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      SCIENTIST: CHINA TO WALK ON MOON BY 2024
      Washington Post, 20-06-2006
      SHANGHAI, China –– China plans to place an astronaut on the moon‘s surface by 2024, a top Chinese scientist was quoted as saying in a Hong Kong newspaper.

The announcement by lunar program vice director Long Lehao shows long–term preparations are moving ahead for the country‘s amb >>>


      SOLDIERS MISSING IN IRAQ FOUND DEAD
      Washington Post, 20-06-2006
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two U.S. soldiers missing in Iraq for three days have been found dead, their bodies showing signs of "barbaric" torture, an Iraqi general said on Tuesday, after an intensive hunt involving thousands of troops.

"Coalition forces have recovered what we believe are the rem >>>


      TALIBAN AMBUSHES KILL 30 IN AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 20-06-2006
      KANDAHAR, Afghanistan –– Two Taliban ambushes of civilian convoys left 30 people dead, while coalition and Afghan forces killed at least 11 militants in an ongoing U.S.–led offensive across southern Afghanistan, officials said Monday.

More than 10,000 coalition and Afghan troops are fanning o >>>


      TAYLOR ARRIVES IN NETHERLANDS FOR WAR CRIMES TRIAL
      Washington Post, 20-06-2006
      AMSTERDAM/FREETOWN (Reuters) – Former Liberian president Charles Taylor arrived in the Netherlands on Tuesday to face trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, airport officials said.

"He arrived in Rotterdam and was picked up by officials from the Foreign Ministry," an airp >>>


      TIMBER SANCTIONS AGAINST LIBERIA LIFTED
      Washington Post, 20-06-2006
      UNITED NATIONS –– The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to lift timber sanctions against Liberia to help spur economic growth in one of Africa‘s poorest nations, but said it will review the decision in '0 days.

Unless Liberia has adopted legislation on forestry reforms by th >>>


      TWO MISSING U.S. SOLDIERS FOUND DEAD
      Washington Post, 20-06-2006
      June 20, 2006; ':44 AM BAGHDAD, July 20––Two U.S. soldiers missing since an attack on a checkpoint last week have been found dead near a power plant in Yusifiyah, south of Baghdad, according to an Iraqi defense official.

Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz Muhammed–Jassim, head of operations at the Iraq >>>


      TWO VIEWS OF JUSTICE FUEL BOLIVIAN LAND BATTLE
      Washington Post, 20-06-2006
      By Monte ReelWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, June 20, 2006; A01 OKINAWA, Bolivia –– Choei Yara sleeps in a boxy room in the back of his roadside dry goods store, and the lump under his thin pillow is a loaded .45–caliber pistol. It is intended for a specific emergency: an attack so sudden that >>>


      U.N. PROBES PEACEKEEPER CONGO CLAIMS
      Washington Post, 20-06-2006
      UNITED NATIONS –– The United Nations is investigating a report that U.N. peacekeepers in Congo allegedly fired mortars at a civilian area and stood by as Congolese troops set a village ablaze, a spokesman said Monday.

The report in the London–based Observer on Sunday said South African and Pa >>>


      U.S. CONDUCTS MILITARY MANEUVERS OFF GUAM
      Washington Post, 20-06-2006
      HAGATNA, Guam –– As tensions with North Korea rise, three U.S. aircraft carriers filled the skies with fighters Tuesday for one of the largest U.S. military exercises in decades off this small island in the Pacific.

For the first time ever, a Chinese delegation was invited to observe the U.S. war g >>>


      U.S., RUSSIA BREAK IMPASSE ON PLAN TO KEEP ARMS FROM ROGUE USERS
      Washington Post, 20-06-2006
      The United States and Russia reached a last–minute agreement saving a program to secure or destroy Soviet nuclear warheads, chemical weapons and killer germs, U.S. officials said yesterday, breaking a long logjam and averting a rupture weeks before President Bush travels to St. Petersburg.

The program, a >>>


      US MILITARY CONFIRMS TWO MISSING SOLDIERS DEAD
      Washington Post, 20-06-2006
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two U.S. soldiers missing since Friday near Baghdad were found dead late on Monday, a U.S. military spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

"The bodies were found last night in the vicinity of Yusufiya. Coalition forces have recovered what we believe are the remains of the soldiers," >>>


      VOLCANO IN PHILIPPINES SPEWS ASH AGAIN
      Washington Post, 20-06-2006
      MANILA, Philippines –– Mount Bulusan spewed ash in a fresh explosion late Tuesday, prompting Philippine officials to hastily evacuate a nearby village during a rainstorm. The minor ash explosion, Bulusan‘s ninth since it started acting up in March, was accompanied by mild earth tremors for several min >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 20-06-2006
      Egypt Holds 31 Members Of Muslim Brotherhood CAIRO –– Egyptian authorities detained 31 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood on Monday, police said, bringing to nearly 700 the number of members arrested since a crackdown began in March.

The men were arrested in Mersa Matruh, a vacation town on t >>>


      A TORY IN TRAINERS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Michael White Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian David Cameron isn‘t talking about the joys of family life again today just because he‘s a pretty normal bloke who loves his family. He does it because he knows that we have reached a stage in the economic cycle where there are votes in work–life balance >>>


      AN INTELLIGENCE FAILURE. AN EXPLOSIVE EXCLUSIVE. BUT WAS IT THE WRONG KHAN?
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Claims on bomber may be case of mistaken identity FBI source could have confused two suspects Richard Norton–Taylor Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian It was an explosive allegation which sparked renewed calls for a public inquiry into the July 7 suicide attacks on London.

The author of a book to be publ >>>


      BROWN WARNED OVER PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Hél';ne Mulholland Tuesday June 20, 2006 Gordon Brown was today warned that Labour risks losing the next general election over its flagship public service reform agenda.

A survey by public sector union Unison suggests the reforms are a vote–loser for many.

The poll of 700 people who >>>


      FULL TEXT OF DAVID CAMERON‘S SPEECH
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      The Conservative leader‘s address to the National Family and Parenting Institute Tuesday June 20, 2006 David Cameron. Photograph: Getty Thank you so much for the opportunity to speak to you today, and for the chance to hear your reactions to what I‘ve got to say.

It was Father‘s Day on Sunda >>>


      HOW CALL–ME–TONY PUT A GLOTTAL STOP TO CHILES PLAY
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      The PM played the England card on 6–0–6 last night and lost it, says Martin Kelner Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian Those of us who number among our favourite radio moments the occasion when, during David Mellor‘s buttockclenchingly oleaginous stint as host of Radio Five Live‘s 6–0&ndash >>>


      JOWELL URGES FIFA ACTION TO END SCANDAL OF &#163;1,000 TICKETS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Skip to main content Sign in Register Go to: Guardian Unlimited homeUK newsWorld newsComment is free blogNewsblog––––––––––––––––––––––Arc hive searchArtsBooksBusinessEducationGuardian.co >>>


      LABOUR COUNTERS CAMERON‘S PITCH TO PARENTS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Tuesday June 20, 2006 David Cameron. Photograph: AFP

Labour went on the offensive today over David Cameron‘s claims to the child–friendly agenda, pointing out he had opposed paid paternity leave and other measures.

As the Conservative leader deliver >>>


      LABOUR SLIDES TO 20–YEAR POLL LOW
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Patrick Wintour, political editor Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian Labour‘s poll rating has again slumped to 32 points, the second time in three months and its lowest point for 20 years, the latest Guardian–ICM survey shows. The findings come after another stormy month for the government, with the Home Of >>>


      LABOUR URGED TO PUBLISH REPORT INTO TAX CREDIT FRAUD
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Criminal gangs attracted to system‘s generosity Lib Dem accuses Treasury of withholding research Tania Branigan and Phillip Inman Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian The government must publish a long–awaited report into fraud and error in the tax credit system or risk being accused of a cover up, the Libera >>>


      LEGAL FEARS PROMPT UNISON TO BAN EQUAL PAY DEBATE
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Hél';ne Mulholland Tuesday June 20, 2006 The UK ‘s largest trade union has banned all equal pay debates at its own annual conference to avoid "legal jeopardy" following a landmark ruling earlier this month.

The union is being sued by a handful of no win, no fee lawyers representing >>>


      MAYOR‘S REBUKE TO TYCOON BROTHERS WAS ‘PROPORTIONATE AND REASONABLE‘
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Hugh Muir Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian Ken Livingstone‘s suggestion that two Jewish multi–millionaire property developers might "go back to Iran and try their luck with the ayatollahs" was proportionate and voiced with "good reason", an official inquiry concluded yesterday.

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      MINISTER HAS TO APOLOGISE FOR CRITICISING JUDGE
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Junior withdraws remarks contradicting Falconer Baird‘s BBC gaffe made in paedophiles row Will Woodward, chief political correspondent Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian A minister last night issued a career–saving apology for criticism she made of a judge that directly contradicted her boss, the lord chanc >>>


      MISUSE OF TERROR LAW ‘UNDERMINES POLICE‘
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Watchdog warns on stop and search operations Shortage of customs officials highlighted Alan Travis, home affairs editor Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian The police risk damaging their credibility and community relations when they make mistakes in their use of anti–terror laws or use them for non–terrorism >>>


      ONE ANSWER AND MANY QUESTIONS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Leader Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian It is beyond argument now that party politics in Britain have acquired a new shape. Our latest Guardian/ICM opinion poll today is the sixth out of the last seven – as well as the third in a row – in which the Conservatives have a lead over Labour. This morning&lsquo >>>


      PLAYING TO THE PRESS GALLERY
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Leader Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian There is surely something rickety about a bandwagon that the Daily Mail refuses to clamber on to. Yet doubts about John Reid‘s latest tough talking extend well beyond liberals to criminal justice professionals and the more Conservative end of Fleet Street. Last night No 1 >>>


      POLICE CHIEFS CONDEMN REID FOR ‘COMPLYING WITH TABLOID WISHES‘
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Will Woodward, chief political correspondent Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian Moves by the home secretary, John Reid, towards allowing parents access to information on the whereabouts of paedophiles were condemned by chief constables last night.

The Association of Chief Police Officers delivered damning crit >>>


      PUBLIC BORROWING HITS RECORD HIGH
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Angela Balakrishnan Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian The chancellor, Gordon Brown. Photograph: John D McHugh/AFP/Getty Images

Government borrowing hit a record high for May, putting further pressure on Gordon Brown to rein in spending over the rest of the year.

Despite recent hopes that public&ndash >>>


      PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE ON REFORM ROLE, SAYS BROWN ALLY
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Patrick Wintour, political editor Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian A former Home Office minister will call today for the establishment of a convention formed of members of the public to look at issues including reform of the House of Lords and new checks on ministers, to restore trust in politics.

Michael Wi >>>


      RCN CONFIRMS GENERAL SECRETARY‘S DEPARTURE
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Hél';ne Mulholland Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Royal College of Nursing today confirmed that its general secretary is standing down, just days after insisting Beverly Malone had "no intention" of resigning.

Guardian Unlimited revealed last week that the leader of the 3'0,000 strong nur >>>


      SEX OFFENDER RULES IGNORED BY SCHOOLS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Vetting of staff to be tightened after watchdog reveals system in chaos Rebecca Smithers, education editor Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian Sweeping measures to tighten the vetting of staff in schools will be announced by ministers today in response to a damning new report which reveals that many are ignoring rules d >>>


      SMALL FLATS PUSHING FAMILIES OUT OF CITIES
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      James Meikle Tuesday June 20, 2006 Families are being forced out of town and city centres because developers are building so many small flats for key workers and the rising numbers of people living alone, MPs warned today.

They fear that the trend towards building larger homes on the suburban fringes and on gr >>>


      VICTORIOUS, AGAIN
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Simon Hoggart Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian Tony Blair reported to the Commons yesterday on the latest European Council meeting. The meeting itself was, clearly, fabulously dull, but the "narrative", as we say in modern jargon, is fascinating. According to this, heroic Britain, standing up for what is ri >>>


      YESTERDAY IN PARLIAMENT
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Simon Hoggart‘s sketch Yesterday in parliament Yesterday in parliament Prime minister‘s questions Yesterday in parliament Yesterday in parliament 8.45am Yesterday in parliament Press Association Tuesday June 20, 2006 Knife crime The home secretary, John Reid, said he was "giving serious consideration&q >>>


      15–FOOT WAVES DESTROY HOMES IN NICARAGUA
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:46 PM By FILADELFO ALEMAN Associated Press Writer MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) – Big waves generated by a storm 2,000 miles away battered Central America‘s Pacific Coast on Tuesday, wrecking at least 20 houses in Nicaragua and a small hotel in Guatemala, civil defense officials said. Ther >>>


      3 IRAQIS ON TRIAL FOR PLOT TO KILL ALLAWI
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 2:46 PM AP Photo LMUN103 By OLIVER SCHMALE Associated Press Writer STUTTGART, Germany (AP) – Three Iraqi men went on trial Tuesday on charges they plotted to kill Iraq‘s then–Prime Minister Ayad Allawi during a visit to Germany in 2004.

Ata Abdoulaziz Rashid, 32, Mazen A >>>


      45 ARRESTED IN ITALY ANTI–MAFIA CRACKDOWN
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 ':31 AM ROME (AP) – Italian police arrested at least 45 people in an anti–Mafia crackdown in Sicily on Tuesday, including top bosses who had allegedly been in touch with Bernardo Provenzano, the reputed No. 1 boss picked up earlier this year.

Police said in a statement tha >>>


      AL–ZARQAWI‘S SUCCESSOR GETS THE CREDIT
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 6:16 PM AP Photo NYET740 By NADIA ABOU EL–MAGD Associated Press Writer CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – The new leader of al–Qaida in Iraq killed two U.S.

soldiers whom the group abducted last week, an insurgent umbrella group said in a Web statement posted Tuesday. The statement, wh >>>


      ARIZONA WILDFIRE FORCES EVACUATIONS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:46 AM AP Photo AZKB111 By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) – Fire crews struggled with hot, dry and windy weather Monday as they fought to protect hundreds of homes and businesses from a 1,500–acre wildfire creeping into northern Arizona‘s scenic Oak >>>


      BLACK HOLOCAUST MUSEUM FOUNDER REMEMBERED
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 1:31 AM AP Photo WIDH10' By EMILY FREDRIX Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) – A man who survived an attempted lynching by a white mob in 1'30 and went on to found America‘s Black Holocaust Museum was remembered Monday as someone who refused to let a shameful part of U.S. h >>>


      BODIES OF MISSING U.S. SOLDIERS RECOVERED
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo PD101 By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The bodies of two U.S. soldiers reported captured last week have been recovered, and an Iraqi defense ministry official said Tuesday the men were killed in a barbaric way.‘‘ The U.S. milita >>>


      BRIDGEPORT MAYOR WON‘T QUIT OVER DRUG USE
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo CTDH102 By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) – Mayor John M. Fabrizi admitted Tuesday he had abused cocaine while in office and said he wanted to apologize to all the people of the city‘‘ but had no plans to resign.
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      BUSH GIVES IRAN AN ULTIMATUM ON URANIUM
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 1:01 AM AP Photo NYEB101 By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer KINGS POINT, N.Y. (AP) – President Bush told Iran on Monday that nations worldwide won‘t back down from their demand that Tehran suspend uranium enrichment.

Iran‘s leaders have a clear choice. We >>>


      BUSH HOPES TO BOLSTER UNITED FRONT ON IRAN
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 ':16 AM AP Photo DCHG110 By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Old Europe‘‘ and New Europe‘‘ get equal billing this week during President Bush‘s latest trip across the Atlantic.

On the eve of his 15th trip t >>>


      BUSH TO MEET WITH EU LEADERS IN AUSTRIA
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 2:46 PM AP Photo DCPM101 WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush is on his way to Austria to meet with European Union leaders on Iran, Iraq and other key issues.

The president and first lady boarded Air Force One on Tuesday morning for a planned nine–hour flight.

In Vienna o >>>


      CAR EXPLODES IN GAZA; SEVERAL WOUNDED
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:46 PM GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – A car exploded Tuesday in the Jebaliya refugee camp in Gaza, wounding several people, paramedics said. There was no word on what caused the blast. Residents said the car blew up on a narrow street in the crowded refugee camp in northern Gaza.

The >>>


      CHARLES TAYLOR ARRIVES IN THE NETHERLANDS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 6:31 PM AP Photo SLE107 THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Former Liberian President Charles Taylor arrived in the Netherlands Tuesday for trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the death, rape or mutilation of hundreds of thousands of people in West Africa.

Taylor >>>


      CHENEY SEES SUCCESS IN WARDING OFF ATTACKS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 3:46 AM AP Photo DCLJ101 By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that aggressive U.S. action is responsible for preventing new terror attacks since the Sept. 11 strikes.

Nobody can promise that we won‘t be hit,&lsq >>>


      EPISCOPALIANS DEBATE OVER GAY BISHOPS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 ':16 AM AP Photo OHJL103 By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – With only two days remaining, the Episcopal General Convention is far from deciding whether they should bar gays from serving as bishops for now.

Delegates are considering a moratorium to appease fe >>>


      EX–WIS. GOVERNOR WON‘T RUN FOR SENATE
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:46 AM By FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson said Monday he will not run for U.S. Senate this year, leaving Republicans with no clear major challenger to Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl.

Governor Thompson will not >>>


      FRIST: SURRENDER IN IRAQ ‘NOT A SOLUTION‘
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo BAG106 By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist declared Tuesday that surrendering is not a solution‘‘ in Iraq as Democrats embraced a proposal to start U.S. troop withdrawals this year, setting up an ele >>>


      GA. GOV. TO SUE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:31 PM By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer ATLANTA (AP) – Worried that a drought could be looming, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said Tuesday the state will sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for draining excessive amounts of water from the state‘s reservoirs.

Water fr >>>


      HOUSE PANEL PRESSES LIBYA ON COMPENSATION
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 6:31 PM By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A House committee went on record Tuesday against any normalization of U.S. relations with Libya until Tripoli pays all compensation due to families of people killed in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing.

Families of the >>>


      HURRICANE–DOWNED TREES HAULED IN REFUGE
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 ':16 AM By SONJA BARISIC Associated Press Writer SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) – In the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, helicopters have been carting away trees downed in Hurricane Isabel in an attempt to save the swamp‘s rare Atlantic white cedar population.

In September >>>


      IRAQI INSURGENTS CLAIM GI KIDNAPPINGS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 3:01 AM AP Photo ORRB104 By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – An al–Qaida–linked group said Monday it was holding captive two U.S. privates, one from Texas and the other from Oregon, and taunted the U.S. military for failing to find the soldiers despite a >>>


      ISRAELI STRIKE IN GAZA KILLS 2 CHILDREN
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 6:46 PM AP Photo JRL114 By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli aircraft fired missiles at a car in this Palestinian refugee camp Tuesday, killing two children and wounding nine other people, the military and hospital officials said.

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      JAPAN ORDERS PULLOUT OF TROOPS FROM IRAQ
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 ':16 AM AP Photo TOK103 By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – Japan ordered the withdrawal of its ground troops from Iraq on Tuesday, declaring the humanitarian mission a success and ending a groundbreaking dispatch that tested the limits of its pacifist postwar constitu >>>


      JAPAN PM ANNOUNCES IRAQ WITHDRAWAL PLAN
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 3:31 AM AP Photo TOK103 By CARL FREIRE Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi announced his plan Tuesday to withdraw troops from Iraq at a ruling party meeting, an official said, moving to end Japan‘s largest military mission since World War II.< >>>


      JAPAN PM TO ANNOUNCE IRAQ WITHDRAWAL
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 3:16 AM AP Photo TOK103 By CARL FREIRE Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi announced his plan Tuesday to withdraw troops from Iraq at a ruling party meeting, an official said, moving to end Japan‘s largest military mission since World War II.< >>>


      JUDGE ORDERS REFORMS AT CROWDED L.A. JAIL
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 2:46 PM LOS ANGELES (AP) – A federal judge, disgusted at the crowding in Los Angeles County‘s Men‘s Central Jail, ordered immediate reforms and said a panel of experts should be set up to supervise them.

In an order issued Monday, U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson ga >>>


      JURY IN SAFAVIAN CASE REACHES VERDICT
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 2:46 PM By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of David Safavian, a former Bush administration official accused of covering up assistance he provided to Republican influence–peddler Jack Abramoff.

The verdict was to b >>>


      LA. GOVERNOR TO SUMMON NATIONAL GUARD
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 1:31 AM AP Photo LAAB102 By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Acting at the mayor‘s request, Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Monday she would send National Guard troops and state police to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a bloody weekend in which six people were >>>


      LAB WORKERS SAY BOSSES THREATENED THEM
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:31 AM By HENRY C. JACKSON Associated Press Writer DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Two workers at a national research center say they were threatened with their jobs after questioning how the facility handled the waste of animals used in mad cow disease research.

Richard Auwerda and Timoth >>>


      LAWYER ASKS IF U.S. EAVESDROPPED ON HER
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 1:46 AM By PAT MILTON Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – A civil rights attorney convicted of aiding terrorists last year wants the federal government to reveal whether any warrantless or illegal electronic surveillance was conducted on her or anyone involved in her case.

In a >>>


      MAN INDICTED IN NYC SUBWAY STABBINGS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 1:31 AM NEW YORK (AP) – A Boston man was indicted Monday on charges that he stabbed four people last week – three of them tourists – during a 13–hour rampage through Manhattan, prosecutors said.

Kenny Alexis is accused of stabbing a Texas man on a subway train, a B >>>


      MAYOR URGED TO ADDRESS COCAINE ALLEGATION
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 3:46 AM AP Photo CTDH102 By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) – Adversaries called on the mayor of Connecticut‘s largest city to resign Monday, while supporters urged him to specifically address allegations he used cocaine.

Bridgeport Mayor John >>>


      MISSING SOLDIER‘S FAMILY HOPES HE‘S ALIVE
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 6:31 PM AP Photo TXBRH101 By LYNN BREZOSKY Associated Press Writer BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) – Relatives of a missing soldier held out faint hope Tuesday that he wasn‘t among the bodies discovered in Iraq and said they were outraged to hear grisly reports of his slaying through the media >>>


      MISSING SOLDIER‘S UNCLE CRITICIZES U.S.
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 2:31 PM AP Photo BAG110 By LYNN BREZOSKY Associated Press Writer BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) – As the families of two missing soldiers waited to hear from the U.S. military Tuesday, the uncle of one lashed out at the government, saying it didn‘t do enough to bring the men home safe.
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      MO. AGENCY KICKS AG OFF RESERVOIR PROBE
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 1:16 AM By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) – A state agency investigating a reservoir collapse said Monday it will not allow the Missouri attorney general to represent it because he accepted campaign donations from the reservoir‘s operator.

The Misso >>>


      NATIONAL GUARD ORDERED TO NEW ORLEANS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 1:46 AM AP Photo LAAB102 By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Acting at the mayor‘s request, Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Monday she would send National Guard troops and state police to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a bloody weekend in which six people were >>>


      NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ARRIVE IN BIG EASY
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 6:46 PM AP Photo LAAB103 By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – In a scene reminiscent of the darkest days following Hurricane Katrina, a convoy of 100 armed National Guard military police troops rolled into the city Tuesday to patrol the streets following a surge in viol >>>


      NORTH KOREA INSISTS IT CAN TEST MISSILES
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 2:46 PM AP Photo SEL101 By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – North Korea asserted it has full autonomy to conduct missile tests, and that outsiders do not have the right to criticize its plans, Japan‘s Kyodo News agency reported Tuesday.

Before the latest sta >>>


      NYC‘S MAYOR GOES OUT OF WAY TO GREET BUSH
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 ':01 AM AP Photo NYCD111 By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – The handshake and chat between President Bush and Mayor Michael Bloomberg on an airport tarmac might have looked like any other chummy moment between two elected officials, but it was far from ordinary.
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      OFFICER WHO KILLED DOG IN 2003 IN SCUFFLE
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:31 AM COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities are investigating the death of a man who stopped breathing after scuffling with officers, including one who gained international notoriety for shooting a family‘s dog.

Jason Troy Dockery, 31, fought Sunday morning with officers who >>>


      OFFICIALS FILE PETITION VS. MYSPACE TEEN
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 6:31 PM AP Photo JRL117 By TOM KRISHER Associated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) – Authorities filed a runaway juvenile petition against a Michigan teenager who flew to the Middle East to be with a man she met on the MySpace.com Internet site.

The paperwork was filed Monday in Tuscola Co >>>


      OFFICIALS: ABBAS TO HOLD TALKS WITH OLMERT
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 ':31 AM AP Photo JRL105 By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will attend an international gathering in Jordan this week, officials said Tuesday, but it was unclear whether the m >>>


      OLMERT, ABBAS TO TALK OVER BREAKFAST
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 2:31 PM AP Photo JRL102 By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plan to sit down together for breakfast during an international conference in Jordan this week, officials said Tuesday, raising hopes that >>>


      PAKISTANI CONFESSES, THEN IS SHOT DEAD
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 2:46 PM By ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writer LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) – A Pakistan man killed his three young daughters Tuesday before confessing to police, prompting one officer to shoot him dead, an investigator said. Mohammed Ashraf, 38, used a knife to cut the throats of his daughters ag >>>


      PENTAGON LISTS HOMOSEXUALITY AS DISORDER
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 3:46 AM By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A Pentagon document classifies homosexuality as a mental disorder, decades after mental health experts abandoned that position.

The document outlines retirement or other discharge policies for service members with >>>


      POT RESOLUTION ADOPTED IN WEST HOLLYWOOD
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:46 AM WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) – City leaders adopted a resolution Monday night calling on sheriff‘s deputies not to target certain adult marijuana users.

The City Council backed the nonbinding resolution 4–0, said city spokeswoman Tamara White. Los Angeles County S >>>


      PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH TO DECIDE ON PROPOSAL
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo ALRE103 By RICHARD N. OSTLING AP Religion Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – It is a debate that could change the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) policy: whether to allow leeway on the ordination of gay clergy and lay elders and deacons.

A national assembly was poised to d >>>


      PRESBYTERIANS TO DECIDE ON GAY CLERGY
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 ':31 AM AP Photo ALRE101 By RICHARD N. OSTLING AP Religion Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – It is a debate that could change the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) forever: whether to allow leeway on the ordination of gay clergy and lay elders and deacons.

A national assembly was poised >>>


      RICE WARNS NORTH KOREA ON MISSILE TEST
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 1:31 AM AP Photo GFX215 By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned North Korea on Monday it will face consequences if it test–fires a missile thought to be powerful enough to reach the West Coast of the United States.

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      SAFAVIAN FOUND GUILTY IN LOBBYIST TRIAL
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo NYET774 By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A jury found former Bush administration official David Safavian guilty Tuesday of covering up his dealings with Republican influence–peddler Jack Abramoff.

Safavian was convicted on four of five fe >>>


      SCIENTIST: CHINA TO WALK ON MOON BY 2024
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 3:16 AM SHANGHAI, China (AP) – China plans to place an astronaut on the moon‘s surface by 2024, a top Chinese scientist was quoted as saying in a Hong Kong newspaper.

The announcement by lunar program vice director Long Lehao shows long–term preparations are moving ahead >>>


      SOMALIA ISLAMIC LEADERS DENY TERROR TIES
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 ':16 AM AP Photo XKP105 By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press Writer MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – Allegations that al–Qaida terrorists have been hiding in Somalia revolve around an old cleric, a young warrior, a desecrated cemetery and a lot of uncertainty.

President Bush and o >>>


      SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS WETLANDS PROTECTIONS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 1:16 AM AP Photo NY11' By GINA HOLLAND Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can block development on hundreds of millions of acres of wetlands, even on land miles away from waterways, as long as regulators prove a significant connec >>>


      TRAIN DERAILS IN TENN.; HOMES EVACUATED
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 2:31 PM NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A train carrying chemicals derailed early Tuesday, leading emergency officials to evacuate dozens of homes within a half mile of the site, officials said.

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Donnie Smith said about 20 cars left the track b >>>


      TRIBAL COLLEGES FILLING GROWING NEED
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 ':31 AM By SHAUN SCHAFER Associated Press Writer PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) – With two small children to support, Cedric Sunray doesn‘t have much time to pursue a college degree.

But a desire to learn how to teach American Indian languages and determination to build a better life >>>


      U.S.–LED FORCES KILL 15 IN IRAQ RAIDS
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 2:46 PM AP Photo BAG113 By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – U.S.–led forces killed 15 terror suspects and detained three others during raids Tuesday in a village northeast of Baghdad, the military said. Residents said 13 civilians also were killed.

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      U.S. CONDUCTS MILITARY MANEUVERS OFF GUAM
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo NY115 By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer HAGATNA, Guam (AP) – Three aircraft carriers filled the skies with fighters as one of the largest U.S. military exercises in decades began Tuesday off this tiny island in the western Pacific.

For the first time ever, a >>>


      U.S. MILITARY DEATHS IN AFGHANISTAN
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 12:46 AM By The Associated Press As of June 1', 2006, at least 238 members of the U.S. military have died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department.

Of those, the military reports 147 were >>>


      VOLCANO IN PHILIPPINES SPEWS ASH AGAIN
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Tuesday June 20, 2006 6:31 PM AP Photo MLA106 MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Mount Bulusan spewed ash in a fresh explosion late Tuesday, prompting Philippine officials to hastily evacuate a nearby village during a rainstorm. The minor ash explosion, Bulusan‘s ninth since it started acting up in March, was accom >>>


      ‘YOU CAN ONLY GO DOWN‘
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      At 41, Damien Hirst is no longer a ‘young British artist‘. So what should we call him? A middle–aged businessman? He still pickles the odd shark, but he seems every bit as interested in his 3m country house, his 100m fortune and the danger that it all might slip away ... Charlotte Higgins meets him Tu >>>


      A DEVELOPER‘S CHARTER
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      A new law could see historic buildings being bulldozed should they stand in the path of profit Jonathan Glancey Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian ‘One of the country‘s leading buildings, the Commonwealth Institute in London," reported this paper last year, "has been saved from demolition by Tessa >>>


      A MIRROR TO EVERY CHILD‘S LIFE
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Malorie Blackman once longed to read about black girls like herself. Why, she asks, is it still so hard for ethnic minority pupils to find reflections of themselves in books?

Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian I call myself a pessimistic optimist. My mantra tends to be "onwards and upwards – or at a >>>


      A NOVEL WHERE INDIA EXAMINES EM FORSTER
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Friday June 20, 1'24 The Guardian A Passage to India By EM Forster, London: Edward Arnold 7s 6d net The first duty of any reviewer is to welcome Mr EM Forster‘s reappearance and to express the hope that the general public, as well as the critics, will recognise his merits and their good fortune.

The >>>


      AHMADINEJAD ‘HAS 70% APPROVAL RATING‘
      Guardian, 20-06-2006
      Ewen MacAskill and Simon Tisdall in Tehran Tuesday June 20, 2006 The Guardian Escorted by his bodyguards, the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, shakes hands with well wishers. Photograph: Vahid Salemi/AP

The popularity of Iran‘s controversial leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is surging almost a year af >>>



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