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      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      27-06-2005
      WASHINGTON, June 26 – Federal Reserve officials, who meet this week, are beginning to suspect that the perplexing decline in long–term interest rates is more than a temporary aberration.

The possibility has major implications for the economy, and it creates new puzzles for Fed officials on how they >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      27-06-2005
      The Bloomberg administration is pressing Gov. George E. Pataki to veto a bill that would make it easier to use arbitrators to resolve contract disputes involving New York City‘s public school teachers.

Under the bill, which the State Senate and Assembly approved on Wednesday, either the city or the Unite >>>


      INTEGRATING ONE FILM TRILOGY WITH MANY SUBSIDIARIES
      27-06-2005
      Merrick Morton/Fox; 20th Century Fox David Duchovny, above, of "The X–Files" and Alan Alda of "M.A.S.H." settled their suits alleging losses that stemmed from the sale of subsidiary rights.

In his lawsuit, Mr. Jackson claimed that New Line committed fraud in its handling of the revenu >>>


      NOTEBOOK÷ EJECTION AND SURPRISE MOVE EXPOSE YANKS‘ LACK OF DEPTH
      27-06-2005
      (June 27, 2005) Despite Poor Ending, Mets Remain Optimistic (June 27, 2005) M.L.B.

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      SEARCH÷
      27-06-2005
      SBC, the telecommunications giant, calls its planned television service, "Project Lightspeed." Unfortunately, its introduction is not living up to the name.

Skip to next paragraph Enlarge This Image Deborah Lykins for The New York Times David A. Deas, an executive at SBC Laboratories, using IPTV, whi >>>


      UNITED STATES
      27-06-2005
      2 3Next>> TIMOTHY EGAN reports for The New York Times from Seattle.

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      FORUM÷ THE MIDDLE EAST
      27-06-2005
      TEHRAN, June 26 – Iran‘s conservative president–elect, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Sunday that he planned to move forward with his nation‘s nuclear energy program, insisting that it was necessary for the development of the country.

But he also agreed to continue discussions with three Eur >>>


      FORUM÷ THE TRANSITION IN IRAQ
      27-06-2005
      The attacks came as Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld echoed remarks by his advisers in recent months suggesting that the insurgency could last as long as a dozen years and that Iraq would become more violent before elections later this year.

The rate of insurgent attacks remains steady, but the typical att >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      27-06-2005
      WASHINGTON, June 26 – The chances are relatively remote that the 13 people linked to the C.I.A who were ordered arrested by an Italian judge last week will ever stand trial there, experts in international law said Sunday.

Skip to next paragraph The 13 people, charged with illegally seizing an Egyptian cl >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      27-06-2005
      AFRICA AFRICANS REJECT CALL TO CONDEMN MUGABE Days before its fifth annual summit meeting in Libya, the African Union rejected Western demands to condemn mass evictions of poor squatters in Zimbabwe, saying that the forced uprooting of several hundred thousand people was a domestic matter. "If the government that >>>


      NEWS ANALYSIS÷ VICTORY BY HARD–LINER IN IRAN COULD WIDEN RIFT WITH U.S.
      27-06-2005
      TEHRAN, June 25 – Iran‘s newly elected president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Saturday that he wanted to create a strong Islamic nation and issued a call for unity in his first comments after a landslide victory that left the country‘s reformist movement virtually powerless and threatened to further com >>>


      A MODERATE CONSERVATIVE
      27-06-2005
      Forum÷ Issues Before the Supreme Court Enlarge This Image Doug Mills/Associated Press With President Reagan at the White House in 1'88.

But for the next few years, Justice Kennedy sided so reliably with the court‘s right flank that relieved conservatives proclaimed him an ally÷ "Bo >>>


      FORUM÷ NATIONAL SECURITY
      27-06-2005
      WASHINGTON, June 26 – Two leading civil rights groups charge in a new study that the Bush administration has twisted the American system of due process "beyond recognition" in jailing at least 70 terror suspects as "material witnesses" since the Sept. 11 attacks, and the groups are calling on >>>


      FORUM÷ SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE BUDGET
      27-06-2005
      Three months ago, the three were thrown out of a taxpayer–financed Bush Social Security event in Denver by a person they thought was a Secret Service agent, reportedly because of a "No More Blood for Oil" bumper sticker on one of their cars. Similar incidents have occurred at other presidential events a >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      27-06-2005
      LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Tongs in hand, gazing through a safety window, the specialist reached out gingerly to pick up the pellet of plutonium 238, which was hot enough to melt his plastic gloves. He did so in a hidden realm at a highly secure site at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the few places in the wor >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      27-06-2005
      Hours before his trial was to start, Dennis Rader admitted today that he was the notorious B.T.K. serial killer who terrorized Wichita, Kan., for decades and eluded capture for 31 years. Mr. Rader discussed his crimes

– which took about an hour to describe to the court – in an emotionless, matter&n >>>


      UP CLOSE, A PLUTONIUM PELLET AND A MINOR SLIP OF THE TONGS
      27-06-2005
      (June 27, 2005) Federal officials say the program would produce a total of 330 pounds over 30 years at the Idaho National Laboratory, a sprawling site outside Idaho Falls some 100 miles to the west and upwind of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Officials say the program could cost $1.5 billion and generate more th >>>


      BATTERED BUSH WATCHES AS SUPPORT EBBS AWAY
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      With memories of his poll victory still fresh, the President already seems a lame duck. Backing for the Iraq war has collapsed and his domestic agenda is in disarray. Even his party is rebelling Paul Harris Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer On Tuesday at 8pm President George W Bush will speak to the American people.
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      BUSH ASKS US÷ STAY WITH ME ON IRAQ
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      As casualties and criticism mount, the President warns of more violence ahead and pleads for ‘resolve and faith‘ Paul Harris in Washington, and Peter Beaumont in Baghdad Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer In the face of mounting casualties and a growing threat of civil war in Iraq, George W. Bush yesterday u >>>


      EAST GERMAN PAST OF IRON LADY UNVEILED
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Biography tells of Merkel family‘s links to communists Luke Harding in Berlin Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer She is virtually certain to become Germany‘s next leader, but a new biography of the right–wing opposition challenger Angela Merkel yesterday raised embarrassing questions about her early li >>>


      IN BRIEF
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Rebels attack Uganda refugee camp More than 100 Ugandan rebels attacked a refugee camp and stole food supplies, but the number of casualties was not immediately clear, aid workers said.

The raid in Kitgum district by the Lord‘s Resistance Army was much bigger than their >>>


      ITALIANS HUNT COVERT CIA SNATCH SQUAD
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Barbara McMahon in Rome Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Italy and the United States were embroiled in a growing diplomatic row today over the CIA‘s alleged kidnapping of a terror suspect, as other countries also began investigations into America‘s role in the disappearance of their citizens.

Egyp >>>


      MOTHERS SHOW PITY FOR BESLAN SCHOOL KILLER
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Tom Parfitt in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer As he stepped blinking into the glare of the cramped courtroom, a crowd of bereaved mothers confronted Nurpashi Kulayev, the last surviving militant from the gang that seized School Number One in Beslan, screaming÷ ‘Beast!

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      MUCHO CHORES FOR MACHO MEN WITH SPAIN‘S NEW LAW
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Dale Fuchs in Madrid Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Valentin Lopez is lucky he got married in time. The hospital worker says he shares the housework with his wife, but he gropes for examples. ‘Well, I clear the dinner table, I wash the dishes and every now and then I make the bed,‘ he concludes sheepishl >>>


      SHOCK AS IRAN ELECTS HARDLINE PRESIDENT
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Robert Tait, Tehran Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer His admirers hail him as Iran‘s Robin Hood, his critics a religious extremist.

But yesterday Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became the president elect of Iran, basking in an electoral landslide few had foreseen and which put Islamic hardliners firmly in control. >>>


      WAR OF THE MOSQUES IS SHATTERING IRAQ‘S HOPES
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Peter Beaumont reports from Baghdad that the gunmen are finally succeeding in pushing the sectarian tension between Shia and Sunni towards the final abyss of all–out civil war Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer When they killed Abdul Sattar Saffar al–Khazraji, he was waiting for the minibus that would take h >>>


      MUGABE‘S FRIENDS FAIL ZIMBABWE
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      We all have a duty to oppose tyranny Leader Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Zimbabwe‘s brutal clearances of thousands of slum dwellers from the country‘s capital, Harare, might not top the league of human–rights abuses in Africa (as defendants of Robert Mugabe‘s corrupt regime are quick to poi >>>


      MURRAY‘S MOMENT
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Let‘s revel in this great new talent Leader Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer It was, in the end, agonisingly close to a famous victory. Maybe 18–year–old Andy Murray realised that if he was going to inherit Tim Henman‘s mantle for the millions of Britons whom Wimbledon makes into once–a&n >>>


      THE HEAT IS ON
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Act on carbon emissions now Leader Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer As G8 summit plans are finalised, it has become clear that we will soon be presented with two very different programmes for dealing with carbon dioxide. The first demands immediate action be taken to cut the emissions now heating our world so alarming >>>


      BARONESS URGES RIGHT TO END LIFE FOR ELDERLY
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Jamie Doward, social affairs editor Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer The House of Lords‘ leading expert on elderly care today calls for doctors to be allowed to help people end their lives.

Baroness Murphy, an adviser to the Chief Medical Officer and the World Health Organisation, is calling for the law >>>


      BRITAIN BACKS CURB ON CHEAP FLIGHTS
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Robin McKie and Nick Mathiason Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer The majority of Britons believe that there must be restrictions on cheap air travel if the increasing problem of global warming is going to be tackled.

The striking results of an Observer /ICM poll show that people are starting to realise that fl >>>


      ELDERLY‘S HEALTH AT RISK FROM POOR CARE
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer The government is abandoning hundreds of thousands of elderly people to a care system that steals their dignity, denies them meaningful choice and risks endangering their health, according to a hard–hitting report out tomorrow.

Th >>>


      HOSPITAL NURSES HEAD PUBLIC WORKERS‘ SICK LIST
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Shock figures reveal level of absences costing the NHS £100m a year Jo Revill, health editor Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Hospital nurses take far more days off sick than other public sector workers, leaving wards across Britain seriously understaffed.

A report out tomorrow from the Healthcare Commission, >>>


      MANDARINS ON THE MENU AT THE STRAWS‘ COSY DINNER
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Antony Barnett, public affairs editor Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer They say it‘s not what you know but who you know. And if you want to get on in Whitehall, what better person to have as your father than the Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw? All the more so if he then invites you to dinner with the country&lsqu >>>


      REVENUE MAY SUE CREDITS IT FIRM
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Ned Temko Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer The treasury and giant computer firm EDS are locked in a bitter 600 million battle over blame for the huge tax–credit errors that last week erupted into a national political scandal.

Whitehall officials told The Observer yesterday that with no sign of compromis >>>


      THUNDER AS BRAINSTORMS TURN TO SHOWERS
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Henry McDonald, Ireland editor Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer David Brent would never approve. ‘Brainstorming‘, the buzz term used by executives to generate ideas among their staff, has been deemed politically incorrect by civil servants because it is thought to be offensive to people with brain disorder >>>


      TOP SCHOOLS ‘MUST BE TOLD TO TAKE DIFFICULT PUPILS‘
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Amelia Hill, education correspondent Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Successful secondary schools would be forced to admit over 30 disruptive and even violent pupils every year under a controversial report to be released in the autumn.

Popular schools should be required to reserve one space in every class fo >>>


      UNION BLOW TO ID CARD SCHEME
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Key staff could scupper Blair plan Home Office prepares for U–turn Jamie Doward, Martin Bright and Ned Temko Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Controversial government plans to introduce identity cards for every Briton were dealt a severe blow last night after the union representing the officials charged with imp >>>


      UNIONIST LEADER WON‘T BE HURRIED
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Empey rules out a verdict on any IRA move until next year and says Blair broke pledges to Trimble Henry McDonald, Ireland editor Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Unionists should wait at least until spring 2006 before taking any offer by the IRA to end all illegal activity seriously, the new leader of the Ulster Union >>>


      ‘AFRICA8‘ TESTIFY FOR THE POWERLESS
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      David Smith Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer One has Aids and is demanding more medicine to help her fellow sufferers in Nigeria. One is a sugar cane farmer whose factory in Kenya closed because it could not compete with imports from Europe. One is a midwife who needs better equipment for her hospital in Malawi.
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      ‘I WAS TIRED. I‘D NEVER PLAYED FIVE SETS BEFORE‘
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Denis Campbell sees tennis prodigy Andrew Murray electrify Wimbledon with a rousing display of courage Denis Campbell, sports news correspondent Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer AS HE strolled on to Centre Court yesterday at 4.1'pm to huge applause, Andy Murray could not have looked more relaxed. Despite this bein >>>


      ‘I WENT TO HELL IN THAT PLACE. AFTER A WHILE I COULD NOT FEEL PAIN ANY MORE‘
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Crispen Kulinji has become the human face in Britain of the battle against Robert Mugabe‘s regime as he fights his forced return to Zimbabwe Jamie Dowrd Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Crispen Kulinji spent much of last week wondering whether he would be tortured before he was murdered. The omens were bad. When >>>


      ‘MUD, RAIN, DODGY FOOD – WE LOVE IT‘
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Back in Glastonbury 13 years after she last went, Sarah Hughes finds it grimier but more fun Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer ‘This way, no that way, careful there‘s a five–foot hole there, stick to the left, that‘s it you can do it.‘ Alex Hunt stands behind his stall, Cornocopia, despera >>>


      ‘SAFE HOME, MY DARLING NELSON‘
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      But Emma Hamilton‘s last letter to her lover never reached him. Now it is going on show at an exhibition, reports David Smith Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer ‘You will be even fonder of her when you return,‘ Emma Hamilton wrote to Admiral Nelson of their baby daughter, Horatia. But Nelson never did >>>


      BILLIONS WILL HEAR LIVE8‘S POVERTY PLEA
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Concerts in eight cities will smash all broadcast records David Smith and Ned Temko Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Live8 will be the biggest broadcast in history, with more than 5.5 billion people able to tune in through a variety of media, it was announced yesterday.

The broadcast of the eight free concert >>>


      BRAINSTORMS TURN TO SHOWERS
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Henry McDonald, Ireland editor Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer David Brent would never approve. ‘Brainstorming‘, the buzz term used by executives to generate ideas among their staff, has been deemed politically incorrect by civil servants because it is thought to be offensive to people with brain disorder >>>


      CHURCH HITS AT ZIMBABWE DEPORTATIONS
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Jamie Doward and Martin Bright Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer The Church of England demanded last night that the government stop its forced removal of asylum seekers to troubled Zimbabwe.

The call came as a cabinet rift over this emotive issue threatened to widen, with ministers understood to have expressed >>>


      DUNBLANE TASTES REGRET ALONG WITH ITS NEW FAVOURITE SON
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Will Peakin in Dunblane Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Despite the usual reserve of Dunblane residents, someone shared local boy Andrew Murray‘s extraordinary belief in himself, placing 100 (or, rumour had it, 1,000) at 250–1 on him to win Wimbledon.

But it was not to be, not this time. The anon >>>


      ETON WAITS FOR VERDICT IN HARRY ‘CHEATING‘ CASE
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      It is England‘s most famous school. As it prepares for the verdict in the case of the royal exam, Jamie Doward looks at how the institution has moved on from its past Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer It reads like a Tom Sharpe novel. The petty politics of a public school staffroom spill over with riotous results >>>


      GLASTONBURY DIARY
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Anushka Asthana and David Smith Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer The arrival of a tropical rainstorm – the dance tent was split in half by lightning – drowned the fashionistas and left everyone scrambling through the mud for this year‘s must–have accessory, waterproofs. Police had to stand guar >>>


      LIVE 8/G8 EVENTS
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      How you can join in Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Friday 1 July International White Band Day Millions of people across the globe are encouraged to wear a white wrist band as an act of solidarity against poverty Saturday 2 July Live 8 concerts Hyde Park, London, 2pm Includes÷ Joss Stone, Ms Dynamite, Robbie W >>>


      MY SEARCH FOR ROHATI, THE WOMAN WHO LOST EVERYTHING
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      A mother‘s heartbreak after the tsunami touched BBC reporter Ben Brown and many viewers. Six months later he returned to Indonesia to find her Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer ‘Take me with you back to England,‘ said Rohati, six months on from the tsunami that swept away her house and four children. >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Patient dies as new CD superbug strikes at a third hospital The deadly superbug Clostridium difficile has struck at a third hospital in Britain, it was confirmed last night. One person died after 10 patients were infected with CD at Oldchurch hospital in Romford, east London, over the >>>


      POOREST GET WORST DEAL IN TSUNAMI AID HANDOUT
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Six months after the horror of the Boxing Day disaster, the worst–hit families are still struggling to survive Amelia Hill and Martin Bright Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Six months after the Indian Ocean tsunami, a survey by Oxfam has found that the poorest victims have benefited the least from the massive r >>>


      SCHOOLS FACE CALL TO JAM MOBILES
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      MP demands a crackdown as the ‘happy slapping‘ craze grows Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Mobile phone signals should be blocked in schools to stop the growing ‘happy slapping‘ craze where teenage bullies assault a pupil, record the attack on a video&n >>>


      TAX CRACKDOWN ON HOME TUTORS
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Amelia Hill, education correspondent Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Parents desperate to give their children an exam boost by hiring a private tutor should beware – the taxman is preparing to pounce.

Home tutors are taking advantage of the demand for cramming sessions by asking for cash–in&ndash >>>


      THE ECSTASY AND THEN THE AGONY÷ THE MAKING OF A NEW CENTRE COURT HERO
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Denis Campbell Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Teenager Andrew Murray – after a heroic struggle – crashed out of the third round of Wimbledon last night, beaten three sets to two by 18th seed David Nalbandian in one of the most exciting matches seen on Centre Court in years. At one point the Scottish youn >>>


      THREE CHILDREN DIE AS FIRE RESCUE FAILS
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Tony Thompson Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Three children are dead and a young woman is critically ill after a house fire in Greater Manchester early yesterday. A three–year–old boy and a girl of 11 died at the house in Rochdale. A boy of nine died later in hospital.

An investigation has been >>>


      TODAY‘S PUPILS LEARN YESTERDAY‘S GAMES
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Amelia Hill, education correspondent Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer A fear of injury and litigious parents has consigned the rough and tumble of the playground and its traditional games to history lessons at schools across the country.

Games such as tag, conkers and British bulldog have been outlawed by tea >>>


      TYNE LIFE÷ IS THE CULTURE REVOLUTION FABULOUS OR PHONEY?
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Vanessa Thorpe, arts and media correspondent Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Do more people now come to Tyneside to celebrate a hen night or to see an avant–garde art show? This week one of the north east‘s more notorious sons is to argue that, despite all the expensive innovations along the banks of the >>>


      VICTORY FOR JAIL ABUSE WHISTLEBLOWER
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Six–figure damages awarded to prison officer forced out after she accused colleagues of bullying inmates Sarah Sims Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer A prison service whistleblower who alleged a litany of abuse at a high–security jail is set to gain a six–figure sum in compensation after winning a cla >>>


      VIDEO GAMES÷ HOLLYWOOD‘S NEW ART
      The Observer, 27-06-2005
      Oscar winners are making movie spin–offs for PlayStation fans as gaming enjoys a £17bn boom, reports David Smith in Los Angeles Sunday June 26, 2005 The Observer Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne performed. The Wachowski brothers wrote a 60–page script. Hollywood‘s finest lighting and sound technici >>>


      12 KILLED, 28 INJURED IN LAYYAH ROAD ACCIDENT
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Multan—Twelve passengers were killed and 28 others sustained serious injuries in a head–on–collision between a bus and tractor trolley in Tehsil Chobara of Layyah district, about 170 km off here on Sunday morning.

The bus, LZJ–10'2, was going towards Kot Addu from Lahore. When it reached >>>


      72 KILLED IN IRAQ BOMBING, SHOOTINGS
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      US officials hold secret talks with several insurgent groups Baghdad—Continued violence, suicide bombs and car bombs killed 72 persons in Iraq, including one US marine, while scores of persons were injured.

Three attacks north, west and south of Baghdad painted a grisly background to the visits and demonstrate >>>


      A SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT IN IRAN
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Comment/Dr Samiullah Koreshi A VERY significant development has taken place in Iran, an oil rich, a vitally important country in the Middle East, a regional heavyweight and the next door neighbour of Pakistan.

The change has taken place through an open, transparent run of election and without any doubt in a de >>>


      AHMADINEJAD TO PURSUE PEACEFUL N PROGRAMME
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Iran to be made modern, powerful country Tehran (Iran)—Iran President–elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Sunday to pursue a peaceful nuclear program — an effort the United States maintains is really a cover for trying to build atomic bombs.

«Iran’s peaceful technology is the outcome of the scientific >>>


      BALOCHISTAN ZERO POPPY CULTIVATION AREA÷ MEHR
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Islamabad—Minister for Narcotics Control Ghaus Bakhsh Khan Mehr on Sunday revealed that poppy cultivation was totally controlled and stopped in Balochistan and efforts were on to curb poppy cultivation in Northern Western Frontier Province (NWFP).

«Balochistan has been declared zero per cent poppy cultiv >>>


      CHINA’S ENERGY DEMAND FUELS OIL PRICE RISE
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Tianjin—China’s thirst for oil is contributing to the high oil prices that threaten Europe’s economic growth, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Joaquin Almunia said.

Almunia said world oil prices, which closed Friday just short of the 60–dollar mark, were the most pressing issue fa >>>


      GOVT COMMITTED TO ELIMINATE DRUG ABUSE÷ PM
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Islamabad—The Government is committed to eliminate drug abuse and rehabilitate drug abusers to make them healthy and useful members of the society.

This was stated by Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz while talking to the Minster for Narcotics Control, Ghous Baksh Khan Mahr, who called on him to present the annual r >>>


      JAM’S KALAT RESIDENCE HIT BY ROCKETS, ONE INJURED
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Ghulam Thair Quetta—The residence of Chief Minister Jam Muhammad Yusuf at Kalat came under rocket attack damaging walls of the house, smashing window pans and inflicting bullet injuries to Chowkidar Gul Muhammad. The incident took place Sunday soon after midnight some '0 miles from Quetta.

According to rep >>>


      PAK, SAUDI HAVE TOTAL COOP IN COUNTER–TERRORISM, SAYS PRESIDENT
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Jeddah—President General Pervez Musharraf Sunday said he had in depth discussion with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz on bolstering bilateral relationship and issues of common concern including OIC restructuring, UN Security Council reforms, and counter–terrorism.

«We had a complete unan >>>


      PAKISTAN, INDIA WULLAR BARRAGE TALKS TOMORROW
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Islamabad—The secretary level talks between Pakistan and India over controversial Wullar barrage will begin in New Delhi on June 28, it has been learnt. To this effect, Pakistani delegates would leave for New Delhi today (Monday).

At the two–day parleys, Water and Power Secretary Ashfaq Mehmood will head >>>


      SECURITY STEPS FOR LB POLLS÷ IJAZ
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Karachi—Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Ijaz–ul–Haq has said the government was considering over several options for maintenance of law and order and security during the forthcoming local bodies elections including calling the army. He was addressing a press conference at a local hotel.

Ijaz >>>


      TELECOM OUTBURST TO MATCH WORLD STANDARDS
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Optic fibre to provide modern facilities to over 77 cities Amanullah Khan karachi—Telecom outburst in Pakistan which has attracted both foreign and domestic investment at a massive scale, is well settled to match the world standards in terms of high speed and bandwidth capacity.

The optic fibre, which has assu >>>


      TERROR÷ PAK OFFERS TO SIGN DECLARATION WITH ASEAN STATES
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Beijing—Pakistan has offered to sign a joint declaration for cooperation on counter–terrorism with ASEAN states.

Addressing a two–day symposium on security issues held at Ulaanbaaatar, capital of Mongolia, Pakistan’s representative, Babar Amin said Pakistan is also willing to share its experience i >>>


      THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EVACUATED
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Two more villages inundated Tariq Saeed Peshawar—The river Kabul waters continued playing havoc in the provincial metropolis and other parts of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) on Sunday and two more villages were inundated by the floods in the Peshawar district alone.

Various agencies carrying out resc >>>


      US URGED NOT TO IGNORE AFGHAN PAKHTOON MAJORITY÷ RASHID
      Pakistan Observer, 27-06-2005
      Bannu—Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Sunday that Pakisan was a responsible state and sensibly conducted itself in the post–'/11 scenario.

As a result, it now has a very honorable status in the Muslim world. He was addressing a public meeting here at Circ >>>


      ASYLUM–SEEKERS ‘TORTURED‘ AFTER BEING DEPORTED
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      By Daniel McGrory, Richard Ford and Ruth Gledhill Church leaders urge halt to repatriation of Zimbabweans as evidence grows of abuse and detention A peaceful human rights protest was held outside Zimbabwe House in London yesterday (DAVID BEBBER) TONY BLAIR will be sent a dossier today alleging that Zimbabweans repatria >>>


      COUNTDOWN TV HOST DIES AFTER HEART OPERATION
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      By Liz Chong RICHARD WHITELEY, the presenter of Countdown on Channel 4, died yesterday after he suffered complications from an emergency heart operation.

Tributes were paid last night to the presenter who had not missed a single episode of Countdown until he fell ill. Carol Vorderman, who has been presenting w >>>


      COUPLES WHO LIVE TOGETHER TO GET MORE LEGAL RIGHTS
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      By Frances Gibb, Legal Editor UNMARRIED couples will receive greater rights, including laws to end the injustices suffered when relationships break up, in a shake–up of the law to be announced within two weeks, The Times has learnt.

The Law Commission will announce a study of how to improve the rights of >>>


      HAY FEVER SUFFERERS ENDURE WORST JUNE ON RECORD
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      By Valerie Elliott, Countryside Editor THIS summer is already the worst on record for hay fever sufferers and there will be no respite in the weeks ahead, scientists say.

Higher levels of grass pollen caused by warmer, drier days as a result of climate change mean that more people are sufferring from sneezing, >>>


      PLUG PULLED ON BAND AT BITTER END
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      By Sam Coates ORGANISERS of the festival were last night forced to pull the plug on a performance by Primal Scream after it went badly awry. Bobby Gillespie, the lead singer, stumbled through several songs looking tired and dishevelled.

At one point he admitted to the audience, We had a long session this after >>>


      REAGAN TOOK A HANDBAGGING FOR LESS THAN TOTAL SUPPORT
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      By Michael Evans and Alan Hamilton WHEN Margaret Thatcher read out the secret telegrams from Washington during the Falklands war she could not conceal her anger at President Reagans less than total support for her.

Mrs T has not yet consigned me to the Tower, but I am told that her voice drops two dangerous de >>>


      REBEL MPS TO GET PRICE PROMISE FOR POOR ON ID CARDS
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      By Rosemary Bennett, Deputy Political Editor CHARLES CLARKE will appeal to Labour rebels to back his controversial Identity Cards Bill tomorrow with a promise that prices will be capped to ensure all households can afford them.

The Home Secretary will tell MPs that it is too soon to make specific price guarant >>>


      RELATIVES FEAR FOR WOMAN ‘SEIZED BY MUGABE‘S AGENTS‘
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      By Daniel McGrory and Jan Raath in Harare A MONTH after her forced return to Zimbabwe, Marys family say they do not know where she is.

She was arrested by British immigration officers as she arrived for her wedding in Manchester and was deported 48 hours later.

An MDC supporter, Mary, who is in her la >>>


      RUBBING SHOULDERS WITH STARS AFTER NOODLES AND CHIPS
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      By Caitlin Moran It is not Cannes, but our correspondent says she could have done with a yacht Sneaky÷ the sun comes out on day three at the festival (SOPHIE LASLETT) EVEN in the backstage area at Glastonbury, it is not often that one feels intimately interwoven in rocks never–ending tableaux.

How >>>


      SWELTERING ON A LATE TRAIN? HAVE A BACON SANDWICH
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      By Helen Nugent FEELING angry, frustrated or downright suicidal after months of rail delays, faulty air conditioning and overcrowding? Dont fret, the railways have come up with the perfect solution bacon sandwiches.

The only problem may be that they are the wrong sort of consolation for most commuters.

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      THATCHER IN THE DARK ON SINKING OF BELGRANO
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      By Michael Evans and Alan Hamilton VITAL intelligence about the most controversial action of the Falklands campaign in 1'82 did not reach senior British commanders and politicians until it was too late, the official history of the conflict, which is published tomorrow, discloses.

But there were few regrets >>>


      TWO LINES OF ATTACK TO CONTAIN ALLERGY SYMPTOMS
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      By Dr Thomas Stuttaford ALLERGIC RHINITIS (hay fever) is divided into two types.

Seasonal intermittent rhinitis troubles a patient for less than four weeks a year and is triggered by the pollen from some particular type of tree or grass.

Perennial allergic rhinitis occurs on at least four days a week >>>


      WHY CHAS & DAVE WERE BETTER THAN COLDPLAY
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      By Stephen Dalton Glastonbury means much more than main stage headliners, of course. Here is the pick of the best of the rest, culled from every corner of this years festival THE one that turned Somerset into a tropical carnival÷ Seeed, JazzWorld Stage. If Glastonbury gave awards for explosive musical fusion and >>>


      A NEW MARSHALL PLAN FOR IRAQ
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      Ibrahim al–Jaafari Europe was saved by generosity and vision the same is needed in the Middle East LAST WEEK I was at Blair House in the centre of Washington DC. In this house is the table on which George Marshall in June 1'47 signed the plan to pump todays equivalent of $500 billion into the impoverished eco >>>


      AFTER THE SUMMER
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      The task for Hain when the political season resumes Ulster has political seasons as well as those related to the climate. We are in the marching season, a period when sectarian loyalties are placed on parade and compromise is especially difficult. While it is possible that the IRA might issue a statement as to its inte >>>


      DISCONTENTS AND DANGERS
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      Contradictory signals from Iran, few of them hopeful for the world Elections in Iran are windows through which the regimes internal struggles can be glimpsed; they are not open democratic contests. The vote is given to all; but the choice offered to voters is much more rigidly circumscribed than outsiders tend to reali >>>


      GLOBAL WARMING? THANKS ALL THE SAME, BUT IT&#146;S NOT FOR US
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      Global warming? Thanks all the same, but its not for us Richard Morrison ONE aspect of the current kerfuffle over climate change seems so parochial, so facetious, so politically incorrect and selfish that it never gets discussed by important newspaper columnists. So it had better be aired here instead.

It is t >>>


      HOW GRANNIE LOST HER BLOUSE
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      William Rees–Mogg The opening of the Railtrack case today puts the Government‘s reputation on the line THE RAILTRACK case, which starts today, looks only too much like a rerun of the Hutton Inquiry, but in a different legal setting and in front of a different judge, Mr Justice Lindsay. There is even the rea >>>


      I‘VE FACTORED IN PICKFORDS, BARCLAYCARD AND ARMAGEDDON. SO WHERE‘S BROWN?
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      Tim Hames WHERE IS HE? He has not, after all, disappeared entirely. He was sighted last week at the Mansion House and we know that he has spent much of the past two months attempting to diminish world poverty. But Gordon Brown remains, nevertheless a shadowy figure. Does this mean, then as the Westminster whispers woul >>>


      LACK OF INTERNATIONAL ACTION OVER ZIMBABWE
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      From Mr Percy S. Mistry Sir, Events in Zimbabwe (letters, June 23, etc) argue strongly for a framework of law permitting the international community to remove repugnant leaderships and regimes bent on perpetrating crimes against humanity.

To stand as mute witness to what is happening in Zimbabwe suggests we ha >>>


      NO PAIN, NO TRAIN
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      This is the non–stop service to Abject Apology Welcome to the leader page, especially readers joining us this morning from the London–to–Norwich line on services operated by the rail company peculiarly named One. To enhance your journey (and tacitly apologise for months of delays and inconvenience), C >>>


      ON THIS DAY – JUNE 27, 1'86
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      On his second attempt, entrepreneur Richard Branson beat the transatlantic crossing record but the Hales trustees refused to award him the trophy because his boat did not have a commercial maritime purpose and he had stopped to refuel Branson tries again for ocean record THE record and airline tycoon, Mr Richard Branso >>>


      OVERPAYMENT OF TAX CREDITS
      The Times, 27-06-2005
      From Mr James Johnson Sir, Having paid to claimants more than 1.' billion in excess of the amount to which they were legally entitled, the Prime Minister apologises (report, June 23).

If any business had made an error of similar proportions, both the chief executive and the finance director would be expect >>>



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