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      BILLIONS MISSING FROM IRAQ‘S MINISTRIES
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Agencies London: Billions of dollars have been stolen from Iraqs defence, electricity, transport, interior and other ministries leaving Iraq severely ill–equipped to fight the growing insurgency Iraqs finance Minister said in an interview.

"It is possibly one of the largest thefts in history," >>>


      BRITISH TANKS FREE TWO UNDERCOVER SOLDIERS FROM JAIL
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Reuters Basra: British tanks smashed into an Iraqi prison to free two undercover British soldiers seized on Monday by Iraqi forces, an Interior Ministry official and witnesses said.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said British troops using half a dozen tanks stormed the jail in the southern ci >>>


      IRAN SEEKS TO REDEFINE NUCLEAR LIMITS
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Scott Peterson Iran has hardened its determination to pursue its controversial nuclear programme, brushing aside US and European threats of censure while trying to create a new diplomatic framework for nonproliferation.

Iran‘s newly elected president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared at the UN on Saturday >>>


      KUWAIT TO SET MINIMUM WAGE FOR EXPATS
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Agencies Kuwait City: Kuwait is set a minimum wage for the hundreds of thousands of foreign workers in the country.

Labour Minister Faisal Al Hajji submitted recommendations to the Kuwait cabinet calling for a 50–Kuwaiti–dinar (DH624) minimum monthly wage for foreigners.

In an effort to pr >>>


      MAN DETAINED IN BAHRAIN OVER $2'M FRAUD
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Agencies Manama: Bahrain police have detained an Iraqi man who entered the country on a forged passport, after uncovering suspicious financial transactions worth $2' million.

A statement from the Interior Ministry said the man‘s assets had been frozen and that the public prosecutor was now reviewing >>>


      MOD BACKS PRISON SMASH
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Agencies Basra: The Ministry of Defence have said that the commander who took the decision to smash through a Basra prison wall in an attempt to rescue the two British soldiers inside was right.

In hindsight it was the correct decision to make, said Defence Secretary John Reid in an interview with the BBC on T >>>


      ONE IN FIVE MALE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN BAHRAIN IS A SMOKER
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief Manama: One in five male secondary school students in Bahrain is a smoker, a study has revealed.

"Over 20 per cent of male students in secondary schools in Bahrain are smokers, and the figure will certainly be higher if we include female students," Vice–President of >>>


      QATAR INCLUDES JAIL TERMS INAMENDMENTS TO TRAFFIC LAW
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Barbara Bibbo‘, Correspondent Doha: Several amendments to the traffic law will impose stiffer penalties including jail terms on unscrupulous motorists, an official at the Traffic Department said.

These penalties would be implemented according to the gravity of the violations, which include using mobil >>>


      SAUDI ARABIA ‘MUST ADDRESS SHIITE WOES‘
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Reuters Riyadh: Saudi Arabia risks undermining a decade of mainly peaceful ties with its minority Shiites unless it gives them a bigger government role and curbs discrimination, a think–tank said yesterday.

The International Crisis Group said in a report that although modest steps had been made to improv >>>


      SAUDI KING CALLS ON MILITANTS TO SURRENDER AND JOIN THE RIGHT PATH
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Mariam Al Hakeem, Correspondent Riyadh: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz yesterday called upon suspected Al Qaida militants in the kingdom to surrender and return to the right path.

"This national occasion offers an opportunity for those affiliated to the deviant group to >>>


      SHARON PRESSES FOR HAMAS BAN
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Reuters New York: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, announcing October 2 talks with Mahmoud Abbas, has said he has asked the UN and EU to press the Palestinian leader to ban Hamas from the January poll.

"I talked today to the secretary–general of the United Nations. I talked to every European lea >>>


      STOP MEDDLING IN LEBANON, US, EU AND ARABS TELL SYRIA
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Reuters United Nations: Spurred on by the United States, leading European and Arab nations yesterday urged Syria to stop interfering in Lebanon and pledged to help Beirut recover from decades of Syrian occupation.

Ministers and officials from the so–called core group on Lebanon Egypt, Russia, France, Ita >>>


      THE MEHLIS–VERGES CONNECTION?
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Sami Moubayed, Special to Gulf News Two trials are going to dominate the Middle East in what remains of 2005.

One is that of the four generals arrested in Beirut and accused of assassinating Lebanon‘s former prime minister Rafik Hariri in February this year.

The other is the trial of Saddam H >>>


      WARRANT SOON FOR EX–MINISTER OVER $1B DISAPPEARANCE
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Reuters Baghdad: Iraq is expected to issue an arrest warrant for its former defence minister in the coming days in connection with the disappearance of more than $1 billion (about Dh3.67 billion), a senior corruption investigator said yesterday.

Radhi Al Radhi, the head of Iraq‘s Commission on Public Int >>>


      YEMENI NURSES HOLD ANTI–GUN DEMONSTRATION
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      AP Sanaa: Yemeni nurses hold an anti–firearms poster as they join a demonstration in Sanaa yesterday against the alleged rising crime rate in Yemen.

The banner claims that firearms are a problem for security, investment and a reason behind the rising crime rate.

In tribal gun markets outside the >>>


      AFRICAN MILITARIES AT FOREFRONT OF FIGHT AGAINST HIV
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      AP Cape Town: Across Africa, hospital wards are filling with military casualties. The cause: not another African conflict, but Aids.

More deadly than any of its wars, Aids is hitting at Africa‘s ability to defend itself at a time when its countries are shouldering a growing share of peacekeeping.

>>>


      AL QAEDA CLAIM LONDON BOMBINGS
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Agencies London: Al Qaedas second–in–command Ayman Al Zawahri has said that the group is responsible for the July 7 suicide bombings which left 52 people dead in London.

Appearing in a video tape broadcast on Arabic news television station on Monday, Al Zawahris statement was Al Qaedas first direct >>>


      BENAZIR DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM MUSHARRAF
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Mujahid Ali, Correspondent Karachi : Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has asked President Pervez Musharraf to tender unqualified apology to the people of Pakistan for what she called his most insensitive and callous remarks about women.

"General Pervez Musharraf‘s remarks has brought immense >>>


      BLAIR SHOWS HIS TRUE STRIPES ... AND STARS
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Linda Heard, Special to Gulf News The BBC‘s Hurricane Katrina coverage was "full of hatred for America and gloating" was the conclusion of the British Prime Minister Tony Blair or so says his neocon, media–mogul pal Rupert Murdoch, owner of BBC rival Sky News.

An outraged BBC hotly ref >>>


      CYPRUS WANTS NO DEADLINE FOR UNIFICATION
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Reuters United Nations: Cyprus dismissed suggestions that a reunification deal for the Mediterranean island should be reached before the October 3 start of European Union membership talks with Turkey.

In any new round of unification talks, however, the European Union "should have a more effective role in >>>


      ENCEPHALITIS DEATH TOLL CLIMBING
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      AP Gorakhpur: The encephalitis death toll in India and Nepal has reached nearly 1,000, with almost all the victims being children.

Too few doctors struggle to care for thousands of sick children in outdated hospitals.

The death toll in India‘s northern Uttar Pradesh state stood at 767 yesterday, >>>


      ENGLAND TO PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO ABU GHRAIB ABUSE CHARGES
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Agencies Fort Hood: Army Private First Class Lynndie England has decided to fight charges that she was a key participant in abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison after her earlier court room strategy of pleading guilty resulted in a mistrial.

Facing trial in Fort Hood on Wednesday, England has been char >>>


      ENGLISH BISHOPS WANT TO APOLOGISE FOR IRAQ WAR
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Agencies London: A group of bishops from the Church of England have said they wish to meet with Muslim clerics to apologise for the Iraq war.

The four bishops made the proposal for a meeting – which could be held when the situation in Iraq stabilises – in an internal church report on terrorism.
>>>


      FLORIDA ON ALERT AS RITA APPROACHES
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Agencies Miami: Just three weeks after Hurricane Katrina caused devastation across the US Gulf Coast, tropical storm Rita is racing towards Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.

"Tropical Storm Rita is a serious threat. Do not underestimate this storm," said Miami–Dade Mayor Carols Alavrez "Stay >>>


      FORMATION OF NEW GOVERNMENT STILL REMAINS UNCLEAR
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Christina Schulthoff, Staff Reporter Dubai : Traffic light, Jamaica or grand coalition? After general election on Sunday, one thing was clear in the German press yesterday: nothing is clear. No green light for go, just a combination of colours representing either a traffic light, a Carribean flag but not a rainbow c >>>


      FORMER SOVIETS HOLD JOINT EXERCISE
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      AP Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Uzbek and Russian troops this week are set to hold their first joint manoeuvres since the 1''1 Soviet collapse, a sign of a new alliance emerging after Uzbekistan has recently distanced itself from the West.

About 200 Russian paratroopers and an equal number of Uzbek soldiers a >>>


      GERMANS RESIGNED TO STALEMATE
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Reuters Berlin : Confused Germans reacted with tired sufferance yesterday to the political deadlock bequeathed by the general election, and expressed little hope that their chief concern, mass unemployment, would ease.

"They all said they would improve things in Germany. But it was just about power. All t >>>


      GERMANY HEADS FOR POLITICAL TURMOIL
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Reuters Berlin: German Chancellor Gerhard Schro–eder vowed not to give up his post without a fight after his party was pipped by Angela Merkel‘s conservatives in a tight election, setting the stage for weeks of political turmoil.

Energised by a vote that put them just three parliamentary seats shy >>>


      GERMANY IS IN INTENSIVE CARE
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Yesterdays failed remedies appealed more to voters than challenges of tomorrow An election that was meant to liberate the moribund German economy, usher in a new daring era of reform, has instead stricken the body politic.

Europe‘s largest economy is in intensive care. Plenty of scenarios, no conclusion >>>


      IN NEW ZEALAND, AN ELECTION OF TWO HALVES
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Mike Moore, Special to Gulf News Nobody has won the election in New Zealand, yet. To understand what is happening needs an understanding of New Zealand‘s electoral system which is no longer based on the British parliamentary system, but is mixed member proportional representation (MMP).

Half of the me >>>


      KIDNAPPED CHILD FOUND DEAD IN SUITCASE
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Reuters Johannesburg : A 10–year–old South African girl who was kidnapped for ransom has been found dead in a suitcase, evoking painful memories of a similar case last year which shocked the crime–weary nation.

Police said Marissa Naidoo‘s body was discovered in a suitcase in an apartme >>>


      KOREA MOVES GOALPOSTS ON NUCLEAR DEAL
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Agencies Washington: Just one day after a deal was struck, North Korea said it refuses to give up its nuclear weapons until the US gives it civilian nuclear reactors.

"The US should not even dream of the issue of (North Korea‘s) dismantlement of its nuclear deterrent before providing (light–wa >>>


      NAFISA SEEKS MORE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN‘S FILMS
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr, Correspondent New Delhi : The charming thing about Nafisa Ali is that she is always at the peak of optimism. Nothing seems to pull her down.

When the Congress Party pitted her against the fiery Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata in the 2004 parliamentary elections, she did not stop smilin >>>


      NORTH KOREA TO DROP NUCLEAR PLANS
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      AP Beijing : North Korea agreed yesterday to stop building nuclear weapons and allow international inspections in exchange for energy aid, economic cooperation and security assurances, in a first step toward disarmament after two years of six–nation talks.

The chief US envoy to the talks praised the brea >>>


      NORTH KOREA VOWS TO HALT ARMS PROGRAMME
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Reuters Beijing: North Korea promised to give up its nuclear weapons programme yesterday, defusing a high–stakes crisis, but sceptics said the deal hammered out in Beijing was long on words and short of action.

South Korea, the United States, Japan, Russia and China the other players in the six–par >>>


      ONE HURT IN UK EMBASSY EXPLOSIONIN CROATIA
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      AP Zagreb : One person was injured yesterday by an explosion in the mail room of the British Embassy in Croatia.

An explosive device appeared to have detonated at around 7.30am, said the embassy spokeswoman.

One person, a local employee, suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local clinic. The amb >>>


      OVER 500 ILLEGALS HARM THEMSELVES IN AUSTRALIA
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Reuters Canberra : Over 500 detainees held in Australia‘s controversial immigration detention camps harmed themselves during the past three years, Department of Immigration figures obtained by a Sydney academic showed yesterday.

Macquarie University academic Denise Leith said the documents she obtained u >>>


      PAKISTAN PRAISES LANDMARK EVENT
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Shahid Hussain, Correspondent Islamabad : Pakistan yesterday hailed weekend landmark parliamentary elections in Afghanistan as a "big step forward" towards peace, stability and national reconstruction in the neighbouring country.

The polls reaffirmed Afghan people‘s commitment to democracy t >>>


      RAJNATH, APTE AND JOSHI LEAD RACE FOR BJP PRESIDENT‘S POST
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      The Asian Age New Delhi : With Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief L.K. Advani indicating his desire to step down as the party president in December, race for the top slot in the saffron camp has begun.

Leading the race at this juncture were Rajnath Singh, Bal Apte and Murli Manohar Joshi.

Despite Adva >>>


      REFUGEES DISAPPOINTED AT BEING LEFT OUT OF ELECTION
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      AP Peshawar : Afghan refugees expressed frustration yesterday that they couldn‘t vote in their country‘s landmark parliamentary elections and demanded representation in the new legislature.

Afghan Election Voter turnout in landmark poll is over 50% US sees step toward democracy Refugees disappointe >>>


      RESCUED BRITISH DIVERS RECOUNT ORDEAL AT SEA
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      AP Sydney : How good does it feel to be rescued from shark–infested waters off Australia after six hours adrift and with daylight running out?

"As good as it gets," English tourist Gordon Pratley said yesterday. "As good as winning the Ashes," he added, in a reference to the coveted c >>>


      TROUBLED REGION REMAINS TOP US AID BENEFICIARY
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Al Jacinto, Correspondent Mindanao: The Mindanao region in the southern Philippines will soon become a booming area of development as it continues to be the main beneficiary of aid from the United States, through Usaid.

The troubled region that witnessed a war between government soldiers and separatist grou >>>


      TWO MILITARY GROUPS INVOLVED IN COUP ATTEMPT AGAINST ARROYO
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Barbara Mae Dacanay, Bureau Chief Manila : Two military groups were involved in a coup attempt against President Gloria Arroyo from June to July, but they could still renew their plot, said a local paper that quoted a US envoy‘s report in Manila.

"Information from the military and civilian contac >>>


      US SEES STEP TOWARD DEMOCRACY
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      AP Kabul : "The great game isn‘t really over," said Ronald E Neuman, the new US ambassador, yesterday. He said the election of a legislature in Afghanistan is a powerful development in a "grinding process" that will require US troops to remain in the country for some time.

Afghan Elec >>>


      VOTER TURNOUT IN LANDMARK POLL IS OVER 50%
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      By Neena Gopal, Foreign Editor Kabul : Afghanistan‘s landmark parliamentary and provincial elections may have not only seen a voter turnout as low as 30 per cent in some parts of the country, the EU election observers mission has said the entire electoral system needed an overhaul.

AP A female poll worke >>>


      WARNING AGAINST CONFIRMING ROBERTS
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Los Angeles Times–Washington Post Washington : A key Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee warned his fellow conservatives on Sunday not to confirm Judge John G. Roberts Jr as chief justice of the United States if they expected that doing so would automatically lead to a dismantling of the Roe v. Wade deci >>>


      WHY IS THE PASSION RUNNING DRY?
      Gulf News, 20-09-2005
      Voter apathy in Afghanistans election can be attributed to several factors Afghanistan‘s less than enthusiastic embrace of the first ever elections to parliament or the Wolesi Jirga and provincial elections or the Majlis–e–Shoora, raises several interesting questions.

Unlike the presidential >>>


      IN J–K, NEW WORRY FOR ARMY: CD WITH BOMB MANUAL
      , 20-09-2005
      The Army is now facing a new breed of militants armed with hi–tech devices. The disturbing discovery was made after the Army seized a huge cache of firearms, ammunition and a compact disc (CD), in the remote Gurez sector along the LOC. The CD has formulae and manuals to assemble IEDs, bombs and rockets. It cont >>>


      BAR GIRLS READY TO RETURN HOME
      , 20-09-2005
      Mumbai, September 20: Dance–bar ban: TISS–backed study reveals immediate housing is a major concern.

«I was brought to Mumbai a year ago and forcibly made to work in dance bars. In the beginning, for a month, I tried to run away but I did not succeed. Therefore, I am forced to live in this ci >>>


      ‘INDIA, ISRAEL NEVER TARGETED PAK NUKES‘
      , 20-09-2005
      New York, September 20: Amid emerging bonhomie with Pakistan, Israel has said it never had any plans with India to take out Islamabad‘s nuclear assets and made it clear that it wanted to keep its relations with New Delhi separate from the Islamic nation.

Israel never participated in any plan with India t >>>


      ‘UGLY‘ WOMAN SUES TV SHOW IN DEATH OF SISTER
      , 20-09-2005
      Los Angeles, September 20: A Texas woman has sued ABC‘s popular reality show Extreme Makeover for more than $1 million claiming among other things that an abrupt cancellation of her appearance on the program led to her sister‘s death.

Deleese Williams of Conroe, Texas, claims she came to Los Angele >>>


      ‘WE WANT US, INDIA, ISRAEL TOGETHER‘
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1'3' hours IST Washington, September 20: A new organization called the US–India League has been formed by a group of leading American conservatives to draw the US, India and Israel closer in their objectives of fighting terrorism and setting an example of progress t >>>


      10–YEAR–OLD GIRL GIVES BIRTH, PROBE LAUNCHED
      , 20-09-2005
      Geneva, September 20: A 10–year–old girl from Cameroon has given birth to a baby in Switzerland, justice authorities here said.

An investigation was under way to identify the father of the child, born a month–ago in a hospital in the southern Valais region and now in the care of a foster fami >>>


      14 SOLDIERS KILLED IN MANIPUR
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1034 hours IST Imphal, September 20: Militants killed 14 soldiers in an ambush on an army patrol in Manipur, a military official said, one of the biggest attacks in the remote north–eastern state in recent years.

The ambush took place on Monday night in Bishenpur, >>>


      ADVANI VINDICATED OUR STAND: CONGRESS
      , 20-09-2005
      New Delhi, September 1': The Congress on Monday said its stand that BJP was just a mask for RSS stood vindicated following L.K. Advanis attack on the Sangh for remote–controlling the party.

«Advanis statement showed what Congress has been saying was correct. Congress has been insisting th >>>


      AL–QAEDA CLAIMS TERROR HITS
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1112 hours IST Cairo, September 20: Al–Qaeda deputy Ayman Al–Zawahri said his terror network carried out the July 7 London bombings, in a statement, marking the group‘s first direct claim of responsibility for the attacks that killed 52 people.

"Th >>>


      AL JAZEERA SACKS CHIEF FOR ‘INSULTING‘ ISLAM
      , 20-09-2005
      Moscow, September 20: The Moscow Bureau cief of Qatar–based Al Jazeera TV annel has been dismissed for allegedly making remarks insulting Islam.

The channel‘ management did not give any reasons for the dismissal of its Moscow Bureau Chief Akram Khuzam, who had been in charge of Al Jazeera‘ Ru >>>


      ANJU EYEING MEDAL AT 2008 OLYMPICS
      , 20-09-2005
      Kannur, September 20: Helped by a sustained training module, India‘s ace long jumper Anju Bobby George is confident of crossing the seven–metre mark and is eyeing a medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

"With the available training module, I am confident I can improve my performance upto 7.20 me >>>


      ANOTHER SARABJIT IN PAKISTAN
      , 20-09-2005
      Ferozepur, September 20: Even as the fate of Sarabjit Singh, sentenced to death by Pakistan in connection with bomb blasts there in 1''0, hangs in balance, the family of another Indian facing capital punishment there on similar charges has appealed for his release and sought the help of government.

Kir >>>


      BAIDU ORDERED TO HALT MUSIC DOWNLOADING SERVICE
      , 20-09-2005
      New York, September 20: Chinese Internet search engine Baidu.com Inc. on Monday said a Beijing court ordered the company to stop providing music downloading services as part of a copyright infringement suit brought by Shanghai Busheng Music Culture Media Co.

The company, which was fined RMB 68,000 ($8,407), sa >>>


      BIHAR DEAL ALL SET, SAYS LALOO: ITS ME VERSUS ALL
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1048 hours IST 1 2Next New Delhi, September 20: UPA formula For now, 40 seats for Congress, 8 for NCP, 8–' for CPM, rest for RJD in race for 243.

His allies and friends in the UPA may have high hopes, but RJD leader Laloo Prasad Yadav is seeking to seal the >>>


      BOEING SEES CHINA BUYING 2,600 JETS
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 122' hours IST Beijing, September 20: China will require more than 2,600 new airplanes worth $213 billion over the next 20 years, US aircraft maker Boeing said in its 2005 market outlook today.

Overall, Boeing expects China will become the world‘s second larges >>>


      CHINA MOBILE NOT TO BUY RELIANCE TELECOM
      , 20-09-2005
      Beijing, September 20: China Mobile has said it was not considering acquiring an Indian telecom operator, according to a media report today.

"Currently we have no intention of buying a stake in any Indian operator," Zhang Jun, General Manager in charge of International Operations of China Mobile (Hon >>>


      CPI SEES DASH OF CIA IN MITROKHIN COCKTAIL
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1002 hours IST Kochi, September 20: Like any Russian vodka could do with a twist of lime, Keralas CPI wants to take the Mitrokhin revelations with a neutralising dash of CIA.

Its clearly a CIA plot. They are out to destroy our political credibility. It doesnt merit >>>


      DAY IN PIX: INDIA, WORLD, SPORT, SHOWBIZ
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1850 hours IST 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Next New Delhi, September 20: View the day‘s events in picture format: Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee speaks during the inauguration of the Embraer 135 BJ (Legacy) jet as Home Minister Shivraj Patil and Air force chief S. P. Tyagi look on >>>


      DELL TO SELL LAPTOP WITH VERIZON‘S HIGH–SPEED DATA
      , 20-09-2005
      New York, September 20: Dell Inc plans to sell a laptop computer early next year with a built–in connection card for Verizon Wireless‘ high–speed service, the companies said on Monday.

Verizon Wireless, a venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group Plc is also talking to other laptop >>>


      DEVELOPING COUNTRIES PRONE TO GROWTH SHOCKS: CHIDAMBARAM
      , 20-09-2005
      Barbados, September 1': Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday warned that growth shocks in developing countries cannot be ruled out due to high and volatile global oil prices, triggering inflation and interest rate hikes.

"The vulnerability of oil importing developing countries to growth shocks ca >>>


      DISAPPOINTED INDIA WANTS EQUITABLE GLOBALISATION
      , 20-09-2005
      United Nations, September 20: Expressing disappointment over failure of the outcome document adopted at the world leaders‘ summit to address major concerns of the developing world, India has called for making the process of globalization "fairer and more equitable." Addressing the United Nations General >>>


      GANGULY WINS TOSS, OPTS TO FIELD VS ZIM
      , 20-09-2005
      Harare, September 20: Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly today won the toss and elected to field against Zimbabwe in the second and final cricket Test here at the Harare Sports Club ground.

India has decided to field an unchanged side while for Zimbabwe, pace bowler Waddington Mwayenga has made it to the side in pl >>>


      GET WAQF TO BIN RAM TEMPLE CASE
      , 20-09-2005
      Kanpur, September 20: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister M S Yadav should persuade the Sunni Waqf board to withdraw its case on Ayodhya Ram temple if he really favoured the construction of Ram temple, VHP working President Ashok Singhal said today.

Singhal, who arrived here from Lucknow on way to Delhi, told reporte >>>


      GUJARAT HAS THE POOREST NOT BIHAR!
      , 20-09-2005
      New Delhi, September 20: India‘s poorest district is neither in Orissa nor in Bihar. It is Dangs in rich Gujarat. The state has two more districts that figure in the list of the 20 poorest districts of the country.

Contrary to general perception, no district from Bihar finds a mention in the list. The li >>>


      HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS FORM TECH GROUP TO FIGHT PIRACY
      , 20-09-2005
      Los Angeles, September 20: Hollywood‘s six major film studios on Monday unveiled a technology venture to find new ways of protecting movies from illegal copying and distribution in black markets or over the Internet.

Motion Picture Laboratories Inc, or Movielabs, will look for new technologies to detect >>>


      INDIA TO LAUNCH 12 SATELLITES IN 4 YRS
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1616 hours IST Bangalore, September 20: India is planning to launch 10 to 12 communication satellites in the next four years with an investment of over Rs 3,000 crore, chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation G Madhavan Nair said today.

"We are planning in ISR >>>


      KOREA ROCKS NUKE DEAL; SEOUL SAYS NOT DEAD YET
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1544 hours IST Seoul/beijing, September 20: North Korea jeopardised a six–country deal on giving up its nuclear arms just one day after it was struck by vowing on Tuesday to keep the weapons until Washington provides civilian atomic reactors.

The US State Departmen >>>


      MICROSOFT CLAIMS RESELLERS SOLD COUNTERFEIT SOFTWARE
      , 20-09-2005
      New York, September 20: Microsoft Corp, the world‘s biggest software maker, on Monday said it filed eight lawsuits against companies it claims distributed counterfeit copies of its computer programs.

Many of the lawsuits, filed in Arizona, California, Illinois, Minnesota and New York against privately he >>>


      N KOREA N–POWER REACTOR MADE IN RUSSIA?
      , 20-09-2005
      Moscow, September 20: Russia‘s atomic chief said his country was ready to build a nuclear power station for North Korea after the communist regime‘s breakthrough pledge today to abandon its nuclear weapons programme, the Itar–Tass news agency reported.

Federal Atomic Energy Agency chief Alexa >>>


      NESS TO EXECUTE MAJOR OFFSHORE CONTRACT AT INDIA
      , 20-09-2005
      Jerusalem, September 20: Global IT solutions and services major Ness Technologies will set up a team at its managed strategic services facility in Mumbai to execute a major multi–year offshore contract with Hollywood Media Corp.

Ness has won the contract from Hollywood Media Corp to assist it with its so >>>


      NUKE POWER FOR NTPC!
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1736 hours IST September 20: National Thermal Power Corp., India‘s biggest power producer, said it might have about 2,000 megawatts of nuclear power generation capacity by 2017, most likely in a joint venture with the national nuclear power company.

The industry, n >>>


      OUT IN THE OPEN: BIN LADENS WORDS
      , 20-09-2005
      Los Angeles, September 20: The only way to defeat the enemy is to know the enemy. But in the case of Osama bin Laden, the US public doesn‘t know enough, says the author of a new book on America‘s No. 1 nemesis.

In Osama bin Laden: America‘s Enemy in His Own Words, San Diego civil rights attor >>>


      OVERALL PICTURE BETWEEN INDIA, PAK ROSY: NATWAR
      , 20-09-2005
      New Delhi, September 1': Noting that Pakistan was expected to do ‘more‘ to contain terrorism and infiltration, India on Monday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir would be assessed after winter before a decision could be taken to reduce troops in the state.

External Affairs Minister K. Natw >>>


      PASSENGER GETS BACK $ 10,000 LOST IN AIRPORT
      , 20-09-2005
      Chennai, September 20: In an exceptional display of honesty and integrity, an airport official today restored a cover containing 10,000 US dollars to a traveller who had lost it in the airport.

The traveller was about to board the flight to Frankfurt in the wee hours when the Airports Authority of India (AAI) >>>


      RABINDRANATH TAGORE TO FIRE UP UN?
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1241 hours IST United Nations, September 20: India looks forward to a rejuvenated United Nations which is fully geared to meet the myriad challenges and effectively contribute to the well being and development of humanity at large, External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh said here >>>


      RAYMOND, LOST
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Monday, September 1', 2005 at 1226 hours IST Los Angeles, September 1': ABC‘s new castaway thriller Lost won the award for Best Drama, and beloved sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, which recently ended its nine–year CBS run, clinched an upset victory as Best Comedy at the Emmy Awards on Sunda >>>


      SHAH RUKH, SALMAN TOGETHER FOR FIRST TIME!
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1310 hours IST Mumbai, September 20: The two Khans–Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan–will share the stage for the first time at Sahara One Sangeet Awards, to be held on September 24 at the Oakland Arena in Oakland, California, USA.

Rani Mukerji will also set the >>>


      SIEMENS TO SHED MORE THAN 7,000 JOBS
      , 20-09-2005
      Berlin, September 20: Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG said today it will shed more than 7,000 jobs in Germany by slimming or shuttering three unprofitable units in a drive to improve earnings.

The company said 2,400 jobs would go at its Siemens business services by September 2007 in a drive to reduce its an >>>


      SISTER–IN–LAW SUES IMRANA FOR DEFAMATION
      , 20-09-2005
      Muraffarnagar, September 20: In a new twist to the Imrana rape case, her sister–in–law has filed a separate case against her saying that her statement that daughters–in–law of the family were raped by the father–in–law were defamatory.

Munazra Begum, another daughter&ndash >>>


      SIX DEAD, THOUSANDS EVACUATED IN CYCLONE HIT ANDHRA
      , 20-09-2005
      Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1348 hours IST Hyderabad, September 20: Six persons died and about 10,000 persons were evacuated as several villages were inundated due to torrential rains triggered by the cyclonic storm in coastal Andhra Pradesh even as the administration is geared up to evacuate more affected >>>


      THOUSANDS OF BRITISH DOCTORS CAN‘T FIND JOBS
      , 20-09-2005
      London, September 20: Thousands of young doctors might be unable to find work because of a shortage of jobs and the problem could be worse than feared, the British Medical Association said on Tuesday.

"We know there‘s a problem, and we‘re keen to work with the government to help deal with it,& >>>


      WOMAN DUMPS HUSBAND OVER MOBILE PHONE
      , 20-09-2005
      Srinagar, September 20: Peeved at the constant nagging of her husband over her frequent use of mobile phone, a wife in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir has left her husband.

Guddi left Bashir Ahmad, a resident of Bandipora in Baramulla district, few days back when he asked her whom she kept talking to o >>>


      ARMY SAYS SOLDIERS RESCUED FROM IRAQ MILITIA
      Reuters UK, 20-09-2005
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Related Pictures By Alaa Habib BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – The Army sent in troops to free two undercover soldiers in Basra in southern Iraq after discovering Iraqi police had handed them over to local militia, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

"From an early stage I had good reason to believ >>>


      IRAQ CRITICISES BRITISH RESCUE IN BASRA
      Reuters UK, 20-09-2005
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Related Pictures Related Articles British raid reveals Basra‘s troubled core Roadside bombs kill 4 U.S. troops in Iraq FACTBOX–Security incidents in Iraq, Sept 20 By Alaa Habib BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq denounced British forces on Tuesday over the dramatic rescue of two undercover s >>>


      LOCAL STAFFER PLANTED UK EMBASSY BOMB–CROAT POLICE
      Reuters UK, 20-09-2005
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Related Articles CHRONOLOGY–London bombers dry run to capital By Zoran Radosavljevic ZAGREB (Reuters) – Croatian police said on Tuesday an explosion at the British embassy in Zagreb this week was caused by an embassy worker, who was arrested and had confessed to the crime.

A Croatia >>>


      LONDON BOMBERS STAGED DRY RUN TO CAPITAL – POLICE
      Reuters UK, 20-09-2005
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Related Pictures By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) – Three of the London suicide bombers staged a dry run to the capital just over a week before they blew themselves up on the transport network and killed 52 commuters, police said on Tuesday.

Peter Clarke, head of London‘s anti&nda >>>


      NAZI HUNTER SIMON WIESENTHAL DIES AT '6
      Reuters UK, 20-09-2005
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Related Articles CORRECTED–FACTBOX–Facts about Nazi–hunter Wiesenthal VIENNA (Reuters) – Simon Wiesenthal, the veteran Nazi hunter who tirelessly tracked down Nazi war criminals for more than six decades, has died in Vienna at the age of '6, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre said o >>>


      POLICE ARREST MAN OVER MURDER OF MILLY DOWLER
      Reuters UK, 20-09-2005
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LONDON (Reuters) – Police arrested a man on Tuesday on suspicion of the abduction and murder of 13–year old Milly Dowler, who vanished three years ago on her way home from school.

"A 57–year old man was arrested at about 8.00 a.m. at an address in Greater London," a >>>


      BUCHAREST CELEBRATES CITY DAY ON SEPTEMBER 20
      Rompres, 20-09-2005
      Bucharest, Sept 20 /Rompres/ – The Bucharest locals celebrate Tuesday, September 20, 546 years since the city was first attested during the reign of Wallachian ruler Vlad Tepes. With this occasion, the Bucharest City Hall organises together with ArCuB Cultural Project Centre some events
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      DEMOCRATIC PARTY BECOMES OBSERVER OF EUROPEAN PEOPLE‘S PARTY
      Rompres, 20-09-2005
      Bucharest, Sept 20 /Rompres/ – The governing Democratic Party (PD) became on Monday an observer of the European People‘s Party (EPP) after the unanimous vote of the 80 members of the EPP Political Bureau held in
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      DENMARK SUPPORTS ROMANIA‘S ACCESSION TO EUROPEAN UNION ON JANUARY 1, 2007
      Rompres, 20-09-2005
      Bucharest, Sept 20 (Rompres) – Denmark supports all the steps taken by Romania with a view to joining the European Union on January 1, 2007, said Danish Ambassador in Bucharest Ole Harald Lisborg during a meeting
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      OPENING OF FRANCOPHONY YEAR IN ROMANIA
      Rompres, 20-09-2005
      Bucharest, Sept 20 (Rompres) – Foreign Minister Mihai–Razvan Ungureanu together with Secretary of State for Francophony Cristian Preda on Tuesday opened the Year of Francophony in Romania during a news conference organized
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      PM TARICEANU TO PRESENT TO DUTCH MPS ROMANIA‘S PROGRESS IN EU ACCESSION
      Rompres, 20-09-2005
      Bucharest, Sept 1' /Rompres/ – Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu will present to the Dutch parliamentarians the progress Romania has made in order to keep the pledges made in the EU accession process as part of his upcoming visit to the Netherlands on September 26–27, reads a release < >>>



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