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      MYSTERIOUS WOMAN STEALS 1''7 DISSERTATION
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –– Neither police nor Indiana University‘s Math Department have yet been able to figure out why someone made off with a 1''7 doctoral dissertation in mathematics.

"It just doesn‘t add up," said IU police spokesman Lt. Jerry Minger. Police said a woman >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      Georgia Pardons Woman Executed 60 Years Ago ALBANY, Ga. –– Lena Baker, the only woman ever executed in Georgia‘s electric chair, will be posthumously pardoned, 60 years after the black maid was put to death for killing a white man she said held her in slavery and threatened her life.

The Geor >>>


      NAVY PLANE SKIDS TO SAFE LANDING IN VA.
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      NORFOLK, Va. –– A Navy plane skidded to a safe landing Monday after circling Norfolk Naval Station for two hours because its landing gear would not deploy.

The 25 people on board the twin–engine C–2 A Greyhound, including two pilots and four crew members, were unharmed as the plane grou >>>


      NEW POLL REFLECTS GROWING U.S. WORRY OVER IRAQ
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new survey shows the U.S. public is unhappy with U.S. handling of Iraq and with how the Bush administration deals with the Muslim world in general.

The latest poll reflects a growing disquiet seen in other recent surveys over U.S. involvement in Iraq and a dip in President George >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      AM –– Francy Boland GENEVA (AP) _ Jazz pianist and composer Francy Boland, who formed one of Europe‘s leading all–star swing bands of the 1'60s and 1'70s alongside American Kenny Clarke, has died, his family said Tuesday. He was 75.

Boland died from cancer Aug. 12 in Geneva, whe >>>


      PA. COUPLE GETTING HITCHED AT MCDONALD‘S
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      IRWIN, Pa. –– Do you want fries with those vows? Ken Sinchar and Lori Sherbondy have heard that and every other fast–food joke since they announced plans to marry at a McDonald‘s drive–thru, where they fell in love four years earlier.

On Monday night, Sinchar rolled through the dr >>>


      PLAGUE ART RESONATES IN POST–'/11 WORLD
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WORCESTER, Mass. Come to this fine and hilly old industrial city and find a meditation on terror rendered in Renaissance and baroque oils.

There are paintings of babies seeking succor from plague–ridden mothers, of the saintly tending to the mortally ill, and of men and women recoiling from death‘s >>>


      RED TIDE BLOOM STRIKES OFF FLORIDA COAST
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      TAMPA, Fla. –– An unusually fierce red tide bloom this summer has choked off oxygen and killed undersea life in a region of the Gulf of Mexico bottom about 10 miles off the coast of Florida, scientists said.

Red tide is formed when a microscopic algae reproduces at an explosive rate. The algae prod >>>


      S.C. MAN DETAILS MISSING WOMAN‘S KILLING
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      SPARTANBURG, S.C. –– A man accused of killing a woman who has been missing for more than a year said he threw a hot iron at her during an argument about money, then buried her body in the woods.

In a jailhouse interview, Christopher Hampton told the Herald–Journal of Spartanburg that he panic >>>


      SOME SEEK RESTRICTIONS NEAR BUSH RANCH
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WACO, Texas –– Some of President Bush‘s neighbors asked county leaders Tuesday to prevent large gatherings near the Crawford ranch like the ongoing anti–war protest led by a mother of a soldier who died in Iraq.

Several residents have complained of blocked roads and traffic jams in the >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      AM –– Clouds and scattered showers early Tuesday dampened the Tennessee Valley, Appalachians, Mid–Atlantic, Ohio Valley and Deep South.

Lingering hot and humid conditions were expected to continue across portions of Virginia and North Carolina, where temperatures reached the '0s Monday.>>>


      THOUSANDS PAY TRIBUTE TO PUBLISHER OF EBONY AND JET
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      By Kari LydersenWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 16, 2005; A02 CHICAGO, Aug. 15 –– In an event marked more by applause and laughter than mourning, political, media and business leaders lauded publisher John H.

Johnson during his funeral here Monday. The pioneering publisher of Ebony and >>>


      U. OF WIS. RECORDS SHOW HIGH MONKEY DEATHS
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      MADISON, Wis. –– A study at the University of Wisconsin led to an unusual number of deaths and illnesses of rhesus monkeys in 2001 and 2002, internal school records show.

The UW memos were released Monday by the Primate Freedom Project, a group critical of animal research, which obtained them throu >>>


      U.S. HISPANICS DIVIDED ON IMMIGRANT ISSUES
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WASHINGTON –– A majority of Hispanics born in the United States don‘t think illegal Hispanic immigrants should be given drivers‘ licenses, according to a new poll.

Most foreign–born Hispanics disagree, according to the polling for the Pew Hispanic Center.

Six in 10 Hispan >>>


      U.S. SEEKS TO REPLACE JUDGE IN LONG CASE OF INDIAN TRUSTS
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      The Justice Department took the unusual step yesterday of asking that a new judge be assigned to a nine–year–old lawsuit by American Indians seeking a century‘s worth of unpaid oil and natural gas royalties.

U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth has been highly critical of the Interior Depart >>>


      YOUNG ROBERTS TO KING OF POP÷ REQUEST DENIED
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr.‘s legal philosophy may be shrouded in ambiguity, but when it comes to the King of Pop, Roberts shows no judicial restraint whatsoever.

Tucked in the thousands of pages of documents released yesterday from Roberts‘s time in the Reagan White House is a collec >>>


      BOX÷ S.C. LOOKING TO OVERHAUL MEDICAID
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      AM –– BIG CHANGES÷ South Carolina wants to divert its Medicaid funding into personal heath care accounts.

PERMISSION NEEDED÷ The state submitted an application to the federal government for a waiver from the usual restrictions that accompany federal Medicaid funding.

PROS AND >>>


      CANADA SCRAPS SOFTWOOD LUMBER TALKS WITH U.S
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada said on Tuesday it would scrap lumber–dispute talks next week with the United States to express its dismay over Washington‘s refusal to eliminate duties on Canadian softwood despite a trade panel ruling that found the duties unjustified.

"Following consultations >>>


      ENERGY BOOSTER
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      By Terry M. Nealwashingtonpost.com Staff WriterTuesday, August 16, 2005;
12÷01 AM As was the case with the Bush administration‘s passage of the sweeping overhaul of bankruptcy laws a few months ago, the newly signed energy bill will serve as a multibillion–dollar boon to some of the GOP‘s s >>>


      FOR RETIREES, THE DAY OF RECKONING
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      The tremendous cost of providing health care coverage to its 1.1 million employees, retirees and their dependents is hitting General Motors Corp.

hard. The automaker recently suffered its largest quarterly loss in more than a decade, and it placed the blame squarely on its mounting health care obligation. GM e >>>


      FORTRESSES OF FAITH
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      ATLANTA –– What‘s the difference between a church and a megachurch? Bishop T.D. Jakes, whose Potter‘s House congregation in Dallas boasts more than 30,000 members, impressed a gathering of the National Association of Black Journalists this month with a welter of facts and figures about the megac >>>


      GAZA÷ TOMORROW‘S IRAQ
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      It is the solemn obligation of a columnist to connect the dots. So let‘s call one dot Iraq and another the Gaza Strip, and note that while they are far different in history and circumstance, they are both places where Western democracies, the United States and Israel, are being defeated by a common enemy, terrori >>>


      HOUSE STAFF REVIEWING PALMEIRO DOCUMENTS
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WASHINGTON –– Congressional staff members are reviewing the documents related to Rafael Palmeiro‘s failed drug test and don‘t expect to say anything about what they‘ve learned until next week.

The House Government Reform Committee wants to know whether Palmeiro committed perjury w >>>


      HUNDREDS OF VIDEOS NOT GIVEN TO JUSTICE
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WASHINGTON –– The Justice Department‘s inspector general said Monday a federal prison center in Brooklyn, N.Y., failed to turn over hundreds of videotapes to investigators probing the treatment of detainees taken into custody after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons discovered t >>>


      MEMO CITED ‘ABORTION TRAGEDY‘
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      16, 2005; A01 As a senior legal adviser to President Reagan, John G. Roberts Jr. concluded that a controversial memorial service for aborted fetuses, organized by a group of California doctors who opposed Roe v. Wade , was "an entirely appropriate means of calling attention to the abortion tragedy." The words >>>


      MORE THAN MINORITY BLUES
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      Recently I ran across a small book, a collection of essays called "A House of Ill Repute," that should strike fear in the heart of today‘s Republican majority in Congress. Its critique of the status quo is devastating.

Are you amazed at how little power the minority has, especially in the autho >>>


      NEW JUDGE REQUESTED IN INDIAN TRUST CASE
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WASHINGTON –– The Justice Department took the unusual step Monday of asking that a new judge be assigned to a '–year–old lawsuit by American Indians seeking a century‘s worth of unpaid oil and gas royalties.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth has been highly critical of the In >>>


      POSSIBLE FRIST ‘08 BID SPLITS RELIGIOUS RIGHT
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      By Thomas B. EdsallWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 16, 2005; A02 NASHVILLE, Aug. 15 –– Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R–Tenn.) was not present at Justice Sunday II, a televised gathering of major religious leaders in his home state to promote the Supreme Court nomination of John G. Rob >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      Wash. Post drops sponsorship of Pentagon event WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Washington Post dropped its sponsorship on Monday of a walk organized by the Pentagon to remember victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks and to support U.S. troops, saying it was possible the event would become "politicized." >>>


      ROBERTS ONCE WROTE OF ‘ABORTION TRAGEDY‘
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WASHINGTON –– As a young lawyer in the Reagan White House, Supreme Court nominee John Roberts concluded that a group‘s memorial service for aborted fetuses was "an entirely appropriate means of calling attention to the abortion tragedy." Roberts‘ wrote the advice in an October, 1'8 >>>


      ROBERTS UNLIKELY TO FACE BIG FIGHT
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      16, 2005; A01 Democrats have decided that unless there is an unexpected development in the weeks ahead, they will not launch a major fight to block the Supreme Court nomination of John G. Roberts Jr., according to legislators, Senate aides and party strategists.

In a series of interviews in recent days, more t >>>


      S.C. PROPOSING TO REDEFINE MEDICAID
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WASHINGTON –– On the left, they‘re calling it radical. On the right, the buzzword is bold. Either way, South Carolina is proposing major changes in Medicaid, the giant federal–state health insurance program for the poor and disabled.

The state says its proposal to establish personal hea >>>


      SPY SATELLITES ARE UNDER SCRUTINY
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      By Walter PincusWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 16, 2005; A11 Bush administration intelligence chief John D. Negroponte is reviewing two multibillion–dollar spy satellite programs, according to congressional and administration sources, and will make recommendations on their future to House and Senate >>>


      STEWART CRASH MAY HELP WITH GREEK CRASH
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WASHINGTON –– The 1''' crash of a Learjet 35 carrying golfer Payne Stewart after it flew halfway across the country on autopilot may help investigators understand what happened to the Cypriot airliner that crashed Sunday into a hillside in suburban Athens.

The National Transportation Sa >>>


      TALK TO TEHRAN
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      By Fareed ZakariaTuesday, August 16, 2005; A13 Two things are very expensive in international politics, the game–theorist Thomas Schelling once observed÷ threats when they fail and promises when they succeed. President Bush appears to be headed on a path that could teach him this lesson.

Last week >>>


      U.S. DIPLOMATS MAKE FIRST VISIT TO GAZA
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WASHINGTON –– A top U.S. diplomat told Palestinian security officials in a surprise visit to the volatile Gaza strip on Tuesday that they must coordinate and cooperate with Israeli forces during the historic withdrawal of Israeli troops and settlers.

"The message was that it is critically impo >>>


      U.S. PLANS POST–PULLOUT ISRAEL ASSESSMENT
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WASHINGTON –– The Bush administration is planning to send assessment teams to Israel to help decide how much new U.S. economic aid might be provided to help develop the Galilee and Negev regions.

Already the biggest recipient of U.S. aid at $2.3 billion a year, Israel is believed to be asking for a >>>


      UNIONS SEEK TO MEET CHERTOFF ON DHS PLAN
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      A11 Leaders of federal employee unions yesterday called on Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to meet with them and discuss revamping the department‘s new personnel system, parts of which were ruled illegal by a federal judge last week.

U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer faulted the new sy >>>


      WASH. POST DROPS SPONSORSHIP OF PENTAGON EVENT
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Washington Post dropped its sponsorship on Monday of a walk organized by the Pentagon to remember victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks and to support U.S. troops, saying it was possible the event would become "politicized." The newspaper‘s news employees‘ uni >>>


      WASHINGTON POST BACKS OUT OF '/11 EVENT
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WASHINGTON –– The Washington Post is withdrawing its offer of free advertising for an organized event by the Defense Department to memorialize the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the newspaper announced.

The Post backed out of the agreement after critics said the event, scheduled to >>>


      WHITE HOUSE EYED PROMPT IRAQ CONSTITUTION
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      WASHINGTON –– The Bush administration is trying to put its best face on the delay in agreeing on a constitution in Iraq, insisting "they are going to finish this." President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice led the orchestrated U.S. effort to allay concerns that failure to meet the Mon >>>


      152 LIKELY DEAD IN VENEZUELA PLANE CRASH
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      CARACAS, Venezuela –– A commercial airliner with 152 passengers aboard crashed in western Venezuela early Tuesday after reporting engine trouble.

A top government official said it was unlikely anyone survived. The West Caribbean Airways plane was en route from Panama to the Caribbean island of Mart >>>


      30 INMATES DIE IN GANG VIOLENCE IN GUATEMALA JAILS
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      ESCUINTLA, Guatemala, Aug. 15 –– At least 30 inmates were killed when rival Guatemalan gang members attacked one another with knives, firearms and grenades at prisons throughout the country, government officials said.

About 80 prisoners were injured in the fighting between the Mara Salvatrucha and >>>


      50 DETAINED IN GAZA STRIP PULLOUT CLASHES
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip –– Israeli forces clashed Tuesday with hundreds of Gaza pullout opponents who threw stones and eggs and torched garbage containers. At least 50 people were detained in the worst violence since withdrawal started the day before.

The confrontation came as the troops were tryi >>>


      7.2–MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HITS NORTH JAPAN
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      TOKYO –– A powerful magnitude–7.2 earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Tuesday, triggering two small tsunamis and shaking skyscrapers as far away as Tokyo, 185 miles to the south. At least 27 people were reported injured.

A caved–in roof at an indoor pool in the coastal city of Senda >>>


      AIRLINER WITH 152 PEOPLE CRASHES IN VENEZUELA
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – A West Caribbean Airways airliner traveling from Panama with 152 passengers and crew crashed on Tuesday in a mountainous region near Venezuela‘s border with Colombia after suffering engine failure, Venezuelan authorities said.

"We believe it is going to be diffic >>>


      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      CARACAS, Venezuela –– An aviation official says a passenger jet has crashed in western Venezuela with 152 passengers on board.
>>>


      AP÷ FORCES DISRUPT GROUP‘S TERROR TRAINING
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      MANILA, Philippines –– U.S.–backed offensives have disrupted terrorism training by the Jemaah Islamiyah group, prompting the al–Qaida affiliate to constantly change camps and delaying the arrival of a batch of Indonesian recruits, a Philippine government report said.

That training began >>>


      AT LEAST 17 SPANISH TROOPS DIE IN AFGHAN CRASH
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      KABUL (Reuters) – At least 17 Spanish troops with the NATO–led peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan were killed on Tuesday in a helicopter crash during an exercise near the western city of Herat, a Spanish Defense Ministry spokesman said.

The helicopter went down south of Spain‘s base at Her >>>


      CABIN PRESSURE FAILURE REQUIRES FAST ACTION
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      By Sara Kehaulani GooWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 16, 2005; A08 The loss of cabin pressure –– an apparent factor in the crash of a Helios Airways flight that killed 121 near Athens on Sunday –– is a rare event in commercial planes and requires a quick response, aviation experts sa >>>


      EVICTION NOTICES ARE SERVED IN GAZA
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      By Scott WilsonWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, August 16, 2005; A01 NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip, Aug. 15 –– Thousands of Israeli soldiers entered Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip on Monday to deliver eviction notices to be carried out, with force if necessary, in the coming days. But a well–o >>>


      IN JAPAN, AN AMBIVALENT ANNIVERSARY
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      By Anthony FaiolaWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, August 16, 2005; A08 TOKYO, Aug. 15 –– Striking a conciliatory note on the 60th anniversary of Japan‘s defeat in World War II, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi reiterated an apology Monday for "the huge damage and suffering" caused by >>>


      INDONESIA AND REBELS IN ACEH SIGN ACCORD
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      By Alan SipressWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, August 16, 2005; A08 JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 15 –– Indonesia signed a peace agreement Monday with rebels in Aceh province who have fought for nearly 30 years for a separate state, lending a crucial boost to efforts at rebuilding the tsunami–batte >>>


      INDONESIA MILITARY, REBELS GREET TRUCE WITH CAUTION
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia‘s military and Acehnese rebels on Tuesday cautiously welcomed a peace pact but each expressed doubts the other would stick to the deal.

The pact, signed in the Finnish capital Helsinki on Monday, stipulates the rebels should surrender all arms, ammunition >>>


      IRAQIS FAIL TO AGREE ON CONSTITUTION
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Iraqi leaders failed to meet a key deadline Monday to finish a new constitution, stalling over the same fundamental issues of power–sharing _ including federalism, oil wealth and Islam‘s impact on women _ that have bedeviled the country since Saddam Hussein‘s ouster.
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      ISRAEL HOPES GAZA PULLOUT WILL END BASHING
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      UNITED NATIONS –– Israel hopes its disengagement from Gaza and parts of the West Bank will end "Israel bashing" at the United Nations and lead to peace with the Palestinians, Israel‘s U.N. ambassador said.

For most of its history, Israel has found itself nearly alone at the United N >>>


      ISRAEL TRIES TO QUELL SETTLER RESISTANCE TO PULLOUT
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) – Israeli troops seized the entrance to the largest Gaza settlement on Tuesday in a bid to quell resistance as Jews in the occupied territory were given a last chance to leave or be forcibly removed.

Sullen–faced settler youths stood by as soldiers used an electri >>>


      JAPAN EARTHQUAKE SAID TO LEAVE 62 INJURED
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      SENDAI, Japan –– The earthquake was powerful enough to sway skyscrapers 185 miles away in Tokyo. And with an estimated magnitude of 7.2, it had the potential to cause catastrophic damage. But this time, Japan got lucky.

No one died in the quake that rocked a wide swath of northern Japan on Tuesday. >>>


      KREMLIN NOT AMUSED BY LIFE OF THIS PARTY
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      By Peter FinnWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, August 16, 2005; A08 MOSCOW –– The 3' defendants sat in cages lined up against the wall of a Moscow courtroom one day this month. The prisoners, most of them students in their teens and early twenties, were members of the National Bolshevik Party, a r >>>


      LANGLEY PARK REELING AFTER SLASHINGS OF 5 VICTIMS IN 5 DAYS
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      By Allison Klein and Nick AndersonWashington Post Staff WritersTuesday, August 16, 2005; A01 On the streets of Langley Park, vendors sell $1 chunks of watermelon with your choice of salt or hot sauce. They will tell you about the drug dealing in the neighborhood, but not before their eyes dart around to see who is watc >>>


      LONDON CALCULATES THE COST OF ATTACKS
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      A10 LONDON, Aug. 15 –– Department stores and other retailers in central London have lost an estimated $1.4 billion in sales, and hotels, restaurants and other businesses also report mounting financial losses because of terrorist attacks last month.

Retail sales in central London dropped ' perce >>>


      MAJOR QUAKE HITS NORTHERN JAPAN, DOZENS INJURED
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      TOKYO (Reuters) – A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 jolted northern Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 45 people, causing power outages and snarling transportation.

Buildings also swayed in Tokyo, about 300 km (1'0 miles) to the south, when the tremor struck at 11÷46 a.m. (0246 GMT) >>>


      MAJOR QUAKE HITS NORTHERN JAPAN, DOZENS INJURED
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      TOKYO (Reuters) – A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 jolted northern Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 5' people, causing power outages and bringing trains to a halt, stranding thousands of passengers.

Buildings also swayed in Tokyo, about 300 km (1'0 miles) to the south, when the tremo >>>


      MAJOR QUAKE HITS NORTHERN JAPAN, SOME INJURIES
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      TOKYO (Reuters) – A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 jolted northern Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 27 people, causing power outages and snarling transportation.

Buildings also swayed in Tokyo, about 300 km (1'0 miles) to the south, when the tremor struck at 11÷46 a.m. (0246 GMT) >>>


      MISSING DEVICE HAMPERS PLANE CRASH PROBE
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      ATHENS, Greece –– Officials on Tuesday said they had found only the exterior container of the cockpit voice recorder from a Cypriot airliner crash that killed 121 people, hampering investigative efforts into the accident‘s cause.

Autopsies on the bodies of 20 people on board, including one fl >>>


      NEW IRAN ATOMIC NEGOTIATOR BACKS TALKS TO SOLVE ROW
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran‘s new chief nuclear negotiator has given his backing to talks to resolve its atomic standoff with the West, while insisting that Tehran will not give up its plans to develop a full nuclear fuel cycle.

"Iran deems it a principle to continue talks and it accepts negotiati >>>


      NEWSVIEW÷ IRAQ DEADLOCK NOT DEATH KNELL
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      BAGHDAD, Iraq –– The delay in reaching a deal on the new constitution serves as a reality check for Americans about the deep and bitter rivalries in Iraqi society at a time when the U.S. public is growing more anxious about the American mission here.

To Iraqis themselves, the fact that the groups w >>>


      NEWSVIEW÷ UNDERDOG ROLE BEFITS SCHROEDER
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      BERLIN –– Three years ago, Gerhard Schroeder whipped up German opposition to a U.S.–led war in Iraq to snatch an unlikely second term. This time, the chancellor is playing up the danger of a U.S. military clash with Iran _ but he faces a taller order to distract Germans from the country‘s econom >>>


      NORTH KOREANS VISIT SOUTH‘S LEGISLATURE
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      SEOUL, South Korea –– North Korean officials visited South Korea‘s parliament for the first time Tuesday in a symbolic gesture of reconciliation with their democratic rivals.

The visit to the National Assembly came on the last of three days of joint celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary o >>>


      OFFICIALS÷ IRAQ CONSTITUTION UNDECIDED
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      AM BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Key parts of Iraq‘s draft constitution that address issues such as the role of Islam and the power of local governments remain undecided, Iraqi leaders said Tuesday.

Parliament voted Monday to give negotiators until Aug. 22 to try to draft the charter. The delay was a stro >>>


      PALESTINIANS GREET PULLOUT WITH CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      By Karl VickWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, August 16, 2005; A0' GAZA CITY, Aug. 15 –– The boat that Mohammad Hisseh was building by the roadside was almost too big for the little patch of the Mediterranean he‘s been free to roam as a Palestinian fisherman in the Israeli–occupied Gaz >>>


      PILOT AUTOPSY EXPECTED TO SHED LIGHT ON CYPRUS CRASH
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek coroners began an autopsy on the co–pilot of a crashed Cyprus airliner on Tuesday, with the results expected to shed some light on how both pilots lost consciousness and control of the plane.

First autopsies earlier on six victims suggested crew and passengers were unconsci >>>


      RUSSIA SAYS DANGEROUS BIRD FLU OUTBREAK SPREADS
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Tuesday an outbreak of bird flu in Chelyabinsk was dangerous to humans, as teams of sanitary workers destroyed birds in Siberia in an attempt to prevent the westward spread of the deadly virus.

The H5N1 strain of bird flu is behind the outbreak in Chelyabinsk, a city in >>>


      SPANISH TROOPS DIE IN AFGHAN COPTER CRASH
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      KABUL, Afghanistan –– A helicopter belonging to the NATO–led international security force crashed in western Afghanistan Tuesday, killing 17 Spanish troops, officials said.

A second helicopter also made an emergency landing and an unspecified number of troops on board were believed to be inju >>>


      STEADY EXODUS FROM GAZA CONTINUES
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      By Scott wilsonWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, August 16, 2005;
'÷06 AM Kisameem Crossing, Gaza Strip, Aug. 16 –– A small but steady exodus of settlers from the Gaza Strip was underway Tuesday, as other settlers, along with protesters who traveled here from across Israel, engaged in s >>>


      STRONG EARTHQUAKE STRIKES NORTHERN JAPAN
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      TOKYO, Aug. 16 –– A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, collapsing buildings, knocking out power and shaking skyscrapers nearly 200 miles away in Tokyo.

A caved–in roof at an indoor pool in the c >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      30 Inmates Die in Gang Violence In Prisons Across Guatemala ESCUINTLA, Guatemala –– At least 30 inmates were killed when rival Guatemalan gang members attacked one another with knives, firearms and grenades at prisons throughout the country, government officials said.

About 80 prisoners were injure >>>


      YOUNG PEOPLE ARRIVE IN COLOGNE FOR CATHOLIC FESTIVAL
      Washington Post, 16-08-2005
      COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) – Gray skies and drizzle greeted thousands of young Catholics arriving in Cologne for World Youth Day on Tuesday but they cheered nonetheless, waving national flags and shouting boisterous "olas" and "hellos." The five–day Catholic youth festival has attracted >>>


      ‘SINISTER DEATH TAX‘ PLANNED, WARN TORIES
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Hélène Mulholland Tuesday August 16, 2005 The government plans to introduce a "sinister death tax" to help pensioners avoid paying council tax while they are alive, the Conservatives claimed today.

The Tories raised the spectre of a deferred tax after realising that a similar proposal w >>>


      CHANNNEL 4 NEWS NAMES POLITICAL EDITOR
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Claire Cozens Tuesday August 16, 2005 Gibbon÷ ‘a razor–sharp political journalist‘

Channel 4 News has named political correspondent Gary Gibbon as its new political editor.

Gibbon takes over from Elinor Goodman, who stood down last month after a 23–year association with >>>


      CLARKE SUGGESTS LINK BETWEEN LONDON ATTACKS
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Matthew Tempest and agencies Tuesday August 16, 2005 The home secretary, Charles Clarke, today said it would be "very, very surprising" if the two terrorist bomb attacks on London last month were not linked.

In his first comment since returning from a strongly–criticised summer holiday, Mr Clar >>>


      FULL TEXT÷ JOINT STATEMENT FROM MUSLIM GROUPS
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Tuesday August 16, 2005 As members of the Muslim community the undersigned individuals and organisations feel the need to communicate our view regarding some of the recently proposed antiterrorism measures in the aftermath of the London bombings, and address statements made by the prime minister in the past few weeks. >>>


      GETTING EASIER? THOSE WHO KNOW SAY NOT
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Seven people with hands–on experience assess the gold standard examination Tuesday August 16, 2005 The Guardian The union leader Chris Keates The annual ritual abuse of teachers and their students in the run–up to the publication of examination results has begun in earnest, but it is about time that recogni >>>


      HUGE MAJORITY BACKS A–LEVEL REFORM
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Poll shows public support for changes Kelly rejected Rebecca Smithers and Matthew Taylor Tuesday August 16, 2005 The Guardian The vast majority of the public wants the government to introduce further, radical reforms to A–levels, even though it is broadly split on whether the "gold standard" exam has be >>>


      MUSLIM GROUPS WARN OF RADICAL BACKLASH
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      15.08.2005÷ Watchdog backs expulsion of radicals 13.08.2005÷ Clarke uses ‘personal power‘ to ban Bakri from UK 13.08.2005÷ Naomi Klein÷ Racism is the terrorists‘ greatest recruitment tool 12.08.2005÷ Leader÷ Deportation 12.08.2005÷ Radical cleric banned >>>


      POLL SHOWS SUPPORT SPLIT BETWEEN AGE AND DIRECT EXPERIENCE
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Huge majority backs A–level reform Leader÷ Health inequalities Yvonne Roberts÷ Illusions of haute–couture care Peter Preston÷ Start the meter running ‘Severe shortage‘ of sperm donors Fresh calls to scrap A–levels as pass rate set to rise again Blair ‘concerned&l >>>


      POVERTY CAMPAIGN TO STAGE WESTMINSTER PROTEST
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Matthew Tempest and agencies Tuesday August 16, 2005 Make Poverty History demonstration at the G8 in Gleneagles. Photograph÷ Matt Dunham/AP

The Make Poverty History campaign, which turned the Scottish capital into a human "white band" this summer to highlight Africa‘s plight during the G >>>


      PRESCOTT‘S OFFICE ANGERS GREEN LOBBY
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Matt Weaver Tuesday August 16, 2005 The deputy prime minister, John Prescott‘s, department has angered the green lobby again in a new planning statement issued today, which conservationists say ignores a European legal warning over protection for international wildlife sites.

In June an advocate general >>>


      REVIEW SEEKS PUBLIC VIEWS ON BABY SEX SELECTION
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Staff and agencies Tuesday August 16, 2005 The option for parents to select the sex of their next baby to balance their family is raised in a public consultation document published today.

The government said that its review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act of 1''0 will seek views from the >>>


      ROAD PROTESTERS INVADE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Tuesday August 16, 2005 A group of anti–road protesters this morning locked themselves into the headquarters of the Department of Transport to highlight opposition to a road–building scheme in Essex.

Four demonstrators handcuffed themselves together in the r >>>


      THE PROBLEMS OF SUCCESS
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Leader Tuesday August 16, 2005 The Guardian Is it easier to run a sub–four–minute mile today than 50 years ago when Roger Bannister became the first man to break the barrier? It certainly is. Training programmes have been transformed, running shoes and tracks have been vastly improved. Many runners have sub >>>


      THREE WAYS TO MAKE US ALL SAFER
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Support the police, treat Muslims with respect and pull out of Iraq Ken Livingstone Thursday August 4, 2005 The Guardian It is four weeks since bombers indiscriminately killed and maimed ordinary Londoners. Protecting London from terrorists requires the best possible policing – which, in turn, needs the greatest >>>


      152 LIKELY DEAD IN VENEZUELA PLANE CRASH
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Tuesday August 16, 2005 2÷16 PM By IAN JAMES Associated Press Writer CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – A commercial airliner with 152 passengers aboard crashed in western Venezuela early Tuesday after reporting engine trouble.

A top government official said it was unlikely anyone survived. The West Caribb >>>


      158 LIKELY DEAD IN VENEZUELA PLANE CRASH
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Tuesday August 16, 2005 2÷31 PM AP Photo NYET250 By IAN JAMES Associated Press Writer CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – A commercial airliner with at least 158 people aboard crashed in western Venezuela early Tuesday after reporting engine trouble. A top government official said it was unlikely anyone survived.
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      27 REPORTED INJURED IN JAPAN EARTHQUAKE
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Tuesday August 16, 2005 6÷46 AM AP Photo TOK801 By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – A powerful magnitude–7.2 earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Tuesday, triggering two small tsunamis and shaking skyscrapers as far away as Tokyo, 185 miles to the south. At least 27 people were >>>


      36 REPORTED INJURED IN JAPAN EARTHQUAKE
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Tuesday August 16, 2005 7÷31 AM AP Photo TOK801 By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – A powerful magnitude–7.2 earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Tuesday, triggering two small tsunamis and shaking skyscrapers as far away as Tokyo, 185 miles to the south. At least 36 people were >>>


      7.2–MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HITS NORTH JAPAN
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Tuesday August 16, 2005 6÷31 AM AP Photo TOK801 By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – A powerful magnitude–7.2 earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Tuesday, triggering two small tsunamis and shaking skyscrapers as far away as Tokyo, 185 miles to the south. At least 27 people were >>>


      ACEHNESE CELEBRATE PEACE ACCORD SIGNING
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Tuesday August 16, 2005 1÷31 PM AP Photo XAI113 By ROBIN MCDOWELL Associated Press Writer BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) – Thousands of people huddling around TV sets in a mosque courtyard clapped and cheered Monday while watching leaders halfway around the globe sign an accord to end three decades of war in t >>>


      BABIES CAUGHT UP IN ‘NO–FLY‘ CONFUSION
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Tuesday August 16, 2005 11÷01 AM AP Photo WX103 By LESLIE MILLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Infants have been stopped from boarding planes at airports throughout the U.S. because their names are the same as or similar to those of possible terrorists on the government‘s no&nda >>>


      BACKGROUND TO GAZA WITHDRAWAL PLAN
      Guardian, 16-08-2005
      Tuesday August 16, 2005 10÷46 AM By The Associated Press SETTLEMENTS TO BE AXED÷ All 21 in the Gaza Strip and four in the northern West Bank. They are the first to be removed since Israel captured the territories in the 1'67 Mideast War. Some ',000 Jews live there.

WHY÷ Prime Minis >>>



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