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      ISLAMIC RADICALS WARN OF CITY RIOTS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Mark Townsend Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer A radical Islamic group declared yesterday it would resist all attempts by Tony Blair to ban the organisation.

Officials of Hizb ut–Tahrir warned that the government‘s proposals would be interpreted by the Muslim community as part of an ‘anti&n >>>


      LETTING GO IS SO HARD FOR LEADERS TO DO
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Most occupants of Number 10 come to believe in their own indispensability. Will Tony Blair really be an exception? Andrew Rawnsley Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer A very senior retired civil servant, who has been at the scene of the unhappy exits of more than one Prime Minister, mused to me recently÷ ‘T >>>


      MINISTERS LINKED TO US CASINO CHIEFS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Antony Barnett, investigations editor Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer Dramatic new evidence about the close relationship between ministers and some of the most senior figures in US gambling, who were planning to build Las Vegas–style super casinos across Britain, can be revealed today.

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      ROBIN COOK DIES AFTER COLLAPSE ON MOUNTAIN
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Westminster mourns sudden death of leading Labour firebrand and orator Wife at 5'–year–old MP‘s side after failed resuscitation on Scottish hillside Gaby Hinsliff, Mark Townsend and Martin Bentham Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer Robin Cook, the former Foreign Secretary, died in hospital last ni >>>


      SEVEN WAYS TO STOP THE TERROR
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Islamic militancy is not inevitable and solutions are possible, says Jason Burke Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer It would be nice if there were a silver bullet. There isn‘t, of course, but current Islamic militancy has its origins not in the Middle Ages or in violence inherent in a major faith, but in real pro >>>


      SUPER TROOPER
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Pendennis Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer Everyone stay calm÷ Super Blunko‘s here. It‘s a message the former Home Secretary is peddling with ever greater urgency to friends in the media.

Not only has the erstwhile Clint Eastwood of the Home Office taken it upon himself to turn up uninvite >>>


      THE BIG CASINO BOSSES, THE VEGAS TRIPS AND THE MINISTERS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Antony Barnett reveals how, in a $100m lobbying campaign for the Gambling Bill, US firms did try to extract promises to alter money laundering laws, despite denials in the Commons Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer It is described as a ‘masterpiece of exquisite luxury‘. The five–star Venetian hotel in >>>


      THE CRACKDOWN
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Last week London‘s streets seemed half empty as fears of a bomb attack gripped Britain. Gaby Hinsliff and Martin Bright report on the agonised debate behind Tony Blair‘s series of tough new anti–terror measures Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer For those of the small group assembled in Tony Blair&lsq >>>


      TRIBUTES TO ‘ONE OF THE GREAT PARLIAMENTARIANS‘
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Press Association Saturday August 6, 2005 Deputy prime minister John Prescott tonight led the tributes to Robin Cook who died today after collapsing on a Scottish mountain.

He said÷ "This is truly sad and tragic news. "My thoughts are with Robin‘s family at this time and I offer them con >>>


      UNIONS THREATEN TO EMPTY THE SHELVES AT MORRISON‘S
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sarah Ryle, consumer business correspondent Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer Morrison‘s will be hit by an all–out strike lasting up to three days in its key distribution centres unless management talk to unions about changed working practices before the end of the month.

A strike would attack the >>>


      WHY I CANNOT BE PART OF THIS DIVISIVE WAR
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Robin Cook Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer This is an extract from Robin Cook‘s resignation speech to the House of Commons, 17 March 2003. It electrified Parliament and will be remembered as one of the most important addresses in modern Westminster history.

This is the first time for 20 years that I h >>>


      YOUNG ZEALOTS AT THE MOSQUE DOOR
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Muslims who run the leaflet gauntlet after prayers feel uneasy about banning radical groups, writes Tariq Panja Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer It is Friday afternoon in Manchester and worshippers from the city centre‘s Muslim Youth Foundation mosque begin to file out of the doors and head back to their places >>>


      ‘EROTIC SHOW‘ PLANNED FOR N.Y. FUNDRAISER
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 5÷46 PM NEW YORK (AP) – With his campaign for city council going no place fast, Victor Bernace felt he needed something special to spark interest in his next fundraiser. How about exotic dancers?

The New York Democrat said Saturday he plans to have bikini–clad go– >>>


      12 INJURED IN PARIS METRO FIRE
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 2÷46 AM PARIS (AP) – Fire broke out in a Paris Metro train Saturday, spreading to a second train and injuring 12 people before it was extinguished, officials said.

Paris subway officials said the fire may have been caused by a short circuit in one of the cars and was put out >>>


      20 HURT AS TRAIN HITS TRUCK IN CALIFORNIA
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 12÷16 AM SOMIS, Calif. (AP) – An Amtrak train collided with a dump truck crossing the tracks in Southern California, injuring 20 people, two of them seriously, officials said.

It was the second collision between an Amtrak train and a dump truck in the country this week. On Tu >>>


      6 NATIONS‘ STANCES IN N. KOREA NUKE TALKS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 5÷31 AM A look at each country‘s stance in six–nation North Korean disarmament talks in Beijing.

–UNITED STATES÷ Wants the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement‘‘ of North Korea‘s nuclear programs, both plutonium&nd >>>


      A LOOK AT ACCIDENTS INVOLVING SUBMARINES
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 '÷01 AM By The Associated Press 1103 Hundreds of crew members have died in accidents on submarines. Some recent accidents÷ Aug. 4, 2005÷ A Russian mini–submarine with seven people aboard snags on cables and gets stuck on the Pacific floor about 50 miles off Russia&ls >>>


      A LOOK AT U.S. MILITARY DEATHS IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 1÷01 AM By The Associated Press As of Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at least 1,827 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,411 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military‘s >>>


      ACTIVISTS MARK A–BOMB ANNIVERSARY IN U.S.
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 3÷01 AM AP Photo TNWP107 By BARRY MASSEY Associated Press Writer LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) – At the birthplace of the atomic bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki 60 years ago, survivors of those deadly blasts joined with hundreds of people Saturday in support of a global ban on nu >>>


      ALL 7 ABOARD RUSSIA MINI–SUB RESCUED ALIVE
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 10÷01 AM AP Photo MOSB110 By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer PETROPAVLOVSK–KAMCHATSKY, Russia (AP) – Seven people on board a submarine trapped for nearly three days under the Pacific Ocean were rescued Sunday after a British remote–controlled vehicle cut away t >>>


      ALL 7 ABOARD RUSSIAN SUBMARINE RESCUED
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 2÷01 PM AP Photo MOSB117 By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer PETROPAVLOVSK–KAMCHATSKY, Russia (AP) – Seven people on a submarine trapped for nearly three days under the Pacific Ocean were rescued Sunday after a British remote–controlled vehicle cut away undersea >>>


      ALL 7 RESCUED FROM RUSSIAN MINI–SUBMARINE
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 3÷01 PM AP Photo MOSB804 By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer PETROPAVLOVSK–KAMCHATSKY, Russia (AP) – Seven people on a Russian mini–submarine trapped for nearly three days on the Pacific floor were rescued Sunday when a British remote–controlled vehicle cu >>>


      ANGRY OUTSIDERS BOOSTING AL–QAIDA‘S RANKS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 7÷01 PM By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – They had roots in Pakistan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Jamaica÷ the suspected al–Qaida foot soldiers in Britain were immigrants or were children of immigrants – a new breed of recruits that underscores the cha >>>


      ANOTHER MARINE KILLED WEST OF BAGHDAD
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 6÷16 PM BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A U.S. Marine was killed in a suicide car bombing in a village west of Baghdad, the military said Sunday.

The Marine, assigned to Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, was killed Saturday in Amiriyah, a few miles south of Fallujah, the st >>>


      ARMY WHISTLEBLOWER DRAWS FIRE
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 1÷31 PM By DEBORAH HASTINGS AP National Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – In the world as Bunnatine Greenhouse sees it, people do the right thing. They stand up for the greater good and they speak up when things go wrong. She believes God has a purpose for each life and she prays every day for >>>


      BERLUSCONI‘S POLITICAL FUTURE IN DOUBT
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 '÷31 AM By ALESSANDRA RIZZO Associated Press Writer ROME (AP) – Silvio Berlusconi‘s political future is on the line as the premier‘s conservative allies are debating – for the first time – if he is the right man to lead the coalition in next year‘s el >>>


      BIG–NAME CONSERVATIVES TOUT ROBERTS TO ABA
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 2÷46 AM AP Photo WX102 By GINA HOLLAND Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) – Supreme Court nominee John Roberts skipped the American Bar Association‘s yearly meeting, but big–name conservatives like Kenneth Starr and Theodore Olson were there to promote his credentials.>>>


      BODY OF MISSING FLORIDA TEEN IS FOUND
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 4÷16 AM CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) – Campers discovered the burned body of a missing 17–year–old honor student in an abandoned refrigerator Saturday, and authorities said a teenage acquaintance and another man had confessed to killing her.

Annamarie Cruz Randazzo was l >>>


      BOMBS BECOMING BIGGEST KILLERS IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 3÷01 AM AP Photo BAG114 By ROBERT H. REID and JIM KRANE Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Bombs like the titanic roadside blast that killed 14 Marines last week are becoming the biggest killers of U.S. troops in Iraq, surpassing bullets, rockets and mortars, as insurgents w >>>


      BUSH‘S RADIO ADDRESS OPTIMISTIC ON ECONOMY
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 12÷46 AM AP Photo TXSA115 By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – President Bush is taking a quick break from vacationing at his Texas ranch to stir up enthusiasm about the economy – an issue where his poll numbers are low despite encouraging signs about >>>


      BUSH SAYS DEFICIT EFFORTS HELPING ECONOMY
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 2÷01 PM AP Photo TXSA115 By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – President Bush is taking a quick break from vacationing at his Texas ranch to stir up enthusiasm about the economy – an issue where his poll numbers are low despite encouraging signs about j >>>


      CABLES CUT AWAY FROM RUSSIAN MINI–SUB
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 3÷01 AM AP Photo MOSB107 By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer PETROPAVLOVSK–KAMCHATSKY, Russia (AP) – A British remote–controlled vehicle on Sunday cut away the cables that had snarled a Russian mini–submarine and its seven–man crew deep under the Pac >>>


      CHAIRMAN‘S STATEMENT AFTER NUCLEAR TALKS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 5÷46 AM The statement issued by host China following the announcement of a three–week recess in the six–party North Korean nuclear talks in Beijing÷ The first phase of the fourth round of the Six–Party Talks was held in Beijing from July 26th to August 7th >>>


      COLO. BANS YOUNG DRIVERS‘ CELL PHONES
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 1÷46 AM AP Photo CODZ101 By STEVEN K. PAULSON Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) – Beginning Monday, Colorado is banning young drivers from talking on cellular phones while they‘re behind the wheel – a small step more states are taking in hopes of promoting safety without >>>


      COLORADO RANGER‘S BODY FOUND AFTER 8 DAYS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 1÷01 AM AP Photo WXS201 ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) – A hiker found the body of a missing Rocky Mountain National Park ranger Saturday, eight days after the ranger apparently fell during a routine patrol, park officials said.

No further information on where Jeff Christensen was fo >>>


      DAD CHARGED WITH KIDNAP, RAPE OF DAUGHTER
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 2÷01 AM WALLACE, Idaho (AP) – A registered sex offender accused of trying to kill his 12–year–old daughter last month now faces additional charges, including rape and kidnapping.

John R. Tuggle, 37, was arraigned Friday on the additional charges. He already had be >>>


      DEMOCRATS FOCUS ON LATINO PARTNERSHIPS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 3÷16 AM By ABE LEVY Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Democrats took their fight for Hispanic votes to the president‘s home state Saturday, vowing to increase their party‘s appeal among the nation‘s fastest–growing minority group by giving Hispanics mo >>>


      DOOR PROBLEMS PROBED IN CANADA JET CRASH
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 12÷16 AM AP Photo OTTC102 By BETH DUFF–BROWN Associated Press Writer TORONTO (AP) – Investigators trying to determine why an Air France jet skidded off a runway said Saturday that only four of the aircraft‘s eight doors and emergency exits were used to escape the burning j >>>


      FAMILIES BEGIN FUNERALS FOR OHIO MARINES
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 12÷46 PM AP Photo CO103 By M.R. KROPKO Associated Press Writer WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) – The flag–draped caskets of two of the 16 Ohio Marines killed in recent attacks in Iraq arrived at Cleveland‘s airport Saturday evening, one saluted by his brother and fellow Marine.
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      FUNERAL HELD FOR OHIO MARINE SLAIN IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 5÷16 AM AP Photo CO103 By M.R. KROPKO Associated Press Writer WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) – The flag–draped caskets of two of the 16 Ohio Marines killed in recent attacks in Iraq arrived at Cleveland‘s airport Saturday evening, one saluted by his brother and fellow Marine.
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      HIROSHIMA MOURNS VICTIMS OF ATOMIC BOMB
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 2÷01 AM AP Photo XJK107 By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) – Capping a day of solemn remembrance, thousands of paper lanterns representing the souls of the dead were floated on a Hiroshima river Saturday near ground zero for the world‘s first atomic b >>>


      HIROSHIMA SURVIVORS CALL FOR BAN ON NUKES
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 10÷31 AM AP Photo NVJC105 By BARRY MASSEY Associated Press Writer LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) – Survivors of the deadly blasts that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki 60 years ago joined hundreds of activists in support of a global ban on nuclear weapons.

They rallied Saturday at th >>>


      INDONESIA TERRORISTS MAY BE IN PHILIPPINES
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 8÷31 AM By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Ten suicide attackers from Indonesia are suspected of entering the Philippines and could be trying to acquire explosives for attacks in the country, the national security adviser and a news report said Sunday.
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      IRAN REJECTS EUROPEAN NUCLEAR PROPOSAL
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 12÷16 AM AP Photo XHS10' By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iranian leaders rejected a European proposal designed to calm Western fears their nuclear program could be used to develop weapons, saying Saturday the offer failed to recognize Iran‘s >>>


      IRAQI LEADERS SEEK CONSTITUTION AGREEMENT
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 6÷46 PM AP Photo BAG112 By QASSIM ABDUL–ZAHRA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraq‘s president urged a spirit of compromise as political leaders gathered Sunday to try to resolve differences over a new constitution that is supposed to be approved by parliament >>>


      IRAQI LEADERS WORK TO RESOLVE DIFFERENCES
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 5÷16 PM AP Photo BAG116 By QASSIM ABDUL–ZAHRA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraq‘s president urged a spirit of compromise as political leaders gathered Sunday to try to resolve differences over a new constitution that is supposed to be approved by parliament >>>


      ISRAELI FINANCE MINISTER NETANYAHU QUITS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 2÷16 PM AP Photo JRL114 JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resigned from his post Sunday to protest next week‘s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and part of the West Bank, a ministry official said.

Netanyahu submitted a letter of resignation duri >>>


      ISRAELI FINANCE MINISTER RESIGNS OVER GAZA
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 2÷46 PM AP Photo JRL122 JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resigned from his post Sunday to protest next week‘s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and part of the West Bank, a ministry spokesman said.

Netanyahu, seen as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon& >>>


      JUSTICE STEVENS CRITICIZES DEATH PENALTY
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 4÷31 AM AP Photo ILAF103 By GINA HOLLAND Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) – Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens issued an unusually stinging criticism of capital punishment Saturday evening, telling lawyers that he was disturbed by serious flaws.‘‘ Steven >>>


      KOREA TALKS COULD BE SUSPENDED, CHINA SAYS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 3÷01 AM AP Photo BEJ106 By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – Envoys at deadlocked North Korean nuclear talks met again Sunday in a final effort to produce a joint statement meant to guide future negotiations, but talks could be suspended if no agreement is reached, t >>>


      MAURITANIA LEADER÷ NO JUNTA MEMBERS TO RUN
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 3÷01 AM NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) – Mauritania‘s new military strongman, who overthrew the president in a bloodless coup this week, assured politicians Saturday that no member of the 17–man junta will run in elections they say will take place in less than two years.
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      MAURITANIAN GOVERNMENT RESIGNS AFTER COUP
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 4÷16 PM AP Photo XAN107 By AHMED MOHAMED Associated Press Writer NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) – Mauritania‘s prime minister and his Cabinet resigned Sunday, clearing the way for the desert nation‘s new military strongman to name a government after last week‘s coup to >>>


      MOM OF DECEASED GI SEEKS MEETING WITH BUSH
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 4÷01 PM AP Photo TXSA101 By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – A determined mother of a fallen U.S. soldier who has pledged to hold a roadside peace protest near President Bush‘s ranch until he talks to her said Sunday that she met with the president sh >>>


      MOM OF SLAIN GI HOLDS VIGIL IN CRAWFORD
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 7÷01 PM AP Photo TXSA101 By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – The mother of a fallen U.S. soldier who is holding a roadside peace vigil near President Bush‘s ranch shares the same grief as relatives mourning the deaths of Ohio Marines, yet their views >>>


      MOM PROTESTING IRAQ WAR MEETS BUSH AIDES
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 1÷01 AM AP Photo TXSA101 By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – The angry mother of a fallen U.S. soldier staged a protest near President Bush‘s ranch Saturday, demanding an accounting from Bush of how he has conducted the war in Iraq.

Supported >>>


      NORTH KOREA TALKS RECESSING, CHINA SAYS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 4÷46 AM AP Photo BEJ105 By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – Envoys to deadlocked North Korean nuclear talks will take a recess, the Chinese government announced Sunday after a record 13 days of meetings failed to bring agreement on a joint statement meant to guide f >>>


      NORTH KOREAN DISARMAMENT TALKS SUSPENDED
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 10÷01 AM AP Photo BEJ104 By ALEXA OLESEN Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – Envoys to North Korean disarmament talks on Sunday suspended their meetings for three weeks, deadlocked over the North‘s insistence on retaining a peaceful nuclear program.

The latest round >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 1÷16 AM By The Associated Press Robin Cook LONDON (AP) – Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, who quit Prime Minister Tony Blair‘s Cabinet in 2003 to protest the Iraq war, died Saturday after collapsing on a Scottish mountain while walking with his wife. He was 5'.>>>


      PALESTINIAN LEGAL SYSTEM SHUT IN PROTEST
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 4÷31 AM By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Palestinian judges and lawyers shut down the Palestinian legal system Saturday until further notice to protest recent attacks against senior legal officials.

The shutdown was announced in a stateme >>>


      PASSENGERS DESCRIBE PLANE CRASH IN SICILY
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 4÷01 PM AP Photo ALT108 By AIDAN LEWIS Associated Press Writer PALERMO, Sicily (AP) – Rosanna Di Cesare was flying to Tunisia on vacation with her boyfriend and his mother when their airliner suffered engine troubles and tried to make an emergency landing in Sicily.

But the T >>>


      PASSENGERS RECOUNT MEDITERRANEAN CRASH
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 5÷01 PM AP Photo ALT108 By AIDAN LEWIS Associated Press Writer PALERMO, Sicily (AP) – Rosanna Di Cesare was flying to Tunisia on vacation with her boyfriend and his mother when their airliner suffered engine troubles and tried to make an emergency landing in Sicily.

But the T >>>


      PLANE CRASH OFF SICILY KILLS AT LEAST 13
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 1÷46 AM AP Photo PMO104 By AIDAN LEWIS Associated Press Writer PALERMO, Sicily (AP) – A Tunisian airliner that reportedly lost engine power Saturday plunged into the choppy Mediterranean while trying to make an emergency landing in Sicily, and at least 13 people were killed, officials >>>


      POLICE÷ PEARL SUSPECT ADMITS AL–QAIDA TIES
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 1÷16 AM By ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writer LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) – An Islamic militant accused of arranging an initial meeting between a slain Wall Street Journal reporter and his kidnappers has confessed to working with high–level al–Qaida operatives, police said Sat >>>


      RECORDS DETAIL INMATE FIGHTS AT GUANTANAMO
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 12÷46 AM By BEN FOX Associated Press Writer SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Detainees at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have clashed at least 16 times, including one man who claims he has been beaten by fellow prisoners because he practices a different form of Islam t >>>


      RESCUE DELAYED AFTER RUSSIA SUB CUT FREE
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 4÷31 AM AP Photo MOSB107 By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer PETROPAVLOVSK–KAMCHATSKY, Russia (AP) – A British remote–controlled vehicle on Sunday cut away the cables that had snarled a Russian mini–submarine and its seven–man crew deep under the Pac >>>


      RESCUERS SEEK TWO MISSING IN SICILY CRASH
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 2÷01 PM AP Photo ALT106 By AIDAN LEWIS Associated Press Writer PALERMO, Sicily (AP) – Rosanna Di Cesare was flying to Tunisia on vacation with her boyfriend and his mother when their airliner suffered engine troubles and tried to make an emergency landing in Sicily. But the Tuninter A >>>


      RUSSIAN SUB SURFACES NEARLY 3 DAYS LATER
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 5÷01 AM AP Photo MOSB107 By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer PETROPAVLOVSK–KAMCHATSKY, Russia (AP) – A Russian mini–submarine trapped for nearly three days under the Pacific Ocean surfaced Sunday after a British remote–controlled vehicle cut away the under >>>


      RUSSIAN SUB SURFACES; ALL SEVEN CREW ALIVE
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 6÷01 AM AP Photo MOSB104 By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer PETROPAVLOVSK–KAMCHATSKY, Russia (AP) – Seven submarine crew members trapped for nearly three days under the Pacific Ocean were rescued Sunday after a British remote–controlled vehicle cut away the und >>>


      SEARCH ENDS FOR MISSING UTAH BOY SCOUT
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 '÷16 AM SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The family of a 12–year–old Boy Scout missing almost a year in rugged mountain terrain said they would no longer search for the boy‘s remains after an unsuccessful three–day effort.

The family of Garrett Bardsley had o >>>


      SERVICE HELD FOR OHIO MARINE SLAIN IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 2÷01 AM AP Photo CO103 By SARAH ANDERSON Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – More than anything, Robyn Williams will miss her little brother‘s smile. It was angelic. There‘s no other way to describe it,‘‘ she said during a standing–roo >>>


      SUICIDE BOMBER DETONATES TANKER IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 '÷16 AM TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) – A suicide bomber driving an empty fuel tanker detonated his vehicle Sunday near a provincial police headquarters in Tikrit, killing at least two people, police said.

The attacker blew up the vehicle before he reached the back entrance to the st >>>


      SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS TWO IN CENTRAL IRAQ
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 12÷16 PM AP Photo BAG116 By QASSIM ABDUL–ZAHRA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A suicide bomber driving an empty fuel tanker detonated his vehicle Sunday near a police station in central Iraq, killing at least two people, police said.

Three Iraqi soldiers a >>>


      SURVIVORS MARK ANNIVERSARY OF HIROSHIMA
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 '÷01 AM AP Photo CAMS104 By BARRY MASSEY Associated Press Writer LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) – Survivors of the deadly blasts that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki 60 years ago joined hundreds of activists in support of a global ban on nuclear weapons.

They rallied Saturday at >>>


      SUSPECT CHARGED IN FAILED LONDON ATTACKS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 2÷01 AM AP Photo NY124 By ED JOHNSON Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – London police on Saturday charged a suspect in the failed July 21 attacks with conspiracy to murder and possession of explosives

– the first charges to be laid in Britain against any of the would >>>


      SUSPECTED REBELS BLOW UP INDIA PIPELINE
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 1÷16 PM GAUHATI, India (AP) – Suspected separatist rebels Sunday blew up a crucial oil pipeline and nearby homes in India‘s northeast, shutting down operations, police said.

No one was hurt in the pre–dawn attack at the pipeline of the state–run Oil India Lt >>>


      THOSE WHO PRAISED BOMBERS COULD BE CHARGED
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 3÷46 PM AP Photo NY124 By CATHERINE MCALOON Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – Islamic militants who have voiced support for the bloody July 7 terror bombings in London could face charges of treason, the Attorney General‘s Office said Sunday.

It said prosecutors migh >>>


      THOUSANDS PROTEST RULING ON HAWAII SCHOOLS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 5÷46 AM By ALEXANDRE DA SILVA Associated Press Writer HONOLULU (AP) – Blowing conch shells and chanting Hawaiian prayers, some 15,000 people marched through downtown Honolulu Saturday to protest a federal court ruling striking down Kamehameha Schools‘ Hawaiians–only admiss >>>


      THREAT CLOSES U.S. EMBASSY IN SAUDI 2 DAYS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 5÷16 PM By DONNA ABU–NASR Associated Press Writer RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) – The U.S. Embassy and consulates in Saudi Arabia will be closed Monday and Tuesday because of a threat against U.S. government buildings, the embassy said Sunday.

In a statement, the embassy sa >>>


      TOWER THAT SUPPORTED ROCKET TORN DOWN
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 7÷01 PM CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A 17'–foot steel tower that supported rocket launches during the moon race in the 1'60s has been demolished at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Engineers used 171 pounds of explosives Saturday to bring down the rusty orange & >>>


      TRAPPED RUSSIAN SUB REPORTEDLY SURFACES
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 4÷46 AM AP Photo MOSB107 By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer PETROPAVLOVSK–KAMCHATSKY, Russia (AP) – A Russian mini–submarine that was trapped for nearly three days under the Pacific Ocean surfaced Sunday after a British remote–controlled vehicle cut away >>>


      TROPICAL STORM HARVEY WAY OUT IN ATLANTIC
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 4÷16 AM MIAMI (AP) – Tropical Storm Harvey moved north Saturday in the open Atlantic Ocean, while a tropical depression to the south was becoming better organized, forecasters said.

At 11 p.m. EDT, Harvey had sustained winds near 60 mph and was located about 585 miles east&nd >>>


      TWO U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED IN CENTRAL IRAQ
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 7÷31 AM BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A roadside bomb killed two U.S. soldiers and injured three in central Iraq, the U.S. command said Sunday.

The patrol with Task Force Liberty was hit Saturday evening in the city of Samarra, about 60 miles north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said i >>>


      TWO U.S. TROOPS KILLED BY BOMB IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 8÷31 AM AP Photo JLS105 By QASSIM ABDUL–ZAHRA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Three Iraqi soldiers were killed in a drive–by shooting in Baghdad on Sunday and the U.S. military said two American soldiers had died in a roadside bombing in central Iraq.

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      U.K. VEHICLE LOWERED TOWARD RUSSIAN SUB
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 12÷31 AM AP Photo MOSB106 By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer PETROPAVLOVSK–KAMCHATSKY, Russia (AP) – Rescue crews began lowering a British remote–controlled underwater vehicle to a Russian mini–submarine trapped deep under the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, hop >>>


      VEHICLE BEGINS CUTTING CABLE TANGLING SUB
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 12÷46 AM AP Photo MOSB107 By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer PETROPAVLOVSK–KAMCHATSKY, Russia (AP) – Rescue crews lowered a British remote–controlled underwater vehicle to a Russian mini–submarine trapped deep under the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, hoping to >>>


      WASH. WILDFIRE BURNS THROUGH 6,000 ACRES
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 12÷46 PM LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) – A fire burned through 6,000 acres in southeast Washington state, threatening about 25 homes and forcing the occupants to evacuate, officials said.

State officials announced Saturday they would free up resources to fight the fire about 20 mil >>>


      WILDFIRE THREATENS 25 HOMES IN WASH.
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 12÷16 PM LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) – A fire burned through 6,000 acres in southeast Washington state, threatening about 25 homes and forcing the occupants to evacuate, officials said.

State officials announced Saturday they would free up resources to fight the fire about 20 mil >>>


      WILDFIRE THREATENS 25 HOMES IN WASH. STATE
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 2÷31 PM LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) – A 6,000–acre wildfire threatened about 25 homes in southeast Washington state and evacuation warnings had been issued for residents, officials said.

State officials announced Saturday they would free up resources elsewhere to fight the >>>


      ZAMBIA DEPORTS BRITON PROBED IN BOMBINGS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 4÷46 PM By LAWRENCE THOMPSON Associated Press Writer LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) – Zambian authorities deported a Briton questioned in connection with the deadly July 7 London transit bombings and suspected of having links to al–Qaida, a senior official said Sunday.

Britain sen >>>


      ZAMBIA DEPORTS TERROR SUSPECT TO BRITAIN
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Sunday August 7, 2005 12÷01 PM By LAWRENCE THOMPSON Associated Press Writer LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) – Zambia deported on Sunday a Briton who has been questioned in connection with the July 7 London transit bombings and is suspected of links to al–Qaida, a senior Zambian official said.

Britain se >>>


      ‘A LITTLE BOTULISM NEVER HURT ANYONE‘
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Joan Rivers‘s husband committed suicide; she has been $37 million in debt. But now, at 72, she‘s best friends with Camilla and says her long career is a miracle – almost as much of a miracle as Botox ...

Lynn Barber Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer So many people had told me that I‘d >>>


      ‘BRITONS CANNOT RESTORE OLD VALUES, BUT WE CAN STOP MOCKING THOSE WHO CARE‘
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Cristina Odone Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon attributed Alaric‘s seizure of Rome to the moral decay of its citizens. Wife–swapping, debauched parties and deviant behaviour were routine (the emperor Nero was rumoured to have married a castrated >>>


      ‘I BLAME RACISM IN THE SCHOOLS‘
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Mother of Stephen Lawrence attacks education system as a Liverpool suburb agonises over axe murder Jamie Doward, social affairs editor Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer The mother of Stephen Lawrence, whose racially motivated murder became a cause clbre, has launched a damning attack on Britain‘s education syste >>>


      ‘RACE HAS BEEN A GLARING NON–ISSUE‘
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Anthony Walker‘s murder in Huyton was a harsh slap in the face for people who date interracially Zoe Smith Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer This week‘s headlines reporting the death of Anthony Walker were a shock to the system. That a teenage boy could be axed to death by racists just because he chose to >>>


      A COMMUNITY GRIEVES FOR ANTHONY AND CONFRONTS ITS OWN UGLY TRUTHS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Jamie Doward, social affairs editor Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer She stood on the pavement, cheeks pinched, lips pursed in private grief.

As she read the myriad handwritten tributes to Anthony Walker fluttering on the railings next to where he fell, an axe buried in his head, Agnes Gregg was close to tea >>>


      A LIFETIME PASSION FOR POLITICS
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Focus÷ The key features of Blair‘s terror package Robin Cook÷ Why I cannot be part of this divisive war Clerics facing new law jail threat Focus÷ Seven ways to stop the terror Acerbic master of the dispatch box An intellect that enthralled the House and made us think Focus÷ The crackdo >>>


      A NEW LIFE FOR THE NOVEL
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      After '/11, writers feared that the new age of terror would overwhelm their ability to reflect the world. But it has only heightened their powers.

As the Booker panel prepares to announce its longlist, a former judge argues that this is the best year yet for British fiction since the prize began Jason Cowl >>>


      ACERBIC MASTER OF THE DISPATCH BOX
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      The parliamentarian In a media age, Robin Cook dominated with the time–honoured skills of the MP, writes Andrew Rawnsley Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer Robin Cook once described the corridor that leads to the chamber of the House of Commons as ‘the longest walk‘.

Formidable as he was in t >>>


      AN INTELLECT THAT ENTHRALLED THE HOUSE AND MADE US THINK
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Denis MacShane recalls his friend‘s Foreign Office days Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer The point about Robin Cook is that he was always there ahead of most. Time and again, in the red leather armchairs that fill the Foreign Secretary‘s historic office, Robin would be miles ahead of officials and his pol >>>


      BEYOND THE GRAVE÷ DUDLEY‘S CAREER IS REHABILITATED AT LAST
      Guardian, 07-08-2005
      Vanessa Thorpe, arts and media correspondent Sunday August 7, 2005 The Observer For decades he‘s been portrayed as the underdog of the eponymous Pete and Dud show – the timid straight guy to Peter Cook‘s coruscating funny man.

But now the reputation of Dudley Moore is set to emerge posthumous >>>



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