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      SERBIA AT A GLANCE
      Guardian, 18-01-2008
     Friday January 18, 2008 8:31 AM By The Associated Press Facts about Serbia, which holds a presidential election Sunday:

– CAPITAL: Belgrade, population 1.7 million. – GEOGRAPHY: Located in Europe‘s southeast, Serbia has a population of ' million, including 2 million in its southern, mostly >>>


      SERBS FACE STARK CHOICE IN ELECTION
      Guardian, 18-01-2008
     Friday January 18, 2008 8:31 AM By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – An ally of late autocrat Slobodan Milosevic and a pro–Western moderate are vying for Serbia‘s presidency in an election Sunday that could either propel the Balkan nation closer to the European Union or d >>>


      SPOKESMAN: BOBBY FISCHER HAS DIED
      Guardian, 18-01-2008
     Friday January 18, 2008 11:46 AM REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) – Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess master who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the Soviet Union‘s Boris Spassky as world champion in 1'72, has died. He was 64.

Fischer died Thursday in a Reykjavik hospital, his spokesman Gardar S >>>


      SUMMARY BOX: TAX REBATES WEIGHED
      Guardian, 18-01-2008
     Friday January 18, 2008 2:46 AM By The Associated Press ECONOMIC TRIAGE: The White House and Congress raced toward emergency steps Thursday to rescue the economy from a possible recession, including tax rebates of at least $300 a person – and maybe as much as $800.

SPENDING HOPES: Federal Reserve Chairman >>>


      TAX REBATES URGED TO RESCUE ECONOMY
      Guardian, 18-01-2008
     Friday January 18, 2008 6:31 AM By JEANNINE AVERSA and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) – United for urgent action, the White House and Congress raced toward emergency steps Thursday to rescue the national economy from a possible recession, including tax rebates of at least $300 a person and >>>


      TERRORIST TO BE UNMASKED IN NY COURTROOM
      Guardian, 18-01-2008
     Friday January 18, 2008 10:31 AM By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – He pleaded guilty more than five years ago to plotting bomb attacks on American embassies, but the case against al–Qaida member Mohammed Mansour Jabarah has been shrouded in secrecy until now.

Jabarah was to >>>


      TEXAS JUSTICE CHARGED IN ARSON CASE
      Guardian, 18-01-2008
     Friday January 18, 2008 1:16 AM By MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer HOUSTON (AP) – A Texas Supreme Court justice was indicted Thursday on suspicion of tampering with evidence in a fire that destroyed his home, a blaze the judge‘s wife is accused of setting, their attorney said.

Justice David Medi >>>


      THOMPSON WOULD WAIT ON ECONOMIC STIMULUS
      Guardian, 18-01-2008
     Friday January 18, 2008 2:46 AM By JIM DAVENPORT Associated Press Writer WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Republican White House hopeful Fred Thompson made light of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke‘s call for a quick economic stimulus Thursday and said it might be best to leave the economy alone for now.
>>>


      TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR CHINESE WRITER
      Guardian, 18-01-2008
     Friday January 18, 2008 4:16 PM By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – A Chinese dissident writer who penned essays about local corruption will face trial next week on subversion charges, his wife said Friday.

Lu Gengsong, who will appear Tuesday at No. 1 Intermediate Court in the ea >>>


      WAXMAN SAYS NEW E–MAIL COMMENTS CONFLICT
      Guardian, 18-01-2008
     Friday January 18, 2008 6:31 AM By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The chairman of a House committee said a White House spokesman‘s statements Thursday in the controversy over missing e–mail conflict with what congressional staffers were told four months ago. Rep.

Henry Wax >>>


      WITNESS: EX–COP ACTIVE IN GULF CARTEL
      Guardian, 18-01-2008
     Friday January 18, 2008 5:01 AM McALLEN, Texas (AP) – A former Mexican police commander accused of helping to guide drug shipments served as a tax collector for the Gulf cartel, a witness testified Thursday in a federal smuggling case.

Carlos El Puma‘‘ Landin Martinez collected pisos >>>


      WORLD CHESS CHAMPION BOBBY FISCHER DIES
      Guardian, 18-01-2008
     Friday January 18, 2008 11:46 AM REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) – Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess master who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the Soviet Union‘s Boris Spassky as world champion in 1'72, has died. He was 64.

Fischer died Thursday in a Reykjavik hospital, his spokesman Gardar S >>>


      A BRAVE WIDOW AND OUR BROKEN SOCIETY
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Brave: Devastated widow Helen Newlove spoke wise words about today‘s society Anyone who wants to know how to tackle the tide of drunken, mindless lawbreaking that threatens to engulf our communities, should read the wise words of Garry Newlove‘s widow, Helen.

Despite still raw grief for the loss of >>>


      ‘I SHARE YOUR PAIN‘: KATE MCCANN‘S EMOTIONAL PHONE CALL TO PARENTS OF MISSING SPANISH GIRL
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Kate and Gerry McCann: Kate has made a phone call to the parents of missing Spanish girl Mari Cortes Kate McCann has sent an emotional message to the parents of a missing Spanish girl, telling them: "I feel your pain".

Mrs McCann and her husband Gerry were "sickened" by the suspected abducti >>>


      5' PER CENT OF WIVES WOULD LEAVE THEIR HUSBANDS (IF THEY COULD AFFORD IT)
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     They may have promised to have and to hold for richer and for poorer. But wives are most interested in the richer part, it was claimed yesterday. In a study of married men and women, the majority of wives – 5' per cent – said they would divorce immediately if their future economic security was assured.>>>


      ANGLERS HOOK 100–YEAR–OLD MONSTER FISH WEIGHING OVER 35 STONE
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Two British anglers waded waist deep in to a river to land a 100 year–old monster fish weighing over 35 stone – after battling with it for over an hour.

Nick Calleya, 36, from Cubert in Cornwall and George Carstairs from Scotland landed the 500 lb white Sturgeon while angling from a boat in the Fras >>>


      AS BREAKFAST TV CELEBRATES 25 YEARS, HOW TIME HAS TREATED THE NEWSREADERS SO FAMILIAR TO US ALL
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     As breakfast TV celebrates 25 years, how time has treated the newsreaders so familiar to us all Share this article: What is this?

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      AS THE BREAKFAST TIME PRESENTERS ARE REUNITED, THE SAD LIFE OF MISSING STAR FRANK BOUGH
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Yesterday‘s news: Former anchorman Frank Brough shopping in Maidenhead The comfy hand–knitted sweater was still in place.

But Frank Bough‘s glory days as one of the nation‘s favourite TV presenters were clearly firmly behind him as he went shopping yesterday.

Despite the bright >>>


      ASYLUM SEEKER ON FAKE PASSPORT WORKED FOR IMMIGRATION SERVICE FOR A YEAR
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Madzima was discovered after trying to open a bank account at a Leicester HSBC branch last month An inquiry is underway into how an asylum seeker on a false passport worked for almost a year with the government‘s immigration service.

Eugene Tawanda Madzima tricked his way into an administrator‘s pos >>>


      BANKS ARGUE THAT THERE‘S NO REASON FOR THEM TO BE FAIR, AS COURT BATTLE ON OVERDRAFT FEES BEGINS
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     The banks contend that they do not have to take fairness into account when calculating overdraft fees High Street banks claimed yesterday that overdraft charges which rake in billions of pounds a year are not subject to normal ‘fairness‘ rules.

In the first day of a long–awaited legal battle, >>>


      BILLIONAIRE BABE MAGNET: SIR PHILIP GREEN DINES WITH NAOMI, ELLE AND JEMIMA
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Topshop billionaire Sir Philip Green looked like the cat who got the cream last night – and who could blame him.

The 55–year–old spent the evening surrounded by a bevy of A–list beauties – Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson and Jemima Khan – over dinner at London‘s exclusi >>>


      BLACK BOX WILL PROVIDE CLUES TO PLANE‘S DESPERATE LAST SECONDS
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     The plane‘s ‘black box‘ will be at the heart of the inquiry by air accident investigators.

What seems certain is that a catastrophic last–minute problem occurred yards from the airport perimeter and seconds before the crash–landing.

But air traffic controllers at Heathrow >>>


      BOY GEORGE – NOW A MAN – LAUNCHES A UK TOUR AFTER A DECADE OF ‘SILENCE‘
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     The setting could scarcely be more incongruous. Boy George, once the undisputed peacock of pop is holding court in an anonymous hotel room, where the only splash of colour comes from the bowls of boiled sweets provided by the obliging staff.

Once, his surroundings wouldn‘t have mattered. He would have bee >>>


      BRITAIN‘S OLDEST IDENTICAL MALE TRIPLETS ARE STILL ‘SPRIGHTLY BOYOS‘ ON THEIR 80TH BIRTHDAY
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Britain‘s longest–surviving male triplets will celebrate their 80th birthday tomorrow – and their friends still can‘t tell them apart.

Identical brothers Idwal, Ivor and Morgan Llewellyn share a deep bond. Morgan said: "We are as close now as when we were little boys – and we >>>


      BRITISH GAS CUSTOMERS FACE 15% INCREASE IN ELECTRICITY AND GAS PRICES
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     British Gas owner Centrica today announced double–digit price rises for millions of its customers.

The UK‘s biggest power provider said both gas and electricity bills will go up by 15%.

BG becomes the third big energy supplier to hike prices this year, after EDF, which upped rates for its 5 >>>


      CAPTAIN COOL, THE PILOT HAILED A HERO WHO IS THE PERFECT MAN FOR A CRISIS
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Hero: Pilot Peter Burkill was calm under pressure and helped land the striken plane Pilot Peter Burkill was last night described as "cool, calm and collected" and the "perfect man to have in a crisis".

The British Airways captain who helped land the stricken plane was also hailed a hero by t >>>


      CRITICAL ERROR BY JUNIOR DOCTOR LED TO BABY‘S MENINGITIS DEATH
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Regret: Dr Roohi Singh said he wished he could change ‘error‘ A junior doctor has admitted that he made a critical error which led to an eight–month–old baby dying from meningitis.

Albie Jago was diagnosed with tonsillitis by the doctor at his hospital‘s accident and emergency unit >>>


      DEAD UNLUCKY LINDSAY LOHAN TO PERFORM COMMUNITY SERVICE IN MORGUE
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Community service: Lindsay, stepping out for a shopping trip in Beverly Hills yesterday, will begin work in a morgue next week Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is swapping the glitz of Hollywood for the dark, cold walls of a morgue.

The 21–year–old star has been ordered to serve part of her community >>>


      DIANA ‘WAS STILL IN LOVE WITH CHARLES ON THE DAY SHE DIED‘
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Princess Diana was still in love with Prince Charles when she died, a close friend told her inquest yesterday.

Fashion impresario Roberto Devorik said Diana was distraught when she realised she had lost her husband to Camilla Parker Bowles.

He told the London hearing that she said to him: "I&lsquo >>>


      DISHEVELLED AND UNSTEADY AMY WINEHOUSE HELPED INTO COURT FOR HUSBAND BLAKE‘S HEARING
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Amy Winehouse appeared wild–eyed and dishevelled in court yesterday when she came to support her jailed husband Blake Fielder–Civil.

The singer only arrived for the last 10 minutes of the hour–long preliminary hearing when her husband appeared on charges of conspiracy to pervert the course of >>>


      DOCTORS REFUSE MOTHER‘S REQUEST TO REMOVE DISABLED DAUGHTER‘S WOMB ‘BECAUSE OF CHARITY BACKLASH‘
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     A mother has lost her battle to have her severely disabled daughter‘s womb removed.

Alison Thorpe had hoped surgeons would operate on 15–yearold Katie, who has cerebral palsy, to prevent her from the "pain, discomfort and indignity" of menstruation.

But disabled rights groups said >>>


      DON‘T YOU KNOW WHO I AM? STROPPY PEACHES GELDOF REJECTED FROM EXCLUSIVE NIGHTCLUB
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Girl about town Peaches Geldof was not best pleased when she was rejected from an exclusive London nightclub last night.

It took three attempts before the Punk doorman finally allowed the party girl into the club, according to onlookers.

Scroll down for more... Not pleased: Peaches Geldof was rejected >>>


      ETHICAL STORM AS SCIENTIST BECOMES FIRST MAN TO CLONE HIMSELF
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Breakthrough: Dr Samuel Wood has successfully cloned himself A scientist has achieved a world first... by cloning himself.

In a breakthrough certain to provoke an ethical furore, Samuel Wood created embryo copies of himself by placing his skin cells in a woman‘s egg.

The embryos were the first to >>>


      FROM MISTRESSES TO MOTHER–TO–BE: NEWLYWED SARAH PARISH‘S BABY JOY
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     She plays a GP who has an affair with a dying patient in Mistresses, BBC1‘s new drama, but Sarah Parish‘s real life is rather more conventional.

The 3'–year–old actress is expecting her first baby with fellow actor James Murray, whom she married last month.

Her spokeswoman c >>>


      FURY AS ENERGY BOSSES SCOOP ‘OBSCENE‘ &#163;'BILLION WINDFALL BUT STILL RAISE FUEL BILLS TO RECORD HIGH
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Alistair Darling: Despite the ‘obscene‘ windfalls, the Chancellor has rejected calls for a super tax Energy suppliers were attacked yesterday for scooping a 'billion cash windfall at the same time as driving fuel bills to record highs.

MPs, consumer groups and poverty action campaigners describe >>>


      GADGET RAGE: WHY SOME DEVICES ARE JUST TOO COMPLICATED
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     They are supposed to make our lives simpler. But it seems modern gadgets have become too complicated for their own good.

Research reveals that most of us would prefer devices including mobile phones and digital cameras that are more simple and easy to understand.

Nearly two thirds of consumers question >>>


      GOVERNMENT RENAMES ISLAMIC TERRORISM AS ‘ANTI–ISLAMIC ACTIVITY‘ TO WOO MUSLIMS
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Ministers have adopted a new language for declarations on Islamic terrorism. In future, fanatics will be referred to as pursuing "anti–Islamic activity". Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said that extremists were behaving contrary to their faith, rather than acting in the name of Islam.

Security offi >>>


      HAIN AIDE‘S FIRM HAS SAME ADDRESS AS THINK TANK USED TO CHANNEL SECRET DONATIONS
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Peter Hain is facing more questions as PR firm shares the same address has think tank Several companies run by Peter Hain‘s closest allies were registered at the same address as the obscure think–tank used to channel 50,000 from secret donors to his campaign to become deputy Labour leader.

It emerge >>>


      HUNDREDS OF PRIMARY PUPILS TO BE SCREENED FOR TB AFTER TEACHER CONTRACTS DEADLY DISEASE
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Hundreds of children are to be screened for tuberculosis after one of their teachers was struck down with the illness.

Worried parents, pupils and staff at the primary school were all warned they had to be checked for signs of the serious infection.

The investigation was launched after a woman teacher >>>


      HURT FEELINGS, LUVVIE? LET‘S CALL IT 400 GRAND!
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     An old trade union friend of mine who sits on industrial tribunals says the surefire way of hitting the jackpot is to claim sexual or racial discrimination.

Even if your case for wrongful dismissal isn‘t worth the paper it‘s written on, pretending to have been abused on the grounds of ethnicity, gen >>>


      INJECTION TRICKS THE BODY INTO HEALING HEART FAILURE, ACCORDING TO STUDY
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Trick jab: Patients with heart problems were less likely to die following injection An injection that helps heart failure patients by "fooling" their immune system could save thousands of lives a year.

Patients with mild heart failure were 3' per cent less likely to die or need to go to hospital w >>>


      JUST LIKE THAT: MARCO PIERRE WHITE DONS A FEZ AS HE ANNOUNCES LATEST RESTAURANT VENTURE
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Dubliners walking past the famed Point Theatre yesterday may be forgiven for thinking they‘d seen the ghost of Tommy Cooper after spotting Marco Pierre White in his quirky headwear.

The Michelin–winning chef appeared to be channelling the spirit of the late comedian as he chose to wear a fez to keep >>>


      KYLIE COVERS UP HER PLATINUM CURLS WITH A BRITNEY–INSPIRED BOB
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Onlookers could be forgiven for mistaking Kylie Minogue for Britney Spears as she donned the hot–pink bobbed wig favoured by the troubled star in Los Angeles for her new video.

Covering up her curly platinum locks, the pint–sized popstar has re–invented herself yet again for her latest single. >>>


      LESLIE‘S TROUT POUT RETURNS TO A SMILE AS SHE CELEBRATES HER &#163;5 MILLION NHS PAYOUT
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Leslie Ash isn‘t wasting any time spending her controversial 5million payout from the NHS.

The former Men Behaving Badly actress, 47, dined out at posh Mayfair restaurant Scott‘s with husband Lee Chapman last night.

At the venue renowned for its Oysters and seafood, the couple celebrated th >>>


      LILY ALLEN ‘DISTRAUGHT‘ AFTER SUFFERING MISCARRIAGE
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Pop star Lily Allen is "distraught" after suffering a miscarriage, according to reports.

The 22 year old was expecting her first child with boyfriend Ed Simons from the band the Chemical Brothers.

Scroll down for more... Distraught: Lily Allen, pictured here just before Christmas, has suffere >>>


      MINISTER CRACKS DOWN ON SCHOOLS THAT TARGET MIDDLE–CLASS PUPILS
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Ministers went on the offensive yesterday against schools which use covert practices to select middle–class pupils.

They claimed schools are still flouting rules which bar informal selection tactics – such as extra application forms requiring details of hobbies or family holidays.

But the c >>>


      NEW PICTURES SHOW FINAL MOMENTS OF BRITISH WOMAN BLUDGEONED TO DEATH IN NEW ZEALAND
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Minutes before she comes face to face with her killer, Briton Karen Aim is captured on a CCTV camera as she walks home alone, never dreaming that her brutal death is so near.

She is filmed in a New Zealand filling station shop, where she has stopped to buy a soft drink.

It is 2.04am, exactly 30 minutes >>>


      NIGHTCLUB BOUNCERS FACE JAIL AFTER CCTV CAPTURES MOMENT THEY VICIOUSLY BEAT CLUBBER
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     This is the damning footage used to convict bar staff who beat and kicked a customer in the street until he was unconscious.

The victim, a man in his twenties, was set upon by four employees of the Fridge Bar in Brixton, South London.

Footage of the attack taken from council CCTV cameras shows doorman >>>


      ONE IN FIVE PENSIONERS CAN‘T AFFORD A HOLIDAY
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Many elderly people have to rely on gifts of money from family and friends One in five pensioners has been unable to afford a holiday for at least five years.

And one in ten admitted they had not been out for a meal for more than a year for the same reason, a report said yesterday.

Help the Aged said m >>>


      OSCARS COULD BE SAVED AFTER DIRECTORS REACH TENTATIVE DEAL TO END HOLLYWOOD STRIKE
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Same again this year? Hopes are high that the Oscar ceremony will be business as usual Hollywood directors have hammered out a contract deal with film and TV studios after five days of negotiations – putting pressure on striking writers to end their 10–week walkout.

The Writers Guild of America has >>>


      OUT OF AFRIKA: KATE MIDDLETON STEPS OUT IN ANIMAL PRINT DRESS FOR PREMIERE SHOW
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Here‘s Kate Middleton going wild for Africa just as another royal favourite, Chelsy Davy, was flying out of it.

Prince William‘s partner took the theme to heart as she visited the premiere of Afrika! Afrika! at the O2 Arena in London, chaperoned by his two closest friends, Guy Pelly and Ton van Stra >>>


      OVER–THE–COUNTER COUGH AND COLD REMEDIES ‘COULD BE FATAL FOR TODDLERS AND BABIES‘
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Soothing: But are there risks? Over–the–counter cough and cold remedies can cause "serious and potentially lifethreatening side–effects" in young children, drug experts warned last night.

America‘s Food and Drug Administration said the remedies should not be given to toddlers u >>>


      OVER–THE–COUNTER COUGH AND COLD REMEDIES ‘COULD BE FATAL FOR TODDLERS AND BABIES‘
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Soothing: But are there risks? Over–the–counter cough and cold remedies can cause "serious and potentially life–threatening side–effects" in young children, drug experts warned last night.

America‘s Food and Drug Administration said the remedies should not be given to tod >>>


      PEERS CLAIM &#163;18M A YEAR IN TAX–FREE ‘PAY‘
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Peers are raking in up to 48,000 a year in tax–free expenses which they treat as a "form of pay", according to an official report.

An independent review of Parliamentary allowances and salaries said some members of the Upper House apparently fail to understand that their role is supposed to be u >>>


      PENSIONER ARRESTED AND LOCKED IN CELL FOR SHOUTING AT YOBS WHO THREW STONES AT DUCKS
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     A pensioner who ordered a gang of youths to stop throwing bricks at ducks on a canal was arrested and thrown into a cell by police.

When police officers knocked on his door Bill Marshall, 73, was expecting them to investigate his complaints about the unruly gang.

Instead the stunned great–grandfa >>>


      POLICEMAN SWEPT TO DEATH IN FLOODS AS BRITAIN BRACED FOR A MONTH‘S RAINFALL IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Tragic death: PC Shaun Horton was swept to his death after falling into a stream in Alfreton, Derbyshire Heavy rains have contributed to the death of a policeman as Britain braces itself for more flood misery, amid warnings that a month‘s rain will fall in the next 48 hours.

PC Shaun Horton is thought to >>>


      REPORT REVEALS SHOPPERS‘ &#163;46BN SPREE ON THE NET
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     The online boom is in contrast to a flat season for many high streets Internet shoppers spent 46.6billion online in 2007, 54 per cent more than the previous year, a report out today claims.

That equates to 15p in every 1 of retail spending in the UK, according to the Interactive Media in Retail Group.

>>>


      RETURN OF THE MILITANTS: DAYS LOST TO STRIKES HAVE SOARED 20–FOLD IN A YEAR
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Britain is in the grip of public sector militancy, figures suggest. The number of days lost to industrial action has risen almost 20–fold in the last year, demonstrating the growing readiness of union leaders to flex their muscles.

Prison officers went on strike last August, tube workers in September and >>>


      RICHARD BACON TIES THE KNOT AFTER POSTPONING THROAT SURGERY SO HE COULD SAY HIS VOWS
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Shamed former Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon tied the knot today after postponing throat surgery so he could say his wedding vows.

Bacon, who is now a BBC Radio Five Live presenter, married his girlfriend of 18–months Rebecca McFarlane at a ceremony at Babington House in Somerset.

He recently >>>


      SALMA HAYEK GETS HER CURVES BACK – JUST FOUR MONTHS AFTER GIVING BIRTH
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Just four months after giving birth, Salma Hayek has stepped out looking better than ever.

The Frida star, 40, is once again flaunting her much–admired hourglass figure, following the delivery of her daughter Valentina.

Revealing an impressive cleavage in a knee–length black dress, the actr >>>


      SCHOOLS‘ FAILURE AT THREE R‘S IS ‘PUTTING THE ECONOMY AT RISK‘
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     3 R‘s: figures suggest 15million adults struggle with basic maths Britain is less productive than France, Germany and the U.S. because primary school children are failing to master the three Rs, a report warns today.

Our workers‘ output is up to 25 per cent lower because they have failed to develop >>>


      SCIENTISTS GIVEN GO–AHEAD ON CREATING COW–HUMAN EMBRYOS TO FIND CURES FOR ALZHEIMER‘S AND LEUKAEMIA
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     London scientists got the go–ahead today to create embryos that are part human, part cow.

King‘s College will now fuse eggs from the animal with human skin cells. Researchers hope to make an "unlimited" source of stem cells, which they believe could be used to help find cures for diseases >>>


      STUCK ON THE RUNWAY, I SAW THE JET GO SPLAT: MAILMAN WATCHES IN HORROR AS JET CRASH LANDS
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     The Daily Mail‘s Robert Hardman was on board BA0730 today, watching in horror as British Airways flight BA38 crash landed at Heathrow. Here, he gives his account.

You see it in cartoons, in movies, in parks where model–builders gather with their latest creations. But you don‘t expect to see it >>>


      TEENAGE GIRL SUFFERING FROM ALLERGIES MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED BY BRUSHING HER TEETH WITH AQUAFRESH
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Francesca Sanna suffered from allergies and complained her gums were sore before collapsing and dying A teenager died after suffering an extreme allergic reaction to toothpaste, her family said yesterday.

In the days before her death Francesca Sanna, 1', had complained her gums were sore.

She colla >>>


      THE 17,000 DYING A YEAR BECAUSE THE NHS HAS BECOME A ‘VAST BUREAUCRATIC MONOLITH‘
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     The NHS needs radical surgery, report says More than 17,000 people are dying every year because the NHS has become a "vast bureaucratic monolith", a report says today.

Although mortality rates have been getting better for the past 25 years, the improvement has actually slowed since Labour injected an >>>


      THE DAY STEVEN GERRARD AGED 50 YEARS...AND PETER CROUCH DRESSED UP AS A PENGUIN
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Football star Steven Gerrard posed as a geriatric when he turned–up at Liverpool‘s colourful fancy dress bash – as a disabled pensioner riding a mobility scooter.

Donning a flat cap and puffing on a pipe, the Liverpool skipper stunned his teammates as he trundled into the party venue on an 5mp >>>


      THE DIVER WHO SURVIVED 50 YEARS OF SWIMMING WITH SHARKS
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     The shadowy flippered figure gliding through the water with more than 30 tiger sharks off the coast of South Africa is 67–year–old Wolfgang Leander.

Swimming with sharks is his hobby. It has led to surprisingly few mishaps, though nonetheless there‘s something unnerving about the way this stee >>>


      THE FOUR–YEAR–OLD IDENTICAL TWINS WHO COULD HELP FIND A KINDER CURE FOR CANCER
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     They are too young to understand their plight, beyond that one of them is sick and the other is not.

But one day identical twins Olivia and Isabella Murphy may be told of their unique contribution to the battle against cancer.

Olivia, a bubbly, pretty four–year–old, was diagnosed with leuka >>>


      THE GERMAN SOLUTION TO DEALING WITH YOBS: SEND THEM TO SIBERIA
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     A teenage tearaway has been banished to the wastes of Siberia in a crackdown on juvenile crime in Germany.

The violent 16–year–old has been sent on an "intensive educational experience" in a deal between his native city of Giessen and the tiny outpost of Sedelnikovoa.

In the middl >>>


      THOUSANDS OF INVESTORS BARRED FROM ACCESSING CASH FOR A YEAR AS &#163;2BILLION SCOTTISH EQUITABLE PROPERTY FUND HIT BY GLOBAL CREDIT CRUNCH
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Panic selling by small investors has prompted one of Britain‘s biggest property funds to halt cash withdrawals as the global credit crunch continues to bite.

Other property funds have made similar moves to restrict access to their assets in order to prevent a Northern Rock–style run on their resourc >>>


      TOP JUDGE ATTACKS ‘FERAL‘ YOBS IN A COURTROOM TIRADE AND PLACES THE BLAME WITH LAW MAKERS
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Judge Ian Trigger made launched into attack on ‘feral‘ youths and criticised law makers A judge warned yesterday that an obsession with rights had created a society "bedevilled by feral youth".

Judge Ian Trigger spoke out amid a wave of anger over the murder of devoted family man Garry New >>>


      TOP JUDGE ATTACKS ‘FERAL‘ YOBS IN A COURTROOM TIRADE AND PLACES THE BLAME WITH LAWMAKERS
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Judge Ian Trigger made launched into attack on ‘feral‘ youths and criticised law makers A judge warned yesterday that an obsession with rights had created a society "bedevilled by feral youth".

Judge Ian Trigger spoke out amid a wave of anger over the murder of devoted family man Garry New >>>


      TOP JUDGE ATTACKS ‘FERAL‘ YOBS IN A COURTROOM TIRADE AS CAMERON CALLS FOR NATIONAL SERVICE
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Judge Ian Trigger launched into an attack on ‘feral‘ youths and criticised law makers A judge has warned that an obsession with rights had created a society "bedevilled by feral youth".

Judge Ian Trigger spoke out amid a wave of anger over the murder of devoted family man Garry Newlove in >>>


      TRAVELLERS FACE DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS AT HEATHROW IN WAKE OF CRASH LANDING
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Disruption at Heathrow was continuing today in the wake of the crash landing of a British Airways jet.

Thousands of passengers hoping to fly away at the weekend could see their trvel plans ruined by delays and cancellations.

Travellers using the airport were being urged to ensure they check the latest >>>


      WHO‘S BUGGING THE BRITAIN‘S GOT TALENT JUDGES?
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Police were called to the audition venue for Britain‘s Got Talent today after a bugging device was discovered under the judges‘ table.

The surveillance equipment had been left overnight in the judges‘ room, where Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan embarked on a second day of filming. >>>


      WHO‘S THE DADDY? WHICH MARRIED MEDIA STAR HAS FATHERED A LOVE CHILD?
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Celebrity daddy: But who is the mystery man? As a leading media personality who is equally at ease with politicians, sportsmen and showbusiness stars, he is viewed as one of the nation‘s most highprofile figures.

A married man, his domestic life is traditional and conventional. But last night Westminster >>>


      WHO ARE THEY? WORLD‘S WORST WAXWORKS TO BE SOLD OFF AT AUCTION
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Next to being melted down, the greatest insult to any celebrity is to discover their waxwork likeness is being sold off to make room for newer models.

The House of Wax Museum in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, is putting 75 models up for sale in a bid to clear some space for more recognisable figures.

However >>>


      WHY IS CHANTELLE TURNING HERSELF INTO JORDAN?
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     With what appear to be freshly plumped lips, former Celebrity Big Brother star Chantelle Houghton is looking more like glamour model Jordan than ever before.

The reality TV star forced onlookers to do a double take as she strutted along the red carpet at the premiere of Afrika! Afrika! at London‘s 02 Aren >>>


      WPCS CALL FOR END TO SIMON COWELL–STYLE TROUSERS SAYING: ‘THEY MAKE OUR BUMS LOOK BIG‘
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     As officers of the law, they need to present a respectable and sometimes stern face to the public. But according to policewomen, there‘s no reason why they can‘t look good as well.

They are pleading with their bosses to dump the current uniform design, which they say is unflattering and impractical. >>>


      ‘I NEVER DOUBTED BILL‘S LOVE‘: HILLARY CLINTON SPEAKS FOR FIRST TIME ABOUT MONICA LEWINSKY AFFAIR
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Hillary Clinton has spoken for the first time about her husband‘s affair with Monica Lewinsky — 10 years after the scandal.

The Democratic presidential candidate admitted she had been embarrassed by Bill Clinton‘s cheating, but said she knew all along that he loved her.

"Because I had >>>


      ‘JAPANESE TIED ME TO MAST OF WHALING SHIP‘ CONFIRMS FREED ACTIVIST
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Free man: Briton Giles Lane has now been released A British activist held on a Japanese whaling boat for two days has given a grim account of his ordeal.

Briton Giles Lane, 35, and Australian Benjamin Potts, 28, from anti–whaling group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, were held by Japanese whalers after >>>


      ‘MOM, SOMETHING JUST SNAPPED,‘ SAYS WHITE TEEN WHO KILLED FOUR IN RIFLE RAMPAGE IN SOUTH AFRICAN SQUATTER CAMP
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     ‘They should hang him – my daughter and grandchild died‘ A white teenage boy told his mother he "snapped" just before he was arrested by police for opening fire on a South African squatter camp, killing a baby, a young boy, and two adults.

"Mom, something just snapped inside me, >>>


      BOBBY FISCHER – THE BRILLIANT BUT TROUBLED US CHESS KING, DIES AGED 64
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Bobby Fischer, the troubled chess genius who shot to fame when he took the world championship from the Russians during the Cold War, has died aged 64.

Fischer, who was born in Chicago but raised in Brooklyn, died in hospital in Reykjavik, his spokesman Gardar Sverrisson said today. He had been seriously ill for >>>


      BOY, ', DIES IN FREAK TOBOGGAN ACCIDENT WHILE ON FAMILY HOLIDAY AT FRENCH SKI RESORT
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Most popular stories News » Entire site » ‘Hero‘ pilot in British Airways crash: ‘I DID NOT land the plane – it was my deputy‘ Policeman swept to death in floods as Britain braced for a MONTH‘S rainfall in the next 48 hours 5' per cent of wives would leave their husbands (if they >>>


      BRITAIN‘S TROOPS HAVE MADE ‘DRAMATIC‘ PROGRESS AGAINST TALIBAN, SAYS DEFENCE CHIEF
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Britain‘s troops have made "dramatic" progress in the southern Afghan province of Helmand over the last 18 months, the commander of the UK‘s Armed Forces has said.

But the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, said this did not mean that the pace of military operation >>>


      BRITAIN HAS LOST CONTROL OVER POLISH IMMIGRATION, ADMITS SENIOR DIPLOMAT
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     In the survey 23 per cent of immigrants said they would never go back to Poland A senior British diplomat in Poland has admitted Britain is losing control over Polish immigration to the UK.

He was speaking at a forum to discuss a survey on Polish immigration where it was also revealed many Poles in England were >>>


      BRITISH WOMAN BLUDGEONED TO DEATH ON HER HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME IN NEW ZEALAND
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     A British woman has been murdered in a savage assault in New Zealand. Karen Aim, 26, who was on a working holiday in the North Island town of Taupo, was attacked on her way home after an evening out with friends.

She was found by chance by police investigating a school break–in. As they searched the groun >>>


      BROWN ON BEIJING CHARM OFFENSIVE OPENS DOORS TO &#163;30BN FLOOD OF CHINESE WEALTH – NO STRINGS ATTACHED
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Gordon Brown set aside China‘s record on human rights today to ensure Britain cashes in on the ballooning wealth of the world‘s new economic superpower.

Arriving in Beijing on his first visit as Prime Minister, he went out of his way to please his hosts with warm words and issued an open invitation >>>


      IF MCCANNS WERE PORTUGESE ‘THEY WOULD ALREADY BE IN JAIL‘ SAYS ‘WRONGLY–CONVICTED‘ KILLER
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Kate and Gerry McCann would have been ‘tortured, charged and condemned‘ by now if they had been Portuguese suspects it has been claimed Kate and Gerry McCann would have been ‘tortured, charged and condemned‘ by now if they had been Portuguese suspects, it was claimed yesterday.

Convicted >>>


      OUTRAGE IN NEW ZEALAND AS QUEEN ‘SNUBS‘ FUNERAL OF SIR EDMUND HILLARY BY DECLINING TO SEND ANY ROYAL
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Royal Family has sparked outrage in New Zealand by not sending a representative to Sir Edmund Hillary‘s state funeral next week.

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark yesterday confirmed no British royal would attend the funeral in Auckland next Tuesday.

National Party leader John Key said the m >>>


      SARKOZY RED–FACED AS NAKED PICTURES OF ‘WIFE‘ CARLA BRUNI ARE POSTED ON INTERNET
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     Sensational pictures of Nicolas Sarkozy‘s reported wife Carla Bruni posing naked have left the French President red–faced after being posted on the Internet.

The racy photographs, including a shoot the model did for Playboy, appeared as the leader attempted to halt his slide in the polls by proving >>>


      THAT‘S HOW YOU DEAL WITH TEENAGE YOBS! GERMANY SENDS VIOLENT TEEN TO SIBERIA
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     A teenage German offender has been sent to Siberia for nine months as part of a "somewhat unusual" effort by authorities to turn him away from violence.

"If he doesn‘t hack wood, his place is cold," Stefan Becker, the head of the youth and social affairs department in the central Germa >>>


      THOUSANDS EVACUATED AS ERUPTING VOLCANO SPREADS PANIC
      The Daily Mail, 18-01-2008
     A volcano in Colombia has erupted violently, prompting an evacuation order for thousands in the nearby town of Pasto.

The 14,110–foot Galeras volcano began spewing ash last night causing panic among nearby residents.

"It‘s still erupting," the network‘s director Fernando Gil >>>


      Alerta por tormentas fuertes en Córdoba y Santa Fe
      Clarin, 18-01-2008
     06:44 El Servicio Meteorológico prevé precipitaciones intensas con probables ráfagas y ocasional caída de granizo. En Capital y el Gran Buenos Aires el tiempo desmejora hacia la tarde, con probabilidad de lluvias y algunos chaparrones y una temperatura máxima de 30 grados. Un alerta meteorológico por tormentas fuertes en el centro y nort >>>


      Alerta por tormentas fuertes en el norte del país
      Clarin, 18-01-2008
     Entretenimientos La Ciudad Tendencias Ediciones Anteriores Ultimo Momento Sociedad Tamaño de textoEnviarImprimir Alerta por tormentas fuertes en el norte del país 06:43 El mal tiempo afectará al área comprendida desde Catamarca hasta el centro del Chaco y de Formosa y desde el norte de Santiago del Estero hasta Jujuy y Salta. "Se podrí >>>


      Choque fatal en la autovía Dos: un muerto y un herido grave
      Clarin, 18-01-2008
     06:06 El accidente ocurrió anoche cuando el auto en el que viajaban las víctimas chocó a una camioneta a la altura de la localidad de Atalaya. Un hombre murió anoche y otro sufrió heridas como consecuencia de un choque del vehículo en el que viajaban con una camioneta en la localidad bonaerense de Atalaya, informó una fuente policial. El >>>


      Cierre en alza de la Bolsa de Tokio
      Clarin, 18-01-2008
     04:50 Tras registrar pérdidas iniciales, el índice Nikkei subió 77,84 puntos, un 0,56 por ciento. El Topix, más amplio, avanzó 11,06 puntos, un 0,83%. Tras registrar pérdidas iniciales, la Bolsa de Valores de Tokio cerró hoy al alza, después de que los principales inversores compraran acciones abaratadas, animadas por la perspectiva de >>>


      Colombia: alarma por la erupción de un volcán
      Clarin, 18-01-2008
     06:06 Las autoridades de la ciudad de Pasto ordenaron la evacuación de unas dos mil personas que viven en las laderas del Galeras. Los habitantes de esa región dijeron que la explosión fue la más fuerte de los últimos 12 años. En algunas zonas cayó ceniza volcánica. 1 de 1 Un volcán en el suroeste de Colombia hizo erupción anoche, arro >>>


      Delfino y Nocioni brillaron en las victorias de Toronto y Chicago
      Clarin, 18-01-2008
     07:44 El santafesino marcó 26 tantos (su record en la NBA), bajó siete rebotes y repartió seis asistencias para el triunfo de los Raptors ante Sacramento por 116-'1. Por su parte, el Chapu anotó 20 puntos y bajó 4 rebotes para los Bulls ante Miami Heat (126 a '6). 1 de 1 Carlos Delfino tuvo una gran actuación al marcar 26 puntos >>>


      El Nikkei se recuperó tras cuatro caídas consecutivas
      Clarin, 18-01-2008
     04:44 El índice que agrupa las 225 principales acciones de la Bolsa de Tokio avanzó 278,'4 puntos, un 2,07 por ciento. El Topix, más amplio, sumó un 2,16%. La Bolsa de Valores de Tokio cerró hoy en alza, poniendo fin a cuarto jornadas consecutivas de pérdidas. El índice Nikkei, que agrupa las 225 principales acciones de la Bolsa de >>>



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