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      FORUM÷ WESTERN EUROPE
      02-06-2005
      BERLIN, June 1 – Some are calling it a divorce; others, a disenchantment. Whatever you call it, the French "non" on Sunday and the Dutch "nee" on Wednesday have clearly left the European Union‘s proposed constitution a dead letter for now, frustrating the efforts of Europe‘s leader >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      02-06-2005
      WASHINGTON, June 1 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld delivered a warning to Iraq‘s neighbors today, declaring that any country offering aid to Abu Musab al–Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, would be guilty of helping someone "with blood on his hands." In a news briefing at which >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      02-06-2005
      KABUL, Afghanistan, June 1 – A suicide bomber detonated a powerful bomb during a mourning ceremony in a mosque in the southern city of Kandahar on Wednesday, killing 1' people, among them the Kabul police chief, and wounding 52 others, the Interior Ministry said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in the thr >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      02-06-2005
      BOGOT, Colombia, June 1 – The man considered Colombia‘s most brutal paramilitary warlord has a new home since he surrendered on murder charges last week.

The man, Diego Fernando Murillo, is being held on a ranch while waiting to hear if he will benefit from a leniency bill that Congress is about to >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      02-06-2005
      JOHANNESBURG, June 1 – Facing rising unrest over a collapsing economy, Zimbabwe‘s authoritarian government has apparently adopted a scorched–earth policy toward potential enemies, detaining thousands of people, burning homes and street kiosks and routing large numbers of people from makeshift homes in >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      02-06-2005
      BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 2 – Three suicide car bomb attacks north of Baghdad killed at least 17 people today, including a child and a municipal council leader, officials said.

Skip to next paragraph Enlarge This Image Ali Abbas/European Pressphoto Agency A boy looked at a car damaged in a mortar attack that k >>>


      JUAN VRIJDAG/EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
      02-06-2005
      THE HAGUE, June 1 – Dutch voters overwhelmingly rejected a new constitution for Europe on Wednesday, following France in undermining the region‘s ambitions to play a stronger role on the world scene. The French repudiated the treaty on Sunday, setting off a crisis in the 25–member European Union.
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      ‘DEEP THROAT‘ STEPS FORWARD
      02-06-2005
      Mr. Woodward writes that he first met Mr. Felt in 1'70 in a chance encounter in the basement of the Nixon White House, where Mr. Woodward, then a young Navy lieutenant, had gone to deliver some papers.

Mr. Woodward struck up a conversation that led to an unusual friendship, and later a string of tantalizin >>>


      FORUM÷ CLASSICAL MUSIC
      02-06-2005
      LOS ANGELES, May 30 – When Esa–Pekka Salonen was a serious–minded student at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, studying the horn, composing music intensively and conducting student ensembles in performances of new works, he said he never imagined that he would become the music director of a major orch >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      02-06-2005
      Reproduction (Biological) Inside NYTimes.com Pogue÷ Online Video Vault Taking It Outside Tom Cruise Gets Personal Google‘s Lock on the Past Detroit‘s Video War Advertisement Past 24 Hours |Past 7 Days Class Matters÷ The Five–Bedroom, Six–Figure Rootless Life Watching New Love as It >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      02-06-2005
      Federal authorities exhumed the body of Emmett Till from a private gravesite in suburban Chicago today, 50 years after his murder helped spur the civil rights movement by demonstrating to the nation the horrors of racial hatred.

A short prayer service was held for Emmett before his body, still entombed in a me >>>


      LANDSLIDE IN CALIFORNIA
      02-06-2005
      Video Report The police, who said as many as 18 houses may have been ruined, said they knew of no serious injuries so far, although at least four people sustained minor injuries. Officials said they would not begin determining until later tonight how many families could go back into their homes or when.

Reside >>>


      27 DEAD IN AFGHAN MOSQUE SUICIDE BLAST
      Pakistan Observer, 02-06-2005
      Kandahar (Afghanistan)—A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 27 people including the police chief of the capital Kabul, witnesses and officials told AFP. The blast occurred as prayers were offered for an Islamic cleric who was shot dead by su >>>


      ADVANI STRESSES PAK–INDIA ASSOCIATION FOR FRIENDSHIP
      Pakistan Observer, 02-06-2005
      Islamabad—President Bhartiya Janata Party Lal Kishan Advani on Wednesday said the exchange of parliamentary delegations between India and Pakistan can greatly improve the bilateral relations.

Talking to reporters here at the Parliament House, after meeting Speaker National Assembly, he said there should be a f >>>


      APHC DELEGATION TO RECEIVE ROUSING WELCOME TODAY
      Pakistan Observer, 02-06-2005
      Hurriyat leaders’ visit to prove historic event÷ Jilani Hameed Shaheen Islamabad—The central leader of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will lead the 12–member APHC delegation today (Thursday) to AJK by bus via Chakothi terminal point where a high profile welcome by the AJK Prime Min >>>


      HIGH INTEREST RATES FEARED TO DAMPEN GROWTH
      Pakistan Observer, 02-06-2005
      Amanullah Khan karachi—In the forthcoming federal budget 2005–06, banks and the financial institutions are likely to see a further decrease in the statutory tax rate to benefit from growth in private sector credit and widening interest margins.

Profit rates on National Saving Schemes (NSS) are reviewed b >>>


      INDIA, PAK AGREE ON AMRITSAR–LAHORE BUS÷ NATWAR
      Pakistan Observer, 02-06-2005
      New Delhi—India and Pakistan have agreed in principle to start the bus service between Amritsar and Lahore/Nankana Saheb at the earliest and its modalities would be worked out at a meeting here in the national capital within the next two months.

In a communique to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Ex >>>


      ISLAMABAD, DELHI DISCUSS KISHAN GANGA POWER PROJECT DESIGN
      Pakistan Observer, 02-06-2005
      New Delhi—Pakistan and India Wednesday held discussion on the design of Kishan Ganga Power and Storage Project, proposed by latter on Neelum River, district Baramulla in Held Kashmir. At an exclusive meeting of the Indus Water Commissions of the two countries, both sides held extensive deliberation along with some info >>>


      PM DIRECTS PROBE INTO KARACHI VIOLENCE
      Pakistan Observer, 02-06-2005
      CM orders judicial inquiry into deaths of Mujahid, suicide bombing John Thakur Das Karachi—Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Wednesday directed a thorough enquiry into the recent incidents of violence in Karachi.

Prime Minister who is on a three–day official visit to Turkey spoke with Governor Sindh Ishrat& >>>


      PM INVITES TURKISH BUSINESSMEN TO INVEST IN PAKISTAN
      Pakistan Observer, 02-06-2005
      Ankara—Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Wednesday invited the Turkish entrepreneurs to focus on Pakistan which provides a unique opportunity to investors through its strategic location, growing economy and the open–door investment policy.

«We feel that timing, the economic environment and the open&nd >>>


      SENATE DEPLORES QURAN DESECRATION BY US TROOPS
      Pakistan Observer, 02-06-2005
      Mahmood Hussain Islamabad—The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning the incident of desecration of Holy Quran by American soldiers at Guantanamo Bay prison.

The National Assembly has already passed a similar resolution. The resolution expressed deep shock over the desecration of the ho >>>


      SHERPAO ASKS OPPOSITION TO HELP GOVERNMENT CURB TERRORISM
      Pakistan Observer, 02-06-2005
      Steps taken to ensure law, order Islamabad—Minister for Interior Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao Tuesday told the Senate that the writ of the government is very much existed and steps have been taken to further consolidate it to ensure law and order in the country.

Winding up a debate on law and order situation in th >>>


      TURKEY FULLY SUPPORTS PAKISTAN ON KASHMIR
      Pakistan Observer, 02-06-2005
      Islamabad backs Ankara steps on Northern Cyprus Shaukat, Erdogan discuss bilateral ties Ankara—Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday expressed commonality of views on regional and global issues as Turkey called for the resolution of decades–old Kashmir dispute & >>>


      US CAPTURES SADDAM REGIME SPY
      Pakistan Observer, 02-06-2005
      Baghdad—U.S. soldiers have captured a former Saddam Hussein regime spy, the U.S. military said, and a suicide bomber attacked the main checkpoint to Baghdad International Airport on Wednesday, wounding at least seven Iraqis, police said.

The explosion, which occurred shortly after ' a.m., sent a huge cloud >>>


      BOOST FOR CAMPAIGN TO SEGREGATE BLACK BOYS
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Helen Rumbelow THE chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality stepped up his campaign to segregate black schoolboys to raise their academic achievement.

Trevor Phillips brought the American academic who pioneered the technique to London for a one–day seminar hosted by Baroness Howells of St Davids >>>


      CALL OF THE SEA SAVES FATHER AND SON
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Adam Fresco A brief signal picked up by two mobile phone masts was central to the rescue of stricken sailors A FATHER and son drifting in a dinghy on the North Sea after their home–made boat hit rocks were rescued yesterday when their position was plotted from one brief call on a mobile telephone.

Nei >>>


      CONCERT LINE–UP ATTACKED FOR BEING ALL–WHITE
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Adam Sherwin, Media Reporter BLACK musicians have attacked the Live 8 organisers for unveiling a hideously white line–up of artists for the July concert in Hyde Park.

The 22 artists so far confirmed are white, with the exception of Mariah Carey, who has Venezuelan, Irish and African–American eth >>>


      DANCE TEACHER SEDUCED BOY, 15
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Tosin Sumaiman Jail threat to woman who lured pupil away from his school lessons for visits to the pub and sex A DANCE teacher who seduced a 15–year–old schoolboy and started a sexual relationship with him was facing jail today.

Nicola Prentice, 25, flirted with the pupil in lunchtime dance clas >>>


      DAVIS HAS EYES ON ‘COMMON GROUND‘
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Rosemary Bennett, Deputy Political Editor DAVID DAVIS, the favourite to become the next Conservative leader, set out his vision for the party yesterday, saying that it had to move to the common ground of politics.

He took issue with Sir John Majors comments at the weekend that the Tories had to shift to the >>>


      EC THREAT TO LONG WORKING WEEK OPT–OUT
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Anthony Browne, Brussels Correspondent ALAN JOHNSON, the Trade and Industry Secretary, faces an uphill battle today to save the right for people to work more than 48 hours a week after the European Commission unveiled plans to scrap Britains opt–out from the Working Time Directive.

Business groups den >>>


      GANG OF CHILDREN TRY TO HANG BOY, 5
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Ben Hoyle Five girls and boys held on suspicion of attempted murder after a missing child is found with a neck injury and bruises A BOY aged 5 was taken from his garden by an older girl and led to a wood where a gang of children apparently tried to hang him, his cousin said yesterday.

Three boys and two gir >>>


      GELDOF TO TAKE ON TREASURY OVER VAT FOR LIVE 8
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Sam Coates THE organisers of Live 8 face a huge VAT bill because the millions raised by the ticket text–lottery are going towards administering the event rather than relieving poverty.

Bob Geldof is planning to campaign vigorously against the levy and will tell Tony Blair and Gordon Brown that they ha >>>


      MCCARTNEY MURDER÷ TWO HELD
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By David Sharrock Sisters hope Birmingham and Belfast arrests are breakthrough in investigation TWO men were being questioned in Northern Ireland last night after an early morning raid on a house in Birmingham by police investigating the murder of Robert McCartney.

One of the men was arrested when armed office >>>


      MUSICALS HELP TO BRING BOOM TIME TO WEST END
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Jack Malvern Guys and Dolls opened last night to the most buoyant London theatre scene in recent memory THE West End of London is one of the most unforgiving business environments in the world but a recent run of hits has made it seem like the paradise described by Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls.

For two w >>>


      PARENTS TO BLAME FOR POOR SCHOOL MEAL, SAYS MINISTER
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Helen Rumbelow, Political Correspondent THE Education Secretary blamed parents yesterday for not putting more pressure on schools to provide healthy meals for their children.

Ruth Kelly was addressing a conference of dinner ladies about the crisis in school meals highlighted by Jamie Oliver, the celebrity c >>>


      PEOPLE WITH ANDREW PIERCE
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      Canopy casts shadow over parade ENGLANDS premier peer, the Duke of Norfolk, has clashed publicly with his Roman Catholic bishop over the abolition of a centuries old tradition.

The 18th Duke, Edward William Fitzalan Howard, was dismayed at the exclusion, for the first time since the 1880s, of an ornamental can >>>


      POLICE CHIEF QUITS OVER HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS IN BAR
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Stewart Tendler, Sean ONeill and Adam Fresco Lloyd÷ said that he felt honour bound to step down A POLICE chief quit yesterday over allegations of drunkenness and sexual harassment during a national conference for chief constables.

Tom Lloyd, 53, resigned his 120,000–a–year post with immed >>>


      RESPECT YOUNG, BLAIR TOLD
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Alexandra Frean, Social Affairs Correspondent A SENIOR government adviser on youth policy has criticised Tony Blair for showing too little respect towards young people.

Tom Wylie, chief executive of the government–funded National Youth Agency, said yesterday that if the Government wanted adolescents t >>>


      WE HAVE NOTHING TO APOLOGISE FOR, SAYS ARTS CHIEF
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Dalya Alberge, Arts Correspondent THE arts world should stop apologising for itself and reject government pressure to judge its activities by the social make–up of its audiences, Sir John Tusa said last night.

In a hard–hitting speech at the annual dinner of the Royal Academy of Arts, the managi >>>


      A NEW CONSERVATISM FOR A NEW CENTURY
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      Speech by David Willetts MP to the Social Market Foundation, June 2, 2005 The Conservatives have lost office in a landslide defeat nearly eight years earlier. Since then they lost two more elections. Things are looking so bad that the Party is contemplating the possibility of a fourth election defeat. One of the Party& >>>


      BOYZ ON THE HOOK
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      Black and white boys urgently need better education Parts of the educational establishment continue to rage over Trevor Phillipss suggestion that some black boys may benefit from separate education. Allegations that Mr Phillips is blaming the victim and advocating educational apartheid are symptomatic of an attitude th >>>


      DUTCH COURAGE
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      The Netherlands has discredited the EU constitution more than France The resounding no that the Dutch referendum delivered yesterday the first to be held in the Netherlands for more than 200 years is a blow to the European constitution more deadly than even the massive French rejection of the ill–fated document. >>>


      EUROPE‘S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      Anatole Kaletsky The idea of the EU as a bastion against global competition was always a self–indulgent pipedream WHATEVER YOU think of European integration, there is something inspiring about 20 million people who, having been told what to do by their most respected politicians and after listening attentively, t >>>


      FRENCH REJECTION OF THE EU CONSTITUTION &#151; AND THE US DEMOCRATIC EXAMPLE
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      French rejection of the EU constitution and the US democratic example From Mr Gary Frankford Sir, Many in the United States believe some form of commercial and even political union (a word that has near–religious significance to Americans) is desirable for Europe, both to enhance your participation in global mark >>>


      HUSH A BYE BABY
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      You Kandoo it leave that child alone Alas, poor mumzzzz. Overworked and overtired, todays mothers seem engaged in an endless battle with the clock and the sprog at least, if magazines such as Mother & Baby are to be believed. Its latest survey, sponsored by Pampers, found that new mums today get 30 per cent less sl >>>


      KEEP OUT OF OUR GARDENS
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      by Tim Luckhurst THE IDEA that the State must regulate the minutiae of private conduct is associated with mad autocrats. How we laughed when Enver Hoxha, the Albanian dictator, banned beards and required citizens to change names that did not conform to the ideological standards of the State. What then is the proper rea >>>


      LEFT–WING MISOGYNY IS ALIVE AND WELL
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      Cristina Odone The partys feminist agenda allows Labour men to get away with sexist behaviour TWO YEARS ago I attended a meeting at a well–known bastion of the left–wing intelligentsia. There were a dozen representatives of the Malaysian media and three senior members of the Labour establishment. There were >>>


      LESLIE SMITH
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      March 6, 1'18 – May 30, 2005 Toymaker whose Matchbox cars sold worldwide, and are in the childhood memories of generations LESLIE SMITH was one half of the Lesney partnership, a brand name embossed on the chassis of millions of die–cast Matchbox toy cars and the childhood memories of thousands. Lesney w >>>


      ON THIS DAY – JUNE 2, 1'66
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      After British military service trials of the hovercraft in the Far East and Canada had proved encouraging, the Ministry of Defence confirmed that the craft would be used to equip an army unit for service THE ARMY is to form its own Hovercraft unit as a result of trials carried out in the Far East by the Joint Service H >>>


      PLANS TO INTRODUCE NATIONAL ID CARDS
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      From Mr James Burton Stewart Sir, A very much cheaper and far less controversial alternative to ID cards (letters, May 30, etc) would be to require adults to carry at all times the plastic part of the new driving licence.

This contains a photograph of the holder and his or her address, and is already accepted >>>


      PROFESSOR ROY NIBLETT
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      Pioneer of higher education whose concern was that those involved should bring human values to the process ROY NIBLETT was a pioneer of the study of higher education, to which he brought particular humane concerns. The holder of the first chair in higher education in this country, he was always concerned, as a practisi >>>


      THE RUNAWAY TRAIN÷ IS YOUR MORALITY ON THE RIGHT LINES?
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      Anjana Ahuja IVE considered it and, yes, I think I could do it. I probably could kill a man.

Provided, of course, that it happened as an accidental consequence of me doing something else, like pulling the lever to switch a runaway train on to a disused track, thus saving the lives of five teenagers who would o >>>


      THE TORIES DON‘T HAVE TO MAKE A FALSE CHOICE BETWEEN ROOTS OR FREEDOM
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      David Willetts THE CONSERVATIVE Party has been at its most successful when it has understood peoples aspirations. As Margaret Thatcher memorably wrote in the opening line of the 1'7' Conservative Manifesto÷ For me the heart of politics is not political theory, it is people and how they want to live their >>>


      WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM LOOKING INTO THE EYES OF YA–UK THE ORANG–UTAN
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      Arts Notebook by Rachel Campbell–Johnston I GOT A new passport this week. And, of course, I spent a long time staring into the face that looked out from the photo. I was trying to discover what it would reveal, what it would say of the presence that lies hidden behind appearance. Who would it tell other people I >>>


      ‘HANGED ‘ BOY÷ POLICE RELEASE TWO CHILDREN
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Times Online and Ben Hoyle of The Times Two boys arrested in connection with the attempted murder of a five–year–old have been released without charge, police said today.

Three boys and two girls aged 11 and 12 had been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of the boy, Anthony Brown, who >>>


      ‘LITTLE MERMAID‘ MAY SOON WALK
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor Dr Luis Rubio with Milagros Cerron just before her operation (PICTURE÷ SANTIAGO BARCO/REUTERS) SURGEONS in Peru have separated the fused legs of a 13–month–old girl known as Perus little mermaid and pronounced the operation a true success.

Milagros Cerrn was bo >>>


      5–4–3–2–1÷ THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO IN THE SINO–JAPANESE CYBERWARS
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Richard Lloyd Parry Growing tension between the nations has led to attacks on a new, menacing front EVERY few days, usually during a weekend evening, the telephone in Itsuro Nishimotos pocket gives an urgent beep, and he is transformed in a trice from a 46–year–old salary man into a corporate superhero.< >>>


      AS LUXEMBOURG WAVERS, POLES AND CZECHS WOBBLE
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Anthony Browne and Rosemary Bennett THE Dutch nee has all but killed off hopes of keeping the constitution alive, but Tony Blair will avoid any immediate pronouncements on its future to avoid being blamed for its demise.

The treatys supporters must now not only find a way to reverse the votes in two EU foun >>>


      AT 13, THIS GIRL HAD TO MARRY A PAEDOPHILE. HER FATHER–IN–LAW RAPED HER AND THEN CUT OFF HER NOSE
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      From Suna Erdem in Istanbul Lawyers are fighting Rojda‘s case after her attackers went free ROJDA is still alive. So, she got off lightly.

She was forced to marry her paedophile rapist at the age of 13, and when she refused efforts by her father–in–law who also raped her to force her into pro >>>


      BRIEFING÷ VERY YOUNG WITNESSES
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Times Online Stewart Tendler (left), The Times crime correspondent, explains how police ensure that coaxing crucial evidence from child victims of crime does not add to their trauma

What are the guidelines on handling young witnesses? Concern about the treatment of vulnerable witnesses such as children bega >>>


      BRITON IN MOROCCO COURT OVER CRASH DEATHS
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Sam Knight, Times Online A British woman charged with causing the deaths of eight French tourists in a car crash will make a further court appearance in Morocco today.

Maureen White, 55, of Exmouth, Devon, has been charged with involuntary homicide, which is akin to manslaughter, excessive speed and dangero >>>


      DISCONTENTED DUTCH SEIZE ON CHANCE TO DELIVER PROTEST VOTE
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      From Adam Sage in Amsterdam Europe‘s founding fathers are humiliated by a "no" camp derided as a laughing stock but who won popular support THE most eminent dignitaries spent 18 months on the European constitution.

Led by the cerebral former French President, Valry Giscard dEstaing, they talked >>>


      DISHING DIRT ON HOOVER AND DYSON
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Helen Nugent Which? says domestic appliances by the two companies are among those that break down the most DYSON and Hoover appliances are among the most unreliable on the market, the consumer watchdog Which? says.

It found that Hoover was the only brand with below–average reliability for its fridge&n >>>


      EUROPE‘S ELITE STRUGGLE TO SALVAGE TREATY
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Simon Freeman, Times Online Europe‘s political elite today began the long process of trying to salvage the European constitution, still shocked by the charter‘s resounding rejection by the Dutch electorate.

Voters in the Netherlands turned out in unexpected number to ensure their nation became t >>>


      FIGHT TO SAVE CONSTITUTION AFTER DUTCH VOTE ‘NEE‘
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Anthony Browne DUTCH voters delivered a knockout blow to the European Constitution yesterday, turning out in surprisingly large numbers to reject it.

The Netherlands became the second EU founding member in three days to vote down the treaty after Frances emphatic non on Sunday. The constitution was rejected >>>


      FIVE YOUTHS CHARGED WITH MURDER
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Times Online and PA Five youths have been charged with the murder of a 40–year–old man who was beaten to death outside his town centre flat.

Gary Rae, from Hailsham, East Sussex, died in hospital after he was found bleeding heavily outside his home on Sunday night.

Sussex Police said Wi >>>


      FOOTBALLERS‘ WIVES TO SCORE IN US
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Adam Sherwin, Media Reporter DESPERATE Housewives may never be the same for American viewers. Chardonnay and the other Footballers Wives are moving to US television in a victory for British trash TV.

The shows world of hermaphrodite babies, orgies and dog–killing triad gangs make the events on Wisteri >>>


      HOODED YOUTH, 16, ADMITS KILLING GOOD SAMARITAN
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Jenny Booth, Times Online A teenager subject to an Anti–Social Behaviour Order today admitted killing a Good Samaritan who stepped in to stop a fight.

Gary Prescott, 16, wore a blue Adidas hooded top at the brief hearing at Newcastle Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Thomas No >>>


      HOW EUROPE LINES UP ON CONSTITUTION
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Times Online Ten countries have now ratified the constitution, although only Spain has done so through a referendum.

Seven, including Britain, have yet to hold a referendum. Six have not yet held a parliamentary vote. Two, France and the Netherlands, have voted against. Voted against÷ France÷ >>>


      IRAQ ABUSE SOLDIER TO BE FREED AFTER FOUR MONTHS
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Daniel McGrory A BRITISH soldier convicted of abusing an Iraqi prisoner is to be released from prison after serving just four months of his original two–year sentence.

Mark Cooley, 25, will be allowed home next month with an electronic tag. Details of his early release came after The Times disclosed h >>>


      JACKSON FACES A YEAR IN JAIL ON ALCOHOL CHARGE
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      From Chris Ayres in Los Angeles JURORS in the trial of Michael Jackson are expected to begin their deliberations tomorrow after the judge ruled that the singer, facing charges of child abuse, could be convicted simply for giving alcohol to a minor. The decision was yet another ruling for the prosecution.

It ca >>>


      MONTGOMERIE AIMS TO DRAW LINE UNDER ‘CHEAT‘ FURORE
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By John Hopkins, Golf Correspondent COLIN Montgomerie apologised again yesterday for his error in the way he replaced his ball during a golf tournament in Jakarta last March. He did it on the eve of the Celtic Manor Wales Open on a cold, damp and windy day. It was bleak enough as Montgomerie made this confession for hi >>>


      MOTHERS FIND BABIES A BIG YAWN
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Alexandra Frean Women with newborn children get 3 hours of sleep a night, much less than their parents did IT IS a scene repeated nightly in bedrooms up and down the country. An exhausted mother soothes her crying baby in the marital bed, while a sleep–deprived father makes do with a duvet on the floor or sofa >>>


      MUD, BLOOD, AND DEATH. NOW THEY&#146;VE TAKEN AWAY MY PHONE. CAPTAIN, GET ME OUT OF HERE
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      Chris Ayres Being embedded with US Marines in Iraq was terrifying for this correspondent.

But he found a chance to escape IT WAS hard to concentrate on the digging, out there in the Iraqi marshlands.

Even though I had been at war for nearly a fortnight, I still hadnt become acclimatised to the man&nda >>>


      POLICE CHIEF AMONG DEAD IN MOSQUE BOMB ATTACK
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Catherine Philp, South Asia Correspondent AT LEAST 20 mourners were killed yesterday at a mosque in the former Taleban stronghold of Kandahar when a suicide bomber struck the funeral of an outspoken anti–Taleban cleric.

Muhammad Akram, the Kabul police chief, was among the dead in the attack, the wors >>>


      POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED OVER ‘CHAIR LEG‘ KILLING
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Sam Knight, Times Online Two Metropolitan Police officers have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting of a painter and decorator by police marksmen in 1'''.

Harry Stanley, who was 46, was shot in the head and hand after police mistook the table leg he was carrying i >>>


      PROFILES OF THE 2005 TURNER PRIZE NOMINEES
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      by Louisa McLennan, Times Online Darren Almond The 34–year–old Wigan–born artists work focuses on history and the passage of time, a specialism that he credits to a youth spent as a timetable–studying train–spotter.

He first came to the art worlds attention in 1''5, when h >>>


      RECORD FINES WILL NOT CUT OFF TAP AT SOURCE
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Matt Dickinson, Chief Football Correspondent Cole arrives at the FA Premier League headquarters, where he learnt that he was to be fined 100,000 for his part in the saga (FIONA HANSON / PA) THE practice of tapping–up will continue, but perhaps not with the same brazenness that led Chelsea and Ashley Cole to th >>>


      ROW OVER LABOUR REBEL BRINGS BUSINESS TO A HALT
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By David Charter, Chief Political Correspondent A POWER struggle between one of Labours most formidable backbenchers and party officials has brought the Commons committee system to a standstill.

Gwyneth Dunwoody, 74, the MP for Crewe & Nantwich and the longest–serving woman MP, has dug her heels in a >>>


      SPIELBERG VOTED KING OF FILMS
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Jack Malvern His name is synonymous with his blockbusters and, just like Jaws, he has eaten up the competition THE combination of a killer shark, a waddling alien and a story of humanity in the midst of the Holocaust has driven film buffs to crown Steven Spielberg as cinemas greatest director.

Spielberg, wh >>>


      THE CONSTITUTION MAY BE DEAD, BUT EUROPE WILL SURVIVE
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Bronwen Maddox WHEN the constitution finally dies, the best of the European Union will still survive. Its achievements will be left standing more clearly, as the dust of that most recent, misguided project settles around it.

It is fashionable this week to jump from the death of the constitution (which we ca >>>


      THE PRESIDENT‘S MEN GO ON THE ATTACK
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      From Tim Reid in Washington MARK FELT, unmasked as the Watergate whistleblower Deep Throat, was branded a traitor and a criminal by figures from the Nixon White House yesterday as the disclosure rekindled the recriminations of 30 years ago.

Called a great American hero by his family, Mr Felt, '1, the FBIs >>>


      THORPE READY FOR FINAL PUSH AFTER REACHING CENTURY
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By John Westerby AS CELEBRATIONS of a century go, the commemoration of Graham Thorpes 100th Test cap seems likely to be a brief raising of the bat to the pavilion rather than a badge–kissing, fist–pumping jig of delight.

This is in part because of the setting, as the second Test against Bangladesh >>>


      TIP ONE FOR THE JADED TOURIST÷ TRY SNOWBOARDING IN A HORSE&#146;S HEAD
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      Tip one for the jaded tourist÷ try snowboarding in a horses head By Giles Whitt Going round a city blindfolded, or hitch–hiking on honeymoon are ideas in an unusual holiday guide WHY maximise your chances of a decent holiday when you can throw reason to the wind and go snowboarding attired in a horses head >>>


      TOP TEN ARTICLES ONLINE ÷WEDNESDAY JUNE 1
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      1. D–Day for Europe as Dutch vote 2. The secret Downing Street memo 3. Mystery of the smiling Buddha and ancient carvings that arrived as a gift from the tsunami 4. Su Doku May 31, 2005
5. The most beautiful women?
6. At long last, Deep Throat steps out of the shadows 7. Owen rules land of Giants 8. Confe >>>


      TROLLEY PRANK KILLS DRUNK STUDENT
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Ben Hoyle A STUDENT who hoped to become a professional footballer died after he fell out of a speeding supermarket trolley in a drunken jape that went wrong, an inquest was told yesterday.

Martyn Filder, 22, was drunk and merry after drinking five or six pints of lager and three or four bottles of alcopops >>>


      TRUST US, THIS LOVE ELIXIR IS IRRESISTIBLE TO CONMEN
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Mark Henderson, Science Correspondent SCIENTISTS have created a trust serum that could help in the treatment of autism or phobias but could also be a dangerous weapon in the hands of confidence tricksters.

Research in Switzerland has revealed that sniffing a hormone called oxytocin makes people more likely >>>


      TURNER NOMINEES INCLUDE LANDSCAPE PAINTER
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Philippe Naughton, Times Online Fleurs de huile, 2001 (Picture courtesy of Cabinet, copyright Gillian Carnegie) Organisers of the Turner Prize for modern art, won in recent years by a transvestite potter, a flickering light and a pile of elephant dung, broke with tradition with today with this year‘s shortlist >>>


      UNION ANGER AS BRITAIN RETAINS EU WORKING TIME OPT–OUT
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Times Online and PA News The Government has successfully argued to retain the UKs opt–out from a European directive which aims to limit the working week to 48 hours.

Trade and Industry Secretary Alan Johnson told fellow employment ministers during talks in Luxembourg that it was "crucial" th >>>


      WOODWARD TELLS HIS SIDE OF DEEP THROAT SAGA
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      By Times Online and PA News Mark Felt yesterday with his daughter, Joan, and grandson, Nick Jones (Lou Dematteis/Reuters) Bob Woodward was a young Navy courier running an errand at the White House when, by chance, he stumbled upon the senior FBI official who was to become the Washington Posts mystery Deep Throat source >>>


      ZIMBABWE POLICE EVICT 23,000 IN CRACKDOWN
      The Times, 02-06-2005
      Police in Zimbabwe today denied looting the homes of thousands of street traders who have been arrested and forcibly evicted from the shantytowns of Harare over the last week.

Oliver Mandipaka, a police spokesman, told state radio that reports that the police had stolen food and electrical goods were attempts >>>


      ANTI–PKK CAMPAIGN INTENSIFIES
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 DOMESTIC All News» » Sit–down protest for the missing » CHP blasted govt on unlicensed Koran courses » Separatism and fundamentalism seen as primary threats » Anti–PKK campaign intensifies » TUSÝAD calls for compulsory preschool educ » >>>


      CHP BLASTED GOV&#8217;T ON UNLICENSED KORAN COURSES
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 DOMESTIC All News» » Sit–down protest for the missing » CHP blasted govt on unlicensed Koran courses » Separatism and fundamentalism seen as primary threats » Anti–PKK campaign intensifies » TUSÝAD calls for compulsory preschool educ » >>>


      DOMESTIC AGENDA
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 DOMESTIC All News» » Sit–down protest for the missing » CHP blasted govt on unlicensed Koran courses » Separatism and fundamentalism seen as primary threats » Anti–PKK campaign intensifies » TUSÝAD calls for compulsory preschool educ » >>>


      NEW PENAL CODE ARRIVES
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 DOMESTIC All News» » Sit–down protest for the missing » CHP blasted govt on unlicensed Koran courses » Separatism and fundamentalism seen as primary threats » Anti–PKK campaign intensifies » TUSÝAD calls for compulsory preschool educ » >>>


      SEPARATISM AND FUNDAMENTALISM SEEN AS PRIMARY THREATS
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 DOMESTIC All News» » Sit–down protest for the missing » CHP blasted govt on unlicensed Koran courses » Separatism and fundamentalism seen as primary threats » Anti–PKK campaign intensifies » TUSÝAD calls for compulsory preschool educ » >>>


      SIT–DOWN PROTEST FOR THE MISSING
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 DOMESTIC All News» » Sit–down protest for the missing » CHP blasted govt on unlicensed Koran courses » Separatism and fundamentalism seen as primary threats » Anti–PKK campaign intensifies » TUSÝAD calls for compulsory preschool educ » >>>


      TUSÝAD CALLS FOR COMPULSORY PRESCHOOL EDUCATION
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 DOMESTIC All News» » Sit–down protest for the missing » CHP blasted govt on unlicensed Koran courses » Separatism and fundamentalism seen as primary threats » Anti–PKK campaign intensifies » TUSÝAD calls for compulsory preschool educ » >>>


      AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR LEADS EXPORT GROWTH
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      BENETTON SIGNS LICENSE DEAL FOR HOME TEXTILES WITH ZORLU
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>



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