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      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      JERUSALEM –– Police say a woman set herself on fire at a roadblock inside Israel and has burns over 60 percent of her body.
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      BRITISH TV NEWS REPORT DISPUTES POLICE ON SHOOTING OF BRAZILIAN
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      A08 LONDON, Aug. 16 –– A Brazilian man mistakenly shot by British police last month did not vault over a subway turnstile or run away and was being restrained by one officer when another shot him eight times, ITV News reported Tuesday, citing leaked police documents, witness statements and photographs.
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      CAUSE SOUGHT IN VENEZUELA PLANE CRASH
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      7÷27 AM MACHIQUES, Venezuela –– Venezuelan investigators picked through the shattered wreckage of a plane that crashed with 160 people on board, trying to determine what caused the engines to fail in the country‘s deadliest air disaster.

The pilot radioed authorities saying both engine >>>


      COLOMBIAN AIRLINE SAYS ITS PLANES ARE SAFE
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      BOGOTA, Colombia –– The small Colombian airline whose plane crashed in Venezuela, killing 160 people, has a track record of mechanical and financial problems, but airline officials insisted they do not cut corners when it comes to safety.

Martin Gonzalez, spokesman for Colombia‘s civil aviati >>>


      GLOBAL AID SYSTEM STALLED AS NIGER‘S CRISIS DEEPENED
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      A08 BIRGI DANGOTCHO, Niger –– In a clearing among the millet fields of this starving village, tiny red–earthen graves are sprouting in a row.

Yet what perplexes village chief Issufu Ibrahim, who can count 24 mounds from the past few months alone, is not the tragedy of so many children dying b >>>


      HONG KONG BUTCHER INFECTED BY PIG–BORNE DISEASE
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      HONG KONG (Reuters) – A butcher at one of Hong Kong‘s leading supermarket chains has contracted a pig–borne disease that has infected over 200 people and killed 3' in southwest China, the city‘s Health Department said.

The 44–year–old man, who was not identified, is the >>>


      INDONESIA CUTS SENTENCES FOR BALI BOMBERS
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      JAKARTA, Indonesia –– The Indonesian government Wednesday reduced prison sentences for 1' people, including the alleged spiritual head of an al–Qaida–linked group, convicted in the Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people.

One other person was freed. The reductions were met wi >>>


      IRAQ PUTS POSITIVE FACE ON CONSTITUTION DELAY
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      By Jonathan Finer and Khalid AlsaffarWashington Post Foreign ServiceWednesday, August 17, 2005; A0' BAGHDAD, Aug. 16 –– After granting themselves an extra week to complete a draft constitution, Iraqi leaders Tuesday joined U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad in painting the missed deadline as an opportunit >>>


      ISRAEL BEGINS FORCED EVACUATION OF GAZA SETTLERS
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) – Israeli troops began the forced evacuation on Wednesday of thousands of Jewish settlers gripped by rage and anguish over their expulsion from the Gaza Strip after nearly four decades of occupation.

Unarmed soldiers broke through burning barricades and marched door to >>>


      ISRAEL SENDS IN MORE TROOPS FOR GAZA EVICTION
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) – Israel poured troops into Gaza on Wednesday to forcibly remove thousands of Jewish settlers and supporters defying an army deadline for leaving the strip after nearly four decades of occupation.

Convoys of buses, trucks and other vehicles carried security forces into >>>


      ISRAEL STARTS OPERATION TO EVACUATE GAZA SETTLERS
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) – Israel set in motion its plan to forcibly remove thousands of Jewish settlers who defied a midnight deadline for leaving the Gaza Strip on their own and end 38 years of occupation.

The Gaza pullout, hailed by Palestinian militants as a victory and assailed by its Isra >>>


      MANY CASUALTIES IN BAGHDAD TRIPLE CAR BOMB––POLICE
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Three car bombs targeting a bus station in central Baghdad caused many casualties during the Wednesday morning rush hour, police said.

"There are many wounded and killed," one police officer said after two bombs went off within minutes of each other at the bustling Nahda bus >>>


      MASS BIRD DEATHS FOUND IN EUROPEAN RUSSIAN REGION
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian health workers have found mass bird deaths in a region to the west of the Ural mountains in what could become the first case of the deadly bird flu virus spreading to Europe, officials said on Wednesday.

Russia has fought to contain a bird flu outbreak since mid–July when >>>


      MILOSEVIC‘S SON‘S ACQUITTAL ANGERS SERBS
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      BELGRADE, Serbia–Montenegro –– It was just too much. The news that criminal charges against Slobodan Milosevic‘s son had been dropped left Snezana Sinadinovic speechless.

"All my hopes are gone now," the 30–year–old psychologist says. "I would not be surprised >>>


      MISTAKEN BOMB SUSPECT TACKLED BEFORE SHOT
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      LONDON –– An innocent Brazilian man shot dead by British police who mistook him for a London bombing suspect had taken a seat on a train and was tackled by police before being shot, according to an account of events broadcast Tuesday.

British police have said that 27–year–old electricia >>>


      N.KOREAN COMMUNISTS ON RARE VISIT TO SOUTH‘S LEADER
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean officials will hold a rare meeting with South Korean President Roh Moo–hyun on Wednesday, rounding off joint celebrations of their liberation anniversary, where talk of Pyongyang‘s nuclear program has been avoided.

Senior communist party official Kim Ki–na >>>


      PALESTINIANS RETURN TO BATTERED HOMES NEAR SETTLEMENT
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      A10 KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip, Aug. 16 –– As the Israeli army turned its attention to emptying the fortified settlements it spent decades guarding, Palestinians began returning to their own houses on this town‘s ragged edge, the side facing the sniper towers and tank revetments.

Pocked by bulle >>>


      PRAYERS AND TEARS IN GAZA‘S BIGGEST SETTLEMENT
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) – The haunting melody some Jews sang on their way to Nazi gas chambers echoed in a synagogue in Gaza‘s biggest Jewish settlement on Wednesday as weeping worshippers offered prayers against their evacuation.

"I believe, I believe," sang dozens of ultranat >>>


      RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY FOUNDER ATTENDS CHURCH
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      TAIZE, France –– Brother Roger, the '0–year–old founder of a religious community dedicated to ecumenicism and peace, was stabbed to death by a woman at an evening prayer service attended by 2,500 people, authorities said.

An all–night prayer vigil was held following the fatal >>>


      REPORT÷ N. KOREA MAY RETURN TO NUKE TREATY
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      MOSCOW –– A Russian envoy who recently met with Kim Jong Il said Wednesday the North Korean leader told him his country could return to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty if the United States stops threatening it, the Interfax news agency reported.

Konstantin Pulikovsky, presidential envoy to the >>>


      RUMSFELD, IN LATIN AMERICA, VOICES DEMOCRACY CONCERNS
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      By Josh WhiteWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, August 17, 2005; A08 ASUNCION, Paraguay, Aug. 16 –– Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, arriving in this South American capital Tuesday, said countries in the region should help strengthen democracy in Bolivia and suggested that governments in Cuba and V >>>


      RUSSIA OPPOSES USE OF FORCE AGAINST IRAN
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia opposes using force to stop Iran‘s nuclear program, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

"We favor further dialogue and consider the use of force in Iran counter–productive and dangerous, something which can have grave and hardly predictable consequen >>>


      RUSSIAN LEADER FLIES IN STRATEGIC BOMBER
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      MOSCOW –– He drives trucks and trains. He‘s sailed on a submarine and he‘s flown in a fighter jet. Add a flight in a supersonic strategic bomber and a cruise missile launch to the list of President Vladimir Putin‘s accomplishments.

After attending the Moscow International Air Show >>>


      SENTENCES CUT FOR CONVICTED BALI BOMBERS
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      JAKARTA, Indonesia –– Militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir and 17 other convicted Bali bombers have received sentence reductions of three to 4 1/2 months to mark Indonesia‘s independence day, wardens said Wednesday.

Bashir, the alleged spiritual head of the al–Qaida–linked terror grou >>>


      SERIES OF BOMB BLASTS RATTLE BANGLADESH
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      DHAKA, Bangladesh –– Dozens of small bombs blasts targeting mainly government offices and court buildings exploded in cities across Bangladesh on Wednesday, wounding at least 17 people, police said.

Authorities said the extent of the damage wasn‘t immediately known. The bombs appeared to be h >>>


      SPAIN SUSPECTS AFGHAN COPTER CRASH WAS ACCIDENT
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish investigators suspect an accident rather than an attack caused the military helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed all 17 Spanish soldiers on board, officials said on Wednesday.

But the armed forces still were not completely ruling out that the helicopter may have been sho >>>


      THOUSANDS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF BRAZIL‘S LULA
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) – Thousands of students and trade unionists demonstrated in support of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday as Brazil‘s Congress probed for evidence that could link him to a deepening corruption scandal.

The protest, the first of two scheduled for this week, was >>>


      THREE CAR BOMBS KILL 37 IN CENTRAL BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      AM BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Two car bombs targeting policemen exploded at a bus station in central Baghdad Wednesday, and a third detonated near a hospital were the wounded were being taken, killing at least 37 and wounding 58, officials said.

In the first of the coordinated strikes, a suicide car bomber t >>>


      TRIPLE BOMBING BREAKS BAGHDAD LULL, KILLS 43
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Three car bombs killed more than 40 people in a coordinated attack on a Baghdad bus station in the morning rush hour on Wednesday, ending a lull in insurgent attacks as Iraqi leaders resumed talks on a new constitution.

At least 43 people were killed and 76 wounded, an official in the >>>


      TROOPS BEGIN FORCED REMOVAL OF GAZA SETTLERS
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      By Scott WilsonWashington Post Foreign ServiceWednesday, August 17, 2005;
4÷33 AM NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip, Aug. 17 –– Police and soldiers moved through nine settlements in the Gaza Strip this morning and slowly but methodically began the process of evacuating settlers from their homes to the tea >>>


      TROOPS ENTER SETTLEMENTS IN GAZA STRIP
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      By Scott WilsonWashington Post Foreign ServiceWednesday, August 17, 2005; NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip, Aug. 17 –– Israeli soldiers moved from house to house early Wednesday in an emotional final attempt to compel anguished residents of this Jewish settlement to leave their homes voluntarily after a grace perio >>>


      TWO CAR BOMBS EXPLODE AT BAGHDAD BUS STOP
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Two car bombs driven by suicide attackers exploded Wednesday at a bus station in central Baghdad, police said.

Police said there were many civilian casualties. The al–Nahda bus station is one of the largest in the capital.

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      U.S. POLICY ON ‘AXIS OF EVIL‘ SUFFERS SPATE OF SETBACKS
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      August 17, 2005; A01 President Bush‘s campaign against what he once termed the "axis of evil" has suffered reverses on all three fronts in recent days that underscore the profound challenges confronting him 3 1/2 years after he vowed to take action.

First, multilateral talks orchestrated by the >>>


      WEALTHY MUSLIM NATIONS DO LITTLE TO STOP SPREAD OF POLIO
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      A decade ago, polio had been virtually eradicated in most developing nations, including in Muslim countries. In 2001, it reached an all–time low, with only 483 cases reported worldwide. But sadly, the polio saga does not yet have a happy ending.

In the past two years, the virus has begun to spread again. >>>


      WHERE EXACTLY IS TONY BLAIR? ON HOLIDAY.
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      C03 LONDON, Aug. 16 –– Where‘s Tony?

Prime Minister Tony Blair has left London and gone on vacation, that much the British public knows.

But just exactly where is Blair, one of the highest–profile public figures in the world, the leader of Britain‘s 60 million people, the >>>


      WOMAN SETS HERSELF ON FIRE IN ISRAEL
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      JERUSALEM –– A woman at a roadblock in southern Israel set herself on fire and was taken to a hospital in serious condition, police said.

The woman is believed to be a right–wing activist protesting Israel‘s Gaza Strip withdrawal, said police spokeswoman Sharon Brown.

The Haare >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      17 Spanish Peacekeepers Killed In Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan –– A helicopter carrying NATO peacekeepers crashed Tuesday in a western Afghan desert, and another flying with it made an emergency landing. Seventeen Spanish troops were killed and five were injured in the crash, the bigge >>>


      YOUNG CATHOLICS MAY PROVE A TOUGH CROWD FOR POPE
      Washington Post, 17-08-2005
      COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) – Pope Benedict will face the toughest crowd of his four–month–old papacy when he visits the World Youth Day festival in Germany, where more than 400,000 lively young Catholics are expected to greet him.

Although the youngsters from almost 200 countries are guarante >>>


      A NATIONAL OBSESSION
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      We need to build more houses, but it isn‘t nimbyism to argue they must be in the right places Max Hastings Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian I feel sorry for John Prescott. The mood will pass, of course. But the huge raspberry that greeted the unveiling of the winning schemes in his competition for cheap hou >>>


      A SHAMEFUL MESS OR THE BEST WE CAN EXPECT? EXPERTS GIVE THEIR VERDICTS
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Nick Davies spent two years investigating a badly flawed system. Here some of the key agencies analyse his conclusions Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian The criminal justice system doesn‘t work. It‘s a mess. It‘s a waste of money. It‘s a badly managed attempt to implement policies which wou >>>


      A US INVASION OF IRAN WOULD BE A DISASTER FOR BUSH
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian It is uplifting to read Dan Plesch‘s pragmatic comments on the "possible negative consequences of an attack on Iran" – "an increase in terrorism; a Shia rising in Iraq; Hizbullah and Iranian attacks on Israel; attacks on oil facilities along the Gulf and >>>


      ASIAN MEN TARGETED IN STOP AND SEARCH
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Huge rise in number questioned under anti–terror laws Vikram Dodd Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian The use of counter–terrorism stop and search powers has increased sevenfold since the July 7 attacks on Britain, with Asian people bearing the brunt of the increase, the Guardian has learned.

Pe >>>


      BLAIR‘S PLEA FOR ARRESTED UZBEKS
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Nick Paton Walsh in Moscow Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian Tony Blair has written to the newly elected president of Kyrgyzstan urging him not to extradite 15 Uzbeks who fled their country after troops opened fire on demonstrators in the southern town of Andijan. They are now wanted as "terrorists" by t >>>


      BSE TRANSMITTED BETWEEN SHEEP
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Incident at government test farm fuels new food fear James Meikle, health correspondent Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian BSE has been transmitted naturally between sheep for the first time, a study has shown. Confirmation that such a thing is possible reinforces fears that the disease may have entered sheep as we >>>


      CHIEF JUSTICE CALLS FOR NEW APPROACH TO LAW AND ORDER
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Nick Davies Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian The retiring lord chief justice, Lord Woolf, today makes a passionate plea for a new approach to law and order which would see a major shift away from punishment towards the solution of problems which generate crime.

Writing in today‘s Guardian, Lord Woo >>>


      CONCEPTIONS OF LAW
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Leader Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian There are limits to choice even in our consumer–dominated society. The answer to one of the 70 acute ethical issues raised in a government consultation paper on human fertilisation yesterday is predictable. A majority will not want people to be able to choose the gend >>>


      CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES UP FOR DISCUSSION AS SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES OUTSTRIP LEGISLATION
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Sarah Boseley Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian The government threw the debate over the future of fertility treatment open to the public yesterday, asking for views on a range of highly controversial issues – from choosing the sex of a baby to payment for those who give their eggs or sperm to infertile coup >>>


      DIARY
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Pendennis÷ Tell it like it is, Dolly Richard Ingrams÷ The genuine article Simon Hoggart‘s diary Marina Hyde‘s diary Prescott shows off boss‘s house Richard Ingrams‘s week÷ Write that book, Mr Blair Pendennis÷ Super trooper Simon Goodley‘s diary Backbench Diary S >>>


      GLASGOW CHASES COMMONWEALTH GAMES
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Kirsty Scott Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian Glasgow has become the UK‘s frontrunner to bid for the 2014 Commonwealth games after Scottish ministers gave their official backing to the city.

The first minister, Jack McConnell, confirmed yesterday that Holyrood would support the Glasgow bid and prov >>>


      INFLATION HITS EIGHT–YEAR HIGH
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Interest rate cut unlikely after petrol leads price rises Larry Elliott and Michael White Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian The prospect of further cuts in interest rates receded sharply yesterday after government figures showed soaring oil prices and less generous summer sales pushing inflation to its highest lev >>>


      LET‘S CALL TIME ON QUICK–FIX BRITAIN
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Julian Baggini Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian Britain may no longer be the sick man of Europe, but it is certainly the vomiting young woman of the continent. In town and city centres all over the country, visible and risible drunkenness is on the increase, with serious social costs. This week‘s batch of d >>>


      MINISTER TRIES TO DEFUSE A–LEVELS ROW
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Rebecca Smithers, education editor Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian The government will today seek to defuse the row about A–level standards as employers complain of confusion in the workplace about the value of the qualification and warn that failings in the education system have contributed to skills shor >>>


      NEW CLAIMS EMERGE OVER MENEZES DEATH
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Brazilian was held before being shot Police failed to identify him He made no attempt to run away Rosie Cowan, Duncan Campbell and Vikram Dodd Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian The young Brazilian shot dead by police on a London tube train in mistake for a suicide bomber had already been overpowered by a surveilla >>>


      POLICE ‘FAILING TO ENFORCE DRINK LAWS‘
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Rob Evans and Simon Bowers Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian Ministers have been privately frustrated at police failures to enforce existing laws to tackle Britain‘s growing binge drinking problem, according to internal Whitehall documents obtained by the Guardian.

They have been pressing police to >>>


      PROMOTE BRITISH VALUES TO STOP TERROR SAYS HOWARD
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Michael White, political editor Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian Britain‘s failure to prevent the emergence of "homegrown suicide bombers" arises from its reluctance to promote a positive national identity and too much emphasis on non–British traditions, Michael Howard claims today.

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      PUBLIC ASKED TO HELP REWRITE IVF LAW
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      NHS treatment should be the preserve of two–parent, heterosexual families, says minister at launch of consultation paper Sarah Boseley, health editor Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian NHS fertility treatment is to be strictly the privilege of the traditional two–parent, heterosexual family, the governm >>>


      SO AGAIN MORE CHILDREN ARE GETTING THREE AS. SO WHAT?
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Britain‘s education system has severe deformities – but not at the top Polly Toynbee Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian Tomorrow is the traditional August festival of A–levels, with all its familiar rituals. There will be pictures of pretty girls (never boys) shrieking and hugging next to stories >>>


      SOLDIERS‘ FAMILIES PRESS FOR IRAQ INQUIRY
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Press Association Wednesday August 17, 2005 The families of 17 soldiers killed in the war in Iraq and one who took his own life after returning to Britain are today launching a legal attempt to secure an independent inquiry into the legality of the conflict.

Their lawyers will lodge papers at the high court in >>>


      TALK ABOUT THE BRITISH DREAM
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Max Hastings÷ A national obsession Zoe Williams÷ Sobering and sexist More comment |
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      THESE ISLANDS NOW
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Leader Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian Faced with the challenge of rapid and radical social change, some people will always respond by pulling the metaphorical bedclothes over their heads and hoping that somehow things will always remain as they are – or were.

At first sight it may seem tempting t >>>


      UNEMPLOYMENT RISES FOR SIXTH MONTH RUNNING
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Mark Tran Wednesday August 17, 2005 The number of people claiming unemployment benefit rose for the sixth month in a row in July, official figures showed today.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the claimant count – people claiming jobseeker‘s allowance benefit – rose by 2,800 in >>>


      UNION FIGHT
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 The Guardian Tony Woodley hits the nail on the head when he says that in most European countries it would have not been possible to sack the Gate Gourmet workers in the cavalier manner of last week (Solidarity will have to be legalised, August 16).

However, may I remind him that Tony >>>


      UNION TALKS BREAK DOWN AT BA CATERER
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Tony Woodley÷ Solidarity will have to be legalised Roy Hattersley÷ Heathrow strike highlights plight of contract employees Unions threaten to empty the shelves at Morrison‘s Union launches online attack against Brunel Tube drivers‘ union raises terror fears Obituary÷ Kenneth Graham Fann >>>


      ‘ABLE DANGER‘ BARRED FROM INFORMING FBI
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 8÷46 AM WASHINGTON (AP) – An Army intelligence officer says his unit was blocked in 2000 and 2001 from giving the FBI information about a U.S.–based terrorist cell that included Mohamed Atta, the future leader of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said t >>>


      ‘ABLE DANGER‘ STOPPED FROM INFORMING FBI
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 1÷16 PM WASHINGTON (AP) – An Army intelligence officer said Wednesday he does not believe the '/11 commission pressed hard enough for documentation of claims that military intelligence found a U.S.–based terrorist cell that included Mohamed Atta, who turned out to be the >>>


      160 KILLED IN VENEZUELA PLANE CRASH
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 8÷31 AM AP Photo LCAR104 By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer MACHIQUES, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuelan investigators picked through the shattered wreckage of a plane that crashed with 160 people on board, trying to determine what caused the engines to fail in the country >>>


      1' SOLDIERS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING IN GA.
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 5÷16 AM FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) – A lightning strike amid a drenching rainstorm Tuesday sent 1' Fort Benning soldiers to the hospital.

Most of the soldiers were treated at Martin Army Community Hospital and released, although four remained hospitalized overnight for ob >>>


      ACT SCORES HOLD STEADY FOR HIGH SCHOOLS
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 6÷16 AM By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer Average scores on the ACT college entrance exam held steady across all subjects for the high school class of 2005 compared with last year‘s seniors, an indication that schools are treading water in their efforts to prepare students for co >>>


      AFGHAN HELICOPTER CRASH CALLED ACCIDENT
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 12÷01 PM AP Photo MAD104 By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) – The downing of a pair of NATO peacekeeping helicopters that killed 17 Spanish troops was an accident, a top Afghan defense ministry official said Wednesday after visiting the crash site with Sp >>>


      AFRICANS GOING HUNGRY ACROSS CONTINENT
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 '÷16 AM By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer GAO, Mali (AP) – To get a sense of Africa‘s unrelenting hunger, look no further than the fever–bright eyes of 17 severely malnourished infants languishing in a west African hospital.

Worse–than–n >>>


      AP÷ FORCES DISRUPT GROUP‘S TERROR TRAINING
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 1÷46 AM AP Photo MLA101 By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer MANILA, Philippines (AP) – 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 bat >>>


      BANGLADESH BOMBINGS KILL 1, INJURE 44
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 12÷31 PM AP Photo DHA102 By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press Writer DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) – Dozens of small bomb blasts rattled cities across Bangladesh on Wednesday as a series of carefully timed attacks by suspected Islamic militants killed at least one person, wounded at least 44 >>>


      BANGLADESH ROCKED BY BOMB ATTACKS
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 8÷16 AM DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) – Dozens of bomb blasts shook the capital and districts across Bangladesh on Wednesday, police said. Authorities were trying to assess the size of the bombs and extent of the damage.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but leafle >>>


      BULGARIA PARLIAMENT OKS NEW PRIME MINISTER
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 1÷46 AM AP Photo SOF101 By VESELIN TOSHKOV Associated Press Writer SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – Bulgaria‘s Parliament overwhelmingly approved the leader of the Socialist Party as the country‘s new prime minister on Tuesday, bringing to power his socialist–liberal coali >>>


      BUSH NEIGHBOR LETS WAR PROTESTERS USE LAND
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 2÷01 AM AP Photo TXSA114 By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – One of President Bush‘s neighbors will allow use of his land by dozens of war protesters who have camped in roadside ditches the past 11 days, giving them more room and halving their d >>>


      BUSH NOMINATES NAVY, AIR FORCE SECRETARIES
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 1÷31 AM By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – President Bush announced Tuesday that he has chosen an executive for a defense contractor to be and a Pentagon weapons buyer to be secretary of the Air Force.

Michael W. Wynne, Bush‘s pick for A >>>


      CALIF. TERROR PROBE YIELDS THIRD ARREST
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 4÷46 AM By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Pakistani citizen has been arrested in an investigation into a possible plot to attack the Israeli Consulate, California National Guard facilities and other Los Angeles–area targets, law enforcement off >>>


      COLOMBIAN AIRLINE SAYS ITS PLANES ARE SAFE
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 11÷31 AM By DAN MOLINSKI Associated Press Writer BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – The small Colombian airline whose plane crashed in Venezuela, killing 160 people, has a track record of mechanical and financial problems, but airline officials insisted they do not cut corners when it comes >>>


      CORETTA SCOTT KING HOSPITALIZED IN ATLANTA
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 1÷01 AM AP Photo NY113 By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer ATLANTA (AP) – Civil rights matriarch Coretta Scott King was in fair condition Tuesday after being hospitalized for an unspecified condition, a hospital official said.

King, 78, the widow of the Rev. Martin Lu >>>


      CORETTA SCOTT KING IN FAIR CONDITION
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 10÷01 AM AP Photo NY113 By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer ATLANTA (AP) – Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., was in fair condition after being hospitalized for an unspecified condition, officials said.

King, 78, went to an em >>>


      CORONER÷ YOUNG CHILD SURVIVED GREEK CRASH
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 11÷46 AM AP Photo ATH105 By DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated Press Writer ATHENS, Greece (AP) – A 5–year–old boy who was aboard the Cypriot airliner that crashed in Greece was still alive after the plane slammed into a mountainous area north of Athens, a coroner said Wednes >>>


      DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGERS MEET, SLAM NY MAYOR
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 3÷46 AM By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – The four Democrats hoping to unseat Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg met during their first debate Tuesday, using most of their time to criticize him rather than tussle with each other.

With just four weeks >>>


      EDWARDS SAYS POVERTY A KEY DEMOCRAT ISSUE
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 1÷01 AM By CURT WOODWARD Associated Press Writer SEATTLE (AP) – Democrats can build the party‘s national strength by pushing their policies in statehouses around the country, 2004 vice presidential candidate John Edwards told a group of legislators Tuesday.

Edwards, >>>


      EX–FBI WHISTLEBLOWER TO JOIN ‘PEACE MOM‘
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 5÷01 AM By PATRICK CONDON Associated Press Writer OAKDALE, Minn. (AP) – Former FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley, along with a state senator whose son died in Iraq, are headed to Texas this week to join a growing anti–war demonstration near President Bush‘s ranch.
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      EX–LOBBYISTS PLEAD INNOCENT IN SPY PROBE
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 2÷16 AM By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writer ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (AP) – Two former officials of a pro–Israel lobbying organization and a Defense Department official accused of feeding them classified information pleaded innocent Tuesday to charges they conspired in th >>>


      FOOD CRISES UNADDRESSED THROUGHOUT AFRICA
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 1÷16 PM AP Photo SVZ101 By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer GAO, Mali (AP) – To get a sense of Africa‘s unrelenting hunger, look no further than the fever–bright eyes of 17 severely malnourished infants languishing in a west African hospital.

Worse– >>>


      GAZA SETTLERS DEFY EVACUATION DEADLINE
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 1÷46 AM AP Photo XJRL101 By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (AP) – Thousands of Jewish settlers and supporters defied a Tuesday deadline to leave Gaza, pelting Israeli troops with eggs and stones and dancing around the Torah in celebration of their resi >>>


      GUATEMALA GANGS÷ GUARDS SUPPLIED WEAPONS
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 4÷01 AM AP Photo GUA103 By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AP) – Members of a violent Central American gang on Tuesday claimed they routinely pay prison guards to provide them with weapons, and they blamed a rival group for starting coordinated riots at >>>


      HARKIN TAPS EDWARDS TO HEADLINE FUNDRAISER
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 5÷01 AM By MIKE GLOVER AP Political Writer WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin has picked 2004 vice presidential candidate John Edwards as the headline speaker for his annual steak fry next month, a Democratic strategist said.

One of the Democratic Party‘s bi >>>


      HELICOPTER CRASH IN AFGHANISTAN KILLS 17
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 1÷46 AM AP Photo MAD104 By DANIEL COONEY Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A helicopter carrying NATO peacekeepers crashed in a western Afghan desert Tuesday and another flying with it made an emergency landing, killing 17 Spanish troops and injuring five others pr >>>


      HUNTER THOMPSON WIDOW TELLS AP OF SEND–OFF
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 2÷16 AM AP Photo COEA105 By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer WOODY CREEK, Colo. (AP) – A hand–scrawled note on the refrigerator in Hunter S. Thompson‘s kitchen says, Never call '11/Never/This means you/HST.‘‘ Over the sink, a snapshot shows >>>


      HURRICANE IRENE WEAKENS AS IT TRAVELS EAST
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 10÷31 AM MIAMI (AP) – A weakening Hurricane Irene continued its slow eastward path across the open Atlantic early Wednesday, forecasters said.

The Category 1 hurricane had top sustained winds near 85 mph, and was moving east at about 8 mph, according to the National Hurri >>>


      HURRICANE IRENE WEAKENS TO CATEGORY 1
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 4÷46 AM MIAMI (AP) – Hurricane Irene has begun to weaken while heading eastward into the Atlantic and away from land, the National Hurricane Center reported late Tuesday.

The hurricane had top sustained winds near '0 mph, down from 100 mph hours earlier, weakening fro >>>


      IRAQ LEADER PAVES WAY FOR LEGAL HANGINGS
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 1÷31 PM AP Photo BAG132 BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – President Jalal Talabani has paved the way for the first legal execution in Iraq since the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein, the presidential office said Wednesday. The case involves three men sentenced to hang for murdering three policemen. >>>


      IRAQI KURDS SAY THEY DON‘T PLAN TO SECEDE
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 1÷01 AM AP Photo BAG123 By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Kurdish leaders insisted Tuesday they have no plan to secede from Iraq even if they want the new constitution to give them the right to do so – one of the issues that forced a delay in f >>>


      ISRAEL BEGINS FORCIBLE EVACUATION BEGINS
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 6÷46 AM AP Photo XJRL103 By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (AP) – Hundreds of troops escorted by bulldozers marched in formation in the largest settlement in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in what the army said was the start of the forcible removal of res >>>


      ISRAEL BEGINS FORCIBLE EVACUATION IN GAZA
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 7÷16 AM AP Photo XJRL103 By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (AP) – Hundreds of troops escorted by bulldozers marched in formation in the largest settlement in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in what the army said was the start of the forcible removal of res >>>


      ISRAELI MILITARY CONVOY LEAVES FOR GAZA
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 4÷01 AM AP Photo XJRL103 REIM, Israel (AP) – The first Israeli military convoy left a huge staging area at dawn Wednesday, heading toward Gaza to forcibly evacuate Jewish settlers who defied the deadline to leave.

On Tuesday, as the deadline passed, thousands of settlers >>>


      ISRAELI SOLDIERS CLEAR OUT GAZA STRIP
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 1÷31 PM AP Photo JRL144 By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli troops dragged sobbing Jewish settlers out of homes, synagogues and even a nursery school Wednesday and hauled them onto buses in a massive evacuation, fulfilling Prime Minister A >>>


      ITALY MAY SEEK EXTRADITION OF BOMB SUSPECT
      Guardian, 17-08-2005
      Wednesday August 17, 2005 1÷31 AM ROME (AP) – Italian prosecutors said Tuesday they may seek to have a London bombings suspect arrested in Rome extradited to Britain only temporarily, so he could eventually return to face international terrorism charges here.

A lawyer representing Britain, however >>>



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