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      NEW CALL FOR ENGLISH PARLIAMENT
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Hél';ne Mulholland and agencies Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited An English flag flies from the gift shop in the village of Castleton in the Peak District. Photograph: Don McPhee.

A campaign for an English parliament will be launched in Westminster today, in an attempt to resolve the &qu >>>


      NHS CREDITS WOULD EMPOWER POOREST PATIENTS, SAYS MILBURN
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Former health secretary wants ‘personal budgets‘ Blair ally will feed radical ideas into policy group Patrick Wintour Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian The former health secretary Alan Milburn, a close ally of Tony Blair, yesterday proposed a new wave of health reforms based on giving patients NHS credit >>>


      POSTAL VOTING OPEN TO ABUSE, SAY MET POLICE
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Sandra Laville Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Serious concerns over the safety of postal voting have been raised by one of the country‘s most senior police officers.

Andy Hayman, assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan police, said the system was open to widespread corruption and new legislation >>>


      PRISONERS FREED UNDER SUPERVISION CARRIED OUT 61 VIOLENT CRIMES
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Ministers accused of failing to protect public Experts put true total of offences at close to 250 Rosie Cowan, crime correspondent Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian The government was under fire yesterday as figures showed that 61 violent crimes, including murder and rape, were committed last year by former prisoner >>>


      STAFFORDSHIRE AND NORTHUMBRIA BOAST TOP COPS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Jackie Dent and agencies Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Staffordshire and Northumbria police have received the best performance ratings amongst forces in England and Wales, according to government assessments published today.

The poorest results in the annual performance assessments were those of H >>>


      TENSE MEETING SEES MPS GRILL REVENUE OVER TAX CREDIT FIASCO
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Phillip Inman Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian The cost of reforms to the government‘s much–criticised tax credit system will reach 300m by 2010, MPs heard last night. The reforms will also increase entitlement to tax credits by 500m this year, tax officials told the powerful all–party Public Acco >>>


      THE SEVSO HOARD UNDERMINES BRITAIN‘S STAND ON ILLEGAL ANTIQUITIES
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Uncovering the origins of this magnificent Roman silverware is crucial, says Rupert Redesdale Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian The discovery and subsequent history of the Sevso treasure deserves to be the subject of a book (Not for sale yet – the ‘cursed‘ 14 pieces of silver worth 100m, October 17 >>>


      THIS SINISTER ASSAULT REEKS OF POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Attacks on the decisions over the value of drugs are being used as a battering ram to break support for the NHS Polly Toynbee Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Nice is turning nasty – and not before time. Under attack, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, which decides what treatments and >>>


      UK TO LIMIT EU ENTRANTS‘ WORKING RIGHTS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Mark Oliver Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited John Reid, the home secretary, arriving at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday October 24 2006. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA.

The home secretary, John Reid, today announced restrictions on Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants‘ right to work in Britain afte >>>


      UNIONS THREATEN STRIKE OVER NURSES‘ PAY
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Hél';ne Mulholland Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited A nurse passes an information sign at the Royal Infirmary, Stoke, an NHS hospital. Photograph: David Sillitoe

Gordon Brown was today warned to stop interfering with nurses‘ pay or face a national walkout by NHS staff as they press >>>


      WELSH UNIVERSITY HEADS CALL FOR ACTION OVER FUNDING GAP
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Alexandra Smith Tuesday October 24, 2006 EducationGuardian.co.uk Welsh university chiefs are urging assembly members to make urgent changes to a draft budget amid fears underfunding of higher education is worsening in Wales.

The draft budget is to be debated in the assembly today, but vice–chancellors hav >>>


      WHITE PAPER REFORMS TOO LATE FOR MILLIONS OF PENSIONERS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Press Association Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Up to three million pensioners will die before any benefit from the restoration of the link between pensions and earnings kicks in, the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) said today.

Tomorrow, an "army of pensioners" will lobby parliament >>>


      YESTERDAY IN PARLIAMENT
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Simon Hoggart‘s sketch Yesterday in parliament '.30am Yesterday in parliament Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Sex offenders Ministers acted to clarify who would be subject to checks and possible barring under new laws aimed at preventing cautioned and convicted sex–offenders working with chil >>>


      3 MEN FOUND DEAD IN OHIO HOUSE
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 2:16 PM TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Three men were found dead Tuesday morning inside a boarded–up house in what police say appeared to be a triple homicide.

Two of the victims had been shot and the other had been stabbed, Chief Mike Navarre said.

A caller reported hearing s >>>


      ABRAMOFF ASSOCIATE ARGUES FOR NO JAIL
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 5:46 PM By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A congressman and a former House aide have written letters in support of former Bush administration official David Safavian, who is trying to avoid jail time in the Jack Abramoff investigation.

Safavian, former chief >>>


      ACCIDENT AT PA. COAL MINE KILLS 1
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:46 AM By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer TREMONT, Pa. (AP) – A coal mine accident, possibly an explosion, killed a miner Monday, but five others escaped, authorities said.

The incident happened 2,300 feet underground at the R&D Coal Co. anthracite mine in Schuylkill >>>


      AHMADINEJAD OPPOSES FINGER–PRINT BILL
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 12:46 PM TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran‘s fiercely anti–U.S. president has come out against a bill that would require Americans to be fingerprinted on arrival in Iran.

Speaking to a crowd in the northern Tehran suburb of Shemiranat, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he had >>>


      ANGLICANS EXPANDING TIES WITH CHINA
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 3:31 AM AP Photo BEJ105 By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – The Anglican church will expand efforts to help China‘s state–sanctioned Protestant church train clergy as communist leaders look to religion to help stabilize Chinese society amid wrenching change, >>>


      ANNAN RETAINS CONFIDENCE IN SUDAN ENVOY
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:16 AM AP Photo CAI201 By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Secretary–General Kofi Annan still has full confidence in his top envoy to Sudan who was ordered to leave the country after accusing the army of violating U.N. resolutions in the war in Darfur, >>>


      AP PHOTOGRAPHER KIDNAPPED IN GAZA STRIP
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 2:31 PM AP Photo JRL102 By RAMIT PLUSHNICK–MASTI Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) – Palestinian gunmen kidnapped an Associated Press photographer in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, grabbing him as he walked out of his apartment and whisking him away in their vehicle, a witness said. >>>


      ARMY TRANSLATOR MISSING IN BAGHDAD
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 5:31 AM By QASSIM ABDUL–ZAHRA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A U.S. soldier in Baghdad was reported missing late Monday, and residents said American forces sealed the central Karadah district and were conducting door–to–door searches. Other reports claimed h >>>


      BRITAIN TO RESTRICT FOREIGN WORK RIGHTS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 12:46 PM By BETH GARDINER Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – Bulgarians and Romanians will have only limited rights to work in Britain for at least a year after their countries join the European Union on Jan. 1, the government said Tuesday.

The restrictions represent a shift fr >>>


      BUSH ADMIN. WON‘T SHIFT IRAQ STRATEGY
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:46 AM AP Photo BAG111 By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Under election–year pressure to change course in Iraq, the Bush administration said Monday there are no plans for dramatic shifts in policy or for ultimatums to Baghdad to force progress.

Just >>>


      BUSH OFFICIALS: NO BIG MOVE IN IRAQ PLAN
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:01 PM AP Photo WX105 By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – With just two weeks until Election Day, the White House sought to ease political anxieties about security in Iraq but rejected calls from lawmakers for a dramatic policy shift.

The Nov. 7 elections w >>>


      CANDIDATES IN NEVADA‘S SENATE RACE SPAR
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 ':16 AM By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press Writer RENO, Nev. (AP) – In the final debate between Nevada‘s two major U.S. Senate candidates, former President Carter‘s son battled accusations he‘s a carpetbagger, while his rival, GOP Sen. John Ensign, tried to show his ind >>>


      CHICAGO VOTER INFO VULNERABLE TO HACKERS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 12:31 PM MICHAEL TARM Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) – The city is investigating a security glitch in its elections Web site that hackers could have used to swipe Social Security numbers and the personal information of about 1.3 million voters, officials said.

It wasn‘ >>>


      CHINA DENIES REPORTS OF N. KOREA APOLOGY
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 ':31 AM BEIJING (AP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Il did not apologize for his regime‘s nuclear test when a special envoy from China‘s president visited Pyongyang last week, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

South Korean news reports said last we >>>


      CLASH MARS HUNGARY UPRISING ANNIVERSARY
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 3:01 AM AP Photo MTI143 By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press Writer BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of anti–government protesters who later hijacked two unarmed tanks in violence that marred the 50th anniversary of H >>>


      CONN. BEEF RECALLED FOR POSSIBLE E. COLI
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 5:16 AM WASHINGTON (AP) – A Connecticut company is recalling about 1,680 pounds of ground beef products because they could be contaminated with a dangerous strain of E. coli, the government said Monday.

The government said no illnesses have been reported from consumption of the be >>>


      CULT LEADER HEADED TO EXECUTION IN OHIO
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 3:16 PM AP Photo NY117 By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press Writer LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) – A cult leader sentenced to death for the killing of a family of five ran out of appeals Tuesday morning as the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block his execution and prison guards prepared him for th >>>


      EX–FIRE OFFICIAL GETS JAIL FOR DUI CRASH
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 2:01 PM CHICAGO (AP) – A former high–ranking Fire Department official who admitted drinking at least six beers before getting into his truck and running into and killing a man has been sentenced to three months in jail.

Joseph G. Guidi tearfully apologized Monday to the fami >>>


      EX–WORKERS BLOCK VENEZUELA COKE PLANTS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:46 AM By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Former contractors blocked delivery trucks from entering and leaving Coca–Cola Co. plants throughout Venezuela Monday to protest unpaid severance benefits – the latest challenge to U.S.–own >>>


      FAMILY RECOGNIZES MAN WITH AMNESIA ON TV
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 3:01 AM DENVER (AP) – A man with amnesia who had been searching for his identity for more than a month was finally recognized by family and friends in Washington state when he appeared on a television news report asking for help.

Denver police confirmed Sunday that the 40–ye >>>


      FEMA APPROVES QUAKE HELP FOR HAWAII
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 6:01 AM AP Photo CAMT101 HONOLULU (AP) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved relief and recovery assistance for Hawaii residents who were victims of last week‘s magnitude 6.7 earthquake, Gov. Linda Lingle said Monday.

The aid may include grants for temporary >>>


      GLOBALIZATION THINK TANK GETS NEW NAME
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 6:16 AM By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The Institute for International Economics, a Washington think tank, announced Monday it was getting a new name.

The institute will become the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics to honor the for >>>


      GUATEMALA SAYS IT WON‘T QUIT U.N. FIGHT
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 3:31 AM AP Photo GUA104 GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – Guatemala‘s foreign minister said Monday his country is not giving up its fight for a seat on the U.N. Security Council and will court non–Latin American members to sway the vote in its favor over rival Venezuela.

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      HARRIS, NELSON DEBATE IN FLORIDA
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 3:31 AM AP Photo FLWL104 By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press Writer DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – Republican Rep. Katherine Harris and Sen. Bill Nelson agreed in a debate Monday night that a timeline shouldn‘t be placed on removing troops from Iraq, but they disagreed about how to move forwa >>>


      HASTERT TOP AIDE TESTIFIES ABOUT FOLEY
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:16 AM AP Photo DCMC104 By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The House ethics committee Monday questioned Speaker Dennis Hastert‘s top aide, a crucial witness in determining whether Hastert‘s office knew at least three years ago of Rep. Mark Foley‘ >>>


      HUNGARY POLICE DEFEND CLEARING RIOTERS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo MTI301 By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press Writer BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Police dispersed the last of thousands of demonstrators who clashed with officers in Hungary‘s capital during commemorations on the anniversary of the 1'56 uprising against Soviet rule.
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      HURRICANE PAUL HEADS TO BAJA CALIFORNIA
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:46 AM By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) – Hurricane Paul swirled toward the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula Monday, becoming the third hurricane this season to threaten the resort popular with Hollywood‘s elite.

Paul had >>>


      HURRICANE PAUL THREATENS BAJA CALIFORNIA
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 ':16 AM AP Photo MXGB101 By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) –The season‘s third hurricane to threaten this popular resort city swirled toward the tip of the Baja California peninsula, and emergency workers went on standby to evacuate thousand >>>


      IRAQI LEADERS AGREE TO REDUCE VIOLENCE
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 12:46 PM By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – U.S. officials said Tuesday that Iraqi leaders have agreed to a timeline of steps to take to reduce violence, which killed 300 Iraqi troops during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan alone.

Gen. George Casey >>>


      IRAQIS MAY CONTROL SECURITY IN 12–18 MOS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:16 PM By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – U.S. officials said Tuesday Iraq‘s government has agreed to develop a timeline for progress by the end of the year, and Iraqi forces should be able to take full control of security in the country in the next 1 >>>


      KREMLIN–BACKED PARTY LOSES MAYORAL RACE
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 5:16 AM BY HENRY MEYER Associated Press Writer MOSCOW (AP) – The main Kremlin–backed party lost a mayoral race in Russia Monday in what commentators said marked the rise of a new pro–government party that will play the role of a loyal opposition before key presidential election >>>


      LA. GOV SAYS OFF–SHORE LEASES ON HOLD
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 6:01 PM BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The federal government has agreed to halt oil and natural gas lease sales off Louisiana‘s coast until it completes a study on the impact of offshore drilling on the coastline, Gov. Kathleen Blanco announced Tuesday.

Blanco sued the Department >>>


      LATE PASSENGER PLEADS TO AIRPORT THREAT
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:01 PM LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Florida college student pleaded guilty to calling in a phony bomb threat to the Long Beach Airport after he arrived too late to board his plane.

In his plea deal, Yechezkel Wells admitted he made the call to try to keep the plane from leaving. He told >>>


      LIEBERMAN BLASTED ON ALL SIDES AT DEBATE
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 8:46 AM AP Photo NLD101 By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Sen. Joe Lieberman sat between his Democratic and Republican rivals in Monday‘s final Connecticut Senate debate – and got it from both sides as well as from hecklers.

The three– >>>


      LIEBERMAN CHALLENGER COMPLAINS TO FEC
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 3:16 AM AP Photo CTDH104 By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Sen. Joe Lieberman sat in the center seat between his Democratic and Republican rivals in Monday‘s final debate – and he got it from both sides.

The three–term senator, who has >>>


      MAN SENTENCED IN FAKE DRUGS SCHEME
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 5:31 AM KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Florida man was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison Monday for his role in a conspiracy to sell millions of dollars‘ worth of counterfeit and illegally imported prescription drugs, including the popular cholesterol drug Lipitor.

Julio >>>


      MANY FOLLOW U.S. EXAMPLE ON DETAINEES
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:46 AM AP Photo ASAPXBLOG102 By NICK WADHAMS Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Several governments around the world have tried to rebut criticism of how they handle detainees by claiming they are only following the U.S. example in the war on terror, the U.N. anti–torture >>>


      MILWAUKEE POLICE BEATING ACCUSER SUES
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 5:31 AM By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) – A biracial man who accused a group of current and former police officers of beating him outside a house party two years ago sued the officers and the city of Milwaukee in federal court Monday, alleging that his civil rig >>>


      MORE N. KOREA NUCLEAR TESTS WORRY JAPAN
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 10:01 AM AP Photo TOK115 By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – Japan‘s foreign minister warned Tuesday there was a possibility of more nuclear tests by North Korea and expressed pessimism that the North would return to disarmament talks soon.

A Chinese Forei >>>


      MORE WOMEN SEEK LEGISLATIVE OFFICE
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 3:31 AM By ANGELA DELLI SANTI Associated Press Writer TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – More women are running for state legislative seats than ever before, a group that tracks women‘s involvement in American politics said Monday.

A record 2,431 women are running for state legislative se >>>


      NJ COURT AXES NEW DEATH PENALTY RULES
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 5:46 PM By BETH DeFALCO Associated Press Writer TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey prosecutors no longer have to prove a defendant is mentally fit to be executed, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

The decision shifts the burden of proving mental retardation to defendants trying >>>


      NO WORD ON MISSING ARMY SOLDIER IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 2:46 PM AP Photo BAG103 By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A U.S. military spokesman said Tuesday there had been no word on the fate of a U.S. Army solider reported missing in Baghdad, as troops continued door–to–door searches in the central Karrad >>>


      OFFICIALS WANTED MORE SEARCHING AT WTC
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:16 AM By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – As the city agency overseeing the removal of the World Trade Center rubble was wrapping up its work in 2002, several officials handling the painstaking recovery of human remains warned that things were moving too fast.

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      PALESTINIAN GUNMEN KIDNAP AP PHOTOGRAPHER
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 ':16 AM JERUSALEM (AP) – Palestinian gunmen kidnapped an Associated Press photographer in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, grabbing him as he walked out of his apartment and whisking him away in their vehicle, a witness said.

Emilio Morenatti, 37, the photographer, was leaving his t >>>


      PART OF CANADA ANTI–TERRORISM LAW TOSSED
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 5:31 PM By BETH DUFF–BROWN Associated Press Writer TORONTO (AP) – A judge Tuesday struck down a portion of Canada‘s anti–terrorism law, ruling that the clause dealing with the definition of terrorism violates the country‘s bill of rights.

The ruling hands a >>>


      REPORT: DYE TURNS YELLOW RIVER RED
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:16 PM AP Photo XGB801 By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – Authorities have told a Chinese heating company it will be fined for discharging dyed water into the Yellow River, turning a half–mile section bright red, a state–run newspaper said Tuesday.

Su >>>


      SCANDALS IN 2 STATES MAY AFFECT KY. RACE
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:16 PM By ROGER ALFORD Associated Press Writer COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) – To the north of this river town, Ohio Gov. Bob Taft has pleaded no contest to ethics violations. To the south, Kentucky Gov.

Ernie Fletcher has acknowledged that people working for him may have wrongly rewarded >>>


      SERB WAR CRIMES SUSPECT CAN DEFEND SELF
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 3:31 AM AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) – A Serbian war crimes suspect who once compared U.N. judges to medieval inquisitors can conduct his own defense after all, the Yugoslav tribunal in the Hague said Monday.

Ultra–nationalist Vovjislav Seselj, who goes on trial Nov. 2, has p >>>


      SKOREA DEFENSE MINISTER OFFERS TO RESIGN
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:01 PM By JAE–SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea‘s defense minister said Tuesday that he has offered to resign, just days after he sealed a deal with the United States for Seoul to regain full wartime control of South Korean forces.
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      SOME FRET NYC APARTMENT COMPLEX SALE
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 10:01 AM By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Merryl–Beth Mehlman should have been priced out of Manhattan years ago.

But the stay–at–home mom can afford to live in one of the most expensive metropolitan areas in the world for one reason: Stuyv >>>


      STRONG QUAKE RATTLES JAPANESE ISLANDS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:46 AM TOKYO (AP) – A strong earthquake rattled a group of Japanese islands in the Pacific Ocean southeast of Tokyo early Tuesday, Japan‘s weather agency said. No tsunami warning was issued.

The magnitude 6.8–quake struck at about 6:18 a.m. and was centered in the Oga >>>


      SUIT FILED AGAINST OHIO VOTER ID LAW
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 5:46 PM By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Labor and poverty groups sued to block Ohio‘s new voter identification law Tuesday, claiming that inconsistencies in how the law is applied make it unconstitutional.

There‘s a significa >>>


      U.S. TROOPS RAID TV OFFICES IN BAGHDAD
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 1:46 AM By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – U.S. troops on Monday raided the offices of a television station affiliated with a major Shiite party represented in Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki‘s government, the station‘s deputy editor said.
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      WEST WANTS IRAN TECHNOLOGY SALES BANNED
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 6:01 PM AP Photo MOSB103 By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer VIENNA, Austria (AP) – The United States, France and Britain will urge the U.N. Security Council to ban the sale of missile and nuclear technology to Iran for its defiance of demands to stop uranium enrichment, diplomats said >>>


      WHITE HOUSE WON‘T SHIFT IRAQ STRATEGY
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 ':46 AM AP Photo BAG103 By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – With just two weeks until Election Day, the White House sought to ease political anxieties about security in Iraq but rejected calls from lawmakers for a dramatic policy shift.

The Nov. 7 electi >>>


      WIS. CANDIDATE‘S REMARKS QUESTIONED
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 3:16 AM GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A Democratic congressional candidate said at a recent campaign event that he was late because he was on Injun time,‘‘ prompting calls for an apology from a Republican office–seeker in South Dakota who is American Indian.

H >>>


      WTC OFFICIALS WANTED MORE REMAINS SEARCH
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo NYMA103 By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – The workers who spent months searching for the remains of the dead in the World Trade Center rubble were often at odds with the agency overseeing the cleanup and frequently asked to halt the operation as they g >>>


      WYO. OPPONENT SAYS INCUMBENT MADE THREAT
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tuesday October 24, 2006 6:31 AM By DAN LEWERENZ and BOB MOEN Associated Press Writers CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Thomas Rankin, the Libertarian running for Wyoming‘s lone U.S. House seat, said Rep. Barbara Cubin, R–Wyo., threatened to slap him after a televised debate.

During a debate Sunday that >>>


      A CLOISTERED METROPOLITAN ELITE IS IN DENIAL ABOUT BRITAIN
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     From property TV shows to the politician‘s totem of middle England, public life is infused with a false assumption of affluence John Harris Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Channel 4‘s Kirstie Allsopp – daughter of the sixth Baron Hindlip, pal of the Camerons and co–anchor of the property&nd >>>


      A NEGOTIATED WITHDRAWAL
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     There can be no victory in Iraq. The only choice is between an honourable exit – and a scuttle Patrick Seale Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian The choice for the US and Britain in Iraq is no longer between staying or leaving. It is a choice between an honourable exit and a scuttle – an undignified withdr >>>


      ABERFAN TIP BURST LIKE A BUBBLE
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Denis Frost Monday October 24, 1'66 The Guardian National Coal Board specialists are now fairly certain that a mountain spring welling up inside the Aberfan coal tip caused the avalanche that wiped out a generation of schoolchildren here on Friday.

At the latest count, 137 bodies had been taken from the sch >>>


      ANGER OVER EARLY RELEASE OF BALI BOMB PRISONERS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Staff and agencies Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Australian Peter Hughes shows his burn scars during the Bali bomb trial.

Photograph: AP Survivors of the Bali bombings – which killed 202 people four years ago – reacted with anger today after two Islamist militants jailed over the attac >>>


      ANTIDEPRESSANTS MAY MAKE MEN INFERTILE
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Ian Sample Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Bestselling antidepressant drugs may be making some men infertile, research reported yesterday suggested.

The warning follows a study of two men at Cornell Medical Centre in New York whose sperm counts dropped to almost zero while taking the drugs but recov >>>


      BBC ATTEMPTS TO RECLAIM BULGARIAN LICENCE
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Katy Duke Tuesday October 24, 2006 MediaGuardian.co.uk The BBC is taking the Bulgarian government to court after its licence to broadcast in the country was revoked last week.

In an open letter to the Bulgarian Media Council, the broadcaster denied accusations made by the head of the council, Raicho Raikov, tha >>>


      BP UPS COMPENSATION PROVISION
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Hans Kundnani, business reporter Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited BP expects to pay up to another $400m (214m) to cover compensation claims arising from the fire at its Texas City refinery last year that killed 15 people. It puts the total bill, including repairs and lost profits, at around $2bn.

BP >>>


      BUENOS AIRES OR BUST
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Oliver Balch charts the irresistible rise of the tango–and–boob–job break in Argentina Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Foreign tourists have long felt the pull of Buenos Aires‘s tango halls and dinosaur–sized steaks. But now a new feature of the so–called Paris of Latin Am >>>


      BUSH TELLS MALIKI GOVERNMENT TO TACKLE MILITIAS OR FACE PENALTIES
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Julian Borger in Washington Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian The White House confirmed yesterday that it had set "benchmarks and milestones" for the Iraqi government to disarm militias and take other concrete steps to stabilise the country.

The administration had initially denied a report that th >>>


      DAILY TIPPLE COULD BE JUST WHAT DOCTOR ORDERED
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     James Randerson, science correspondent Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Doctors should not encourage men in good health who drink moderately to give up alcohol, according to researchers. Quite the opposite: a 16–year study of nearly ',000 men in the US found that a regular tipple lowered their risk of hea >>>


      DAVID ASTOR‘S SUEZ LEADER
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     04.06.1'67: David Astor: Two wronged peoples (1'67)
28.12.1'75: Astor on Astor: An editor looks back (1'75)
27.05.2001: Peter Benenson: The Forgotten Prisoners (1'61)
28.10.1'62: Leader: Cuban missile crisis (1'62) Observer sections _______________________

Business Cash C >>>


      DEBENHAMS SALES SLIDE IN RECENT WEEKS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Fiona Walsh, business editor Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Photograph: Guardian Sales at Debenhams have gone into reverse in recent weeks, hit by the warmest October so far since records began.

In its first full–year results since floating in May, Britain‘s second–largest departm >>>


      DEMOCRATIC HERO OBAMA MAY RUN FOR WHITE HOUSE
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Dan Glaister in Los Angeles Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Senator Barack Obama, the "rock star" of Democratic politics, said on Sunday that he was considering a run for the White House in the 2008 presidential election.

Should he secure the Democratic nomination, Mr Obama would be the first Af >>>


      DESPAIR OF BAGHDAD TURNS INTO A LIFE OF SHAME IN DAMASCUS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Young women fleeing war and poverty fall prey to sex traffickers Hugh Macleod in Damascus Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Um Ahmad, as she was known to the girls, had it all planned out. From Baghdad to the border and on to Damascus and a new life, Mona and her three Iraqi friends didn‘t need to worry about >>>


      DIARY
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     20 Oct 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 1' Oct 2006 Diary 18 Oct 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 17 Oct 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 13 Oct 2006 Jon Henley‘s Diary 12 Oct 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 11 Oct 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 10 Oct 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 6 Oct 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary Diar >>>


      DON‘T SUPPRESS RADICAL ISLAMIC IDEAS, CHALLENGE THEM
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Frank Furedi Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Government officials are deeply concerned about the growing influence of Islamic groups on campuses. Back in July 2005 the heads of universities were told that they had to sign up to the crusade against terrorism by clamping down on extremist campus groups that promote >>>


      ENRON‘S FORMER CHIEF IS JAILED FOR 24 YEARS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     United States of America Timeline 30.01.2006: Key events in the collapse of Enron Interactive guide Enron – web of intrigue
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      FORMER CIA CHIEF JOINS QINETIQ
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Hans Kundnani, business reporter Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited George Tenet. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty

Qinetiq, the controversially privatised British defence and security technology company, has appointed George Tenet – the CIA chief at the time of '/11

– as a non&nda >>>


      FRAUDSTERS JAILED FOR MULTIPLE IDENTITY THEFTS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Press Association Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Three fraudsters who stole dozens of identities and attempted to obtain 357,000 in tax credits have been jailed, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

Adesola Adelana, Stephen Ayankoya and Adetutu Olowe pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud H >>>


      GARDAÍ BREAK UP SHELL PROTEST IN COUNTY MAYO
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Owen Bowcott, Ireland correspondent Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian A sit–down protest by environmental activists trying to stop Shell building a gas terminal in County Mayo was broken up by police yesterday in the latest clash over the future of Ireland‘s Corrib gas field.

Campaigners, suppor >>>


      GETTING BACK ON THEIR FEET
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     A million children are in failing schools, according to a report by MPs last week. But what does that really mean? We visited four schools on the hit list to find out Peter Kingston, Mian Ridge, Chris Arnot and Joanna Moorhead Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Headteacher Mark Keary with pupils at Bethnal Green tech >>>


      HOUSE OF STRAW HAS MANY POTENTIAL WRECKERS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Michael White Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Politicians have been talking about sweeping reform of the House of Lords for over a century, but only got anywhere when they attempted bite–size chunks. If there is one thing constitutional radicals and traditionalists agree upon it is a loathing of sweeping com >>>


      HOWARD INTERVIEWED BY POLICE IN CASH FOR HONOURS INVESTIGATION
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     David Hencke, Westminster correspondent Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Michael Howard, the former leader of the Conservative party, has been interviewed by Scotland Yard as a "potential witness" in the cash for honours investigation.

He is the first party leader to be interviewed by the police, >>>


      HUMANS USING RESOURCES OF TWO PLANETS, WWF WARNS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Hilary Osborne Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited A forest in Sweden hit by a hurricane, and damaged by logging. Photograph: Jocke Berglund/PA

The world‘s ecosystems are being degraded at an unprecedented rate, and by 2050 humans will need at least two planets‘ worth of natural resources to >>>


      HUNGRY, SOAKING, DESPERATE: FREED BRITISH OIL WORKERS TELL OF ORDEAL
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Families reunited at Aberdeen airport Captors told men they were going to be killed Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian For the British oilmen it began with a quiet evening drink at Nancy‘s Bar inside the fortified compound of a Nigerian oil terminal. Yesterday, after near >>>


      INSOLVENT BRITONS SET TO RISE BY 400%
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Staff and agencies Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited The number of Britons becoming insolvent could increase fivefold by 2010, the chief executive of a debt management firm warned today.

Paul Carter of debts.co.uk said the number of individual involuntary arrangements (IVAs) issued each year in the UK >>>


      IRAQ: VOTERS WANT BRITISH TROOPS HOME BY END OF YEAR
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Young women fleeing war in Baghdad fall prey to sex traffickers in Damascus Patrick Seale: A negotiated withdrawal Simon Tisdall: Treading a federal tightrope Bush tells Maliki government to tackle militias or face penalties UK scientists attack Lancet study over Iraq death toll George Monbiot: The Disneyfication of war >>>


      ITN REPORTS WERE ‘FAIR AND ACCURATE‘
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Leigh Holmwood Tuesday October 24, 2006 MediaGuardian.co.uk ITN executives strongly defended last week‘s news reports about injured British servicemen, and said the news broadcaster will not back down in the face of government criticism, a senior source said today.

The Ministry of Defence wrote to the new >>>


      LAWLESSNESS BEHIND BARS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     A bleak new report details a near collapse in the South African prison system since the country‘s political liberation in 1''4. David Beresford explains Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited The horrific nature and high levels of crime in South Africa have become something of a cliché, but an eq >>>



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