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      LIEBERMAN MAY RUN AS INDEPENDENT
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (Conn.), the Democratic Party‘s 2000 vice presidential nominee and a leading voice of its centrist wing, announced yesterday that he will run as an independent in the November general election if he loses a primary battle next month to an increasingly popular antiwar candidate.

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      RARITY OF TOP MILITARY HONOR A SIGN
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– In the early days of the Iraq war, on the last day of his life, Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith showed valor that no U.S. soldier has matched in Iraq.

Smith‘s men came under attack as they mopped up after the capture of Baghdad‘s airport. The sergeant braved hostile fire >>>


      REPORT: CIA CLOSES BIN LADEN SEARCH UNIT
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The CIA says efforts to hunt down Osama bin Laden are as strong as ever, despite a report that the agency has shut down a unit that hunted for the al–Qaida leader and his top lieutenants.

The New York Times reports two dozen analysts in the unit were re–assigned to other c >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      Lieberman to stay in race even if he loses primary WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000 now challenged for supporting the Iraq war, said on Monday he would run for re–election as an independent if he loses his party‘s primary.
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      RUSSIA HOPES FOR WTO DEAL WITH US BY G8 SUMMIT
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia wants to reach a trade deal with the United States for entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the July 15–17 Group of Eight summit, a senior aide to President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

"We would want this very much, but any process has two partners," >>>


      U.S. ENVOY WARNS N. KOREA ON PROVOCATION
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– A top State Department official cautioned North Korea on Monday to avoid "any type of provocative activity" and to return to negotiations on its nuclear weapons program.

Referring to reports that North Korea might be preparing to launch a long–range ballistic missile, >>>


      WHAT THE PILGRIMS SOWED
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      For your Fourth of July reading, open a mind–opening book about an immensely important American war concerning which you may know next to nothing. King Philip‘s War, the central event in a bestseller that is one of this summer‘s publishing surprises, left a lasting imprint on America.

America >>>


      A PART OF CHINA, BUT APART FROM IT
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      By Peter S. GoodmanWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, July 4, 2006; D01 LAYKANDAO VILLAGE, China –– Naydup Gyatse, chief of this settlement on the grasslands of the high Tibetan plain, does not know the name of China‘s president. Nor does he want to. On the map, this land is part of China‘s >>>


      AFGHANS WORKING AT US BASE SHOT, BLAST IN KABUL
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      KABUL (Reuters) – Five Afghan laborers working at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan have been killed in an ambush on their way home from work, police said on Tuesday, and a blast in Kabul wounded four people.

Taliban insurgents and their militant allies have unleashed a wave of attacks this year agains >>>


      BERLIN PRANKSTERS PLAY HARD BALL WITH SOCCER FANS
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      BERLIN (Reuters) – World Cup pranksters in Berlin injured at least two soccer fans by inviting them to kick soccer balls that they had secretly filled with concrete, authorities said on Tuesday.

At least six concrete filled soccer balls were found chained to lampposts, trees and handrails across the city >>>


      BRITAIN CONFIRMS FIRST SPEAKER OF HOUSE
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      LONDON –– Helene Hayman, a member of the governing Labour Party, was confirmed on Tuesday as the first elected Speaker of the House of Lords.

Baroness Hayman, 57, who was appointed to the House of Lords in 1''6, finished first in a field of nine candidates.

As speaker, she will pre >>>


      BUSH, ANNAN HOPE FOR SUCCESS OF WTO TALKS
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush and U.N. Secretary–General Kofi Annan agreed on Monday that the success of ongoing World Trade Organization talks on a new global trade accord is a priority, a spokesman said.

The president and secretary–general spoke at Annan‘s initiative >>>


      CHINA, NORTH KOREA TO EXCHANGE VISITS
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      12:50 PM TOKYO, July 4 –– China and North Korea announced Tuesday that they would exchange visits by high–ranking officials, providing a window of opportunity for Beijing to dissuade Pyongyang from going ahead with a possible missile test and return to international nuclear disarmament talks.

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      COCAINE MAY BE NEW STATUS SYMBOL IN INDIA
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      NEW DELHI –– What may have begun with a couple of snorts has fast become a media–driven blizzard over whether, along with German cars and French handbags, another Western import is sweeping India _ cocaine.

Call it the full–on yuppification of India‘s latte–swilling set. &qu >>>


      DEADLINE PASSES FOR CAPTURED ISRAELI SOLDIER IN GAZA
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      GAZA (Reuters) – A deadline set by Gaza militants for Israel to free prisoners in exchange for a captured soldier expired on Tuesday with the Jewish state rejecting any swap and threatening to bring down the sky on the governing Hamas group.

Three Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, among them the Ha >>>


      DEFINING HER OWN SPHERE OF INFLUENCE
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      By Glenn KesslerWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, July 4, 2006; A03 When Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced that the administration was willing to join negotiations on Iran‘s nuclear program, she did not go to the drab State Department briefing room. Instead, in full view of the television cameras, >>>


      DRAWING A BLANK IN AN AFGHAN DISTRICT
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      By Pamela ConstableWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, July 4, 2006; A0' SHAH JOY, Afghanistan –– The night was black, except for tiny blue flashlight glows where soldiers checked fuel gauges or ammo clips. The makeshift military camp was silent, except for the low rumble of idling engines and the o >>>


      EU SENATOR: CIA PRISON PROBE CALLS IGNORED
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      STRASBOURG, France –– The lead European investigator looking into allegations that Poland and Romania hosted secret CIA prisons said Monday that neither government has responded to calls for their own inquiries into the matter.

Swiss Senator Dick Marty implicated the two countries in a report last >>>


      EX–SOLDIER CHARGED IN KILLING OF IRAQI FAMILY
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      By Josh WhiteWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, July 4, 2006; A01 A former U.S. Army soldier was charged yesterday with the rape and murder of a young Iraqi woman and the slayings of three of her family members in their home south of Baghdad in March, federal prosecutors said.

Several soldiers allegedly plan >>>


      GUNMEN KIDNAP IRAQI DEPUTY MINISTER, 1' BODYGUARDS
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Gunmen abducted Iraq‘s deputy electricity minister and 1' bodyguards after ambushing their convoy in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, police and Interior Ministry sources said.

Deputy Minister Raad al–Harith was traveling in a convoy near Baghdad‘s Shiite Sadr City di >>>


      INDIAN RAINS KILL 24, LIFE HIT IN FLOODED MUMBAI
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      KOLKATA, India (Reuters) – Heavy rains triggered floods and landslides in eastern India, killing 24 people overnight and disrupting life in the financial hub of Mumbai for a second day on Tuesday, officials and residents said.

The bad weather was caused by a depression over the east coast and a revival o >>>


      INDONESIA QUAKE RESPONSE $60 MLN SHORT: UN
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      JAKARTA (Reuters) – A revised response plan for the May earthquake that killed more than 5,700 people and left many homeless on Indonesia‘s Java island is about $60 million short of the $80 million needed, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

The 6.3 magnitude quake struck at dawn on May 27, hitting >>>


      IRAQI DEMANDS JUSTICE IN RAPE–SLAY CASE
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Iraq‘s justice minister demanded Tuesday that the U.N. Security Council ensure that a group of U.S. troops are punished in the alleged rape and murder of a young Iraqi and the killing of her family, calling the attack "monstrous and inhuman." Two female legislators also call >>>


      IRAQI DEPUTY MINISTER FREED AFTER KIDNAPPING
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An Iraqi deputy electricity minister, kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday along with 1' bodyguards was released 12 hours later unharmed, Interior Ministry sources said.

They said Raad al–Harith was freed with seven of his bodyguards in the same area where he was kidnapped. Gunmen >>>


      IRAQIS SEEK RELEASE OF SUNNI LEGISLATOR
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      By Joshua PartlowWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, July 4, 2006; A10 BAGHDAD, July 3 –– The Iraqi government is negotiating with one of the most powerful Shiite Muslim militias in an attempt to secure the release of a kidnapped Sunni Arab parliament member, a Sunni legislator said Monday.

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      JAPANESE SHIP FOILS PIRATES OFF INDONESIA
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –– A Japanese cargo ship on Tuesday foiled a pirate attack in the Strait of Malacca off Indonesia‘s coast, days after pirates raided two U.N.–chartered vessels in the same area, a maritime watchdog said.

The attacks raised concerns about a resurgence of piracy in >>>


      LONDON 7/7 BOMBS SHOW HOMEGROWN THREAT TO EUROPE
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      5:06 AM BERLIN (Reuters) – Some 12 hours before he blew himself up on the London underground, Shehzad Tanweer was playing cricket until late evening in a park in northern England.

"He appeared perfectly normal to those around him," said a government report on the London attacks of July 2005, in >>>


      MEXICO CONSERVATIVE CREEPS TOWARD SLIM VICTORY
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico‘s conservative presidential candidate Felipe Calderon declared victory on Monday in a bitterly contested election and official returns appeared to show his leftist rival could no longer catch him.

Calderon had a lead of almost 400,000 votes over Andres Manuel Lopez Ob >>>


      MEXICO GIRDS FOR LEGAL BATTLE AS ELECTION YIELDS A NEAR TIE
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      A01 MEXICO CITY, July 3 –– Felipe Calder?n, a free–trade booster who wants to increase Mexico‘s presence in the global economy, held an ultra–thin lead of one percentage point over populist Andr?s Manuel L?pez Obrador in preliminary presidential election tallies released Monday.

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      MEXICO LEFTIST COULD CALL ELECTION PROTESTS
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico‘s leftist presidential candidate, narrowly trailing his conservative rival in the vote, will call street protests if necessary to challenge an election he says was plagued with irregularities..

Senior aides to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday he was first t >>>


      MOTHER, DAUGHTER DIE OF STARVATION IN FRANCE
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      PARIS (Reuters) – A mother and her 5–year–old daughter starved to death in the suburbs of Paris and their bodies lay undiscovered in an apartment for up to four months, police said on Tuesday.

The mother was named as Doomitra, 32, from Mauritius, and the child was called Chana.

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      N. KOREA WARNED ON MISSILE TEST
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      A senior U.S. official warned North Korea yesterday that it would be "profoundly unwise" to carry out reported plans to launch a long–range missile.

In an escalation of diplomatic sparring over North Korean preparations to test a Taepodong–2 ballistic missile, Undersecretary of State R. N >>>


      PUTIN SAYS COULD ABANDON WTO RULES IF NO U.S. DEAL
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin warned on Tuesday that Russia would scrap global trade rules it has voluntarily adopted if it failed to get a deal with the United States over its bid to join the World Trade Organization.

Russia wants to reach a trade deal with the United States for WTO entry >>>


      PUTIN URGES IRAN TO ACCEPT INCENTIVE PLAN
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      MOSCOW –– Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday urged Iran to accept an international package of incentives aimed at defusing the standoff over Tehran‘s nuclear program.

"We would really like our Iranian partners to accept the proposals," said Putin, referring to a package put >>>


      RADICALS GAIN EDGE IN SOMALI CAPITAL
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      By Craig TimbergWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, July 4, 2006; A0' JOHANNESBURG, July 3 –– A group of largely moderate Muslim leaders who took control of Somalia‘s capital a month ago has been pushed aside in recent days by radicals determined to create a strict Islamic state there, accordi >>>


      RIVAL DRUZE GUNMEN CLASH IN LEBANON, ONE DEAD
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      BEIRUT (Reuters) – One person was killed and five were wounded in a firefight between followers of rival Lebanese Druze leaders on Tuesday, security sources said.

They said the overnight clash began when supporters of pro–Syrian former minister Wiam Wahhab were plastering posters in the village of >>>


      S. KOREAN SAVED AFTER JUMPING ONTO TRACKS
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      SEOUL, South Korea –– A visually impaired man who had jumped onto subway tracks in an apparent suicide attempt was rescued just seconds before a train passed, officials said Tuesday.

The 47–year–old man, identified only by his family name of Seo, threw himself onto the tracks Monday nig >>>


      SOLDIERS NOW U.S. CITIZENS IN AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      BAGRAM, Afghanistan –– They were soldiers from 21 different countries. But at the end of a short ceremony Tuesday at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, they pledged allegiance to only one: the United States.

Raising their right hands, 26 young soldiers took an oath and became new American citizens dur >>>


      TRAIN 27, NOW ARRIVING TIBET, IN A ‘GREAT LEAP WEST‘
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      LHASA, China, July 3 –– After rolling under snow–covered peaks and crossing 2,500 miles, the first train ever to travel from Beijing to Tibet pulled into a station here Monday, inaugurating the world‘s highest railway and opening a new chapter in China‘s relentless assimilation of this onc >>>


      U.S. TO GIVE AFGHANS $2 BILLION IN ADDITIONAL MILITARY EQUIPMENT
      Washington Post, 04-07-2006
      KABUL, Afghanistan, July 3 –– The United States said Monday it was giving $2 billion worth of military weapons and vehicles to modernize Afghanistan‘s national army as the fledgling force contends with a resurgent Taliban resistance.

At a ceremony in Kabul, Maj. Gen. Robert Durbin said the mi >>>


      AFTER THE BOMBS
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      The key political events that followed the London bombings James Ball Tuesday July 4, 2006 The London bombings on July 7 2005 claimed the lives of 56 people including the four bombers. The horrific event changed the nature of the political debate surrounding terrorism in Britain and how to reduce its threat. Below we o >>>


      CALL ME A NIMBY, BUT IT‘S MADNESS TO CONCRETE VAST TRACTS OF COUNTRYSIDE
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      The alliance of Cameron and Brown in favour of a development free–for–all is misguided – and deeply pernicious Max Hastings Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Cross–party consensus about virtually anything – Iraq, criminal justice, MPs‘ pensions – almost invariably betrays the p >>>


      CIGARETTE BAN PLANNED FOR 16–YEAR–OLDS
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Minister wants rise in legal age for buying tobacco Tougher sanctions on shopkeepers proposed Sarah Boseley, health editor Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Young people are to be banned from buying cigarettes until they are 17 or 18 under new government plans announced yesterday. Although smoking rates have been comin >>>


      CLARKE BLAMES JUDGES FOR CONFUSION ON RIGHTS
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Ex–minister says judiciary refused to talk to him Law lords urged to discuss how to confront terrorism Patrick Wintour and Tania Branigan Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian The former home secretary Charles Clarke yesterday rounded on Britain‘s most senior judges, criticising them for repeatedly refusing to >>>


      COME TOGETHER
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      New research has identified the critical factors and key sticking points on which public sector collaborations thrive and fail. Russell Hobby, public sector expert at management consultancy Hay Group, sets out the 10 golden rules Tuesday July 4, 2006 Russell Hobby: ‘Keep selling the vision‘

Collabo >>>


      COMMANDERS BEGIN TO BALK AT MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Richard Norton–Taylor Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian British commanders raised concerns about the deployment of 3,300 troops to the hostile, opium poppy–growing area of Helmand in southern Afghanistan even before the force had touched ground. They were worried about the confused messages coming from thei >>>


      COMMISSIONING CHANGE IN THE NHS
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian In her letter, Patricia Hewitt said "there is no question whatsoever of ‘privatising‘ the NHS", and blamed "drafting errors" in an advertisement for giving a false impression (Letters, July 1). This would be heartening if those of us who watch NHS policy >>>


      FIGHTING FIT
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Leader Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian British soldiers have been put in harm‘s way in Afghanistan to implement the government‘s policy of trying to stabilise that troubled country as part of a Nato effort mandated by the UN. In the few short weeks since the expanded UK deployment began in Helmand provinc >>>


      FOREIGN NURSES BARRED IN ATTEMPT TO HELP HOMEGROWN CANDIDATES
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Sarah Hall, health correspondent Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Thousands of international nurses are to be banned from working in the UK to improve the chances of homegrown candidates getting a job, the government announced yesterday. The vast majority of overseas nurses will no longer be able to get work permits u >>>


      GORDON BROWN TAKE NOTE
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Although New Labour‘s strategy of ‘triangulation‘ has served the party well in three general elections, it has undermined the party‘s traditional appeal, says Timothy Stanley Tuesday July 4, 2006 As a parliamentary candidate for the Labour party in 2005 I was invited to a series of late night po >>>


      GROUND PREPARED FOR EXTRA FORCES IN TALIBAN CONFLICT
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Stand–in defence minister confirms commanders have asked for more resources in southern province of Afghanistan Richard Norton–Taylor Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian British soldiers on patrol in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.

Photograph: John D McHugh/AFP The government yesterday >>>


      HALF OF NEW SCHOOLS BADLY DESIGNED, SAYS SURVEY
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Matthew Taylor, education correspondent Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Billions of pounds are being wasted on new schools which are badly designed, poorly built and unsuitable for staff and students, according to a study by the government‘s own advisers.

The survey by the Commission for Architecture a >>>


      HUTTON DEFENDS INCAPACITY BENEFIT REFORMS
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Press Association Tuesday July 4, 2006 Plans to overhaul the incapacity benefit system are not a penny–pinching exercise but are designed to help millions of people, the work and pensions secretary, John Hutton, insisted today.

Mr Hutton said measures in the welfare reform bill had "general support& >>>


      JOHN OLIVER
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Civil servant with a key role in reforming Northern Ireland Bill Smith Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian John Oliver, the distinguished civil servant who wrote a groundbreaking memoir on the Northern Ireland civil service, has died suddenly, aged '2.

He contributed enormously to radical reforms in the prov >>>


      LABOUR WHIP CRACKS DOWN ON INSULTING MPS
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      David Hencke, Westminster correspondent Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Labour‘s chief whip, Jacqui Smith, is adopting tough new powers that will allow her to suspend MPs from the party who make insulting remarks about colleagues and refuse to apologise to party bosses.

The catalyst for the change in t >>>


      LIB DEM LEADER JOINS BANKERS‘ EXTRADITION BATTLE
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Oliver King and agencies Tuesday July 4, 2006 Sir Menzies Campbell today stepped up the campaign to halt the extradition of three former Natwest bankers to the United States saying emergency legislation should be rushed through parliament to prevent them leaving Britain.

The Liberal Democrat leader described t >>>


      LLOYD‘S NAMES SEEK &#163;1BN COMPENSATION FROM GOVERNMENT
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
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      PM FORECASTS ‘SIGNIFICANT‘ TROOP WITHDRAWALS BY 2008
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Tuesday July 4, 2006 Significant numbers of British troops could leave Iraq within 18 months, Tony Blair said today, as he faced a two–hour grilling by MPs.

In a combative performance defending Britisih involvement in both Iraq and Afghanistan, the prime minister >>>


      STRESS THERAPY OFFER TO ILL JOBLESS
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      David Hencke Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian The government is to offer therapy treatment to people who have quit work because of stress and depression in its welfare reform bill, to be published today, which aims to cut the number of people claiming incapacity benefit.

Figures released by the Department for >>>


      THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      New Labour will pay a heavy electoral price if it carries on dismantling public services Shirley Williams Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian It takes a lot to make me angry. Right now, I am at least as angry as the voters of Bromley and Blaenau Gwent, though whether what makes them angry is the same as it is for me, I d >>>


      THE SILENCE OF SIR PETER
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Simon Hoggart Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Dr Watson famously served in Afghanistan. As Sherlock Holmes might have remarked yesterday, when the house heard a statement on British troops now based in that country, "then there was the curious incident of Sir Peter Tapsell‘s intervention".

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      WHY NO ONE‘S SCARED OF THE LIB DEMS
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      The problem for my party is that we are not very frightening, writes David Howarth Tuesday July 4, 2006 Life in the Liberal Democrats is now returning to normal after the excitement of the Bromley byelection – which means being ignored again.

Byelections really are the life–blood of the party, for >>>


      YESTERDAY IN PARLIAMENT
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Yesterday in parliament Straw calls for shorter summer parliament recess Simon Hoggart‘s sketch: Lad mags? Call in Offwhack Sympathy on Labour benches, glee among the opposition Yesterday in parliament Prime minister‘s questions Yesterday in parliament Yesterday in parliament Press Association Tuesday July >>>


      ‘WILDER, MADDER, GAYER THAN A BEATLE‘S HAIRDO‘
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      It was the love that dare not sing its name – or was it? Beyond Bowie and Frankie, there‘s a whole secret history of gay pop, reports Alexis Petridis Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian The year 1'66 is known as rock‘s annus mirabilis. It was the year the right musicians found the right technology a >>>


      A SUMMER OF SPORTING SORROW
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Football, cricket, rugby ... then fans‘ last hopes fade in the Wimbledon sunshine Hugh Muir Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian It all ended, somewhat predictably perhaps, at 4.25pm yesterday.

Britain‘s summer of sporting hope, which had offered potential for glory on so many different fronts, finall >>>


      AL–QAIDA PLAN TO INFILTRATE MI5 REVEALED
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Attempts to join agency disclosed as police say four major terror plots foiled Vikram Dodd and Richard Norton–Taylor Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Al–Qaida sympathisers have been trying to join MI5 as the agency recruits more agents from diverse backgrounds in an attempt to bolster its counter–ter >>>


      ARRESTS OVER SOLDIER‘S DEATH
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Staff and agencies Tuesday July 4, 2006 Five soldiers were today being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter following the death of a 22–year–old colleague. The man collapsed shortly after exercising yesterday in his barracks at Lucknow, Tidworth in Wiltshire.

Police today said four of the soldie >>>


      AUSTRALIAN PM WANTS BIG BROTHER AXED FOR SHOWING ALLEGED SEX ATTACK ON WOMAN
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Roger Maynard in Sydney Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian The Australian prime minister John Howard has called for Big Brother to be axed after two male housemates allegedly sexually assaulted a female contestant.

Mr Howard condemned the Australian version of the reality TV series after footage of the incident >>>


      BARONESS HAYMAN BECOMES LORDS‘ FIRST EVER SPEAKER
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Matthew Tempest and James Ball Tuesday July 4, 2006 The House of Lords has elected a woman as its first ever Speaker, with the former Labour minister Baroness Hayman beating eight other candidates in a free vote of peers.

Baroness Hayman takes up the post – and the 102,685 salary – immediately. Pee >>>


      BP BOSS SHRUGS OFF ETHICAL DOUBTS OVER ROSNEFT
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Browne ‘open–minded‘ about buying stake Russian oil firm courts strategic foreign investors Terry Macalister Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Lord Browne, the BP chief executive who has championed the cause of ethical capitalism, is willing to invest in the controversial flotation of Russia‘s R >>>


      CAMERON‘S SET HAS NO CLUE WHAT MIDDLE ENGLAND EARNS
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Tory outrage at a modest tax on trusts for the rich shows how urgent it is to make the case for a cap on ballooning inequality Polly Toynbee Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian The pips will be squeaking in the Commons today as Dawn Primarolo, the paymaster general, takes on the rich over the trusts designed to avoid inh >>>


      CHALLENGE TO MARLON BRANDO‘S WILL
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Godfather star‘s long–term companion goes to court Case proves latest drama in actor‘s ‘sad, sad story‘ Oliver Burkeman in New York Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Since it was revealed that Brando left a will of $21.6m there has been a climate of acrimony

If Marlon Brando reall >>>


      CIA DISBANDS BIN LADEN UNIT
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Nearly five years after George Bush vowed to bring Osama bin Laden to justice "dead or alive", it‘s the end of the line for the CIA‘s Alec Station, the unit dedicated to the hunt for the al–Qaida leader.

The unit, na >>>


      COMMANDERS BEGIN TO BALK AT MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Richard Norton–Taylor Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian British commanders raised concerns about the deployment of 3,300 troops to the hostile, opium poppy–growing area of Helmand in southern Afghanistan even before the force had touched ground. They were worried about the confused messages coming from thei >>>


      DAMIEN HIRST KICKS OFF SUMMER ART–PARTY SEASON
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      History has the edge over football, poll reveals Man arrested over attack on young musician ‘Lost‘ work set to fetch 3m Dylan searches for a new soul mate Beatle butchery uncovered Singer fights for life after street attack Director unveils vision for South Bank V&A goes pop Orchestras upbeat as Brown l >>>


      DEMAND AND SUPPLY
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      The G8 may not be very representative of the real world economy but the upcoming Moscow summit should be significant in helping Russia and the west tackle the global problem of energy supply, writes William Keegan Tuesday July 4, 2006 The imminent G8 summit in Moscow will be much more important than the cynics say.
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      END OF AN ERA
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      With David Beckham, it was never just about the football. It was also about class, and masculinity, and beauty. As he hands in his captain‘s armband, Zoe Williams pays tribute to the sportsman who became an icon Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Diehard football fans will be in no mood for the ruminations of some >>>


      ENGLAND HAVE LITTLE IN RESERVE BUT MCCLAREN CAN BE AN INNOVATOR
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
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Tools Text–only version "> Send it to a friend Save story "> England have little in reserve but McClaren can be an innovator The personnel may remain much the same but the >>>


      ERIKSSON DEFAULTED ON FORWARD METHODS
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      ITA GHAF BRA CROG FRA SWIH SAU SPA USA CZE AUS JPN SKO TOG TUN UKR

Search Football Eriksson defaulted on forward methods Paul Jewell Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian As Sven–Goran Eriksson‘s five–and–a–half years in charge of England came to an end in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday, t >>>


      FLOOD SCHEME RECREATES ANCIENT ESSEX WETLANDS
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Matt Weaver Tuesday July 4, 2006 The wetlands will provide a winter home for thousands of birds such as terns. Photograph: AP/Oscar Hidalgo

Coastal flood defences in Essex are being breached today to create the UK‘s largest man–made marine wetland in a government–funded scheme to protect enda >>>


      FORMER US PRIVATE CHARGED WITH RAPE AND KILLING VICTIM‘S FAMILY IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Soldier was discharged with personality disorder Four men involved in attack, according to FBI Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian The Pentagon said yesterday it had charged a former US soldier with raping and killing a young woman in Iraq and killing three members of her family in what m >>>


      FRINGS MISSES SEMI–FINAL AFTER TRIAL BY TV FOOTAGE
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      SWE SER HOL ANG POR E ITA GHAF BRA CROG FRA SWIH SAU SPA USA CZE AUS JPN SKO TOG TUN UKR

Tools Text–only version "> Send it to a friend Save story "> Germany v Italy, semi–final Frings misses semi–final after trial by TV footage Michael Walker in Dortmund/Luke Harding in Berlin Tues >>>


      HALF OF NEW SCHOOLS BADLY DESIGNED, SAYS SURVEY
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Matthew Taylor, education correspondent Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Billions of pounds are being wasted on new schools which are badly designed, poorly built and unsuitable for staff and students, according to a study by the government‘s own advisers.

The survey by the Commission for Architecture a >>>


      HORSERACING ROCKED BY FIXING CHARGES AGAINST CHAMPION JOCKEY FALLON
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Horse racing: decision today in corruption case Horse racing: Dylan Thomas could be the best Fallon charged with fraud plot Horse racing: Toldo keeps Plate close to home Horse racing: longer circuit will suit Best Name Horse racing: Bulwark a strong fancy for the Plate Horse racing: Alibi on course for Irish Derby Hors >>>


      HOW A TOBACCO FARM IN KENT COULD PROVIDE A LIFE–SAVING DRUG FOR MILLIONS
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Genetic tweak allows HIV drug to be harvested Environmentalists fear cross–contamination Ian Sample, science correspondent Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian In the perfectly controlled atmosphere of a brick–proof, hermetically sealed greenhouse deep in the Kent countryside, a fresh crop of tobacco plants is >>>


      HOW KLINSMANN SAVED GERMANY FROM A BAD CASE OF THE BLUES
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      CRIB ENG PARC ARG IVCD MEX IRN POL ECU TRI SWE SER HOL ANG POR E ITA GHAF BRA CROG FRA SWIH SAU SPA USA CZE AUS JPN SKO TOG TUN UKR

Search Football How Klinsmann saved Germany from a bad case of the blues Michael Walker in Dortmund Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Jürgen Klinsmann‘s residence being >>>


      I‘VE CHANGED MY MIND ON NUCLEAR POWER, ADMITS BLAIR
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Tuesday July 4, 2006 Tony Blair all but confirmed the government would commission a new series of nuclear power stations today, as he admitted to MPs he had "changed his mind" on the controversial issue.

Three years ago an energy review put nuclear on the back >>>


      I‘VE GOT THIS WEST LOTHIAN QUESTION LICKED
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Tim Dowling Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian In the early years of my residency in Britain, I sometimes fancied that I was destined to be the one to answer the West Lothian question, that my outsider‘s perspective and formidable insight would be perfectly suited to the task, and that I would become a hero.
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      IF INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE IS TO DO MORE THAN ALLAY WESTERN GUILT, IT MUST MAKE SURE THAT SUCH ATROCITIES DO NOT HAPPEN AGAIN
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Aminatta Forna Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian A symbolic event took place in Phnom Penh yesterday. Seventeen Cambodian and 13 international judges were sworn in as part of a UN–backed tribunal to try members of the Khmer Rouge responsible for the deaths of up to 1.7 million people in the 1'70s.

I >>>


      INSTEAD OF TWO STATES SIDE BY SIDE, WHY NOT ONE SUPERIMPOSED ON THE OTHER?
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      We need to look at new solutions to the Israel–Palestine conflict which embody the globalised, not the territorial, state Mathias Mossberg Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian For more than half a century, Israelis and Palestinians have been fighting over the same tracts of earth. Numerous proposals for dividing the >>>


      ISRAELI SOLDIER‘S FATE UNKNOWN AS DEADLINE PASSES
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Staff and agencies Tuesday July 4, 2006 Israel‘s chief rabbi Yona Metzger holds a photo of Corporal Gilad Shalit.

Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP A deadline for the release of Palestinian prisoners set by militants holding an Israeli soldier captive passed early this morning, with his captors ref >>>


      ISRAELIS GIVEN 6AM DEADLINE TO MEET DEMANDS FOR RELEASE OF CAPTURED SOLDIER
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Palestinian groups warn ‘case will be closed‘ Olmert says he will not give in to extortion Conal Urquhart in Beit Hanoun Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian The Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, yesterday rejected an ultimatum from the Palestinian captors of an Israeli soldier that ordered Israel to begin >>>


      JABRON HASHMI, THE BRITISH MUSLIM SOLDIER KILLED FIGHTING THE TALIBAN
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Jacqueline Maley and Sam Jones Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian British Muslim victim Lance Corporal Jabron Hashmi. Photograph: Mod Crown Copyright/PA

Jabron Hashmi was born in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, just under an hour from the Afghan border. Last Saturday, after a journey that had taken him from Pes >>>


      JUDGE ‘MISUNDERSTOOD ANTI–TERROR LEGISLATION‘
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Home secretary battles to rescue control order law Human rights convention not breached, QC argues Alan Travis, home affairs editor Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian The high court judge who declared that anti–terrorist control orders were an "affront to justice" was yesterday accused of a string of leg >>>


      LENNON AND WALCOTT PRESENT VIBRANT POSSIBILITY
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      ITA GHAF BRA CROG FRA SWIH SAU SPA USA CZE AUS JPN SKO TOG TUN UKR

Search Football Lennon and Walcott present vibrant possibility Richard Williams in Baden–Baden Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian They looked like a couple of kids on holiday with their parents, coming in from a day at the beach. They were >>>


      LIVING LA DOLCE VITA
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Italians stay healthier for longer. So what‘s their secret? Could it be the long leisurely lunches at home ... or is it simply their refusal to jog? Italian journalist Guido Santevecchi dishes up a little friendly advice Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Well, Italy is making the headlines again. And this time it >>>


      MURRAY SUFFERS TEENAGE ANGST AS HE CAVES UNDER PRESSURE
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Scot needs to revise his preparation to realise potential after Baghdatis exposes lack of experience Steve Bierley at Wimbledon Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian The perplexities of being a teenager were never more apparent than on Wimbledon‘s Centre Court yesterday afternoon. Andy Murray, playing in his first gr >>>


      NEGRO BOY TESTS NEW CIVIL RIGHTS LAW
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Richard Scott Saturday July 4, 1'64 The Guardian One minute after President Johnson last night signed the Civil Rights Act into law, Jene Young, a 13–year–old Negro boy from Mississippi, walked into the barber‘s shop of an hotel in Kansas City and asked for a haircut.

No Negro had been se >>>


      NEW MOVES TO WREST INTERNET FROM US
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Richard Wray Tuesday July 4, 2006 The Guardian Phil Willis. Photograph: PA

Efforts to remove the US government‘s historical stranglehold on the internet will kick off again today.

Ministers, MPs and internet experts will attend a parliament reception hosted by Phil Willis, Liberal Democrat MP an >>>


      NTL/VIRGIN MERGER COMPLETED
      Guardian, 04-07-2006
      Mark Sweney Tuesday July 4, 2006 The combined NTL/Virgin Mobile TV, cable and telecoms business will be rebranded under the Virgin name from early next year at the latest, after the merger of the two companies was completed today.

NTL has received all the necessary court approvals for its '62.4m takeover o >>>



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