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      NEO–NAZI THREAT SPURS PROPOSALS TO CHANGE LAW OF RETURN
      Haaretz, 10-09-2007
     By Anshel Pfeffer The media and public feeding frenzy that has followed reports on the arrest of alleged neo–Nazis in Petah Tikva has given rise to political debate on the Law of Return, with MKS from across the political spectrum yesterday weighing in on whether it should be amended to prevent neo–Nazis fro >>>


      NEO–NAZIS IN ISRAEL / THE PHOTOS OF VLADIMIR AND HIS SWASTIKA TATTOO WRECKED HIS FAMILY
      Haaretz, 10-09-2007
     By Moti Katz "The police have it in for us because we‘re Russian. Our son is a delinquent, but he‘s not against the state. In Israel, he was thrown to the dogs," the mother of Arik (Eli) Bunyatov, the alleged leader of a neo–Nazi cell in Petah Tikva, said in court yesterday.

Police s >>>


      NETANYAHU TO WINOGRAD PANEL: DECISION TO ENTER WAR WAS HASTY
      Haaretz, 10-09-2007
     By Yuval Azoulay Likud Party Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu told the Winograd Committee investigating the Second Lebanon War that the decision to go to war was made hastily, a report published Sunday revealed.

The opposition leader also told the panel that he had been surprised that the Israel Defense Forces hadn& >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 10-09-2007
     Kanu Gsesah, 2', and her daughter Imanut, ', who died Friday in a suspected domestic murder and attempted suicide, will be buried tomorrow in Ashdod.

Babiya Gsesah, 32, the husband and father, respectively, of the deceased, remains in critical condition at Nahariya‘s Western Galilee Hospital. Inve >>>


      RABBI SLAMS NEW YEAR PILGRIMAGE TO RABBI NACHMAN OF BRATSLAV‘S GRAVE
      Haaretz, 10-09-2007
     By Yair Ettinger While Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was giving his weekly lesson in Jerusalem Saturday evening, Ben–Gurion Airport was packed with men and children carrying full–to–bursting suitcases and boxes of food.

The annual migration of thousands of Israelis to the city of Uman, Ukraine, to spend >>>


      SECOND TEMPLE–ERA ESCAPE ROUTE UNEARTHED
      Haaretz, 10-09-2007
     By Haaretz Correspondent and AP , By Nadav Shragai Archaeologists have accidentally discovered Jerusalem‘s main subterranean drainage channel from the Second Temple period, which the writings of Josephus Flavius indicate enabled thousands of Jews to survive the siege and then flee the Roman destruction of the city >>>


      SHALIT‘S FATHER: TRY OTHER WAYS TO BRING GILAD HOME
      Haaretz, 10-09-2007
     By Jack Khoury Noam Shalit, father of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, called on the state to pursue more than military channels to bring about his son‘s release.

"Don‘t tell me tall tales about the need for military deterrence at the expense of one 1'–year–o >>>


      SHMITA LAWS AT CENTER OF BILLION–DOLLAR DISPUTE
      Haaretz, 10-09-2007
     By Yair Ettinger "Now we need a Shi‘ite suicide rabbi from the religious Zionist movement," says Rabbi Benjamin Lau, of Jerusalem‘s Ramban Synagogue. Lau, a moderate Orthodox rabbi, believes a "suicide rabbi" is what‘s required to lead a revolt against the Chief Rabbinate ahead of t >>>


      STATE DID NOT CUT MEDICAL SCHOOL TUITION AS PROMISED
      Haaretz, 10-09-2007
     By Tamara Traubmann Medical students who received tuition bills for the upcoming school year have learned the government has not followed through on its commitment to lower tuition fees.

Following a student strike that lasted for more than a month, an agreement was signed in May by student organizations, Prime >>>


      SUSPECTED NEO–NAZIS REMANDED FOR 3 DAYS; INDICTMENTS EXPECTED TOMORROW
      Haaretz, 10-09-2007
     By Roni Singer–Heruti Eight young men suspected of neo–Nazi activities were remanded to custody for another three days by the Ramle Magistrate‘s Court yesterday. They are expected to be indicted tomorrow in the Tel Aviv District Court.

The eight cannot actually be charged with neo–Nazi a >>>


      SYRIA FUMES AS ARAB WORLD STAYS SILENT
      Haaretz, 10-09-2007
     By Yoav Stern There is a joke in Damascus about a bus that carries passengers to distant parts of the country. In every town where the bus stops, the driver announces its name and opens the door to let passengers on or off. Between two villages, he stops and cries out: "Secret missile base." At that point, two >>>


      SYRIA: WE WILL FILE COMPLAINT WITH SECURITY COUNCIL
      Haaretz, 10-09-2007
     By Barak Ravid and Yoav Stern Damascus plans to lodge a formal complaint with the United Nations Security Council about Israel‘s violation of Syrian airspace. Syrian Foreign Minister Waleed Mualem told European Union ambassadors in the capital that he expects to file the complaint in the coming days. Mualem travel >>>


      TENSE HOLIDAY SEASON
      Haaretz, 10-09-2007
     By Amos Harel The tension in Israel–Syrian relations is not expected to dissipate of its own accord in the near future. Photos published last Thursday, taken at General Staff headquarters and the Kadima party convention, may have expressed Israeli satisfaction, but alongside this there exists a great deal of conce >>>


      2 DEAD IN INDIA HIGHWAY COLLAPSE
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 6:01 AM By MOHAMMAD SHAFEEQ Associated Press Writer HYDERABAD, India (AP) – Rescue workers recovered the bodies of two people killed when a highway overpass collapsed in southern India, crushing vehicles and injuring pedestrians taking shelter from a rainstorm, a city official said Monday >>>


      ABBAS, OLMERT MEET IN JERUSALEM
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 10:31 AM By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Monday to discuss guidelines for resuming peace negotiations, the prime minister‘s office said.

Aides for both leaders said they >>>


      AL–MALIKI: IRAQI FORCES NEED MORE TIME
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 10:46 AM By QASSIM ABDUL–ZAHRA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD (AP) – Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki told lawmakers Monday that Iraqi forces were not ready to take over security from the U.S. military across the country.

We still need more efforts and time i >>>


      AL–QAIDA CRITICIZES HAMAS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 2:31 AM By OMAR SINAN Associated Press Writer CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – An al–Qaida commander who escaped from a U.S. prison in Afghanistan appeared in a new videotape Sunday criticizing Hamas and other Islamic groups that he said prioritized nationalism and electoral politics over jihad, >>>


      ANCIENT ESCAPE HATCH FOUND IN ISRAEL
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 6:46 AM By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) – Under threat from Romans ransacking Jerusalem 2,000 years ago, many of the city‘s Jewish residents crowded into an underground drainage channel to hide and later flee the chaos through Jerusalem‘s southern end.
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      BLASTS HIT MEXICO OIL COMPANY PIPELINES
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:46 PM MEXICO CITY (AP) – Six explosions ripped apart pipelines for Mexico‘s state oil monopoly early Monday, the company said. The blasts were believed to be sabotage and 12,000 people were evacuated afterward.

A small, left–wing guerrilla group claimed to have atta >>>


      BYU STUDENT‘S BODY FOUND IN CANYON
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 2:46 AM By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer PROVO, Utah (AP) – The body of a Brigham Young University student missing for more than a week was found in a canyon Sunday, authorities said, and investigators were trying to determine how she fell to her death.

The body of Camille Cle >>>


      CANADA PM OPPOSES MUSLIM VEIL DECISION
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 3:01 AM OTTAWA (AP) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday he disagrees with a decision to allow Muslim women to wear veils covering their faces when they vote.

Elections Canada – an independent body that oversees national elections – said last week that >>>


      CLINTON PUSHED ON IRAQ IN SPANISH DEBATE
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:16 AM By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday it‘s time to start bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq, no matter how optimistic an assessment President Bush‘s leading advisers give of the war there.
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      COLOMBIA SEIZES FBI MOST–WANTED KINGPIN
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 6:01 PM By TOBY MUSE Associated Press Writer BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – A reputed drug lord on the FBI‘s top 10 most–wanted list was captured in western Colombia, the interior minister said Monday, in a major blow to the country‘s largest remaining drug cartel.

Die >>>


      CONFUCIUS‘ FAMILY TREE BEING COMPILED
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:46 PM TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Millions of descendants of Confucius are being listed in an international updating of the Chinese philosopher‘s more than 2,500–year–old family tree, a Taiwanese newspaper reported Monday.

The laborious task – being conducted >>>


      COPS TO HAND OVER PAPERS IN MCCANN CASE
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 12:31 PM LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portuguese police expect to hand their case file on the disappearance of British 4–year–old Madeleine McCann to the public prosecutor‘s office on Monday, a spokesman said.

We are getting the case file ready to hand over >>>


      CRAIG BLAMES PRESS FOR HIS PLEA
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 12:31 PM By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Larry Craig should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea in a sex sting because he was under extreme stress after being hounded by journalists asking questions about his sexuality, his lawyer argues.

Craig, a >>>


      CRAIG FILES TO WITHDRAW GUILTY PLEA
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 4:46 PM By JOSHUA FREED Associated Press Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Sen. Larry Craig filed papers Monday seeking to withdraw his guilty plea in an airport sex sting, arguing that he entered the plea under stress caused by media inquiries into his sexuality.

Craig, an Idaho Republi >>>


      CRAIG WILL SEEK TO TAKE BACK PLEA
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:16 AM By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Larry Craig will file court documents Monday asking to withdraw his guilty plea in a sex sting that seems likely to end his career, his attorney said.

Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty in August to dis >>>


      CRAIG WILL TRY TO TAKE BACK HIS PLEA
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 12:31 PM By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Larry Craig should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea in a sex sting because he was under extreme stress after being hounded by journalists asking questions about his sexuality, his lawyer argues.

Craig, a >>>


      CREWS WORK TO CONTAIN FIRE IN SIERRAS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 11:46 AM GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) – Crews worked through the night to fight a wildfire that has blackened 62,000 acres in the northeast Sierra Nevada and was only 15 percent contained.

Shifting winds sent smoke from the growing wildfire heading back toward the San Joaquin Valley a >>>


      DEMOCRATS TALK IRAQ IN UNIVISION DEBATE
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:46 AM By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted Sunday night it‘s time to start pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq as she and her Democratic presidential rivals debated the war on the eve of a much–awaited assessment >>>


      DEMS AGREE ON IRAQ, IMMIGRATION
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 4:31 PM By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Democratic White House candidates embraced Hispanic concerns in the first ever Spanish–language presidential debate, unanimously promising to bring troops home from Iraq and to begin working on immigration in >>>


      DISNEY TO TEST TOYS INDEPENDENTLY
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 11:46 AM BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – Following three high–profile recalls by Mattel Inc.

this summer involving millions of Chinese–made, lead–tainted toys, The Walt Disney Company will begin independently testing toys featuring its characters, company officials said. >>>


      DOCTORS TO REMOVE NEEDLES FROM WOMAN
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 10:31 AM By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – Chinese surgeons will try to remove 23 needles from a woman that doctors believe may have been imbedded under her skin by grandparents trying to kill her so that a baby boy might take her place.

The needles &nd >>>


      EX–PREMIER SHARIF ARRIVES IN PAKISTAN
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 7:46 AM By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan from exile on Monday to lead a campaign against the U.S.–allied military ruler who ousted him eight years ago, sparking an immediate standoff with authori >>>


      EX–PREMIER SHARIF LANDS IN PAKISTAN
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 5:01 AM By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif landed in Pakistan Monday, returning from exile to lead a campaign to topple Pakistan‘s U.S.–allied military ruler who ousted him in a military coup eight years ago.
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      EX–PRIME MINISTER DEPORTED FROM PAKISTAN
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 2:01 PM By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan from a seven–year exile, hoping to campaign against the country‘s U.S.–allied military ruler, but was immediately charged with corruption and >>>


      FALSE LEADS IN FOSSETT SEARCH FRUSTRATE
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 4:16 AM By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer RENO, Nev. (AP) – Rescue crews searching for famed millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett stumbled upon more false leads Sunday when they discovered more plane wreckage – but didn‘t find the missing aviator or his plane.

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      GABRIELLE HAS LITTLE IMPACT ON NC COAST
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:01 AM By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) – Tropical Storm Gabrielle washed ashore and crawled slowly along the North Carolina‘s Outer Banks Sunday, but caused few problems and failed even to chase vacationers away from the beach.

Warnings of gusty w >>>


      GABRIELLE RETURNS TO ATLANTIC
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 10:16 AM By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) – Gabrielle, struggling to stay organized as it pulled away from the North Carolina coast, weakened from a tropical storm to a tropical depression early Monday, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm lost >>>


      GABRIELLE WEAKENS ENROUTE TO ATLANTIC
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 10:01 AM By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) – Gabrielle, struggling to stay organized as it pulled away from the North Carolina coast, weakened from a tropical storm to a tropical depression early Monday, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm lost >>>


      GEN. PETRAEUS GOES BEFORE CONGRESS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 6:01 PM By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Gen. David Petraeus went before a deeply divided Congress on Monday, the commander of 165,000 troops heckled and criticized by anti–war critics before he began to speak.

Tell the truth, general,&ls >>>


      GUATEMALA: 2 CANDIDATES HEAD TO RUNOFF
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 10:16 AM By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – A former general vowing to crack down on crime in Central America‘s most violent country and a businessman who promises to alleviate desperate poverty were in a near–tie in Guatemala‘s presidenti >>>


      GUATEMALA: 2 CANDIDATES IN DEAD HEAT
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 ':46 AM By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – A former general vowing to crack down on crime in Central America‘s most violent country and a businessman who promises to alleviate desperate poverty were in a near–tie in Guatemala‘s preside >>>


      GUATEMALANS VOTE AFTER VIOLENT CAMPAIGN
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 4:16 AM By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – A former general vowing to crack down on crime in Central America‘s most violent country and a businessman who promises to alleviate desperate poverty appeared to lead a pack of 14 candidates in Guatemala&lsq >>>


      IRAQ DEBATE IS SEA OF STATISTICS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:16 AM By RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) – In vertical bars of blue, green, gray and red, a briefing chart prepared by the Defense Intelligence Agency says what Gen. David Petraeus won‘t.

Insurgent attacks against Iraqi civilians, their security forces and U.S. troops rem >>>


      IRS: DOBSON‘S ENDORSEMENTS WERE LEGAL
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 4:31 PM By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer DENVER (AP) – Focus on the Family chairman James Dobson has been cleared of accusations that he endangered his organization‘s nonprofit status by endorsing Republican candidates in 2004, an Internal Revenue Service audit found.

The >>>


      KY. GOVERNOR TRIES TO WIN SECOND TERM
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 8:01 AM By ROGER ALFORD Associated Press Writer FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Ernie Fletcher was the fresh face voters wanted four years ago when he swept into the Kentucky governor‘s office on the promise that he would clean up the mess in Frankfort.‘‘ Disappointed by >>>


      LAW SAID NECESSARY TO TRACK TERRORISTS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 6:01 PM By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Losing the country‘s ability to monitor Americans‘ conversations with people overseas would take away half of the tools the U.S. uses to fight terrorism, Director of National Intelligence J. Michael McConnell >>>


      MAORI REMAINS RETURNED FROM CHICAGO
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 6:46 AM By RAY LILLEY Associated Press Writer WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – A U.S. museum returned the tattooed head of a Maori and bones from 13 others Monday, the latest repatriation of indigenous remains from overseas museums, a Maori expert said.

The ancestors were >>>


      MEMORIAL HONORS TRAPPED MINERS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 2:46 AM By DAVID BURGER Associated Press Writer HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) – Hundreds came to an interfaith service Sunday in the heart of Utah‘s coal country to say a public goodbye to six miners who were entombed in a mine after an earthshaking collapse.

Gov. Jon Huntsman said >>>


      MEXICAN DYNAMITE TRUCK EXPLODES; 37 DIE
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 2:01 PM PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) – A truck carrying explosives for the mining industry exploded after running into another vehicle in northern Mexico, killing at least 37 people, a federal police official said Monday.

The two cars collided Sunday evening on a highway in Coahui >>>


      MEXICO DYNAMITE TRUCK EXPLOSION KILLS 34
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 4:31 PM By JUAN MONTANO Associated Press Writer PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) – A dynamite–laden truck exploded after colliding with another vehicle on a busy highway in northern Mexico‘s coal country, killing at least 34 people, including three reporters at the scene, state and >>>


      MILITANTS FREE ABDUCTED PAKISTANI TROOPS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 4:31 AM By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) – Pro–Taliban militants on Monday freed more than 260 Pakistani troops who were kidnapped nearly two weeks ago in a restive tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, security officials and a mili >>>


      MODERATE TEMBLORS HIT EASTERN JAVA TOWN
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 5:46 AM JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – A pair of moderate earthquakes rocked an eastern Indonesian town early Monday, damaging buildings and causing panicked residents to flee their homes, an official and witnesses said. There were some reports of injuries.

The temblors with prelimina >>>


      MOTORBIKE SUICIDE BOMB KILLS 28 AFGHANS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 4:16 PM By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) – A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in a crowded square in southern Afghanistan just before evening prayers on Monday, and preliminary reports said up to 28 people were killed, officials said.

T >>>


      MYANMAR JUNTA LINKS WEST TO PROTESTERS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:31 AM YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar‘s military government suggested Sunday that the United States was aiding a pro–democracy protest movement and had hidden one prominent activist in its embassy.

The activist, Htay Kywe, has been in hiding since escaping a security >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 12:01 PM By The Associated Press Philippe Jaffre PARIS (AP) – Philippe Jaffre, executive vice president of engineering company Alstom and former chairman of oil group Elf Aquitaine, has died. He was 62.

Jaffre died Wednesday. Patrick Kron, Alstom‘s chairman and chief execut >>>


      PAKISTAN TIGHTENS SECURITY FOR SHARIF
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 3:01 AM By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Police manned roadblocks and rounded up supporters of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who left London Sunday after seven years in exile to return to Pakistan and lead a campaign to topple the country‘s U.S >>>


      PAKISTAN: MILITANTS STILL HOLDING TROOPS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 6:01 PM By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) – Militants backtracked on a deal to free more than 260 abducted Pakistani troops Monday after an army raid on their hideout near the Afghan border left three rebels dead, a tribal elder said.

Local >>>


      PETRAEUS ASSESSMENT ON IRAQ QUESTIONED
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:31 PM By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats and moderate Republicans in Congress have tough questions for a top military commander in Iraq who is warning against major changes to President Bush‘s war strategy.

Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador R >>>


      PETRAEUS GOES BEFORE CONGRESS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 6:01 PM By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Gen. David Petraeus went before Congress on Monday to deliver his long–awaited assessment of Iraq, greeted by Democrats who praised him while sharply criticizing the war he commands.

The four–star gene >>>


      PETRAEUS TO APPEAR BEFORE CONGRESS TODAY
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 12:46 PM By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats and moderate Republicans in Congress have tough questions for a top military commander in Iraq who is warning against major changes to President Bush‘s war strategy.

Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador >>>


      POLICE CLASH WITH SHARIF SUPPORTERS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 5:01 AM By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Police arrested leading supporters of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and clashed with others close to Islamabad airport on Monday ahead of his return from exile to lead a campaign to topple Pakistan‘s U.S. >>>


      POLL: IRAQIS SAY US TROOPS NOT HELPING
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 12:31 PM By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Overwhelming numbers of Iraqis say the U.S. troop buildup has worsened security and the prospects for economic and political progress in their country, according to a poll released Monday that provides a strikingly bleak appr >>>


      QUAKE HITS COLOMBIA‘S WESTERN COAST
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 7:46 AM BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – A 6.8–magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific Coast of Colombia on Sunday night, collapsing homes and injuring at least four people in the country‘s rural southwest, but causing no reported deaths, officials said.

The quake hit at 8 >>>


      REMAINS MAY BE OF KIDS MISSING SINCE ‘04
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:46 AM By MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER Associated Press Writer SUGAR CREEK, Mo. (AP) – Police looking for two children missing since 2004 found a shallow grave Sunday containing human bones, and the children‘s mother said she had been told they were likely the remains of her son and daught >>>


      ROMNEY‘S CAMPAIGN OFFICES BURGLARIZED
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 6:01 PM By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer BOSTON (AP) – The campaign headquarters of Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney was burglarized over the weekend and a television and computers stolen.

A campaign spokesman for the former Massachusetts governor described th >>>


      RUMSFELD CALLS AFGHANISTAN ‘BIG SUCCES‘
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 4:31 PM By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – In an interview billed as his first since leaving the top Pentagon post, Donald Rumsfeld calls Afghanistan a big success,‘‘ but says U.S. efforts in Iraq are hampered by the failure of Iraq‘s gover >>>


      RUMSFELD CALLS AFGHANISTAN ‘BIG SUCCESS‘
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 4:46 PM By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – In an interview billed as his first since leaving the top Pentagon post, Donald Rumsfeld calls Afghanistan a big success,‘‘ but says U.S. efforts in Iraq are hampered by the failure of Iraq‘s gover >>>


      RUMSFELD: AFGHANISTAN A ‘BIG SUCCESS‘
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 2:01 PM By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – In an interview billed as his first since leaving the top Pentagon post, Donald Rumsfeld calls Afghanistan a big success,‘‘ but says U.S. efforts in Iraq are hampered by the failure of Iraq‘s gover >>>


      SEARCHERS FRUSTRATED OVER FOSSETT SEARCH
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 5:46 PM By SANDRA CHEREB Associated Press Writer MINDEN, Nev. (AP) – Dozens of airplanes and helicopters took off at dawn Monday to crisscross the Nevada high desert on the eighth day of the search for missing aviator and adventurer Steve Fossett.

There hasn‘t been a trace >>>


      SEN. CRAIG WILL SEEK TO TAKE BACK PLEA
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:16 AM By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Larry Craig will file court documents Monday asking to withdraw his guilty plea in a sex sting that seems likely to end his career, his attorney said.

Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty in August to dis >>>


      SEN. HAGEL LEAVING CONGRESS AFTER ‘08
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 4:46 PM By ANNA JO BRATTON Associated Press Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, a thorn in his own party‘s side when it comes to Iraq, announced Monday he would retire from the Senate and not seek any elected office in 2008.

I said after I was e >>>


      SHARIF DEPORTED FROM PAKISTAN
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 10:31 AM By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was deported to Saudi Arabia Monday, hours after he had landed in Pakistan following seven years in exile hoping to campaign against the country‘s U.S.–allied military >>>


      SHARIF DETAINED ON ARRIVAL IN PAKISTAN
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 8:16 AM By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was taken into custody Monday soon after his return from exile to Pakistan where he plans to lead a campaign against the U.S.–allied military ruler who ousted him eight years >>>


      SHARPTON WANTS PROBE OF LA. PROSECUTOR
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:46 PM By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer JENA, La. (AP) – Two civil rights leaders urged Jena residents to demand equal justice, and one called for an investigation of the district attorney who is prosecuting six black teenagers charged with serious crimes in the beating of a white >>>


      SHERIFF: BYU STUDENT‘S BODY LIKELY FOUND
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:31 AM By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer PROVO, Utah (AP) – A woman‘s body found in a canyon Sunday was believed to be a Brigham Young University student missing for more than a week, authorities said, and it appeared that she fell to her death.

Camille Cleverley, 22, ha >>>


      SIGHTING IN NEVADA ISN‘T FOSSETT‘S PLANE
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:46 AM By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer RENO, Nev. (AP) – Rescue crews searching for famed millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett stumbled upon another false lead Sunday when they discovered what they thought was a downed airplane – but didn‘t find the missing aviator >>>


      SKOREA STARTS SENDING AID TO NORTH
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 ':46 AM SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea sent 60 trucks to flood–ravaged North Korea on Monday, the first shipment of additional aid to help the North rebuild devastated regions, the Unification Ministry said.

The 5–ton trucks, sent via a reconnected road lin >>>


      SOUTH AFRICA OPPOSITION LEADER ARRESTED
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 2:46 AM JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) – Police arrested the leader of South Africa‘s main opposition party Sunday while she took part in an anti–drug demonstration.

Cape Town mayor Helen Zille of the Democratic Alliance said she and about 15 other people had been ar >>>


      SPY CHIEF: FISA NEEDED TO FIGHT TERROR
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 6:01 PM By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Losing the country‘s ability to monitor Americans‘ conversations with people overseas would take away half of the tools the U.S. uses to fight terrorism, Director of National Intelligence J. Michael McConnell >>>


      TIME MAGAZINE LOSES SUIT AGAINST SUHARTO
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 4:16 PM By ALI KOTARUMALOS Associated Press Writer JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesia‘s highest court ordered Time magazine to pay $106 million in damages for defaming former dictator Suharto by alleging his family amassed billions of dollars during his 32–year rule, official >>>


      TURKEY ASKS ISRAEL ABOUT FUEL TANKS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 4:31 AM By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey has requested information from Israel about fuel tanks found near the Turkish border with Syria that allegedly were dropped by Israeli aircraft, an official said Sunday.

The request follows Syria‘s >>>


      U.N. CHIEF PLEASED WITH DARFUR PROGRESS
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 3:01 AM By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer TRIPOLI, Libya – After a weeklong trip to three African countries, the U.N. secretary–general said Sunday he was encouraged by credible progress‘‘ toward settling one of the continent‘s bloodiest conflic >>>


      U.S. URGES IRAN TO COOPERATE WITH PROBE
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 12:31 PM By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer VIENNA, Austria (AP) – The U.S. urged Iran on Monday to cooperate with a probe into past suspicious nuclear activities but said even full compliance would not be enough to ease international concerns over Tehran‘s possession of bomb&nd >>>


      WEAKENED GABRIELLE RETURNS TO ATLANTIC
      Guardian, 10-09-2007
     Monday September 10, 2007 1:31 PM By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) – Gabrielle, struggling to stay organized as it pulled away from the North Carolina coast, weakened from a tropical storm to a tropical depression early Monday, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm lost m >>>


      ‘OUR HEARTS ARE BREAKING. PLEASE COME HOME‘: FATHER‘S TEARFUL PLEA TO HIS 15–YEAR–OLD DAUGHTER
      The Daily Mail, 10-09-2007
     Missing: Rosemary Edwards The father of a horse–loving 15–year–old girl who disappeared six days ago has made a tearful appeal to her to come home.

Rosemary Edwards was last seen at her home in Dibden Purlieu, Hampshire, last Tuesday after a row with her parents.

The teenager disappea >>>


      ‘PARENTS SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH KILLING MADELEINE‘ SAY POLICE
      The Daily Mail, 10-09-2007
     Kate and Gerry McCann should be charged with killing their daughter Madeleine and covering up the evidence, Portuguese police insist.

Despite serious questions about the investigation and reliability of forensic evidence, the distraught couple fear their emotional return to Britain yesterday might be brief.
>>>


      ‘STRIPPER‘ BRITNEY SPEARS‘ MTV COMEBACK BOMBS
      The Daily Mail, 10-09-2007
     It was billed as Britney Spears‘ spectacular comeback, but as the troubled singer struggled through last night‘s performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, she showed no sign of reclaiming her former glory.

The 25–year–old, who wore a black sequined bikini and knee–high boots, stun >>>


      100 MUSLIM STATE SCHOOLS COULD BE OPENED UNDER NEW GOVERNMENT PLANS
      The Daily Mail, 10-09-2007
     Pupils at a Christian faith school which Ed Balls supports Most popular stories News Entire site Madeleine‘s parents face social services probe in the UK Madeleine: What evidence do the police really have?

We‘ll stop you seeing your twins: Police threat which sparked the McCanns‘ flight fr >>>


      ANGELINA JOLIE REVEALS HER VERY KNOBBLY KNEES
      The Daily Mail, 10-09-2007
     Should she ever fancy a trip to Skegness, no doubt she would be a shoo–in for Butlins‘ most famous competition.

But as she made her way down the red carpet at the Toronto film festival, sadly there were no prizes for Angelina Jolie and her nobbly knees.

Scroll down for more... Knobbly knees >>>


      BARRYMORE ‘TO AVOID MURDER CHARGE‘ OVER BODY IN HIS POOL
      The Daily Mail, 10-09-2007
     Barrymore: Meeting with police Most popular stories News Entire site Madeleine‘s parents fly home and say: ‘We played no part in her disappearance‘ Madeleine: ‘Fatal flaw‘ over test that found DNA in parents‘ hire car If the McCanns‘ hire car is vital evidence why were they >>>


      BEFORE SHE WAS FAMOUS: 7–YEAR–OLD KEIRA KNIGHTLEY‘S TV DEBUT REVEALED
      The Daily Mail, 10-09-2007
     She‘s a silver screen Hollywood star generating Oscar buzz with her latest performance in Atonement, but Keira Knightley‘s illustrious career had rather humble beginnings.

The now glamorous actress, who graces the current issue of Vogue magazine, was left blushing after watching a clip of her first >>>


      BRITNEY GOES SHOPPING FOR LOLLIPOPS AND HITS LAS VEGAS WITH CRISS
      The Daily Mail, 10-09-2007
     Dressed in yet another barely–there buttock–skimming dress troubled pop star Britney Spears headed to her local supermarket to feed her apparent new addiction to… lollipops.

The night before, Britney was spotted dancing at a Las Vegas nightclub wearing the same dress.

Britney and ill >>>


      BROWN FACES WAVE OF STRIKES AS HE TAKES ON THE TUC
      The Daily Mail, 10-09-2007
     Gordon Brown: facing strikes by more than a million civil service workers Most popular stories News Entire site Madeleine‘s parents fly home and say: ‘We played no part in her disappearance‘ Madeleine: ‘Fatal flaw‘ over test that found DNA in parents‘ hire car If the McCanns&lsquo >>>


      BUS DRIVER WHO DELIVERED JUNKIES TO POLICE TOLD ‘WE‘RE TOO BUSY TO HELP‘
      The Daily Mail, 10-09-2007
     Junkie den: Two drug takers were spotted on the top deck of a London bus When public–spirited bus driver Paul Gibbs noticed two passengers smoking crack cocaine on his bus, he thought he would do the community a favour.

Driving his number 47 bus past a police station, he quickly pulled–up outside wh >>>


      CELEBRITY FIGHT CLUB: PAMELA ANDERSON‘S EX–HUSBANDS IN BRAWL AT MTV AWARDS
      The Daily Mail, 10-09-2007
     A fight broke out between Pamela Anderson‘s former husbands Kid Rock and Tommy Lee at the MTV Video Music Awards on last night.

MTV VJ Sway said during the post–show that he saw Kid Rock walk up to the Motley Crue drummer, who was sitting next to Diddy, and "deck him." Earlier that night t >>>


      CHANELLE AND ZIGGY BUST UP AS SHE YELLS: ‘ I CAN‘T BELIEVE YOU‘RE DUMPING ME‘
      The Daily Mail, 10-09-2007
     Ziggy and Chanelle‘s Big Brother romance is on the rocks after a bitter bust–up at a London nightclub on Friday night.

The pair came to verbal blows at the Wardour Club in Soho after Chanelle,
1', was shocked to discover her man was out partying in the same club without her.

Onlooke >>>


      CHILDREN‘S MEDICINES ‘CONTAIN ADDITIVES WHICH TRIGGER HYPERACTIVE BEHAVIOUR‘
      The Daily Mail, 10-09-2007
     Top–selling children‘s medicines contain artificial additives which have been shown to trigger hyperactive behaviour, the Daily Mail can reveal.

As fears grow over the effects of such dyes in food, a study has found one or more of these additives in 18 over–the–counter and GP–presc >>>



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