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      MANUFACTURERS FEAR NOVEMBER RATE RISE AS ORDERS DRY UP
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Angela Balakrishnan Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian Manufacturers have suffered an unexpected and sudden downturn in their order books due to the slowdown in the US economy, the CBI employers‘ group said yesterday, but added that the Bank of England would be right to raise interest rates.

The case >>>


      MINISTERS AGREE TO GCSES REVIEW
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Alexandra Smith Wednesday October 25, 2006 EducationGuardian.co.uk Schools could return to teaching traditional O–level–style courses after ministers backed down and agreed to a rethink of GCSEs, which have been criticised for not stretching bright pupils.

The government today confirmed that it woul >>>


      MINISTERS BOW TO PRESSURE FOR CLIMATE BILL
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Green campaigners say emissions targets are not tough enough Patrick Wintour, political editor Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian The government will today agree plans for a climate change bill setting new long–term targets to cut carbon emissions in Britain in response to intense pressure from environmental >>>


      OVERSEAS OPERATORS MAKE A PLAY FOR THE BIG MONEY IN BRITISH CASINOS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Changes in the law encourage rush on the gambling industry Simon Bowers Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian Las Vegas gambling giant Harrah‘s Entertainment has stunned Britain‘s sleepy casino industry by raising its already colossal takeover offer for London Clubs, a loss–making operator of just si >>>


      PARLIAMENT TO INVESTIGATE TELEVISED QUIZSHOWS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Leigh Holmwood Wednesday October 25, 2006 MediaGuardian.co.uk MPs are to launch an inquiry into premium rate call–TV shows such as ITV‘s The Mint amid fears that they may lure people into gambling addictions.

The culture, media and sport select committee said it would look into the growth of such op >>>


      PLAYING FIELDS BACK ON MAP AS NUMBERS GROW
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Andrew Culf, sports correspondent Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian The government claims it has reversed the decline in the number of playing fields being sold off for housing and redevelopment. New figures published today reveal that 62 new playing fields were created in England in 2004–05, the second cons >>>


      POLICE ASSESSMENTS SHOW IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Will Woodward, chief political correspondent Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian The police need to improve their protection of vulnerable people, the chief inspector of constabulary warned yesterday, as the government published performance tables showing continued under–achievement by some forces in England a >>>


      PRIME MINISTER‘S QUESTIONS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Hél';ne Mulholland Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Tony Blair at prime minister‘s question time on Wednesday October 25 2006.

Photograph: PA. Preamble Tony Blair faces questions as a Guardian poll reveals that Labour is experiencing its lowest level of support since 1'87. Is >>>


      REID FACES CRITICISM FOR BAN ON BULGARIAN AND ROMANIAN WORKERS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Strict limits imposed to restrict influx Decision could damage UK‘s diplomatic standing Patrick Wintour, political editor Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian The government faced charges of bowing to tabloid xenophobia and framing unworkable proposals when it announced it would debar virtually all Bulgarians a >>>


      ROMANS, MIGRANTS AND DAMNED ESTIMATES
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Michael White Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian If John Reid escapes political embarrassment over his fragile new proposals to restrict migration from Bulgaria and, especially, Romania when they join the EU next year, he may have to thank the late Roman Emperor Trajan.

By conquering Dacia exactly 1'00 >>>


      SHAMEFUL EVASIONS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     to stand for. Ever since the Holocaust, if not before, it has been surely the most basic principle for the left to take a stand against state–organised mass killing. We found a name for this crime – genocide. We devised a law against this crime – the genocide convention. But now we are confronted by ma >>>


      SLAVERY LINK TO UK HERITAGE PROPERTIES RESEARCHED
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Matt Weaver Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Castle Howard in Yorkshire. Photograph: Guardian

The histories of Britain‘s stately homes are to be reinvestigated for their connection to the slave trade, the government‘s heritage agency announced today.

The research project by Eng >>>


      STATE PENSION PROTEST DESCENDS ON PARLIAMENT
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Staff and agencies Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Pensioners dressed as skeletons will make up some of the 1,000–strong rally on parliament today calling for an increase in the basic state pension.

The campaigners are fighting for the link between earnings and the state pension, abolished b >>>


      ULSTER TAX FINES ARE TRIAL RUN FOR ENGLAND, SAY TORIES
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Hél';ne Mulholland Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited The government today dismissed as "scaremongering" Tory claims that a snoopers‘ charter was being planned for England which would see homeowners face financial penalties for refusing to let tax inspectors through their doors.>>>


      WARS CANCEL OUT AID SPENDING, WARN MPS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Tania Branigan, political correspondent Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited The cost of a single war in the developing world is equal to two–thirds of the total global aid budget, according to a report by MPs published today.

It warns that any increase in hostilities could wipe out the impact of >>>


      WHEN IT COMES TO GLOBAL WARMING, MARKET RULE POSES A MORTAL DANGER
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Gentle regulation will simply not suffice for a problem this big. Governments must act – swiftly and substantially Jonathan Freedland Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian Whose job is it to stop climate change? For a while, it‘s seemed like it‘s up to us, as individuals, to change our personal behav >>>


      YESTERDAY IN PARLIAMENT
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Blair: troops may quit Iraq in 10–16 months Simon Hoggart‘s sketch Leader: Out of options Yesterday in parliament 'am Yesterday in parliament Press Association Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Police and justice bill Ministers succeeded in overturning defeats inflicted by peers on the police >>>


      YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEM IS IN CRISIS, OFFICIALS WARN COURTS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Tania Branigan, political correspondent Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian The youth justice system is in meltdown, officials warned yesterday, as it emerged that 3,350 young people are now in custody – leaving a handful of beds available.

In a joint statement the chairman of the Youth Justice Board, >>>


      2ND FLA. ALTAR BOY ACCUSES FOLEY PRIEST
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo WX104 By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) – Another former altar boy says he was sexually abused in the 1'70s by the same retired Catholic priest who acknowledged fondling former Rep. Mark Foley when Foley was a teenager, the man‘s attorney said >>>


      6 ELEVATORS AT OHIO STATE FAIL TESTS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 5:16 AM By ANDREW WELSH–HUGGINS Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Six dormitory elevators failed safety tests conducted by Ohio State University after a freshman was pinned and killed by an elevator in his residence hall, university officials said Tuesday.

The >>>


      ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS HIGH IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 5:16 AM AP Photo NYBZ110 By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Administrative costs for a handful of reconstruction projects in Iraq ate up 11 percent to 55 percent of the total costs and were not monitored well by officials there, according to a government audit. >>>


      AP PHOTOGRAPHER RECOUNTS GAZA KIDNAPPING
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo ASC102 By EMILIO MORENATTI Associated Press Writer GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – I was supposed to spend Tuesday photographing scavengers picking through Gaza‘s abandoned Jewish settlements.

Just before 7 a.m., I took my cameras and lenses and left my apart >>>


      AP: WHITES ON TOP OF KATRINA INSURANCE
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 2:01 AM AP Photo WX305 By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and FRANK BASS Associated Press Writers NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The Littles and the Kitchens watched helplessly as Hurricane Katrina battered their homes. Both families waited patiently for an insurance adjuster to settle their losses. And both wer >>>


      BRAZIL‘S FARMERS COULD DECIDE ELECTION
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 6:01 PM AP Photo XAP107 By ALAN CLENDENNING AP Business Writer PULINOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) – Three years ago, farmers raced to plant more soybeans from Brazil‘s rolling southern hills all the way to the Amazon, profiting handsomely as the nation prepared to surpass the United States a >>>


      BRITAIN BARS ITV EMBEDDED REPORTERS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 1:46 AM By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – Britain‘s Defense Ministry has barred the country‘s largest commercial news broadcaster from reporting alongside the nation‘s troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in a dispute over the network‘s coverage of >>>


      BUILDING FIRE DISRUPTS CHICAGO COMMUTE
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 1:46 PM By NATHANIEL HERNANDEZ Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) – Fire engulfed a vacant building beside a busy downtown commuter train line, injuring two people and disrupting the Wednesday morning commute as officials worried the six–story building might collapse on to the tr >>>


      BUSH ACKNOWLEDGES U.S. CONCERN ON IRAQ
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo WHRE102 By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) – In a somber but combative pre–election review of a long and brutal war, President Bush conceded Wednesday that the United States is taking heavy casualties in Iraq and said, I know man >>>


      BUSH TO HOLD NEWS CONFERENCE ON IRAQ
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 2:16 PM AP Photo WHNW103 By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) – With Iraq dominating the political debate, President Bush scheduled a news conference Wednesday to update the nation on the war. The White House said he would not announce any increase or decrease in >>>


      CALIF. CANDIDATE WON‘T QUIT IF CHARGED
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 2:01 AM AP Photo CACC103 By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) – A Republican congressional candidate whose campaign was linked to an intimidating letter sent to Hispanic voters said Tuesday he would not quit the race if he is charged with a crime.

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      CANDIDATE SAYS HE WON‘T QUIT IF CHARGED
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 2:01 AM By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) – A Republican congressional candidate whose campaign was linked to an intimidating letter sent to Hispanic voters said Tuesday he would not quit the race if he is charged with a crime.

If you >>>


      CHINESE COURT SENTENCES DISSIDENT
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 1:31 PM BEIJING (AP) – A veteran of China‘s 1'8' pro–democracy movement was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison after writing Internet essays critical of the communist government, a monitoring center said.

Li Jianping was convicted of subversion by a >>>


      CHRISTMAS SHOPPING CREEPS INTO HALLOWEEN
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 10:01 AM By DEBORAH YAO AP Business Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Retailers want shoppers to think about the ghost of Christmas future even before they deal with the ghosts and goblins of Halloween present.

Department stores are already stocking shelves with Christmas merchandise, >>>


      DEFIANT IRAQI PM DISAVOWS TIMETABLE
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 6:01 PM AP Photo BAG114 By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – U.S. and Iraqi forces raided the stronghold of a Shiite militia led by a radical anti–American cleric in search of a death squad leader in an operation disavowed by Prime Minister Nouri al&ndas >>>


      DRUG RAID YIELDS LOS ALAMOS DOCUMENTS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 2:01 AM By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A drug raid on a Los Alamos scientist‘s home in New Mexico turned up what appeared to be classified documents taken from the nuclear weapons lab, the FBI said Tuesday.

Police discovered the documents at >>>


      FAMILY FEUD DELAYS CIA FLIER‘S FUNERAL
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 4:31 AM By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – A feud among relatives of the CIA pilot known as Earthquake McGoon‘‘ – one of the first two Americans killed in the Vietnam conflict

– has scuttled plans for burial in his native Ne >>>


      FLA. LAWMAKER‘S PHONE MESSAGE PROBED
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 5:16 AM MIAMI (AP) – A state legislator acknowledged leaving a profanity–laced message that included a racial slur on a colleague‘s voice mail, and said he will seek counseling to control his temper, especially when drinking.

Police and the state Department of Law En >>>


      HASTERT TESTIFIES IN FOLEY PROBE
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 10:01 AM AP Photo DCMC115 By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Speaker Dennis Hastert says the House ethics committee should quickly determine whether officials took proper action after learning of ex–Rep. Mark Foley‘s overly friendly and salacious comp >>>


      HASTERT URGES QUICK ACTION ON FOLEY
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 2:01 AM AP Photo DCMC115 By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Dennis Hastert urged ethics investigators to work quickly to unravel the congressional pages scandal Tuesday, testifying before them just after a GOP lawmaker whose recollections differ from >>>


      HOWARD: PULLING IRAQ TROOPS A DEFEAT
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 4:31 AM CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Withdrawing foreign troops from Iraq before domestic forces can handle the country‘s security would weaken the authority of the United States around the world, Australia‘s leader said Wednesday.

Australia, which sent troops to join >>>


      HUNDREDS EVACUATE AHEAD OF MEXICO STORM
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo MXGB105 By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) – A weakening Tropical Storm Paul swirled just south of Mexico‘s Baja California peninsula Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of shantytown residents on a stretch of coastli >>>


      IMMIGRANT YOUTHS MARCH THROUGH PARIS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 5:46 PM By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer PARIS (AP) – Mixing rap music with memories of France‘s revolutionary past, youths from poor neighborhoods of largely Muslim and African descent marched through Paris on Wednesday to present a collection of 20,000 complaints to lawma >>>


      IRAN EXPANDS CONTROVERSIAL NUCLEAR WORK
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 1:46 PM AP Photo XHS103 By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran has expanded its controversial nuclear work by starting a second cascade of centrifuges to enrich uranium, a semi–official news agency reported Wednesday.

The news came as world power >>>


      IRAN STARTS SECOND SERIES OF CENTRIFUGES
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo XHS107 By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran has expanded its controversial nuclear work by starting a second cascade of centrifuges to enrich uranium, a semiofficial news agency reported Wednesday.

The news came as world powers moved >>>


      IRAQI LEADER DISAVOWS TIMETABLE REPORT
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 1:01 PM AP Photo BAG10' By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – U.S. and Iraqi forces on Wednesday raided Sadr City, the stronghold of the feared Shiite militia led by radical anti–American cleric Muqtada al–Sadr, but Prime Minister Nouri al&ndash >>>


      ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER MAY GO TO QATAR
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 1:31 PM By RAMIT PLUSHNICK–MASTI Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel‘s foreign minister is expected to travel to Qatar next week, a trip that would make her the most senior Israeli official to visit the Gulf state in 10 years.

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni >>>


      JAPANESE OFFICIAL WARNS OF NUKE DEBATE
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo XKK10' By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – Japan should not engage in careless debate‘‘ on whether it should posses nuclear weapons, the country‘s defense chief said Wednesday, becoming the latest Japanese leader to addre >>>


      KIDNAPPED AP PHOTOGRAPHER FREED IN GAZA
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 1:46 AM AP Photo ASC102 By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – An Associated Press photographer was freed unharmed Tuesday after a harrowing day in the hands of Palestinians who abducted him at gunpoint and dressed him in women‘s clothes to spirit him fr >>>


      LA POLICE ALLEGE PATIENTS LEFT ON STREET
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 4:46 AM By ANDREW GLAZER Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP)– Authorities have launched a criminal investigation into suspected dumping of homeless people on Skid Row after police witnessed ambulances leaving five people on a street there during the weekend.

The city attorn >>>


      MAN SAYS HE WANTS TO FORGIVE POLICE
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 4:16 AM By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) – A biracial man who sued a group of police officers he accuses of beating him outside a house party said Tuesday he‘s struggling to forgive them.

I have anger inside of me because of what they d >>>


      MAYOR ADMITS FIRST WTC CLEANUP WAS FAST
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 10:16 AM AP Photo NYMA107 By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s explanation that the city‘s cleanup of the World Trade Center site was done quickly out of respect for victims‘ families did little to quell the anger of some who >>>


      MEXICO EXTRADITED 50 FUGITIVES TO U.S.
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 4:31 AM By IOAN GRILLO Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico has extradited a record 50 fugitives to the United States this year, including several alleged drug traffickers, murders and rapists, U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza announced Tuesday.

Garza said the extradition >>>


      MICHAEL J. FOX PLUNGES INTO ELECTION
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 1:46 AM By JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) – The symptoms of Parkinson‘s disease that all but ended Michael J. Fox‘s acting career are making him a powerfully vulnerable campaign pitchman for five Democrats who support stem cell research.

In 30&ndash >>>


      MORE '/11 REMAINS FOUND AT GROUND ZERO
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 2:01 AM AP Photo NYMA103 By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg acknowledged Tuesday that the city pushed for a swift cleanup at the World Trade Center but said the fast pace was an effort to return remains to victims‘ families quickly.
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      N. KOREA WARNS SOUTH AGAINST SANCTIONS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo SEL10' By JAE–SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea warned South Korea against joining international sanctions, saying Wednesday that its neighbor would pay a high price‘‘ if it joins the U.S.–led d >>>


      NAACP: TENN. SENATE AD PLAYS TO RACISM
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 5:16 AM By BETH RUCKER Associated Press Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A political TV ad targeting a black candidate for Senate contains what critics, including the NAACP, are calling racist sexual innuendo about a black man and white woman.

The Republican National Committee ad >>>


      NATO, AFGHAN POLICE SEIZE POT, OPIUM
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 10:16 AM By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – NATO–led troops and Afghan police seized over nine tons of marijuana from a truck in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said Wednesday.

Four people in the truck were detained, NATO said. No date w >>>


      NEW ORLEANS CRACKS DOWN ON PROSTITUTION
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 10:16 AM By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Contractors, tradesmen and migrant workers have been pouring into town to take advantage of the post–Katrina rebuilding boom, and so have prostitutes, police officials said in announcing a crackdown on the French Qu >>>


      NIUE HANDED CONTROL OF CYCLONE FUNDS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 4:31 AM NADI, Fiji (AP) – The tiny Pacific state of Niue, one of the world‘s smallest countries, was handed control of a multimillion dollar fund by Australia and New Zealand on Wednesday to help it recover from devastation caused by a cyclone in 2004.

Having control of th >>>


      NJ COURT POISED TO RULE ON GAY MARRIAGE
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 ':46 AM By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press Writer MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey could become the nation‘s gay wedding chapel should the state‘s highest court rule in favor of same–sex marriages, adversaries on the issue agree.

The New Jersey Supreme >>>


      PUTIN SAYS HE WON‘T RUN FOR 3RD TERM
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 1:16 PM AP Photo MOSB106 By HENRY MEYER Associated Press Writer MOSCOW (AP) – President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Wednesday that he would not try to run for another term, but said he would retain influence over Russia even after leaving office in 2008.

The immensely popular Puti >>>


      PUTIN SAYS HE WON‘T RUN FOR THIRD TERM
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 1:01 PM AP Photo MOSB106 By HENRY MEYER Associated Press Writer MOSCOW (AP) – President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Wednesday that he would not try to run for another term, but said he would retain influence over Russia even after leaving office in 2008.

The immensely popular Puti >>>


      ROCK CLIMBER FALLS TO DEATH IN YOSEMITE
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 5:31 AM AP Photo LA'01 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – A renowned rock climber was killed when he fell 500 feet after taking a new route up a rock face, a park spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Todd Skinner, 47, was rappelling when he fell to his death Monday on Leaning Tower, >>>


      TESTS AT WTC SITE REVEAL NO TOXINS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 4:31 AM By AMY WESTFELDT Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Workers spent several days digging through World Trade Center debris recently in a search for human remains before health officials tested the air and soil, officials said Tuesday.

Though the mayor said the environ >>>


      U.S. CONSIDERS ADDING TROOPS IN BAGHDAD
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 4:16 AM AP Photo BAG111 By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Two weeks before U.S. midterm elections, American officials unveiled a timeline Tuesday for Iraq‘s Shiite–led government to take specific steps to calm the world‘s most dangerous cap >>>


      U.S. SAYS MORE GIS MAY BE NEEDED IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 2:01 AM AP Photo BAG133 By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Two weeks before U.S. midterm elections, American officials unveiled a timeline Tuesday for Iraq‘s Shiite–led government to take specific steps to calm the world‘s most dangerous cap >>>


      UNITED FLIGHT LANDS SAFELY IN JAPAN
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Wednesday October 25, 2006 1:31 PM TOKYO (AP) – A United Airlines flight from Chicago with 174 people aboard landed safely at an airport in western Japan on Wednesday after developing radio trouble, officials said.

The Boeing 777 had a radio failure while trying to make a landing approach to Kansai Intern >>>


      A LAW TO VET VOLUNTEERS WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN WILL HARM THE VERY PEOPLE IT IS DESIGNED TO PROTECT
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Famous people who do good works with children will not be immune. TV presenter Johnny Ball says he will refuse to be vetted Marcel Berlins Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian I was not, until Monday, overly concerned with the safeguarding vulnerable groups bill, now going through parliament. I saw it as an excessive >>>


      A LOT LESS CONVERSATION. KURT EARNS MORE THAN ELVIS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Fred Attewill Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian Kurt Cobain, the former lead singer of Nirvana, has joined the illustrious ranks of celebrities who find that death is no bar to making a fortune.

The singer, who committed suicide 12 years ago, has replaced Elvis Presley at the top of the list of stars who >>>


      AMAZON SHARES UP AS PROFITS BEAT FORECASTS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Dan Glaister in Los Angeles Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian The online retailer Amazon.com announced third–quarter profits yesterday that fell less than anticipated. The announcement sent shares in the company up by as much as 15%.

Net income fell by 37% to $1'm (10m), down from $30m a year ag >>>


      AN OUTSIDER AND A WOMAN: THE NEW BOSS OF WORLD‘S THIRD–BIGGEST MINER SURPRISES THE CITY
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     An outsider and a woman: the new boss of world‘s third–biggest miner surprises the City Anglo American hires Alcan‘s Cynthia Carroll South African links could allay fears over experience Marianne Barriaux Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian Anglo American, the world‘s third largest mining gro >>>


      AVERAGE LONDON HOUSE PRICE SET TO HIT &#163;400,000
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Property price rises in Northern Ireland outstrip UK average Housebuilder Bellway positive on 2006 sales Joining the Chelsea set costs nearly 1m Gazumping returns as City boom inflates house prices London house prices rise by 7.5% Mortgage deals that divide the haves and have–nots Housebuilder affected by US marke >>>


      BATTERED BUT UNBOWED – SOLO SAILING LEGEND VOWS TO CARRY ON ROUND THE WORLD
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Knox–Johnston forced ashore just hours into race Organisers defend setting off into storm Steven Morris Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian For a while it looked like sailing legend Sir Robin Knox–Johnston had been one of the lucky ones. Barely 24 hours into the voyage that marked the 67–year&ndash >>>


      BRITISH NAVAL FLEET SAILS INTO FREETOWN
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     As the UK stages naval exercises off Sierra Leone, Julia MacKenzie finds out how the locals feel about their latest visitors Julia MacKenzie in Freetown Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited A Sierra Leonean amputee walks along a pavement overlooking Freetown. Photograph: Natalie Behring–Chisholm/Getty Ima >>>


      BUSH DROPS ‘STAY THE COURSE‘ SLOGAN AS POLITICAL MOOD SOURS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Takeover could come in a year, but more troops may go to Bagdhad, says US general Julian Borger in Washington and Richard Norton–Taylor Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian The top US general in Iraq said yesterday he might send more troops into the battle for Baghdad, after an announcement that the Iraqi gover >>>


      CAN ETA HANDLE THE TRUCE?
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     A heist on an arms factory has many convinced the Basque separatist group Eta is back to its old ways, says Giles Tremlett Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited A screen grab of the video in which the Basque separatist group Eta declares a permanent ceasefire in March, 2006. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images
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      COLLAPSE OF ECOSYSTEMS LIKELY IF PLUNDER CONTINUES
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     John Vidal, environment editor Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian Humans are living well beyond their ecological means and are now exhausting natural resources at an unprecedented rate. In so doing, says WWF‘s bi–annual report, we are threatening ourselves and all other species with extinction.

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      COME IN QUIETLY
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Leader Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian Yesterday the government came up with an optical illusion that offered the appearance of action, designed to calm fears on both the left and the right. Its new policy might be summed up as a pact with new EU citizens from Romania and Bulgaria: we will pretend to keep you ou >>>


      CONDUCTOR ON TRIAL OVER CULT KILLINGS IN FRANCE, SWITZERLAND AND CANADA
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Prosecutors say writings incited mass suicide Man in dock for second time after first case failed Angelique Chrisafis in Paris Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian A Swiss orchestra conductor went on trial for the second time yesterday for his alleged role in a doomsday cult which lost dozens of members in ritual kil >>>


      DEAD WOMAN PAINTING
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Delara Darabi is awaiting execution in Iran. But that hasn‘t stopped the young artist staging an exhibition to protest her innocence, writes Robert Tait Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Painting by Iranian death row artist Delara Darabi. Photograph: Robert Tait

As art exhibitions go, the pain >>>


      DIARY
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
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      DOCTORS GET GREEN LIGHT FOR FACE TRANSPLANTS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     James Sturcke and agencies Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Isabelle Dinoire, who received the world‘s first face transplant. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty

British surgeons could perform the world‘s first full face transplant within months after they were given the go–ahead >>>


      ELECTRIC PROMS: SHOCK OF THE NEW
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     BBC launches ground–breaking rock and pop series Mark Brown, arts correspondent Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian Unless you have been to a warm–up gig in the unlikely venues of East Prawle, Ilfracombe and Exeter you will have no real idea what Damon Albarn‘s latest project sounds like. Or how Ka >>>


      FRESH OUT OF IDEAS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     The problem is not Damian Hirst‘s borrowing from others, but his own loss of originality Jonathan Jones Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian There was a moment when the whole world was plagiarising Damien Hirst.

Films, in the 1''0s, had serial killers standing with shark–like grins inside >>>


      G6 LEADERS TO DISCUSS ANTI–TERROR MEASURES
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Mark Oliver Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited The home secretary, John Reid, is to chair a two–day meeting of European interior ministers at which anti–terror measures will top the agenda.

The talks, which begin today, are taking place at Ettingham Park, near Stratford–upon–A >>>


      GAS–GUZZLER DRIVERS FACE UP TO &#163;450 PARKING FEE
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
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      IF I WERE RAPED TODAY, I WOULD NOT REPORT IT
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Julie Bindel on why she has lost faith in the system Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian When I was 18 I worked in a pub, and, one evening, the landlord and his son tried to rape me. Somehow I managed to get away. I didn‘t report the incident to the police because, back in 1'80, it was widely recognised th >>>


      INTERVIEW WITH THE SUDANESE PRESIDENT, OMAR HASSAN AL–BASHIR
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Full transcript of Jonathan Steele‘s interview with the president of Sudan Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Q: Can you confirm recent reports that Sudan has rejected an Arab League suggestion for Arab and Muslim countries from outside Africa to send peacekeepers to help the African Union mission in Da >>>


      IRAQI PM CONDEMNS US RAID ON SHIA STRONGHOLD
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Staff and agencies Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited The Iraqi prime minister, Nuri al–Maliki. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

The Iraqi prime minister, Nuri al–Maliki, today denounced a US raid against a Shia militia position and denied that his government had agreed to a ti >>>


      ISLAMIC STUDIES ‘LETTING DOWN‘ MULTICULTURAL NEEDS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Press Association Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Islamic studies in Britain‘s higher education institutions are failing to meet the needs of a 21st–century multicultural society, according to a report published today.

Academics at Dundee‘s Al–Maktoum Institute for Arabic a >>>


      KIDNAPPED AP PHOTOGRAPHER RELEASED IN GAZA
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Jason Deans and agencies Wednesday October 25, 2006 MediaGuardian.co.uk The Associated Press photographer kidnapped by gunmen in Gaza yesterday has been released unharmed.

Spanish national Emilio Morenatti, 37, was brought to the office of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas late yesterday.

Morenatti, >>>


      LABOUR SUPPORT AT LOWEST LEVEL SINCE THATCHER‘S LAST ELECTION VICTORY
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Julian Glover Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian Support for Labour has dropped to its lowest level in almost 20 years with the Conservatives opening up a potentially election–winning 10–point lead, according to a Guardian/ICM poll published today.

Labour has the backing of only 2'% of vote >>>


      MADONNA ACCUSES MEDIA OVER ADOPTION
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Jackie Dent and agencies Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Madonna visits Kondanani orphanage, on the outskirts of Malawi‘s commercial capital Blantyre. Photograph: AP.

Madonna has spoken publicly for the first time about her controversial adoption of a 13–month–old boy from Malawi >>>


      OLDER MOTHERS RISK FERTILITY OF DAUGHTERS
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Genetic damage to eggs is passed on, researchers say Age of father found to have no impact Ian Sample in New Orleans Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian Women who delay having children until later in life risk damaging the fertility of their daughters, researchers warned yesterday. The discovery is the first evidenc >>>


      RAPID RESPONSE
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     An early intervention scheme offers hope for at–risk youngsters who get in trouble with the police Anita Pati Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian Marvin Mutamba, 12, seems oblivious to the fact that he‘s in a police station, his thoughts fixed on after–school rugby practice. Six months ago, when he >>>


      RELIGION IS NOT A LEARNING AID
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     How can we champion secular universities while continuing to entertain the idea of faith schools, asks Gargi Bhattacharyya Wednesday October 25, 2006 EducationGuardian.co.uk In order to attempt the impossible and take account of the sensitivities of all, the institution in which I work has developed a list of religious >>>


      ROBINSON RINGS THE CHANGES FOR ALL BLACKS CLASH
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Newcomers include 34–year–old tighthead Stuart Turner Staff and agencies Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Bristol scrum–half Perry has found his way into Robinson‘s 30. Photograph: Paul Harding/Action Images

Andy Robinson‘s attempts to reverse a five–match losing >>>


      ROMANS, MIGRANTS AND DAMNED ESTIMATES
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Michael White Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian If John Reid escapes political embarrassment over his fragile new proposals to restrict migration from Bulgaria and, especially, Romania when they join the EU next year, he may have to thank the late Roman Emperor Trajan.

By conquering Dacia exactly 1'00 >>>


      STATE PENSION PROTEST DESCENDS ON PARLIAMENT
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Staff and agencies Wednesday October 25, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Pensioners dressed as skeletons will make up some of the 1,000–strong rally on parliament today calling for an increase in the basic state pension.

The campaigners are fighting for the link between earnings and the state pension, abolished b >>>


      SUDAN WOULD ALLOW DOUBLING OF DARFUR FORCE
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Stronger mandate possible, says president Non–African help must be limited to logistics Read Jonathan Steele‘s interview with the Sudanese president here Wednesday October 25, 2006 The Guardian Sudan is willing to accept a large increase in the number of foreign peacekeepers in Darfur with a stronger mandate >>>


      SUN TURNS UP THE HEAT ON MILLS MCCARTNEY
      Guardian, 25-10-2006
     Tara Conlan Wednesday October 25, 2006 MediaGuardian.co.uk The Sun has stolen a march on Heather Mills McCartney‘s threat to sue the paper by asking her to "tick the boxes" on a series of allegations the paper has made about the former model.

Today‘s paper tells readers that the estranged >>>



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