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      ARUN JAITLEY UNDERGOES BYPASS SURGERY
      , 11-07-2005
      New Delhi, July 11÷ BJP general secretary and noted lawyer Arun Jaitley today successfully underwent a bypass surgery at the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre in Delhi, hospital sources said.

Heart surgeon Naresh Trehan conducted the bypass surgery and Jaitley‘s condition was stable, the >>>


      BROOKE SHIELDS MAKES A COME BACK TO BROADWAY
      , 11-07-2005
      New York, July 11÷ Brooke Shields is coming back to Broadway to play Roxie Hart in the long–running revival of Chicago.

Shields, currently starring in the London production of the Kander and Ebb musical, joins the New York Company September ' at the Ambassador Theatre.

The show is in >>>


      CHINA CATCHES UP WITH INDIA IN OUTSOURCING
      , 11-07-2005
      New York, July 11÷ John Cester thought he had found a big opportunity four years ago when he opened a business in China and hired local programmers to write software for Western companies. But the initial response was less than enthusiastic, said the Harvard Business School graduate whose company, Freeborders, i >>>


      CPM BOSS KARAT GOES TO CHINA TO MEET LEADERS
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 1400 hours IST New Delhi, July 11÷ CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat left for China on an eight–day visit at the invitation of its Communist party.

Karat, who is accompanied by central committee member and former MP Subhashini Ali, has been invited by >>>


      CRISIS IN BJP, LEADERS RUSH TO RSS HQ
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 213' hours IST New Delhi, July 11÷ Several top BJP leaders, including vice–president M.

Venkaiah Naidu, Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushma Swaraj, met top RSS leaders at Keshavkunj, the Sangh headquarters, in the wake of the pressure on BJP chief L.K. Adv >>>


      DEATH TOLL IN LONDON BOMB BLASTS RISES TO 52
      , 11-07-2005
      London, July 11÷ The official death toll from last Thursday‘s bombings in central London rose by three to 52 on Monday, police said.

"There are 52 confirmed fatalities," a spokeswoman said. More World Headlines People who read this story also read Diplomats, churches in terrorists&lsqu >>>


      DIPLOMATS, CHURCHES IN TERRORISTS‘ HIT LIST
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 2003 hours IST Islamabad, July 11÷ Amidst intelligence reports that militants were planning attacks on American, British and Iranian diplomats as well as some religious places, Pakistan has beefed up security to prevent any untoward incident.

Intelligence reports >>>


      FOUR GORED IN BRUTAL PAMPLONA BULL RUN IN SPAIN
      , 11-07-2005
      Pamplona, Spain, July 11÷ Four people, including an on–duty policeman, were gored by bulls on the fifth day of the bull–running festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona on Monday, officials said.

Every morning from July 7 to 14 six half–tonne bulls are released into Pamplona&l >>>


      INDIA–US PACT WAR–LIKE DEAL÷ PAK ISLAMISTS
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 1726 hours IST Islamabad, July 11÷ The leader of Pakistans Islamist Coalition has said the US–India defence pact would create a war–like situation in South Asia.

Washington had signed the pact with New Delhi at a time when the Kashmir issue had not b >>>


      INDIA TAKES A DIG AT MICROSOFT FOR ‘HIGH PRICE‘
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 2041 hours IST New Delhi, July 11÷ IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran on Monday took a dig at software major Microsoft saying the poor computer adoption in India was courtesy the high priced software, while the MNC claimed that it has already reduced the price of one of its en >>>


      INDIAN SNAPSHOTS IN PAK TERROR PHOTO FINISH!
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 114' hours IST London, July 11÷ India has said terrorist camps are still operating in Pakistan and New Delhi has photographic evidence to prove it.

"I have told the Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz that the terrorist camps have not been dismantled. W >>>


      INDIANS BOUND FOR THAILAND END UP IN MALAYSIA
      , 11-07-2005
      Kuala Lumpur, July 11÷ Three men from India, aspiring to work in Thailand, have ended up in Malaysia after apparently being smuggled there.

The three – identified as Shiva Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Chettai and Nabin Saba, all from Darjeeling believe they have been duped and smuggled in from Thailand int >>>


      INTERVIEW÷ VIVEK PAUL ON TIFF WITH AZIM PREMJI
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 1517 hours IST From consulting firm Bain & Co to PepsiCo to GEs global CT scanner business and Wipro, 46–year–old Vivek Pauls career has seen a meteoric rise in the last two decades. Recently, the Wipro vice–chairman announced his decision to join the Tex >>>


      LAHORE–AMRITSAR BUS MAY START BY JULY END
      , 11-07-2005
      Islamabad, July 11÷ The Lahore–Amritsar bus service currently being discussed between India and Pakistan will start by the month end as the Punjab province government has approved its run thrice a week.

"The federal government asked us about logistics, security and other issues relating to th >>>


      LEFT READY TO SELL KOLKATA‘S ‘JEWEL‘
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 1208 hours IST Kolkata, July 11÷ Once known as the Jewel of the East, the Great Eastern Hotel in Kolkata, former capital of colonial India, has seen better days.

Used by the British to billet their troops during a mutiny by Indian soldiers in 1857 and again in th >>>


      LET‘S BE FAIR TO IMRANA
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 1036 hours IST Imranas case has once again highlighted the need to bring about reforms in personal laws. Two views are hardly possible on the facts of Imranas case. She is the victim of a rape allegedly committed by her father–in–law.

Her father–in&n >>>


      LONDONERS GET ON THEIR BIKE TO DODGE TERROR RISK
      , 11-07-2005
      London, July 11÷ More and more people will cycle into London this week as the fear of being caught in a terrorist attack on public transport overrides concerns of being knocked off their bike by a car, experts say.

Sales of bikes –– from foldaway models to multi–gear machines –&n >>>


      MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPING 16 ELDERLY WOMEN
      , 11-07-2005
      Beijing, July 11÷ Police in central China‘s Anhui province have arrested a man suspected of raping 16 elderly women during a two–year period, state press said today.

DNA from the man, identified only as Liu, matched samples taken from an attack on a 77–year–old woman in May in Li >>>


      MEDICAL ASPIRATIONS? MOVE TO RUSSIA
      , 11-07-2005
      Pune, July 11÷ Medical aspirants who could not secure admission in medical colleges through the MH–CET or cannot afford education in private medical institutes have a ray of hope in the form of medical education in Russia.

The Russian government has recommended St Petersburg State Pediatric Medica >>>


      MONTOYA WINS BRITISH F1 GP AS ALONSO BLINKS
      , 11-07-2005
      Silverstone, July 11÷ Juan Pablo Montoya won the British Grand Prix on Sunday after forcing Renault‘s Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso to back off.

While the Colombian celebrated his first victory of the season, and first with the Mercedes–powered McLaren team after winning la >>>


      NAKED REPORTER AS GOOD AS HIS WORD
      , 11-07-2005
      Silverstone, July 11÷ Two years after a kilted Irish priest ran out on to the track and caused havoc at the British Grand Prix, a naked Scot jogged out in front of 100,000 Formula One fans on Sunday.

This time, however, it was all about charity –– and McLaren‘s revenge. Daily Express r >>>


      NO COMPROMISE, WE ARE WORKING FOR KASHMIR SOLUTION÷ PAK
      , 11-07-2005
      Islamabad, July 11÷ Pakistan is working with India to arrive at a just settlement of the Kashmir problem, the countrys Minister for Kashmri Affairs has said, stressing that Islamabad has not compromised on the issue.

«There is no question of a sell–out on this (Kashmir) issue,» Faisal >>>


      NO J&K LINK IN AYODHYA HIT YET÷ PATIL
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 0'46 hours IST Srinagar, July 11÷ Home Minister Shivraj Patil said today that investigations in the Ayodhya attack case are progressing and security agencies have found some clues about the perpetrators.

At this point, we are not going to blame anybody, >>>


      RANE SEEKS TO DISQUALIFY 23 SENA MLAS
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 1224 hours IST Mumbai, July 11÷ Expelled Shiv Sena leader Narayan Rane today filed a writ petition at Maharashtra Legislative Assembly secretariat, seeking disqualification of 23 Sena MLAs for "not attending" the meeting of MLAs convened by him as the leader of >>>


      RSS GOES TO ATAL AHEAD OF ADVANI MEET
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 1313 hours IST New Delhi, July 11÷ Top RSS leaders led by general secretary Mohan Bhagwat today met former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee ahead of their crucial meeting with BJP president L K Advani, which is expected to prove decisive in the ties between the two org >>>


      RSS STEPS UP PRESSURE ON ADVANI TO STEP DOWN
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 2138 hours IST New Delhi, July 11÷ L.K. Advani was under intense pressure from the RSS to step down as BJP president before the partys National Executive in Chennai 10 days from now.

Highly–placed RSS sources said that during meetings with RSS leadership o >>>


      SANIA, BHUPATHI MATCH @50
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 1426 hours IST Bangalore, July 11÷ Ace doubles player Mahesh Bhupathi said he may consider pairing up with Sania Mirza in mixed doubles at Grand Slams after the Hyderabad tennis sensation breaks into the top 50 in singles world rankings.

"Sania is improving >>>


      SCHUMACHER CAN KISS GOODBYE TO THE TITLE
      , 11-07-2005
      London, July 11÷ Michael Schumacher can kiss goodbye to the Formula One title he has guarded so jealously for the last five years.

Even if it will take several races yet before the mathematics force the seven–times world champion to admit defeat, the writing was clearly on the wall after Sunday&ls >>>


      SIMI‘S ROLE SUSPECTED IN AYODHYA ATTACK
      , 11-07-2005
      Ayodhya, July 11÷ The police picked up six persons, including four of a family, formerly associated with the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), from Faizabad in connection with the terror attack on Ram Janmabhumi complex , official sources said on Monday.

While two former SIMI members Dr >>>


      THREE KASHMIRI WOMEN IN RACE FOR NOBEL
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 1003 hours IST Srinagar, July 11÷ They have made a difference to many lives in the militancy–torn Valley. Three Kashmiri women find a place among 1,000 other women from around the world nominated jointly for this years Nobel Peace prize.

Social activist Ni >>>


      UK POLICE SEEK EMAILS, SMS FROM DAY OF BLASTS
      , 11-07-2005
      London, July 11÷ British police have asked mobile phone and Internet companies to store the content of voicemails, emails and SMS text messages that were in their systems on the day of the London bombings, a police source said on Sunday.

He said it was only the second time they had issued such a request >>>


      US SKATEBOARDER JUMPS CHINA‘S GREAT WALL
      , 11-07-2005
      Los Angeles, July 11÷ California skateboarder Danny Way jumped over a 61–foot (18.6–meter) gap in the Great Wall of China, becoming the first person to clear the ancient fortification without motorized aid, his sponsor said.

Way then went on to jump the wall three more times on Saturday, tak >>>


      US WORKERS SAY THEY WASTE 2 HOURS A DAY
      , 11-07-2005
      Boston, July 11÷ US workers say they squander over two hours a day at the workplace, with surfing the Web, socializing with co–workers and simply "spacing out" among the top time–wasting activities, according to a survey released on Monday.

Most US companies assume about an hour of >>>


      WOMEN MAKE ‘POLITE‘ E–MAILERS÷ STUDY
      , 11-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 11, 2005 at 1207 hours IST New Delhi, July 11÷ Are men and women equal? Not as far as writing an e–mail is concerned.

A new study conducted by Indian researchers shows women are more polite in their e–mails than men in the same work team.

The researchers >>>


      YOUTH POSING TO BE ISRO SCIENTIST ARRESTED
      , 11-07-2005
      Ahmedabad, July 11÷ A youth from Gandhinagar town was arrested for duping several people, including a teenaged girl, by posing to be a senior scientist of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and also a member of the multi–crore ‘Chandrayan‘ moon mission, police said here today.

T >>>


      AFTER G8, BLAIR PUTS BALL IN AFRICA‘S COURT
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) – Measures agreed by leaders of the Group of Eight nations to help lift Africa out of poverty will count for nothing unless African governments put their own houses in order, Tony Blair said on Monday.

The prime minister told parliament he would continue to press for prog >>>


      AL QAEDA MILITANTS ESCAPE FROM U.S. AFGHAN CENTRE
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      By Yousuf Azimy BAGRAM, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Four dangerous Arab al Qaeda militants escaped from U.S. detention in Afghanistan on Monday and a third American commando was found dead in the latest strife to beset the country ahead of elections.

With an Islamic insurgency worsening in the country, the N >>>


      ARCHITECT PIANO PUSHES ON WITH LONDON‘S SHARD OF GLASS
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      By Caroline Brothers BERN, Switzerland (Reuters) – Italian architect Renzo Piano, designer of some of the world‘s most iconic landmarks, is forging ahead with a London skyscraper known as the "Shard of Glass" despite criticism and red–tape.

In a recent interview before the opening o >>>


      AUSTRALIA SAYS NO PLANS TO TAKE SOUTH IRAQ CONTROL
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      By Tom Sturrock SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has not discussed taking over military command in southern Iraq from Britain, the government said on Monday after it was reported that London wanted to free up troops for redeployment to Afghanistan.

The Sunday Times newspaper reported Australia and Britain we >>>


      BLAIR CONDEMNS "MURDEROUS CARNAGE" OF LONDON BOMBS
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles Bush says London attacks targeted civilized world Death toll in London bomb blasts rises to 52 First London bomb victim named Publisher removes ads for novel after London bombs Britain spared backlash after bomb –race campaigner London bombs suggest local but well–equipped >>>


      BLAIR SAYS 74 FAMILIES BEING COUNSELLED AFTER BOMBS
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday 74 families were being counselled following the bombings in London last Thursday that have so far left 52 people confirmed dead.

"The majority, although I stress not all of the victims‘ families, now have a very clear idea that they h >>>


      BOSNIAN GRIEF, WESTERN REGRET AT SREBRENICA
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Articles By Daria Sito–Sucic and Maja Zuvela SREBRENICA, Bosnia (Reuters) – Families buried the skeletal remains of Srebrenica victims on Monday at the 10th anniversary of the massacre and the West acknowledged its failure to prevent Europe‘s worst atrocity in 50 years.

Thousands of m >>>


      DEATH TOLL IN LONDON BOMB BLASTS RISES TO 52
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – The official death toll from last Thursday‘s bombings in central London rose by three to 52 on Monday, police said.

"There are 52 confirmed fatalities," a spokeswoman told Reuters.

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      DUTCH–MOROCCAN ACCUSED OF VAN GOGH MURDER ON TRIAL
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      By Paul Gallagher AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A suspected Islamist went on trial on Monday for the murder of a Dutch filmmaker critical of Islam in a case that has stoked religious and racial tension in the Netherlands.

Mohammed Bouyeri is accused of murdering Theo van Gogh as he cycled to work in Amsterdam on >>>


      FIRST LONDON BOMB VICTIM NAMED
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – Susan Levy, a 53–year–old from Hertfordshire, north of London, has become the first victim of last week‘s London bombings to be formally identified.

Scotland Yard said an inquest into her death would open at midday on Monday at St Pancras Coroners Court.

At l >>>


      FIRST LONDON BOMB VICTIMS NAMED
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – The first two victims of last week‘s London bombings were formally identified on Monday.

Susan Levy, 53, a mother–of–two from Hertfordshire, north of London, was named by police while University College London (UCL) said its employee Gladys Wundowa had also been kille >>>


      FOUR MILITANTS ESCAPE U.S. AFGHAN DETENTION CENTRE
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) – Four dangerous militants escaped on Monday from the main American military base in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said, a fresh embarrassment for U.S. forces struggling to contain a worsening Islamic insurgency.

An extensive search, involving ground forces backed by >>>


      FTSE HITS FRESH 3 YEAR HIGH
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 index hit a 3–year high at its opening on Monday, extending a rally seen since the bomb attacks on London last week on encouraging U.S. company and economic data and weaker oil prices.

Shortly after the open the blue–chip index was up 18.2 points to 5,250.4, ba >>>


      HURRICANE DENNIS HEADS NORTH AFTER HAMMERING COAST
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles Storm may affect US Gulf oil, gas operations Hurricane Dennis Intensifies Hurricane Bears Down On US Coast Dennis Moves To Gulf Coast By Marc Serota PENSACOLA, Florida (Reuters) – Hurricane Dennis swamped homes, ripped off roofs and felled power lines and trees when it hurtled in >>>


      KURDISH BOMB ATTACK WOUNDS 20 IN TURKISH RESORT
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Pictures Bomb Explodes At Turkish Resort (Recasts with claim of responsibility By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Kurdish rebel group said it was behind a bombing in a Turkish resort on Sunday that wounded 20 people and warned it would carry out further attacks, a news agency close to the rebels >>>


      LONDON "OPEN FOR BUSINESS" –POLICE
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles First London bomb victim named U.S. not ruling out suicide in London bombs – Chertoff London Police Announce Arrests London Terror Victims Remembered Pope Prays For Terror Victims Make–Shift Tributes In London London Bombs Nearly Simultaneous By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuter >>>


      LONDON "OPEN FOR BUSINESS" AFTER BOMBINGS–POLICE
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles U.S. not ruling out suicide in London bombs – Chertoff London Police Announce Arrests London Terror Victims Remembered Pope Prays For Terror Victims Make–Shift Tributes In London London Bombs Nearly Simultaneous By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) – Police urged Londone >>>


      LONDON BOMBS SUGGEST LOCAL BUT WELL–EQUIPPED CELL
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      By Mark Trevelyan and Mike Holden LONDON (Reuters) – Suspected al Qaeda militants behind the London bombings may well have come from a previously unknown local cell and yet had access to military explosives, European security officials familiar with the probe said.

"The explosives appear to be of mi >>>


      LONDON MAYOR OPENS BOOK OF CONDOLENCE
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) – Mayor Ken Livingstone, pledging "the city will endure," opened a book of condolence on Monday for Londoners wanting to pay their respects to the victims of last week‘s suspected al Qaeda bomb attacks.

In a sombre and silent ceremony at City Hall, Living >>>


      MANY NATIONS GRIEVE IN MELTING POT OF LONDON
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) – "Bomb us and you bomb the world." Beneath the headline in the Daily Telegraph on Monday, a list of the missing from around the globe illustrated the deadly reach of last week‘s bomb attacks in London.

A waiter from France, an oil executive from Nigeria, >>>


      NIGERIAN MOTHER SHOWS ANGUISH OF LONDON RELATIVES
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      By Tim Castle and Yara Bayoumy LONDON (Reuters) – The mother of a 26–year–old man missing since last Thursday‘s London bombings, begged police for news of his fate on Monday in an emotional televised appeal which vividly captured the growing anguish of searching relatives.

Police have s >>>


      NO QUICK BREAKS EXPECTED IN BOMB PROBE–MINISTER
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles First London bomb victim named U.S. not ruling out suicide in London bombs – Chertoff Resilient Londoners Back At Work London Police Announce Arrests London Terror Victims Remembered Pope Prays For Terror Victims Make–Shift Tributes In London By Andrew Gray LONDON (Reuters) >>>


      NO QUICK BREAKS EXPECTED IN BOMBS PROBE–MINISTER
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles Death toll in London bomb blasts rises to 52 First London bomb victim named U.S. not ruling out suicide in London bombs – Chertoff Resilient Londoners Back At Work London Police Announce Arrests London Terror Victims Remembered Pope Prays For Terror Victims Make–Shift Tribu >>>


      RAILTRACK "SHAMELESS" IN CASH PLEAS, COURT HEARS
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – Former rail operator Railtrack was described as "shameless" for continuing to ask the government for more money to avoid collapse, a senior transport official told a court on Monday.

Even Railtrack‘s financial advisers believed "the position was so dire and the com >>>


      SHEPHERD PREPARES FOR ONE FINAL DANCE
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      By Tony Lawrence LONDON (Reuters) – ‘Dancing‘ umpire David Shepherd will take charge of his final international match on Tuesday when England host Australia in the decider of their three–match one–day international series at The Oval.

The 64–year–old, a highly popular >>>


      SION JENKINS TO FACE THIRD MURDER TRIAL
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Articles The murder of Billie–Jo Jenkins By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) – Former deputy headmaster Sion Jenkins will go back to court for a third time accused of the brutal murder of his 13–year–old foster daughter Billie–Jo after the jury in his re–trial failed to reach >>>


      TEN YEARS LATER, SREBRENICA VICTIMS TO BE BURIED
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles FACTBOX–Key facts about 1''5 Srebrenica massacre FACTBOX–Famous quotes about the 1''5 Srebrenica massacre CHRONOLOGY–Events leading to the 1''5 Srebrenica massacre By Maja Zuvela SREBRENICA, Bosnia (Reuters) – Victims of the Srebrenica ma >>>


      TEN YEARS LATER, SREBRENICA VICTIMS TO BE BURIED
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles Srebrenica massacre survivor hid under corpses FACTBOX–Key facts about 1''5 Srebrenica massacre FACTBOX–Famous quotes about the 1''5 Srebrenica massacre CHRONOLOGY–Events leading to the 1''5 Srebrenica massacre 10 Years Srebrenica Anniversary B >>>


      U.S. FORCES IN IRAQ DENY PRESSURE TO SPEED UP PULLOUT
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Articles FACTBOX – Table of military deaths in Iraq By Peter Graff BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. forces in Iraq denied on Monday they were being pressed into a hasty withdrawal, after a leaked British memo said Washington hopes to pull most troops out in a year while generals on the ground are more cauti >>>


      U.S. OFFICIAL CITES BOMBING PROBE‘S ‘URGENCY‘
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Pictures WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. investigators suspect those who carried out deadly terror bombings in London last week remain alive, adding urgency to the investigation, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said on Sunday.

The United States has sent FBI agents with forensic expertise >>>


      VAN GOGH MURDER SUSPECT WAIVES RIGHT TO DEFENCE
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      By Paul Gallagher AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A suspected Islamist went on trial on Monday for the murder of a Dutch filmmaker critical of Islam but waived the right to mount a defence in a case that has stoked religious and racial tension in the Netherlands.

Mohammed Bouyeri is accused of killing Theo van Gog >>>


      VODAFONE LEADS AS FTSE SCALES NEW 3–YEAR HIGH
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      By Keiron Henderson LONDON (Reuters) – Leading shares stretched out to fresh 3–year highs on Monday morning, extending gains made in the bounceback from last week‘s deadly bomb attacks on the capital as investors welcomed solid U.S. corporate and economic data.

Mobile phone giant Vodafone was >>>


      WAR TRIBUTES EVOKE "LONDON SPIRIT"
      Reuters UK, 11-07-2005
      Related Pictures By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of British war veterans gathered in central London on Sunday to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two, a ceremony made all the more poignant by last week‘s deadly bombings in the capital.

The Queen led the commemorat >>>


      GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS FOR ROMANIAN STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN PHYSICS OLYMPIAD
      Rompres, 11-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 11 /Rompres/ – The Romanian physics team obtained three gold medals and two silver medals in the 36th edition of International Physics Olympiad, held over July 3–11 in Salamanca, director of Communication
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      MAE HAILS APPROVAL OF EUROPEAN UNION‘S CONSTITUTION BY LUXEMBOURG
      Rompres, 11-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 11 (Rompres) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) on Monday hailed the outcome of the referendum in Luxembourg on July 10,
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      PRESS REVIEW
      Rompres, 11-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 11 (Rompres) – The Romanian daily newspapers on Monday carry reports on the flooding in eastern Romania, the reactions of the European officials and the domestic business circles to the prime minister‘s decision to resign so as to call early elections, the new regulations issued by the >>>


      PEACE A REALITY
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      Editorial, The Arab News July 10, 2005 –– Yesterday‘s swearing–in in Khartoum of John Garang as Sudan‘s new vice president is the most important inauguration in the country‘s history since independence. Finally, after 22 years of civil war between north and south, with over a million >>>


      ETHIOPIAN OPPOSITION PARTIES REJECT PARTIAL POLL RESULTS
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 10, 2005 (The Reporter) –– The opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) and the opposition United Ethiopian Democratic Forces (UEDF) have described as inappropriate the announcement the day before yesterday of only 307 election results by the National Electoral Board of >>>


      EU URGES ETHIOPIAN GOVT, NEB TO RESPECT THE RULE OF THE GAME
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      ADDIS ABABA, July ', 2005 (The Reporter) –– The European Union has urged the [Ethiopian] government and the National Electoral Board (NEB) to make sure that all the agreed post–election hearings and investigation procedures are fully respected after ambassadors of European Countries met yesterday >>>


      FAMILIES AWAIT ETHIOPIAN STUDENTS‘ FREEDOM
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      By Katie Nguyen SENDAFE, Ethiopia, July 11 (Reuters) – When Ethiopian security forces fired on students last month, killing 36 people in three days of post–election violence, Rahel feared the worst for her nephew.

Accompanied by his mother, she scoured the capital‘s morgues and hospitals for >>>


      FORMER PM MAHDI WELCOMES NEW SUDAN CONSTITUTION
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, July 10 (Reuters) – Former prime minister and opposition politician Sadiq al–Mahdi welcomed Sudan‘s new presidency and constitution as a step forward but said on Sunday there were still many hurdles to overcome to create democracy.

Sadiq al–Mahdi Former southern rebel leader J >>>


      GCC WELCOME SIGNING OF SUDANESE TRANSITIONAL CONSTITUTION
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      RIYADH, July 10, 2005 (KUNA) –– Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States lauded, here on Sunday, Sudan‘s President Omar Bashir for signing the transitional constitution in accordance with a comprehensive peace agreement with the rebels of south.

Sudanese people gather on the roof of a building a >>>


      INTERVIEW÷ SUDAN‘S TURABI BLASTS PEACE POWER–SHARING QUOTAS
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, July 11 (AFP) –– Opposition Islamic leader Hassan al–Turabi hit out Monday at Sudan‘s new power–sharing arrangement that put a final seal on a north–south peace deal, saying it fails to represent the country‘s political forces.

Hassan al–Turabi "I >>>


      MBEKI ‘MISSED CHANCE‘ TO CONDEMN DARFUR ATROCITIES – OPPOSITION
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 11, 2005 (PANA) –– South African president Thabo Mbeki, who attended the inauguration Saturday of ex–rebel leader John Garang as first vice president of Sudan‘s national unity government, should have used the opportunity to speak out against atrocities in Darfur, >>>


      NOW THAT PEACE HAS COME TO SOUTH SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      By Paul Ejime DAKAR, Senegal, July 11, 2005 (PANA) –– Ex–rebel leader Colonel John Garang‘s joining of the Khartoum government as Vice– President Saturday under a historic peace deal that ended two decades of civil war in the south of Africa‘s largest country, opens a new vista in Su >>>


      PRESIDENT ISAIAS SENDS CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      By the site of the Eritrean Ministry of Information ASMARA, July 8, 2005 (Shabait) –– President Isaias Afwerki sent messages of congratulations to President Omar Al Basher, Dr. John Garang and Ali Osman Mohamed for their appointment as the president, first vice president and second vice president of the Sud >>>


      S. SUDAN CHURCHES PRAY FOR NATIONAL PEACE, FORGIVENESS
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, Sudan, July 10, 2005 (AP) –– Thousands of Christians celebrated the new national unity government Sunday at churches in southern Sudan, where prayers were devoted to hopes for sustainable peace and forgiveness.

Former rebel leader John Garang greets Cardinal Zubair Wako head of the Sudane >>>


      SUDAN‘S PRESIDENT RELIEVES MINISTERS TO PAVE WAY FOR NATIONAL UNITY GOVT
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, July 10, 2005 (Xinhua) –– Sudanese President Omar al–Bashir here Sunday issued a decree relieving all current ministers and state ministers and presidential advisers prior to the formation of an interim national unity government.

Al–Bashir signs the new constitution moments be >>>


      SUDAN FORMER PM SLAMS NEW CONSTITUTION
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, July 10 (AFP) –– Sudanese former prime minister Sadiq al–Mahdi launched a no–holds–barred attack on his country‘s new power–sharing constitution Sunday, just a day after it came into force.

Sudan‘s former Prime Minister Sadiq Al–Mahdi . Mahdi, who >>>


      SUDAN LIFTS STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR PEACEFUL FUTURE
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, July 10, 2005 (Xinhua) –– Sudanese President Omar Hassan al Bashir issued a decree here Sunday, announcing to lift the 16–year– old state of emergency.

Former southern Sudanese rebel leader John Garang is welcomed by Sudanese President Omar al–Beshir upon his arrival to >>>


      SUDANESE FORMER PM CRITICIZES CONSTITUTION, SAYS NEW GOVT IS NOT INCLUSIVE
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      By TANALEE SMITH KHARTOUM, Sudan, July 10, 2005 (AP) –– The leader of Sudan‘s main opposition party criticized the nation‘s interim constitution as deficient on Sunday and said he was forming an alliance with a leading Islamist figure to monitor the new government sworn in the day before.
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      FURTHER UPDATE÷ SOBA ARADI
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      SOAT Sudan Organisation Against Torture Human Rights Alert÷ 11 July 2005 Between 27 June and 3 July 2005, 5' persons among the over 200 people arrested in the Soba Aradi area of Khartoum in May 2005 appeared before the courts on charges of rioting under article 68 of the 1''1 penal code. The court, h >>>


      US SANCTIONS ON SUDAN TO BE LIFTED SOON
      Sudan Tribune, 11-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, Sudan, July 11, 2005 (UPI) –– Sudan and the United States have agreed on a timetable for lifting U.S. unilateral sanctions on the African country, officials said Monday.

Foreign Minister Mustafa Othman Ismail said the two countries also agreed to lift Sudan from a U.S. list of states supp >>>


      PEACE, SECURITY ELUSIVE 10 YEARS AFTER BALKAN WARS, BURNS SAYS
      USIA, 11-07-2005
      Under secretary says U.S. "diplomatic energy" still needed in region (This item by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns appeared July 10 in The Washington Post. The article is in the public domain; there are no republication restrictions.) (begin byliner) "Unfinis >>>


      RICE SAYS SIX–PARTY TALKS TO FOCUS ON ENDING NUCLEAR THREAT
      USIA, 11-07-2005
      Secretary also discusses Iran, London bombings in interview Although North Korea‘s decision to return to the Six–Party Talks with South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and the United States is a positive development, "our focus now is going to be on how to make progress there," Secretary of State Cond >>>


      RICE WELCOMES RESUMPTION OF SIX–PARTY TALKS
      USIA, 11-07-2005
      Secretary also cites improvements in relationship with China Plans for the resumption of multilateral talks the week of July 25 on eliminating nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula is "welcome news," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says.

Meeting with reporters following discussions with high& >>>


      U.S. HAILS SUDAN‘S INTERIM CONSTITUTION, NATIONAL UNITY GOVERNMENT
      USIA, 11-07-2005
      U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman July 10, 2005 STATEMENT BY SEAN MCCORMACK, SPOKESMAN United States Recognizes Sudan‘s Government of National Unity and Interim Constitution as Important Step The United States congratulates the leaders and people of the Republic of Sudan on the inauguration of the >>>


      U.S., CHINA AGREE TO COOPERATE ON FOOD SAFETY, USDA CHIEF SAYS
      USIA, 11-07-2005
      JOHANNS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENTS FOR GREATER MARKET ACCESS FOR U.S. AGRICULTURE IN CHINA BEIJING, China, July 11, 2005 –– Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced progress with China on several key market access fronts, following meetings here with Chinese officials.

"Last year, U.S. far >>>


      HS INTERNATIONAL EDITION IS OFFICIALLY OFFLINE FROM 24.6.–1.8.
      Helsingin Sanomat, 11-07-2005
      The International Edition is closed for the whole of the month of July. Our last weekly digest of articles from the print–paper was published on June 21st. Our last dailies before the break appeared on June 23rd, shortly before the Midsummer holiday weekend. We shall return with dailies on Monday, August 1st, and >>>


      50,000 GATHER TO MOURNSREBRENICA – JUL 11, 2005
      CNN, 11-07-2005
      Some 50,000 survivors, guests and dignitaries gathered at the site of Europe‘s worst massacre of civilians since World War II to mark the 10th anniversary of the Srebrenica slaughter and to bury the newly identified bodies of 610 victims.

The sound of Muslim prayer echoed through the valley as family me >>>


      AL QAEDA–LINKED CELLIN SOMALIA – JUL 11, 2005
      CNN, 11-07-2005
      A new and ruthless cell with links to al Qaeda has grabbed a foothold in Somalia‘s capital, according to a report released Monday that dovetails with other analysis showing the lawless country could become a haven for international terrorists.

In its report, the International Crisis Group said the Mogad >>>


      ANALYSIS÷ LONDON BOMBERS STRENGTHEN BLAIR – JUL 10, 2005
      CNN, 11-07-2005
      The terrorist attacks on London could have wrecked one of the pinnacles of Tony Blair‘s career –– his ambitious attempt as chairman of the G8 nations to secure a major step–change in aid for Africa and to get the G8 nations to commit together to a new wave of action to reduce global warming.
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      ASIA OPENS WEEK ON BRIGHT NOTE – JUL 10, 2005
      CNN, 11-07-2005
      Japan‘s Nikkei 225 share average is up more than 1 percent at the midday break on Monday as healthy gains on Wall Street, inspired by modest U.S. job creation, encourage investors to buy Toyota Motor Corp. and other blue chips.

The brighter note is being repeated throughout the Asian region, where marke >>>


      ATTACK ON IRAQI ARMY CHECKPOINT KILLS 7 – JUL 11, 2005
      CNN, 11-07-2005
      Suspected insurgents attacked an Iraqi army checkpoint north of Baghdad on Monday, killing seven soldiers, police said.

The attack left two other soldiers and three civilians wounded, police said. It occurred at the southern entrance to Khales, a town about 37 miles (60 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

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      BLAIR÷ NO REST UNTIL BOMBERS FOUND – JUL 11, 2005
      CNN, 11-07-2005
      Addressing the House of Commons for the first time since Thursday‘s string of terrorist bombings ripped through the capital, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed his nation "will not rest" until those behind the attacks are brought to justice.

The investigation, he said "is among the most vigo >>>



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