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      SECURITY ALERT÷ NO–FLY ZONE MOOTED FOR AYODHYA
      , 27-07-2005
      Updated÷ Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 1815 hours IST Ayodhya, July 27÷ Several measures like making Ayodhya a no–fly zone are in the offing to enhance security in the temple town and prevent the recurrence of terrorist attacks.

A Security Review Committee meeting on Wednesday, chaired by U >>>


      STUDY SAYS INDIANS REACH AIDS CONDITION LATER
      , 27-07-2005
      New Delhi, July 26÷ Researchers at the Benaras Hindu University have found the CD4 lymphocyte count, on the basis of which AIDS progression is measured, varies considerably in Caucasians and Indians.

The study conducted by V Satya Suresh Attili, Shyam Sundar, V P Singh and Madhukar Rai shows that the CD >>>


      STUDY SHOWS CIRCUMCISION MAY REDUCE AIDS RISK
      , 27-07-2005
      Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, July 27÷ Circumcising men can help protect them from the AIDS virus, researchers said on Tuesday after finishing the first study that tried using the procedure specifically to prevent infection.

But United Nations health officials cautioned that more trials were necessary before >>>


      TAIWAN HOLDS WAR GAMES AIMED AT DETERRING CHINA
      , 27-07-2005
      Cck Airbase, Taiwan, July 27÷ Taiwan staged military exercises on Wednesday aimed at repelling a Chinese invasion, a week after the United States said China‘s military modernisation programme had tilted the balance in Beijing‘s favour.

Two thousand soldiers took part in the annual war games >>>


      TAJ MAHAL WILL REMAIN WITH ASI÷ UP GOVT
      , 27-07-2005
      Lucknow, July 27÷ Admitting that the Sunni Central Waqf Board was unable to look after its properties well, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday said the management of Taj Mahal would remain in the hands of the Archaeological Survey of India.

«The Waqf Board simply wants to register the grave >>>


      TERROR CAMPS REACTIVATED IN PAK÷ INDIA
      , 27-07-2005
      Updated÷ Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 1312 hours IST New Delhi, July 27÷ A number of terrorist camps have been reactivated in Pakistan and the government is monitoring the situation very closely, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

"Government is monitoring the situation very closely and has >>>


      UNEASY CALM IN GURGAON, LAWYERS GO ON STRIKE
      , 27-07-2005
      Gurgaon, July 27÷ An uneasy calm prevailed in Gurgaon today after two days of pitched battles between the Haryana police and workers of a multinational company even as lawyers went on a flash strike at the district court after an advocate representing the employees was refused bail.

Rajendra pathak who >>>


      ‘MILLENNIUM BOMBER‘ TO BE SENTENCED IN SEATTLE
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS SEATTLE (Reuters) – The "millennium bomber" convicted of plotting to blow up the Los Angeles airport faces sentencing on Wednesday, knowing his decision to stop cooperating with authorities will mean more time in prison.

Ahmed Ressam had made a deal with prosecutors that would have result >>>


      AMERICANS DOUBT U.S. WILL WIN IRAQ WAR – POLL
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A majority of the U.S. public doubts the United States will win the war in Iraq and believes the Bush administration deliberately misled Americans over Iraq‘s weapons capabilities, according to a USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll.

The poll in Wednesday‘s USA Today also sh >>>


      ASTRONAUTS PERFORM FIRST SHUTTLE DAMAGE INSPECTION
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
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Related Pictures Related Articles Discovery‘s commander cool in shuttle hot seat Shuttle‘s return could mean Hubble‘s survival FACTBOX–Discovery‘s diverse crew of astronauts NASA‘s fans hold their breath at Discovery launch FACTBOX–NASA‘s history, from Mer >>>


      ASTRONAUTS USE LASER TO SEARCH FOR SHUTTLE DAMAGE
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles Discovery‘s commander cool in shuttle hot seat Shuttle‘s return could mean Hubble‘s survival FACTBOX–Discovery‘s diverse crew of astronauts NASA‘s fans hold their breath at Discovery launch FACTBOX–NASA‘s history, from Mercury to th >>>


      AUSTRALIAN LEADERS WANT POST–LONDON TERROR SUMMIT
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian leaders, fearful of the first major peacetime attack on home soil, have called for an urgent meeting to update anti–terrorism laws and methods to protect major infrastructure such as transport hubs.

The leaders of Australia‘s six states and two >>>


      BLAIR÷ EU–TURKEY DEAL DOESN‘T TOUCH CYPRUS ISSUE
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Articles Turkish PM rules out early recognition of Cyprus LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Tony Blair reaffirmed on Wednesday that a European Union customs deal about to be signed by Turkey had nothing to do with recognition of Cyprus by Ankara.

"It‘s simply important for us to >>>


      BRITAIN FORCES HEARING ON ZIMBABWE SLUM DEMOLITION
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Britain forced the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to hear a closed–door briefing by the author of a critical U.N.

report on Zimbabwe‘s slum demolitions despite protests from China, Russia and others.

After Britain‘s U.N. Am >>>


      CHILDREN ‘DAMAGED‘ AT ASYLUM CENTRE
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) – Children held at the country‘s largest immigration detention centre are being "damaged" because of their incarceration, the prisons watchdog said on Wednesday.

A report by Anne Owers, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, said inadequate procedures and >>>


      FORMER SEX SLAVE WANTS OFFICIAL APOLOGY FROM JAPAN
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) – At 84, Song Shin–do says anger keeps her alive.

In 1'38, the then illiterate 16–year–old was destitute after running away from an arranged marriage in her native Korea.

She took what she thought was a job with the Japanese military >>>


      FRANCE AND UK REPATRIATE ILLEGAL AFGHAN IMMIGRANTS
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS PARIS (Reuters) – France and Britain joined forces to repatriate 40 illegal Afghan immigrants as part of a drive by five European Union states to cooperate in fighting illicit immigration, France‘s Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Fifteen Afghans who had illegally entered Britain and 25 w >>>


      GOVERNMENT INSISTS UN COUNCIL FOCUS ON ZIMBABWE
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles Mugabe turns to China as UN pressure builds By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The government challenged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to openly address Zimbabwe‘s bulldozing of slums, threatening a rare public clash between council members like China t >>>


      HOLDERS LIVERPOOL RALLY TO WIN 3–1 AT KAUNAS
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles Liverpool cruise, historic win for Anorthosis Late goals clinch historic win for Anorthosis Sport and politics make heady mix in Cyprus LONDON (Reuters) – European champions Liverpool came from behind to beat FBK Kaunas of Lithuania 3–1 in the away leg of their Champi >>>


      HOLDERS LIVERPOOL RALLY TO WIN 3–1 AT KAUNAS
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles Liverpool cruise, historic win for Anorthosis Late goals clinch historic win for Anorthosis Sport and politics make heady mix in Cyprus LONDON (Reuters) – European champions Liverpool came from behind to beat FBK Kaunas of Lithuania 3–1 in the away leg of their Champi >>>


      HOTELIER KILLED IN ROBBERY
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS NAIROBI (Reuters) – Three people including a British–Kenyan hotelier were killed in an apparent robbery near a Kenyan town favoured for weekend getaways from the capital Nairobi, police said on Wednesday.

Gunmen shot dead John Roger Goldson, proprietor of the Crater Lake Hotel 30 km (1' m >>>


      IRA STATEMENT EXPECTED SOON AFTER SERIES OF MOVES
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS By Jodie Ginsberg DUBLIN (Reuters) – A statement from the Irish Republican Army on its future is expected by the end of the week after a series of moves thought to have set the scene for the Northern Irish guerrillas to give up arms.

Contacts intensified between Sinn Fein and the British and Irish >>>


      ITALIAN PILGRIMS TRY TO CATCH "MIRACLE" ON MOBILES
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS ROME (Reuters) – Thousands of Italians have flocked to a small town outside Naples armed with mobile phones in the hopes of filming a statue of the Virgin Mary that residents say has miraculously moved her legs.

Parishioners at St. Peter‘s church in Acerra said they had witnessed the plaster >>>


      LONDON BOMB SUSPECT WAS CONVICTED ROBBER – PAPERS
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles Diverted London–bound L.A. flight gets all clear Cherie Blair says war on terror must respect rights Security upped on Dublin buses after London bombs FACTBOX–Descriptions of four men sought by London police FACTBOX–Attempted bomb attacks on London CHRONOLOGY&nd >>>


      LONDON BOMBING VICTIMS FUND REACHES OVER 6 MLN POUNDS
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Articles Urban survival kit sales soar after London bombs LONDON (Reuters) – A fund set up for victims of the London bomb attacks has reached 6.3 million pounds, organisers said on Wednesday, after the British–based charity Islamic Relief Worldwide donated 300,000 pounds.

The fund was >>>


      LOTTERY GAME LAUNCHED TO HELP FUND LONDON OLYMPICS
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
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LONDON (Reuters) – A national lottery game to help fund the 2012 Olympics was launched on Wednesday, exactly seven years ahead of the opening ceremony.

A new scratch card "Go For Gold" will cost one pound and will go on sale on Thursday as the first of several lottery games to r >>>


      LOTTERY GAME LAUNCHED TO HELP FUND OLYMPICS
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS LONDON (Reuters) – A national lottery game to help fund the 2012 Olympics was launched on Wednesday, exactly seven years ahead of the opening ceremony.

A new scratch card "Go For Gold" will cost one pound and will go on sale on Thursday as the first of several lottery games to raise money >>>


      MONT BLANC AVALANCHE KILLS ONE BRITON, INJURES 3
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS LYON, France (Reuters) – An avalanche in the Mont Blanc mountain range killed one Briton on Tuesday and injured three others, police said.

The victims were part of a group of six British soldiers apparently on a private climbing trip, police said. Two of them escaped the avalanche unhurt.

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      MOOD UPBEAT ON DAY TWO OF N.KOREA CRISIS TALKS
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles Myanmar muddle resolved, ASEAN focuses on N.Korea FACTBOX–Brief biographies of delegates to N. Korea talks FACTBOX–Issues at six–country talks on nuclear–free N.Korea CHRONOLOGY–Six–country talks on N.Korea nuclear programmes N.Korea rejects US >>>


      N. KOREA DIGS IN ON DAY TWO OF NUCLEAR CRISIS TALKS
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
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Related Pictures Related Articles Myanmar muddle resolved, ASEAN focuses on N.Korea FACTBOX–Brief biographies of delegates to N. Korea talks FACTBOX–Issues at six–country talks on nuclear–free N.Korea CHRONOLOGY–Six–country talks on N.Korea nuclear programmes N.Korea >>>


      N. KOREA TALKS CREEP INTO THIRD DAY
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles EU set to offer Iran limited nuclear incentives Myanmar muddle resolved, ASEAN focuses on N.Korea N.Korea rejects US nuclear plan, makes own – Yonhap FACTBOX–Brief biographies of delegates to N. Korea talks FACTBOX–Issues at six–country talks on nuclear&nd >>>


      NASA SENDS SHUTTLE BACK TO SPACE, DEBRIS FEARS ARISE
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles Discovery‘s commander cool in shuttle hot seat Shuttle‘s return could mean Hubble‘s survival FACTBOX–Discovery‘s diverse crew of astronauts NASA‘s fans hold their breath at Discovery launch FACTBOX–NASA‘s history, from Mercury to th >>>


      NO EVIDENCE IN BECKHAM SPITTING ROW, SAYS J–LEAGUE
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS By Alastair Himmer TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese officials said on Wednesday that there was no way of proving that Tokyo Verdy‘s Kazuyuki Toda spat at David Beckham in a pre–season game.

Beckham was involved in a heated tunnel bust–up after accusing Toda of spitting in his face durin >>>


      OWNERS FEAR DOGNAPPING SPATE – SURVEY
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS LONDON (Reuters) – More than a third of British dog owners are worried their pet will be stolen while one in 20 who have lost their four–legged friend think they were victims of thieves, according to a survey on Wednesday.

Almost half of owners have now had their dog fitted with a microchip b >>>


      POLICE ARREST 4 MEN IN LONDON BOMB HUNT
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles Security upped on Dublin buses after London bombs FACTBOX–Descriptions of four men sought by London police FACTBOX–Attempted bomb attacks on London CHRONOLOGY–London bombings By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Police arrested four men in central England o >>>


      POLICE ARREST FOUR IN BOMB HUNT
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles Police release man arrested at Luton airport Up to 600 detained in Pakistan crackdown on militants FACTBOX–Attempted bomb attacks on London CHRONOLOGY–London bombings More Arrests After London Bombs UK Police Arrest 3 In Birmingham By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) &n >>>


      POLICE ARREST FOUR IN LONDON BOMB HUNT
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles Security upped on Dublin buses after London bombs FACTBOX–Descriptions of four men sought by London police FACTBOX–Attempted bomb attacks on London CHRONOLOGY–London bombings UK Police Arrest 3 In Birmingham By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Police arres >>>


      POLICE ARREST KEY BOMB SUSPECT
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
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Related Pictures Related Articles Security upped on Dublin buses after London bombs FACTBOX–Descriptions of four men sought by London police FACTBOX–Attempted bomb attacks on London CHRONOLOGY–London bombings UK Police Arrest 3 In Birmingham North London Search Continues By Matthew Jon >>>


      POLICE MAKE KEY ARREST IN BOMB PROBE
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles Police release man arrested at Luton airport Up to 600 detained in Pakistan crackdown on militants Spain, Turkey back UK in action against terrorism FACTBOX–Attempted bomb attacks on London CHRONOLOGY–London bombings More Arrests After London Bombs UK Police Arrest 3 >>>


      SMART BOMB DRUG ZAPS CANCER CELLS IN MICE
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Articles Genes linked to spread of breast cancer discovered By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) – A smart anti–cancer bomb that acts like a Trojan horse can penetrate deep into tumours where it explodes and destroys cancerous cells without harming healthy ones, scientists said on Wednesday.
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      STATEMENT ON IRA‘S FUTURE EXPECTED THIS WEEK
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
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Related Pictures Related Articles FACTBOX–Key facts about IRA ally Sinn Fein By Jodie Ginsberg DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Irish Republican Army (IRA) is expected to issue a statement on its future by the end of this week, after a series of steps believed to set the scene for the Northern Irish g >>>


      SUPERMODEL MOSS WINS ‘COCAINE COMA‘ LIBEL CASE
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
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LONDON (Reuters) – Supermodel Kate Moss won substantial libel damages on Wednesday over a Sunday newspaper‘s claims that she had collapsed in a cocaine–fuelled coma.

Moss‘s lawyer Gerald Tyrrell told the High Court that the model had accepted a public apology and a subst >>>


      U.S. AIMS TO SHARPLY CUT IRAQ FORCE WITHIN A YEAR
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Mortar Hits Baghdad Bus Station By Peter Graff BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United States hopes to sharply reduce its forces in Iraq by the middle of next year, its top commander on the ground said on Wednesday.

The remarks by General George Casey appear to have been the first time sinc >>>


      U.S. MAY SHARPLY CUT IRAQ FORCE WITHIN YEAR – GENERAL
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United States hopes to sharply reduce its forces in Iraq within the next year, its top commander on the ground said on Wednesday.

"I do believe that if the political process continues to go positively, if the developments with the (Iraqi) security forces conti >>>


      UK AND FRANCE REPATRIATE ILLEGAL AFGHAN IMMIGRANTS
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
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PARIS (Reuters) – France and Britain joined forces to repatriate 40 illegal Afghan immigrants as part of a drive by five European Union states to cooperate in fighting illicit immigration, France‘s Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Fifteen Afghans who had illegally entered Britai >>>


      US MAJORITY DOUBTS AMERICA WILL WIN IRAQ WAR –POLL
      Reuters UK, 27-07-2005
      | RSS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A majority of the U.S. public doubts the United States will win the war in Iraq and believes the Bush administration deliberately misled Americans over Iraq‘s weapons capabilities, according to a USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll.

The poll in Wednesday‘s USA Today also sh >>>


      MONA MUSCA TO RESIGN AS MINISTER OF CULTURE AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS ON THURSDAY
      Rompres, 27-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 27 (Rompres) – Mona Musca on Thursday, July 28, during the Government meeting, will offer her resignation as Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs. She will also hand in her resignation as vice–president of the National Liberal Party (PNL), which, together with the Democratic Party >>>


      NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY‘S STANDING DELEGATION CASTS VOTE OF CONFIDENCE ON PM TARICEANU
      Rompres, 27-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 27 /Rompres/ – The Standing Delegation of the Romanian National Liberal Party (PNL) on Tuesday cast a the vote of confidence on Prime Minister Calin Popescu–Tariceanu, the national leader of PNL – 63 to 7 cons and 2 abstentions – so that Tariceanu should assume the entire p >>>


      PRESS REVIEW
      Rompres, 27-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 27 /Rompres/– Romania‘s national dailies of Wednesday report about the re–nationalisation of the local Daewoo automobile maker of Craiova, the consolidation of Tariceanu‘s position within his party and in Parliament, a latest archaeological discovery of a Roman water evacua >>>


      ROMANIA LODGES OFFICIAL REQUEST FOR MEMBERSHIP OF EEA
      Rompres, 27-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 27 /Rompres/ – Romanian Foreign Minister Mihai Razvan–Ungureanu on Wednesday, July 27, submitted to chair of the European Economic Area (EEA) Rita Kieber–Beck Romania‘s official request for becoming a member of the EEA, in accordance with Romania‘s Accession Treaty to >>>


      TRIP TO SUDAN CREATES CLARITY
      Sudan Tribune, 27-07-2005
      Editorial, The San Antonio Express–News No one should have been surprised, least of all Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, when Sudanese government security forces manhandled members of her diplomatic entourage and an American reporter during her recent visit to Khartoum.

Rice has probably seen more ev >>>


      AL–BASHIR APPRECIATES NDA PARTICIPATION IN CONSTITUTION COMMISSION
      Sudan Tribune, 27-07-2005
      Sudanese President Omar Hassan al–Bashir (L) talks to opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leader Osman al–Mirghani (C), while Egypt‘s President Hosni Mubarak (R) listens to them, before signing the Sudanese peace agreement in Cairo June 18, 2005. (Reuters).

KHARTOUM, July 26, 2005 ( >>>


      AU SAYS DARFUR REBELS ATTACKED GOVERNMENT CONVOY
      Sudan Tribune, 27-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, July 26 (Reuters) – The African Union said on Tuesday rebels in Sudan‘s Darfur region killed three government soldiers in an attack on a troop convoy in the area.

African Union ceasefire monitors (Economist). A Sudanese official previously told Reuters the government responded to the atta >>>


      ETHIOPIA‘S RULING PARTY STAYS AHEAD AS NEW POLL RESULTS ARE RELEASED
      Sudan Tribune, 27-07-2005
      ADDIS ABABA, July 26 (AFP) –– Ethiopia‘s ruling party has maintained its lead as the election commission released Tuesday more results of the disputed May 15 legislative elections.

Of the results released so far, the Ethiopian People Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) of Prime Minister Me >>>


      GOVERNMENT FORCES, REBELS CLASH IN DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 27-07-2005
      By Amil Khan KHARTOUM, July 26 (Reuters) – Sudanese government troops and rebels attacked each other in Darfur in fresh violence but one analyst said on Tuesday the international community is willing to give a new unity government time to solve the problem.

A Sudanese Army helicopter that had been strafi >>>


      NO OUTRIGHT WINNER IN ETHIOPIAN POLLS – SO FAR
      Sudan Tribune, 27-07-2005
      ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 26, 2005 (PANA) –– With more than half of the official results of Ethiopia‘s parliamentary elections declared on Tuesday, no political party or coalition has won a majority of seats to form the next government at federal level, the country‘s electoral board said here. >>>


      SUDAN THANKS CHINA FOR CADRES TRAINING
      Sudan Tribune, 27-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, July 26, 2005 (Xinhua) –– Sudanese officials here Tuesday expressed their thanks for China‘s training program to qualify Sudanese cadres on economy management.

They made their remarks at a symposium here on evaluating a training program for Sudanese cadres, which was attended by sen >>>


      US APPOINTS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 27-07-2005
      WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – The United States appointed a veteran aid official and negotiator as special representative to Sudan on Tuesday in a move the State Department said underscored the U.S. commitment to ending violence in Darfur.

Roger Winter Roger Winter, the special representative of the de >>>


      ONLF STATEMENT ON MALAYSIAN FIRM PETRONAS‘ OIL EXPLORATION IN OGADEN
      Sudan Tribune, 27-07-2005
      Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) Press Release July 26, 2005 The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) notes with grave concern recent reports that the Ethiopian government will soon issue an oil exploration license to the Malaysian owned Petroliam Nasional Bhd (PETRONAS) to search for crude oil in Ogaden. Pet >>>


      UN ESTABLISHES MONITORING SYSTEM TO PROTECT CHILDREN AFFECTED BY ARMED CONFLICT
      Sudan Tribune, 27-07-2005
      UNITED NATIONS Press Release July 26, 2005 UN Security Council establishes first comprehensive monitoring and reporting system to protect children affected by armed conflict Orders offending parties to prepare time–bound action plans to end violations UNITED NATIONS, New York – In a major and ground–b >>>


      BUSH HAILS 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary July 26, 2005 ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2005 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On July 26, 1''0, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This historic legi >>>


      CASSINI MISSION FINDS UNUSUAL GEOLOGY ON SATURN MOON
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      NASA Press release, July 26, 2005 Cassini Finds Recent and Unusual Geology on Enceladus NASA‘s Cassini spacecraft has obtained new detailed images of the south polar region of Saturn‘s moon Enceladus. The data reveal distinctive geological features and the most youthful terrain seen on the moon. These findi >>>


      CHINA, INDIA OIL DEALS CAN UNDERMINE GLOBAL DIPLOMACY, U.S. SAYS
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      State Department‘s Wayne says energy dialogue with both is best option By Andrzej Zwaniecki Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– China‘s and India‘s willingness to make oil deals with certain countries can undermine international efforts to encourage policy changes intended to streng >>>


      DEFENSE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING, JULY 26
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      Boy Scouts/deaths, al–Qaida threat/Algerian diplomats, Keane/50,000 insurgents, GWOT/ideology, Iraq/Marine rotations, Syria/cross border cooperation, China report/exports, GWOT/Africa, Afghanistan/enemy forces, press releases/duplicate quotes, helicopter downing/Afghanistan, suicide bombing/Mosul, BRAC/base closi >>>


      EXHIBIT EXPLORES MUSLIM LIFE IN 18TH–1'TH CENTURY AMERICA
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      Museum studies lives of early African–American Muslims By Mercedes L. Suarez and Aviva Altmann Washington File Staff Writers Washington –– The Clara Mohammad School sits in a shabby storefront in Anacostia, a predominantly African–American neighborhood on the southern edge of the nation‘s >>>


      FOUR U.S. AGENCIES WORK WITH STATES, INDUSTRY ON PROTECTING FOOD
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      "Agroterrorism" initiative aims to protect commodities from farm to table Washington –– Four U.S. government agencies have announced a new initiative with state governments and private industry to protect the U.S. food supply from terrorist threats.

According to a July 26 press release is >>>


      INDIAN OCEAN EARTHQUAKE PROMPTS NEW CALL FOR WARNING SYSTEM
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      U.N. Tsunami Relief Envoy Bill Clinton urges system‘s early completion Washington â« After a magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook India‘s Nicobar Islands July 24, former U.S. President Bill Clinton renewed his call on Indian Ocean governments to step up efforts to create an effective early warning sy >>>


      IRAQI LEADERS FROM BABIL PROVINCE MEET WITH PRESIDENT BUSH
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      Delegation visits U.S. to study methods of local governance Washington –– President Bush welcomed a delegation of Iraqi leaders from Babil province to the White House July 26 as part of the officials‘ visit to the United States to study the operation of state and local governments.

White Hous >>>


      NASA SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY HEADS TO SPACE STATION
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      United States returns to manned space flight after more than two years By Cheryl Pellerin Washington File Staff Writer Washington â« Space shuttle Discovery blasted off without problems into blue Florida skies July 26, the first shuttle to fly since the 2003 Columbia accident, and 13 days after the >>>


      STATE‘S BIRKLE SAYS U.S. COMMITTED TO HELPING CHINA ON LEGAL REFORM
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      "Rule of Law in China" Testimony by Gretchen Birkle Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Department of State At a Hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China July 26, 2005 Chairman Hagel, Commissioners, thank you for holding this important hearing, an >>>


      STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING, JULY 26
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      Sudan/special representative appointment, Bolton/nomination, North Korea, Burma, Israel/Palestinians, Iraq, UN reform, terrorism State Department spokesman Sean McCormack briefed reporters July 26.

Following is the transcript of the State Department briefing÷ (begin transcript) U.S. Department of State >>>


      SUCCESSFUL DEMOCRACIES IN ASIA SHOULD INSPIRE CHINA, LEACH SAYS
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      Representative James A. Leach Chairman, House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Co–Chairman, Congressional–Executive Commission on China Opening Statement for the CECC Hearing on "Law in Political Transitions, Lessons from East Asia and the Path Ahead for China" Tuesday, July 26, 2005 Mr. Chair >>>


      U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL CONCERNED ABOUT ZIMBABWE EVICTIONS
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      Wants briefing on home demolitions of 700,000 of country‘s poorest people By Judy Aita Washington File United Nations Correspondent United Nations –– The U.N. Security Council has asked for a briefing on Zimbabwe, United States Ambassador Anne Patterson said July 26.

"There‘s a wor >>>


      U.S. NAMES NEW SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO SUDAN
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman July 26, 2005 STATEMENT BY SEAN MCCORMACK, SPOKESMAN Roger P. Winter Appointed Special Representative for Sudan The Department of State announces the appointment of Roger P. Winter as Special Representative of the Deputy Secretary of State for Sudan. Mr.

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      U.S., NEW ZEALAND ANNOUNCE THREE JOINT BIODIVERSITY PROJECTS
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      Joint Statement by New Zealand and the United States following the Third Visit under the US/New Zealand Bilateral Climate Change Partnership Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Wellington, New Zealand July 21, 2005 Three new projects have been announced today under the US/New Zealand >>>


      UNITED NATIONS TO MONITOR USE, ABUSE OF CHILD SOLDIERS
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      Security Council sets up system on children in armed conflict By Judy Aita Washington File United Nations Correspondent United Nations –– Deeply concerned over the continuing use of child soldiers, the U.N. Security Council July 26 set up a system for monitoring, reporting on and punishing groups or nations >>>


      UNITED STATES, TAJIKISTAN TO CONTINUE ACTIVE MILITARY COOPERATION
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      Secretary Rumsfeld, Tajik Foreign Minister Talbak Nazarov brief press Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says the United States and Tajikistan are "solid partners" in the war against terrorism "and in promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan." Rumsfeld spoke July 26 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, du >>>


      WHITE HOUSE DAILY BRIEFING, JULY 26
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      NASA/Space Shuttle Discovery, Judge Roberts/attorney–client privilege, Bolton/nomination, CAFTA, terrorism, Iran, Valerie Plame issue/concerns of agents in the field, bin Laden, North Korea, Boys Scouts Jamboree/accident White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan briefed the press July 26.

Following is >>>


      WHITE HOUSE REPORT, JULY 26÷ AFGHANISTAN, CAFTA, TERRORISM
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      Administration concerned with terror financing through Afghan drug trade POSSIBLE AFGHAN DRUG/AL–QAIDA TIE CONCERNS WHITE HOUSE The Bush administration expressed its concern over illegal drug trafficking in Afghanistan possibly run by the al–Qaida terrorist network.

"It‘s been a concern >>>


      WOLFENSOHN REVIEWS GAZA DEVELOPMENT PLANS AFTER ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL
      USIA, 27-07-2005
      Special envoy tells Congress early progress essential to peace process By Phillip Kurata Washington File Special Correspondent Washington –– James Wolfensohn, the special envoy of the international community to facilitate the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and four settlements in the northern West Bank, says >>>


      12 UNEXPLODED BOMBS FOUND IN CAR – JUL 27, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      More than a dozen unexploded bombs were found in a car at Luton train station in north London five days after the deadly July 7 terror attack on London‘s transit system, two sources familiar with the investigation told CNN.

The vehicle was discovered in a parking lot at Luton station on July 12 and was >>>


      AFGHANS RIOT OVER U.S. ARRESTS – JUL 26, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      Hundreds of protesters chanting "Die America!" and throwing stones tried to batter down a gate at the U.S. military‘s main Afghan base, adding to anxieties in a country worried that fighting with insurgents could disrupt elections.

The riot broke out Tuesday, hours after an overnight battle in >>>


      ATTACK ON IRAQI WORKERS KILLS 12 – JUL 26, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      Insurgents killed 12 Iraqi workers and wounded 22 in an attack Tuesday on minibuses at a factory west of Baghdad, an Iraqi police official said.

Workers were departing an iron factory in Abu Ghraib on the capital‘s western outskirts when the attack occurred.

Several buses were bringing laborers >>>


      BLAIR AND ERDOGAN FOCUS ON CYPRUS – JUL 27, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday that Turkey‘s signing of a customs union with new European Union member states would not mean it recognizes Cyprus.

"It is simply important for us to restate the legal fact, which is the signing of the protocol does not involve the recognition of Cyp >>>


      BRAZILIAN‘S BODY TO BE FLOWN HOME – JUL 27, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      The body of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian man shot dead by undercover police at a London Underground station, will be flown back to Brazil on Wednesday, solicitors for his family said.

De Menezes, 27, was shot eight times after being mistaken for a suicide bomber at Stockwell station in south London, >>>


      CANBERRA TO SIGN ASIA PEACE PACT – JUL 27, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      Australia will join a new East Asia Summit later this year, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said on Tuesday, after bowing to regional pressure and agreeing to sign a mandatory peace pact.

Southeast Asian foreign ministers meeting in Laos confirmed that Australia would be an "inaugural participant" >>>


      CASTRO MARKS REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY AMID CRISES – JUL 26, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      President Fidel Castro marked the start of his revolution 52 years ago Tuesday, calling together a tight gathering of his staunchest supporters amid simmering public discontent aggravated by summer weather and nagging problems in the island‘s aging electrical system.

Castro was to address the nation dur >>>


      CHINESE PIG DISEASE TOLL HITS 24 – JUL 27, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      The death toll from a mysterious disease apparently carried by pigs has reached 24, China‘s official Xinhua news agency has reported.

Doctors have not found specific drugs to treat the disease, which broke out June 24 in the cities of Ziyang and Neijiang in Sichuan Province.

The country‘s >>>


      DANNY GLOVER÷ LATIN STATION WON‘T DEMONIZE U.S. – JUL 26, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      American actor Danny Glover on Tuesday defended a new TV station financed by Venezuela‘s government as a way to bring Latin America together, denying claims by critics that it will be used to demonize the United States.

The channel Telesur, which Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has promoted as an alter >>>


      EGYPTIAN BOMB SUSPECT IDENTIFIED – JUL 26, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      Investigators have identified a suspected suicide bomber in the weekend attacks that killed scores at the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh saying he was an Egyptian with Islamic militant ties, officials said Tuesday as dozens more people were questioned in the probe.

Security officials also said Egyptian aut >>>


      EGYPTIAN POLICE HUNT 15 SUSPECTS – JUL 27, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      Police are searching for more than a dozen Egyptians and local tribesmen believed to have played a direct role in the weekend terror attacks in this Red Sea resort, Egypt‘s deadliest ever, senior security officials said Wednesday.

Egyptian police have come up with a list of 15 names believed connected t >>>


      EX–MEXICAN PRESIDENT BEATS ‘DIRTY WAR‘ CASE – JUL 26, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      A Mexican court ruled on Tuesday there was insufficient evidence to try former President Luis Echeverria for genocide in a 1'71 student massacre, ending a long legal battle to put him behind bars for the bloodshed.

It was a major setback in President Vicente Fox‘s drive to punish those responsible f >>>


      FOUR HELD IN LONDON BOMBS INQUIRY – JUL 27, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      Police arrested four men early Wednesday in connection with attempted bombings on London‘s transport network on July 21, authorities said.

The first man was arrested at about 4÷30 a.m. (0330 GMT), as police executed a search warrant at an address in Heybarnes Road, Hay Mills, the Metropolitan Pol >>>


      FRENCHSEX CASE VERDICT IMMINENT – JUL 27, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      A court is to deliver its verdict on Wednesday in a vast pedophilia trial that scandalized the nation after 65 defendants

–– including relatives and acquaintances of some of the victims –– were charged with molesting, raping and prostituting infants and young children in western France >>>


      HO–HO–HOS COME EARLY IN COPENHAGEN – JUL 26, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      It‘s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. At least in Denmark. More than 100 Santa Clauses and their helpers danced and bellowed ho–hos at the annual World Santa Claus Congress.

Despite a sprinkle of rain and trees in full Nordic summer bloom, the St. Nicks from 10 countries were in a yuletide >>>


      MEXICAN POLICE BACK ON BEAT AFTER PURGE – JUL 27, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      Municipal police officers Tuesday began patrolling anew this violent Mexican border city, after nearly a third of the force was fired to weed out corruption and links to drug traffickers.

Mayor Daniel Pena gave a symbolic order for police to retake the streets shortly after 6÷30 p.m., and 44 officers a >>>


      MYSTERY OF THE FIFTH LONDON BOMB – JUL 26, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      Following last week‘s failed bombing attempts on the London transport system, British police said they were looking for four suspects, corresponding to four explosive devices found on three subway trains and a bus.

But over the weekend, the discovery of a fifth device in London‘s Little Wormwood S >>>


      NEWSTEPS AGAINST CHILD SOLDIERS – JUL 27, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      After months of wrangling, the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved measures Tuesday aimed at halting the use of child soldiers and exploitation of youngsters in war zones by governments and insurgent groups.

Under the resolution, the council for the first time established procedures to report on the ki >>>


      NEXT STEP IN PEACE PLANLIFTSHOPES INBURUNDI – JUL 27, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      Burundi‘s senate elections on Friday will set in stone a major shift in the central African nation‘s ethnically divided political landscape, giving power to the long–disenfranchised Hutu majority.

In what is the last of two elections laid out as part of a U.N.–backed peace plan to end >>>


      NK÷ U.S.MUST REMOVE‘NUKE THREAT‘ – JUL 27, 2005
      CNN, 27-07-2005
      North Korea has said it would give up its nuclear weapons only after the alleged U.S. atomic threat is removed from the divided Korean Peninsula and relations with Washington are normalized, according to a South Korean report.

The North also demanded the United States abandon plans to topple its communist reg >>>



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