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      COUNCILS TO GET MORE CONTROL OVER BUS SERVICES
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Wednesday September 27, 2006 Guardian Unlimited The government is to legislate to partially reverse Mrs Thatcher‘s 1'80s deregulation of bus services, the transport secretary announced today.

Making his first conference speech as a cabinet minister, Douglas Al >>>


      DON‘T EXCLUDE THE CENTRE–LEFT
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      The debate over Labour‘s new direction must go beyond the Brownite right and the Blairite far–right Michael Meacher Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian As Gordon Brown moves this week further to the right, arm in arm with Tony Blair – on foreign policy especially – it is increasingly clear >>>


      FOREIGN POLICY DETERS ETHNIC MINORITY VOTERS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Tania Branigan, political correspondent Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Black and Asian voters have turned away from Labour, in part because of its foreign policy, Baroness Amos has admitted. The leader of the House of Lords said the government had "failed to listen enough" to people‘s hopes a >>>


      FOUR–LETTER WORD THAT CAME 12 YEARS TOO LATE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Michael White Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Tony Blair was stretching a point yesterday when he claimed that Britain‘s problems today are unimaginably different from those he faced when he first became prime minister in 1''7. Let alone when, a youthful 41, he made his first conference speech a >>>


      GELDOF URGES BROWN TO INCREASE AID TO AFRICA
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Matthew Tempest and agencies Wednesday September 27, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Anti–poverty campaigner Bob Geldof, left, and Gordon Brown, the chancellor, appear together during a question–and–answer session at the Labour party conference today. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.

Bob >>>


      GOVERNMENT HOPES GOOD MANNERS CAN STOP FLU
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Cover face if you cough or sneeze, campaign will say Vaccines may not halt a pandemic, experts fear Sarah Boseley, health editor Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian The government will try to change the hygiene habits of the nation later this year in hopes of staving off a flu pandemic by urging people to cover t >>>


      HEARD THE ONE ABOUT TONY AND LES?
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Michael White Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian When Tony Blair unleashed his bloke–next–door gag on a rapturous audience, he was borrowing heavily from the humour of a very different kind of performer.

"At least I don‘t have to worry about her running off with the bloke next doo >>>


      IT‘S YOUR CHOICE. THIS IS MY ADVICE. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT, BLAIR TELLS PARTY
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      The key extracts from the prime minister‘s speech in Manchester yesterday Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Thank–you Thank you the Labour party for giving me the extraordinary privilege of leading you these past 12 years ... thank you to my family, to the children, to Cherie. I mean, at least I don >>>


      KEY LABOUR FIGURES GIVE THEIR VERDICT
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Agencies Tuesday September 26, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Peter Mandelson Once again he has shown himself to be the best politician by a mile in this country and he always will be.

Alastair Campbell He was a class act in 1''4 and he is a class act now. I found it very emotional.

Tony is the leade >>>


      LABOUR LEADERSHIP DEFEATED OVER HOUSING
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Wednesday September 27, 2006 Guardian Unlimited The Labour leadership suffered its first defeat of the Manchester conference today, as delegates demanded more central government funding for council housing.

The vote was taken yesterday but the result only announced toda >>>


      LIVINGSTONE: ENVIRONMENT WILL DOMINATE NEXT ELECTION
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Hél';ne Mulholland and agencies Wednesday September 27, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Ken Livingstone today told Labour conference delegates that the environment would dominate the next round of mayoral and general elections.

Sharing the conference platform with the environment minister, David Miliband, >>>


      MANDELSON‘S ADVICE TO BROWN: LISTEN TO YOUR COLLEAGUES
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Prime minister‘s ally talks of decade–long breach Says it is vital to change to collaborative style Patrick Wintour, political editor Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Peter Mandelson yesterday offered an olive branch to Gordon Brown, saying the chancellor would make a strong prime minister so long >>>


      MI6 DOUBLE AGENT BLAKE WINS DAMAGES FROM GOVERNMENT
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Former Soviet spy gains 7,000 for memoir delay European court criticises dilatory handling of case Richard Norton–Taylor Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian The European court of human rights yesterday ordered Britain to pay damages to the MI6 double agent George Blake over legal proceedings aimed at stopp >>>


      MILIBAND TELLS UK TO WAKE UP OVER CLIMATE CHANGE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Wednesday September 27, 2006 Guardian Unlimited People are not concerned enough about the threat of climate change, the environment secretary said today, as he warned that the UK was in danger of "sleepwalking towards catastrophe" over the issue.

Mr Miliband r >>>


      THE LONG GOODBYE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Leader Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Shining the bright beam of his oratory and intellect across Labour‘s decade in power, Tony Blair yesterday astounded his party with a speech that impressively illuminated New Labour‘s achievements while leaving its weaknesses and failures in the shadows. He s >>>


      TODAY‘S AGENDA
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Morning Gordon Brown, international development secretary Hilary Benn and Bob Geldof on Africa Environment secretary David Miliband, transport secretary Douglas Alexander, London‘s mayor Ken Livingstone, and Antonio Villaraigosa the mayor of Los Angeles on climate change >>>


      TONY BLAIR‘S SPEECH: WHAT THE DELEGATES THOUGHT
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Hél';ne Mulholland talks to Labour conference delegates to gauge their reactions to key events. Here is what they thought of the prime minister‘s speech Tuesday September 26, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Tony Blair is reflected in a media booth as delegates watch him speak at the Labour party conference i >>>


      TORIES ACCUSED OF UNDERMINING BRITISH TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Will Woodward, chief political correspondent Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian The Conservatives are undermining British troops in Afghanistan by painting "a picture of confusion" about their mission, the defence secretary Des Browne told the Labour party conference.

Britain had always known >>>


      WHAT TO EXPECT FROM BROWN
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian So Gordon Brown now claims green credentials (Report, September 26)? This from the man who unceremoniously removed the operating and financial review (OFR) from the companies bill. The result was a thorough degrading of what would have been a rigorous, audited requirement upon >>>


      1'40 NAZI MASSACRE REMEMBERED IN UKRAINE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 1:16 PM AP Photo MOSB162 By NATASHA LISOVA Associated Press Writer KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Bells gently tolled as Ukrainian and foreign dignitaries on Wednesday commemorated the 65th anniversary of the Nazi massacre of Jews at the Babi Yar ravine, placing flower–encircled candles a >>>


      ABE, JAPAN‘S NEW LEADER, GETS ASSERTIVE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 5:01 AM AP Photo KSX112 By HANS GREIMEL Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – Japan‘s new nationalist prime minister Shinzo Abe pledged to repair tattered relations with China, bolster his country‘s long–standing alliance with the United States and overhaul the pacifi >>>


      ANOTHER MISTRIAL DECLARED IN GOTTI CASE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 6:01 PM By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the racketeering trial of former mob boss John A. Junior‘‘ Gotti, the third time in 12 months a jury had been unable to reach a verdict in the case.
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      ANOTHER MISTRIAL IN ‘JUNIOR‘ GOTTI CASE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo NYLL102 By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – For the third time in the past 12 months, a judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the racketeering trial of former mob boss John A. Junior‘‘ Gotti. The jury released a note one >>>


      AWOL SOLDIER SURRENDERS AT ARMY BASE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 ':16 AM AP Photo CADD102 By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – An Army medic who fled rather than serve a second tour in Iraq because he believes war is immoral turned himself in Tuesday to face a possible court–martial.

Army Spec. Agustin Agua >>>


      BRITISH, IRAQ TROOPS BEGIN BASRA MISSION
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 ':31 AM By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – British and Iraqi troops set out Wednesday on an ambitious mission to pacify the southern city of Basra, root out its corrupt police and help the residents rebuild.

Some 2,300 Iraqi army troops and 1,000 >>>


      BROADCASTER RALPH STORY DIES AT 86
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 5:31 AM By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ralph Story, a television and radio broadcaster for three decades and host of the hugely popular quiz show The $64,000 Challenge‘‘ in the 1'50s, has died. He was 86.

Story died Tuesda >>>


      BUSH WON‘T RELEASE FULL INTEL ASSESSMENT
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo WHGH102 By KATHERINE SHRADER and JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House refused Wednesday to release in full a previously secret intelligence assessment that depicts a growing terrorist threat and has fueled the election–season >>>


      CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE BURNS SIX BUILDINGS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 12:46 PM By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press Writer LOCKWOOD VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – Officials urged residents in rural mountain communities to evacuate as they battled one of California‘s largest and longest–lasting wildfires.

Thick smoke turned the sky gray and p >>>


      CHRISTIAN COALITION STARTING ANEW IN GA.
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 2:31 PM ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia‘s branch of the Christian Coalition has announced plans to change names and split from the national group – making it the fourth state to leave the socially conservative political group.

Director Sadie Fields said the Georgia branch& >>>


      CLINTON THANKS BLAIR FOR PRESERVING TIES
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 1:16 PM AP Photo LST10' MANCHESTER, England (AP) – Bill Clinton thanked Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday for upholding the alliance between Britain and the United States through quite a lot of storm.‘‘ I want to say a special thank you, public >>>


      DEMOCRAT SAYS ANTI–TERROR BILL FLAWED
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 6:01 PM AP Photo DCLB105 By ANNE PLUMMER FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats criticized President Bush‘s plan to prosecute terrorism suspects on Wednesday, contending it gave him too much leeway to approve rough interrogation techniques, as Republicans b >>>


      DETROIT CONSIDERS SCRAP METAL SALES CURB
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 1:46 PM DETROIT (AP) – The City Council is considering a law to help curb a rash of thefts targeting copper and other valuable metals from homes, streetlights and businesses.

Last week, the council took up an ordinance that would require scrap metal dealers to track those fro >>>


      DETROIT WEIGHS CURBING SCRAP METAL THEFT
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 2:01 PM DETROIT (AP) – The City Council is considering a law to help curb a rash of thefts targeting copper and other valuable metals from homes, streetlights and businesses.

Last week, the council took up an ordinance that would require scrap metal dealers to track those fro >>>


      EX–‘TOKYO ROSE‘ SUSPECT DIES IN CHICAGO
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 6:16 AM CHICAGO (AP) – Iva Toguri D‘Aquino, who was convicted and later pardoned of being World War II propagandist Tokyo Rose,‘‘ died Tuesday of natural causes, said her nephew, William Toguri. She was '0.

Tokyo Rose was the name given by sold >>>


      HELLS ANGELS TRIAL OPENS IN LAS VEGAS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 5:01 AM By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) – A federal prosecutor said Hells Angels motorcycle gang members plotted a deadly attack on a rival gang, showing jurors Tuesday a security video of leather–clad bikers wielding guns, knives, hammers and chairs in the >>>


      IRAN NUKE NEGOTIATOR TO MEET EU‘S SOLANA
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 ':31 AM AP Photo XNY706 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran‘s top nuclear negotiator will meet EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana later Wednesday in a European capital, Iranian state television reported.

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was quoted as saying that negotiat >>>


      IRANIAN NEGOTIATOR MEETING WITH EU TODAY
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 2:46 PM AP Photo XNY706 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran‘s top nuclear negotiator will meet with European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Wednesday evening in Berlin, Iranian state television reported. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was quoted late Tuesday as saying tha >>>


      IRAQ IS ‘CAUSE CELEBRE‘ FOR EXTREMISTS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 5:46 AM AP Photo WHGH102 By KATHERINE SHRADER and JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) – The war in Iraq has become a cause celebre‘‘ for Islamic extremists, breeding deep resentment of the U.S. that probably will get worse before it gets bette >>>


      JUDGE MAY DISMISS KARR PORN CHARGES
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 10:16 AM AP Photo WXS111 SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) – A lawyer for John Mark Karr, one–time suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey case, is seeking the dismissal of child pornography charges against him after authorities admitted that they lost key evidence in the case.

Sonoma Cou >>>


      KY. CRASH SURVIVOR UNDERGOES OPERATION
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo NYOL4111 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – The co–pilot who survived the crash of Comair Flight 51'1 underwent another operation Wednesday and could be released in a few days, a hospital spokesman said.

Doctors are operating on James Polehinke to stabilize his >>>


      MAN ACCUSED IN NYC KILLING GOES FREE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 1:31 PM NEW YORK (AP) – A judge ordered the release of a man accused of the 1''0 murder of a nightclub bouncer, saying prosecutors waited too long to charge him.

Thomas Spanky‘‘ Morales was released Tuesday following a ruling by State Supreme Cou >>>


      MEXICAN PRESIDENT–ELECT DECRIES VIOLENCE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 5:16 AM AP Photo MOLA101 MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico‘s president–elect says murder and mayhem fueled by drug smuggling have overwhelmed the governments of the nation‘s capital and key states across the country.

Felipe Calderon said the wave of bloodshed is rav >>>


      MIDSHIPMAN FACES NEW SEX ASSAULT CHARGES
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 10:16 AM ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – A U.S. Naval Academy football player was charged with raping two female midshipmen a day after lesser charges against him were dropped.

Kenny Ray Morrison, 24, faces a general court–martial on rape allegations stemming from incidents in Fe >>>


      MISTRIAL DECLARED IN ‘JUNIOR‘ GOTTI CASE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo NYLL102 NEW YORK (AP) – The judge in John Junior‘‘ Gotti‘s racketeering trial declared a mistrial on Wednesday after the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

The jury released a note after noon Tuesday saying it had been able to agr >>>


      MOM OF BRAIN–INJURED GIRL SEEKS VISITS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 5:16 AM By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer BOSTON (AP) – The biological mother of a girl who authorities say was beaten into a coma by her adoptive mother and stepfather asked a judge Tuesday to resume her hospital visits, which were stopped by the state.

Attorneys for >>>


      MYANMAR DETAINS 3 PROMINENT ACTIVISTS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo BK103 By AYE AYE WIN Associated Press Writer YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar‘s military junta detained three prominent supporters of detained Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and kept a close watch Wednesday on other activists marking the 18th anniversary of >>>


      NEW JAPANESE PM, BUSH TO TALK IN NOV.
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 2:16 PM AP Photo TOK301 TOKYO (AP) – Japan‘s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Bush agreed to hold their first bilateral talks in November during a telephone call Wednesday, a news report said.

In their first conversation since Abe was elected premier Tuesday, >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 5:01 AM By The Associated Press Joel T. Broyhill ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) – Former congressman Joel T. Broyhill, who represented northern Virginia for more than two decades and who escaped from a German prison camp in World War II, died Sunday. He was 86.

Broyhill died of congesti >>>


      PAKISTAN EXPLAINS STANCE ON ISRAEL
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 5:16 AM AP Photo NYSF105 By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Pakistan‘s government will eventually have to recognize Israel, but it would be political suicide to do so today, President Gen.

Pervez Musharraf said Tuesday. Such recognition would end >>>


      PALESTINIAN DEPUTY PM ORDERED RELEASED
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 1:46 PM By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) – An Israeli court Wednesday released the Palestinian deputy prime minister, the highest ranking Hamas official to be freed following a crackdown on the Islamic militant group. But the court temporarily banned him from go >>>


      POPE SAYS TOURISM CAN PROMOTE DIALOGUE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 1:31 PM AP Photo PL107 VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI said Wednesday that tourism should help different cultures bridge gaps and promote dialogue between people.

Wednesday was World Tourism Day, and the pontiff made the remarks before about 30,000 pilgrims and tourists >>>


      QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE IN U.S. IMPROVES
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 6:01 AM By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The quality of the health care provided to millions of Americans improved last year across several dozen categories, including increased immunization rates among insured children.

The improvements are seen thr >>>


      RUMSFELD CONFIDENT ABOUT AFGHAN FORCE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 2:31 PM AP Photo TIR101 By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer TIRANA, Albania (AP) – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday he is confident that NATO nations will provide sufficient peacekeeping troops in Afghanistan, though it may take some prodding.

NATO >>>


      SEN. CLINTON DISPUTES RICE‘S COMMENTS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 2:31 PM AP Photo DCLB106 WASHINGTON (AP) – New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has struck back at Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the escalating political bickering over which president – Bill Clinton or George W. Bush – missed more opportunities to prevent the Sep >>>


      STUBBORN CALIF. WILDFIRE STILL BURNING
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 1:01 PM AP Photo LA113 By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press Writer LOCKWOOD VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – Officials urged residents in rural mountain communities to evacuate as they battled one of California‘s largest and longest–lasting wildfires.

Thick smoke turned the >>>


      TERROR ANALYSIS FUELS IRAQ WAR DEBATE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 1:01 PM AP Photo WHGH102 By KATHERINE SHRADER and JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) – White House release of a previously secret intelligence assessment depicting a growing terrorist threat gives both political parties new ammunition in the election–season >>>


      TERROR ANALYSIS REKINDLES FIGHT OVER IRAQ
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 ':16 AM AP Photo WHGH102 By KATHERINE SHRADER and JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) – White House release of a previously secret intelligence assessment depicting a growing terrorist threat gives both political parties new ammunition in the election–sea >>>


      TWO BROTHERS WHO RAN CARTEL PLEAD GUILTY
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 2:01 PM AP Photo NY118 By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) – In what the government called the final, fatal blow‘‘ to the world‘s biggest cocaine supplier, two Colombian brothers who helped found the infamous Cali cartel pleaded guilty Tuesd >>>


      TWO SAGO MINE WORKERS COMMIT SUICIDE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 ':16 AM AP Photo NY114 By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Two miners whose jobs included watching for safety hazards inside the Sago Mine before the deadly explosion last January committed suicide in the past month.

Neither man had been blamed >>>


      U.S. FORCES KILL 4 TERROR SUSPECTS IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 10:16 AM BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Four terrorist suspects and four civilians were killed by American soldiers and airstrikes during a morning raid in Baqouba, the U.S. military said.

U.S. forces targeting a terrorist linked to leaders of al–Qaida in Iraq came under heavy fi >>>


      U.S. KILLS 4 TERROR SUSPECTS IN RAID
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 2:46 PM AP Photo BAG108 By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The U.S. military said it killed four suspected terrorists and four civilians Wednesday in a raid in Baqouba, while Iraqi forces announced they had arrested a leader of a militant group believed respo >>>


      UTAH SECT HEAD COULD FACE HOSTILE JURY
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 ':16 AM By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer HURRICANE, Utah (AP) – A lawyer who has defended members of a polygamous sect has warned that leader Warren Jeffs may find it hard to get an unbiased jury in conservative Washington County.

Jeffs, the leader of the Fundam >>>


      WASHINGTON FEDERAL COURTHOUSE REOPENS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 6:01 PM AP Photo DCLB104 By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal courthouse within sight of the Capitol was evacuated for three hours Wednesday morning while authorities determined that an abandoned suitcase at the entrance did not contain a bomb.

T >>>


      WEB VIDEO OF N.Y. PRANK LEADS TO ARREST
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 ':31 AM NEW YORK (AP) – Three men posing as plainclothes police officers stopped a teenage boy on his way home and peppered him with questions about a fictitious robbery while recording their prank in a video that ended up on the Internet, prosecutors said.

The video of t >>>


      WHITE HOUSE REFUSES TO RELEASE FULL NIE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 6:01 PM AP Photo WHRE105 By KATHERINE SHRADER and JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House refused Wednesday to release the rest of a secret intelligence assessment that depicts a growing terrorist threat, as the Bush administration tried to quell elec >>>


      ZAWAHRI TO RELEASE MESSAGE ON POPE, BUSH
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Wednesday September 27, 2006 2:01 PM CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – Al–Qaida No. 2 Ayman al–Zawahri will soon release a new message about the pope, President Bush and Sudan‘s troubled Darfur region, an Islamic Web site said Wednesday.

A banner warning of the upcoming message was posted on the site >>>


      ‘THEY WERE CELEBRATING BEATING US. THEY WERE BEHAVING LIKE CRIMINALS‘
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Iraqi says British troops relished beating captives Soldiers were as bad as Saddam, court martial told Steven Morris Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Ahmad Taha Musa al–Mutairi arrives at the military court to give evidence.

Photograph: Chris Ison/PA An Iraqi hotel owner told a court martial yes >>>


      A STORMING SEND–OFF – BUT THE SILENCES SHOW WHY HE HAS TO GO
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Nobody sells New Labour like Blair, and the faithful are anxious about losing him. For all that, there was no appeal for him to stay Jonathan Freedland Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian In the end he did play "that last encore" and still managed to leave the crowd wanting more. That was what his Downi >>>


      AFTER DEDICATING MANY YEARS TO THE NOBLE ART OF THE BOYCOTT, I KNOW ALL ABOUT THE PERSISTENCE AND SACRIFICE IT DEMANDS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Marcel Berlins Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian The other day, near Primrose Hill, I passed a restaurant, Odette‘s, that I had once patronised regularly, then boycotted with vigour for at least 15 years. It had closed.

I‘m not claiming any responsibility, nor do I take any satisfaction fro >>>


      ARGENTINIAN PUPILS TO LEARN HOW BRITAIN ‘COLONISED‘ FALKLANDS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Oliver Balch in Buenos Aires Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian A new history book describing how Britain illegally "colonised" the Falkland Islands is to be distributed to every secondary school pupil in Argentina.

The book accuses British forces of arriving secretly on the islands in the 18t >>>


      BBC DITCHES BALLET AND BASKETBALL IN FAVOUR OF HIPPOS, KITES AND SURFERS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      1.2m rebranding exercise to ‘help channel compete‘ Unions angry as further job cuts are announced Owen Gibson, media correspondent Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian After more than 43,000 appearances, BBC1 is retiring the ballet dancers, wheelchair basketball players and ravers who have introduced i >>>


      BBC NEWS CUTS HIT EUROPE, NEW YORK
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      14.08.2006: Union ballots at odds on BBC pay deal 1'.07.2006: BBC strike averted 10.07.2006: Unions ballot BBC staff over strike action

Licence fee11.0'.2006: Jowell under pressure over BBC licence fee 27.07.2006: BBC suffers 300m licence fee setback

Restructure05.0'.2006: Salmon takes o >>>


      BERLIN SIGNALS NEW TACK OVER MIDDLE EAST
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Germany is breaking sharply with its own past by deploying a naval force to Lebanon, writes Ian Black Wednesday September 27, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Germany‘s foreign minister, Frank–Walter Steinmeier: ‘Ten years ago nobody would have thought about sending German soldiers to the Middle East.‘ P >>>


      BRANSON URGES COOPERATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Press Association Wednesday September 27, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Sir Richard Branson today called on the global aviation industry to work together to tackle the growing issue of climate change and outlined plans for a "starting grid" on runways to reduce fuel use.

The billionaire businessman, who la >>>


      BRITONS LEAVE PRUDENCE TO EUROPE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      UK outstrips western Europe in unsecured loans Demand ‘insatiable‘ but reaching saturation point Phillip Inman Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Britons are responsible for a third of all unsecured debt in Europe, according to figures published yesterday.

New lending on credit cards, loans >>>


      CHARM AND ELOQUENCE. BUT A MISSED CHANCE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Polly Toynbee Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian They will miss him when he goes, no doubt about it. They‘ll even miss the "Y‘knows" and "I means" with the choked–up pauses. Will they ever find such election–winning political genius, such easy eloquence and clever char >>>


      CONSUMER BORROWING SHOWS SIGNS OF DECLINE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Sandra Haurant and agencies Wednesday September 27, 2006 Guardian Unlimited British consumers‘ famously large appetite for borrowing may be fading, according to figures published today.

The British Bankers Association (BBA) said year–on–year growth in consumer credit has more than halved sinc >>>


      CRUDDAS TO STAND FOR DEPUTY LEADERSHIP
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Bonnie Malkin and agencies Wednesday September 27, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Dagenham MP and former Downing Street aide Jon Cruddas has announced he will run for the post of deputy leader of the Labour party when John Prescott resigns.

The left–of–centre backbencher warned that Labour had "lost >>>


      DIARY
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      26 Sep 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 22 Sep 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 21 Sep 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 20 Sep 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 1' Sep 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 15 Sep 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 14 Sep 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 13 Sep 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 12 Sep 2006 Jon Henl >>>


      DON‘T EXCLUDE THE CENTRE–LEFT
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      The debate over Labour‘s new direction must go beyond the Brownite right and the Blairite far–right Michael Meacher Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian As Gordon Brown moves this week further to the right, arm in arm with Tony Blair – on foreign policy especially – it is increasingly clear >>>


      EDWARD ELGAR‘S HOPES FOR NEW BRITISH MUSIC
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Monday September 27, 1'0' The Guardian Sir Edward Elgar, president of the Musical League, speaking at a luncheon given by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, said it was a curious paradox that the teaching of music was treated not as an art of sound, but as an art of sight.

For example, they were taught that >>>


      EMOTIONAL TOLL MAY FORCE ME TO QUIT, SAYS JONES
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Duncan Mackay Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Marion Jones, the triple Olympic gold medallist, has admitted she is considering quitting the sport because of the negative publicity she has received.

It was announced last month that the blood–boosting substance erythropoietin (EPO) had been found >>>


      ENLARGEMENT FATIGUE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      in May 2004 is no empty phrase. An EU of 27 countries will have nearly 500 million people, of whom many are confused about what their club is for. France‘s protectionist obsession with Polish plumbers guaranteed a "no" vote in last year‘s referendum on the new EU constitution. Real and imagined da >>>


      GOING, GOING, NOT QUITE GONE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Commanding speech ends in rapturous send–off Praise but no easy anointment for Brown Patrick Wintour, political editor Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Tony Blair gives his final conference speech. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

Tony Blair bade farewell to his party last night, insisting it >>>


      GREASE IS THE WORD
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      The British public is belatedly waking up to dangers of trans fats – the cheap, chemically treated oils that lurk unlabelled in many processed foods.

Alex Renton investigates the ingredient viewed with suspicion even by the junk food–loving Americans Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Some c >>>


      HENMAN CRUSHES MURRAY IN BANGKOK
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Englishman records first victory over rival Paolo Bandini Wednesday September 27, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Henman dominated after breaking Murray in the fifth game of the first set.

Photograph: Apichart Weerawong/Ap Andy Murray‘s hopes of reaching the top eight of the ATP world rankings in time to earn a >>>


      HOME VIDEOS, BEAUTY CONTESTS AND PARTY STUNTS: THE FUTURE OF MOBILES
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Telecoms Networks rush to cash in on user–generated content Copying YouTube and MySpace may at last give phone groups a use for 3G Richard Wray, communications editor Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Mobile companies have been watching the rapid growth of networking and video–sharing websites such >>>


      INQUIRY AFTER BUG IMPLICATED IN 20 PATIENT DEATHS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      C difficile infection more deadly than MRSA Hospital trust calls in health inspectors John Carvel, social affairs editor Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Health inspectors announced an inquiry yesterday into an outbreak of the hospital infection Clostridium difficile which contributed to the deaths of 20 patie >>>


      INTELLIGENCE REPORT BLOW TO BUSH‘S WAR ON TERROR
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Angry Clinton defends record on fighting al–Qaida Is Arianna Huffington the new Oprah?

US diplomat denies threat to bomb Pakistan Oprah takes to the airwaves Florida plays victim cards to find killers America‘s TV genius strikes gold again Intelligence report blow to Bush‘s war on terror Suza >>>


      IRISH PM GOES ON TV TO DEFEND TAKING CASH GIFTS FROM FRIENDS WHILE FINANCE MINISTER
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Ahern received 50,000 during marital separation Taoiseach insists neither law nor code broken Owen Bowcott, Ireland correspondent Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian The Irish Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

Bertie Ahern confronted the worst personal crisis of his nine years as Irel >>>


      ISRAEL TO RELEASE PALESTINIAN DEPUTY PM
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Staff and agencies Wednesday September 27, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Israel‘s military court today ordered the release of the deputy Palestinian prime minister after more than a month in jail.

Nasser Shaer was arrested on August 1' in a dawn raid at his family‘s flat. The raid was part of an Isra >>>


      JAPAN‘S RESURGENT NATIONALISM HAS GLOBAL RAMIFICATIONS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      The new prime minister‘s unrepentant attitude to war crimes could threaten the world‘s most important economic zone Martin Jacques Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian The election of Shinzo Abe as the leader of Japan‘s ruling Liberal Democratic party and now prime minister will have profound rep >>>


      JOHNSON TO SCRAP GCSE MATHS COURSEWORK
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Hél';ne Mulholland Wednesday September 27, 2006 EducationGuardian.co.uk The education secretary, Alan Johnson, today announced plans to scrap GCSE coursework in maths and introduce supervision in other subjects in a bid to curb cheating.

In his address to the Labour party conference in Manchester, >>>


      KNIVES OUT FOR TELEGRAPH FOREIGN STAFF
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Stephen Brook, press correspondent Wednesday September 27, 2006 MediaGuardian.co.uk The Daily Telegraph has axed a raft of foreign reporters in the US and Europe in the first stage of a radical restructuring of its overseas operations.

The Washington bureau chief, Alec Russell, Washington correspondent Francis >>>


      LIKE MUSHARRAF, THE THAI GENERAL JUST CAN‘T LET GO
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Simon Tisdall Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Army commanders who seize political power by force often have the best intentions. But once installed they find it hard to let go. General Pervez Musharraf, who overthrew Pakistan‘s elected prime minister in 1''', subsequently appointed himself p >>>


      LORD BYRON PASSES AWAY
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      ‘We have lost a giant in the game‘ Staff and agencies Wednesday September 27, 2006 Guardian Unlimited ‘Lord Byron‘ passed away at the age of '4. Photograph: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images

Five–time major winner Byron Nelson has died of natural causes at the age of '4 in his na >>>


      METROSEXUAL MENDACITY
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      It‘s absolutely ridiculous to attempt to blame the decline of manliness on women and gays Zoe Williams Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Mark Latham is the former leader of the Australian Labor party. He once broke a cabbie‘s arm in a fight over the fare. John Prescott once punched a guy over an egg >>>


      MISPLACED PRIDE
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Mental ill health indiscriminately affects the great and the good, as well as the less well known. But as Clare Allan can testify, its destructiveness is not something to celebrate Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian ‘Mental illness is not an identity. Nor is it something I wish to celebrate.‘ Photogr >>>


      MOURINHO HAPPY TO LEAVE BEAUTIFUL GAME TO OTHERS
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Jon Brodkin in Sofia Wednesday September 27, 2006 The Guardian Clearly there is no point in trying to rile Jose Mourinho with barbs about his team‘s style. The often confrontational Chelsea manager might have been expected to react angrily when told his side had been described by Levski Sofia‘s coach as les >>>


      NO POLICE INQUIRY OVER PRESCOTT RANCH VISIT
      Guardian, 27-09-2006
      Press Association Wednesday September 27, 2006 Guardian Unlimited The deputy prime minister, John Prescott, will not face a police investigation over his stay at the ranch of the US tycoon bidding to open a supercasino at the Millenniuum Dome, Scotland Yard said today.

A Metropolitan police spokesman confirmed >>>



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