photo: Keystone) Jean–Daniel Gerber, secrétaire d‘Etat ŕ l‘économie, directeur du Seco.

Philippe Gumy Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Le Temps: La crise du crédit a atteint un paroxysm >>>


      L‘INVITÉ. POUR UNE RÉFORME RADICALE DU SYSTČME BANCAIRE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     L‘invité. Christian Gomez, Docteur d‘Etat en sciences économiques, ancien él';ve du Prix Nobel Maurice Allais et directeur de banque ŕ Zurich Samedi 11 octobre 2008 L‘économie mondiale est au bord du gouffre. Tout le monde s‘interroge sur la sécurité et >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. NOUVEAU PLONGEON POUR LE SMI
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Nouveau plongeon pour le SMI La bourse suisse.

BCGE Private Banking Samedi 11 octobre 2008 A la veille du week–end et ŕ l‘issue d‘une semaine noire, les marchés financiers ont poursuivi leur chute, les investisseurs cédant ŕ l‘affo >>>


      LA BOUTEILLE DE VINCENZO FEROLETO. EPESSES LE VIRTUOSE 2003, DOMAINE BLONDEL
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Patricia Briel Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Vincenzo Feroleto est consultant en vin depuis 18 ans. Il travaille actuellement pour la Cave du Mont–Blanc ŕ Lausanne. Calabrais d‘origine, il est installé en Suisse depuis 40 ans. Avant de devenir consultant, il a śuvré pendant 20 ans dans la restau >>>


      LA CRISE AMÉRICAINE VUE DE...(3). «NOS AMIS AMÉRICAINS N‘ONT PAS PRIS LEURS PRÉCAUTIONS»
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     BRESIL. Alors que le président Lula presse les Etats–Unis de «prendre leurs responsabilités», la droite aussi dénonce le «marché sauvage».

Chantal Rayes, S';o Paulo Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Avec la crise financi';re, le président brésilie >>>


      LA PRUDENCE EXTRĘME DES «FAMILY OFFICES»
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     PLACEMENT. Stonehage, ŕ Neuchâtel, présente la stratégie adoptée par les riches familles.

Emmanuel Garessus Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Stonehage est l‘une des plus grandes sociétés totalement indépendantes au monde spécialisée dans les family offices, avec 337 >>>


      LA SEMAINE. LOGEMENTS POUR TOUS Y COMPRIS POUR RICHES
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     La semaine. Beat Kappeler Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Zurich pourra laisser construire une ou plusieurs villas de luxe en plein centre: ainsi en a décidé le peuple lors de la récente votation populaire.

Quelle sagesse, en effet. On verra bientôt ces villas dans un parc privé qui abritait jad >>>


      LA SUISSE EN QUĘTE DE RÉDEMPTION
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     120 000 francs pour aller en Afrique du Sud SPORT Le Temps I Article La Suisse en quęte de rédemption Le sélectionneur Ottmar Hitzfeld. (photo: Keystone) FOOTBALL. Les joueurs d‘Ottmar Hitzfeld doivent battre la Lettonie pour croire encore ŕ une qualification pour le Mondial 2010. Balade dans l >>>


      LE CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL EST MAL ÉQUIPÉ POUR LA COMMUNICATION DE CRISE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Eveline Widmer–Schlumpf. La conseill';re fédérale a jugé plus utile de rester en Suisse pour suivre l‘évolution de la situation. C‘est Doris Leuthard qui représentera la Suisse ŕ Washington. (photo: Keystone) INFORMATION. Depuis trois semaines, le gouvernement rass >>>


      LE G7 FACE Ŕ LA TORNADE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Philippe Gumy Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Les cinq jours qui viennent de s‘écouler resteront gravés dans les livres d‘histoire comme ceux du krach d‘octobre 2008. L‘analogie avec la dégringolade boursi';re de 1'2' a maintes fois été évoquée, mais les >>>


      LE G7 RÉUNI SOUS UNE PRESSION MAXIMALE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     POLITIQUE. Les ministres des Finances seront reçus par George Bush ŕ la Maison–Blanche.

Stéphane Bussard, envoyé spécial ŕ Washington Samedi 11 octobre 2008 «Le peuple américain doit savoir que le gouvernement agit et qu‘il va continuer ŕ le faire pour r >>>


      LE NEZ DEHORS
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Marion Moussadek Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Le sous–sol genevois

– Le sous–sol genevois rec';lerait–il du pétrole? C‘est ce qu‘affirment certains géologues car, disent–ils, le pétrole est visible dans les roches qui bordent le ruisseau de la Roulavaz, >>>


      LE TUBE LÉGENDAIRE QUI FAIT VIBRER LA PLANČTE BASEBALL
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Des supporters de Los Angeles ŕ Dodgers ŕ Philadelphie. «Take me out to the Ball Game» résonne tous les jours dans des centaines de stades. (photo: Keystone) HYMNE. Chanté quotidiennement par des centaines de milliers de personnes, «Take Me Out to the Ball Game» fęte ses 100 ans. His >>>


      LES DICOS RÉVISENT LEUR ORTHOGRAPHE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     FRAN'';AIS. Le Petit Robert et le Larousse s‘alignent sur la réforme de 1''0. Laureline Duvillard Samedi 11 octobre 2008 La réforme de l‘orthographe du français, lancée en 1''0, s‘ins';re de plus en plus dans les dictionnaires. Avec son éditio >>>


      LES TENSIONS AUTOUR DES FONDS DE MARCHÉ MONÉTAIRE S‘INTENSIFIENT
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     FONDS DE PLACEMENT. La situation est plus calme en Europe qu‘aux Etats–Unis, oů la faillite de Lehman Brothers a déclenché un vent de panique. Mais le marché est illiquide.

–Jean–Pascal Baechler Samedi 11 octobre 2008 La paralysie du marché interbancaire a des r& >>>


      MARTTI AHTISAARI, POURFENDEUR DE CONFLITS
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Marti Ahtisaari. L‘ancien président finlandais a cet air grand–papa qui inspire confiance. Pour celui qui dit ne pas ętre «politicien», un plan de paix doit ętre extręmement clair, «plus que le montage d‘une étag';re.» (photo: Keystone) RECOMPENSE. L‘ancien pr >>>


      NOCES MEURTRIČRES ET JOUISSIVES
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Elodie Bordas et Antonio Troiloforment un couple effrayant. En guise d‘apothéose, les mariés se jettent l‘un sur l‘autre, en rut. (photo: DR) SPECTACLE. Le Genevois Valentin Rossier donne une étoffe mélancolique ŕ «La Noce chez les petits bourgeois» de Bertolt Brech >>>


      OLIVIER PY: «JE SUIS UN OPTIMISTE MÉLANCOLIQUE»
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Olivier Py, facétieux dans les rangs du Grand Théâtre de Gen';ve. (photo: Eddy Mottaz) OPERA. Le po';te et metteur en sc';ne français Olivier Py se livre ŕ l‘heure oů le rideau se l';ve sur sa «Trilogie du diable» ŕ Gen';ve. Ren >>>


      PLONGEON DE 22% EN UNE SEMAINE: LES SOLUTIONS POUR ENRAYER LA CRISE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     UNE Le Temps I Article Plongeon de 22% en une semaine: les solutions pour enrayer la crise MARCHES. Forte attente envers les Etats pour sauver l‘économie réelle.

Le Temps Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Une fois encore, les marchés financiers asiatiques, européens et américains par intermi >>>


      POLÉMIQUE PÉCUNIAIRE Ŕ FRIBOURG
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     FRIBOURG. Le Conseil de la magistrature est–il trop cher? François Mauron Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Le Conseil de la magistrature du canton de Fribourg crée ŕ nouveau la polémique.

Répondant ŕ une question du député Benoît Rey (PCS), le Conseil d‘Etat a rend >>>


      SCČNES DE DÉVOTION EN ARGOVIE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Les p';lerins peuvent acheter des reliques ŕ Auw. (photo: Keystone) Le village d‘Auw attend la canonisation de la premi';re sainte de Suisse.

Catherine Cossy Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Noyé dans les brouillards de la Reuss toute proche, le village argovien d‘Auw se prépare >>>


      UN PROJET DE TAXE PROVOQUE LA GROGNE DANS LES BAZARS IRANIENS
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     IRAN. Une gr';ve menée par des commerçants rév';le la tension croissante entre différentes factions politiques ŕ l‘approche de la présidentielle de 200'.

Delphine Minoui, Beyrouth Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Le bazar fait grise mine. Au cours de ces deux derni& >>>


      VAUD COMPTE RENTRER DANS LE CAPITAL DE PALEXPO Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Palexpo ŕ Gen';ve. Męme s‘ils se battent encore pour certaines manifestations, la collaboration se renforce entre les centres lémaniques. (photo: Keystone) SUISSE ROMANDE. En devenant actionnaire du centre genevois, Vaud donne le premier signe d‘un rapprochement des sites lémaniqu >>>


      VERS UN GONCOURT SUISSE?
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Vers un Goncourt suisse?

LITTERATURE. Le 16 novembre sera décerné ŕ Bâle le premier Prix suisse du livre.

Anne Fournier, Zurich Samedi 11 octobre 2008 En cette période automnale synonyme de récompenses littéraires, généra >>>


      VILLAGE PEOPLE. LE MOI DE JAVIER BARDEM
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Village people. Stéphane Bonvin Samedi 11 octobre 2008 C‘est un jour d‘enfance grise. Il y a un petit garçon qui regarde la télé.

Sa m';re aussi regarde la télé. C‘est l‘heure des nouvelles. Soudain, la m';re pleure. Elle dit: «Aujourd& >>>


      VUE SUR LE MONDE. LA CONNIVENCE FRANCO–RUSSE
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Vue sur le monde. Bernard Guetta Samedi 11 octobre 2008 C‘est une vieille loi. Comme chacun, la presse n‘entend que ce qui ne dépasse pas son entendement et c‘est ainsi que le grand rapprochement franco–russe passe pratiquement inaperçu. Il s‘est, pourtant, confirmé mercredi, >>>


      «J‘AI CÔTOYÉ LA SOUFFRANCE ENCORE VIVANTE»
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Carla del Ponte: «L‘arrestation de Radovan Karadzic montre que ma stratégie politique était la bonne.» (photo: Keystone) Carla Del Ponte. L‘ancienne procureure du TPI n‘a pas perdu sa passion pour la justice.

Sylvie Arsever Samedi 11 octobre 2008 «Le plus dur, ce ne sont pas le >>>


      «L‘«ORDNUNGSPOLITIK» PAS ADAPTÉE AU PLAN DE SAUVETAGE»
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Question ŕ Sascha Spoun, président de l‘Université de Lunebourg, professeur invité ŕ l‘Université de Saint–Gall.

Yves Petignat Samedi 11 octobre 2008 Le Temps: Pour quelles raisons selon vous l‘Allemagne est–elle aussi réticente ŕ adhére >>>


      «LES SAUVETAGES DES BANQUES PAR LES ETATS DONNENT RAISON AUX RESPONSABLES DE LA CRISE»
      Le Temps, 11-10-2008
     Didier Cossin: «L‘approche américaine aide essentiellement la place financi';re, alors que les individus surendettés, continueront ŕ faire faillite aux Etats–Unis.» (photo: Bertrand Cottet) ENTRETIEN. Les plans d‘aide devraient cibler les consommateurs avant le secteur financier, >>>


      OIL PRICES TUMBLE 10% TO NEW LOW
      Arab News, 11-10-2008
     Reuters NEW YORK: Oil prices dropped 10 percent yesterday and touched 13–month lows in a flight from risk amid concerns of a worldwide recession and further signs of slumping energy demand.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) slashed its estimate of worldwide 2008 oil demand growth to its lowest rate si >>>


      THE BEAR TRUTH
      Arab News, 11-10-2008
     Khalil Hanware | Arab News The dollar rose to a 15–month high against a basket of major currencies as investors scrambled for cash preferably in the world’s reserve currency.

US President George W. Bush insisted yesterday the raging global financial firestorm would be put out as panic–stricken marke >>>


      ACCIDENT VICTIM’S WIFE SEEKS INDIAN EMBASSY HELP
      Arab News, 11-10-2008
     Md. Rasooldeen | Arab News RIYADH: The wife of an Indian expatriate — the victim of a road accident — has appealed to the Indian Embassy in Riyadh to help her husband pay the medical expenses (SR40,000) to enable him to leave the hospital.

«My husband has been in hospital since July 14 and now he has part >>>


      AL–ARABIYA.NET HACKED
      Arab News, 11-10-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Alarabiya.net was hacked, which prevented Internet browsers from accessing the major Gulf news organization’s website on Thursday. The media organization reported that the hackers managed to divert traffic to an outside website that showed a burning Israeli flag and a message saying: «If attacks >>>


      BACK TO SCHOOL AS VACATION FINALLY ENDS
      Arab News, 11-10-2008
     Galal Fakkar | Arab News MAKKAH: A total of five million boys and girls head back to some 30,000 schools today across the Kingdom after their summer break.

Two new major schemes — the King Abdullah Project for General Education Development and the transportation project for girls — will be implemented in this a >>>


      COP STABBED TO DEATH
      Arab News, 11-10-2008
     Faiz Al–Mazrouei | Arab News DAMMAM: A Saudi police officer was killed early on Thursday in a stabbing incident in the city of Al–Khafji. The officer was working as a security guard at a residential compound.

Police in Al–Khafji have ruled out the possibility of the attacker targeting foreigne >>>


      COUPLE TO TAKE CASE AGAINST VICE COPS TO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE
      Arab News, 11-10-2008
     Arab News MADINAH: A woman, who claims members of the local branch of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice harassed her while she was in a car with her husband, intends to take her case to Madinah Gov.

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Majed. «I will never forgive the commission member fo >>>


      KING OKS MAWHIBA STRATEGY
      Arab News, 11-10-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah approved a strategy concerning Mawhiba (Talent) programs submitted by the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for the Gifted. The strategy, prepared by the foundation in consultation with international experts, was submitted to the king for appr >>>


      MOBILE USERS ASKED TO UPDATE PERSONAL DATA
      Arab News, 11-10-2008
     Arab News RIYADH: Mobile phone users in the Kingdom have been asked to furnish their personal data to their respective mobile service providers, Saudi Telecom and Mobily, to prevent unauthorized use of their identity.

In a circular issued yesterday, the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission >>>


      AFGHANISTAN SITUATION RAPIDLY WORSENING
      Arab News, 11-10-2008
     Barbara Ferguson | Arab News WASHINGTON: US intelligence agencies believe the war in Afghanistan is in «a downward spiral» and cast serious doubts on the ability of the Afghan government to stem the rise in the Taleban’s influence there, sparking an urgent strategy rethink by the Bush administration as it en >>>


      FREED JOURNALISTS ALLEGE ABDUCTION
      Arab News, 11-10-2008
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa | Arab News LOST AND FOUND: A Jordan Times handout shows staffers Holli Chmela, left, and Taylor Luck. (Reuters) AMMAN: The two US journalists who were released by Syria on Thursday were quoted yesterday by the paper they worked for, the Jordan Times, as saying they were «kidnapped and taken by >>>


      IMMUNITY FOR AMERICANS IS STICKING POINT
      Arab News, 11-10-2008
     AFP NAJAF, Iraq: Washington has made «huge concessions» in a controversial military pact still under negotiation, but immunity issues remain a problem, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al–Maliki said yesterday.

Among sticking points is an Iraqi demand that neither foreign troops nor civilian American >>>


      TENSION GRIPS TWO MORE CITIES IN MAHARASHTRA
      Arab News, 11-10-2008
     Shahid Raza Burney | Arab News PUNE: A mob of about 500 people that had held a protest rally against the communal riots in Dhule town in north Maharashtra last Sunday, yesterday indulged in heavy stone pelting opposite the office of the district collector and district superintendent of police and in some areas of Parbha >>>


      5 KILLED IN MANHATTAN BLAZE, INCLUDING 3 CHILDREN
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     NEW YORK –– Five people, including three young children, died in an apartment fire early Saturday, some taking refuge from the smoky blaze in a full bathtub and underneath a sink, fire officials said.

A 10–year–old boy was hospitalized in critical condition after the fire in a sixth&ndas >>>


      BILLY GRAHAM HOSPITALIZED IN NC AFTER FALL AT HOME
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     ASHEVILLE, N.C. –– Evangelist Billy Graham was hospitalized Saturday after tripping and falling over one of his dogs at his North Carolina home, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The 8'–year–old Graham was at Mission Hospital in Asheville with discomfort and bruising and hoped to be home >>>


      BUSH SAYS FINANCIAL CRISIS NEEDS COORDINATED RESPONSE
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush on Saturday said the financial crisis will require a global coordinated response and the top industrial nations will work together to solve it as quickly as possible.

"All of us recognize that this is a serious global crisis and therefore requires a ser >>>


      CONSIGNMENT SALES RISE AS ECONOMY FALLS
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     A01 Patricia Ohlemiller packed up her Edmund Scientific Astroscan telescope last week and headed to the Gaithersburg iSold It eBay drop–off center.

She hoped to recoup $150, minus commission, of its original $350 value. Planning to retire next year and worried about putting her house on the market, Ohlemi >>>


      ENDANGERED MISS. FROGS GET A BREAK IN THE WEATHER
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     PM NEW ORLEANS –– Pick up a Mississippi gopher frog and it covers its eyes with its forefeet, like someone afraid to see what‘s coming next. And for at least a decade, it‘s had a good reason not to look.

This year, for a change, nature gave a bit of a break to one of the nation‘s m >>>


      JAPANESE BUSINESSMAN IN MURDER PLOT HANGS HIMSELF
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     LOS ANGELES –– A Japanese businessman accused of conspiring to have his wife murdered 27 years ago in Los Angeles has committed suicide in his jail cell, less than 24 hours after he set foot in the continental United States to answer to the charges.

Kazuyoshi Miura, 61, hanged himself with a piece o >>>


      LOST MANATEE HEADED TO FLA. AFTER MASS. RESCUE
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     DENNIS, Mass. –– A wayward manatee is headed home to Florida after being pulled from frigid Cape Cod waters in an early morning rescue.

The juvenile male manatee wandered into Sesuit Harbor near Dennis, Massachusetts this week. Wildlife officials decided to pull him out Saturday, fearing for his hea >>>


      MARRIAGE RULING NOT THE END OF DEBATE IN CONN.
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     PM HARTFORD, Conn. –– Now that the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled same–sex couples have the right to wed, opponents of gay marriage are pinning their hopes on an infrequent ballot question in a longshot bid to block the unions.

Every 20 years, voters can force a convention during which de >>>


      MCCAIN AND OBAMA ON US–NORTH KOREA AGREEMENT
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     12:51 PM –– Statements by the presidential candidates on North Korea‘s agreement to all U.S. nuclear inspection demands. In response, the Bush administration on Saturday removed the communist country from a terrorism blacklist.

___ Republican presidential candidate John McCain: Reports indicat >>>


      MCCAIN SHIES AWAY FROM RECENT DAYS‘ ATTACKS
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     DAVENPORT, Iowa –– Republican John McCain is turning away from the visceral attacks he‘s launched against Democrat Barack Obama in recent days to pivot back toward their policy disagreements.

In Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, McCain kept his speech focused on the economy and other policies. Tha >>>


      NO QUESTION, BULLDOGS MAKE A STATEMENT
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     E05 As a few of Churchill‘s offensive stars walked toward cheering fans and a jubilant team bus last night, they talked about proving to the rest of Montgomery County –– and to themselves –– that they belong with the best high school football teams in the area.

They said they viewe >>>


      NOBEL PRIZE WINNER DR. GEORGE PALADE DIES AT '5
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     SAN DIEGO –– Dr. George Palade, who won a Nobel Prize in 1'74 for his work isolating and identifying cell structure and helped create one of the leading cell biology programs in the nation at the University of California, San Diego, has died. He was '5.

Palade died Tuesday, the university an >>>


      OBAMA FUNDRAISER, CONVICTED OF FRAUD, SPILLS BEANS
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     CHICAGO –– Jailed political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko, the Chicago real estate developer who helped launch Barack Obama on his political career, is whispering secrets to federal prosecutors about corruption in Illinois and the political fallout could be explosive.

Democratic Gov. Rod >>>


      OBAMA HOLDS 4–POINT LEAD ON MCCAIN IN RACE
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama holds a 4–point lead over Republican rival John McCain in a tight race for the White House, according to a Reuters/C–SPAN/Zogby poll released on Saturday.

Obama leads McCain 48 percent to 44 percent among likely U.S. voters in the latest four– >>>


      OBAMA NOTES MCCAIN‘S EFFORT TO TEMPER GOP COMMENTS
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     AM PHILADELPHIA –– Barack Obama acknowledged Saturday that John McCain has asked his supporters to temper their attacks on him. But the Democratic presidential nominee said the Republican‘s economic plans remain wrong for the country.

"I appreciated his reminder that we can disagree while >>>


      OBAMA THANKS MCCAIN FOR REMARKS, PRESSES ATTACK
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama praised his rival John McCain for trying to tone down the vitriol of the U.S. presidential race but pressed ahead on Saturday with an effort to cast the Republican as out of touch on the economy.

McCain faced fresh troubles after an ethics inquiry found that >>>


      OFFICIALS: US TO DROP NKOREA FROM TERROR BLACKLIST
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The United States is dropping North Korea from a terrorism blacklist, The Associated Press has learned, in the latest attempt to salvage a nuclear disarmament deal before President Bush‘s term ends in January.

The State Department planned an 11 a.m. EDT announcement Saturday abou >>>


      PALIN DRUBS OBAMA ON ABORTION DURING PA. RALLY
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     JOHNSTOWN, Pa. –– Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is attacking Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama‘s position on abortion.

Palin says a vote for Obama is, in her words, "a vote for activist courts that will continue to smother the open and democratic debate tha >>>


      SCENES FROM THE GROUND GAME
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     FORT COLLINS, Colo. –– Twenty houses in four hours. That‘s what Barack Obama volunteer Maria Logsdon hits every weekend, knocking on doors in the suburbs north of Denver.

In a finicky state that polls show could go either way, both Obama and John McCain supporters are kicking their ground effo >>>


      THE CAMPAIGN‘S GOT YOUR NUMBER, AND YOUR BAR CODE
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     BLUE BELL, Pa. –– Barack Obama, a former community organizer, is spending untold millions of dollars to identify and mobilize voters, and Republicans acknowledge that John McCain‘s team probably will be outspent and outmanned.

They hope it won‘t be outmaneuvered. This is an unusual situa >>>


      THE TRAIL
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     $250 FROM EDRTY EDDTY More Fake Names Found On Obama Donor Lists The number of fake names attached to Barack Obama‘s campaign contributions continue to pile up as news outlets and political researchers go through thousands of pages of donor listings.

New discoveries include Edrty Eddty, who donated $250 i >>>


      WASHINGTON WEIGHS LETHAL MEDS FOR TERMINALLY ILL
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     PM OLYMPIA, Wash. –– The emotionally charged battle over end–of–life decisions has taken to the airwaves as Washington state voters decide whether to allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients.

Recent TV and radio ads by opponents feature actor Martin Sheen, >>>


      WILDFIRE THREATENS HOMES, WINERIES IN NAPA VALLEY
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     ST. HELENA, Calif. –– Hundreds of firefighters are battling a fast–growing wildfire that is threatening homes and wineries in California‘s Napa Valley.

Fire officials say the blaze has burned 300 acres in the rugged hills just outside the wine country town of St. Helena. The fire was abo >>>


      WORLD LEADERS VOW CONCERTED ACTION
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     By Steven Mufson and Glenn KesslerWashington Post Staff WritersSaturday, October 11, 2008; A01 U.S. stock markets gyrated wildly yesterday as the world‘s top finance ministers met in Washington to hammer out a joint set of principles aimed at containing the financial crisis and restoring badly damaged confidence.< >>>


      MCCAIN MOVES TO SOFTEN THE TONE AT RALLIES, IF NOT IN ADS
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     A04 LAKEVILLE, Minn., Oct. 10 –– At the end of perhaps the most charged and negative week of the presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain sought to tone down his rhetoric toward Sen. Barack Obama even as his running mate, allies and his own advertising continued to attack the character of the Democratic nomin >>>


      MCCAIN MUM ON FORMER PASTOR
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     By Steven A. Holmes and Michael D. ShearWashington Post Staff WritersSaturday, October 11, 2008; A08 As John McCain‘s campaign hits hard at some of Barack Obama‘s past associations, one person closely tied to the Democratic candidate is conspicuously absent from the attacks: the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. I >>>


      NO MAGIC FROM THE GOP VERSION OF PENN AND TELLER
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." –– Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 4, 1'33 "We‘ll get through this deal." –– George W. Bush, Oct. ', 2008 President Bush peeked out the window of the Oval Office yesterday morning at the crowd awaiting him in the Rose >>>


      PALIN‘S NEW ROLE: TRADITIONAL RUNNING MATE
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     By Perry Bacon Jr.Washington Post Staff WriterSaturday, October 11, 2008; A10 WILMINGTON, Ohio –– In her initial days as a vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sought to reach beyond the Republican base to independents and moderate Democrats dissatisfied with Sen. Barack Obama. At campaign ev >>>


      PROBE FINDS PALIN ABUSED POWER IN CASE OF TROOPER
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     October 11, 2008; A01 An Alaska state legislative investigator found yesterday that Gov. Sarah Palin abused her executive power when she and her husband engaged in a campaign to oust her former brother–in–law from the state police force.

In a lengthy report released in Anchorage, Stephen Branchflowe >>>


      STEVENS‘S REPUTATION ‘STERLING,‘ POWELL SAYS
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     2008; A02 Former secretary of state Colin L. Powell told jurors in the corruption trial of Sen. Ted Stevens yesterday that the powerful Alaska Republican had a "sterling" reputation among the nation‘s military and political leaders.

"He was someone whose word you could rely on," said P >>>


      VA. REPUBLICANS CHART A RETURN TO DOMINANCE
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     RICHMOND, Oct. 10 –– After years of prominent defeats, Virginia Republicans say they are bracing for more losses in November but think they can reverse the trend as soon as next year by returning to their conservative roots and addressing the financial crisis and other issues.

The party needs to ret >>>


      $20 MILLION JOB–SKILLS LADDER CREATED FOR GIRLS IN POOR NATIONS
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     A18 For years, global development experts have believed that if young women received the same schooling as young men, their families would have a path out of poverty. Now, with countries across the developing world documenting rapid progress toward gender equality in education, experts are focusing on the next step: inc >>>


      24 KILLED, 45 INJURED IN BOMBINGS AND SHOOTINGS ACROSS IRAQ
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     October 11, 2008; A17 BAGHDAD, Oct. 10 –– A car bomb exploded in a market in southern Baghdad late Friday afternoon, killing at least 14 people and prompting an outburst of sectarian rioting, according to police and witnesses.

The attack was one of numerous bombings and shootings around the country >>>


      2ND SHIP SEIZED AS PIRATES THREATEN TO BLOW UP 1ST
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     MOGADISHU, Somalia –– Armed pirates hijacked a massive tanker as world powers on Saturday headed toward the Somali coast to end a two–week standoff aboard a ship laden with tanks and weapons, officials said.

The latest ship to be seized, a Greek vessel flying a Panamanian flag, was traveling f >>>


      ANTIQUITIES DEALER HAS COLORFUL, CHECKERED CAREER
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     11, 2008; 10:4' AM MUNICH, Germany –– Leonardo Patterson made his first archaeological find at age 7 in a yam field in his native Costa Rica _ a piece of clay pottery his cousin said could be thousands of years old.

It launched a lifelong fascination with pre–Columbian art, and a career ch >>>


      AUSTRIAN FAR RIGHT LEADER HAIDER DIES IN CAR CRASH
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria‘s veteran far–right leader Joerg Haider was killed in a car accident on Saturday near his home town of Klagenfurt, police said.

Haider, who led the far–right into a coalition government from 2000–2006, made headlines across the world and drew internationa >>>


      EX–PRESIDENT OF FINLAND IS AWARDED PEACE PRIZE
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     A16 PARIS, Oct. 10 –– Martti Ahtisaari, the former Finnish president who has been a tireless mediator in conflicts around the world for more than three decades, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday and expressed hope that the prize will help him raise funds for further peacemaking in hot spots to come >>>


      EX–VOLUNTEERS ANGRY AT PEACE CORPS BOLIVIA PULLOUT
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     –– It took Ellen Arnstein the better part of two years to win the trust of the people of Camargo, a farming town of 5,000 in southeastern Bolivia.

The mayor agreed to partially fund the Peace Corps volunteer‘s proposal to have children plant fruit trees at their school. Arnstein, 27, was about >>>


      FATAH GROUP MULLS TALKS WITH HAMAS
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas‘ Fatah faction is considering a request to meet with Hamas officials for the first time in months, Fatah officials said Saturday.

Senior Fatah official Azzam al–Ahmad said Abbas told Fatah members in Amman he had received a re >>>


      FOR OUSTED CANDIDATE, FIGHT GOES ON
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     By Juan ForeroWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, October 11, 2008; A16 CARACAS, Venezuela –– Young and photogenic, Leopoldo López has been running the campaign of his political life, rummaging for votes here amid a warren of crowded slums and as far away as Venezuela‘s lawless western fronti >>>


      GLOBAL MARKETS FALL DESPITE REASSURANCES
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     October 11, 2008; D01 BERLIN, Oct. 10 –– Fear seized investors around the world Friday as stock markets dropped to levels not broached for several years. National leaders tried to intervene with reassurances and stopgap measures, to no avail.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index fell by '.6 percent, i >>>


      HURRICANE NORBERT NEARS BAJA AS CATEGORY 2 STORM
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     AM PUERTO SAN CARLOS, Mexico –– Norbert bore down on Mexico‘s southern Baja California peninsula Saturday as powerful Category 2 hurricane, and hotels warned tourists to stay away from beaches as the skies darkened.

Norbert, with winds of up to 110 mph (155 kph), was expected to hit land along >>>


      INDONESIANS RALLY, DANCE TO PROTEST ANTI–PORN BILL
      Washington Post, 11-10-2008
     DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Several thousand Indonesians from across the archipelago held a rally in Bali on Saturday to oppose a controversial anti–pornography bill that parliament may vote on next week.

The protesters, who came from Papua, North Sulawesi, Yogyakarta on Java island and Bali, ca >>>



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