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      PLUGGEDIN: TECHNOLOGY THAT TOOK ON A HURRICANE
      , 19-09-2005
      New York, September 18: While big media covered the mass destruction brought by hurricane Katrina with helicopter images and satellite weather maps, blogs have been telling stories with similar force, but on a much more personal level.

Linking to the Internet‘s global computer network with a combination >>>


      RANE WAS PLANNING REVOLT FOR ALMOST A YR: UDDHAV
      , 19-09-2005
      Mumbai, September 1': Taking on former Shiv Sena leader Narayan Rane, who was expelled from the party in July, Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray today said Rane had been planning his ‘rebellion‘ for the last one year.

"Some people had conspired to take over the reigns of the party. >>>


      RUSSIA DENIES VISA TO ANIL AMBANI
      , 19-09-2005
      New Delhi, September 17: At a time when India and Russia are seeking to step up business ties, industry honchos Anil Ambani and Anand Mahindra were denied visa by Moscow recently.

Terming visa problem as a major obstacle in improving bilateral business relations, India‘s ambassador to Russia, Kanwal Siba >>>


      SANIA MIRZA HOLDS ON TO 34TH SPOT IN WTA
      , 19-09-2005
      New Delhi, September 1': Sania Mirza held on to her 34th spot in the latest WTA rankings despite suffering a first round loss at the tour event in Bali.

The teenage tennis sensation failed to add to the 888.75 WTA points she had compiled till last week after her run to the last 16 of the US Open where she >>>


      SENSEX ZOOMS BEYOND 8400 LEVEL
      , 19-09-2005
      Mumbai, September 1': The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark 30–share Index (sensex) on Monday breached the 8400 mark for the first time and moved irregularly during morning trading on alternate bouts of buying and selling.

The sensex opened firm at 83''.51 as against Friday‘s close of 838 >>>


      SIZZLING CHEMISTRY BETWEEN SALMAN, KAREENA?
      , 19-09-2005
      New Delhi, September 1': The promos of Priyadarshans Kyon Ki are out and everyone is talking about the sizzling chemistry between Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. But few know that the lead actors were uncomfortable shooting the mushy songs.

Kareena told us as much. Salman has seen me in my nightie when >>>


      TSOTSI
      , 19-09-2005
      Toronto, September 18: Tsotsi and Look Both Ways won the top awards at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, while David Burke‘s Edison got set to close out the 30th edition of the event often seen as the kickoff to Oscar season.

Tsotsi, a joint UK/South African production about a Johannes >>>


      VIRGIN CHIEF URGES CANADIAN MOBILE NUMBER REFORM
      , 19-09-2005
      Toronto, September 18: Billionaire British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson says he will ask Canada‘s Prime Minister to speed up a plan to let the country‘s mobile phone users keep their numbers when changing carriers.

The Virgin Group chairman, known for his headline–grabbing stunts, accused >>>


      WORLD CELLPHONE SUBSCRIBERS OVER 2 BN: RESEARCH
      , 19-09-2005
      Helsinki, September 1': The number of mobile phone subscribers in the world has surpassed the 2 billion milestone Wireless Intelligence, an information service set up by industry body GSM Association and consulting firm Ovum, said on Sunday.

"The bulk of the new growth now is coming from large, less w >>>


      FIVE ON TRIAL OVER CHINESE COCKLER DEATHS
      Reuters UK, 19-09-2005
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Related Pictures By Jeremy Lovell PRESTON (Reuters) – A suspected Chinese gangmaster went on trial for manslaughter on Monday over the deaths of 21 illegal immigrants, drowned as they gathered shellfish on mudflats off the northern English coast.

The deaths last year highlighted the pligh >>>


      GERMANY BRACES FOR POWER STRUGGLE AFTER VOTE
      Reuters UK, 19-09-2005
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Related Pictures Related Articles Schroeder defies long odds once again German pollsters in dock after erroneous forecasts Schroeder says SPD won‘t back Merkel as chancellor Germany‘s Schroeder wants to stay as chancellor Germany‘s new Left spoils coalition party Germany‘s Merkel >>>


      IRAN‘S U.N. SPEECH ‘DISAPPOINTING‘ – STRAW
      Reuters UK, 19-09-2005
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Related Pictures Related Articles India opposes taking Iran case to UN security body Iran throws down gauntlet in nuclear row Rice tells Iran to get back to nuclear talks Iran says SAfrica could join widened nuclear talks US, EU see no change in Iran‘s nuclear stance LONDON (Reuters) – Forei >>>


      TRIAL TO START OVER CHINESE COCKLER DEATHS
      Reuters UK, 19-09-2005
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LONDON (Reuters) – Five men stand trial on Monday over the deaths last year of 21 Chinese immigrants, caught by a fast rising tide and drowned as they gathered shellfish on mudflats off the coast of northwest England.

The case caught international attention and highlighted the plight of i >>>


      TWO BRITONS DETAINED IN IRAQ FOR FIRING AT POLICE
      Reuters UK, 19-09-2005
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Related Pictures Related Articles Bishops lament "litany of errors" in Iraq Fears Of Iraqi Civil War Grow Tal Afar Residents Return Home Car Bomb Explodes In Baghdad Bomb Explodes Near Iraqi Train BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi authorities detained two British nationals in the southern ci >>>


      BURGER–A DIVISION, SIXTH ROUND: STEAUA 2 – DINAMO 2
      Rompres, 19-09-2005
      Bucharest, Sept 1' (Rompres) – The derby between Steaua and Dinamo soccer teams of Bucharest, ended in a draw, 2–2 (2–1) on Sunday evening
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      KOSOVO AND IRAQ FILES TO BE ON THE AGENDA OF ROMANIA‘S UN SECURITY COUNCIL‘S PRESIDENCY, FORMIN UNGUREANU SAYS
      Rompres, 19-09-2005
      Bucharest, Sept 18 /Rompres/ – Kosovo and Iraq files will be scheduled on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)‘s agenda during Romania‘s presidency of this body (due in October), Romania‘s Foreign Minister Mihaui Razvan Ungureanu said on Sunday, when back home from the visit he paid >>>


      MEETINGS OF MINISTER MIHAI–RAZVAN UNGUREANU AT UN SUMMIT
      Rompres, 19-09-2005
      Bucharest, Sept 17 (Rompres) – Foreign Minister Mihai–Razvan Ungureanu on September 15 and 16 had a number of bilateral meetings as part of his participation in the UN Summit in New York, reads a release sent by the
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      PRESS REVIEW
      Rompres, 19-09-2005
      Bucharest, Sept 1' (Rompres) – The dailies that appeared on Monday publish analyses, comments and information of the new norms set by the National Bank of Romania (BNR) meant to limit the credit granted in hard currency, the Continental hotel group being listed with the Stock Exchange, the maturation of >>>


      TRAIAN BASESCU COMES BACK FROM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
      Rompres, 19-09-2005
      Bucharest, Sept 17 (Rompres) – President Traian Basescu came back on Saturday from the visit he paid to the United States of America on the occasion of the UN World Summit in New York, a visit that also included
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      TRAIAN BASESCU WANTS REFERENDUM FOR REFORM OF LEGISLATURE
      Rompres, 19-09-2005
      Bucharest, Sept 17 (Rompres) – President Traian Basescu said on Saturday, when coming back from the United States of America, that he would go as far as causing a referendum to see if the people wanted a two–chamber Parliament,
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      IS IT MISTRUST OR LACK OF CONFIDENCE?
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      By Watts Roba Gibia Nyirigwa Sept 1', 2005 During the funeral rites of late Dr. Garang in Juba on August 6, 2005, President El Bashir said "we will be strong and together" and "we say to our brother Salva Kiir that we will remain hand–in–hand to apply the peace agreement to the letter&quo >>>


      S. SUDAN MUST BE READY FOR WAR OR SEPARATION
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      By Awolich de Nyuat September 15, 2005 The recent signed peace agreement (CPA) was a great sign of hope for the new phase in our country. Our people have once again taste the freedom of movement and enjoy sleeping without having to worry about bombs raining on them while asleep. Our people have once again seen the glim >>>


      AIDS INCREASE IN SUDAN DUE TO REFUGEES, PEACEKEEPERS – MINISTER
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 16, 2005 (KHARTOUM) Speaking at the first Student Forum to Combat AIDS at the Shahid Al–Zubair Hall, Acting Minister of Health for Khartoum State Al–Sadiq al–Hadi al–Mahdi has announced new policies to review legislation controlling the entry of foreigners into the country.

AIDS Vi >>>


      ARMED GROUP HIJACKS AID VEHICLE IN DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 17, 2005 (ALFASHER) An unidentified armed group yesterday afternoon attacked Abu–Shouk refugee camp in Northern Darfur State and hijacked a Toyota Land Cruiser which belongs to Al–Zubayr Charity Foundation.

The driver and a pharmacist who works for a health centre affiliated to Al–Zubayr >>>


      AU ORGANIZES WORKSHOP FOR DARFUR TALKS NEGOTIATORS
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Chief mediator Salim Ahmed Salim (L) and African Union (AU) secretary general Alpha Konare (R) attend a summit on Darfur crisis in Abuja. (AFP).

Sept 18, 2005 (ABUJA) The first workshop of the sixth session of peace talks between the Sudanese government and the armed movements in Darfur started here Sunday on >>>


      DARFUR REBEL SLA SPLIT ON PARTICIPATION IN PEACE TALKS
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 16, 2005 (ABUJA) A bitter split in the ranks of the main rebel group fighting in the Sudanese region of Darfur boiled over in public as African Union mediators attempted to coax the movement into peace talks.

Rebel from Sudans Darfur region listen through a translating device during the opening session of >>>


      EGYPT SATISFIED WITH STEPS TO FORM NEW SUDANESE GOVT – OFFICIAL
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 17, 2005 (ALEXANDRIA) Egyptian Prsident Mubarak is very keen on the implementation of the peace accord in Sudan, Egyptian presidential spokesman Ambassador Suleiman Awad said on Saturday 17 September, noting that Mubarak was satisfied with the current steps taken to form a transitional government in Sudan.

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      EGYPT TO SUPPORT S. SUDAN&#8217;S PEACE PROCESS
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 17, 2005 (ALEXANDRIA) Egypt agreed to boost its support for southern Sudan following Januarys landmark peace deal between the government and southern rebels in talks between President Hosni Mubarak and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al–Beshir.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak meets with his Sudanese >>>


      EGYPT, SUDAN PRESIDENTS HOLD TALKS ON POLITICAL ISSUES, TIES
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 17, 2005 (ALEXANDRIA) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Sudanese President Omar al–Bashir held a closed session of bilateral talks at midday today on the current situation in Sudan and ways of boosting bilateral relations and joint cooperation between the two countries.

Sudanese Al–Beshir w >>>


      ERITREAN, CUBAN, TANZANIAN DISCUSS BORDER ROW WITH ETHIOPIA
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 16, 2005 (ASMARA) Ambassador Girmai Gebremariam, the head of the America and International Affairs Desk at the Eritrean Foreign Ministry, who is currently taking part at the UN General Assembly session in New York, held talks with the Cuban foreign minister, Felipe Perez Roque.

The talks focused on the no >>>


      ETHIOPIA SEEKS SOMALIA DISINTEGRATION – MINISTER
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 17, 2005 (MOGADISHU) The minister of trade of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, Muse Sudi Yalahow, has said that Ethiopian was opposed to restoration of peace in Somalia.

According to the Somali independent Shabeelle, He further said that the Ethiopian government was making efforts on how th >>>


      ETHIOPIAN OPPOSITION CUD FINALIZES MERGER PROCESS
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      By Kassahun Addis, The Reporter Sept 17, 2005 (ADDIS ABABA) The Ethiopian opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) finalized the merger process of its constituent parties that started a few months earlier.

Ethiopian opposition leader for the Coalition of Unity and Democracy (CUD) Hailu shawel, casts >>>


      EU DECIDES TO RESUME COOPERATION WITH SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      17 Sept 2005 (NEW YORK) The European Union (EU) has decided to resume its cooperation with the Sudan following the developments witnessed in the country.

Louis Michel The decision was conveyed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mustafa Osman Ismail, by the EU Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, >>>


      FEATURE–SUDAN&#8217;S SICK TURN TO SPIRITUAL HEALERS FOR CURES
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      By Amil Khan Sept 18, 2005 (KALAKLA) Two women lay wrapped in blankets on a wooden bed as Sheikh Abdur Mahmoud shouted into their ears to scare away the demons they said were ruining their personal lives.

Mahmoud recited verses from the Koran through a plastic tube and hit the women on the legs with a whip. On >>>


      NEW GOVT TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON – SUDANESE PRESIDENT
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Omar el–Bashir Sept 17, 2005 (KHARTOUM) The transitional government scheduled to be announced soon will reflect the largest participation for Sudanese political parties, said Sudanese President Omar al Bashir on Saturday.

According to SUNA, Bashir told reporters who accompanied him during his visit to Eg >>>


      PRESS RELEASE – UGANDA&#8217;S LRA DENIES ATTACKS IN SOUTH SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      The Lords Resistance Army/Movement (LRA/M) Press Release 15th Sept 2005 The Lords Resistance Army / Movement (LRA/M) would like to categorically deny the alleged reports that its forces was responsible for the attack on the recently opened Yei –Juba Road in Western Equatoria, in South Sudan which was carried on B >>>


      SUDAN AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 17, 2005 (NEW YORK) Sudanese Foreign Minister, head of Sudans delegation to the UNs World Summit, Mustafa Osman Ismail, affirmed that Sudan respects and asserts human rights according to its values and religious principles.

Addressing the UNs General Assembly summit Friday, Ismail said Sudan follows with >>>


      SUDAN DEMANDS UN PUNISH US OVER 1''8 BOMBING
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 16, 2005 (UNITED NATIONS) Sudan renewed a plea to the United Nations on Friday to punish the United States for destroying a medicine factory with cruise missiles in 1''8 as part of a Washington crackdown on terrorism.

Sudanese men discuss next to the al–Shifaa pharmaceutical plant in Khartou >>>


      SUDAN NATIONAL UNITY GOVT IN PLACE NEXT WEEK – EU
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 16, 2005 (UNITED NATIONS) Sudans new power–sharing government will be in place next week, the European Unions top aid official said on Friday after talks with Sudanese officials.

Louis Michel "There will be 30 ministers, 30 vice–ministers. The foreign minister was quite sure," EU Dev >>>


      SUDAN SETS UP SPECIAL ATTORNEY OFFICE FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 18, 2005 (KHARTOUM) The Minister of Justice, Ali Mohamed Osman Yassin, has issued a decree on establishment of an Attorney Office for the Crimes against Humanity.

The office is to assume the jurisdiction concerning the crimes against humanity as included in the Criminal Procedure Act for 1''1, the >>>


      SUDANESE FM, US RICE DISCUSS WAYS TO LIFT ECONOMIC SANCTIONS
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 18, 2005 (NEW YORK) Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail met in New York, on sidelines of the Millennium Summit, with the US Secretary of State, Condoaleeza Rice, and discussed ways of lifting the unilateral economic sanctions.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is accompanied by Sudans Fo >>>


      SUDANESE FOREIGN MINISTER, UGANDAN PRESIDENT DISCUSS TIES
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Yoweri Museveni 17 Sept 2005 (NEW YORK) The Foreign Minister and head of Sudan delegation for the Millennium summit in New York, Mustafa Osman Ismail, has met with the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, and discussed issues pertinent to the cooperation between Sudan and Uganda and ways to consolidate the bilateral r >>>


      SUDANESE REAL ESTATE COMPANY LAUNCHES $4 BILLION PROJECT
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 18, 2005 (DUBAI) Sudanese leading real estate development company, Alsunut announced the international launch for its $4 billion business and residential community at Almogran in the centre of the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

The Almogran master planned development is set to be a hub of activity in East Afr >>>


      SUDANESE REFUGEE SPENT MONTHS HELD IN MEXICO, TRYING TO GO HOME
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      By Molly Hennessy–Fiske A Sudanese refugee who disappeared in March and surfaced in Mexico City in April has returned to Syracuse.

Sept 17, 2005 (SYRACUSE, USA) Samuel Manyang, 23, flew from Mexico City to Syracuse on Sept. 2 after months living in Mexican motels and in an immigration detention center, h >>>


      UN TO END S. SUDAN TROOP DEPLOYMENT BY YEAR–END
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 1', 2005 (NAIROBI) The deployment of UN peacekeepers in southern Sudan is on schedule and is expected to wrap up by year end, despite infrastructural challenges posed by the current rainy season, officials said on Monday.

Nepalese soldiers in the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) arrive in El&nd >>>


      UN&#8217;S ANNAN, SUDAN&#8217;S FM HOLD TALKS ON DARFUR, PEACE PROCESS
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      UN SG Kofi Annan shakes hands with Sudans Foreign Minister, Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Khartoum Sudan, May 27, 2005. (AFP).

Sept 18, 2005 (UNITED NATIONS) Secretary–General Kofi Annan today held talks today with Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail, in whic >>>


      US WELCOMES ETHIOPIAN ELECTIONS BUT SAYS WORK NEEDED
      Sudan Tribune, 19-09-2005
      Sept 16, 2005 (WASHINGTON) Ethiopias parliamentary elections were a milestone in the birth of democracy in that east African country, but work is necessary to "to strengthen the electoral process," the State Department said.

Results from the May 15 vote, released Sept. 5 by the National Electoral Boa >>>


      BUSH CONGRATULATES AFGHANISTAN ON SUCCESSFUL ELECTIONS
      USIA, 19-09-2005
      THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 18, 2005 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT I congratulate the Afghan people and Afghan Government for today‘s successful parliamentary elections, which are a major step forward in Afghanistan‘s development as a democratic state governed >>>


      BUSH RENEWS PLEDGE TO HURRICANE KATRINA RECOVERY EFFORT
      USIA, 19-09-2005
      In radio address, he foresees communities better than before disaster President Bush used his weekly radio address September 17 to renew his pledge of massive federal government help in rebuilding New Orleans and the other Gulf Coast communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Bush said the government‘s >>>


      DISCUSSIONS POINT WAY TO BETTER U.S.–LIBYAN RELATIONS, RICE SAYS
      USIA, 19-09-2005
      U.S. Department of State Remarks with Libyan Foreign Minister Abd al–Rahman Shalgam Secretary Condoleezza Rice Waldorf–Astoria Hotel New York, New York September 17, 2005 (4:30 p.m. EDT) SECRETARY RICE: I just want to take a moment to welcome the Libyan Foreign Minister, Mr. Shalgam. We have had a very good >>>


      RICE CHALLENGES UNITED NATIONS TO SEIZE OPPORTUNITY TO REFORM
      USIA, 19-09-2005
      Secretary tells General Assembly U.S. has "ambitious hopes for U.N." By Judy Aita Washington File United Nations Correspondent United Nations –– Urging the United Nations General Assembly to "reform this great institution to meet the challenges of a new era," Secretary of State Condoleez >>>


      RICE URGES U.N. STAND UP TO IRAN OVER NUCLEAR WEAPONS DEVELOPMENT
      USIA, 19-09-2005
      Remarks at the 60th United Nations General Assembly Secretary Condoleezza Rice United Nations Headquarters New York, New York September 17, 2005 SECRETARY RICE: Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen: On behalf of President Bush, and all of the American people, welcome to Ne >>>


      U.S. FOUNDATIONS RE–LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA
      USIA, 19-09-2005
      Six foundations announce a $200 million commitment in seven African nations New York â« Six U.S. foundations announced a $200 million commitment over the next five years to strengthen higher education in seven African nations that will affect more than 300,000 university and college students.

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      U.S., JAPAN WILL MEET TO FURTHER JOINT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PLAN
      USIA, 19-09-2005
      Joint Statement Office of the Spokesman Washington, DC September 17, 2005 U.S.–Japan Strategic Development Alliance United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Nobutaka Machimura met on the occasion of the 60th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations i >>>


      UNITED STATES RENEWS CALL FOR RESTRUCTURED U.N. POPULATION FUND
      USIA, 19-09-2005
      U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman September 17, 2005 STATEMENT BY SEAN MCCORMACK, SPOKESMAN FY 2005 Funding for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) The United States remains firmly committed to women‘s maternal and reproductive health, as well as to other health programs, including the President‘s >>>


      WORLD SUMMIT CONCLUDES WITH DECLARATION OF U.N. GOALS
      USIA, 19-09-2005
      U.S. says document "important first step in U.N. reform" By Judy Aita Washington File Staff Writer United Nations –– Concluding their 2005 World Summit September 16, representatives of the United Nations‘ 1'1 member states overwhelmingly adopted a hard–fought compromise on goals an >>>


      EXPENSIVE GAS AND CHEAP VISAS ENCOURAGING MOTORISTS TO GO TO RUSSIA
      Helsingin Sanomat, 19-09-2005
      When fuel prices in Finland rose to a record high, and concurrently, the charge for a multiple–entry visa to Russia went down by 50% (to EUR 100), the rally across the to get a tankful of cheap Russian gasoline accelerated.

Recently, a large number of visa applications have been filed, and the majority o >>>


      FRONTIER GUARD WARNS AGAINST BRINGING UNKNOWN FOREIGNERS BY CAR TO FINLAND
      Helsingin Sanomat, 19-09-2005
      A Finnish woman who was sitting in her car in Stockholm waiting to get on board a car ferry bound for Finland early this month says she was approached by two foreign men who offered her money to take her onto the ship in her car.

The first man came to speak to the woman as she was waiting to get through the ve >>>


      HELSINKI POPULATION ON INCREASE AFTER THREE YEARS OF NEGATIVE DEVELOPMENT
      Helsingin Sanomat, 19-09-2005
      According to the latest predictions, after three years of decline Helsinki‘s population development is expected to turn positive this year.

The Finnish capital is estimated to record a population gain of around 1,000 individuals this year. In the coming years, the growth rate may reach up to about 1,600& >>>


      POLICE INVESTIGATE REPORTS OF LARGE–SCALE CHILD ABUSE IN SOUTHERN COMMUNITY
      Helsingin Sanomat, 19-09-2005
      Social welfare officials in Toijala in Southern Finland have taken a number of schoolgirls into protective care after learning that they may have become victims of sexual abuse.

A total of about ten girls are in the custody of child welfare officials. The youngest were just 12 years old when the alleged abuse >>>


      PUBLISHER SAYS "TECHNICAL ERROR" LED TO OMISSION OF PART OF BOOK CRITICAL OF ISLAM
      Helsingin Sanomat, 19-09-2005
      The Finnish translation of a controversial book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali–born a Somali–born member of the Dutch Parliament, has a passage missing, in which the writer sharply criticises the founder of Islam – the Prophet Mohammed.

The book is a collection of essays and interviews. The mis >>>


      SHUTDOWN OF ENGINES CAUSES SCARE ON CATAMARAN ON WINDY CROSSING FROM TALLINN TO HELSINKI
      Helsingin Sanomat, 19-09-2005
      Both engines of the Nordic Jet Line catamaran vessel shut down in high seas during a crossing from the Estonian capital Tallinn to Helsinki on Sunday afternoon.

"The vessel dipped deep to the bottom of a wave, its stern rose up, and the engines turned off. People started to put on life jackets right away& >>>


      SILJA LINE‘S FINNJET TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY HOUSING FOR LOUISIANA MEDICAL SCHOOL
      Helsingin Sanomat, 19-09-2005
      Silja Line is to send its 33,000 GRT car/passenger ferry GTS Finnjet to the Gulf Coast of the United States to serve as emergency accommodation for a medical school in the region struck by Hurricane Katrina at the end of last month.

The vessel will provide housing for staff and students at the Louisiana State >>>


      6 INSURGENTS KILLED IN NORTHERN IRAQ – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Coalition forces killed six insurgents in northern Iraq on Sunday during raids on al Qaeda in Iraq safe houses, the U.S. military said.

A military news release said insurgents attacked coalition forces as the U.S. and Iraqi troops entered a house in Tal Afar, to the west of the major city of Mosul.

F >>>


      AFGHANISTAN AWAITS VOTE COUNT – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Trucks, helicopters and donkeys carried ballots to counting centers across Afghanistan on Monday, though early indications suggested voter turnout in landmark legislative elections was lower than in last year‘s presidential vote.

Afghan and international officials hailed Sunday‘s elections as a ma >>>


      BID TO DISRUPTAFGHAN VOTE ‘FAILS‘ – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
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      CHAVEZ: SOMETIMES ‘GONE TOO FAR WITH WORDS‘ – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that he would attempt to improve his relations with Washington, which have been rocky in recent months.

"Sometimes I make mistakes, I tend to respond to any official from the government of Mr. Bush who verbally attacks Venezuela," Chavez said during a s >>>


      CLINTON GLOBALINITIATIVE GETS $1.25B – SEP 17, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Former President Clinton Saturday adjourned a frenetic, three–day Clinton Global Initiative conference that won pledges of $1.25 billion in commitments to tackle some of the world‘s biggest problems.

Nearly 200 formal pledges were made during the global networking among world leaders, corporate ty >>>


      DRIVER TRAGEDY ENDS BRITISH RALLY – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Co–driver Michael Park has been killed after the car he was in crashed into a tree during a special stage of the Rally of Great Britain.

Park, 3', had been the co–pilot in a Peugeot 307 driven by top Estonian Markko Martin when the car veered off the road at top speed.

They were compe >>>


      FRANCE FINDS AIR TAX AID SUPPORT – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      More than 66 countries support France‘s campaign for a new tax on airline tickets to raise money to fight global poverty, Foreign Minister Philippe Douste–Blazy has said.

France is organizing a conference at the ministerial level in February to ensure the initiative is rapidly put in place, Douste >>>


      GERMANY FACING POLITICAL LIMBO – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Germany‘s leading conservative party has fallen short of the majority of parliamentary seats needed to form a new government to replace Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder following elections Sunday.

The results left neither Angela Merkel‘s Christian Democrats nor Schroeder‘s Social Democrats in a >>>


      HIJACKED AID SHIP REACHES SOMALIA – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Somali pirates took a hijacked U.N.–chartered ship to port on Monday in what appeared to be the ending of a nearly three–month standoff in the Indian Ocean.

In the most high–profile of a spree of attacks on ships off the lawless Horn of African nation, gunmen on June 27 seized the Kenyan MV >>>


      INDIA TAKESSTAGE AS GLOBAL PLAYER – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      After years of economic isolation, India is finally modernizing rapidly and integrating its economy with the rest of the world.

And with annual economic growth rates of 7 percent to 8 percent and newly emerging spending habits, the world is taking notice.

"India is on everybody‘s radar scr >>>


      IRAN GATHERS ALLIES IN NUCLEAR ROW – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Iran has vowed to press ahead with its nuclear program as opposition hardens to an immediate referral of Tehran to the U.N. Security Council over suspicions it is seeking nuclear bombs.

The United States, France, Britain and Germany want the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to refer Iran to the Secur >>>


      JOBLESS MAN, SON WIN $'2M JACKPOT – SEP 17, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      A jobless 55–year–old Frenchman and one of his seven children shared a prize of 75.88 million euros ($'2.80 million) on Saturday after selecting combinations of the family‘s ages in the multi–nation Euro Millions lottery.

The French lottery firm said the winning ticket in Friday&ls >>>


      JOHN PAUL‘S LAST WORDS IN POLISH – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Struggling to breathe, Pope John Paul II mumbled his final words weakly in Polish: "Let me go to the house of the Father." Six hours later, the comatose pontiff died, the Vatican says.

The account of John Paul‘s final hours appears in a meticulously detailed official report on his last weeks j >>>


      KIDNAPPED CHILD FOUND IN SUITCASE – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      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 apartment 30 km (18 miles) ea >>>


      MERKEL URGES SCHROEDER TO CONCEDE – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Conservative leader Angela Merkel has urged Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder‘s party to enter talks to form a "grand coalition" under her leadership.

Germany‘s conservatives won a narrow victory Sunday but fell short of the majority needed to form a center–right government with their p >>>


      MINISTER: $1BN PLUNDERED IN IRAQ – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Large–scale corruption in Iraq‘s ministries, particularly the defense ministry, has led to one of the biggest thefts in history with more than $1 billion going missing, Iraq‘s finance minister said in an interview.

"Huge amounts of money have disappeared. In return we got nothing but sc >>>


      NZ‘S CLARK BEGINS COALITION TALKS – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      New Zealand‘s ruling Labour party began talks on Monday with potential allies to lay the foundations for a new center–left government, after it pipped the National opposition by one seat in a nail–biting election.

Prime Minister Helen Clark, seeking to become the first Labour leader to win t >>>


      NZ LABOUR PMSEEKS NEW COALITION – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Prime Minister Helen Clark courted coalition partners to form a minority government Sunday after her narrow win in an election dominated by an opposition bid to cut special rights for New Zealand‘s indigenous Maori.

Clark‘s governing Labour Party won 50 seats to the main opposition National Party& >>>


      PRESS: ‘WAR OF THE CHANCELLORS‘ – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      German newspapers predicted chaos and a "war of the chancellors" on Monday after the country‘s general election produced a near dead heat between the two main parties.

Several said the only solution was an unprecedented coalition of opposition conservatives, liberals and ecologist Greens. Othe >>>


      RWANDA EX–MINISTERS ON TRIAL FOR GENOCIDE – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Three former Rwandan Cabinet ministers went on trial Monday for their alleged roles in their country‘s 1''4 genocide, and a fourth convicted earlier heard his appeal had been rejected.

In addition to being Cabinet ministers, the three who went on trial Monday were leaders of the former ruling pa >>>


      SADDAM NEPHEW GETS LIFE SENTENCE – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Iraq‘s criminal court convicted one of Saddam Hussein‘s nephews on charges of bomb making and supporting the insurgency and sentenced him to life in prison, the Ministry of Justice announced on Monday.

Aymen Sabawi, the son of a half brother of Saddam, was convicted for active support of the insur >>>


      U.S.–EUROPEANS PLOT IRAN STRATEGY – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      The United States and European nations whose diplomatic advances were rebuffed by Iran worked Sunday to present a case against the Tehran regime to the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency meeting this week.

The Bush administration‘s lead diplomat on Iran, Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns, huddl >>>


      U.S.: AGREEMENT IN N. KOREA TALKS – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      The U.S. Embassy in Beijing said Monday the six parties involved in talks to put an end to North Korea‘s nuclear arms program have reached an agreement.

China‘s state–run news agency, Xinhua, reported an agreement that would go even further.

"The DPRK (North Korea) is committed >>>


      UK: CROATIA EMBASSY BLAST HURTS 1 – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      An explosion in the mail room of the British Embassy in the Croatian capital Zagreb injured one person Monday, UK officials said.

Embassy spokeswoman Tessa Fras said an explosive device appears to have detonated around 7.30 a.m. (0530 GMT).

One person, a Croatian citizen employed at the embassy, suff >>>


      ZIMBABWE STRIPS WHITES OF ABILITY TO CHALLENGE LAND SEIZURES – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Zimbabwe‘s government has annulled more than 4,000 white farmers‘ challenges to a mass eviction campaign, following changes to the constitution to end freehold real estate title and owners‘ rights to appeal against seizure, according to a newspaper report.

"All the challenges are now us >>>


      ‘HEAVEN‘ ASCENDS TO BOX OFFICE WINNER – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Heaven beat the devil at the box office this weekend.

The Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo romantic comedy "Just Like Heaven" debuted at No. 1 with an estimated $16.5 million in ticket sales, bumping the courtroom horror film "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" into second place.

Overall, >>>


      DOCTORSPREPARE FOR‘SECOND DISASTER‘: ACCIDENTS – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Doctors are bracing themselves for what they call a "second disaster" as New Orleans–area residents return to their devastated city.

While environmentalists warn of the long–term danger to health from possibly polluted floodwaters, and rumors of disease swirl, front–line emergency >>>


      FBI: BOMB–COLLARED ROBBER SEEMED UNAWARE OF RISK – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Recently released images of a pizza deliveryman who robbed a bank, then was killed by a bomb fastened around his neck, suggest he was unaware of any threat to his life, according to the FBI.

Two years after the death of Brian Wells, authorities have made no arrests and are unable to say whether he was a willi >>>


      FEDS, LOCALS OUT OF SYNC ON REPOPULATION – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      More New Orleanians are expected to return to their city Monday despite local and federal officials being at odds about when and how evacuees should come home.

Mayor Ray Nagin announced that business owners could enter the city during the weekend, and homeowners could start trickling in on Monday.

Bu >>>


      FEDS, LOCALS OUT OF SYNC ON REPOPULATION – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      More New Orleanians are expected to return to their city Monday despite local and federal officials being at odds about when and how evacuees should come home.

Mayor Ray Nagin announced that business owners could enter the city during the weekend, and homeowners could start trickling in on Monday.

Bu >>>


      LOWER FLORIDA KEYS ORDERED EVACUATED – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Approaching Tropical Storm Rita prompted officials to issue a mandatory evacuation order Monday for residents in the lower Florida Keys.

Forecasters expect Rita to strengthen into a hurricane as it churns toward the Keys and the Bahamas.

At 8 a.m. ET, Rita‘s center was about 235 miles southeast >>>


      NTSB: DERAILED TRAINWAS GOING TOO FAST – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      A commuter train was going almost 60 mph faster than the speed limit just before it derailed, killing two people and injuring dozens, the acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday.

Mark Rosenker said the Metra train was traveling at 6' mph and should not have been going faste >>>


      OLDEST BUFFALO SOLDIER TO BE BURIED AT ARLINGTON – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Mark Matthews, the oldest Buffalo Soldier, has died at the age of 111.

He‘ll be buried Monday at Arlington National Cemetery. Matthews joined the legendary unit of black cavalry troops in 1'10 at the age of 16. He soon found himself serving under Gen. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing in t >>>


      SENATORS: CUT FAT TO FUNDKATRINA RECOVERY – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
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      SURGEON HOPESNEW FACEGIVES NEW OUTLOOK – SEP 17, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      In the next few weeks, five men and seven women will secretly visit the Cleveland Clinic to interview for the chance to have a radical operation that‘s never been tried anywhere before.

They will smile, raise their eyebrows, close their eyes, open their mouths. Dr. Maria Siemionow will study their cheek >>>


      TROPICAL STORM RITA GAINING MUSCLE – SEP 18, 2005
      CNN, 19-09-2005
      Tropical Storm Rita gained strength off the Bahamas late Sunday, triggering hurricane warnings across the Bahamas, Cuba and southern Florida and prompting evacuations in the lower Florida Keys.

Forecasters upgraded earlier watches to warnings late Sunday night, putting all of the Florida Keys and Florida Bay >>>


      INTERNATIONALE PRESSESTIMMEN DER VERGANGENEN WOCHE
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle") , 19-09-2005
      Wahl in Deutschland Die vorgezogene Wahl zum Deutschen Bundestag war in dieser Woche das zentrale Thema beim Blick ausländischer Tageszeitungen auf Deutschland.

Der Züricher TAGES–ANZEIGER zieht ein Fazit des Wahlkampfs: "Die Wochen des Wahlkampfs haben noch einmal schmerzhaft scharf gezei >>>



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