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      RETIRAN CAÑEROS PLANTÓN PERO DEJAN MONTONES DE BASURA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      08÷06 Luego de cinco días de bloqueo, se retiraron los 8 mil productores cañeros que estuvieron afuera de las instalaciones de la Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (Sagarpa), al sur de la capital, sobre avenida Cuauhtémoc.
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      SFP÷ CORRUPCIÓN ORILLA A EMPRESAS A LA INFORMALIDAD
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      La Secretaría de la Función Pública (SFP) reconoció que la corrupción sigue siendo un problema grave en el país, y que en materia económica impacta en forma importante a las pequeñas y medianas empresas, a tal punto que se ven orilladas a ingresar al comercio info >>>


      SIN RESPUESTA 15 SOLICITUDES A CUBA EN CASO AHUMADA÷ PGR
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Caso Ahumada, prioridad de nuevo embajador 21÷07 El gobierno de México ha solicitado en 15 ocasiones a Cuba, la entrega de todo el material escrito y grabado que las autoridades judiciales de ese país tienen en su poder, por las diligencias que practicó a partir de que el >>>


      SOSTIENEN REUNIÓN TITULARES DE LA PGR Y SSP FEDERAL
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Solicita Guerrero programa México Seguro "con variantes"
13÷35 Confusión en Guerrero por presencia de la PFP 18÷26 Los titulares de la Procuraduría General de la República (PGR), Daniel Cabeza de Vaca Hernández, y de la Secretaría >>>


      TERMINA SEGUNDA AUDIENCIA DE MARTA SAHAGÚN
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Continúa desahogo de pruebas por demanda de Sahagún 14÷48 Realizarán cien preguntas a Sahagún por caso Wornat 12÷10 Asistirá Sahagún a audiencia por acusación contra revista 0'÷01
15÷32 Luego de cuatro horas de perma >>>


      TORMENTAS ELÉCTRICAS PREVÉN PARA GRAN PARTE DE MÉXICO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      05÷37 El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) anunció que del Centro al Norte de México se espera cielo de medio nublado a nublado con lluvias acompañadas de tormentas eléctricas, originadas por un canal de baja presión a lo largo del interior del país.

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      ANTI–DRUG OPERATIVE TO HIT ACAPULCO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      Mexico City, August 12, 2005
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      CALDERÓN Y CÁRDENAS NO DECLINARÁN
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      Felipe Calderón y Alberto Cárdenas descartaron declinar en sus respectivas precampañas en caso de no ganar la primera ronda de votación del 11 de septiembre en el proceso de selección del abanderado del PAN a la Presidencia.

En entrevistas por separado, aseguraron que las eta >>>


      EBRARD÷ NO RENUNCIARÉ; ENCINAS LO RESPALDA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón advirtió que no renunciará a la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social, como solicitaron diputados locales de oposición el miércoles pasado durante la sesión de la diputación permanente.

En tanto, Alejandro Encinas Rodríguez, jefe >>>


      FOX ANUNCIA PENSIÓN A ANCIANOS POBRES EN EL PRESUPUESTO 2006
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      El gobierno federal propondrá al Congreso de la Unión un plan de pensiones para adultos mayores con menor ingreso y que se encuentren en condición de pobreza, el cual se incluirá en el paquete presupuestal del 2006, anunció el presidente Vicente Fox.

Dijo que actualmente 75 p >>>


      INCLUIRÁN EN PROGRAMA A 300 MIL FAMILIAS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      El gobierno federal analiza la posibilidad de romper su récord de familias pobres becadas con el programa Oportunidades, e incorporar a 300 mil más a dicho programa antes de finalizar la administración de Vicente Fox.

De conseguir el apoyo del Legislativo, el espectro de pobres extremos ap >>>


      INICIA PRECAMPAÑA DE AMLO ‘SIN PATROCINADORES‘
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      La Paz, BCS.– Andrés Manuel López Obrador inició en este municipio su precampaña rumbo a la Presidencia de la República y ante simpatizantes se comprometió a combatir las "monstruosas desigualdades" económicas y sociales, y ofreció, como principal >>>


      JOVEN DE 15 AÑOS ASALTA A SU VECINA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      por el delito de robo a casa–habitación, aunque al ser puesta a disposición de la agencia especializada para atender delitos del menor, la conducta pudo ser reclasificada por tentativa de homicidio.

Estadísticas de la Fiscalía para Menores indican que durante el primer trimest >>>


      JUVENTUD DE CONTRASTES
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      Un grupo de cinco jóvenes chiapanecos se propuso terminar con el machismo en la entidad y al concluir sus estudios universitarios crearon una organización.

Ya ven los primeros resultados. Daniel y Juan Carlos comparten el gusto por el ciclismo y la naturaleza. Ambos viven en San Cristóbal >>>


      NO ME VOY, DICE EBRARD; ENCINAS SALE EN SU DEFENSA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      El titular de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social en la capital del país, Marcelo Ebrard, advirtió que no renunciará a su cargo como lo pidieron diputados locales de oposición el miércoles pasado, durante la sesión de la Diputación Permanente.

En entrevist >>>


      OFRECE A TUCOM PROCESO IMPARCIAL
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      Toluca , Méx.– Elba Esther Gordillo, secretaria general del PRI, ofreció imparcialidad al precandidato de Unidad Democrática, conocido como Tucom, para el proceso interno de selección de candidato a la Presidencia de la República.

En un escueto comunicado, la profesora >>>


      OFRECE ELBA EQUIDAD EN JUSTA PRIÍSTA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      Toluca, Méx.– La secretaria general del PRI, Elba Esther Gordillo, ofreció a los miembros de Unidad Democrática, imparcialidad en el proceso interno de selección de candidato a la Presidencia de la República.

Gordillo viajó de San Diego, California, a la capital >>>


      ORGANIZACIONES JUVENILES, ESTÍMULOS A PROYECTOS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      Hoy, en el marco del Día Internacional de la Juventud, el presidente Vicente Fox entregará un apoyo económico a las organizaciones juveniles que hacen trabajo exitoso en los ámbitos de la salud, la educación, el medio ambiente y la formación cívica.

El mandatari >>>


      PIDE LICENCIA QUINTERO; ORTEGA PROMETE DIMITIR
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      Armando Quintero solicitó licencia por '0 días para separarse de la jefatura delegacional en Iztacalco e hizo un llamado a los aspirantes a la candidatura a la Jefatura de Gobierno por el PRD a seguir su ejemplo.

En respuesta, el senador Jesús Ortega dijo que no tiene inconveniente en >>>


      PRESUME PRD APOYO DE LOS SALINAS A SODI
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      El Comité Ejecutivo Nacional (CEN) del PRD aseguró ayer que cuenta con elementos para pensar que la familia Salinas de Gortari financia la campaña de Demetrio Sodi para la Jefatura de Gobierno capitalino y señaló los nexos que supuestamente tiene el senador con el panismo.

El >>>


      PROFECO REVELA ‘LISTA NEGRA‘ DE 10 ESCUELAS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      La Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor (Profeco) dio a conocer un listado de las 10 escuelas particulares que en el último año han recibido el mayor número de reclamaciones, quejas y denuncias por cobros indebidos, servicio deficiente y negativas para proporcionar o devolver documentaci&oacu >>>


      PROYECTA FOX PENSIONES PARA ANCIANOS POBRES
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      El presidente Vicente Fox anunció que en el paquete presupuestal de 2006 que el gobierno federal propondrá al Congreso incluirá un plan de pensiones para adultos mayores con menor ingreso y que estén en condición de pobreza.

Detalló que en la actualidad, 75 por ciento >>>


      REPRUEBAN EDILES A OPORTUNIDADES
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      Llegaron a la ciudad de México con los mismos guaraches que usan para las labores del campo; otros más, con botas y pantalón de mezclilla, y algunos con sus respectivos guaruras.

Más de 200 presidentes municipales de 30 estados de la República fueron convocados a una reuni&oa >>>


      TRANSPARENTA SEP COMPRA DE LIBROS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      A tres meses de la controversia generada por la adquisición de más de un millón de ejemplares de la edición especial de Don Quijote de la Mancha , de Miguel de Cervantes, por parte de la subsecretaría de Educación Básica y la Comisión Nacional de Libros de Texto G >>>


      TRIBUNAL ANULA ACOTACIÓN A GORDILLO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      El Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación (TEPJF), al suprimir el artículo séptimo transitorio de los estatutos del PRI, dejó libre el camino jurídico para que la profesora Elba Esther Gordillo llegue a la presidencia del PRI en el momento en que Roberto Madrazo renunc >>>


      TRIBUNAL RULING RENEWS PRI SCHISM
      Ёль ёниверсал, 12-08-2005
      Mexico City, August 12, 2005
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      AIEA CONFIRMA QUE HA QUITADO SUS SELLOS EN PLANTA NUCLEAR IRANÍ
      Siglo XXI, 12-08-2005
      AP VIENA. La Agencia Internacional de Energía Atómica confirmó el miércoles que sus sellos en una planta nuclear iraní habían sido removidos, al tiempo que postergaba una reunión de su junta directiva para buscar soluciones a la crisis con el país islámico. >>>


      ESPOSA DE PINOCHET DETENIDA POR FRAUDE AL FISCO
      Siglo XXI, 12-08-2005
      AP SANTIAGO DE CHILE. El juez que investiga la fortuna secreta del general Augusto Pinochet ordenó el miércoles la detención de la esposa del ex dictador, Lucía Hiriart, por complicidad en el delito de fraude al fisco, informaron fuentes judiciales.

Ella quedó detenida en el >>>


      TRES MUERTOS Y UN HERIDO GRAVE AL ESTRELLARSE UN HELICÓPTERO
      Siglo XXI, 12-08-2005
      EFE Río de Janeiro. Tres personas murieron y una sobrevivió, aunque se halla muy grave, al estrellarse el helicóptero en el que viajaban en el estado brasileño de Mato Grosso do Sul, fronterizo con Paraguay, informaron hoy fuentes oficiales.

El accidente ocurrió en la noche d >>>


      BAKRI BARRED FROM BRITAIN
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      Britain has barred Muslim cleric Omar Bakri from returning to the country. The Home Office said on Friday that Home Secretary Charles Clarke had written to Bakri to inform him he would not be allowed back into Britain.

The cleric would have 14 days to write to Clarke to appeal. The cleric travelled to Lebanon >>>


      CREDIT CARD–SIZED REACTORS POSE THREAT
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      Credit card–sized reactors that pump out potent toxins could render international chemical weapons bans impotent, a US military weapons expert has said.

Efficient "micro–reactors" make it easy for stockpiles of chemical weapons to be secretly produced, according to Tuan Nguyen of Lawrence >>>


      GAZA TOWN TO BE CLOSED DURING PULLOUT
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      Israeli forces have notified Palestinians living near a Gaza settlement of a month–long closure of their community, just days prior to the upcoming withdrawal from the area.

Abdullah Maani, a local leader of the al–Ma‘ani area in the Central Gaza Strip town of Dair al–Balah, told Aljaze >>>


      GERMAN LEADER JAILED IN SAUDI DEAL
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      Former German junior defence minister Ludwig–Holger Pfahls has been jailed for two years and three months on bribery and tax evasion charges stemming from an arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

The Friday judgment was in line with an agreement between the prosecution, the defence and the court ahead of the tria >>>


      HAMAS NOT TO DISARM AFTER GAZA PULLOUT
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      Hamas will not surrender its weapons to the Palestinian Authority in the Gaza Strip after Israel‘s pullout from the territory, one of the movement‘s top leaders has said.

"This army will continue to defend our homeland as long as one inch of Palestine remains occupied," Mahmoud al–Z >>>


      HEATHROW STRIKE STRANDS BA PASSENGERS
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      Thousands of passengers are stranded for a second day at Britain‘s biggest airport because of wildcat strikes that forced British Airways to cancel its flights during the peak summer holiday season.

British Airways‘ chief executive Rod Eddington said there would be no flights by the airline at Lond >>>


      JORDAN TO SEEK ABU QATADA EXTRADITION
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      Jordan will ask Britain next week to extradite the Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, Interior Minister Awni Yirfas said.

"We will contact the British government after the weekend to seek his extradition to Jordan," Yirfas said on Friday. The countries signed an extradition agreement earlier this week.
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      LANKA MINISTER CRITICALLY HURT IN FIRING
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      Sri Lanka‘s Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar has been shot and critically wounded by an unidentified attacker in the capital, police and medical doctors said.

Kadirgamar, 73, was shot on Friday night near his tightly–guarded home in Colombo, possibly by a sniper who targeted him while he was dr >>>


      MOROCCAN '/11 SUSPECT TOO ‘NAIVE‘
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      A Moroccan man accused in Germany of abetting the 11 September attacks on the United States was too naive to have been involved in the plot, his defence lawyer has said.

Summing up at the retrial of Mounir El Motassadeq, lawyer Udo Jacob on Friday said his client was "naive, fumbling, contradictory" >>>


      NASA‘S MARS SPACECRAFT LIFTS OFF
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      Nasa‘s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has blasted off into space atop an Atlas V rocket, bound for a 25–month mission to survey Mars.

The spacecraft is designed to gather more data on the planet than all previous Martian missions combined.

A glitch in computer software and sensors that monito >>>


      SETTLEMENT FUNDING A BILLION DOLLAR QUESTION
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      Israel‘s illegal effort since the 1'67 Arab–Israeli war to fill the West Bank and Gaza Strip with Jews has grown from the scattered actions of zealous squatters into a network of 142 settlements that house nearly 240,000 people.

Now that Israel plans to spend US$2 billion to dismantle just 25 o >>>


      SETTLERS VOW TO DISRUPT GAZA PULLOUT
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      Tens of thousands of opponents of next week‘s Gaza Strip pullout have staged a mass rally, while US President George Bush hailed the withdrawal from the Palestinian territory as "good for Israel".

Speaking to the mass crowd in Tel Aviv on Thursday, hardline settler leaders delivered instruction >>>


      SEVERAL KILLED IN AFGHAN FIGHTING
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      A Taliban commander has been killed and an American soldier has died in a training accident as violence continues ahead of Afghanistan‘s parliamentary elections next week.

A homemade bomb also exploded on Friday in a busy market in the southern city of Kandahar, wounding four people including a woman and >>>


      SEVERAL KILLED IN IRAQ VIOLENCE
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      Seven Iraqis have been killed and several others wounded in attacks on Friday.

Three civilians and a soldier were killed in a shootout between armed men and a joint US–Iraqi military patrol in the central city of Samarra, which was recaptured from fighters in a US–backed offensive late last year, p >>>


      TURKEY ARRESTS SYRIAN IN ATTACK PLOT
      Aljazeera, 12-08-2005
      A Turkish court has placed under arrest a Syrian with alleged links to al–Qaida who said he was plotting to attack Israeli cruise ships off Turkey‘s Mediterranean coast.

"I wanted to attack Israeli ships without harming Turkish civilians," Louai Sakra, 32, shouted to reporters in Turkish >>>


      ССFAIRTRADEТТ÷ LE CLIMAT DES INVESTISSEMENTS "TRÈS PROMETTEUR EN ALGÉRIE"
      APS, 12-08-2005
      Paris – La société internationale des affaires, Fairtrade, a souligné que Ђla période actuelle est très favorable au développement des affaires avec lТAlgérieї, a indiqué jeudi à Paris le Centre arabe dТétudes pétrolières (CAEP). >>>


      HAMIMID ÷ L‘ETAT DÉSORMAIS INTRANSIGEANT SUR LA QUALITÉ DES RÉALISATIONS
      APS, 12-08-2005
      Setif – Le ministre de l‘habitat et de l‘urbanisme, M. Mohamed Nadir Hamimid, a affirmé jeudi à Bordj Bou Arréridj que l‘Etat sera désormais "intransigeant" sur la qualité des travaux et les délais de réalisation des différents p >>>


      LA RAFFINERIE DE SBAA (ADRAR) OPÉRATIONNELLE D‘ICI FIN MARS 2006
      APS, 12-08-2005
      Adrar – La raffinerie de Sbaa (Adrar) sera "opérationnelle d‘ici fin mars 2006", a affirmé jeudi la compagnie chinoise "CNPC", qui réalise ce projet, au ministre de l‘Energie et des Mines, M. Chakib Khelil, qui effectue une visite d‘inspection des projet >>>


      LE PUBLIC RENOUE AVEC LES BD DE SLIM
      APS, 12-08-2005
      Alger – Le dessinateur–scénariste Slim, connu pour ses personnages Bouzid et Zina, a signé jeudi trois de ses Bandes dessinées, réédités dernièrement par l‘Entreprise nationale des arts graphiques (ENAG) à l‘occasion d‘une vente&ndas >>>


      MONDIAUX–2005 ÷ ALI SAIDI–SIEF EN FINALE DU 5000 M ET ISSAM NIMA EN LONGUEUR
      APS, 12-08-2005
      Helsinki – L‘athlète algérien Ali Saidi–Sief s‘est qualifié pour la finale du 5000 m des mondiaux–2005 d‘athlétisme (6–14 août) en se classant 4è de sa série, en 13÷13.50, jeudi à Helsinki. De son coté, Issam >>>


      BAHRAIN BANK RAISES $52M IN NEW CAPITAL
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Bahrain–based BMB Investment Bank (BMB) successfully raised $52.33 million (Dh1'2.05 million) in new capital.

Of this, $35.5 million was raised through a rights offering to the bank‘s existing shareholders, while the remainder was raised through a private debt and dep >>>


      COMPANIES MUST LURE AND NURTURE TALENT
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By David Thatcher, Special to Gulf News We have recently considered the proposition that when a trading mentality underpins the hiring process, then it seems inevitable that business will eventually attract talent that is sub–standard.

This subsequently feeds the local and regional markets with talent th >>>


      DIFC INVITES COMMENT ON TWO NEW DRAFT LAWS
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ The Dubai International Financial Centre released two draft laws regarding securities investment, personal property and insolvency yesterday and invited public comment before they are adopted.

The draft Personal Property Law and the Law Relating to the Application of DIFC Laws (amend >>>


      EMAAR MAKES ITS EGYPTIAN DEBUT WITH DH14.5B PROJECT
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Emaar Properties has entered the Egyptian property scene with the Dh14.5 billion ($4 billion) Cairo Heights development, the group‘s first large–scale project in Egypt.

Cairo Heights, a residential, commercial and recreation community, is being developed by Emaar Misr, a >>>


      HERITAGE SURPRISES FOCUSES ON FOLKLORE
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Saifur Rahman, Staff Reporter Dubai÷ Culture and heritage defy all boundaries and could unify mankind amid growing estrangement.

With this message, Heritage Surprises the seventh weekly theme of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), got underway yesterday.

More than 100 folklore artists danced t >>>


      NAHYAN DISCUSSES ECONOMIC TIES WITH INDIAN DELEGATION
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      WAM Abu Dhabi÷ Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Education, received here yesterday a visiting Indian economic delegation headed by Amar Singh, MP of India‘s Uttar Pradesh state, in the presence of Indian Ambassador Sudhir Vyas.

They discussed avenues of cooperation between the >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Compiled from staff reports Qatar Airways increases capacity to DhakaDubai – Due to growing demand and a breakthrough in the air service agreement between Qatar and Bangladesh, Qatar Airways has increased capacity between Doha and Dhaka to seven flights a week.

An extra two scheduled flights a week have >>>


      OIL PRICES SCALE YET ANOTHER HIGH
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Reuters London÷ Oil charged to $66 to a new high yesterday as Iran‘s nuclear work put it at odds with the United Nation‘s atomic watchdog and more US refinery snags threatened gasoline supplies to the world‘s biggest consumer.

Earlier the International Energy Agency said non–Opec >>>


      ROBUST PROFITS SET TO PUT UAE SHARES BACK ON TRACK
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Arif Sharif, Staff Reporter Dubai÷ UAE shares, which fell sharply last month from June‘s record highs, could still climb 30 per cent by year–end since company profits will remain robust and record high oil prices will keep the country‘s economic boom intact, analysts said.

They said >>>


      SEVENTH WEEKLY DRAW OF DSMG PROMOTION HELD
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Waleed Mohammad Othman from Sudan is the seventh lucky winner of a Mashreqbank WOW! MasterCard card pre–loaded with Dh50,000, which is being offered by the Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG), in their spectacular Strike It Rich!

promotion during DSS 2005. The DSMG promotion, whi >>>


      TRADING IS BRISK ON DUBAI STOCK EXCHANGE
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Staff Report Dubai÷ Dubai shares rose nearly 2 per cent in brisk trade yesterday while Abu Dhabi stocks gained more than 1 per cent as the market continued to recover after last month‘s sharp correction.

Services and investment shares were big gainers in Dubai while banks led the rise in Abu Dhabi >>>


      YAHOO BUYS STAKE IN CHINESE E–COMMERCE COMPANY FOR $1B
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      AP Beijing÷ Yahoo Inc announced yesterday it would pay $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) in cash for a 40 per cent stake in the Chinese e–commerce firm Alibaba.com, heating up the race to dominate China‘s fledgling online auctions industry.

The alliance is the biggest deal yet in a flurry of recen >>>


      ABSENCE DOES NOT MAKE THE HEART GROW FONDER
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Daniel Bardsley, Staff Reporter Dubai÷ Is it better to have your loved one close at hand or far away?

There seems to be a strong consensus among UAE residents that relationships are more successful and enjoyable when couples live close together rather than far apart.

Filipina Darline Moises, >>>


      CLOSELY MONITOR ANIMAL TRADE
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      It was only a month ago that the UAE was placed in Category One status of the Geneva–based Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites).

This was in recognition of the measures the UAE has taken to counter the illegal trade of flora and fauna. It is an accolade the country can be justl >>>


      EXPATRIATES REMINISCE ABOUT DAYS GONE BY
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Biju Mathew Years passed by, youth faded into old age, some dreams were realised and others crushed. But the flame of hope still burnt bright for many expatriates who landed in a nascent UAE.

A home away from home is what many among them have found after spending more than 30 years in a distant land.
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      HOW TO WEATHER WEATHER CHANGE
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      With the UAE experiencing a severe dust storm that has decided to linger awhile, it is natural to turn one‘s attention to the weather and the frailties of mankind when faced with dramatic climate changes.

This year, thus far, various regions have suffered extremes of weather rarely experienced. Countries >>>


      LOW HUMIDITY LEVELS KEEP TEMPERATURE DOWN
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief and Daniel Bardsley, Staff Reporter Al Ain/Dubai÷ The hazy conditions seen across much of the UAE this week continued yesterday thanks to dust blown in from the northern Arabian Gulf region.

Despite the poor visibility, there was cause for celebration in yesterday‘s we >>>


      MOHAMMAD SPONSORS 55 TO PERFORM UMRAH
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      WAM Dubai÷ General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, has sponsored 55 supervisors and students from Dubai Educational Zone to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.

The group left for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The gesture is aimed at encouraging youth >>>


      PARKING A BIG HASSLE IN BUR DUBAI
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Sunita Menon and Mohammad Shamseddine, Staff Reporters Dubai÷ Lack of parking lots, thickly populated residential areas, increase in rents and low maintenance of buildings are some of the major problems faced by residents living in Bur Dubai.

This week Gulf News, took to the streets of Bur Dubai and >>>


      RESIDENTS WERE FRIENDLY AND WARM
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Biju Mathew Dubai ÷ The winds of change that swept the UAE brought along modernism and its trappings.

In those days, there were no skyscrapers, no multi–storeyed air–conditioned offices and no hi–tech services but people were more friendly and warm, said many expatriates who came he >>>


      SHOPPING AT THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAINS
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Emmanuelle Landais, Staff Reporter Dubai÷ Formed over a decade ago, the Friday Market on the road to Fujairah, 25km from a small town called Dhaid, is so popular that motorists can now stop there every day of the week.

In pictures÷ The roadside market in Dhaid Located literally on the thorough >>>


      UAE SIGNS PACT AGAINST CORRUPTION
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      WAM New York÷ The UAE on Wednesday signed the United Nations Anti–Corruption Convention.

Abdul Aziz Bin Nasser Al Shamsi, UAE‘s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, signed the document for his government.

The 71–article agreement regulates all aspects related to the >>>


      ABDULLAH SHOWS ZEAL AND STRENGTH OF CHARACTER
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Khaled Al Maeena, Special to Gulf News King Abdullah‘s decision to free Abdullah Al Hamid, Matrouk Al Faleh, Ali Al Damini and Saeed Bin Zaeer, along with the Libyan assassination plotters, not only reflects his strength of character and magnanimity but also reflects the strength of his leadership.

Li >>>


      AIMING FOR A JEWISH MAJORITY
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Agencies Occupied Jerusalem÷ The Gaza Strip pullout will ensure a Jewish majority in Israel and the West Bank for the next 20 years, according to demographic projections published yesterday.

Jews will account for 56.8 per cent of the entire population stretching from the Mediterranean to the Jordan rive >>>


      BAKRI DETAINED IN LEBANON
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Agencies Beirut÷ Lebanese authorities detained UK–based cleric Omar Bakri Mohammad on Thursday, days after he arrived in Beirut from London, Lebanese security officials said.

Bakri was detained by a force from the General Security Directorate after he left the news studios of Future Television in >>>


      BRITAIN AND US WARN IRAN OVER INTERFERENCE IN IRAQ‘S INTERNAL AFFAIRS
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      The Telegraph Group Limited Baghdad/Washington÷ Britain formally protested to Iran yesterday over its growing interference in Iraq‘s internal affairs, citing the smuggling of sophisticated explosives that threaten to send coalition casualties soaring.

The move came after British and American intel >>>


      BUSH CALLS IAEA DEMAND ‘POSITIVE FIRST STEP‘
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Agencies Texas÷ US President George W. Bush said on Thursday the decision of the UN nuclear watchdog to call on Iran to halt sensitive atomic work was "a positive first step." "The IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) today issued a report that expressed serious concerns about Iranian decisio >>>


      CALL TO ABOLISH MINISTRY OF INFORMATION
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Nasser Arrabyee, Gulf News Report Sanaa÷ A group of Yemeni journalists and lawmakers demanded the abolition of the Ministry of Information, saying it is inconsistent with the democratic system in the country.

They called for the formation of a national council for media, instead of the ministry, whic >>>


      CAN SYRIA–IRAN TIES PASS THE LITMUS TEST?
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Marwan Al Kabalan, Special to Gulf News Syrian President Bashar Al Assad paid a state visit to Tehran this week.

It is his second official visit since the US invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

In normal circumstances such a visit could have passed unnoticed. Yet, given the critical conditions that eng >>>


      IRAN THREATENS TO BREAK NUCLEAR AGREEMENT
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Agencies Tehran÷ Iran warned yesterday that an accord with the European Union over its nuclear programme would become void if the UN watchdog adopted an EU resolution calling on Tehran to halt sensitive fuel cycle work.

"The Paris accord will become void if the resolution proposed by the Europeans >>>


      KIIR SWORN IN AS VICE–PRESIDENT
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Reuters Khartoum÷ Southern Sudanese leader Salva Kiir vowed to work towards the unity of Sudan as he was sworn in as first vice–president yesterday, following the death of his predecessor John Garang in a helicopter crash last week.

The new chairman of the Sudan People‘s Liberation Army/Move >>>


      MUBARAK AND NINE OPPOSITION CANDIDATES WILL CONTEST FIRST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      AP Cairo÷ The election commission yesterday announced the final list of candidates in Egypt‘s September 7 presidential elections, including President Hosni Mubarak and nine opposition party leaders.

Only two challengers of significance won approval to run÷ No‘man Gomaa of the Wafd, Eg >>>


      PALESTINIANS ABANDON QUEST TO MAKE WORLD‘S LONGEST SANDWICH
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Reuters Jenin÷ Palestinians abandoned a quest to build the world‘s longest sandwich on Wednesday after health officials told them their 750–metre construction risked rotting in the West Bank summer sun.

EPA Palestinians watch the making of a huge 750–metre baguette sandwich in the hope >>>


      SADDAM COULD BE EXECUTED IF CONVICTED IN FIRST TRIAL
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      AP Baghdad÷ Saddam Hussain could be executed if he is sentenced to death in the first of several anticipated trials even if other proceedings against him are still pending, an official close to the proceedings said yesterday.

The official, who briefed reporters on condition that his name would not be us >>>


      SHIITES SEEK AUTONOMOUS AREA AS IRAQ AWAITS A CONSTITUTION
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Reuters Najaf÷ With four days left until Iraq‘s leaders have promised a draft constitution, powerful Islamist leaders made a dramatic bid yesterday to have a big, autonomous Shiite region across the oil–rich south.

The head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) sp >>>


      YEMENI OFFICIALS MEET DETAINEES
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Nasser Arrabyee, Gulf News Report Sanaa÷ Yemeni officials met 25 Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo and discussed with US officials the possibility of releasing them, an official said yesterday.

Mustafa Numan, Yemeni Deputy Minister, said in statements published in Sanaa that the United States will hand >>>


      BAN ON CANS CARRIED BY TRAVELLERS
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Claro Cortes, Correspondent Manila÷ If you‘re planning to buy groceries, don‘t use Metropolitan Manila‘s light rail system.

Chances are you will not be allowed entry because passengers carrying tin cans have been barred from the train or from entering stations as part of anti– >>>


      BANKING ON A DOG‘S BARK
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Tom Clifford, Assistant Editor, International Tokyo÷ There is an earthquake somewhere in Japan almost every day. But when people talk of the big one, as much a topic of conversation here as the weather is in Britain, then they have one area in mind.

About a quarter of Japan‘s population lives i >>>


      BJP WORRIED IT MAY HAVE WALKED INTO TRAP OVER TYTLER‘S RESIGNATION
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Ajay Jha, Chief Correspondent New Delhi÷ It is one victory the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party is not celebrating.

The party is now worried that it may have inadvertently walked into a Congress party trap after their demand for resignation of federal minister Jagdish Tytler was conceded on Wednesda >>>


      BLAIR‘S ‘GAME‘ GETS A MAKE–OVER
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Manal Alafrangi, Staff Writer British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced last Friday sweeping measures which can be summed up in the following declaration÷ "The rules of the game are changing".

Tony Blairs plans lay the foundation for an anti–terrorism policy that is far from his cou >>>


      BRITAIN DETAINS ABU QATADA
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Agencies London÷ Abu Qatada, a Jordanian–born cleric accused of being a spiritual leader of Al Qaida, was among 10 people detained by Britain on Thursday having been deemed a threat to national security.

His lawyer, Gareth Peirce, confirmed that Qatada was one of the men detained. Qatada has been >>>


      BUSH‘S ‘INTUITION‘ SUPPRESSES HIS INTELLECT
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Jonathan Chait As somebody who doesn‘t have the slightest feeling one way or another about American baseball star Rafael Palmeiro, I have to say that it seems pretty clear Palmeiro has used steroids. He recently tested positive for steroid use.

And then there‘s former teammate Jose Canseco&lsquo >>>


      BUSH SIGNS BILL TO IMPROVE SAFETY OF TRANSPORTATION
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      Los Angeles Times–Washington Post Chicago÷ President George W. Bush signed the $268.5–billion (Dh '85 billion) transportation Bill on Wednesday, saying it would ease traffic congestion throughout the United States.

The Bill is also expected to create hundreds of thousands of jobs and imp >>>


      CHAVEZ USES OIL AS A WEAPON TO WIELD INFLUENCE IN SOUTH
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Richard Lapper Cheap oil, contracts for a state–owned shipbuilding yard and concessionary credits for workers‘ cooperatives were all on the agenda on Wednesday as Venezuela‘s President Hugo Chavez began a lightning two–day trip to a region he has called "the axis of the south".
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      CONGRESS AND NCI LOCK HORNS
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Akhel Mathew, Correspondent Thiruvananthapuram÷ The political rivalry between the Congress and the breakaway National Congress Indira led by veteran leader K. Karunakaran has threatened to spill onto the streets.

This follows a disrespectful comment about Karun–akaran by Kerala Pradesh Congress >>>


      DECISION ON DAM HITS SANGLI AND KOLHAPUR
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Pamela Raghunath, Correspondent Mumbai÷ As the city continues to fret over the after effects of torrential rains on July 26, the rest of the state, particularly Konkan region and western Maharashtra, is living dangerously.

The heavy rains and floods took a toll of 1,083 across the state affecting aro >>>


      FAIR POLLS INCLUDE EVERY CITIZEN
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      While President General Pervez Musharraf is sparing no effort to repair Pakistan‘s image in the eyes of the world by cracking down on extremism, news that hardliners in the North West Frontier Province are striving to bar women from participating in this month‘s local bodies elections is regrettable. Women >>>


      FATHERS MAY BE RAISING OTHERS‘ CHILDREN
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      The Telegraph Group Limited London÷ One father in 25 could unknowingly be bringing up a child who is not his own, says new research that suggests a rise in genetic testing has opened a Pandora‘s box of sexual secrets and lies.

Genetic testing for diseases in families is growing and can reveal a ch >>>


      FBI FOCUS TURNS TO CHINESE ESPIONAGE
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      The Telegraph Group Limited Washington÷ The FBI is deploying hundreds of new agents across America to crack down on spying by a small army of Chinese agents who are stealing information designed to kick–start high–tech military and business programmes.

The new counter–intelligence stra >>>


      FIRST NUCLEAR CRUISE MISSILE TEST–FIRED SUCCESSFULLY
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      By Shahid Hussain, Correspondent Islamabad÷ Pakistan yesterday conducted a successful test of a cruise missile capable of delivering conventional and nuclear warheads to hit targets 500km away, a military statement said.

"The technology enables the Babur missile to avoid radar detection and penetra >>>


      FUGITIVE COUPLE OF COURT SHOOTING HELD
      Gulf News, 12-08-2005
      AP Columbus, Ohio÷ A fugitive inmate and his wife, wanted in a brazen courthouse escape and shooting in Tennessee, were captured at an Ohio motel after a tip from the cab driver, authorities said.

George Hyatte and Jennifer Forsyth Hyatte were in a room at an America‘s Best Value Inn in Columbus a >>>



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