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      NWFP APPROVES TALEBAN–STYLE BILL
      Arab News, 14-11-2006
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 14 November 2006 — An alliance of religious parties ruling the North West Frontier Province passed a controversial bill yesterday to introduce what critics say would be Taleban–style system of moral policing.

The Supreme Court had blocked attempts by the government o >>>


      PALESTINIAN FACTIONS HAGGLE OVER PORTFOLIOS
      Arab News, 14-11-2006
     Agencies GAZA CITY, 14 November 2006 — Rival Palestinian factions were yesterday haggling over portfolios in a future unity government as Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he was ready, under conditions, to deal with the new Cabinet.

Talks were taking place one day after the main parties said they had agr >>>


      SUSPECTED MUSLIM BOMBER CAUGHT IN MINDANAO
      Arab News, 14-11-2006
     Al Jacinto & Reuters MANILA The capture of a suspected Muslim militant in the Philippines may have averted attacks on mainly Roman Catholic cities on the southern island of Mindanao, police officials said yesterday.

Blah Platon, a Filipino also known as Datu Demaatol Guilal, was caught at dawn yesterday at >>>


      TEN DIE ON BAGHDAD BUS AS IRAQ MULLS NEW CABINET
      Arab News, 14-11-2006
     Agencies BAGHDAD, 14 November 2006 — At least 10 people died in a Baghdad bus bombing yesterday, as Prime Minister Nuri Al–Maliki was expected soon to carry out a sweeping Cabinet reshuffle to try and address some of Iraq’s myriad problems.

The urgent need for change was underlined by the suicide attack o >>>


      UN INITIATIVE CALLS FOR ME PEACE TO HEAL ISLAM–WEST DIVIDE
      Arab News, 14-11-2006
     Agence France Presse ISTANBUL, 14 November 2006 — Resolving the Israeli–Palestinian conflict is key to improving relations between Islam and the West, a multinational group of scholars, politicians and religious leaders said in a report presented here yesterday to UN chief Kofi Annan.

«The Israeli&n >>>


      ‘CAGED KIDS‘ CASE BEGINS JURY SELECTION
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     NORWALK, Ohio –– Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of a couple accused of making some of their 11 adopted special needs children sleep in cages.

Michael and Sharen Gravelle are charged with 16 counts of felony child endangering and if convicted could face one to five years in prison and a ma >>>


      4 KILLED IN PLANE CRASH IN INDIANA
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     ROLLING PRAIRIE, Ind. –– A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff Monday night in northern Indiana, killing all four people on board, federal aviation officials said.

Controllers lost radar and radio contact with the plane, a twin–engine Cessna 303, shortly after it departed South Bend Regi >>>


      AP: GIULIANI TAKES STEP TOWARD ‘08 BID
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a moderate Republican best known for his stewardship of the city after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, has taken the first step in a 2008 presidential bid.

The former mayor filed papers to create the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Exploratory Commi >>>


      APPLIANCES TO FACE TIGHTER ENERGY RULES
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     D02 New energy–efficiency standards for 22 appliances will be set over the next 4 1/2 years under an agreement settling a lawsuit brought against the Energy Department by the Natural Resources Defense Council, consumer groups and 15 states.

The new standards –– covering such items as dishwashe >>>


      BREAST CANCER RISK LINKED TO RED MEAT, STUDY FINDS
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     Younger women who regularly eat red meat appear to face an increased risk for a common form of breast cancer, according to a large, well–known Harvard study of women‘s health.

The study of more than '0,000 women found that the more red meat the women consumed in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the great >>>


      BYU SURPRISES STANFORD
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     Haley Hall banked in a go–ahead three–pointer with 17 seconds left and the shot clock expiring and Stanford then missed three shots from close range, lifting No. 22 BYU to a 55–52 upset of the fourth–ranked Cardinal in the second round of the preseason Women‘s National Invitation Tournament >>>


      CAPS‘ GOOD FORTUNE CONTINUES
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     SUNRISE, Fla., Nov. 13 –– The statistics said the Washington Capitals were outplayed.

The scoreboard said it didn‘t matter one bit. The Capitals did not so much earn this victory as unwrap it, a fitting development in a season that has so far exceeded expectation and occasionally defied reason >>>


      CONNECTICUT RACE TIGHTENS, ERROR FOUND
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     LEBANON, Conn. –– Democrat Joe Courtney‘s lead over Republican Rep. Rob Simmons grew to 10' votes Monday, after dipping to as low as 66 votes earlier in the day.

The roller–coaster recount in one of the closest congressional races in the nation has uncovered significant errors in two >>>


      FLA. SENATOR MEL MARTINEZ TO CHAIR RNC
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Florida Sen. Mel Martinez, a prominent Hispanic who previously served in President Bush‘s Cabinet, will assume the high–profile post of Republican National Committee general chairman, GOP officials said Monday.

Martinez, 60, will remain in the Senate when he takes the reins >>>


      FLU DRUG LABEL WILL WARN OF RISKS, FDA SAYS
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     Patients who take Tamiflu should be closely monitored for signs of abnormal behavior, health officials said yesterday in announcing an updated label for the flu drug.

The added precaution came after reports of more than 100 new cases of delirium, hallucinations and other unusual psychiatric behavior in children >>>


      GATES MAY REIN IN PENTAGON ACTIVITIES
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     By Walter PincusWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, November 14, 2006; A12 The nomination of Robert M. Gates as secretary of defense has begun to ease concerns in the intelligence community about the rapid growth of Pentagon intelligence activities since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, said experts inside and outside th >>>


      GIULIANI TAKES STEP TOWARD WHITE HOUSE BID
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON –– The man once dubbed "America‘s mayor" has taken the first step toward becoming America‘s next president.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Republican moderate who achieved near–mythic popularity for his handling of the Sept. 11 attacks, filed paper >>>


      GROWERS DONATE HOLIDAY TREES TO TROOPS
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     SYRACUSE, N.Y. –– With U.S. troops facing another holiday season in foreign war zones, Christmas tree growers across the nation are donating thousands of trees to them and their families stateside.

"It‘s a special time of year. This is a small way to help lessen the pain of separation and >>>


      HHS CHIEF OPPOSES NEGOTIATION OF MEDICARE DRUG PRICES
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     By Kevin FrekingAssociated PressTuesday, November 14, 2006; A14 The nation‘s top health official said yesterday that the government should not negotiate Medicare drug prices, a position that sets the stage for an early confrontation with the incoming Democratic Congress.

"The idea of the government n >>>


      IN KING‘S HONOR, A DREAM ACHIEVED
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     November 14, 2006; A01 Two presidents, a renowned poet and lions of the civil rights movement joined thousands gathered on the Mall yesterday to mark the spot where a memorial will be built to honor Martin Luther King Jr., the visionary pastor who beseeched the nation to live up to its principles and earned a place in t >>>


      KFC TWEAKS COL. SANDERS LOGO
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     LOUISVILLE, Ky. –– Col. Harland Sanders is shedding his white suit jacket for a red cook‘s apron.

KFC unveiled a new brand logo Tuesday that includes bolder colors and a more well–defined visage of the late Kentucky Fried Chicken founder, who will keep his classic black bow tie, glasses >>>


      MAN ADMITS 1'84 U.VA. SEX ASSAULT
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     AM CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –– A man who sexually assaulted a fellow University of Virginia student in 1'84 and then apologized to her two decades later as part of the 12–step Alcoholics Anonymous program pleaded guilty to the crime Tuesday.

"This began as an effort to make amends," >>>


      MICH. JAILS ORDERED TO LIMIT SHACKLE USE
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     DETROIT –– A federal judge has ordered prison officials in Michigan to immediately cease the use of non–medical, punitive restraints following the death of a mentally ill inmate who died after four days spent naked and shackled in an isolated cell.

U.S. District Judge Richard Enslen‘s sh >>>


      MO. PANEL‘S REPORT LINKS IMMIGRATION TO ABORTION
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 13 –– A Republican–led legislative panel says in a new report on illegal immigration that abortion is partly to blame because it is causing a shortage of American workers.

The report from the state House Special Committee on Immigration Reform also says that "lib >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     Sentencing Postponed For Four in Prison Gang SANTA ANA, Calif. –– A judge postponed the sentencing of four leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang Monday, saying U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales must personally request that the defendants be permanently barred from receiving visitors, letters o >>>


      NEWSMAN JOSEPH UNGARO DIES AT 76
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     PROVIDENCE, R.I. –– Joseph Ungaro, a former managing editor of The Providence Evening Bulletin whose question to President Nixon at an editors meeting elicited his "I‘m not a crook" reply, has died. He was 76.

Ungaro died Sunday at South County Hospital in South Kingstown of an undia >>>


      ORGANIZED LABOR PUSHES PRO–WORKER AGENDA
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Organized labor delivered millions of votes for the Democratic Party in the 2006 midterm elections and has spelled out what it wants from the Democratic–controlled Congress in return.

Union workers voted Democratic in the House races, 67 percent to 30 percent. And others in union >>>


      PENNSYLVANIA‘S FIRST CASINO TO OPEN
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     AM WILKES–BARRE, Pa. –– Pennsylvania‘s first slot–machine parlor, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, is opening to the public _ more than two years after the Legislature authorized gambling to raise money for property tax relief.

Thousands were expected to show up Tuesday, when the casin >>>


      PERSISTENT RACE DISPARITIES FOUND
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     By Stephen OhlemacherAssociated PressTuesday, November 14, 2006; A03 Decades after the civil rights movement, racial disparities in income, education and home ownership persist and, by some measurements, are growing.

White households had incomes that were two–thirds higher than those of African Americans >>>


      RACE DISPARITIES PERSIST IN U.S.
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     AM WASHINGTON –– Decades after the civil rights movement, racial disparities in income, education and home ownership persist and, by some measurements, are growing.

White households had incomes that were two–thirds higher than blacks and 40 percent higher than Hispanics last year, according to >>>


      SON CHARGED IN SLAYING OF SEAT PLEASANT MAN
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     By Joshua PartlowWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, November 14, 2006; B04 Dontrell Harrison and his father, Donald, had been arguing for hours Sunday when the son grabbed a knife from the kitchen, said, "I got something for you," and proceeded to beat his father with one hand while swinging the knife with t >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     7:35 AM –– Cold, wet weather was expected to continue Tuesday across the West, with moderate to heavy rain and mountain snow anticipated from the Central Rockies and Great Basin to northern and central California.

Light to moderate snowfall with lower elevation rain was predicted over the Northern R >>>


      TOY CHARITY DECLINES TALKING JESUS DOLLS
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     LOS ANGELES –– A company that sells Bible–quoting Jesus dolls said it was surprised and disappointed that the Marine Reserves‘ Toys for Tots program turned down its offer to donate 4,000 of the talking dolls.

"I believe as a churchgoing person, anyone can benefit from hearing the wo >>>


      TOYS FOR TOTS REJECTS JESUS DOLL
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     LOS ANGELES –– A talking Jesus doll has been turned down by the Marine Reserves‘ Toys for Tots program.

A suburban Los Angeles company offered to donate 4,000 of the foot–tall dolls, which quote Bible verses, for distribution to needy children this holiday season. The battery–power >>>


      U.S. DEFENDS LEGAL LIMITS FOR DETAINEES
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     Immigrants arrested in the United States may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts, the Bush administration argued yesterday, opening a new legal front in the fight over the rights of detainees.

In documents filed with the U.S. Court of Appeal >>>


      VA. COMMERCIAL SPACE INDUSTRY POISED FOR TAKEOFF
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     By Michael E. RuaneWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, November 14, 2006; A01 WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. –– On the morning of the launch, range safety officer Mike Patterson will have his thumbs on two switches: left for "arm," right for "destruct." He hopes he won‘t have to flip them, bu >>>


      VIDEO PROMPTS ANOTHER LA POLICE PROBE
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     LOS ANGELES –– The Police Department has investigated another arrest caught on videotape, this one showing an officer using pepper spray on a transient after he had been handcuffed and shoved into a patrol car, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

This latest video was shot by a resident of the V >>>


      WASH. GOP REP. REICHERT RE–ELECTED
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     OLYMPIA, Wash. –– Republican Rep. Dave Reichert survived a strong challenge from Democratic newcomer Darcy Burner, winning a second term Monday amid a Democratic wave that swept his party out of power in the House.

Reichert said Burner called to congratulate him on a second term, and the two shared >>>


      WIDE–OPEN NEVADA RESTRICTS SMOKING
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     RENO, Nev. –– Is Nevada, the Wild West of vice, becoming a bunch of citified goody–goodies?

Nevada voters last week approved a ballot measure banning smoking at bars that serve food, and around the slot machines at supermarkets, gas stations and convenience stores.

The vote came as a >>>


      BUSH ASSURES ISRAEL IRAN SEEN AS THREAT
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will return to his country with reassurances from the Bush administration that it is not backing down from its view that Iran and its nuclear program are a world threat.

With Olmert at his side following a White House meeting Monday, Bush tol >>>


      BUSH DEPARTS FOR ASIA TODAY
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush leaves today for an eight–day trip to Asia that will include his first–ever visit to Vietnam.

The highlight of the trip is the Pacific Rim summit in Vietnam. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley says trade, terrorism and bird flu will be the dominant topi >>>


      BUSH LEADS KING GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     AM WASHINGTON –– Martin Luther King Jr. belongs among American icons like Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, national leaders said Monday at the ceremonial groundbreaking for a King memorial.

"We give Martin Luther King his rightful place among the many Americans honored on the National Mall >>>


      CHANGES URGED IN U.S.–INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Arms control advocates on Tuesday urged changes in a U.S.–India nuclear cooperation agreement as the U.S. Senate prepared to resume action on the long–stalled deal.

The initiative, allowing nuclear–armed India access to U.S. nuclear fuel and reactors for the first >>>


      DEMOCRATS‘ REAL VICTORY
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     LITTLE ROCK –– Elections provoke myth–spinning. Republicans are in danger of spinning away from a full appreciation of the magnitude of their defeat last week. Democrats could spin themselves into useless arguments rooted in the past and ignore the opportunity American voters have offered them.

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      DIVERSITY IN CANNON FODDER
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     It didn‘t work. The Republican Party put up three high–profile black candidates to try to weaken the bond between the Democratic Party and African Americans, and all three got slammed by the voters, big–time. After a week of reflection, maybe Ken Blackwell, Lynn Swann and Michael Steele have come to un >>>


      FANTASTIC JOB, MR. PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     There is something refreshing about George Stephanopoulos. After George Bush announced that he was firing Don Rumsfeld, Stephanopoulos –– on the air at the time –– actually seemed shocked that just a week earlier the president had said he would do no such thing. Stephanopoulos not only suggested >>>


      FLA. SENATOR AGREES TO BECOME TOP RNC OFFICER
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     14, 2006; 1:40 PM Sen. Mel Martinez (R–Fla.), a close White House ally and a Cuban American, has agreed to become the next general chairman of the Republican National Committee, GOP officials said. The appointment comes in the wake of an election that yielded shrinking GOP support from Hispanic voters.

Ma >>>


      FLORIDA SENATOR WILL BE A TOP RNC OFFICER
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     A04 Sen. Mel Martinez (R–Fla.), a close White House ally and a Cuban American, has agreed to become the next general chairman of the Republican National Committee, GOP officials said. The appointment comes in the wake of an election that yielded shrinking GOP support from Hispanic voters.

Martinez, a firs >>>


      GET JIM IN HERE, PRONTO!
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     If I told you that there was something in Washington called the Baker commission but didn‘t tell you what it was about, you still could probably name many of its members. If you are of a certain age, you might wonder, "Jim or Howard?" And you might have a quibble or two.

Where is Dick Holbrooke? >>>


      GOP OPENS LAME–DUCK SESSION OF CONGRESS
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Lawmakers present and future mingled in the Capitol‘s marble hallways Monday as Republicans exiled from power in last week‘s elections glumly opened a lame–duck session and wide–eyed Democrats prepared to take control of Congress.

After losing majorities in the >>>


      IN BACKING MURTHA, PELOSI DRAWS FIRE
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     A01 House Speaker–designate Nancy Pelosi‘s endorsement of Rep. John P. Murtha‘s bid for House majority leader set off a furor yesterday on Capitol Hill, with critics charging that she is undercutting her pledge to clean up corruption by backing a veteran lawmaker who they say has repeatedly skirted eth >>>


      IN SEA OF DATA, NOT ALL NUMBERS ARE EQUAL
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     When I called my grandmother on Election Day, she said, "I hate pollsters." She‘s probably not alone as we collectively recover from Nov. 7 and its hysterical run–up.

People paying attention to this election –– and even those trying not to –– got their fill of polls >>>


      JUDGE SAYS CRACK SENTENCING GOES TOO FAR
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON –– A federal judge who served as a top drug policy adviser to the first President Bush and advocated harsher penalties for crack cocaine crimes said Tuesday the policy had gone too far and was undermining faith in the judicial system.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton told the U.S. Sen >>>


      JUST WHOSE IDEA WAS ALL THIS TESTING?
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     By Jay MathewsWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, November 14, 2006; A06 Second in a series of occasional articles on testing.

In ancient Greece, Socrates tested his students through conversations. Answers were not scored as right or wrong. They just led to more dialogue. Many intellectual elites in the 5th an >>>


      LIBBY: NO PLOT, NO CRIME IN CIA LEAK
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Attorneys for former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby dismissed the idea of a White House plot to leak a CIA operative‘s identity to the press and said Libby plans to tell jurors at his perjury trial that he had no reason to lie.

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitz >>>


      NOMINATION STILL STALLED FOR PENTAGON OVERSIGHT JOB
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     Even as the Senate moves quickly to consider Robert M. Gates‘s nomination to be defense secretary, the nomination of the man who would be looking over Gates‘s shoulder on behalf of taxpayers remains bogged down nearly six months after he was tapped to fill one of the government‘s most important oversig >>>


      OHIO JURY CONVICTS EX–GOP FUNDRAISER
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     A03 CHICAGO, Nov. 13 –– A federal jury in Toledo concluded Monday that former Republican fundraiser and coin dealer Tom Noe swindled the Ohio government in a risky investment scheme that raised doubts about GOP leadership and contributed to last week‘s virtual Democratic sweep of statewide offices.
>>>


      REID ELECTED AS NEW SENATE MAJORITY LEADER
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     12:38 PM Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, a moderate Democrat who favors a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, was elected by colleagues today as the new Senate majority leader for the 110th Congress that will be seated in January.

After his expected, unchallenged election, Reid told reporters he plans to wor >>>


      REID ELECTED LEADER OF SENATE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats elected Sen. Harry Reid as Senate majority leader on Tuesday and renewed their call for change in Iraq as they prepared to take control of Congress from President George W. Bush‘s Republicans.

"From Iraq to the economy, Americans want change, and the Senate majo >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     Giuliani moves toward 2008 presidential bid WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who was hailed as a hero for his response to the September 11 attacks, has taken a step toward entering the 2008 presidential race, U.S. media reported on Monday. Giuliani, a Republican, has filed papers to f >>>


      RIGHTS GROUPS FILE WAR CRIMES SUIT AGAINST RUMSFELD
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     BERLIN (Reuters) – Civil rights groups filed a suit with German prosecutors on Tuesday seeking war crimes charges against outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for alleged abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons.

Lawyers for the groups said they did not expect that Rumsfeld, who resig >>>


      SENATE DEMOCRATS DECIDE ON PARTY LEADERS
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Senate Democrats picked two women for senior posts Tuesday and appointed former U.S. Capitol police chief Terrance Gainer as sergeant at arms. Their choice as majority leader, Sen. Harry Reid, said a top priority is getting a new secretary of defense confirmed.

Reid told The Associated >>>


      SENATE DEMOCRATS TO CHOOSE PARTY LEADERS
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Barely a week has passed since the midterm elections in which the Democrats wrested Senate control from the Republicans. Not wasting time, Senate Democrats will be caucusing Tuesday to pick their leaders for the next Congress.

Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada was unchallenged to become the sc >>>


      THE GRAND TOUR OF THEIR NEW HOUSE
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     By Lyndsey LaytonWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, November 14, 2006; A03 The moment came for Nancy Boyda when she planted her derriere on the marble balustrade outside the U.S. Capitol, gazed up at the illuminated dome and drew in the mild evening air. She knew she wasn‘t in Kansas anymore.

"It h >>>


      TOP U.S. OFFICIAL WARNS CHINA ON PIRACY ANGER
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     BEIJING (Reuters) – Rampant Chinese counterfeiting is eroding American support for expanding bilateral trade, U.S.

Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said on Tuesday, holding out a complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) as an option.

Gutierrez told business executives in Beijing that il >>>


      US: IMMIGRANTS MAY BE HELD INDEFINITELY
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Immigrants arrested in the United States may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts, the Bush administration said Monday, opening a new legal front in the fight over the rights of detainees.

In court documents filed wi >>>


      US: IMMIGRANTS MAY BE HELD INDEFINITELY
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Immigrants arrested in the United States may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts, the Bush administration said Monday, opening a new legal front in the fight over the rights of detainees.

In court documents filed wi >>>


      VIETNAM TRADE BILL GOES DOWN TO DEFEAT
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     AM WASHINGTON –– Republican supporters of legislation to normalize trade relations with Vietnam say they will try again Wednesday to win House passage of the measure after a surprising initial rebuff.

The extent of the opposition could be a signal that President Bush‘s agenda of trade liberali >>>


      WHAT A MASTER SPY COULDN‘T MASTER
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     " I did of course know of many of the terrible crimes of the Stalin era even while they were under way; anyone who says he knew nothing is a liar." –– "Memoirs of a Spymaster," Markus Wolf, 1''8 He tried hard, but when he died in his sleep last week, at 83, Markus Wolf had still n >>>


      20 IRAQIS KILLED; 150 ABDUCTED IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Police and medical workers said at least 20 Iraqis were killed in clashes Tuesday in Ramadi, where U.S. ground troops and warplanes have conducted a series of operations over recent days targeting Sunni insurgents.

Also Tuesday, gunmen wearing Interior Ministry commando uniforms kid >>>


      ABE AIMS TO REDRAFT JAPAN‘S CONSTITUTION
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     11:16 AM TOKYO, Nov. 14 –– Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday said he would push during his term to redraft Japan‘s pacifist constitution, which strictly limits the nation‘s right to use military force.

In a wide–ranging interview with The Washington Post, Abe, who succeeded the >>>


      ANTI–TERROR PANEL IN FOCUS AT INDIA–PAKISTAN TALKS
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Top diplomats from arch rivals India and Pakistan began talks for the first time in nearly a year in a bid to revive a peace process that was halted by deadly train bombings in Mumbai in July.

The two–day talks between the nuclear–armed neighbors are expected to set up a >>>


      BANGLADESH PROTESTERS REFUSE TO END BLOCKADE
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     DHAKA (Reuters) – Political activists attacked vehicles across Bangladesh for a third day on Tuesday and stopped trains in a transport blockade to force the removal of controversial election officials ahead of polls in January.

Two men have been killed and over 100 injured in clashes with police over the >>>


      BLAIR CALLS FOR ‘WHOLE MIDDLE EAST‘ STRATEGY, PRESSURE ON IRAN
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     A25 LONDON, Nov. 13 –– Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday that any solution to the Iraq crisis must involve a "whole Middle East" strategy that starts with addressing the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and includes pressuring Iran to stop backing radical extremists across the region.

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      BOLTON SAYS RUSSIA SEEKING IRAN CHANGES
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     UNITED NATIONS –– Russian changes to a draft U.N. resolution on Iran‘s nuclear program would "cut back substantially" on restrictions the U.S.

and its allies are seeking, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said Monday. Bolton said Russia specified its proposed changes to the text during a m >>>


      CHAD DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     N‘DJAMENA, Chad –– Chad has declared a state of emergency in three eastern regions where ethnic clashes have left as many as 200 people dead and raised fears that Sudan‘s Darfur conflict is spilling across the border.

The government said the violence appears to be between Chadians but ac >>>


      CHAD DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY AFTER CLASHES
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     N‘DJAMENA (Reuters) – Chad declared a state of emergency on Monday in the capital N‘Djamena and some eastern areas, where raiders on horseback have killed hundreds of villagers in ethnic attacks in recent weeks.

The measure included the appointment of special ministers with far–reaching >>>


      CLIMATE EFFORTS FALLING SHORT, REPORT SAYS
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     NAIROBI, Nov. 13 –– Sweden, Britain and Denmark are doing the most to protect against climate change, but their efforts are not nearly enough, according to a report released Monday by environmental groups.

The United States –– the world‘s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases – >>>


      COMMANDER: CHINA SUB STALKED U.S. CARRIER
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –– A Chinese submarine came close to the USS Kitty Hawk carrier group in the Pacific Ocean last month, a top U.S. naval commander said Tuesday.

The aircraft carrier and supporting ships were conducting war games at the time but were not engaged in anti–submarine exercise >>>


      COMMISSION TO DEMARCATE ETHIOPIA–ERITREA BORDER
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     NAIROBI (Reuters) – An independent commission will demarcate the contested Ethiopian–Eritrean border on maps and leave the rival nations to establish the physical boundary themselves, a letter obtained by Reuters on Tuesday shows.

The Horn of Africa neighbors fought a 1''8–2000 war ove >>>


      CONGO PINS PROTEST ON HOMELESS
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     By Michelle FaulAssociated PressTuesday, November 14, 2006; A27 KINSHASA, Congo, Nov. 13 –– Scores of homeless children and others living on the streets of Congo‘s capital have been rounded up and accused of starting a protest that led to violence, officials said Monday. The move came as this increasin >>>


      COURT WON‘T RETURN U.S. PILOTS‘ PASSPORTS
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     BRASILIA, Brazil –– A judge ruled Monday that authorities can continue to hold the passports of two American pilots involved in Brazil‘s worst air disaster.

Joseph Lepore, 42, of Bay Shore, N.Y., and Jan Paladino, 34, of Westhampton Beach, N.Y. have been prevented from leaving Brazil amid a pr >>>


      DOZENS SNATCHED IN MASS KIDNAP AT IRAQ MINISTRY
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Gunmen in Iraqi police uniforms rounded up dozens of men at a government building in central Baghdad on Tuesday, in what may be the biggest mass kidnap seen in a city becoming used to such violence.

It bore the hallmarks of sectarian militias operating under cover of the security force >>>


      EGYPT BUS CRASH KILLS 18 PEOPLE
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     CAIRO (Reuters) – Eighteen Egyptians were killed when a public bus and a truck collided on Tuesday on a highway south of the Egyptian capital, security sources said.

Another 16 people were injured in the early morning crash, the latest in a series of deadly Egyptian transport accidents that have sparked p >>>


      ENGLISH–SPEAKING AL JAZEERA TO GIVE MIDDLE EAST VIEW
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     LONDON (Reuters) – Arabic television station Al Jazeera launches an English–speaking channel on Wednesday to report world news from a Middle East perspective and challenge the dominance of Western media.

The station, which has angered Washington and some Arab governments with its reporting from Iraq >>>


      FOR 35 CENTS, CHILEAN WORKERS GET A LIFT AND A RICKETY THRILL
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     A22 VALPARAISO, Chile This city naturally pulls everything to its harbor in the mornings. Dockside jobs draw men and women down concrete stairways that plunge through crayon–bright neighborhoods, twisting between thousands of painted–tin houses that cling to the hillsides.

But the reverse takes hold >>>


      GROUP SUES TO HAVE RUMSFELD INVESTIGATED
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     BERLIN –– Civil rights activists filed suit Tuesday asking German prosecutors to open a war crimes investigation of former Defense Secretary Donald H.

Rumsfeld and a host of other U.S. officials for their alleged roles in abuse at Iraq‘s Abu Ghraib prison and Guantanamo Bay.

The 220&n >>>


      GUNMEN KIDNAP UP TO 150 IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     AM BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Gunmen dressed as police commandos kidnapped up to 150 staff and visitors in a lightning raid on a Baghdad higher education office Tuesday, in the largest mass abduction since the start of the U.S. occupation.

At least 82 people were killed or found dead around the country. Hours >>>


      HINGLISH: GUIDE OFFERED TO RICH CURRY OF TONGUES
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     LONDON (Reuters) – Going doolally? Getting too filmi? Being a bit of a bevakoof?

Welcome to the wonderful world of Hinglish, a rich linguistic curry that stirs together English with Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi.

And now novelist and teacher Baljinder Mahal has provided readers with a guide to this liv >>>


      HOUSE FAILS TO APPROVE VIETNAM TRADE BILL
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday failed to pass a bill establishing permanent normal trade relations with Vietnam, in a setback for President George W. Bush who is visiting Hanoi this weekend.

Supporters failed to get the necessary two–thirds vote to approve the bil >>>


      IRAN OPENS DOOR TO TALKS WITH U.S.
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     AM TEHRAN, Iran –– President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday said Iran would talk to the United States if it behaves correctly.

His comment was the highest–level Iranian statement in recent months that the government is willing to talk to the country that it has long demonized as "the Grea >>>


      IRAN SAYS NUKE PROGRAM IS NEAR COMPLETE
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     AM TEHRAN, Iran –– President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday said Iran would soon celebrate completion of its controversial nuclear fuel program.

"With the wisdom and resistance of the nation, today our position has stabilized. I‘m very hopeful that we will be able to hold the big celebrat >>>


      IRAN SAYS WILL TALK IF U.S. CHANGES ATTITUDE
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran‘s president said on Tuesday he was ready to talk to the United States if there was a change of attitude in Washington, which faces pressure to deal directly with Tehran to help ease violence in neighboring Iraq.

The White House responded that Tehran must end its uranium enric >>>


      JUDITH MILLER BACKS ISRAELIS IN TRIAL OVER AID TO HAMAS
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     CHICAGO, Nov. 13 –– Former New York Times journalist Judith Miller testified Monday that she saw no evidence that a grocer had been tortured when she witnessed his interrogation by the Israelis in 1''3.

"He was boasting. He was jaunty. There was no reason to believe that he had been sub >>>


      LEBANESE CABINET APPROVES U.N. TRIBUNAL
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     BEIRUT, Lebanon –– A weakened Lebanese government on Monday approved a U.N. plan for an international tribunal for suspects in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri _ despite the resignation of six ministers and the objections of the president.

The vote was a victory for Prime Mini >>>


      LEBANON APPROVES U.N. TRIBUNAL PLAN
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     BEIRUT, Nov. 13 –– A weakened Lebanese government on Monday approved a U.N. plan for an international tribunal for suspects in the assassination of former prime minister Rafiq al–Hariri, despite the resignation of six ministers and the objections of the president.

The vote was a victory for Pr >>>


      LOSING ITS YOUNG TO AN AMERICAN DREAM
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     By Monte ReelWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, November 14, 2006; A22 GOVERNADOR VALADARES, Brazil –– Maria Lierje was at the kitchen table the other day, wearing a shirt with the image of a saint she believes helps her cope with lost causes. Next to her was one such case, eating spongecake and wiping >>>


      N. DOMINATES MEETING IN MALAYSIA
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –– North Korea and its nuclear program dominated talks launched in Malaysia on Tuesday among military leaders from 23 countries, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command and other officials said.

North Korea is "a challenge that concerns us all. We want to put everything on t >>>


      OUSTED THAI PREMIER IN HK, WANTS PEACEFUL LIFE
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     HONG KONG (Reuters) – Ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was in Hong Kong on Tuesday but declined to reveal his plans for the future or whether he would return to Bangkok any time soon.

Thailand‘s post–coup government has said he should stay in exile until after elections expected i >>>


      SOUTHEAST ASIA TRIP TO TEST BUSH‘S STATURE
      Washington Post, 14-11-2006
     By Michael A. FletcherWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, November 14,
2006; A23 President Bush leaves tonight for a week–long visit to Southeast Asia that may offer an early indication of how the political "thumping" he took a week ago will affect his standing on the world stage.

Bush leav >>>



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