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      ATTORNEY GENERAL ARRIVES IN BAGHDAD
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 11:16 AM BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a key architect of U.S. policy on the treatment of prisoners and the rule of law in Iraq, arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday.

Gonzales, a former White House counsel, was holding meetings in the heavily fortified Green >>>


      AUSTRIA POLICE SEARCH FOR HIDDEN ROOMS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 6:01 PM AP Photo VIE101 By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer VIENNA, Austria (AP) – Police on Tuesday searched for possible hidden rooms at the house where a kidnapped schoolgirl was imprisoned in an underground cell for more than eight years before she escaped last week at age >>>


      BODIES WITH TORTURE MARKS FOUND IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:01 PM AP Photo BAG114 By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – At least two dozen bodies, many bearing signs of torture, were found dumped in Shiite areas of Baghdad on Tuesday, and the government almost doubled the death toll from clashes this week between mil >>>


      BUS CRASH KILLS 5 IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 6:01 AM WESTPORT, N.Y. (AP) – A Greyhound bus traveling from New York City to Montreal crashed through a guard rail and landed upside down in an embankment Monday, killing up to five people and injuring many others, state police said.

The bus departed New York at 1 p.m. and ma >>>


      BUSH REMEMBERS VICTIMS OF KATRINA
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:01 PM AP Photo LAEV117 By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – President Bush paused Tuesday to remember the hundreds who died in New Orleans, which has been slow to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina a year ago.

Looking to local leaders to >>>


      BUSH SAYS KATRINA RECOVERY JUST STARTING
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 6:01 AM AP Photo MSEV103 By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – President Bush said Monday the huge job of rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina was just beginning a year after the massive storm but expressed hope that the $110 billion of help sent from Washington wo >>>


      CALDERON LEADS MEXICO PRESIDENTIAL RACE
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 6:01 AM AP Photo MOMU101 By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico‘s ruling party candidate held onto his narrow lead in the disputed presidential election after a partial recount of votes, the top electoral court said Monday in a strong indication that cons >>>


      CEASE–FIRE BRINGS HOPE TO UGANDA
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 2:46 PM AP Photo NAI103 By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) – A cease–fire between Uganda‘s government and a shadowy rebel movement that has terrorized this east African nation for nearly two decades went into effect Tuesday.

The truce sign >>>


      CHANGES TO KY. AIRPORT EYED IN CRASH
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 11:31 AM AP Photo KYER103 By JEFFREY McMURRAY Associated Press Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Recent changes to a taxiway at Blue Grass Airport may have confused the pilot of Comair Flight 51'1, causing him to make the fatal decision to turn onto an unlit, too–short runway, inv >>>


      CHERTOFF SEEKS MORE AIR TRAVELERS DATA
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 6:01 AM WASHINGTON (AP) – The government needs broader access to airline passenger information to identify potential hijackers, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in an article published Tuesday.

How do we thwart a terrorist who has not yet been identi >>>


      CRASH PROBE: KY. RUNWAY ROUTE CHANGED
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:31 AM AP Photo KYLOC108 By JEFFREY McMURRAY Associated Press Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Investigators in the Comair jet crash that killed 4' people are looking into whether changes made to a taxiway during a repaving project a week ago confused the pilot and caused him to turn >>>


      DEMOLITION OF POTOMAC BRIDGE WOWS CROWD
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo VAKW101 By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writer ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A section of the obsolete Woodrow Wilson Bridge was brought down early Tuesday, the planned demolition set in motion by a longtime commuter who won a contest for the honor.

A few minutes >>>


      DETROIT TEACHERS ON STRIKE
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:16 AM By MICHAEL J. FEENEY Associated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) – Teachers frustrated by failed efforts to reach a contract agreement with the city‘s public school district went on strike Monday and said they were prepared to stand their ground for as long as it takes.

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      FAMILY OF 7 KILLED IN SMALL PLANE CRASH
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 2:46 PM JACKSON, Ky. (AP) – A small plane crash in the wooded mountains of eastern Kentucky killed seven members of the same family: a Texas couple, their four children and a relative, an airport official said Tuesday.

No one survived the wreck Monday in an area so remote that >>>


      FLA. BRACES FOR TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 11:31 AM AP Photo FLLA103 By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press Writer KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) – Steve Saunders and his family drove seven hours from central Florida to the end of the Florida Keys, blissfully unaware they were heading the wrong way as Tropical Storm Ernesto crept ever closer. >>>


      FLORIDIANS GET PREPARED AS ERNESTO NEARS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:16 AM AP Photo FLWL107 By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) – Florida residents rushed to fill their prescriptions and stood in long lines for gasoline, food and other supplies Monday as officials warned people not to wait for Tropical Storm Ernesto to become a hurrican >>>


      FORMER MILITANTS SURRENDER IN CHECHNYA
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:01 PM By SERGEI VENYAVSKY Associated Press Writer ROSTOV–ON–DON, Russia (AP) – About 50 former militants surrendered and handed over their weapons Tuesday in a ceremony led by Chechnya‘s powerful prime minister, who said rebel numbers are dwindling in the war– >>>


      FUGITIVE POLYGAMIST LEADER ARRESTED
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:01 PM LAS VEGAS (AP) – The fugitive leader of a polygamist Mormon sect has been arrested in southern Nevada.

Warren Steed Jeffs, 50, was taken into custody after he and two other people were pulled over late Monday by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper on Interstate 15 just nor >>>


      GREYHOUND BUS ACCIDENT KILLS 5 IN N.Y.
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 6:01 PM By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer WESTPORT, N.Y. (AP) – Workers removed a fifth body Tuesday from the wreckage of a Greyhound bus that crashed through a guard rail and landed upside down in an embankment after apparently blowing a tire, officials said.

The bus was c >>>


      GULF COAST MOURNS 1 YEAR AFTER KATRINA
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:01 PM AP Photo LAWH103 By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – In the dark of dawn 65 miles south of this shattered city, several hundred people bowed their heads in silence, marking the moment a year ago when the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed overhead at 6 >>>


      HEAD OF GERMAN COLONY IN CHILE SENTENCED
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:46 AM SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – The jailed leader of a commune–like German colony in southern Chile was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for arms possession.

Paul Schaefer, 84, the former leader of Colonia Dignidad, or Dignity Colony, was convicted after a large >>>


      HITLER RESTAURANT RENAMED THE CROSS CAFE
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 5:46 PM MUMBAI, India (AP) – A restaurant named Hitler‘s Cross Cafe that enraged India‘s small Jewish community has been renamed The Cross Cafe, its owner said Tuesday.

Puneet Sablok said Nazi swastikas that adorned signs advertising the eatery and its menus would >>>


      IMMIGRATION ADS A PROBLEM FOR CAMPAIGNS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 7:46 AM By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Capturing the immigration debate in political ads this campaign season – without upsetting Hispanic voters – is proving tricky for candidates.

An ad criticizing Stephen Laffey, who is challenging i >>>


      IRAQI FORCES REGAIN CONTROL OF CITY
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 11:31 AM AP Photo BAG111 By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Calm returned to a southern city Tuesday after Shiite militiamen loyal to an anti–U.S. cleric reached an agreement with Iraqi government forces to end a 12–hour street battle that killed 40 >>>


      JONBENET SUSPECT WON‘T BE CHARGED
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:16 AM By JON SARCHE Associated Press Writer BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Prosecutors abruptly dropped their case Monday against John Mark Karr in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, saying DNA tests failed to put him at the crime scene despite his insistence he sexually assaulted and strangled >>>


      KURDISH REBELS CLAIM TURKEY RESORT BLAST
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo XOO103 By BENJAMIN HARVEY Associated Press Writer ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) – A hard–line Kurdish militant group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a blast that killed three people in Antalya, one of Turkey‘s most popular tourist resorts, and police searched for >>>


      MAN CHARGED IN DEATHS OF 7 PROSTITUTES
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 5:46 PM By SVEN GUSTAFSON Associated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) – A man suspected of killing seven prostitutes over the past five years was charged with murder Tuesday, and police said he is a suspect in as many as 14 deaths in the city since 1'''.

Shelly Andre Broo >>>


      MEXICO CANDIDATE REJECTS COURT DECISION
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 11:31 AM AP Photo MODL105 By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico‘s leftist presidential candidate rejected a court decision upholding his rival‘s slim lead in the disputed July 2 race and called on his supporters not to recognize a governme >>>


      MILWAUKEE WOMAN RESCUES BUTTERFLIES
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 8:46 AM AP Photo WIMG101 By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) – Barb Agnew ruffled the thin netting hanging in her flower shop, causing a monarch butterfly to descend far enough for her to gently clasp it. She then released it outside where it flitted about a hanging >>>


      MULTIPLE DEATHS AS BUS CRASHES IN N.Y.
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:46 AM WESTPORT, N.Y. (AP) – A Greyhound bus traveling from New York City to Montreal crashed through a guard rail and landed upside down in an embankment Monday, reportedly killing five people and trapping others inside the wreckage, police said.

State police reported five d >>>


      NATIONAL PARKS GET TRANSIT GRANTS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 1:31 AM By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press Writer PENINSULA, Ohio (AP) – Federal officials awarded grants Monday totaling almost $20 million to reduce traffic in national parks and public lands by providing alternative transit, including trains, shuttle buses and bicycle trails.
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      NEW ORLEANS MARKS 1 YEAR AFTER KATRINA
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 8:46 AM AP Photo LAAB12' By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A year after one of the worst natural disasters in U.S.

history, this shattered city turned its attention to rituals of mourning and celebrations of life.

In pockmarked neigh >>>


      NTSB URGES CHECKS AFTER JET ENGINE FAILS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 1:46 AM By JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – Federal safety investigators on Monday urged more stringent inspections of some jet engines after a failure during a maintenance test in June sent engine parts flying across Los Angeles International Airport and ignited >>>


      PAKISTAN, BRITAIN TAKE ACTION ON MARRIGES
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 11:31 AM AP Photo XAN101 By PAUL GARWOOD Associated Press Writer ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Her father said it would be a two–week holiday to learn about her Pakistani heritage. But the British woman soon found herself captive in a remote tribal village for over a year and promis >>>


      PARTIAL MEXICO RECOUNT WON‘T ERASE LEAD
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 2:01 AM AP Photo MOMU101 By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) – A partial recount in Mexico‘s disputed presidential race will not erase the ruling party candidate‘s lead, the country‘s top electoral court said Monday. But the judges held off from dec >>>


      POPE NAMES NEW ARCHBISHOP OF GENOA
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 2:46 PM AP Photo ROM102 VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI named a new archbishop of Genoa on Tuesday to replace Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, a longtime aide who has been appointed the Vatican secretary of state and No. 2 official.

The Vatican named Monsignor Angelo Bagnasco, >>>


      PROSECUTOR DEFENDS CHOICE TO PURSUE KARR
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 6:01 PM AP Photo COJD101 By CHASE SQUIRES Associated Press Writer BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Prosecutors acknowledged Tuesday that they had no concrete evidence beyond the rambling confessions of John Mark Karr before they arrested him two weeks ago in the unsolved slaying of 6–year&n >>>


      PROSECUTOR: KARR EVIDENCE WASN‘T THERE
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo COJD101 By CHASE SQUIRES Associated Press Writer BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – The district attorney who dropped charges against the man arrested in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case said Tuesday that there have been calls for her to be tarred and feathered‘&lsqu >>>


      PROSECUTORS DROP CASE IN RAMSEY SLAYING
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:16 AM AP Photo CORB10' By JON SARCHE Associated Press Writer BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Prosecutors abruptly dropped their case Monday against John Mark Karr in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, saying DNA tests failed to put him at the crime scene despite his insistence he sexually ass >>>


      RIOTING ERUPTS AFTER FUNERAL IN PAKISTAN
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 11:46 AM AP Photo LHR101 By ABDUL SATTAR Associated Press Writer QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) – Gunfire and rioting broke out for a fourth straight day Tuesday after the funeral service for a prominent tribal chief killed by Pakistani government forces. Two police were wounded and dozens of s >>>


      ROVE HAS UNPARALLELED INFLUENCE WITH BUSH
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 8:31 AM AP Photo WX102 By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Karl Rove was not frog–marched‘‘ out of the White House in handcuffs as his detractors had hoped, but the past year was certainly a low point for President Bush‘s close f >>>


      RUMSFELD: EXTREMISTS MANIPULATING MEDIA
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 6:01 AM AP Photo NVRP102 By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer FALLON NAVAL AIR STATION, Nev. (AP) – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday he is deeply troubled by the success of terrorist groups in manipulating the media‘‘ to influence Westerners.

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      RUNWAY ROUTE CHANGED A WEEK BEFORE CRASH
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 1:46 AM AP Photo KYLOC108 By JEFFREY McMURRAY Associated Press Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Investigators in the Comair jet crash that killed 4' people are looking into whether changes made to a taxiway during a repaving project a week ago confused the pilot and caused him to turn >>>


      SAT SCORE DROP BIGGEST IN 31 YEARS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 2:46 PM By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer The high school class of 2006 recorded the sharpest drop in SAT scores in 31 years, a decline that the exam‘s owner, the College Board, said was partly due to some students taking the newly lengthened test only once instead of twice.

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      SENIOR U.S. DIPLOMAT LEAVES SUDAN
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:46 AM AP Photo XHJ103 By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) – Sudan‘s president on Monday declined to meet a senior U.S. diplomat visiting the country to press him to approve the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers in war–torn Darfur.

The appa >>>


      SHUTTLE TO BE ROLLED INSIDE FOR ERNESTO
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:01 PM CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA decided Tuesday to begin rolling space shuttle Atlantis back into an assembly building as Tropical Storm Ernesto swirled toward Florida.

The 12–hour move from the launch pad to the Vehicle Assembly Building was set to begin in the >>>


      SPRINGSTEEN: MARRIAGE AS STRONG AS EVER
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 3:31 AM TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Bruce Springsteen has turned to cyberspace to deny rumors that he and wife Patti Scialfa are splitting up.

In a posting on his official Web site, www.brucespringsteen.net, the New Jersey–born rocker writes that he and Scialfa are still commit >>>


      STUDY: KATRINA SURVIVORS FIND RESOLVE
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 6:01 AM AP Photo LALO104 By JEFF DONN Associated Press Writer BOSTON (AP) – In a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, a new survey reveals that the traumatized survivors of Hurricane Katrina forged a surprisingly powerful inner strength that steeled them against suicidal de >>>


      STUDY: STORM SURVIVORS FIND WILL TO LIVE
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 1:31 AM AP Photo LALO104 By JEFF DONN Associated Press Writer BOSTON (AP) – In a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, a new survey reveals that the traumatized survivors of Hurricane Katrina forged a surprisingly powerful inner strength that steeled them against suicidal de >>>


      TIMELINE OF JONBENET RAMSEY CASE
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 1:46 AM By The Associated Press Key dates in the JonBenet Ramsey case:
1''6: Dec. 26: JonBenet Ramsey, 6, is found dead in the basement of her Boulder, Colo., home. Patsy Ramsey says she found a ransom note demanding $118,000 for her daughter.

Dec. 31: Ramsey family hire >>>


      TRANSIT GRANTS AWARDED TO NATIONAL PARKS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 2:01 AM By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press Writer PENINSULA, Ohio (AP) – Federal officials awarded grants Monday totaling almost $20 million to reduce traffic in national parks and public lands by providing alternative transit, including trains, shuttle buses and bicycle trails.
>>>


      TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO DRENCHES CUBA
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 1:46 AM AP Photo PAP103 By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer HAVANA (AP) – Tropical Storm Ernesto drenched eastern Cuba on Monday, then aimed north toward the warm waters of the open Caribbean sea and Florida where forecasters expected it to hit shore as a hurricane.

Ernesto >>>


      WAR CRIMES PROSECUTOR INDICTS WARLORD
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Tuesday August 2', 2006 2:01 AM By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court filed their first indictment Monday, charging a former Congolese warlord for allegedly abducting and recruiting children as young as 10 to fight in Congo‘s >>>


      A PLEASANT MEAL, AND THEN THE HORROR
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Four children among 10 Britons injured in attacks Two devices hidden in bins, one aboard minibus Nick Birch in Marmaris and Steven Morris Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Some had enjoyed a pleasant afternoon on the beach, while others had finished off a day of sightseeing with a meal at one of the many harbour >>>


      AER LINGUS PLANS TO FLOAT ON LONDON MARKET
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Irish airline wants to raise 500m for new aircraft Dublin airport to become ‘mini–hub‘ for US travel Dan Milmo, transport correspondent Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian An Aer Lingus plane ... the airline plans to float on the London Stock Exchange. Photograph: PA

Aer Lingus has anno >>>


      AFRIDI‘S FIREWORKS OUTSHINE BROAD AND ENGLAND HOPES GO UP IN SMOKE
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Pakistan 148–5 bt England 144–7 by five wickets Mike Selvey at Bristol Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian It is not easy to put a finger on why but Twenty20 does not quite appear to be Inzamam–ul–Haq‘s cup of Darjeeling. When Pakistan bowled, he perched at slip and then stood imperio >>>


      AGASSI KEEPS DREAM ALIVE
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Thirty–six–year–old beats Pavel in four–set thriller Staff and agencies Tuesday August 2', 2006 Guardian Unlimited Agassi celebrates his four–set victory. Photograph: Kathy Willens/AP.

Andre Agassi staved off retirement with a riveting 6–7 (4–7), 7–6 (10&ndas >>>


      AIRLINES AND MINERS GIVE FTSE A LIFT
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Katie Allen Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Britain‘s leading shares came back from the long holiday weekend having to catch up with the rest of Europe, rising in morning trade with an extra boost from gains at heavyweights British Airways and mining group Antofagasta.

The FTSE 100 index of blue >>>


      ANNAN VISITS UN PEACEKEEPERS IN LEBANON
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      David Fickling and agencies Tuesday August 2', 2006 Guardian Unlimited The UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, and Lebanese foreign minister, Fawzi Salloukh, meet at Beirut international airport. Photograph: Dimitri Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

The UN secretary general visited UN peacekeepers in southern Lebano >>>


      BACK INJURY PUTS HARMISON OUT OF PAKISTAN SERIES
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      David Hopps Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Steve Harmison‘s troubled summer continued last night when he was ruled out of England‘s NatWest Series against Pakistan because of a back injury.

There is no cause, as yet, to fear that Harmison might join a lengthy list of doubts for this winte >>>


      BEHIND THE FACADE, A CITY LEFT TO ROT
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      As cafe society blooms in the tourist areas of New Orleans, poor ex–residents struggle to survive Julian Borger in New Orleans Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian One of the destroyed homes in the ninth ward of New Orleans, which is now almost deserted. Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

T >>>


      BLINDED BY THE COLD WAR
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      We can no longer deny the link between the eastern Europe exodus and economic ‘reform‘ Neil Clark Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian As the entry of Bulgaria and Romania into the European Union edges closer, condescension towards eastern Europeans and their countries of origin grows into a crescendo. >>>


      BOOK MAKES NEW CLAIMS ABOUT KENNEDY‘S DRINKING
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Tuesday August 2', 2006 Guardian Unlimited Charles Kennedy‘s drinking problems dated back to before he became party leader in 1''', according to a new biography of the former Liberal Democrat leader.

And Mr Kennedy pulled out at the last minute of >>>


      BUSH VISITS NEW ORLEANS ON KATRINA ANNIVERSARY
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Associated Press Tuesday August 2', 2006 Guardian Unlimited New Orleans residents attend a candle–lit vigil on top of a levee which was breached during Hurricane Katrina one year ago. Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

George Bush is today visiting New Orleans to pay tribute to the victims >>>


      CANNABIS FARMS SPREAD TO THE SUBURBS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Paul Lewis Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Indoor cannabis farms, which can produce up to 250,000 of the class C drug each year, are appearing in quiet residential streets throughout the country in unprecedented numbers, police have told the Guardian.

A clampdown on the farms in big cities is forcing >>>


      CHANCELLOR TRAINS HIS SIGHTS ON BLAIRITE OUTRIDERS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Supporters of ‘unfunded tax cuts‘ dismissed Senior figures fear trouble at conference Tania Branigan, political correspondent Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Gordon Brown today returns from six weeks‘ paternity leave to hit back at Blairite outriders amid growing concern from ministers that n >>>


      CHINA URGED TO REVITALISE WORLD TRADE TALKS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      BT gets only 1.3m for two years‘ NHS work 11.30am China urged to revitalise world trade talks Mark Tran and agencies Tuesday August 2', 2006 Guardian Unlimited A delegate waits at the WTO headquarters in Geneva after the collapse of talks in July. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The US today urge >>>


      CITIES IN PERIL AS ANDEAN GLACIERS MELT
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Ice sheets expected to last centuries could disappear in 25 years, threatening water supplies John Vidal, environment editor Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Andean glaciers are melting so fast that some are expected to disappear within 15–25 years, denying major cities water supplies and putting populati >>>


      DIARY
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      25 Aug 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 24 Aug 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 23 Aug 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 22 Aug 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 18 Aug 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 17 Aug 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 16 Aug 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 15 Aug 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 11 Aug 2006 Jon Henley&l >>>


      DNA RULES OUT MAN WHO SAID HE KILLED JONBENET
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      No solution to case that has obsessed America Charges dropped against teacher who ‘craves fame‘ Julian Borger in Washington Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Charges were dropped yesterday against a schoolteacher arrested for the 1''6 murder of six year–old JonBenet Ramsey, leaving one >>>


      DOZENS KILLED IN IRAQI PIPELINE BLAST
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Associated Press Tuesday August 2', 2006 Guardian Unlimited Residents gather around the crater caused by an explosion that killed at least 15 people who were siphoning petrol from a broken pipeline near the southern Iraq town of Diwaniya. Photograph: Imad al–Khozai/Reuters

A pipeline carrying oil byp >>>


      ELDERLY PATIENTS AT RISK BECAUSE NURSES ‘TOO BUSY‘
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Sarah Boseley Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian The lives of elderly hospital patients are being put at risk because nurses do not always have the time to feed them, according to a survey by Age Concern. Nine out of 10 nurses – out of 500 questioned – said they were sometimes too busy to help older p >>>


      ENGINEERS RACE TO STEAL NATURE‘S SECRETS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Giant wind turbines based on a seed, and desalination plant that mimics a beetle John Vidal, environment editor Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian A new generation of small green companies is emerging with radical but proven ideas to revolutionise engineering and create anything from intelligent fridges to coloss >>>


      FLORIDA BRACES FOR HURRICANE AS STORM CLAIMS LIFE IN HAITI
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Richard Luscombe in Miami Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Florida was bracing itself for the season‘s first hurricane after Cuba took a battering from furious winds and torrential rain.

Tropical storm Ernesto is expected to turn into a category 2 hurricane with winds in excess of 74mph as it cro >>>


      FROM STONES TO SPICE GIRLS: FIGHT IS ON TO SAVE LEGENDARY VENUE
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Thousands sign petition launched by two students to rescue the Astoria Patrick Barkham Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Madonna performs at the Astoria. Photograph: Dave Hogan/Getty

Spectacular moments in rock history have lit up its gloomy innards, which are also home to London‘s largest and bes >>>


      GIRL, 12, ‘ABDUCTED FOR ARRANGED MARRIAGE‘
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      David Fickling Tuesday August 2', 2006 Guardian Unlimited A 12–year–old girl abducted from Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, could have been taken to Pakistan for an arranged marriage to a 25–year–old man, relatives said today.

Molly Campbell, also known as Misbah Iram Ahmed Rana, is be >>>


      GOOGLE AND EBAY FORM ALLIANCE TO TAILOR ADS TO EVERY CUSTOMER
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Andrew Clark in New York Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian The world‘s biggest internet auction company, eBay, has signed up Google to help create a range of sophisticated online advertisements individually tailored to each of its customers.

In an alliance between two of cyberspace‘s best&nd >>>


      GOVERNMENT ADMITS TO MALNUTRITION IN HOSPITALS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Matt Weaver and agencies Tuesday August 2', 2006 Guardian Unlimited The government has admitted there are problems with malnutrition in hospitals after a survey found that nurses are often too busy to feed older people.

But the health minister Caroline Flint insisted much was being done to resolve the issu >>>


      GREAT WRITING IS KEY TO SUCCESS, SAYS MIRREN
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Elizabeth I steals show at Emmys with nine awards BBC‘s The Girl in the Cafe takes TV movie prize David Ward Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Dame Helen Mirren abandoned all pretence of queenly dignity when she picked up her Emmy for her title role in Channel 4‘s Elizabeth I.

"A great >>>


      HOPE SPRINGS FROM THE FLOOD
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      One year after Hurricane Katrina, the horror stories continue and anger grows. But there are uplifting tales of humanity worth celebrating too, finds Paul Harris Tuesday August 2', 2006 Observer.co.uk There is a common myth that has emerged in various parts of the world at different times. It involves rebuilding in >>>


      IS IT OK ... TO HAVE A BOREHOLE?
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Leo Hickman‘s guide to a good life Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian A garden water sprinkler. Photograph: Getty

The show must go on. That was the message earlier this year from the Royal Horticultural Society, organisers of the annual Chelsea Flower Show, when it announced that it was spending 45 >>>


      LAW FIRMS ACCUSED OF HOMOPHOBIA
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Press Association Tuesday August 2', 2006 Guardian Unlimited City law firms were accused today of having "undertones of homophobia" because of their emphasis on out–of–hours hard drinking and visits to lap dancing clubs.

The Law Society, the professional body for solicitors, made the >>>


      LONDON TRAVEL SMARTCARD TO GO ON SALE OVERSEAS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Staff and agencies Tuesday August 2', 2006 Guardian Unlimited London‘s go–anywhere Oyster travel card is to be made available to overseas tourists before they leave home in a bid to boost inbound UK tourism, it was announced today.

Overseas tourists will be able to buy and receive the electroni >>>


      MCCAIN ‘TO GIVE CAMERON CONFERENCE BOOST‘
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Hél';ne Mulholland Tuesday August 2', 2006 Guardian Unlimited John McCain, who is expected to attend the Conservative party conference in Bournemouth. Photograph: Dean Cox/AP

The US senator and frontrunner for the Republican presidential candidacy, John McCain, is expected to help the Conserva >>>


      ONE LOOK AT BLAIR‘S A–TEAM TELLS YOU HE IS IN DEEP TROUBLE. WOULD YOU WANT CLIFF RICHARD SINGING YOUR PRAISES?
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Marina Hyde Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian There is the vaguest suspicion that Mr Blair‘s A–team is in the grip of some kind of recruitment crisis. The A–Team, fans of the superior 80s action series will recall, were a crack team of individuals whose job it was to defend various clients from >>>


      OVERSEAS AID
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      International students are big business for UK universities. But when they encounter racism and violence, are institutions failing to help? Hsiao–Hung Pai reports Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian ‘This is a major export industry – worth more than food and drink, tobacco, insurance, ships and a >>>


      PUPILS PICKING UP JUNK FOOD HABIT ON WAY TO SCHOOL
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Press Association Tuesday August 2', 2006 EducationGuardian.co.uk Children are using the journey to and from school to fill up on "a secret mountain of junk food", despite a drive to improve pupils‘ diets, according to research published today.

Nearly one in three primary school children in >>>


      RAMSAY, THE FIRST AND LAST WORD IN LONDON DINING
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      26 Aug 2006 Pascal Wyse reviews The Butcher & Grill, 3'–41 Parkgate Road, London SW11
26 Aug 2006 Readers‘ restaurants: Modern British in Yorkshire 26 Aug 2006 Organic UK on a plate 20 Aug 2006 The Escape guide: Madrid for food lovers 1' Aug 2006 Simon Hopkinson reviews Defune, 34 George Str >>>


      RESPECTABILITY? IT CAN WAIT
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      He went from gangsta notoriety to Hollywood stardom. Now Ice Cube has returned to the studio – to show today‘s rappers where they‘ve gone wrong. By Caroline Sullivan Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Ice Cube: ‘political rap has been pushed into the background‘. Photograph: David Le >>>


      RIDING HIGH
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Zara Phillips‘ gold–medal winning performance at the equestrian world championships has seen the former wild child hailed as a sporting hero – just like her mother was, 35 years ago. But is she really a major talent, or just a toff with lots of cash and a great horse? Stephen Moss reports Tuesday Augu >>>


      SCHOOLGIRL STABBED PUPIL IN EYE, COURT HEARS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Press Association Tuesday August 2', 2006 EducationGuardian.co.uk A teenage girl stabbed a fellow pupil in the eye with a pair of scissors after taunting her about her long hair, a court heard today.

The 15–year–old victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was lucky not to lose her sight >>>


      SOLDIERS ARE PAYING WITH THEIR LIVES FOR THIS INCOMPETENCE
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Escalating commitments, budget squeezes and big equipment programmes have left Britain‘s forces fatally overstretched Michael Moriarty Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian The British army is now engaged in intense combat in Afghanistan – the fiercest sustained fighting it has experienced in 50 years, a >>>


      TAKING CONTROL OF THE GHOSTS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      A new UK–based website displays the writing of survivors of torture and asylum seekers from all over the world, Mark Oliver reports Tuesday August 2', 2006 Guardian Unlimited Mark Hill, one of many torture survivors contributing to the Write to Life project. Photograph: Mark Oliver

Mark Hill had been >>>


      THE WHEELS ON THE BUS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      It is a nightmare getting a buggy about on public transport. But help comes from the strangest places Cayte Williams Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Women with small children have a hell of a time on public transport. Fellow passengers have toddler–like tantrums when asked to make way for pushchairs or r >>>


      THERE ARE TOO MANY BECKYS
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Liz Davies finds the case of a 14–year–old sexual abuse victim, to be revealed in a BBC documentary tonight, is far from unique Tuesday August 2', 2006 Guardian Unlimited Tomorrow morning, directors of children‘s services will be contacting their child protection managers to ask if Becky, a 14&nda >>>


      TIME TO PUT AN END TO SKINNY–BASHING
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Mel Hudson Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Over the holiday weekend, the report outlining the "obesity timebomb" has loomed large (sorry) in the headlines, but the week before it was business as usual as regards the routine vilification of thin women. Witness the Grazia scare–piece, "Horro >>>


      TOURISTS WARNED TO STAY AWAY AS BOMB ATTACKS ROCK TURKEY
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Three die and 50 injured in latest resort explosion 10 Britons hurt as Kurdish group says it was to blame Nick Birch in Marmaris and Steven Morris Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Victims of the blasts in Antalya wait for help. Photograph: Getty

A separatist group yesterday warned tourists to stay away >>>


      UK READERS BLOCKED FROM NY TIMES TERROR ARTICLE
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Julia Day Tuesday August 2', 2006 MediaGuardian.co.uk The New York Times has blocked British readers from accessing an article published in the US about the alleged London bomb plot for fear of breaching the UK‘s contempt of court laws.

Published in the US yesterday under the headline "Details e >>>


      WAR PROMPTS LEBANESE BRAIN DRAIN
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Declan Walsh in Beirut Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Brain drain: After the war, a new generation of Lebanese are packing their bags to leave. Photograph: Oussama Ayoub/AFP/Getty Images

The line snaked past the Canadian embassy in Beirut on a sweltering afternoon. Sandra fanned herself with the visa >>>


      WE CAN‘T REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING BY TRIGGERING ANOTHER CATASTROPHE
      Guardian, 29-08-2006
      Sulphate pollution killed hundreds of thousands of Africans. A plan to use sulphur to fight climate change risks the same George Monbiot Tuesday August 2', 2006 The Guardian Challenging a Nobel laureate over a matter of science is not something you do lightly. I have hesitated and backed off, read and reread his pa >>>



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