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      KABUL BOMBING KILLS 10, INCLUDING 2 GIS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 ':46 AM AP Photo KAB102 By PAUL GARWOOD Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A suicide car bomb struck a convoy of U.S. military vehicles in Kabul on Friday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 17, police said. Two American soldiers were among the dead and two others >>>


      LA. RADIO HOST CHARGED IN WIFE‘S DEATH
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 4:16 AM By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer METAIRIE, La. (AP) – A popular radio talk–show host was charged Thursday with killing his estranged wife in an attack once thought to be a robbery gone bad, the sheriff said.

Vince Marinello, 6', surrendered to authorities >>>


      LANDSLIDES KILL 14, BURY CARS IN MEXICO
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 4:46 AM AP Photo MO105 By LISA J. ADAMS Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) – A landslide buried buses and cars on a highway in the central state of Puebla and killed at least four travelers Thursday, a day after a separate avalanche left 10 villagers dead in northern Mexico.

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      MAN ARRESTED IN PHOENIX PREDATOR CASE
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 2:01 AM AP Photo AZPC102 By CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Writer PHOENIX (AP) – Police arrested a man in two sexual assaults blamed on the city‘s elusive Baseline Killer. But they stopped well short of saying Thursday that they have caught the predator who has been spreading fear acro >>>


      MOTHER OF SLAIN 11–YEAR–OLD SENTENCED
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 4:46 AM BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – The mother of an 11–year–old girl whose abduction was captured by a security camera and aired on television worldwide was sentenced Thursday to '0 days in jail as part of a plea deal on prostitution charges.

Susan Schorpen, 37, plead >>>


      NASA ATTEMPTS FIX BEFORE ATLANTIS LAUNCH
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 2:01 PM AP Photo KSC103 By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A fuel sensor that has given NASA headaches in the past acted up Friday morning as space shuttle Atlantis‘ crew prepared for liftoff.

The agency was working to fix the problem and conti >>>


      NASA LEANING TOWARD POSTPONING LAUNCH
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 12:46 PM By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A fuel sensor that has given NASA headaches in the past began acting up early Friday morning as space shuttle Atlantis‘ crew prepared for liftoff.

The agency was working to fix the problem and continu >>>


      NASA PREPARES ATLANTIS FOR LAUNCH
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 6:16 AM By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – The long wait neared an end for the space shuttle Atlantis and its oft–delayed space station construction mission as NASA restarted its stalled countdown clock, morning toward a planned Friday morning liftoff.< >>>


      NATO SEEKS 2,000 TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 1:46 PM By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press Writer WARSAW, Poland (AP) – NATO is seeking an additional 2,000 troops to bolster its force in Afghanistan amid increasing insurgent violence, a spokesman said Friday in Warsaw, where the alliance‘s defense chiefs were meeting.

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      PAKISTAN DENIES HELPING MILITANTS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 1:46 AM AP Photo KAB102 By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf acknowledged Thursday that al–Qaida and Taliban militants were crossing from Pakistan to launch attacks in Afghanistan, but denied his government‘ >>>


      PANDA ACCIDENTALLY CRUSHES CUB IN CHINA
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 12:31 PM AP Photo XIN102 BEIJING (AP) – A new panda mother who gave birth to twins this week accidentally crushed one of her newborns in her sleep, state media said Friday.

Ya Ya, who lives in the south China‘s Chongqing Zoo, delivered the twin cubs about an hour apart on T >>>


      POLICE ARREST 2 TEENS IN BEATING DEATH
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 4:01 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Police arrested two teenagers Thursday in the beating death of a 43–year–old man after the attack was captured by surveillance cameras outside a bar.

Joshua Conley, 14, and Elijah Nichols, 15, are charged with aggravated murder and aggrav >>>


      POLICE FIRE AT MAN WHO MAY BE FUGITIVE
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 6:46 PM AP Photo NYDD402 By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer CARROLL, N.Y. (AP) – Police fired at a man believed to be fugitive Ralph Bucky‘‘ Phillips early Friday after the fleeing suspect aimed a handgun at an officer, sparking a massive search near the Pen >>>


      POLICE SHOT A MAN THOUGHT TO BE FUGITIVE
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 6:31 PM AP Photo NYDD402 By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer CARROLL, N.Y. (AP) – Police said they shot at a man Friday they believed to be Ralph Bucky‘‘ Phillips, the fugitive suspected of killing a state trooper. Authorities were still searching for him in >>>


      REMAINS STILL BEING FOUND AT WTC SITE
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 6:46 PM AP Photo NY536 By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Ralph Geidel cannot remember a time when he wasn‘t obsessed with finding things that had been lost or discarded – forgotten marbles on the playground, old coins, false teeth and silver jewelry at the >>>


      RESCUERS RETRIEVE BODIES FROM INDIA MINE
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 4:46 PM PATNA, India (AP) – Rescuers working through the night retrieved the bodies of 43 of the 50 miners killed in an explosion in a coal mine in eastern India, an official said Friday.

All 50 bodies had been located 656 feet underground. Of the 43 bodies that have be >>>


      SCHWARZENEGGER APOLOGIZES OVER REMARK
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 6:46 PM By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press Writer SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger apologized Friday for saying during a closed–door meeting that Cubans and Puerto Ricans are naturally feisty and temperamental because of their combination of black b >>>


      SCHWARZENEGGER JOKES OF ‘HOT‘ BLOODLINES
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 6:46 PM AP Photo CARP101 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told advisers during a taped conversation that Cubans and Puerto Ricans are naturally temperamental because of their combination of black blood‘‘ and Latino blood.‘‘ & >>>


      SEN. CANTWELL HELPED LOBBYIST‘S CLIENTS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 1:46 PM AP Photo NY10' By MATTHEW DALY and JOHN SOLOMON Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell helped arrange more than $11 million in federal money in the past year for projects benefiting clients of a lobbyist who is advising her re–election >>>


      SENATE BACKS ONLINE SEARCH OF SPENDING
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 5:01 PM By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Taxpayers may soon be able to track how the federal government is spending their money with the click of computer mouse.

A far–flung coalition of groups across the political spectrum supports the idea and th >>>


      SENATE TO ISSUE IRAQ INTELLIGENCE REPORT
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 ':31 AM AP Photo GAGH116 By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A Senate analysis of intelligence–gathering activities leading up to the invasion of Iraq is certain to rekindle an election–year debate on the justification of going to war.

The top >>>


      SENATE: NO PREWAR SADDAM–AL–QAIDA TIES
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 6:46 PM AP Photo DCSA105 By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – There‘s no evidence Saddam Hussein had ties with al–Qaida, according to a Senate report on prewar intelligence that Democrats say undercuts President Bush‘s justification for invading Iraq.< >>>


      SEPARATE ATTACKS KILL 5 PEOPLE IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 12:46 PM AP Photo BAG104 By QAIS AL–BASHIR Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A roadside bomb in Baghdad and a mortar attack on Shiite pilgrims south of the capital killed five people Friday, a day before tens of thousands of people were expected in the Shiite holy city of >>>


      STATES LAGGING IN WELFARE WORK EFFORTS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 ':16 AM By The Associated Press States that have been identified by the federal government as lagging in efforts to get welfare recipients to work. Below are the estimated number of recipients in each state who need to go back to work and the percent increase in participation needed to meet >>>


      STORM FLORENCE ON PATH FOR BERMUDA
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 4:01 AM AP Photo NY2 By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) – Tropical Storm Florence held its strength in the open Atlantic early Thursday, still far from the U.S. but large enough that forecasters warned it could create high surf and rip currents along the East Coast within >>>


      SUICIDE CAR BOMBING IN KABUL KILLS 7
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 ':31 AM AP Photo KAB102 By PAUL GARWOOD Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A suicide car bomb struck a convoy of U.S. military vehicles in Kabul on Friday, killing at least seven people and wounding nine, police said. Two American soldiers were among the dead and two ot >>>


      TAIWAN ALLIES ACCUSE CHINA OF EXPANSION
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 4:16 AM By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Taiwan‘s allies accused China on Thursday of expanding its arsenal of missiles aimed at Taiwan in readiness for an invasion and urged the United Nations to step in and promote a peaceful dialogue between the t >>>


      TEAMS SENT TO FIGHT NEVADA FIRES
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 5:16 AM By TOM GARDNER Associated Press Writer RENO, Nev. (AP) – A national command team and three of the top firefighting teams in the country joined the battle Thursday against a 375–square–mile wildfire that has marched through rangeland during the past four days, threateni >>>


      TERROR EXPERT WARNS NYC STILL A TARGET
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 ':01 AM AP Photo NY111 By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Five years after the attack on the World Trade Center, Islamic extremists – including members of Hezbollah – still view the city as a prime target for another terrorist strike, police say.

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      TWIN EXPLOSIONS KILL 22 IN EASTERN INDIA
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 1:46 PM By AFTAB KHAN Associated Press Writer NASHIK, India (AP) – Two explosions struck in the crowded streets of the western Indian city of Malegaon as Muslim worshippers were returning from Friday afternoon prayers, killing 22 people and wounding 36, a news report said.

Author >>>


      TWO OHIO TEENS ARRESTED IN BEATING DEATH
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 4:16 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Police arrested two teenagers Thursday in the beating death of a 43–year–old man after the attack was captured by surveillance cameras outside a bar.

Joshua Conley, 14, and Elijah Nichols, 15, are charged with aggravated murder and aggrav >>>


      U.N. OFFICIAL WANTS CONGO RAPES PUNISHED
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 6:46 PM By EDDY ISANGO Associated Press Writer BUKAVU, Congo (AP) – The U.N.‘s humanitarian chief called Friday for an end to the rapes plaguing women in war–battered Congo and said the perpetrators, including those wearing military uniforms, must be severely punished.

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      U.S. EXPECTS IRAN SANCTIONS WITHIN WEEKS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 5:01 PM AP Photo VBER106 By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer BERLIN (AP) – The United States expects a Security Council agreement on U.N. sanctions against Iran within weeks unless Tehran agrees at the last minute to freeze uranium enrichment, a senior State Department official said Fr >>>


      U.S. FINDS ‘TORTURE CHAMBERS‘ IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 4:46 PM WASHINGTON (AP) – The senior commander of U.S. and Iraqi forces in northern Iraq said Friday that a small number of torture chambers‘‘ apparently used for sectarian violence were discovered along the Diyala River.

Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Turner II, whose >>>


      WIS. GIRL VICTIMIZED BY SEXUAL ASSAULTS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 2:01 AM AP Photo WIMG103 By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) – An 11–year–old girl was sexually assaulted by as many as 20 boys as a 16–year–old girl watched and told her what sex acts to perform, authorities say in the latest mob attack to >>>


      YOUTH GANG RAPE REPORTED IN MILWAUKEE
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Friday September 8, 2006 6:46 PM By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) – It began with a crush, police said, and turned into one of the most shocking crimes in Milwaukee‘s long, violent summer: An 11–year–old girl was sexually assaulted by as many as 20 boys while a 16&ndas >>>


      ‘COOLER THAN WARHOL, MORE ENDURING THAN FREUD‘
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      He was the bleached–blond rebel who electrified the art world, tearing at boundaries. Today, nearing 70, David Hockney might prefer sketching in Yorkshire – but he is still railing against authority and taking risks.

To mark the opening of a major new exhibition, Jonathan Jones conducts a special i >>>


      ‘HE CAN SEE DEEPER THAN THE SKIN‘
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Interviews by Natalie Hanman Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Ann Graves Friend He had black hair then. It was the early 1'60s. I was 16; he was in his 20s and at the Royal College of Art. I had a room in Earls Court and he had a studio nearby. We became friends, like a lot of people do, because we both travel >>>


      ‘HE IS HARD–HITTING AND KNOWN TO BE A VERY TOUGH SOLDIER ... HE IS EXACTLY WHAT THE ARMY NEEDS AT THIS TIME‘
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      The new head of the army has taken over at a time of enormous challenges Richard Norton–Taylor Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian While Westminster is embroiled in intense political combat, thousands of miles away, in Iraq and Afghanistan, British soldiers are being killed in real fighting. The government may >>>


      ‘SAFER‘ COLOMBIA LAUNCHES TOURISM DRIVE
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      7 Sep 2006 New airline to offer 75 flights to Hong Kong 7 Sep 2006 BAE agrees sale of stake in ailing Airbus 7 Sep 2006 Why hasn‘t the UK built superfast trains?

7 Sep 2006 Terror alert costs easyJet 4m 7 Sep 2006 Train drivers call off strikes 7 Sep 2006 Colombia opens its doors to tourism 6 Sep 2006 Pa >>>


      31 DEAD IN INDIAN BOMBINGS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Kashmir Pakistan News guide The best news sources in India
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      A CONTEST, NOT A CORONATION
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Leader Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian However long a weight dangles by a thread, when it crashes to the ground it does so with great speed. The question now is whether Tony Blair can avoid the same fate. Hours after accusing a colleague he is unable to sack of blackmail, the prime minister‘s growing weakne >>>


      AFGHAN MISSION FEARS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Toll mounts of British and Canadian servicemen as Afghanistan turns violent Richard Norton–Taylor and Declan Walsh Guardian Weekly Three British soldiers were killed and two seriously injured this week in attacks in Afghanistan and Iraq, placing the UK‘s military‘s mission in the two countries under f >>>


      BLACK TEACHERS FACE BULLYING AND RACISM, SURVEY FINDS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Hugh Muir Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Ministers are facing calls for a public inquiry into racism in schools after claims from black teachers that they face widespread discrimination and bullying.

A landmark report will call for a formal investigation – akin to the Stephen Lawrence inquiry into >>>


      BOMBS DAMAGE 14' SCHOOLS, '8 HOSPITALS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Air Correspondent Friday September 8, 1'44 The Guardian The reports below were the first permitted after V1 flying bomb launch sites in France fell to allied troops. Relief was premature, and the date unluckily chosen. The same day, the first of the deadlier V2 rockets hit a house in Staveley Road, Chiswick In addi >>>


      BRITISH SOLDIER DIES AFTER IRAQ SHOOTING
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Press Association Friday September 8, 2006 Guardian Unlimited A British soldier has died from injuries sustained in a shooting incident in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The soldier, who was serving in 58 Battery, 12 Regiment Royal Artillery, was injured when his patrol came under fire in Al Qurna, >>>


      BUSH‘S DIRTY SECRET
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Leader Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Not many people will have been taken aback by George Bush‘s admission that the CIA has been secretly holding suspected terrorists at "black sites" across the world. Nor will many feel that it represents a fundamental change of heart about the morality, legali >>>


      BUSH AND BIN LADEN LOCKED IN AN EMBRACE
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Simon Tisdall Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian After studiously ignoring him for much of the past five years, George Bush is making Osama bin Laden a headline issue in this autumn‘s knife–edge mid–term congressional elections. But the US president‘s tactical switch has raised suspicions tha >>>


      CHILDREN FEAR INTRUSION OF NATIONAL DATABASE, REPORT FINDS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      David Batty Friday September 8, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Children fear that the government‘s national database of every child in England will expose rather than protect them from harm, according to a report published today.

Young people were suspicious of the motives behind the creation of the children&ls >>>


      CLARKE: BROWN MUST PROVE FITNESS TO BE PM
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Friday September 8, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Gordon Brown grins as he leaves Downing Street on Wednesday. ‘He is talented and brilliant but there are these little incidences like the grin in the car that build up a terrible picture,‘ Charles Clarke, the former home se >>>


      CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSED CIVILISATION, SCIENTIST SAYS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Alok Jha, science correspondent Friday September 8, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Severe climate change was the main driver behind the birth of civilisation, a scientist said yesterday.

An increase in harsh, arid conditions across the globe around 5,000 years ago forced people to start living in stable communities a >>>


      CONTRITE BP BOSSES ADMIT BLAME FOR ALASKAN OIL LEAKS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Andrew Clark in Washington Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Senior BP executives owned up yesterday to "unacceptable" operating failures as they faced a barrage of attacks from US politicians over the company‘s leaking pipelines in the Alaskan wilderness.

The British oil company‘s US >>>


      CRITICS SNIFFY OVER PERFUME, THE ‘UNFILMABLE‘ FILM
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      €50m movie of bestseller is Germany‘s most costly Kubrick, Scorsese, Scott backed out of project Jess Smee in Berlin Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian A 15–year wait for the film realisation of Patrick Süskind‘s best–selling novel Perfume ended last night with the Munich premiere of the >>>


      DAGGER OR DIVINE RIGHT
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      By serving unelected, Prime Minister Brown will reinforce his image as an arrogant usurper Mark Lawson Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian One of the implied Brownite criticisms of the Blair years is that presentational panache has triumphed over substance. But Prime Minister Brown, if he finally achieves his painful >>>


      DIARY
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      7 Sep 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 6 Sep 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 5 Sep 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 1 Sep 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 31 Aug 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 30 Aug 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 2' Aug 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 25 Aug 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 24 Aug 2006 Jon Henley&l >>>


      EUROPEAN WATCHDOG CALLS FOR CLAMPDOWN ON CIA
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      UK is urged to take lead in monitoring agents Scathing attack on Bush, ‘the King John of USA‘ Nicholas Watt in Brussels and Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian The head of Europe‘s human rights watchdog yesterday called for monitoring of CIA agents operating in Brita >>>


      FATAL KABUL CAR BOMB TARGETS US PATROL
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Staff and agencies Friday September 8, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Afghan security officials and US soldiers surround the wreckage of a car bomb near the US embassy in Kabul. Photograph: Musadeq Sadeq/AP

A suicide car bomb hit a US patrol in central Kabul today killing between 10 and 18 people, including civilian >>>


      FERGIE ADMITS DRUGS SHAME!
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      No, not that Fergie. But despite her shady past, Stacy Ferguson, singer with the Black Eyed Peas, is like her namesake in one respect: she‘s not afraid of going solo. Caroline Sullivan meets her Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian ‘It‘s important for people to know where I‘ve been so they know >>>


      FOOD ALLERGY CURES WITHIN A DECADE, SCIENTISTS SAY
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Alok Jha, science correspondent Friday September 8, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Cures for a wide range of food allergies are less than a decade away, scientists said today.

By modifying the proteins in foods that cause the allergic reactions, researchers have created treatments that can safely desensitise the body >>>


      FOR FIRST TIME, DOCTORS COMMUNICATE WITH PATIENT IN PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Brain scans showed woman was able to imagine playing tennis and walking round her flat Ian Sample, science correspondent Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian A 23–year–old woman who has been in a vegetative state since suffering devastating brain damage in a traffic accident has stunned doctors by performi >>>


      FORGET ALL THAT RUBBISH YOU HEAR ABOUT THE HORRORS OF COMMUTING. FOR SOME OF US, IT‘S THE BEST PART OF THE DAY
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Peter White Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian When the train–drivers‘ union Aslef decided to call off the second of its three one–day strikes yesterday, I wasn‘t sure whether to cheer or weep.

There were at least two good reasons to weep. First, we commuters had been given permissio >>>


      HAVEN‘T WE MET BEFORE?
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      The shallowness of the casting pool into which British TV dramas cast their nets is shocking Gareth McLean Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Once I started a conversation with Dr Legg from EastEnders in the supermarket because I was convinced I knew him. It took me a full five minutes – which seems like longe >>>


      HOME AND BELONGING
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      He‘s the likable BBC newscaster who is more used to reading the headlines than making them. But the publication of his provocative new book has shot George Alagiah into the limelight. He talks to Tania Branigan about becoming British, his struggle to accept his racial identity, and why he thinks multiculturalism >>>


      IN PUBLIC, APOLOGIES AND HARMONY. IN PRIVATE, A DEAL
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Possible February announcement, quit in May and new PM in place by June Patrick Wintour Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Pupils at Quinton Kynaston School in St John‘s Wood, north London, protest ahead of a visit by Tony Blair. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

A sullen and potentially unstable truce wa >>>


      IT WAS BOTH THE RAF AND THE NAVY WHO HALTED THE GERMAN INVASION
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      The Luftwaffe lost the Battle of Britain – ultimately, that‘s all that matters, says Mark Bristow Sergeant Mark Bristow Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian The Guardian reported on military historians who believe that the Battle of Britain represents an overblown myth, and that the Royal Navy deserves cre >>>


      KINGFISHER SUFFERS FROM LACK OF INTEREST
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Nick Fletcher Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Shares in Kingfisher, the owner of B&Q, came under early pressure this morning.

The company has long been suggested as a takeover target, not least for US home improvement group Home Depot. But yesterday the US giant denied it was interested in any Europe >>>


      MEDALS FOR ACTS OF VALOUR IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Richard Norton–Taylor Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian A Harrier pilot who dive–bombed fighters attacking allied troops in Afghanistan, a soldier who took a "long walk" through an Iraqi crowd to defuse a bomb, and another who joked as he rescued a British foot patrol are among 64 military per >>>


      MICROSOFT TO RELEASE BARE–BONES XBOX 360
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Justin McCurry in Tokyo Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian The Xbox 360 has struggled to attract gamers in Japan.

Microsoft will release a cheaper version of its Xbox 360 game console in Japan in November to try to boost sluggish sales and take the sting out of the long–awaited launch of Sony‘s >>>


      NATO‘S CHIEF COMMANDER APPEALS FOR MORE AID FOR AFGHANISTAN FIGHT
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Declan Walsh in Islamabad Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Nato‘s top commander appealed yesterday for helicopters, planes and hundreds of extra troops to reinforce the alliance‘s Afghan force against the Taliban.

Returning from a visit to Afghanistan, General James Jones admitted he had been >>>


      ONE IS READY FOR ONE‘S CLOSE–UP
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      The new film The Queen is by far the most daring portrayal of a living monarch ever seen in Britain. Mark Lawson looks back at our shifting attitudes to the royal family, as seen on screen Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Crowning glory ... Helen Mirren in The Queen

British showbusiness contains two curio >>>


      PALESTINIANS TELL BLAIR: YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Hundreds sign advert in advance of Ramallah visit PM to meet Olmert and Abbas, but not Hamas Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Hundreds of Palestinians signed a newspaper advertisement yesterday criticising Tony Blair and telling him he would not be welcome when he arrives on a Middle Eas >>>


      PARTYGAMING CHIEF ACCUSES AMERICA OF PROTECTIONIST TACTICS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Simon Bowers Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian PartyGaming chief executive Mitch Garber yesterday issued a thinly veiled attack on the manner in which the US justice department appears to be pursuing offshore gambling operators that seek customers in America.

Speaking less than an hour after learning of th >>>


      SAINSBURY‘S INTRODUCES COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Mark Tran Friday September 8, 2006 Guardian Unlimited J Sainsbury today fired the latest salvo in the war on supermarket plastic bags by introducing compostable packaging for 500 of its own–brand products.

With stores vying with each other to be greener than thou, Sainsbury‘s, the country‘s t >>>


      SORROW AND SOPHISTRY AS THE WAR ENDS (FOR NOW)
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Simon Hoggart Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Nine years ago the prime minister‘s mantra was "education, education, education".

Yesterday he returned to his political roots at a school in north London. Here the slogan had changed to "resignation, resignation, resignation". Excep >>>


      SPORTINGBET CHIEF CHARGED IN NEW YORK
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Mark Tran Friday September 8, 2006 Guardian Unlimited The chairman of the online bookmaker Sportingbet has been charged in the US for allegedly violating laws on computer gambling, the company said today.

Peter Dicks was arrested at JFK airport in New York early yesterday, in the second such arrest by the US a >>>


      SUNLIGHT, BEACHES AND BOYS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      What was it that so attracted David Hockney to LA? Quite simply, the place was sexy – a world of palm trees and pleasure. And he was the artist with the daring and talent to capture it, says Edmund White Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Hockney took up gay subject matter before almost anyone else – and >>>


      SUPPOSING . . . WE HAD GPS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Charlie Brooker Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Like the hapless manchild I am, I can‘t drive a car. I have no licence.

Most of the time, that doesn‘t matter, because I live in London, where it‘s easy to get about using public transport and you can find most of life‘s essentials & >>>


      THE CELTIC EFFECT
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Michael White Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Gordon Brown was in Glasgow when he gave Tony Blair a guarded display of support yesterday for his right to pick his own resignation day. Fellow Labour MPs in Scotland and Wales were much less restrained when they urged the prime minister to go sooner rather than late >>>


      THE PRISON OF PUBLICITY
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      The story of Natascha Kampusch‘s escape from her eight–year imprisonment in an underground cell has gripped and horrified the world like a modern–day folk tale. Why are we so fascinated by the details of her ordeal, asks Lucy Mangan Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian The only person who hasn‘ >>>


      THE WEEKEND‘S '/11 HORROR–FEST WILL DO OSAMA BIN LADEN‘S WORK FOR HIM
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      This repetitious publicity glorifies terrorism as a weapon of war, scaring us far more than the original explosions did Simon Jenkins Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Turn on the radio this week and a ghoulish voice from the bowels of the former World Trade Centre seeks to curdle your blood and chill your bones.>>>


      THIS IS MORE ABOUT NATIONAL PRIDE THAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      President Ahmedinejad‘s main political resource is not Khomeini‘s legacy but Iranians‘ reaction to 200 years of subjugation Simon Tisdall in Tehran Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Ruhollah Khomeini‘s house stands at the end of a narrow alleyway in Jamaran, a hot and dusty village assimilat >>>


      TRUSTY TERRY CAN BE ENGLAND‘S ROCK IN A HARD PLACE
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Kevin McCarra in Skopje Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian During the routs of Greece and Andorra the main reason for having a defence was to ensure there were enough bodies around for proper goal celebrations.

The back four were the extras in the crowd scene as each scorer was mobbed. They must have realis >>>


      UNIVERSITY OFFERS DISCOUNT ON FEES FOR UP–FRONT PAYMENTS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      James Meikle Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian The government‘s pledge to ensure fair access to universities for students from low–income families in the new world of top–up fees was challenged last night as a controversial discount scheme emerged.

Under the scheme at Gloucestershire Univ >>>


      US CRACKDOWN CLAIMS CHAIRMAN OF SPORTINGBET
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Police warrant results in second airport arrest Legal fears cause sell–off of online gambling shares Simon Bowers Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian The chairman of Sportingbet has become the second director of a US–focused online bookmaker to be arrested in three months, prompting a further round of sel >>>


      VIDEO CLAIMS TO SHOW BIN LADEN WITH '/11 PLOTTERS
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Al–Jazeera screens footage of masked men in training Testament in ‘will‘ speaks of reprisal against west Julian Borger in Washington Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Al–Qaida released a videotape yesterday purporting to show some of the September 11 hijackers training in Afghanistan and mee >>>


      WHILE BLAIR LIMPS ON, THE DANGER REMAINS FOR BROWN AND THE PARTY
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      It was emphatically not a plot but an instinct for self–preservation that lay behind this week‘s political drama Jackie Ashley Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian So much for so little? The prime minister‘s vague acknowledgment that, well, you know, by this time next year ... had been dragged out of >>>


      WOODWARD‘S ELITE ROLE SPARKS ANGRY REACTION
      Guardian, 08-09-2006
      Paul Kelso Friday September 8, 2006 The Guardian Sir Clive Woodward‘s appointment as the British Olympic Association‘s director of elite performance has caused dismay among performance directors, administrators and government sources sceptical about the need for the role and the BOA‘s motives in makin >>>


      14 TOTE BEI SCHWERSTEM SELBSTMORDANSCHLAG IN KABUL SEIT FÜNF JAHREN
      Die Welt, 08-09-2006
      Kabul (dpa) – In Kabul sind bei einem schweren Anschlag mindestens 14 Menschen getötet worden. Unter den Toten sind zwei US–Soldaten. Es handelte sich um das schwerste Attentat seit dem Sturz der Taliban vor knapp fünf Jahren. Der Autobomben–Anschlag wurde nach Angaben der US–gefü >>>


      16 TOTE BEI SCHWERSTEM SELBSTMORDANSCHLAG IN KABUL SEIT FÜNF JAHREN
      Die Welt, 08-09-2006
      Kabul (dpa) – Beim schwersten Selbstmordanschlag in Kabul seit dem Sturz der Taliban vor knapp fünf Jahren sind mindestens 16 Menschen getötet worden. Unter den Toten sind auch zwei US–Soldaten. 31 Menschen wurden verletzt, teilten die US–geführten Koalitionstruppen mit. Ziel des Autobo >>>


      25 TOTE UND ÜBER 100 VERLETZTE BEI BOMBENSERIE
      Die Welt, 08-09-2006
      Neu Delhi (dpa) – Im westindischen Bundesstaat Maharashtra sind bei einer Bombenserie mindestens 25 Menschen getötet worden. Mehr als 100 Menschen sollen bei den insgesamt vier Bombenexplosionen in Malegaon verletzt worden. Das meldet der Nachrichtensender NDTV. Es handelt sich um die schwerste Bombenserie s >>>


      ABSCHLUSS DER ERSTEN RUNDE DER HAUSHALTSBERATUNGEN 2007
      Die Welt, 08-09-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Der Bundestag beendet heute die erste Runde der Haushaltsberatungen 2007. Als letzter Einzelplan steht am vierten Sitzungstag der Etat von Bundeswirtschaftsminister Michael Glos auf der Tagesordnung. Mit einer Schlussrunde wird die erste Lesung des Haushalts beendet. Ende November soll der Bundeset >>>


      AKTIENHANDEL IN FRANKFURT DURCH COMPUTER–PROBLEME LAHM GELEGT
      Die Welt, 08-09-2006
      Frankfurt/Main (dpa) – Der Aktienhandel an der Frankfurter Börse ist durch Computer–Probleme seit dem Mittag weitgehend lahm gelegt. Der Handel auf den Computer–Plattformen Xetra und Eurex sei ausgesetzt worden, sagte eine Sprecherin der Deutschen Börse. Betroffen sind der größte T >>>


      AL–DSCHASIRA ZEIGT BISLANG UNBEKANNTES EL–KAIDA–VIDEO
      Die Welt, 08-09-2006
      Großansicht Kairo/Washington (dpa) – Der arabische Nachrichtensender Al–Dschasira hat am Donnerstagabend ein bislang unbekanntes Video ausgestrahlt, in dem Osama bin Laden und andere El–Kaida–Terroristen vor den Terroranschlägen des 11. Septembers 2001 zu sehen sind.

Auf dem V >>>


      AL–DSCHASIRA ZEIGT VIDEO VON EL KAIDA VOR DEM 11. SEPTEMBER
      Die Welt, 08-09-2006
      Kairo (dpa) – Der arabische Nachrichtensender Al– Dschasira hat ein bislang unbekanntes Video ausgestrahlt, in dem Osama bin Laden und andere El–Kaida–Terroristen vor den Terroranschlägen des 11. Septembers 2001 zu sehen sind. Auf dem Video ist Bin Laden erstmals mit Ramsi Binalshibh sowie >>>


      AL–DSCHASIRA ZEIGT VIDEO VON EL KAIDA VOR DEM 11. SEPTEMBER 2001
      Die Welt, 08-09-2006
      Kairo (dpa) – Der arabische Nachrichtensender Al– Dschasira hat ein bislang unbekanntes Video ausgestrahlt, in dem Osama bin Laden vor dem 11.

September 2001 zu sehen ist. Auf dem Band ist er erstmals mit Ramsi Binalshibh und dem im November 2001 getöteten Militärchef Mohammed Atef zu seh >>>


      ANALYSE: BUSH SUCHT DIE OFFENSIVE
      Die Welt, 08-09-2006
      Von Laszlo Trankovits, dpa Großansicht Washington (dpa) – US–Präsident George W. Bush sucht die Offensive um fast jeden Preis. Er wusste, das sein Eingeständnis über geheime CIA–Gefängnisse im Ausland vor allem in Europa auf Verbitterung stoßen würde. Denn solche Gef >>>


      ANN'6;HERUNG BEI VW–SANIERUNGSGESPR'6;CHEN
      Die Welt, 08-09-2006
      Langenhagen (dpa) – Bei den Sanierungsgesprächen bei VW gibt es offenbar Bewegung. Sowohl die Gewerkschaften als auch der Konzern selbst berichten von Fortschritten. Volkswagen sei offensichtlich bereit, verbindliche und nachhaltige Produkt– und Investitionszusagen für die sechs westdeutschen Stan >>>


      BAHN–SCHLICHTER WOLLEN AM MONTAG GEMEINSAME EMPFEHLUNG VORLEGEN
      Die Welt, 08-09-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Im Schlichtungsverfahren zur Sicherung der Arbeitsplätze beim geplanten Börsengang der Bahn wollen die beiden Vermittler am Montag eine gemeinsame Empfehlung vorlegen. Das ist nach Angaben der Bahn ein Ergebnis der heutigen zweiten Verhandlungsrunde in Berlin. Schlichter sind Altbundeskan >>>


      BELGISCHE FAHNDER DECKEN ANSCHLAGSPL'6;NE RECHTSEXTREMER MILIT'6;RS AUF
      Die Welt, 08-09-2006
      Großansicht Brüssel (dpa) – Belgische Fahnder haben Anschlagspläne rechtsextremer Militärs aufgedeckt. Bei Durchsuchungen in fünf Kasernen und 18 Privatwohnungen in Flandern stellte die Polizei neben rechtsextremistischer Propaganda auch Waffen und Sprengstoff sowie eine fertige Bombe sic >>>


      BLAIR VERL'6;SST DOWNING STREET IM JUNI 2007
      Die Welt, 08-09-2006
      London (dpa) – Der britische Premier Tony Blair wird nach Informationen der «Financial Times» im Juni 2007 aus dem Amt scheiden. Der Labour–Regierungschef habe sich mit Finanzminister Gordon Brown, dem aussichtsreichsten Kandidaten für seine Nachfolge, auf einen Zeitplan für den Machtwechsel verst >>>



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