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      NAWAZ SHARIF AND WIFE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR PASSPORTS
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Abdullah Iqbal, Correspondent Lahore÷ Amid rumours of a deal with the government, chief of the Pakistan Muslim League–N, Nawaz Sharif and his wife Kulsoom Nawaz have formally requested the government to issue them Pakistani passports.

This was confirmed by the party‘s Information Secretar >>>


      NOTHING IN DISC ‘TO NAIL ARROYO‘
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Gilbert Felongco, Correspondent Manila÷ President Gloria Arroyo‘s spokesman has said that there is no evidence in the wiretapped conversations that can pin down the leader for committing an illegal act.

"We saw nothing in the conversation that could pin down the president to an illegal act >>>


      NOTORIOUS FEMALE PRISONER TO BE FREED TODAY
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Montreal÷ The most reviled woman in Canada is set to walk out of prison today, facing death threats and rage from a public still bitter that she only served 12 years for the rapes and murders of teenage girls, including her younger sister.

Karla Homolka is so frightened someone might harm her that he >>>


      POLL TESTS ALBANIA‘S ABILITY TO PLAY FAIR
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Tirana, Albania÷ Albanians cast ballots yesterday in a key test of whether the tiny Balkan country can break away from its troubled past and hold a free and fair election.

The vote is also a crucial step in the nation‘s push to join Nato and build closer ties with the European Union.

& >>>


      SUPREME COURT VACANCY RAISES CONSERVATIVE HOPES HIT BY FIRE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Los Angeles Times–Washington Post Washington÷ With the Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O‘Connor, the conservative movement has within its grasp the prize it has sought for more than 40 years÷ the control of all levers of the federal government.

From >>>


      TENSIONS TO AFFECT SESSION
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Akhel Mathew, Correspondent Thiruvananthapuram÷ The monsoon session of the Kerala Assembly begins today in the shadow of the ongoing student agitation and crises plaguing the ruling United Democratic Front.

The 1'–day session, to be addressed by President A. P.J. Abdul Kalam on July 18, is >>>


      THE GREAT ANTI–POVERTY SHOW
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By John O‘Sullivan, Special to Gulf News In two days time, several million anti–poverty campaigners, progressive pop stars, socially aware bishops, labour union executives, environmental radicals, "thoughtful" corporate statesmen, anti–globalisation net–workers and young idealists of v >>>


      TIGER REBELS DENY ACCEPTING SRI LANKAN SOVEREIGNTY
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Sinha Ratnatunga, Correspondent Colombo÷ Tamil guerrillas have disputed government claims that they had accepted Sri Lanka‘s sovereignty by entering into an agreement on post–tsunami aid distribution.

The head of the political wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), S.P. Tham >>>


      US AIRCRAFT BOMBARD MILITANT POSITIONS
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Reuters Kabul÷ US aircraft blasted militant positions in eastern Afghanistan yesterday as US forces search–ed for a sixth day for soldiers missing since just before a helicopter coming to their aid was shot down, police said.

One US Special Forces operative missing since Tuesday was rescued, CNN r >>>


      US RESCUES SOLDIER IN AFGHANISTAN
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Agencies US troops have rescued a member of an elite American military team missing in Afghanistan for almost a week, military officials said.

Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jerry O‘Hara declined to comment on the rescued serviceman, but said an unspecified number of other troops were still missing in the m >>>


      VAPOUR PLUME ‘CAUSED POSSIBLY BY VOLCANO‘
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Tokyo÷ A mysterious column of water vapour that shot a kilometre into the sky from the Pacific Ocean near Iwo Jima was likely caused by an underwater volcanic eruption, Japanese officials said yesterday.

Ships should also avoid the area, they added. A coast guard crew flew over the area to try to det >>>


      WHO DEFENDS SETTING HUGE AIDS TARGET
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      Reuters Kobe, Japan÷ The World Health Organisation defended yesterday its target of getting 3 million people in poor countries on Aids treatment by the end of 2005.

The agency said it was the only way to make substantial progress even though the goal could be missed.

Dr Jim Yong Kim, director o >>>


      WILLIAM TURNS ON ROYAL CHARM IN NEW ZEALAND
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Wellington÷ Britain‘s Prince William became Prince Charming yesterday as he undertook the first official duty of his 11–day visit to New Zealand.

His first walkabout, after a wreath–laying commemorating the end of Second World War, delighted the crowd of about 350 well–wishers >>>


      WORK FOR IRAQ‘S STABILITY, SAYS PUTIN
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      AP Svetlogorsk, Russia÷ President Vladimir Putin yesterday called on the world community to work together to bring stability to violence–wracked Iraq, saying after meeting with French and German leaders that past disputes should not prevent future cooperation.

"All of the disagreements on the >>>


      YOUNG CAMEL JOCKEYS FACE LONELY FUTURE
      Gulf News, 04-07-2005
      By Kamila Hyat, Correspondent Lahore÷ For several days after the first 22 "camel kids" returned home from the UAE, press photographers waited daily with cameras poised hoping to capture emotional reunions with families.

Since then, the crowd of newsmen has gradually drifted away from outside t >>>


      BHAT SAYS HURRIYAT READY FOR TALKS, WANTS A DATE
      , 04-07-2005
      Srinagar, July 3÷ Talks between the Centre and the Hurriyats moderate faction would recommence as soon as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh decides on the dates, senior leader of the conglomerate Abdul Gani Bhat said today.

RELATED STORIES Two J–K ministers survive bid on life Frequency of Srinaga >>>


      TWO J–K MINISTERS SURVIVE BID ON LIFE
      , 04-07-2005
      Srinagar, July 3÷ Two J–K ministers, Peerzada Mohammed Syed and G.A. Mir, and two MLAs today survived an assassination bid while they were touring north Kashmir villages.

RELATED STORIES Bhat says Hurriyat ready for talks, wants a date Frequency of Srinagar bus to be increased Arms stored in >>>


      AMBANIS HAVE FIRST FAMILY GET TOGETHER AFTER SETTLEMENT
      , 04-07-2005
      New Delhi, July 3÷ A fortnight after the settlement of ownership issues, the entire Ambani family, including Mukesh and his younger brother Anil, came together for the first time for a pooja ahead of third death anniversary of Dhirubhai Ambani.

The two Ambani brothers alongwith their wives and kids join >>>


      AMITABH AND HIS EVERLASTING LIGHT
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 1615 hours IST Mumbai, July 4÷ After his critically acclaimed Let‘s Talk, Ram Madhvani is back with a 30–min documentary on Amitabh Bachchan titled Everlasting Light –a literal translation of AB‘s name.

The documentary was originally made >>>


      ANALYSTS SEE CHALLENGE, NOT CRISIS, IN DVD SLUMP
      , 04-07-2005
      Los Angeles, July 3÷ Shortfalls in sales of two of the summer‘s biggest DVD releases, Shrek 2 and The Incredibles, underscore the changing nature of the home–entertainment market but do not point to an impending slump, analysts said on Friday.

Pixar Animation Studios Inc cut its current&ndas >>>


      ASIAN GROWTH IS SLOWER, BUT HEALTHIER÷ JP MORGAN
      , 04-07-2005
      Singapore, July 4÷ After a sharp slowdown in the first quarter of 2005, most Asian economies did surprisingly well in the second quarter and are set to recover further in the latter half of the year, economists at JP Morgan said on Monday.

JP Morgan‘s head of emerging Asian research, David Fernand >>>


      BE READY FOR LOK SABHA POLLS÷ ADVANI
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 1'46 hours IST Shillong, July 4÷ BJP president L.K. Advani on Monday said the next Lok Sabha elections may come before much earlier than expected.

«The next Lok Sabha elections may come much earlier than expected. Nowadays, no one knows when elections >>>


      BHUTTO EQUATES MUSHARRAF WITH ZIA
      , 04-07-2005
      Islamabad, July 4÷ With talks for reconciliation with President Pervez Musharraf making no headway, former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on Monday lashed out at him comparing him with military ruler Zia ul Haq and predicted an early end to Musharrafs dictatorship.

«The days of dictator >>>


      BIG FIRE HITS PAKISTAN OIL TERMINAL
      , 04-07-2005
      Karachi, July 3÷ A large fire engulfed a terminal owned by Pakistan‘s largest oil marketing firm, injuring four fire fighters, before it was put out on Sunday, authorities said.

Officials at Pakistan State Oil did not coment on whether production would be affected by the fire, which erupted around >>>


      BIPASHA & JOHN‘S MAHAYUDH!
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 1626 hours IST Mumbai, July 4÷ ...at the box office that is.

Come July 22, John‘s Viruddh & Bipasha‘s No Entry will clash at the box office.

«Viruddh gave me a lot» John shoots us a sombre reply. «I got to work with Mr B >>>


      BLAIR SAYS G8 WORRIED BY OIL, WANTS LOWER PRICE
      , 04-07-2005
      Riyadh, July 3÷ British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Saturday called for efforts to reduce oil prices but said the world‘s biggest exporter Saudi Arabia was doing what it could to rein in prices.

Blair also signalled oil prices were likely to be on the agenda of a G8 leaders meeting in Scotland ne >>>


      BUSH ADAMANT ON ANTI–KYOTO STAND
      , 04-07-2005
      London, July 4÷ In a crushing blow to British Prime Minister Tony Blair‘s dream of a groundbreaking deal on climate change at the G8 summit this week, US President George W Bush has ruled out his country‘s backing for any Kyoto–style deal to cut global warming.

In an interview prior to >>>


      DEEP IMPACT÷ NASA PROBE HITS COMET
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 1158 hours IST Pasadena, California, July 4÷ A space probe hit its comet target early today in a NASA–directed, Hollywood–style mission that scientists hope will reveal clues to how the solar system formed.

It marked the first time a spacecraft had to >>>


      DUS
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 1305 hours IST New Delhi, July 4÷ Bollywood may have run out of conventional titles but that won‘t stop Dus, Chocolate and No Entry from hoping to garner a decent opening at the desi box–office.

All three films, releasing in the coming weeks, are big& >>>


      FIVE TRS MINISTERS QUIT AP CABINET
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 1615 hours IST Hyderabad, July 4÷ Five Telengana Rashhtra Samiti ministers on Monday pulled out of the Congress–led coalition government in Andhra Pradesh climaxing serious differences between the two parties on handling naxalite problem and the separate statehood d >>>


      G8÷ A JADED FORMULA IN A HIGH–OCTANE WORLD?
      , 04-07-2005
      Paris, July 4÷ When G8 leaders meet in Scotland this week, the star is arguably Chinese President Hu Jintao, an outsider whose booming Communist–run country is transforming the world economic order.

Whether the G8 club, which is 30 years old and comprises the United States, Japan, Germany, Italy, >>>


      HOW ABOUT A FATWA AGAINST THE IMRANA FATWA
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 1255 hours IST For once I find myself in total agreement with the Communist Party of India (Marxist). So much in agreement that I am tempted at least for this week to forgive them for following economic policies that appear to be designed to keep as many Indians in poverty for a >>>


      I HAVE NO PROBLEMS TAKING RISKS÷ DEEPAK TIJORI
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 162' hours IST Mumbai, July 4÷ Lady luck refuses to shine on Deepak Tijori ever since he has turned a filmmaker. Though offbeat, both his films Oops! and Khamosh sank at the box–office. After two independent projects Deepak directs Fareb starring the sensational >>>


      I JUST DON‘T WANT TO DO MEDIOCRE WORK÷ SHILPA
      , 04-07-2005
      Mumbai, July 4÷ After silencing her critics in Revathi‘s Phir Milenge, Shilpa has stepped out of her oomph nymphet image for keeps. The sultry siren refuses to go back in that stereotype and is on look out for more meaningful roles. After experimenting in Deepak Tijori‘s Khamosh, Shilpa is back yet a >>>


      INDIA‘S DOMESTIC IT MARKET LIKELY TO GROW 20 PC
      , 04-07-2005
      New Delhi, July 4÷ India‘s domestic information technology industry is forecast to grow a compounded 20 per cent through 200' as firms increase efficiency through computerisation, research firm Gartner said on Monday.

Improved infrastructure, strong demand from the financial sector and rapidly >>>


      INDIA, CHINA TO DRIVE GROWTH IN ASIA‘S IT SERVICES MARKET
      , 04-07-2005
      Singapore, July 4÷ The Asia pacific‘ s information technology services market is projected to grow at an annual compounded rate of 8.' per cent from 2004 to 200', faster than the global expansion rate of 6.1 per cent, a report said today.

Regional giants India and China are the main driver >>>


      INDO–US DEFENCE PACT VIOLATES CMP÷ CPI
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 1417 hours IST Kolkata, July 4÷ The CPI–M on Monday expressed concern over the Indo–US agreement on defence cooperation saying that it violated the Common Minimum Programme as also the parliamentary resolution taken during the Iraq war.

«We are >>>


      ISRAELI PRESIDENT FEARS SHARON ASSASSINATION
      , 04-07-2005
      Jerusalem, July 4÷ Israeli President Moshe Katsav said on Monday the vocal opposition of pro–settler rabbis to Israel‘s Gaza pullout could incite ultranationalists to try to assassinate Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

"In the struggle over the disengagement someone is likely to distort the >>>


      KULKARNIS RESIGNATION PLEASES RSS
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 1502 hours IST Surat, July 4÷ BJP national secretary Sudheendra Kulkarnis resignation appears to have given a fresh lease of life to an embattled L.K. Advani as the RSS deliberated on its ties with the saffron party on the second day of its three–day conclave on Mo >>>


      LORD PAUL TO SET UP WORLD–CLASS SCHOOL IN PUNJAB
      , 04-07-2005
      New Delhi, July 4÷ NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul on Monday gave a gift to the place of his birth, Jalandhar.

Pauls Caparo Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Punjab Technical University (PTU) to establish a school for manufacturing and material technology on the outskirts of J >>>


      MAHESH–MARY GRAB WIMBLEDON VICTORY
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 1047 hours IST London, July 4÷ Mahesh Bhupathi and Mary Pierce eased aside Paul Hanley and Tatiana Perebiynis 6–4 6–2 to win the Wimbledon mixed doubles title on Sunday.

Australian Hanley and Ukraine‘s Perebiynis had little answer to the experie >>>


      MUMBAIS CRIMINAL LAWYER MAJID MEMON SHOT AT
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 1326 hours IST Mumbai, July 4÷ Two gunmen today fired at leading criminal lawyer Majid Memon outside his residence at Almira Road in suburban Bandra here but he escaped unhurt, police said.

The Ravi Pujari gang has owned responsibility for attack on Memon, police >>>


      NEW PORSCHE MODEL TO BE 4–DOOR SPORTS COUPE – REPORT
      , 04-07-2005
      Frankfurt, July 3÷ Porsche AG‘s next new model will be a four–door sports coupe, to be launched in 200' costing 70,000–100,000 euros ($85,000–$121,000), a German magazine reported on Saturday.

The new car will be bigger than but similar to Porsche‘s two–door ' >>>


      NO NEED TO PANIC OVER INDO–US PACT÷ KASURI
      , 04-07-2005
      Islamabad, July 4÷ Days after criticising the Indo–US defence agreement, Pakistan has changed its tune saying there is no need to panic and that it has not protested to Washington «in the larger perspective».

«There is no need to panic,» Pakistans Foreign Minister Khurshid >>>


      OSAMA TO GET SIBLING‘S HELP
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 1042 hours IST Cairo, July 4÷ One of Osama bin Laden‘s half–brothers said he would pay for the terror mastermind‘s defence should he ever be captured, because everyone –– even Washington‘s most wanted man –– has the right to >>>


      OVER 26 MILLION TEXT MESSAGES SENT BACKING LIVE 8
      , 04-07-2005
      Philadelphia, July 3÷ More than 26.4 million people from around the world sent text messages on Saturday in support of the Live 8 campaign to cancel the debts of the poorest countries, setting a world record, organizers said.

"This is definitely going down as the biggest political call to action,&q >>>


      POLICE CHARGESHEET ACCUSED IN IMRANA RAPE CASE
      , 04-07-2005
      Muzaffarnagar, July 4÷ The police on Monday filed chargesheet against Ali Mohammed, the main accused in the Imrana rape case, with details of the victimss recorded statement and accounts of more than 12 witnesses, including her family members.

The chargesheet also included Imranas medical report and h >>>


      RIL ACQUIRES 13.6 MN SHARES OF REL
      , 04-07-2005
      New Delhi, July 4÷ Reliance Industries Ltd today said it has acquired 13.6 mn equity shares of Reliance Energy from its wholly owned subsidiary Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings.

RIL had acquired the 1,36,22, 707 equity shares of Reliance Energy from Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdin >>>


      SAMEER ACCUSED OF STEALING LYRICS!
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Monday, July 04, 2005 at 1213 hours IST Mumbai, July 4÷ Just a few days before its release, Salman Khan starrer Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya is shrouded in controversy of a rare kind. Urdu poet Nida Fazli has accused film‘s lyricist Sameer of lifting lines from his collection of poems published in >>>


      SAMSUNG, MOTOROLA TO SHARE MOBILE TECHNOLOGY
      , 04-07-2005
      Seoul, July 2÷ South Korea‘s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it had signed an agreement with rival Motorola Inc to share mobile technology.

The cross–licence agreement is the latest move by global tech firms to try and avoid costly legal disputes over intellectual property.

>>>


      SANIA CLIMBS BACK TO 70TH PLACE
      , 04-07-2005
      New Delhi, July 4÷ Sania Mirza climbed back to her career–high singles ranking of 70, thanks to her splendid show at the Wimbledon grand slam over the fortnight.

Sania, who reached the second round of the ladies‘ singles where she lost to US Open champion and world number six Svetlana Kuznet >>>


      SEX WORKERS ON FRONTLINE OF ASIA‘S AIDS BATTLE
      , 04-07-2005
      Kobe, Japan, July 3÷ Former sex worker Tonette says people like her are some of the best fighters against AIDS in Asia but that they are being ignored by governments and international agencies even as an explosion of the deadly disease looms.

One in four new infections occurs in Asia, home to more than >>>


      SHOCKED INDIA DESPERATE TO HIT FORM AGAIN
      , 04-07-2005
      Rotterdam, Germany), July 4÷ There is nothing glorious about the uncertainties of Indian hockey.

The stunning 0–4 defeat to Spain last night in the Rabobank Junior World Cup Hockey Tournament for men here following the 4–1 rout of the Netherlands the previous day has brought to light the thi >>>


      SK TELECOM SPOKE TO TATA TELESERVICES, NO PURCHASE
      , 04-07-2005
      Seoul, July 3÷ SK Telecom Co, South Korea‘s top mobile carrier, said on Sunday it had held talks with Indian telecoms firm Tata Teleservices Ltd, but rejected a report it was negotiating to buy a 33 per cent stake for up to Rs 26 billion.

"It is not true that we were considering to buy 33 per >>>


      VIDEO GAMERS MAY HAVE QUICKER EYES
      , 04-07-2005
      New York, July 4÷ Video game players may spend a lot of time on the couch, but when they‘re ready to go out they can find their keys quicker than the rest of us, a study suggests.

Researchers found that gamers who devote much of their free time to Grand Theft Auto and Super Mario may be able to sc >>>


      WANT A PAK VISA, GO THROUGH NEW RULES INDIA!
      , 04-07-2005
      Updated÷ Sunday, July 03, 2005 at 1526 hours IST Islamabad, July 3÷ Amidst growing rush for its visa due to thaw in Indo–Pak ties, Pakistan has announced new guidelines for Indians wanting to visit the country, saying that a visa request must be delivered at least eight weeks in advance to relevant >>>


      ZIMBABWE AFRICA‘S ‘ALBATROSS‘ AHEAD OF G8, SAYS MDC
      , 04-07-2005
      Johannesburg, July 4÷ Zimbabwe is an albatross around the neck of African leaders, who must condemn rights abuses there if they want rich countries to help tackle poverty on the continent, its opposition leader said on Monday.

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party, >>>


      S.AFRICA‘S ANC REJECTS LABOUR REFORM PROPOSALS
      , 04-07-2005
      PRETORIA (Reuters) – South Africa‘s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has rejected proposals to relax strict labour laws, blamed for the country‘s high unemployment rate, as more research is needed, the party said on Sunday.

ANC Secretary General Kgalema Motlanthe told reporters that the >>>


      S.AFRICA‘S MBEKI DEMANDS ANC UNITY AFTER ZUMA RIFT
      , 04-07-2005
      By Alistair Thomson and Peter Apps PRETORIA (Reuters) – South African President Thabo Mbeki demanded unity within his ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Sunday, seeking to close damaging rifts with the left over the firing of his deputy Jacob Zuma in a graft case.

Closing a five–day policy c >>>


      ANARCHIST PROTESTS ERUPT ACROSS EDINBURGH FOR G8
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      Related Pictures By Jeremy Lovell EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Anarchist protests erupted on Monday in Scotland‘s capital, sparking scuffles between riot police and demonstrators two days before leaders of the world‘s richest nations hold a summit nearby.

Several people were detained, at least two p >>>


      ARTIST TOLD TO TURN OFF TAPS IN WATER PROTEST
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – A performance artist whose latest work, a running tap, aims to highlight water loss has been told to turn it off –– and stop wasting water.

Mark Mcgowen was planning to leave the tap running in a gallery in South London for a year, graphically wasting 15 million litres of w >>>


      BLAIR LEAVES CELEBRATION PLANS ON HOLD
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      Related Articles Lobbying feverish as 2012 vote looms By Paul Radford SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Prime minister Tony Blair, on a hectic schedule to promote London‘s bid to stage the 2012 Olympics, said on Monday he had not yet made plans to celebrate an eventual victory for London.

Blair arrived in Sing >>>


      BLAIR RENEWS ATTACK ON EU FARM SPENDING
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      PARIS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Tony Blair renewed his attack on European Union farm subsidies that mainly benefit France by saying the bloc needed a long–term budget which would allow it to face global challenges.

Blair, who assumed the rotating EU presidency on Friday, said the 25–member b >>>


      BRITAIN HOPES FOR G8 SUMMIT WITH A DIFFERENCE
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles Bush sees chance to help Palestinians at G8 summit France‘s Chirac÷ G8 heading towards climate deal FACTBOX–Gleneagles G8 summit in facts and figures FACTBOX–What happened at the last five G8 summits By Andrew Gray EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Leaders of a small >>>


      BRITISH MEN IN DENIAL ABOUT WEIGHT WOES – POLL
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – About a quarter of British men are in denial about their weight problem, according to a survey released on Monday.

Although national statistics say as many as 65 percent of men are overweight or obese, in a poll of 2,000 of them, 25 percent would not admit they needed to lose weight.>>>


      BUSH COOL ON CLIMATE DEAL AND OFFERS BLAIR NO FAVOURS
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles Britain hopes for G8 summit with a difference FACTBOX–Five economic issues at Scotland G8 summit Zimbabwe Africa‘s "albatross" ahead of G8, says MDC By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush has told Prime Minister Tony Blair to expect no f >>>


      CHIRAC MOCKS BRITAIN FOR MAD COW AND BAD FOOD
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      Related Pictures PARIS (Reuters) – French President Jacques Chirac cracked jokes to Russian and German leaders about bad British food and mad cow disease, Liberation said on Monday, revealing comments that could further strain Anglo–French relations.

The French daily said Chirac was overheard makin >>>


      COURT GIVES TEEN LIFE SENTENCE FOR TEACHER RAPE
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – A court sentenced a schoolboy who raped a teacher to life imprisonment on Monday, but said the teenager can apply for parole in 4–1/2 years.

The boy, who was 15 when he committed the crime in September 2004, had pleaded guilty in May to oral rape.

"This was a truly >>>


      DARE–DEVILS PULL OFF REENACTMENT OF 1'1' FLIGHT
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      DUBLIN (Reuters) – Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett and his co–pilot landed safely in western Ireland on Sunday after re–enacting the first trans–Atlantic flight made more than 80 years ago.

Fossett and co–pilot Mark Rebholz left Newfoundland on Saturday night in a replica of >>>


      EU COMMISSIONER DOUBTS BLAIR‘S PLAN FOR EU
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      By Marcin Grajewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union budget chief expressed doubts on Monday about Prime Minister Tony Blair‘s plan to launch fundamental economic reform of the bloc, saying it lacked substance so far and created divisions in the EU.

EU Budget Commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite, >>>


      HUNDREDS COMPLAIN TO BBC ABOUT LIVE 8 SWEARING
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – The BBC apologised on Monday for outbursts of swearing by stars including Madonna at the weekend‘s Live 8 concerts after it received hundreds of complaints from viewers.

More than a million people watched the shows held at 10 venues across the globe on Saturday, while a further 2 >>>


      JOCKEY DIES AFTER FALL AT MARKET RASEN
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – Jockey Tom Halliday died after suffering injuries in a fall at Market Rasen on Sunday.

The 20–year–old, a 10lb claimer, was riding Sue Smith‘s Rush‘N‘Run when his six–year–old mount fell at the sixth fence in a Novices‘ Handicap Hurdle, m >>>


      KEWELL AND LINEKER LIBEL CASE ENDS OUT OF COURT
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      By Roger Pearson LONDON (Reuters) – A libel action brought by Australian international Harry Kewell against former England striker Gary Lineker and the Sunday Telegraph has been settled out of court.

A High Court jury was discharged last month when it failed to reach a verdict on the action taken by Kewe >>>


      KEWELL AND LINEKER LIBEL CASE SETTLED OUT OF COURT
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      By Roger Pearson LONDON (Reuters) – A libel action brought by Australian international Harry Kewell against former England striker Gary Lineker and the Sunday Telegraph has been settled out of court for undisclosed terms.

A High Court jury was discharged last month when it failed to reach a verdict on th >>>


      LIONS LOOKING TO SALVAGE PRIDE AGAINST AUCKLAND
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles Wilkinson not ruling out appearing in final test British and Irish Lions v Auckland factbox By Julian Linden AUCKLAND (Reuters) – The British and Irish Lions are hoping to salvage their battered pride with a win over Auckland in their penultimate match in New Zealand at Eden Park >>>


      LIVE 8 ROCKS WORLD
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles Africa to push G8 on debt, trade, aid Live 8‘s lofty aim is to change world, not feed it Living the Live Aid ideal in Burkina Faso Bob Geldof, charity saint and foul–mouthed bully Bjork rocks, but did Live 8 Tokyo crowd get point?

Pope blesses Make Poverty History >>>


      LONDON ROAD CONGESTION CHARGE RISES 60 PERCENT
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – London‘s congestion charge on vehicles entering the city centre rises by two thirds to eight pounds on Monday.

The increase from the current five pounds is expected to raise up to 45 million pounds a year to reinvest in transport.

But opposition parties say the move will >>>


      NASA COMET CRASH MISSION ENTERS RISKY HOME STRETCH
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      By Nichola Groom and Nigel Hunt PASADENA, California (Reuters) – A NASA spacecraft entered the risky home stretch of its 268 million–mile (431 million km) voyage to crash into a comet on Sunday, performing its final maneuvers in a mission to uncover the building blocks of life on Earth.

The Deep Im >>>


      NASA PROBE COLLIDES WITH COMET IN BRILLIANT BLAST
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles FACTBOX – NASA‘s Deep Impact mission Russian astrologist sues NASA over comet crash NASA Probe Hits Comet By Nichola Groom and Nigel Hunt PASADENA, California (Reuters) – A NASA spacecraft collided with a comet half the size of Manhattan late on Sunday night, creating >>>


      OLYMPICS CHIEF MOVES TO QUELL POTENTIAL ROW
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      By Ossian Shine SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Olympic president Jacques Rogge moved quickly on Monday to quell a potential row between London and Paris as the race to stage the 2012 Summer Games hotted up.

The French team had earlier on Monday considered making a formal complaint after a delegate connected to Lo >>>


      PANEL REJECTS CLAIM PRINCE WAS EXAM CHEAT
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) – Allegations that Prince Harry cheated in his school exams to win a place at the prestigious Sandhurst military academy were rejected by an employment tribunal on Monday.

Harry‘s former art teacher Sarah Forsyth had secretly taped a conversation with the younger son >>>


      UNION AGREES TO BBC DEAL AS JOB CUT TALKS TO BEGIN
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – The BBC can begin plans to cut 4,000 jobs after a technical workers‘ union voted on Monday to accept a revised offer put forward by the public broadcaster‘s Director General Mark Thompson.

About '2 percent of members of the Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and T >>>


      VOTE FOR 2012 GAMES TOO CLOSE TO CALL
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      Related Articles Moscow mayor says city historic choice Beckham arrives in Singapore to back Olympic bid Madrid says not having hosted Olympics is its edge By Paul Radford SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The hottest bidding war in Olympic history looked set to go to the wire on Monday less than 48 hours before Internationa >>>


      WORLD WAR TWO VETERANS‘ WEEK BEGINS
      Reuters UK, 04-07-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Charles opens a "Living Museum" about life in wartime on Monday to kick off a week of events to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

"Veterans Awareness Week" aims to raise awareness of the contribution made by both civilians and those in th >>>


      AID FOR FLOOD VICTIMS IN TELEORMAN AND OLT COUNTIES
      Rompres, 04-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 4 /Rompres/ – Flood–stricken people in Teleorman and Olt counties (southern Romania) will receive about 100 tonnes victuals, which PM Calin Popescu Tariceanu ordered on Monday to be made available
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      FOREIGN MINISTER HAILS CELEBRATION OF US INDEPENDENCE DAY
      Rompres, 04-07-2005
      Jerusalem, July 4 (Rompres) – The celebration of the US Independence Day is a special day for the entire community of democracies and I am honoured to express, on this occasion, my sincere friendliness towards the entire American nation, Foreign Minister Mihai–Razvan Ungureanu, on an official < >>>


      FORMIN UNGUREANU TO VISIT YAD VASHEM
      Rompres, 04-07-2005
      Tel Aviv, July 3 /Rompres/ – Romania‘s Foreign Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu will start his official visit to Israel, on Sunday in the afternoon, by laying flower wreaths and the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem, followed by his meeting with director Avner Shalev.

Accompanied by Rabbi >>>


      LIVIU DIETER NISIPEANU IS EUROPEAN CHESS CHAMPION
      Rompres, 04-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 2 (Rompres) – The European chess championship ended in Warsaw, Poland, with a splendid victory of the great Romanian master Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, who won the gold medal, as he came first undefeated
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      MIHAI–RAZVAN UNGUREANU÷ ROMANIA SHOULD BE PUT BACK ON POLITICAL MAP OF MIDDLE EAST
      Rompres, 04-07-2005
      Jerusalem, July 4 /Rompres/ – Romania should take advantage from this period when it is a non–permanent member of the U.N. Security Council and also from the takeover in October, for a month, of the presidency of this body in order to become a reliable partner in the Middle East and to be put back on >>>


      PRESS REVIEW
      Rompres, 04-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 4 (Rompres) – The dailies write on Monday about the floods in southern Romania, an opinion poll revealing how much confidence the Romanians have in the Presidency and the Government, the US National Day, stock exchange transactions in new Romanian leu currency, the deregulation of the energy >>>


      ROMANIA‘S AMBASSADOR IN TEL AVIV GIVES INTERVIEW WITH ROMPRES NEWS AGENCY
      Rompres, 04-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 3 /Rompres/ – Romania‘s Ambassador in Tel Aviv Mariana Stoica gave an interview with the Rompres News Agency, in the context of the visit the Romanian delegation headed by Foreign Minister Mihai Razvan
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      STRIKING CHANGE
      Sudan Tribune, 04-07-2005
      Editorial, Arab News 1 July 2005 –– At last the political paralysis in the face of internal rebellion and immense external pressures seems to be coming to an end in Sudan. President Omar Bashir‘s government has announced an end to the six–year state of emergency and the release of all political >>>


      AU CHIEF CONCERNED OVER SLOW PACE OF DARFUR TALKS
      Sudan Tribune, 04-07-2005
      ADDIS ABABA, July 3, 2005 (Xinhua) –– African Union Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare on Sunday expressed concern over the slow pace of the fifth round of inter–Sudanese peace talks on Darfur in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

Chief mediator Salim Ahmed Salim (L) and African Union (AU) se >>>


      BERLIN OPPOSES AID TO SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 04-07-2005
      BERLIN, July 2 (AFP) –– The G8 should deny Sudan debt relief and international financial assistance to force its government to improve a "catastrophic human rights situation", Germany‘s junior foreign minister Kerstin Mueller said Saturday.

Kerstin Mueller "Members of the G8 sh >>>


      DARFUR REBEL NMRD AGREES TO ABIDE BY ACCORD WITH GOVERNMENT
      Sudan Tribune, 04-07-2005
      A rebel of the JEM KHARTOUM, July 3, 2005 (Sudan Tribune) –– Darfur rebel splinter group the National Movement for Reform and Development (NMRD) has said that it will abide by the agreements it had signed with the Sudanese government, stressing the importance continued dialogue, which it said it considered >>>


      DARFUR REBELS BANK ON AU SUMMIT FOR BREAKTHROUGH
      Sudan Tribune, 04-07-2005
      CAIRO, July 2 (AFP) –– The main rebel group in Sudan‘s war–torn Darfur voiced hope Saturday that an upcoming African Union summit in Libya would yield a breakthrough in currently deadlocked talks with Khartoum.

SLM leader Abdelwahed Mohamed A–Nur. "We are calling on all Afric >>>


      DEATH RATE FALLS SHARPLY IN DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 04-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, July 3, 2005 (Xinhua) –– Sudanese Minister of Health Ahmed Bilal Osman announced here Sunday that an initial survey showed a threefold decrease in death rates in the western region of Darfur.

A Sudanese woman exits a medical consultation after receiving attention at a Save the Children/US >>>


      EASTERN SUDAN REBELLION ONLY ADDS TO DARFUR‘S WOES
      Sudan Tribune, 04-07-2005
      By Pieter Tesch, The Irish Times KASSALA, eastern Sudan, July 2, 2005 –– A rebellion in eastern Sudan threatens to undo the progress made in bringing the rebellions in southern Sudan and Darfur in the west to a peaceful conclusion.

A Beja man rides his camel in the rebel–controlled area of Ea >>>


      ERITREAN RULING PARTY, SUDANESE OPPOSITION ALLIANCE SIGN PACT
      Sudan Tribune, 04-07-2005
      ASMARA, July 3, 2005 (Shabait.com) –– The Leadership Council of the Sudanese National Democratic Alliance (NDA) that began its meeting on the 2'th of June at the Hotel Intercontinental Asmara under the theme "Building a Peaceful, Democratic and United Sudan" concluded yesterday 2nd of July, 20 >>>


      ETHIOPIAN GOVT TROOPS KILL LISTENERS TO BBC NEWS ÷ REPORT
      Sudan Tribune, 04-07-2005
      By Ethiopian opposition Radio Freedom audio ADDIS ABABA, July 1, 2005 –– On Wednesday, 2' June, colonial Ethiopian soldiers based in Shilabo town, southeastern Ethiopia, carried out a vicious massacre against civilians listening to the BBC news at a restaurant.

Ethiopian soldiers took positions >>>



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