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      PERU RECALLS AMBASSADOR FROM VENEZUELA
      Washington Post, 30-04-2006
      LIMA, Peru –– Peru recalled its ambassador from Venezuela on Saturday over what it called President Hugo Chavez‘s "persistent and flagrant interference" in its upcoming presidential elections.

Chavez has characterized one of Peru‘s presidential candidates as a thief and repeat >>>


      PERU WITHDRAWS AMBASSADOR TO VENEZUELA
      Washington Post, 30-04-2006
      LIMA, Peru (Reuters) – Peru said on Saturday it withdrew its ambassador to Venezuela over "persistent and flagrant interference" in the country‘s domestic affairs by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

In a statement, the Peruvian government cited comments on Friday by Chavez that he favore >>>


      ‘IT IS TOO BIG FOR ANY ONE PERSON TO RUN‘
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Katharine Raymond, who worked as a special adviser to David Blunkett, reveals what it‘s like on the inside at the Home Office and at the Department of Works and Pensions Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Whitehall has always been a place of high stress and struggle. But in this world of ever–looming calami >>>


      CANCER QUEUE GROWS AS TREATMENT TARGET IS MISSED
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Jo Revill, health editor Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Thousands of cancer patients are waiting longer than two months before they can begin treatment, according to new figures that reveal a crucial health target has been missed.

The government had promised that '5 per cent of patients would start tre >>>


      CANNABIS FOUND AT HOME OF DEFENCE SECRETARY
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Ned Temko Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Cannabis resin with a street value of 85p was found during a routine security search of the home of the Defence Secretary John Reid.

The discovery came while Reid was in Afghanistan last week visiting newly deployed British troops. Strathclyde police said that the c >>>


      GO GREEN WITH URINE, SAYS LEADING TORY
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Gaby Hinsliff Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer The Conservative Party chairman is urging the nation to pee on its compost heaps to help the environment.

Francis Maude, who admitted he and his family were slightly ‘psycho‘ about recycling, delivered the unorthodox gardening advice after being aske >>>


      HE‘S WORTH MILLIONS. AND WE‘RE ALL PAYING FOR HIS LONDON HOME
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Labour MP with three houses claims top–rate expenses Gaby Hinsliff and Conal Walsh Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer As a multi–millionaire by marriage, it is hardly surprising that Shaun Woodward should boast a property portfolio to make his fellow ministers envious.

Over the years, he and his wi >>>


      KERR ‘MUST FIX HEALTH BOARD‘
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Minister told to act as Western Isles Health is rocked by claims of bullying and big–spending bosses Lorna Martin and Jo Revill Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer The Scottish Executive has been urged to intervene in the row over the running of the cash–strapped Western Isles Health Board amid repeated alle >>>


      MAY DAY MARCH
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      was always about a denial of socialist nostalgia. No Durham Miners‘ Gala, no revelling in ‘The Red Flag‘. But as the Labour machine faces one of its most testing times, it might draw inspiration from the original message of May Day.

Long before the trade union movement hijacked it, the first >>>


      PRESCOTT AFFAIR CASTS LABOUR ADRIFT IN MIDST OF THE PERFECT STORM
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      In the week when Charles Clarke mislaid 1,000 foreign convicts and nurses booed Patricia Hewitt off stage, it was the deputy PM being caught with his trousers down that proved most likely to capsize Blair‘s ship. Gaby Hinsliff, political editor, reports Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer His was the voice, in the >>>


      THATCHER‘S ‘OFFER TO HUNGER STRIKERS‘
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Former priest reveals how IRA spurned PM‘s compromise deal to save prisoners‘ lives in 1'81 Henry McDonald, Ireland editor Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Margaret Thatcher offered a compromise deal that would have ended the 1'81 hunger strike early and saved six of the remaining prisoners who we >>>


      WE TOOK ENORMOUS RISKS – I THOUGHT NO ONE KNEW
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Prescott‘s officials said last night that they are backing their man. But as the full extent of the allegations against him becomes clear, the DPM‘s future is in the balance. Ned Temko reports Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer The depth of the crisis swirling around John Prescott – a man described by >>>


      WHAT WORKS MATTERS, AND VOTERS SEE IT ISN‘T WORKING
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Governments can survive being regarded as sleazy and shifty so long as they are viewed as broadly competent. The danger for this one is that it is looking simply rotten at governing Andrew Rawnsley Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer At the end of a woeful week for the government, and the beginning of a week which could >>>


      YOU WANT FACTS? HERE‘S THE BALD TRUTH ABOUT CLARE AND ME
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Jon Norton asks why the tabloid press forever leaps to the wrong conclusions Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer ‘Mo Mowlam‘s widower is comforted by Clare Short.‘ This headline greeted readers of the Daily Mail on 22 April, atop the first big story to follow many pages devoted to the Queen‘s 80t >>>


      BLAST AT TEXAS PLANT LEADS TO EVACUATIONS
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 2:16 AM PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) – An explosion and fire at a chemical plant produced dense clouds of smoke Saturday and forced some residents of the area to spend hours indoors with their doors and windows closed.

No injuries were reported. Roads around the Huntsman Chemical Plant w >>>


      BODY OF KIDNAPPED U.S. MAN FOUND IN MEXICO
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 2:46 AM TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) – The body of a U.S. citizen kidnapped nearly three weeks ago has been found in Tijuana by police, who said he had been beaten, strangled, stripped naked and stashed in the trunk of a car.

Investigators said Saturday that they found the remains of George >>>


      CUBA, BOLIVIA, VENEZUELA REJECT U.S. TRADE
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 12:16 AM AP Photo HAV106 By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer HAVANA (AP) – Bolivia‘s new left–leaning president signed a pact with Cuba and Venezuela on Saturday rejecting U.S.–backed free trade and promising a socialist version of regional commerce and cooperation.
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      DAILY LOOK AT U.S. MILITARY DEATHS IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 1:31 AM By The Associated Press As of Saturday, April 2', 2006, at least 2,3'' members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians.

At least 1,886 died as >>>


      DISASTER RESPONSE IMPROVEMENTS LACKING
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 12:31 AM AP Photo LAGH105 By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Most of the changes in natural disaster preparedness proposed by the White House and Congress since Hurricane Katrina are years away at best, leaving the Gulf Coast and other areas vulnerable to new deva >>>


      IRAN: INSPECTIONS OK IF DOSSIER RETURNED
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 12:46 AM AP Photo VAH102 By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran said on Saturday it would allow United Nations inspectors to resume snap inspections of its nuclear facilities, but only if the dispute again went before the U.N. nuclear monitor.

The Whit >>>


      LOCKET OF TITANIC VICTIM FETCHES $100,000
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 2:31 AM LONDON (AP) – A locket that went down with the Titanic and a survivor‘s handwritten account of the 1'12 disaster fetched tens of thousands of dollars at auction Saturday.

American passenger Helen Churchill Candee‘s 36–page description of the ship‘ >>>


      MALAWI VICE PRESIDENT CHARGED WITH TREASON
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 1:01 AM By RAPHAEL TENTHANI Associated Press Writer BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) – Malawi‘s vice president, arrested on treason charges, is accused of plotting to assassinate President Bingu wa Mutharika, a top government minister said Saturday.

Vice President Cassim Chilumpha was ar >>>


      MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD: EGYPT ARRESTS MEMBERS
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 3:01 AM By MARIAM FAM Associated Press Writer CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – The Muslim Brotherhood said Saturday that Egyptian authorities detained 43 members of the fundamentalist group over the past two days, including 25 as they were hanging posters condemning Egypt‘s emergency laws.

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      NIGERIA MILITANTS SAY THEY DETONATE BOMB
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 1:01 AM By DULUE MBACHU Associated Press Writer LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) – Militants battling for more of Nigeria‘s oil revenue said they detonated a car bomb by remote control Saturday near a refinery in the country‘s southern delta region.

The Movement for the Emancipation >>>


      PAKISTAN REJECTS AL–ZAWAHRI CHALLENGE
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 12:01 AM AP Photo MRN103 By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer KUNDI GHAR, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistan on Saturday dismissed a call by al–Qaida‘s No. 2 leader, Ayman al–Zawahri, for the army to turn against the president, calling it an attempt to boost the flagging mor >>>


      PERU RECALLS AMBASSADOR FROM VENEZUELA
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 3:16 AM By RICK VECCHIO Associated Press Writer LIMA, Peru (AP) – Peru recalled its ambassador from Venezuela on Saturday over what it called President Hugo Chavez‘s persistent and flagrant interference‘‘ in its upcoming presidential elections.

Chavez has >>>


      REFUGEES FROM DARFUR RALLY IN MAINE
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 2:31 AM AP Photo MERB102 By DAVID SHARP Associated Press Writer PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Mansour Ahmed enjoys the trappings of the good life in the United States: an apartment, a computer, a car. More importantly, he is safe and free. He can‘t say the same for the family he left behind i >>>


      SECURITY COUNCIL POISED FOR IRAN REPLAY
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Saturday April 2', 2006 11:46 PM AP Photo VAH102 By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The U.N. Security Council headed for a replay of its divisive debate over Iran‘s nuclear ambitions, with the United States, Britain and France at odds again with China and Russia. But this >>>


      STORMS BATTER TEXAS WITH WIND AND HAIL
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 1:31 AM AP Photo TXDM107 GAINESVILLE, Texas (AP) – Storms battered eastern Texas with wind up to 100 mph and hail the size of baseballs, damaging buildings and slamming parked airplanes into one another at an airport.

When you have winds from 80 to 100 mph it can do damage >>>


      TENS OF THOUSANDS IN NYC PROTEST WAR
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 2:16 AM AP Photo NYAR10' By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Tens of thousands of protesters marched Saturday through lower Manhattan to demand an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, just hours after this month‘s death toll reached 70.

Cind >>>


      U.S. CAUTIOUS ON MEXICO DRUG MEASURE
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 2:31 AM AP Photo NY114 By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) – The United States reacted cautiously on Saturday to a Mexican measure that would make it legal to carry small amounts of cocaine, heroin and other drugs for personal use.

News of the decriminalization >>>


      VIOLENCE UPROOTS 100,000 FAMILIES IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 3:16 AM AP Photo BAG111 By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Sectarian violence has forced about 100,000 families across Iraq to flee their homes, a top Iraqi official said. At least 17 people, including an American soldier, were killed Saturday in fighting.

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      YWCA VOTES TO ALLOW MALE LEADERS
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Sunday April 30, 2006 1:16 AM By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The YWCA voted overwhelmingly Saturday to allow men to help direct its operations for the first time in its 148–year history, eliminating a policy that allowed only women to serve as leaders of its nearly 300 local affi >>>


      A BATTLE FOR OIL COULD SET THE WORLD AFLAME
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      International powers will do everything to protect their access to dwindling resources. We are mad not to have an alternative strategy Will Hutton Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer The 1 litre of petrol is already a reality on some forecourts. Yet the public response has been curiously muted. No threats of national pr >>>


      A ROMANTIC DATE IN PARIS
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      A budget is no barrier to love. Tom Robbins treats his girlfriend to an intimate lunch, a sky–high clinch and a sunset stroll through Montmartre Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Where to take the Doris for a romantic treat? Paris of course – I‘ve seen it in those Renault Clio ads. She can be that se >>>


      CANCER QUEUE GROWS AS TREATMENT TARGET IS MISSED
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Jo Revill, health editor Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Thousands of cancer patients are waiting longer than two months before they can begin treatment, according to new figures that reveal a crucial health target has been missed.

The government had promised that '5 per cent of patients would start tre >>>


      CHELSEA SHOULDER TO SHOULDER AS THEY SEAL BACK–TO–BACK TITLES
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Amy Lawrence at Stamford Bridge Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer You wait 50 years for a title and then two come along in as many years.

For the five–year–old boy who was here to witness his first Chelsea match, how do you begin to explain that hoisting the Premiership trophy courtesy of a swagge >>>


      DOES ENGLAND STILL NEED A FOREIGN MANAGER?
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Even if Scolari was the wrong candidate, our football has nevertheless benefited from the influx of continental coaches Mary Riddell Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Farewell, Big Phil Scolari. We hardly knew you. For a brief moment, you were going to be the next England manager and thus accept the strychnine sandwic >>>


      ENDOWMENT COURT VICTORY RENEWS HOPE FOR COMPENSATION CLAIMS
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      A ground–breaking ruling may open the way for policyholders who have missed the complaints deadline. By Neasa MacErlean Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Endowment policyholders who have been barred from claiming for shortfalls on their policies by their insurers could win billions of pounds in compensation, fol >>>


      ENGLAND HOLDS ITS BREATH AS TALISMANIC ROONEY JOINS WORLD CUP CASUALTY LIST
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Denis Campbell Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer England‘s chances of winning the World Cup are hanging in the balance after Wayne Rooney yesterday become the latest big–name footballer to suffer a foot injury.

The 20–year–old striker – England‘s most influential player &nd >>>


      EXACTLY WHAT IS IT THAT YOU NURSES ARE SO ANGRY ABOUT?
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Patricia Hewitt was shouted down last week when she addressed nurses. Jo Revill tracks down her loudest critic and hears what really enrages her Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Britain‘s nurses are not known for anti–social behaviour. The sight of Patricia Hewitt being heckled and shouted down by the nor >>>


      HONEY, OUR BEES ARE VANISHING
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Beloved by Britons, the humble honey bee is hailed as a reassuring symbol of summer. But disease has almost wiped out the wild population and threatens domestic swarms. Science Editor Robin McKie reveals why we should all be worried about the decline of this remarkable creature Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer When a >>>


      JILLY‘S JAPES
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Celebrated for her saucy tales of England‘s horsey upper classes, now Jilly Cooper has turned her wicked eye on – the education system. And there‘s no sex till page 170. Has the mistress of the shire–romp gone soft? Rachel Cooke finds her on vintage form.

Sunday April 30, 2006 The Obser >>>


      KING HALTS THAILAND‘S TROUBLES
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Ruler steps in to end months of stalemate and street fighting John Aglionby in Bangkok Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer It was until recently illegal to question his judgment but yesterday it seemed as though the much revered King of Thailand had achieved what all his quarrelling subjects could not – a politica >>>


      MAY DAY MARCH
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      was always about a denial of socialist nostalgia. No Durham Miners‘ Gala, no revelling in ‘The Red Flag‘. But as the Labour machine faces one of its most testing times, it might draw inspiration from the original message of May Day.

Long before the trade union movement hijacked it, the first >>>


      MOBILE VIGILANTES SNAP SEX PESTS IN ACTION
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Harassed women in New York are using a website to shame men behaving badly David Smith, technology correspondent Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer The day that a man was caught masturbating on the subway was the day that the women of New York said enough was enough. Thao Nguyen, a disgusted fellow passenger, took a pi >>>


      NEIL YOUNG: THE CONSCIENCE OF AMERICA
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Never afraid to say – or sing – exactly what‘s on his mind, this forever active and prodigious rock‘n‘roller has now decided to attack the most powerful man in the world – the President of the United States Campbell Stevenson Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer It has been a long time >>>


      NEW OIL SHOCK AHEAD AS $100 SPIKE LOOMS
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Oliver Morgan and Heather Stewart Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer The growing international crisis over Iran‘s nuclear programme could trigger a catastrophic oil price spike, sending crude prices over $100 a barrel, senior Wall Street analysts are warning.

With prices already at around $72 a barrel, s >>>


      OUR LAP DANCERS HAVE RIGHTS, TOO
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Ruriadh Nicoll Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer I wonder what Toulouse–Lautrec would have made of Edinburgh‘s Big Daddy O‘s? Would he have given us his impressions of the stag–night roarers beneath the pole in Lothian Road‘s Home of the Big Beer?

Gratifyingly, the Scottish Execu >>>


      SOME LIKE IT HAUTE
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      The 80 best places to eat out in Paris. Food critic Pierre Rival rounds up the best bistros, brasseries and gourmet restaurants Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Whether it‘s a table by the Seine or overlooking the rooftops, critic Pierre Rival and photographer Christian Sarramon know the best places to eat and >>>


      STILL A STREET–FIGHTING MAN
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      In his first interview with an English newspaper, 83–year–old Portuguese novelist José Saramago reveals that his famed radicalism is undiminished Stephanie Merritt Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer The architecture of José Saramago‘s purpose–built library, as it rises from a parched h >>>


      THE BBC‘S DIGITAL FUTURE – BUT WILL IT WORK?
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Mark Thompson‘s strategic review signals a dramatic departure. James Robinson assesses the corporation‘s plans to reinvent itself Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Mark Thompson, BBC director–general, told staff last week that their future depended on reinventing the corporation for the digital age.< >>>


      THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF A BOY‘S LIFE
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      When Observer architecture critic Deyan Sudjic returned to Belgrade for the first time in 25 years, he confronted issues of identity and culture that had haunted him since childhood. It was all a long way from pickled cucumbers in 1'50s Acton ...

Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer As a prominent Englishman >>>


      THE VOICE OF AMERICA
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      It was the bible of Sixties counterculture and radical thought. Now as it approaches its 1,000th issue this week, Rolling Stone magazine is once again leading the rallying cry against the political establishment, giving a new lease of life to its legendary editor and founder Jann Wenner. Gaby Wood reports Sunday April >>>


      THE X–FACTOR
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      He‘s a national treasure: an acting colossus whose extraordinary repertoire has taken in everything from Alfred the Great to Zebedee. And with the Da Vinci Code and X–Men 3 due for release next month, Sir Ian McKellen is showing no sign of putting up his feet. Here, he talks to Simon Garfield about American >>>


      TOM LIKES IT HOT
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Last year‘s blockbusters did badly for Hollywood‘s big studios, but Cruise and Hanks lead the charge for a bigger bang this time round. Jason Solomons guides you through the 10 most likely summer smashes Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer After the stately procession of handsome, prestige films that form th >>>


      TONY BLAIR‘S DRIFTING GOVERNMENT NEEDS NEW BLOOD
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Leader Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Tomorrow is the anniversary of Tony Blair‘s arrival in Downing Street, but the Prime Minister may not feel much like celebrating. Three cabinet ministers have had their authority shredded in less than a week and local elections on Thursday are likely to dismiss scores of >>>


      WHAT WORKS MATTERS, AND VOTERS SEE IT ISN‘T WORKING
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Governments can survive being regarded as sleazy and shifty so long as they are viewed as broadly competent. The danger for this one is that it is looking simply rotten at governing Andrew Rawnsley Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer At the end of a woeful week for the government, and the beginning of a week which could >>>


      WINDFARMS ARE LIKE POLITICIANS – THEY PROMISE MUCH, BUT DELIVER VERY LITTLE
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Mariella Frostrup Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Marvellous to see Vanity Fair, with all its glossy, forest–clearing pages, go green for its May issue. And David Cameron and Gordon Brown taking off their gloves and doing battle for the environmental crown has got to be good news.

Age and motherhood h >>>


      WOULD ANNA FORD BE HIRED TODAY?
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Cristina Odone Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer About 18 months ago, Anna Ford had a meeting with Lorraine Heggessey. She wanted to discuss some programme ideas with the then controller of BBC1.

She sat on the hot–pink sofa, admired the retro bubble–gum machine, but before she could open her mout >>>


      YOU WANT FACTS? HERE‘S THE BALD TRUTH ABOUT CLARE AND ME
      Guardian, 30-04-2006
      Jon Norton asks why the tabloid press forever leaps to the wrong conclusions Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer ‘Mo Mowlam‘s widower is comforted by Clare Short.‘ This headline greeted readers of the Daily Mail on 22 April, atop the first big story to follow many pages devoted to the Queen‘s 80t >>>


      BAYERN MÜNCHEN WIEDERHOLT POKALERFOLG
      Die Welt, 30-04-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Fußballfest im Berliner Olympiastadion: Der FC Bayern München hat zum 13. Mal den DFB–Pokal gewonnen. Die Münchner wiederholten im Berliner Olympiastadion durch ein 1:0 gegen Eintracht Frankfurt ihren Vorjahreserfolg. Claudio Pizarro erzielte in der 5'. Minute das entscheid >>>


      BERLUSCONI KÜNDIGT RÜCKTRITT AN
      Die Welt, 30-04-2006
      Rom (dpa) – Silvio Berlusconi macht den Weg frei: Italiens Ministerpräsident kündigte für Dienstag seinen Rücktritt an. Der angehende italienische Regierungschef Romano Prodi hatte zuvor eine weitere Hürde auf dem Weg zur Macht genommen. Seine beiden Kandidaten wurden zu Präsidenten >>>


      BERLUSCONI MACHT WEG FÜR MACHTWECHSEL FREI
      Die Welt, 30-04-2006
      Rom (dpa) – In Italien rückt der Machtwechsel ein Stück näher: Italiens Ministerpräsident Silvio Berlusconi hat für Dienstag seinen Rücktritt angekündigt. Sein Kontrahent Romano Prodi hatte zuvor eine weitere Hürde auf dem Weg zur Macht genommen. Seine beiden Kandidaten wur >>>


      FUSION VON WASG UND LINKSPARTEI KOMMT VORAN
      Die Welt, 30-04-2006
      Großansicht Halle/Ludwigshafen (dpa) – Die Gründung einer neuen Partei links von der SPD ist entscheidende Schritte voran gekommen.

Die eigenständige Bewerbung der Berliner Wahlalternative Arbeit und Soziale Gerechtigkeit (WASG) für die Wahl zum Abgeordnetenhaus im September in Konkur >>>


      KRASNIQI STEHT NACH SIEG ÜBER BOSTICE ERNEUT VOR WM–KAMPF
      Die Welt, 30-04-2006
      Stuttgart (dpa) – Luan Krasniqi darf auf einen baldigen WM–Kampf hoffen. Der 34 Jahre alte Profi–Boxer aus Rottweil hat in Stuttgart den Amerikaner David Bostice einstimmig nach Punkten besiegt. Er ist damit offizieller Herausforderer von WBO–Weltmeister Sergej Liachowitsch aus Weißrussland >>>


      LIEBERMANN–VILLA AM WANNSEE ÖFFNET ALS KUNSTMUSEUM
      Die Welt, 30-04-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Max Liebermanns Sommervilla am Berliner Wannsee wird heute als kleines Kunstmuseum eröffnet. Nach der rund drei Millionen Euro teuren Sanierung des Gebäudes sind im Obergeschoss auch erstmals rund 40 Originale des Berliner Malers zu sehen. Max Liebermann liebte sein Sommerhaus als Alterss >>>


      PERU ZIEHT AUS PROTEST GEGEN CH'3;VEZ BOTSCHAFTER AUS CARACAS AB
      Die Welt, 30-04-2006
      Lima (dpa) – Aus Protest gegen den venezolanischen Präsidenten Hugo Chávez hat Peru seinen Botschafter aus Caracas zurückbeordert. Chávez habe sich «wiederholt und in unerträglicher Weise» in die inneren Angelegenheiten Perus und den Wahlkampf eingemischt, sagte der peruanische Präsi >>>


      SCHWEDEN FEIERN 60. GEBURTSTAG VON KÖNIG CARL GUSTAF
      Die Welt, 30-04-2006
      Stockholm (dpa) – In Stockholm wird heute der 60. Geburtstag von Schwedens König Carl XVI. Gustaf gefeiert. Höhepunkt des Festprogramms ist eine Fahrt in der offenen Kutsche durch die schwedische Hauptstadt zusammen mit Königin Silvia. Der am 30. April 1'46 geborene Regent hatte 1'73 den sc >>>


      SIPAHI UND POWERNOW GEWINNEN BEIM CHEMIEPOKAL
      Die Welt, 30-04-2006
      Halle/Saale (dpa) – Halbweltergewichtler Harun Sipahi und Schwergewichtler Alexander Powernow haben beim 34. Internationalen Chemiepokal im Boxen in Halle/Saale am Abend für zwei deutsche Turniersiege gesorgt. Sipahi bezwang im Finale den Russen Oleg Kommissarow nach Punkten. Powernow setzte sich gegen den u >>>


      STEINMEIER REIST NACH CHILE, ARGENTINIEN UND BRASILIEN
      Die Welt, 30-04-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Außenminister Frank–Walter Steinmeier startet heute zu einer fünftägigen Reise nach Südamerika. Erste Station wird Chile sein.

Anschließend wird er nach Argentinien und Brasilien weiterfliegen. Die Beziehungen Deutschlands zu Südamerika sind traditionell >>>


      WASG–BEWERBUNG FÜR WAHL IN BERLIN SOLL RÜCKG'6;NGIG GEMACHT WERDEN
      Die Welt, 30-04-2006
      Ludwigshafen (dpa) – Machtkampf bei Wahlalternative: Die Bewerbung der Berliner WASG für die Wahl zum Abgeordnetenhaus im September in Konkurrenz zur Linkspartei soll rückgängig gemacht werden. Das hat der Sonderparteitag der Wahlalternative für Arbeit und Soziale Gerechtigkeit in Ludwigshafen >>>


      WECHSELHAFTES WETTER IN DEUTSCHLAND
      Die Welt, 30-04-2006
      Frankfurt (dpa) – Heute zeigt sich das Wetter in Deutschland von seiner wechselhaften Seite. Im Süden und Osten ist es bewölkt. Von der Nordsee bis zu den Mittelgebirgen ziehen ausgedehnte Wolkenfelder durch, die Sonne zeigt sich nur zwischendurch. Dabei fällt auch Regen, am Nachmittag auch schauer >>>


      DETAILS OF PRESCOTT AFFAIR REVEALED
      The Daily Mail, 30-04-2006
      What is RSS?Beleaguered John Prescott was battered by a series of intimate revelations of his affair, spelled out in detail by his former lover Tracey Temple.

In an extensive interview with the Mail on Sunday, Ms Temple claimed, among other things, that the couple had sex in his Whitehall office.

She >>>


      ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS FOR YOUNGSTERS
      The Daily Mail, 30-04-2006
      What is RSS?More than a quarter of 10 to 25–year–olds have illegally downloaded music, films or software from the internet, said a Government survey.

A Home Office report showed 26% had committed the act, with 63% of those saying they had done so more than three times.

A quarter of people >>>


      REID: NO IDEA WHERE DRUG CAME FROM
      The Daily Mail, 30-04-2006
      What is RSS?Defence Secretary John Reid said he had no idea where cannabis resin found by police at his home had come from.

The amount found in a guest room was "minuscule," he said, and he insisted there was no suggestion that he or any of his family were involved.

Police found less than on >>>


      RESCUE FOR TRAPPED FOX CUB
      The Daily Mail, 30-04-2006
      What is RSS?A tiny fox cub was left helpless after becoming trapped in a discarded car part.

The six–week–old would have died if he had not been found by a passer–by, said the RSPCA animal charity.

The cub had become trapped with a rusty brake disc stuck around his neck. Look here to >>>


      COUPE DE FRANCE: LE PARIS SAINT–GERMAIN S‘IMPOSE
      Liberation, 30-04-2006
      samedi 2' avril 2006 (Reuters – 22:47) SAINT–DENIS – Le Paris Saint–Germain a remporté la Coupe de France de football en battant en finale l‘Olympique de Marseille, 2–1, au Stade de France.

Il s‘agit de la septi';me victoire du PSG dans cette compé >>>


      COUPE DE FRANCE: LE PSG DOMINE MARSEILLE
      Liberation, 30-04-2006
      samedi 2' avril 2006 (Reuters – 23:10) par Chrystel Boulet–Euchin SAINT–DENIS – Dans une ambiance surchauffée par les supporters des deux camps, le Paris Saint–Germain a remporté la septi';me Coupe de France de sa jeune histoire en battant Marseille 2–1 au Stade >>>


      DEUX AUTRES ÉLEVAGES TOUCHÉS PAR LA GRIPPE AVIAIRE EN ANGLETERRE
      Liberation, 30-04-2006
      samedi 2' avril 2006 (Reuters – 21:43) LONDRES – Des analyses effectuées sur des volailles dans deux autres élevages de l‘est de l‘Angleterre ont révélé la présence d‘une souche peu virulente de la grippe aviaire, annonce le minist';re britannique >>>


      INTOXICATION AU MONOXYDE DE CARBONE EN DORDOGNE
      Liberation, 30-04-2006
      BORDEAUX – Environ 200 personnes ont été évacuées d‘un centre commercial et des boutiques d‘une galerie marchande pr';s de Bergerac, en Dordogne, apr';s une intoxication au monoxyde de carbone, apprend–on aupr';s des pompiers.

L‘alerte a >>>


      LA HAUSSE DES TARIFS DE GAZ DE FRANCE SERA EFFECTIVE LE 1ER MAI
      Liberation, 30-04-2006
      PARIS – Les tarifs de Gaz de France augmenteront de 5,8% en moyenne ŕ partir du 1er mai pour répercuter l‘envolée des prix des mati';res premi';res.

Cette hausse, qui devait initialement intervenir au 1er avril, pourrait ętre la derni';re jusqu‘" >>>


      BARENBOIM‘S HARMONIOUS MESSAGE GOES BEYOND CLASSICAL MUSIC
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Leader Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Suddenly, classical music has become sexy. In the course of a single month, one man – conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim – has achieved what generations of musicians and musicologists have strived to achieve: to find a way of talking about music that makes us se >>>


      CANNABIS FOUND AT HOME OF DEFENCE SECRETARY
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      He‘s worth millions. And we‘re all paying for his London home Prescott exploited me, weeps ex–lover Report on jail shambles piles pressure on Clarke BNP targets the heart of England Peter Kellner: A surge of far–right support is nothing new – and never lasts Bush admits he offered Blair wa >>>


      GO GREEN WITH URINE, SAYS LEADING TORY
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Cannabis found at home of Defence Secretary He‘s worth millions. And we‘re all paying for his London home Prescott exploited me, weeps ex–lover Report on jail shambles piles pressure on Clarke BNP targets the heart of England Peter Kellner: A surge of far–right support is nothing new – and >>>


      HE‘S WORTH MILLIONS. AND WE‘RE ALL PAYING FOR HIS LONDON HOME
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Prescott exploited me, weeps ex–lover Report on jail shambles piles pressure on Clarke BNP targets the heart of England Peter Kellner: A surge of far–right support is nothing new – and never lasts Bush admits he offered Blair way out of the Iraq conflict Lobbying firm linked to academies row Challenge >>>


      KERR ‘MUST FIX HEALTH BOARD‘
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Go green with urine, says leading Tory Cannabis found at home of Defence Secretary He‘s worth millions. And we‘re all paying for his London home Prescott exploited me, weeps ex–lover Report on jail shambles piles pressure on Clarke BNP targets the heart of England Peter Kellner: A surge of far–r >>>


      REPORT ON JAIL SHAMBLES PILES PRESSURE ON CLARKE
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      BNP targets the heart of England Peter Kellner: A surge of far–right support is nothing new – and never lasts Bush admits he offered Blair way out of the Iraq conflict Lobbying firm linked to academies row Challenge to Cameron over BNP Blair savages critics over threat to civil liberties Gadaffi sued by 160 >>>


      THATCHER‘S ‘OFFER TO HUNGER STRIKERS‘
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Kerr ‘must fix health board‘ Go green with urine, says leading Tory Cannabis found at home of Defence Secretary He‘s worth millions. And we‘re all paying for his London home Prescott exploited me, weeps ex–lover Report on jail shambles piles pressure on Clarke BNP targets the heart of Engl >>>


      7/7 BOMB VICTIMS FACE TWO–YEAR WAIT FOR CASH
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Lawyers accuse government compensation authority of ‘penny–pinching‘ Mark Townsend, crime correspondent Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Hundreds of victims of the 7 July London bombings will not receive a penny of government compensation until well into next year, The Observer can reveal.

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      ATTACKS GROW ON TRUMP‘S GOLF PLAN
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Tainted blood victims ‘were not informed‘ Ricky takes home an Extra award or two Far East war veterans cast light on family past Ease school targets, says heads‘ leader Attacks grow on Trump‘s golf plan Lorna Martin Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Billionaire Donald Trump was last night facin >>>


      BABY RAPE PAIR FACE LONGER JAIL TERM
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Observer stories updated: Pro–Test in support of animal experiments Unveiled: Pacino‘s unsated desire for the Wilde Salome CPS misses target to beat hate crimes Footballers tell children to take a dive into books Honey, our bees are vanishing Exactly what is it that you nurses are so angry about?

C >>>


      CANCER QUEUE GROWS AS TREATMENT TARGET IS MISSED
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Queen Mary 2 loses her crown Attacks grow on Trump‘s golf plan Tainted blood victims ‘were not informed‘ Ricky takes home an Extra award or two Far East war veterans cast light on family past Ease school targets, says heads‘ leader Cancer queue grows as treatment target is missed Jo Revill, heal >>>


      CANNABIS FOUND AT HOME OF DEFENCE SECRETARY
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Ned Temko Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer Cannabis resin with a street value of 85p was found during a routine security search of the home of the Defence Secretary John Reid.

The discovery came while Reid was in Afghanistan last week visiting newly deployed British troops. Strathclyde police said that the c >>>


      CASES OF MUMPS NOW 500 A WEEK
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Anushka Asthana, education correspondent Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer A mumps epidemic continues to sweep across universities, new figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) have revealed. The number of cases in a 12–month period has jumped 600–fold in a decade, from '4 to 56,3'0 last yea >>>


      CPS MISSES TARGET TO BEAT HATE CRIMES
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Footballers tell children to take a dive into books Honey, our bees are vanishing Exactly what is it that you nurses are so angry about?

Cancer queue grows as treatment target is missed Queen Mary 2 loses her crown Attacks grow on Trump‘s golf plan Tainted blood victims ‘were not informed‘ Ri >>>


      CRUEL COST OF THE HUMAN EGG TRADE
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      British women who desperately want to have babies are being sent to eastern Europe and Cyprus. There, clinics are thriving on the profits of fertility tourism. But donors in this egg harvest run hidden health risks. Report by Antony Barnett in Kiev and Helena Smith in Larnaca, Cyprus Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer >>>


      EASE SCHOOL TARGETS, SAYS HEADS‘ LEADER
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Ease school targets, says heads‘ leader Anushka Asthana Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer The government should give up its ‘obsession‘ with testing young children and ensure that class sizes in primary schools are smaller, a headteachers‘ leader said yesterday.

Desmond Hamilton, the n >>>


      EXACTLY WHAT IS IT THAT YOU NURSES ARE SO ANGRY ABOUT?
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      Cancer queue grows as treatment target is missed Queen Mary 2 loses her crown Attacks grow on Trump‘s golf plan Tainted blood victims ‘were not informed‘ Ricky takes home an Extra award or two Far East war veterans cast light on family past Ease school targets, says heads‘ leader Exactly what is >>>


      FAMILY OF MISSING BACKPACKER VOW TO PAY ANY CASINO DEBTS
      The Observer, 30-04-2006
      David Smith Sunday April 30, 2006 The Observer The family of the young woman who is missing in Australia pleaded with her to get in touch yesterday, saying that they would pay off any gambling debts she might have run up during a backpacking trip.

Frances Embleton went missing more than a week ago at the end o >>>



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