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      A WORKER AT THE CONSTRUCTION...
      Kathimerin, 12-05-2008
     ALEXANDROS BELTES/ANA A worker at the construction site of the Haidari metro station in western Athens yesterday. The metro station is expected to be completed by the end of 200' and is estimated to be used by 30,000 passengers daily. Once completed, commuters will reach Syntagma Square in central Athens from Haidar >>>


      CHURCHES SEEK BETTER RELATIONS
      Kathimerin, 12-05-2008
     Archbishop Ieronymos, the head of the Church of Greece, made his first official visit to the Phanar in Istanbul yesterday to meet with the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios, in an effort to pursue closer relations between the two churches.

«I did not come here jus >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 12-05-2008
     CAPTAIN CLEARED No charges laid in relation to Aquamarine ferry accident The captain of the Aquamarine ferry, which sustained damage to its hull on Thursday with more than 1,200 people on board, was released yesterday and will not face charges over the incident, sources said. The vessel, which docked at Piraeus yesterda >>>


      MORE FOOD OIL TAKEN OFF MARKET
      Kathimerin, 12-05-2008
     A second company announced yesterday the withdrawal of its sunflower oil as Greece’s food watchdog was accused of failing to act promptly to stop products tainted with potentially harmful mineral oil from finding their way onto the market.

Elais–Unilever followed Minerva in saying that it would withdraw i >>>


      MPS HIT OUT AT PENDING OTE DEAL
      Kathimerin, 12-05-2008
     Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis said Deutsche Telekom will help OTE telecom be better prepared for a growingly competitive European market as the conservatives faced criticism over the expected deal in Parliament yesterday.

The government has been in talks with Deutsche Telekom since March over selling pa >>>


      PLAN SET FOR GREEN MINISTRY
      Kathimerin, 12-05-2008
     Souflias says seperate Environment portfolio to be formed in under 2 years Greece has announced plans to set up a separate Environment Ministry in about 18 months as the conservative government comes under growing pressure over its environmental policies.

Greece currently runs a joint Environmental, Physical Pl >>>


      POLICE NAB WANTED MOBSTER IN THE ACT
      Kathimerin, 12-05-2008
     Authorities have arrested one of Athens’s most wanted underworld figures, who has been connected to nightclub protection rackets and murder, police said yesterday.

The 41–year–old suspect was arrested on Thursday in a Glyfada nightspot while he was picking up a payment of 1,200 euros for allegedly p >>>


      PRIVATE EDUCATION ROW REKINDLED
      Kathimerin, 12-05-2008
     Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis yesterday stood by his comments that the unhindered operation of private universities would shake things up at state institutions, despite an onslaught from opposition politicians.

Speaking on Thursday, Stylianidis said that a planned change to Article 16 of the Constitu >>>


      AIRPORT SECURITY AND GLARING COMPLACENCY
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Dangerous complacency: passengers get treated like potential terrorists while criminals could be working on the tarmac Queues so long that flights are missed... removing shoes and belts... restricted to tiny bottles of medicine in clear plastic bags... constantly changing rules on hand baggage.

These are just s >>>


      BROWN MELTS IN A FURNACE OF HIS OWN MAKING
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Treating politics as if it were show–business or marketing can be enjoyable. But it is not very illuminating. We are told that Gordon Brown has an "image problem" as if he were a car that had gone out of fashion, or a Hollywood actor who had starred in a dud movie.

But Mr Brown‘s problems >>>


      ‘ASBO PACKS‘ TELL HOUSEHUNTERS IF A NEW AREA REALLY IS DESIRABLE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Househunters can now use an ‘Asbo pack‘ to find out whether any local youths are under curfew Househunters used to have to rely on estate agents and the odd tip–off to assess how friendly their new neighbours would be.

But now, would–be homebuyers can order ‘Asbo packs‘, givi >>>


      ‘I TOLD BLAIR TO SACK BADLY–BEHAVED BROWN,‘ REVEALS JOHN PRESCOTT
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Piggy in the middle? John Prescott told Tony Blair to sack Gordon Brown and spent much of his time acting a conciliator between the two John Prescott revealed today that he challenged Tony Blair to sack Gordon Brown if he could no longer tolerate his behaviour.

The former deputy Prime Minister also told Gordon >>>


      ‘LEGACY FILM‘ SHOWS PHILIP IN HIS TRUE COLOURS AT LAST
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Prince Philip agreed to co–operate with an ITV fly–on–the–wall documentary – the first part of which is screened tomorrow – because he was worried about his gaffe–prone and grumpy image and wanted ‘a legacy film‘ about his life.

The two–part special called The Duk >>>


      ‘RAUNCHY‘ MADONNA STEALS THE BIG WEEKEND SHOW WHILE CHRIS MOYLES HAS ON STAGE KISS WITH KELLY OSBOURNE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Being the Queen of Pop, it is unsurprising that Madonna stole the show at Radio One‘s music festival One Big Weekend.

However, it wasn‘t just her latest chart–toppers that grabbed the crowd‘s attention.

Dressed in thigh–high lace–up black boots and tracksuit bottom, >>>


      &#163;600,000 ‘DONORGATE‘ CASH STILL IN LABOUR ACCOUNT .. SIX MONTHS AFTER VOW TO REPAY IT
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Property developer David Abrahams donated cash to the Labour Part through middlemen Gordon Brown is embroiled in fresh controversy over Labour‘s failure to pay back 630,000 in secret donations.

Last year The Mail on Sunday revealed how property developer David Abrahams had donated the cash through middlem >>>


      A SMITTEN–LOOKING RUSSELL BRAND SPOTTED ON A ROMANTIC DATE WITH A MYSTERY LA LADY
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     He‘s legendary for his lothario–style antics in London, but it seems Russell Brand‘s "ladies‘ man" reputation has yet to reach Los Angeles.

Having a romantic meal with a mystery blonde in LA, the self–confessed sex addict appeared to be smitten as the pair chatted over a >>>


      AMY WINEHOUSE STRIPS OFF IN THE SUNSHINE TO REVEAL HER SHOCKINGLY SKINNY FRAME
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Rehab singer Amy Winehouse cut a shocking picture as she was pictured running through a park looking bony and gaunt.

Troubled Amy was snapped in a park behind a recording studio in Henley, Oxfordshire, yesterday.

Like the rest of the nation, the 24–year–old was taking advantage of the summe >>>


      BABY ONE MORE TIME? BRITNEY‘S SWOLLEN BELLY SPARKS NEW PREGNANCY RUMOURS
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Britney Spears has sparked fresh pregnancy rumours after she was snapped cradling her swollen–looking stomach on a shopping trip.

Dressed casually in tracksuit bottoms and a T–shirt, the mother–of–two was seen placing a protective hand over her bulging tummy.

The 26–year&n >>>


      BLEARY–EYED PETE DOHERTY CELEBRATES PRISON RELEASE BY PARTYING WITH MYSTERY BRUNETTE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Pete Doherty proudly clutched a certificate earlier in the week proving he was clean from drugs after a stint in prison.

His tortured fans can only pray that is still the case after a bleary–eyed Doherty enjoyed a late night partying in London.

The 2'–year–old singer looked like h >>>


      BRITAIN SIZZLES ON THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR WITH MAY SET TO BE THE WARMEST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     The weekend normally coincides with the arrival of grey skies and freezing rain.

But today – just for once – millions of people got the chance to enjoy a rare May day of glorious sunshine and sizzling temperatures.

As the hottest weekend of the year so far saw temperatures soaring into the >>>


      BRITISH TOURISTS ARE TOLD TO PUT EU STICKERS ON THEIR PASSPORTS
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Britons are to be asked to put a sticker on their passports proclaiming the rights of European Union ‘nationals‘ Britons are to be asked to put a sticker proclaiming the rights of European Union "nationals" on the back cover of their passports.

From July 1 next year all new passports issue >>>


      BROWN FACES DISASTER IN CREWE BY–ELECTION AS POLL SHOWS 10% SWING TO TORIES
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     The Tories are poised to achieve their first parliamentary by–election gain since the heyday of Margaret Thatcher, dealing a hammer blow to Gordon Brown‘s hopes of survival.

That is the remarkable finding of the first opinion poll conducted in the Labour stronghold of Crewe, where a by–electio >>>


      CHELSEA BOSS ABRAMOVICH SNAPS UP &#163;18MILLION RANCH IN ROCKY MOUNTAINS
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     It is Roman Abramovich‘s latest attempt to buy his way to paradise. At this magnificent hideaway in the heart of the American Rockies, the 41–year–old Russian oligarch can perfect his skiing, play at being a cowboy and nestle romantically with his beautiful young girlfriend in the huge outdoor hot tub. >>>


      CHIC GEEK: UGLY DUCKLING SARAH JESSICA PARKER MAY NOT HAVE QUITE TURNED INTO A SWAN, BUT SHE’S LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Dressed for success: Sarah Jessica Parker publicising her new film Sarah Jessica Parker is anxious much of the time. In no particular order of importance, she is anxious about ageing, about money, about her future work opportunities, about her son and about the paparazzi that often crowd around the front door of her Man >>>


      CIVIL SERVANTS FUND HOLIDAYS BY CREAMING OFF THOUSANDS ON FLIGHTS DEAL
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     The British Government department charged with helping some of the poorest people around the world is letting its civil servants cream off thousands of pounds for personal use in a bizarre luxury travel expenses deal.

In an extraordinary – but not illegal – arrangement, hundreds of civil servants and their part >>>


      FIRE–BOMBS, MUGGING AND GANG WARFARE – JUST WHAT HAS GONE WRONG WITH GIRLS?
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Was this really what feminism was all about? According to Home Office statistics, to be published later this week, crimes committed by girls aged between ten and 17 have shot up by some 25 per cent over a three–year period.

Last week, a man died and a young woman was badly injured in an explosion in North >>>


      FROM BOOZING TO BOWLER HATS: PRINCE HARRY RECOVERS FROM LATE NIGHT TO SMARTEN UP FOR MILITARY PARADE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Marching along in his bowler hat, he looked as fresh and alert as a young soldier should.

Few would have guessed that just hours earlier Prince Harry had bowled out of a nightclub, slightly more bleary–eyed.

Anyone else who looked as he did at 3.30am – dishevelled and with his ginger hair s >>>


      GANG OF GIRLS ‘BLEW UP HOUSE WITH HOME–MADE BOMB OVER ROW ABOUT BOY‘
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     A gang of teenage girls may have blown up a house with a home–made liquid bomb, which killed a man in a neighbouring property, after arguing with another girl about a love rival.

Purple liquid was poured through the letterbox of the Victorian house before the an explosion destroyed three houses.

>>>


      GROUNDED...COLLEGE CHOIR THAT HAS SUNG FROM THE ROOFTOPS FOR 106 YEARS
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Every Ascension Day for over a century, visitors have flocked to St John‘s College, Cambridge, to hear its famous choir sing from the top of the Chapel Tower.

But this year, health and safety regulations have been blamed for keeping the choir firmly on the ground.

Instead of climbing the 163ft to >>>


      GWYNETH DUNWOODY CALLED POLITICS A DISEASE ... THE WOMEN IN HER FAMILY CAUGHT IT MORE BADLY THAN MOST, SAYS HER DAUGHTER
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Family seat: Tamsin Dunwoody on the campaign trail in Crewe last week Tamsin Dunwoody knew exactly what she was doing when she had her ears pierced and didn‘t tell her mother.

But it still came as a shock when Gwyneth Dunwoody caught the glint of a gold stud as she sat opposite her daughter on a packed Lo >>>


      HALF MAN, HALF MANIAC: THE WILD LIFE OF RICHARD HARRIS
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     When Richard Harris was offered the role of Professor Albus Dumbledore in the first Harry Potter film in 2001, he did exactly what Sean Connery had done just weeks before.

He turned it down. By then 71, and having already enjoyed a hugely successful career, he didn‘t want the hassle of getting up early or >>>


      HAND YOUR SON OVER, MURDERED GIRL‘S FATHER BEGS ARAB BILLIONAIRE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     The father of the beautiful Norwegian student murdered in London has made an impassioned plea to the man wanted in connection with her killing to give himself up.

Farouk Abdulhak, the son of a billionaire tycoon, was the last person to be seen with 23–year–old Martine Vik Magnussen.

He fled >>>


      HELLDORADO: HOW EXPATS DREAM LIFE IN THE SPANISH SUNSHINE HAS TURNED INTO A PROPERTY NIGHTMARE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Sitting in a hotel on the Costa del Sol, a handful of expat Brits are watching the sun set on their dreams of a new life in Spain.

Gathered inside the ballroom of the Hotel Alanda on Marbella‘s Golden Mile, they are stony–faced as one by one their homes go under the auctioneer‘s hammer for tho >>>


      HOW I TURNED BERNARD FROM MANSFIELD INTO ALVIN STARDUST, BY LORD LEVY
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Man in black: Alvin Stardust gave Lord Levy‘s Magnet Records its first hit When I set up my own record company in 1'73 we had no artists, just an idea for a logo and a name: Bullet Records. That name, however, was already registered.

It was my secretary who rescued us from this setback: our logo, she >>>


      I FELT LIKE CHOKING JOHN OVER AFFAIR WITH TRACEY, SAYS PRESCOTT‘S WIFE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     John Prescott‘s wife Pauline last night spoke for the first time about her husband‘s scandalous affair with his diary secretary Tracey Temple.

She said she felt like ‘choking‘ the former Deputy Prime Minister when she discovered his infidelity – but chose to stay with him after deciding >>>


      I KID YOU NOT... PEACHES KEEPS SIS PIXIE OUT OF TROUBLE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Peaches Geldof is said to have incurred her father‘s wrath after allegedly being filmed buying cocaine.

How ironic, then, that the 1'–year–old has been acting as self–appointed guardian to younger sister Pixie on their nights out.

"Peaches is very protective of Pixie an >>>


      ILLEGAL MIGRANTS ARE ON OUR PAYROLLS, ADMIT NHS HOSPITALS
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Dozens of illegal immigrants have been found working with patients in National Heath Service hospitals, the Government has admitted.

Last year alone, 40 unlawful migrants – including a doctor, nurses, physiotherapists and healthcare assistants – were discovered on the payroll of the NHS, an investigation by The >>>


      JENNIFER ANISTON GETS FRIENDLY IN THE POOL WITH HER TATTOOED NEW BEAU JOHN MAYER
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Jennifer Aniston‘s romance with tattooed singer songwriter John Mayer seems to be going from strength to strength if these pictures are anything to go by.

The former Friends star was spotted cuddling up with John at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Miami.

The pair enjoyed a rigorous gym session tog >>>


      LINDSAY LOHAN STRIKES A POSE IN TIGER–PRINT TO LAUNCH HER NEW LINE OF LEGGINGS
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     It seems there is no end to Lindsay Lohan‘s talents. For most people being a singer and actress would be time consuming enough but now the reformed star has launched herself as a leggings designer.

And who better to model the new range than the creator herself? Wearing said leggings and a tiger–prin >>>


      LOHAN BEHOLD ... NOW LINDSAY‘S INVITING THE PAPARAZZI TO PHOTOGRAPH HER
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     She‘s more accustomed to dodging the paparazzi, but when it came to launching her own line of clothing Lindsay Lohan made sure to invite them – and ended up besieged by 50 photographers.

The 21–year–old star was joined by two models – a sultry brunette and a blonde with corkscrew c >>>


      MIDNIGHT BLUE COLEEN PAINTS MANCHESTER RED FOR THE ‘MOTHER‘ OF ALL HEN PARTIES
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     With under a month to go before she ties the knot with fiancé Wayne Rooney, Coleen McLoughlin was snapped out and about in Manchester on her hen night.

The 22–year–old cut a sophisticated picture with her swept up hair and midnight blue outfit as she hit Panacea restaurant with a group of frien >>>


      MURDERED TEENAGE ALTAR BOY KILLED IN ‘UNPROVOKED ATTACK‘ AFTER REFUSING TO TAKE PART IN FIGHT, SAY POLICE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Jimmy Mizen died after sustaining horrific neck wounds A teenager murdered the day after his 16th birthday was killed in an unprovoked attack after he refused to take part in a fight, police said tonight.

A manhunt was under way to track the killer responsible for cutting «gentle giant» Jimmy Mizen& >>>


      MYSTERY AS CHARLES KENNEDY MISSES TRAIN TO RADIO 4 SHOW
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Troubles: Charles Kennedy Friends of Charles Kennedy denied yesterday that his drink problem had returned, after the former Liberal Democrat leader failed to turn up for a live BBC radio show.

Mr Kennedy, who was forced to stand down as party leader two years ago over his alcoholism, was due to take part in Fri >>>


      NET CLOSES ON &#163;32MILLION SECURITAS THIEF ‘SEEN IN TURKISH CYPRUS‘
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Sean Lupton is suspected of fleeing with up to 32million from the Securitas robbery in Kent British detectives raided addresses across Northern Cyprus yesterday as the net closed on the man suspected of fleeing with up to 32million from the Securitas robbery in Kent.

They believe Sean Lupton, 47, may be hiding >>>


      NOW LABOUR PLANS TO BAN CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL UNLESS THEY HAVE AN MMR JAB
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Slump: Immunisation rates have fallen Children could be banned from school if they have not had the MMR jab.

Under Labour plans, primary schools will have to demand proof from parents that their children have had the triple vaccine before they are allowed to register.

The proposal, drawn up by the MP i >>>


      OWEN WILSON TO WED KATE HUDSON – A YEAR AFTER HE ‘TRIED TO KILL HIMSELF‘ WHEN SHE DUMPED HIM
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Hollywood A–listers Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson are set to tie the knot – a year after he tried to kill himself when she dumped him.

Owen, 3', allegedly attempted suicide last summer after his relationship with Goldie Hawn‘s daughter broke down.

It is thought the devastated actor slashe >>>


      POLITICS IS LIKE A BEAUTY CONTEST ... YOU DO YOUR THING, PEOPLE VOTE, HOPEFULLY YOU WIN, SAYS MISS GB AS SHE STANDS IN CREWE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     If it‘s true that a week is a long time in politics, then Gemma Garrett can happily lay claim to a lengthy political career. It has, after all, spanned all of five days.

During that heady time – which began when her political ambition was awoken (literally) with a late–night telephone call – her man >>>


      QUEEN BEA: PRINCESS BEATRICE WINS THE STYLE STAKES AT THE POLO
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Princess Beatrice was the epitome of summer chic as she took in the polo and enjoyed the May sunshine in a frothy white sun dress.

Wearing aviators and casual flat pumps, the 1'–year–old looked relaxed as she watched the sport her cousins Princes William and Harry are so fond of.

Howeve >>>


      ROBERT HARDMAN: PRINCE PHILIP – THE DUKE OF HAZARD?
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Back in the placard–waving Seventies, when young people went demonstrating instead of nightclubbing, a bumptious student leader came up against the Establishment and needed a helping hand.

He received it from the most unlikely quarter – the top of the Royal Family. That radical firebrand duly went o >>>


      SEX AND THE SHOWER SCENE... OR HOW KRISTIN DAVIS REFUSED TO BARE ALL IN SEX AND THE CITY MOVIE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     She was one of a quartet of young actresses who once shocked and delighted viewers with their raunchy exploits when Sex And The City first hit television screens.

But, a decade later, it seems, Kristin Davis has become altogether more demure.

Kristin, who played Charlotte in the cult show, has revealed >>>


      SIEGE BARRISTER SHOT DEAD BY POLICE HAD BEEN TAKING ANTI–DEPRESSANTS
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Barrister Mark Saunders had been taking anti–depressant drugs for several months, it has been revealed The wealthy barrister shot dead by police marksmen at his luxury home had been taking anti–depressant drugs for several months.

Friends of Mark Saunders, 32, who was killed by at least five bullet >>>


      SPRINGTIME HEAT PUTS ALESHA DIXON IN THE GUTTER AFTER WEST END NIGHT OUT
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Maybe it was the balmy air that got the better of Alesha Dixon last night. But the singer and reigning Strictly Come Dancing champ appeared to be all a flutter on a night out with a group of friends in the West End.

Looking trim and sun–kissed in a snug lurex mini–dress, Alesha was caught on camera >>>


      THE SINGLE LIFE SEEMS TO SUIT KELLY BROOK AND BILLY ZANE AS THEY GRIN FROM EAR TO EAR AND GO THEIR SEPARATE WAYS
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     They had appeared to be the perfect couple and the showbiz world were shocked when they split, but Kelly Brook and Billy Zane seem to be readjusting to the single life rather well.

The couple had been together for four years when they announced their split last month.

However, since the break–up >>>


      TRAUMATISED POLICE TO GET COUNSELLING AFTER SEX DUNGEON FAMILY PROBE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     ‘Nervous‘: Josef Fritzl is scared to leave his cell Police examining the Austrian cellar dungeon where Josef Fritzl imprisoned and repeatedly raped his own daughter for decades, fathering seven children by her, are receiving psychological counselling.

Officers with years of experience of crime scene >>>


      VITAL AID TRUCKS TO HELP CYCLONE VICTIMS WERE DRIVEN TO A PAGODA ... AND ABANDONED
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Behind the bamboo curtain of one of the world‘s most brutal regimes, I watched yesterday as Burma‘s military rulers grudgingly allowed the first international aid trucks into their cyclone–ravaged country – then displayed their contempt for their suffering people by grounding the life–saving carg >>>


      WEDDING ON ICE AS SIENNA MILLER PLAYS IT COOL WITH ‘JEALOUS‘ RHYS IFANS
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Given that they have been dating for less than a year, talk of a summer wedding for Sienna Miller and her boyfriend Rhys Ifans always seemed a little premature.

Now it seems that marriage could be off the cards altogether. Friends say the couple are going through "their first serious rough patch" and >>>


      WHISTLEBLOWER SPIES ARE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD BY NEW GOVERNMENT RULES
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Jack Straw: His decision means spies will have issues dealt with internally Britain‘s spies will not be covered by new rules that protect Government whistleblowers.

Officers from MI5, MI6 and the GCHQ listening station who raise the alarm over their roles must instead have the issue dealt with internally. >>>


      WHY GOVERNMENT KILLJOYS ARE TRYING TO BAN WEDDING DAY PICTURES
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     It is the classic wedding photograph pose – the happy couple smiling for the camera as they sign the register.

But the tradition is being scrapped in register offices as a result of Government guidelines which state that photographing the register breaches data protection rules.

It will mean an end to >>>


      WIN TICKETS TO SEE COUNTRY LEGEND WILLIE NELSON PERFORM IN LONDON NEXT WEEK
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Willie Nelson He‘s the singer–songwriter who gave Patsy Kline the hit Crazy – we‘re giving one lucky reader the chance to see the magic of Willie Nelson live on London next week.

To celebrate his 75th birthday, Legacy Recordings is releasing One Hell Of A Ride, a monumental 4–CD, 1 >>>


      AID BEGINS TO TRICKLE INTO CYCLONE–HIT BURMA – BUT FEARS OF FURTHER CATASTROPHE REMAIN
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Aid has started to trickle through to the survivors of the Burmese cyclone disaster but many more supplies are urgently needed if a disease epidemic is to be avoided, aid agencies said today.

Two Red Cross planes loaded with emergency relief supplies have now landed in the stricken country with another due to l >>>


      CAUGHT: PAEDOPHILE ACTOR PICTURED ABUSING BOYS ON INTERNET IS ARRESTED AFTER GLOBAL HUNT
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Seized: Wayne Nelson Corliss, 58, an actor who also goes by the stage name of Casey Wane.

A suspected paedophile targeted in an international manhunt was today arrested by police in the United States, Interpol revealed.

The arrest was made two days after Interpol, the international police agency based >>>


      CHELSEA BOSS ABRAMOVICH SNAPS UP &#163;18MILLION RANCH IN ROCKY MOUNTAINS
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     It is Roman Abramovich‘s latest attempt to buy his way to paradise. At this magnificent hideaway in the heart of the American Rockies, the 41–year–old Russian oligarch can perfect his skiing, play at being a cowboy and nestle romantically with his beautiful young girlfriend in the huge outdoor hot tub. >>>


      CHILDREN LEFT WITH NOTHING BUT CLOTHES ON THEIR BACKS AFTER DEVASTATING CYCLONE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Theirs was always a simple existence. Now, after Cyclone Nargis churned through the coastal plains of Burma, these three children have been left with nothing but the clothes on their backs and a handful of pots and pans.

As in hundreds of villages across the vast Irrawaddy delta, the children‘s bamboo sti >>>


      FORMER TOPLESS MODEL JOINS BERLUSCONI‘S CABINET AS ITALY‘S EQUALITIES MINISTER
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     From the catwalk to the cabinet: Mara Carfagna It is not the sort of appointment Gordon Brown would make to his cabinet.

But then Mr Brown is no Silvio Berlusconi, playboy and man of ostentatious political gestures.

The Italian prime minister, long known for his fondness for pretty women, has named for >>>


      HILLARY VOWS TO FIGHT ON AS OBAMA CAMP PREPARE TO CLAIM VICTORY
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Barack Obama has challenged Hillary Clinton by insisting he will declare himself the winner in the race for the White House on 20 May.

Hours after the polls close at the Kentucky and Oregon primary the Illinois senator plans to announce he has secured enough delegates to be named as the Democratic presidential >>>


      ISLAMIC MILITANTS TAKE OVER WEST BEIRUT AS LEBANON TEETERS ON THE BRINK OF CIVIL WAR
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Hezbollah gunmen seized large parts of Beirut and shut down a pro–government TV station and newspapers today as Lebanon teetered on the brink of a full–scale civil war.

At least 11 people were killed and dozens injured as fighting rocked the capital for the third day after the Islamist group claimed >>>


      ISRAELI PM FACES NEW CALLS TO RESIGN AFTER ADMITTING TAKING CASH FROM ‘THE LAUNDRY MAN‘
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Under fire: Ehud Olmert said he took money from an American businessman Israeli Prime Mininster Ehud Olmert today faced increased pressure to resign after he admitted taking cash from an American businessman for close to a decade.

Prosecutors say Mr Olmert took hundreds of thousands of pounds from a New York fi >>>


      KREMLIN‘S BLAST FROM THE PAST: AWESOME DISPLAY OF MILITARY POWER IN RED SQUARE FOR RUSSIA‘S NEW LEADER
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     It was a chilling sight from a different age. Nuclear missile launchers and scores of tanks rolled across Red Square yesterday for the first time since the end of the Cold War.

The military hardware – including Topol–M ballistic missiles and T–'0 tanks – may be a reminder of the days >>>


      LIBYAN FURY AS ITALY GIVES MINISTERIAL JOB TO RIGHT–WINGER WHO WORE MOHAMMED T–SHIRT
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Crisis: Silvio Berlusconi in row with Lybia Silvio Berlusconi today faced the first crisis of his new premiership after Libya said it would no longer help in the fight against illegal immigrants because of the appointment of a controversial minister.

Roberto Calderoli, a member of the xenophobic Northern League >>>


      MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE MAY HAVE FORCED SEX WHILE HE WAS ASLEEP, PSYCHIATRIST SAYS
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     A man accused of rape may have suffered from "sexsomnia" – causing him to have sex with a woman while he was asleep, a psychiatrist told a court today.

Leonard Spencer, 48, claims he doesn‘t remember carrying out an alleged attack on a guest at his home in Australia‘s Nothern Territo >>>


      MOST CHARMING, RESILIENT AND BRAVE PEOPLE ON THE PLANET, BY THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR IN BURMA
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     It has been just five days since I flew back into Rangoon with my wife and our four–year–old daughter. But it seems like a lifetime.

The scene that met us in the wake of the cyclone was extraordinary. Barely a tree was standing, debris was everywhere, power and water were gone.

Buildings ha >>>


      MOTHER WITH 17 CHILDREN WITH NAMES BEGINNING WITH J IS EXPECTING AGAIN... BUT STRUGGLING TO FIND A NEW NAME
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Having 18 children would be more than enough of a challenge for most women, but for U.S. mother Michelle Duggar it throws up an extra problem … she has to come up with an 18th name beginning with J so it won‘t stand out among its siblings.

The seven sisters and 10 brothers are Joshua, 20; twins Jan >>>


      PICTURED: ZEUS, THE 70–STONE MANTA RAY TAKES TO THE SKY (WITH THE HELP OF A HELICOPTER)
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     His namesake is the mythological god of the sky but as Zeus the manta ray flew through the clouds, he was at the mercy of a helicopter until it reached the shore.

The 70–stone sea creature was carried on a vast net to the Atlantic Ocean from Paradise Island in the Bahamas, where he had been in captivity f >>>


      THE BABY MANATEES ABANDONED BY THEIR MOTHER NEED TO BE BOTTLE FED TO SURVIVE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     There‘s only one way to feed a hungry baby manatee – and that‘s to get into the water to give it a bottle.

Staff at this sea life centre have been getting up close to two of these marine creatures which are being hand–reared.

The two little calves were mysteriously abandoned by >>>


      THE RED ARMY MARCHES AGAIN – AND I FEAR FOR ALL OUR FUTURES, SAYS PETER HITCHENS
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     You do not really know what arrogance is until you have seen tanks come snarling down your street. The sight does something to the heart and the mind that nothing else has the power to do.

I know this because tanks did come down my Moscow street with evil intent one bright August morning in 1''1, the sp >>>


      TRAUMATISED POLICE TO GET COUNSELLING AFTER SEX DUNGEON FAMILY PROBE
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     ‘Nervous‘: Josef Fritzl is scared to leave his cell Police examining the Austrian cellar dungeon where Josef Fritzl imprisoned and repeatedly raped his own daughter for decades, fathering seven children by her, are receiving psychological counselling.

Officers with years of experience of crime scene >>>


      VITAL AID TRUCKS TO HELP CYCLONE VICTIMS WERE DRIVEN TO A PAGODA ... AND ABANDONED
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Behind the bamboo curtain of one of the world‘s most brutal regimes, I watched yesterday as Burma‘s military rulers grudgingly allowed the first international aid trucks into their cyclone–ravaged country – then displayed their contempt for their suffering people by grounding the life–saving carg >>>


      VOTE FOR MUGABE OR YOU‘LL BE SHOT, POLICE OFFICERS TOLD AHEAD OF ZIMBABWE RUN–OFF
      The Daily Mail, 12-05-2008
     Junior police have been told they must vote for Mugabe ‘because the situation is now a war‘ Police officers voting in Zimbabwe‘s presidential run–off have been threatened with the firing squad if they defy an order to re–elect Robert Mugabe.

Bulawayo police chiefs have warned junio >>>


      Alza de la Bolsa de Tokio
      Clarin, 12-05-2008
     04:45 El debilitamiento del yen empujó a las cotizaciones del mercado japonés, cuyo principal índice, el Nikkei, registró un avance de 0,64 por ciento. Por su parte, el Topix subió 0,08%. El debilitamiento del yen empujó hoy al alza las cotizaciones de la Bolsa de Tokio, cuyo principal índice, el Nikkei, registró un avance de 88,02 pun >>>


      Choque fatal en Flores: murió el chofer de un camión
      Clarin, 12-05-2008
     05:33 El accidente ocurrió esta madrugada en el cruce de las avenidas Juan Bautista Alberdi y San Pedrito. El transporte de carga chocó contra un taxi y luego se incrustó contra el frente de un edificio. Un hombre murió esta madrugada al chocar con el camión que manejaba contra un taxi, en la intersección de las avenidas Juan Bautista Al >>>


      La ex línea Mitre presta un servicio reducido
      Clarin, 12-05-2008
     06:35 Es como consecuencia de una amenaza de bomba en la estación Olivos. Las formaciones sólo cumplen con el recorrido entre la Terminal de Retiro y la estación Tres de Febrero. Los trenes de la ex línea Mitre circulaban esta mañana con servicio reducido como consecuencia de la denuncia de una amenaza de bomba en la estación Olivos, i >>>


      Un fuerte sismo sacudió a China
      Clarin, 12-05-2008
     05:13 El temblor, de 7,5 de magnitud en al escala de Richter y con epicentro en el distrito de Wenchuan, se sintió también en Pekín, Shanghai, Taiwán y Bangkok.  Un terremoto de 7,5 de magnitud sacudió hoy la provincia de Sichuan, en China, a menos de 100 kilómetros de su capital, Chengdu, según ha informado el Centro Geológico de EE.U >>>


      DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TO VISIT SINGAPORE
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem will pay an official visit to Singapore from May 20–25, the Foreign Ministry‘s spokesman Le Dung announced at a regular press briefing in Hanoi on May 8.

The visit is aimed at boosting friendship and cooperation in politics, economy, trade, i >>>


      ENERGY POWERS VIETNAM–UKRAINE CO–OPERATION
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has welcomed Ukraine businesses to join bids to supply equipment for Vietnam‘s hydro– and thermo–electric power projects and to transfer its mining technology to Vietnam.

Deputy PM Hai made the statement while receiving Ukraine Deputy Minister of Economic >>>


      HUNGARIAN PRESIDENT TO VISIT VIETNAM NEXT WEEK
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     Hungarian President Laszlo Solyom will pay an official visit to Vietnam from May 15–1' at an invitation of President Nguyen Minh Triet.

The visit is aimed at boosting multifaceted relations between Vietnam and Hungary, especially economic and commercial ties, the Foreign Ministry‘s spokesman Le >>>


      LAW–MAKERS HEAR REVISIONS ON DRUG LAW
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     Vietnam‘s security chief has called for Law on Drug Prevention and Combat revisions and supplements to be considered to provide a legal system able to deal with the realities of combating drugs.

Minister of Public Security Le Hong Anh made the call while presenting the ministry‘s drug law revisions >>>


      LEGISLATORS LOOK TO RAISE STANDARD OF LIVING
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     At their working session on May ', law–makers asked the government to formulate prioritised investment policies to support development in rural and disadvantaged areas.

They proposed policies to focus on transportation, education, natural disaster mitigation and the allocation of land and housing.
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      LEGISLATORS MULL OVER REVISED TAX, OIL AND GAS LAWS
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     Finance Minister Vu Van Ninh made a presentation on the draft revised law at the on–going session of the 12th National Assembly on the morning of May 7.

The bill outlines that the present 28% tax rate for businesses and organizations in the economic sector will be replaced by three preferential tax rates >>>


      MID–TERM CG MEETING TO BE HELD IN SAPA
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     The mid–term Vietnam Consultative Group (CG) meeting will take place in Sapa in northern Lao Cai province on June 5–6, Vietnamese foreign ministry spokesman Le Dung said.

At his regular press briefing in Hanoi on May 8, Le Dung said the meeting between the government and major donors will centre on >>>


      STATE PRESIDENT WELCOMES NEW AMBASSADORS
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     Vietnam always places great importance on expanding its relationships with other countries, particularly in politics, economics and trade, State President Nguyen Minh Triet told newly–appointed ambassadors.

President Triet made the statement at separate meetings with Armenian Ambassador Vahagn Movsisian, >>>


      TOP COMMUNIST LEADERS FOCUS VIETNAM–BRAZIL FRIENDSHIP
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     During their meeting in Hanoi on May 8, CPB President Rabelo praised the great achievements of the Vietnamese people under the leadership of the CPV in the renewal process.

He said he would do his utmost to strengthen and develop friendship and cooperation between the two Parties, Governments and peoples.
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      VIETNAM AND BENIN TO PRIORITISE AGRICULTURAL CO–OPERATION
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     Vietnam and Benin should give top priority to agricultural co–operation particularly as the world faces challenges to food security, said President Nguyen Minh Triet.

President Triet made the remarks while receiving Pascal Irene Koupaki, Benin Minister of State in charge of Economic Forecasting, Developme >>>


      VIETNAM CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR SIERRA LEONE‘S RECONSTRUCTION
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     Vietnamese Ambassador Le Luong Minh called upon the United Nations, regional organisations and the international community to continue to assist the Government of Sierra Leone to overcome difficulties, promote socio–economic reconstruction and strengthen the international integration process.

At a UN Secu >>>


      VIETNAM SUPPORTS COUNTER–TERRORISM EFFORTS
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     Vietnam is committed to counter–terrorism and the non–proliferation of mass destruction weapons under international treaties to which it is a party and resolutions of the UN Security Council.

Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN Ambassador Hoang Chi Trung delivered the statement at t >>>


      VIETNAM TO HOST ASIA–EUROPE EDUCATION MINISTERS MEETING
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     Vietnam has been selected to host the second Asia–Europe (ASEM) Education Ministers‘ Meeting in Hanoi next year.

The country‘s proposal to host the event was approved at ASEM‘s first meeting "Education and Training for Tomorrow: Common Perspectives in Asia and Europe" that conv >>>


      VIETNAM TO JOIN GLOBAL EFFORTS TO STABILISE RICE PRICES
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman says Vietnam supports international community efforts to stabilise world food prices.

Spokesman Le Dung told reporters on May 8 the country was willing to join efforts to ensure the interests of farmers, rice exporters and consumers, especially those in developing count >>>


      VIETNAM URGES TOP PRIORITY FOR LEBANESE INTERESTS
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     At a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on the situation in Lebanon, Vietnam has urged all concerned parties to accord top priority to the interests of the Lebanese people, promote national reconciliation and political dialogue for the planned Presidential election.

Addressing the UNSC consultation >>>


      VIETNAM WANTS TO CLOSER CO–OPERATION WITH WORLD BANK
      Nhan Dan, 12-05-2008
     Prime Minister Dung spoke of the aspirations at a reception for WB Country Director Ajay Chhiber in Hanoi on May 7 to mark the end of his term of office in Vietnam .

The PM praised the WB official‘s contributions, which helped strengthen ties between Vietnam and the bank, particularly in infrastructure in >>>


      Afinará PRD estrategia para foro de reforma petrolera
      El Imparcial, 12-05-2008
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      Amarra Clínica San Benito liderato en Premier
      El Imparcial, 12-05-2008
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