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      ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE HITS GAZA CITY
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 5:16 PM GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – An Israeli aircraft attacked a target in Gaza City on Friday, and Palestinian officials said there were several casualties.

The army confirmed it had carried out an air strike but released no further information.

A loud explosion rocked Gaz >>>


      JUDGE LIFTS PUNISHMENT FOR RELUCTANT JUROR
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 2:01 PM DETROIT (AP) – A federal grand juror who was ordered to sit on a court bench three days a week, every other week, after he balked at serving on the jury has been freed from his punishment.

U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman lifted the Feb. 14 order on Thursday. William Sch >>>


      KENNEDY BLAMES ACCIDENT ON MEDICATIONS
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 3:16 AM AP Photo WX10' By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Patrick Kennedy crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti–nausea drug that >>>


      KENNEDY BLAMES ACCIDENT ON SLEEP MEDICINE
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 3:31 AM AP Photo WX10' By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Patrick Kennedy crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti–nausea drug that >>>


      KENNEDY BLAMES CRASH ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 2:16 PM AP Photo WX10' WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Patrick Kennedy says he‘d taken a prescription anti–nausea drug that can cause drowsiness, but consumed no alcohol, before crashing his car near the Capitol.

In a statement, Kennedy, D–R.I., said the attending physicia >>>


      KENNEDY CONFIRMS CAR CRASH NEAR CAPITOL
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 3:16 AM AP Photo WX10' By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Patrick Kennedy crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had had no alcohol before the accident.

Kennedy, D–R.I., a >>>


      LOCAL POLICE FACE IMMIGRATION DILEMMA
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 1:31 AM AP Photo NY116 By GIOVANNA DELL‘ORTO Associated Press Writer TIFTON, Ga. (AP) – Since the killings of six Mexican workers in home robberies last fall, police in this south Georgia town have tried to win the trust of thousands of immigrants who come to pick peanuts, peaches and cot >>>


      MASS. COURT WEIGHS GAY–MARRIAGE VOTE
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 3:46 AM AP Photo MABT101 By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer BOSTON (AP) – The same court that made Massachusetts the first state to legalize gay marriage is now mulling whether citizens have the right to get around its ruling by amending the state constitution to define marriage as the un >>>


      MOUSSAOUI SENTENCED TO LIFE AT SUPERMAX
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 1:31 AM AP Photo COCOL202 By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN and MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writers ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui was sentenced Thursday to spend his life in the country‘s strictest prison, scolding Americans on the way for missing a chance to lea >>>


      MSHA EXPERT: SAGO AIR PACKS NOT FULLY USED
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 3:46 AM AP Photo WVDS113 By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) – A mine safety expert said Thursday that air packs recovered from the Sago Mine had not been used to full capacity before trapped miners discarded them, provoking an angry response from victims‘ relati >>>


      N.Y. JURY DEADLOCKS IN TERROR–TIES CASE
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 1:46 AM By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after a jury deadlocked on whether a San Diego student lied about his associations with a Sept.
11, 2001, hijacker in the days after the terrorist attacks.

The jury in federal c >>>


      NASA NEEDS NEW BLOOD, REPORT RECOMMENDS
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 5:46 PM By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA‘s work force is graying and the agency lacks a long–term plan for luring qualified workers to help send astronauts to the moon and Mars, a National Research Council report says.

NAS >>>


      OHIO‘S LARGEST COUNTY STILL COUNTING VOTES
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 3:31 AM By CONNIE MABIN Associated Press Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – The state‘s largest county counted ballots and searched for lost voting–machine memory cards Thursday, two days after widespread voting problems blemished Ohio‘s first election without punch–card ballots.>>>


      PENTAGON SURFING THOUSANDS OF JIHAD SITES
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 3:16 AM By KATHERINE SHRADER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A Pentagon research team monitors more than 5,000 jihadist Web sites, focusing daily on the 25 to 100 most hostile and active, defense officials say.

The team includes 25 linguists, who cover multiple dialects of th >>>


      POLICE CITE KENNEDY FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 5:31 PM AP Photo DCLB103 By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Patrick Kennedy was cited for three traffic violations after his early morning car crash near the Capitol, according to a police report.

The report by a U.S. Capitol Police officer said Kennedy, D&nd >>>


      REPORT COMPARES LAWS ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 5:31 PM By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Defending his House–passed immigration bill that sparked street protest by millions of immigrants, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a report Friday showing that several countries are harsher than the U >>>


      REPORT: KATRINA CONTRACTORS BILK TAXPAYERS
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 1:31 AM By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – While removing enough debris to cover Britain, contractors working on hurricane recovery have overbilled the government in a $63 billion operation that only will get more expensive, according to a House report Thursday.

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      SENATE PASSES CRACKDOWN ON SEX OFFENDERS
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 6:01 AM WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Thursday passed sweeping legislation to set mandatory minimum sentences for people convicted of sex crimes against children and set up a public database linking state lists of sex offenders.

By voice vote, the Senate approved the bill, sponsored >>>


      SERBS ARREST 3 SUSPECTED OF AIDING MLADIC
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 6:16 AM BELGRADE, Serbia–Montenegro (AP) – Three people suspected of helping war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic avoid capture were arrested Thursday, one day after the European Union froze aid and trade talks with Belgrade for its failure to detain the ex–Bosnian Serb army commander.< >>>


      SUDAN REBELS CONSIDERING PEACE PROPOSAL
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 1:16 AM AP Photo XGO105 By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) – Sudanese rebels cautiously welcomed U.S.–backed proposals to salvage a peace agreement for Darfur Thursday and the international community urged them to finally accept the deal aimed at resolving a cris >>>


      SUDAN, REBEL GROUP TO SIGN PEACE PLAN
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 1:46 PM AP Photo XGO105 By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) – Sudan‘s government and the largest Darfur rebel group agreed Friday to sign a peace plan, a top U.S. envoy said, marking major progress in an internationally backed effort to end the death and destructi >>>


      TEXT: STATEMENTS FROM REP. PATRICK KENNEDY
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 5:46 PM By The Associated Press Text of statements on Rep. Patrick Kennedy‘s traffic accident:

–– Kennedy‘s first statement, released by his press secretary: I was involved in a traffic incident last night at First and C Street SE near the US Capitol. I cons >>>


      TONY BLAIR SHAKES UP CABINET AFTER LOSSES
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo LKW10' By BETH GARDINER Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – Prime Minister Tony Blair fired his foreign secretary who had taken different tack on Iran and reportedly expressed doubts about the Iraq war in a wide–ranging Cabinet shuffle Friday, a day after the govern >>>


      VATICAN LASHES OUT AT CHINA OVER BISHOPS
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 6:16 AM AP Photo XHG105 By FRANCES D‘EMILIO Associated Press Writer VATICAN CITY (AP) – The Vatican lashed out at Beijing Thursday after China‘s state–controlled church ordained two bishops without papal consent, calling the move a great wound to the unity of the chu >>>


      VIDEO SHOWS AL–ZARQAWI FUMBLING WITH RIFLE
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 1:16 AM AP Photo BAG118 By TAREK EL–TABLAWY Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Abu Musab al–Zarqawi is shown wearing American tennis shoes and unable to operate his automatic rifle in video released Thursday by the U.S. military as part of a propaganda war aimed at undercu >>>


      VOTE ON TAX BREAKS FOR INVESTORS DELAYED
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 3:31 AM By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A $70 billion tax package that would extend tax breaks for investors and protect 15 million middle–income families from a tax designed for the wealthy ran into roadblocks Thursday in a fight involving the tax treatment of >>>


      WAR FUNDING CLEARS SENATE, FIGHT EXPECTED
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 3:31 AM By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Thursday passed a $10' billion bill to pay for war in Iraq and hurricane relief at home, knowing it would ignite a battle with the White House and House conservatives determined to shear it of $14 billion in el >>>


      WIS. MAN GUILTY OF KEEPING SEX SLAVE
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Friday May 5, 2006 5:31 PM STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) – A man accused of kidnapping his neighbor and holding her captive as a sex slave for more than two weeks was found guilty Friday of all but one charge against him.

A jury found Randall Fisher, 45, of Sturgeon Bay, guilty of kidnapping, false imprisonmen >>>


      ‘NOTHING SHOULD SATISFY SHORT OF THE BEST‘
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      CP Scott Thursday May 5, 1'21 The Guardian A newspaper, to be of value, should be a unity ... Editor and business manager should march hand in hand, the first, be it well understood, just an inch or two in advance. Of the staff much the same thing may be said.

They should be a friendly company. They need n >>>


      ‘YOU‘LL DIE WITH WHIMPER,‘ MOUSSAOUI TOLD
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Judge in heated exchange as defendant abuses court Life sentence in solitary with no hope of release Suzanne Goldenberg in Alexandria Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian With a final curse on his lips, Zacarias Moussaoui, the only man held accountable on US soil for the September 11 2001 terror attacks, was led from a cour >>>


      150 FIRMS TAKE ON THE TAXMAN OVER ‘CAROUSEL FRAUD‘
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Court gives preliminary go–ahead to joint action Innocent traders caught up in VAT clampdown Ashley Seager Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian The high court yesterday took the first step in allowing a group of up to 150 companies to make damages claims against the government which could run into hundreds of millions >>>


      63–YEAR–OLD TO BECOME BRITAIN‘S OLDEST MOTHER
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Sarah Boseley, health editor Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian The 63–year–old child psychiatrist set to become Britain‘s oldest mother appeared to take controversy in her stride yesterday, saying she was very happy to be pregnant but requesting privacy for the sake of the family life she and her husban >>>


      ADAPT, DON‘T DESTROY: LEEDS IS THE TEMPLATE TO REVIVE OUR SCARRED CITIES
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      The philosopher Jane Jacobs was a fierce critic of urban planners, convinced they create toys for totalitarians Simon Jenkins Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian The most unsung hero of 20th–century ideas died last week. In a single, devastating book Jane Jacobs crammed insights in human behaviour as deep as any by F >>>


      AT A GLANCE: THE CABINET RESHUFFLE
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Staff and agencies Friday May 5, 2006 John Prescott Remains deputy prime minister but is stripped of his departmental brief Charles Clarke Sacked, goes to backbenches John Reid Becomes home secretary Jack Straw Becomes leader of the Commons Margaret Beckett Becomes foreign secretary Geoff Hoon Becomes Europe minister w >>>


      BAM‘S HOTEL OF HOPE
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      A guesthouse owner is rebuilding from the rubble of Iran‘s 2003 earthquake disaster in which 40,000 died. Robert Tait reports Friday May 5, 2006 Akbar Panjalizadeh outside his guesthouse. Photograph: Robert Tait

It is worlds removed from the sumptuous creature comforts of a five–star hotel. There i >>>


      BEHIND THIS OUTCRY LURKS THE IMAGE OF A HAGGARD WITCH AND HER DEMON CHILD
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Are those horrified about a 63–year–old woman having a baby really just concerned about the fate of her offspring?

Polly Toynbee Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian Oh yuk! A mother at 63! The woman‘s a child psychiatrist, shouldn‘t she know better? How selfish! How grotesque! Here we go, t >>>


      BILL GATES: I DON‘T WANT TO BE WORLD‘S RICHEST MAN
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Microsoft founder reveals distaste for $50bn fortune Tycoon denies ambition to run for elected office Oliver Burkeman in New York Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian In news that will either gladden or enrage non–billionaires everywhere, Bill Gates has revealed that he would rather not be the world‘s richest ma >>>


      BLAIR RESHUFFLES CABINET AFTER POLL LOSSES
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Oliver King Friday May 5, 2006 Tony Blair began his cabinet reshuffle this morning after Labour suffered heavy losses in the local elections.

Downing Street confirmed the widely expected move shortly after the deputy prime minister, John Prescott, entered No 10 this morning.

Mr Prescott is expected to >>>


      BONO TO EDIT INDY FOR AIDS CAMPAIGN
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Mark Sweney Friday May 5, 2006 Bono: commissioning articles on arts, sport, fashion, health, motoring and politics as well as special features on Africa. Photograph: Getty

U2 frontman Bono is to guest–edit the May 16 issue of the Independent as part of a media tie–up to raise money for Red, the sin >>>


      CHILDHOOD OBESITY CANNOT JUST BE BLAMED ON THE BOX
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      The link between advertising and children‘s food choices is a modest one, says Tim Suter Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian It is for others to judge whether there is indeed a link between diet and violent behaviour (Tough on crime, to hell with the causes of crime if they make money, May 2). Our job as the broadcas >>>


      DIARY
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      4 May 2006 Jon Henley‘s: Diary 3 May 2006 Jon Henley‘s: diary 2 May 2006 Jon Henley: Diary 28 Apr 2006 Duncan Campbell‘s diary 27 Apr 2006 Duncan Campbell‘s diary 26 Apr 2006 Duncan Campbell‘s diary 25 Apr 2006 Duncan Campbell‘s diary 21 Apr 2006 Jon Henley‘s diary 20 Apr 2006 >>>


      EDUCATION SECTOR WELCOMES JOHNSON BACK INTO THE FOLD
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Alexandra Smith Friday May 5, 2006 Alan Johnson leaving 10 Downing Street today. Photograph: AFP

Academics today welcomed the former higher education minister, Alan Johnson, back into the fold, while teachers used his appointment to urge the government to scrap the controversial education bill.

The As >>>


      EUROPE‘S ANSWER TO CHINA?
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Turkey has its sights set on becoming a bigger player in the global economy, says David Gow David Gow, Istanbul Friday May 5, 2006 Istanbul, the city that sits on the dividing line between Europe and Asia.

Photograph: Corbis Turkey is a rising star of the global economy, says Cansen Basaran–Symes, territ >>>


      FINGERS IN THE WORD–TILL
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      of it, but Martin Amis. Is it possible, though, that having read and admired that metaphor many years ago, I might somehow bury it in my sub–conscious so that it jumps out one day as my own fresh phrase? And, even as I wrote that scrupulously attributed opening paragraph, a fear lurked that this thieving–fr >>>


      GENERATION GAP
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Leader Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian Some news stories reveal much, much more about the state of the world in which we live than the headlines might suggest. "UK‘s oldest mother at 63" is one of them. Society‘s attitudes to motherhood, our approach to ethics and science, and proof of the globali >>>


      ICE AND INSPIRATION
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      One of the UK‘s top paraplegic adventurers is attempting to cross Greenland‘s icecap. Chris Alden reports Friday May 5, 2006 Karen Darke in training for her crossing of the Greenland icecap.

When Karen Darke was lying in hospital with a broken back after a climbing accident at university, she thoug >>>


      IT MIGHT SEEM SHOCKING, BUT THE 63–YEAR–OLD WOMAN WHO IS EXPECTING A CHILD MIGHT JUST HELP TO MAKE BRITAIN A BETTER PLACE
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Stuart Jeffries Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian Is it a good idea to have a baby at 63? Speaking as someone who spent breakfast yesterday having his face sucked, newspaper eaten, T–shirt befouled and hot coffee lunged at by my eight–month–old ball of fun, I‘m not even sure it‘s ideal to ha >>>


      JONES RULED OUT FOR SIX WEEKS
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      England injury crisis deepens as Glamorgan seamer ruled out of Test and one–day series against Sri Lanka Staff and agencies Friday May 5, 2006 Simon Jones will miss the Test and one–day series against Sri Lanka

England‘s injury crisis deepened today, as Glamorgan seamer Simon Jones ruled out >>>


      LADY LUCK JOINS MCCLAREN ON A JOY RIDE FROM OXFORD‘S YOUTH TEAM TO SOHO SQUARE
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Innovation, attention to detail and a dollop of good fortune have fuelled the new man‘s meteoric rise, writes Michael Walker Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian Of all the descriptions applied to Steve McClaren over the past few days

– meticulous, innovative, ambitious, dull, English – perhaps th >>>


      LET US HELP
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Charities struggling to negotiate complex property leases will be pleased to hear of a foundation set up to assist them, writes Louise Tickle Friday May 5, 2006 Anyone embroiled in complex lease negotiations knows all too well that the milk of human kindness does not flow liberally in the world of commercial lettings.< >>>


      LUNCHTIME MARKET REPORT
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Richard Wray Friday May 5, 2006 The sun is out. It‘s warm. Why would anyone want to be stuck in a City dealing room on a day like today? Certainly the lure of a cold beer seems pretty strong, with trading on the London stock market very light with dealers instead opting to nip out early for a long, almost certain >>>


      MAVERICK WHO GOES HUNTING FOR CONTROVERSY
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      John Hooper in Rome Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian If Italy is the Wild West of fertility treatment, Severino Antinori is its Buffalo Bill. Exploiting the absence of a law on IVF treatment, he shot to fame in 1''4 by giving the world its first "granny birth". His patient, a 62–year–old fa >>>


      MILLER‘S FAMILY TO MEET ATTORNEY GENERAL
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Jason Deans and agencies Friday May 5, 2006 Relatives of James Miller, the British cameraman shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Gaza three years ago, will today meet the attorney general.

The jury at last month‘s inquest in London into Miller‘s death decided the shooting was unlawful and that the 34& >>>


      NEW ROLES FOR KELLY AND SMITH
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Donald MacLeod and agencies Friday May 5, 2006 For Ruth Kelly, moving into Sanctuary buildings 18 months ago was a complete misnomer. The headquarters of the Department for Education and Skills proved anything but a sanctuary to the rising young new Labour star.

She leaves battered, if unbowed, to become secre >>>


      NEW TWISTS TO THE GREAT CLASS CONUNDRUM
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Well–to–do ‘workers‘ and suburban strugglers Job and home no real key to status, suggests survey Jacqueline Maley Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian In the old order, we had the upper, middle and working classes. Based on a simple equation of occupation plus money and education, everyone knew their >>>


      NO SOFT OPTIONS IN ‘ALCATRAZ OF THE ROCKIES‘
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Ewen MacAskill Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian Alexander Santora, who lost his son in the '/11 attacks, said yesterday that Zacarias Moussaoui was receiving a soft option by being sent to prison for life instead of getting the death sentence. "He will be getting three meals a day and a clean room," Mr San >>>


      NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON‘T: CLOAKING DEVICE IS NOT JUST SCI–FI
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Ian Sample, science correspondent Wednesday May 3, 2006 The Guardian It‘s been the curse of the USS Enterprise and the Klingons‘ favoured weapon.

But back on Earth, mathematicians claim to have worked out how to make a cloaking device to render objects invisible.

An outline for the device >>>


      ONE–SIDED REPORTING THAT IS DELAYING AN END TO THE KILLING
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Western media and US Christian support for the Darfur rebels, guilty of their own atrocities, has held back a peace deal Jonathan Steele Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian By the time you read this, there may be good news from Africa. A peace agreement could have been signed for Darfur, the place often compared with Rwand >>>


      ONE BIG BANG, OR WERE THERE MANY?
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      New theory tries to solve problem Einstein raised Universe may be much older, say cosmologists James Randerson, science correspondent Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian The universe is at least '86 billion years older than physicists thought and is probably much older still, according to a radical new theory.

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      Guardian, 05-05-2006
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      RECORD NUMBERS GO BANKRUPT
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Hilary Osborne Friday May 5, 2006 Record numbers of borrowers in England and Wales were unable to repay their debts in the first quarter of this year, official figures showed today.

Government figures showed 23,351 people became insolvent between January and March – 73% more than in the first quarter of >>>


      SCHOOLS SHOULD SET BEDTIMES, PARENTS SAY
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Alexandra Smith Friday May 5, 2006 Parents increasingly want schools to set bedtimes for children and many feel their children are watching inappropriate shows before bed, a survey released today shows.

A survey by FDS International published in today‘s Times Educational Supplement (TES) revealed that 40 >>>


      SLAVISH, TIMID AND MALADROIT
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      In his contempt for his party and liking for cash, Cameron is so like Blair; but why go back to that?

Christopher Montgomery Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian David Cameron should be bathing in a warm glow of local election results this morning showing Tory gains. That‘s not a bad finish for a campaign so >>>


      STERLING HITS NEW HIGH AGAINST US DOLLAR
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Charlotte Moore and agencies Friday May 5, 2006 Sterling hit a new high for the year against the US dollar today as disappointing employment data from America gave traders an excuse to sell.

The pound rose to more than $1.86, the highest level seen since May 2005. Sterling has strengthened against the greenbac >>>


      SWITCH TO DIGITAL TV: ONLY 40M SETS TO GO
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Owen Gibson, media correspondent Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian A perky cartoon robot voiced by Little Britain‘s Matt Lucas was yesterday unveiled as the face of a seven–year, 200m campaign to persuade viewers to switch to digital television before the existing analogue signal is turned off.

Digit >>>


      TAXPAYER FACES EXTRA &#163;70M BILL FOR GPS‘ OUT–OF–HOURS WORK
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
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      TERROR SUSPECT HAD ESCAPED DEPORTATION
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Alan Travis Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian A major terror suspect involved in a forthcoming trial last night emerged at the centre of the row over foreign prisoner releases engulfing the home secretary, Charles Clarke.

The Home Office confirmed that the foreign national, who comes from east Africa, was not de >>>


      THE BEST OF BRITISH
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      We‘re taking more holidays than ever before – but despite all the cheap flights on offer, most of us still choose to take our breaks at home. So where are the best places to head for this summer? Here, Stephen Moss, with the help of some experts, picks 10 truly great British holidays Friday May 5, 2006 The >>>


      THE CHILD PSYCHIATRIST WHO IS AT EASE WITH BECOMING A MOTHER AT 63
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Couple hit back at critics who question motives Italian fertility expert says he is proud of pregnancy Sarah Boseley, health editor Friday May 5, 2006 The Guardian The 63–year–old child psychiatrist set to become Britain‘s oldest mother appeared to take controversy in her stride yesterday, saying she >>>


      THE MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      In the summer of 2002 John Terry was in court, charged with affray. Many feared his life was slipping out of control. Now the former YTS trainee has matured to become the best defender in England and an inspirational leader for Chelsea. He talks exclusively to Simon Garfield about fatherhood, tabloid intrusions, gambli >>>


      TORIES MAKE GAINS ON BAD NIGHT FOR LABOUR
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Mark Oliver and agencies Friday May 5, 2006 Labour suffered disastrous results in last night‘s local elections in England and was today reeling from its worst share of the vote since the Falklands war in 1'82.

By 8am this morning, Labour were on a projected 26% of the vote, behind the Tories on 40% a >>>


      US VIDEO SHOWS FUMBLING ZARQAWI
      Guardian, 05-05-2006
      Staff and agencies Friday May 5, 2006 A video grab of Abu Musab al–Zarqawi getting help with a machine gun. Photograph: US Defence Department/Getty Images

The US military has released a videotape showing the most wanted terrorist in Iraq wearing American training shoes and apparently struggling to fire a >>>


      AIR BERLIN VERSCHIEBT BÖRSENGANG
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Die Fluggesellschaft Air Berlin muss nach der Verschiebung ihres Börsengangs auf den 11. Mai über das weitere Vorgehen entscheiden. Nach Informationen aus Finanzkreisen dürfte die Preisspanne für die Aktie voraussichtlich gesenkt werden, nachdem das Anlegerecho zunächst nic >>>


      AIR BERLIN VERSCHIEBT BÖRSENGANG UND MACHT AKTIE WOHL BILLIGER
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Air Berlin hat den Börsenstart verschoben. Ursprünglich wollte die Fluggesellschaft morgen an die Börse gehen. Der Handelsstart sei nun für den 11. Mai geplant, teilte das Unternehmen mit. Nach Informationen aus Finanzkreisen wird die Preisspanne für die Aktie voraussichtli >>>


      ALONSO VOR SCHUMACHER IM NÜRBURGRING–TRAINING
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Nürburg (dpa) – Formel–1–Rekordweltmeister Michael Schumacher hat im zweiten Training zum Großen Preis von Europa auf dem Nürburgring Platz drei belegt. Schnellster war Williams–Testpilot Alexander Wurz aus Österreich vor Titelträger Fernando Alonso im Renault. Ralf Schu >>>


      ANALYSE: WEITSICHT AUF DER ZUGSPITZE
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Großansicht Garmisch–Partenkirchen (dpa) – Bayerns Innenminister Günther Beckstein (CSU) hatte seine Kollegen wohl nicht ohne Hintergedanken ins malerisch gelegene Tagungshotel am Fuß der Zugspitze geladen. Die traumhafte Bergkulisse in Garmisch–Partenkirchen sollte für eine entspa >>>


      ANGEBLICHER NEUER VERD'6;CHTIGER NACH POTSDAMER GEWALTTAT HAT ALIBI
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Karlsruhe (dpa) – Im Fall des brutalen Angriffs auf einen Deutsch '6;thiopier in Potsdam gibt es nach Auskunft der Bundesanwaltschaft keinen neuen Tatverdächtigen. Mutmaßungen, einer der beiden inhaftierten Verdächtigen sei mit einer anderen Person verwechselt worden, seien widerlegt, teilte >>>


      ANNAN FORDERT DIE USA ZU GESPR'6;CHEN MIT TEHERAN AUF
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      New York (dpa) – UN–Generalsekretär Kofi Annan hat die Regierung von US–Präsident George W. Bush aufgefordert, das Gespräch mit der iranischen Führung zu suchen. Dem Fernsehsender PBS sagte Annan, dass direkte Gespräche zwischen Washington und Teheran über das iranische A >>>


      AUßENPOLITIK MERKELS LAUT LAFONTAINE UNKRITISCHES ANH'6;NGSEL DER USA
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Nach dem Besuch von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel in den USA kommt Kritik von der Opposition. Der Vorsitzende der Linksfraktion im Bundestag, Oskar Lafontaine, sagte, Merkels Besuch bei US–Präsident George W. Bush zeige, dass die deutsche Außenpolitik ein unkritisches Anhängsel >>>


      BAHNSTREIK IN ITALIEN
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Rom (dpa) – Die Belegschaft der italienischen Staatsbahn hat für heute und morgen einen 24–stündigen Streik angekündigt. Der Ausstand soll bis 21.00 Uhr am Samstagabend dauern, berichtete die Nachrichtenagentur Ansa.

Die Mitarbeiter fordern vor allem mehr Garantien für die Siche >>>


      BAMBERGER PROTEST GEGEN NIEDERLAGE
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Frankfurt/Main (dpa) – Basketball–Meister GHP Bamberg hat nach der 64:75–Niederlage im zweiten Playoff–Viertelfinalspiel bei den Telekom Baskets Bonn Protest gegen die Wertung des Spiels eingelegt. Die Begegnung war zeitweilig zu einer Massenschlägerei unter Spielern ausgeufert. Nach der Sc >>>


      BECK FÜR STEINBRÜCK–PLAN
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Der designierte SPD–Vorsitzende Kurt Beck hat sich hinter die Pläne von Finanzminister Peer Steinbrück (SPD) gestellt, die Steuersätze für Unternehmen deutlich zu senken: «Wir sind uns einig, dass die nominalen Steuersätze gesenkt werden müssen, >>>


      BECK FÜR STEINBRÜCK–PLAN ZUR STEUERSENKUNG FÜR UNTERNEHMEN
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Der designierte SPD–Chef Kurt Beck hat sich hinter die Pläne von Finanzminister Peer Steinbrück gestellt, die Steuersätze für Unternehmen deutlich zu senken. Man sei sich einig, dass die nominalen Steuersätze gesenkt werden müssten, damit man international konkur >>>


      BESCHLUSS ZU EINBÜRGERUNGEN AUF INNENMINISTERKONFERENZ ERWARTET
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Garmisch–Partenkirchen (dpa) – Die Innenminister von Bund und Ländern beenden heute ihre zweitägige Konferenz in Garmisch– Partenkirchen. Dabei wollen sie über bundesweit einheitliche Einbürgerungsregeln für Ausländer entscheiden. Innenminister von Union und SPD zeigten s >>>


      BGH BEST'6;TIGT HAFTBEFEHL GEGEN POTSDAMER VERD'6;CHTIGEN
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Großansicht Karlsruhe (dpa) – Der Bundesgerichtshof hat den rassistischen Hintergrund des Angriffs auf einen Deutsch–'6;thiopier bekräftigt und den Haftbefehl gegen einen 2'–jährigen Verdächtigen bestätigt.

Zugleich schwächte der BGH–Ermittlungsr >>>


      BGH BEST'6;TIGT NACH POTSDAMER GEWALTTAT HAFTBEFEHL GEGEN VERD'6;CHTIGEN
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Karlsruhe (dpa) – Knapp drei Wochen nach dem brutalen Angriff auf einen Deutsch–'6;thiopier in Potsdam hat der Ermittlungsrichter des Bundesgerichtshof den Haftbefehl gegen einen Verdächtigen bestätigt. Es bestehe nach wie vor ein dringender Tatverdacht, dass der 2'– Jährige >>>


      BGH ENTSCHEIDET ÜBER HAFTPRÜFUNG BEI POTSDAMER ÜBERFALL
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Karlsruhe (dpa) – Der Bundesgerichtshof entscheidet voraussichtlich heute, ob einer der beiden Verdächtigen des Überfalls auf einen Deutsch–'6;thiopier in Potsdam freikommt. Der 2'–Jährige war gestern erneut dem Ermittlungsrichter vorgeführt worden. Sein Anwalt hatte sic >>>


      BLAIR BILDET NACH WAHLNIEDERLAGE REGIERUNG UM
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Großansicht London (dpa) – Der britische Premierminister Tony Blair hat am Freitag nur wenige Stunden nach einer schweren Wahlniederlage seiner Labour–Partei mit der Umbildung der Regierung begonnen. Dazu trafen die Mitglieder des Kabinetts in Blairs Amtssitz in der Downing Street ein, wie der Sender B >>>


      BLAIR ENTL'6;SST NACH WAHLDESASTER MINISTER UND BILDET REGIERUNG UM
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      London (dpa) – Nach der seit Jahrzehnten schwersten Niederlage der Labour–Partei bei Kommunalwahlen hat Premier Tony Blair seinen Innenminister entlassen und die Regierung radikal umgebildet. Britische Kommentatoren bezeichneten das Ausmaß der erwarteten Kabinettsumbildung als «äußerst weit r >>>


      BLAIR REAGIERT AUF LABOUR–WAHLDESASTER MIT UMBILDUNG DER REGIERUNG
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      London (dpa) – Nach der schweren Niederlage seiner Labour–Partei bei Kommunalwahlen hat der britische Premierminister Tony Blair seine Regierung radikal umgebildet. So muss Innenminister Charles Clarke das Kabinett verlassen. Er war wegen der unterlassenen Abschiebung krimineller Ausländer in die Kriti >>>


      BUNDESRECHNUNGSHOF UNTERSTÜTZT MEHRWERTSTEUER–ERHÖHUNG
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Der Bundesrechnungshof unterstützt die für 2007 geplante Anhebung der Mehrwertsteuer. Die Haushaltsprobleme seien so groß, dass rasch mit der Sanierung der Staatsfinanzen begonnen werden müsse, sagte Bundesrechnungshof– Präsident Dieter Engels bei ein >>>


      BUSH KOMMT AUF EINLADUNG MERKELS NACH STRALSUND
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Großansicht Washington/New York (dpa) – US–Präsident George W. Bush und Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel wollen im Atomstreit mit dem Iran an einem Strang ziehen. Nachdem es zuletzt widersprüchliche Signale aus Washington gegeben hatte, versicherte Bush der Kanzlerin nachdrücklich, die USA >>>


      BUSH KOMMT NACH DEUTSCHLAND UND SICHERT MERKEL IRAN–KOOPERATION ZU
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Washington (dpa) – US–Präsident George W. Bush und Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel wollen im Atomstreit mit dem Iran an einem Strang ziehen.

Bush versicherte der Kanzlerin nachdrücklich, die USA seien für eine friedliche Lösung des Konflikts. In New York warb Merkel bei der US&nda >>>


      BUSH LOBT MERKEL VOR JÜDISCHER ORGANISATION ALS STARKE VERBÜNDETE
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Washington (dpa) – US–Präsident George W. Bush hat Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel vor einer der bedeutendsten jüdischen Organisationen in den USA als «starke Verbündete» gewürdigt. Auf einer Festveranstaltung anlässlich des 100–jährigen Bestehens des American Jewish Commit >>>


      BUSH SICHERT MERKEL GEMEINSAMES VORGEHEN ZU
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Großansicht Washington/New York (dpa) – US–Präsident George W. Bush und Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel wollen im Atomstreit mit dem Iran an einem Strang ziehen. Nachdem es zuletzt widersprüchliche Signale aus Washington gegeben hatte, versicherte Bush der Kanzlerin nachdrücklich, die USA >>>


      BÜTIKOFER ENTT'6;USCHT VON MERKELS USA–BESUCH
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Grünen–Chef Reinhard Bütikofer ist enttäuscht vom zweiten USA–Besuch von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel. Deutschland sollte im Atomstreit mit dem Iran eine aktive Rolle beim notwendigen Zusammenhalt der internationalen Staatengemeinschaft spielen, sagte Bütikofer im D >>>


      CRYOTEC WILL FREIGELASSENEN GEISELN WIEDEREINSTIEG ERLEICHTERN
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Leipzig (dpa) – Die Firma Cryotec will ihren aus der Geiselhaft frei gelassenen Mitarbeitern René Bräunlich und Thomas Nitzschke den Wiedereinstieg ins geregelte Leben so leicht wie möglich machen. «Ob sie in drei Tagen oder drei Wochen wiederkommen ist nicht wichtig», sagte Firmenchef Peter Biener >>>


      DARFUR–FRIEDENSGESPR'6;CHE OHNE EINIGUNG
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Großansicht Abuja (dpa) – Die Friedensgespräche für die westsudanesische Konfliktregion Darfur haben auch nach einer zweiten Verlängerung der internationalen Frist zu keinem Ergebnis geführt.

Die beiden Rebellenbewegungen und Vertreter der Regierung konnten sich in der nigerianis >>>


      DAX SCHLIEßT ÜBER 6100 PUNKTEN
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Frankfurt/Main (dpa) – Die meisten deutschen Standardwerte haben ihre Kursgewinne vom Vortag ausgebaut und den DAX über die Marke von 6100 Punkten getrieben. Angeführt von der ThyssenKrupp–Aktie ging der Leitindex DAX auf dem Tageshoch mit plus 1,22 Prozent auf 6113,2' Punkte aus dem Handel. D >>>


      DPA–NACHRICHTENÜBERBLICK POLITIK
      Die Welt, 05-05-2006
      Merkel bekennt sich zu Deutschlands Verantwortung für Israel Washington (dpa) – Zum Abschluss ihres USA–Besuchs hat sich Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel zur Verantwortung Deutschlands für Israel bekannt. Entsprechend äußerte sie sich in Washington auf der Gala des American Jewish Committee >>>



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