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      NEUN TODESOPFER BEI BRAND IN OBDACHLOSENUNTERKUNFT IN HALBERSTADT
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Halberstadt (dpa) – Verheerender Brand in einer Obdachlosenunterkunft in Halberstadt: Dabei kamen am Morgen neun Menschen ums Leben. Fünf Bewohner wurden mit Verletzungen ins Krankenhaus gebracht. Bei den Todesopfern handelt es sich nach ersten Erkenntnissen ausschließlich um Männer. Die Brandursa >>>


      NEUN TOTE BEI BRAND IN OBDACHLOSENQUARTIER
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Großansicht Halberstadt (dpa) – Bei einer der schwersten Brandtragödien in einer Obdachlosenunterkunft sind am Freitag in Halberstadt (Sachsen– Anhalt) neun Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Fünf Bewohner wurden mit schweren Verletzungen ins Krankenhaus gebracht, sagte Polizeisprecher Ulrich Wagn >>>


      NEUN TOTE BEI BRAND IN OBDACHLOSENUNTERKUNFT
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Halberstadt (dpa) – Bei einem verheerenden Brand in einer Obdachlosenunterkunft sind in Halberstadt neun Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Fünf Bewohner wurden mit Verletzungen ins Krankenhaus gebracht, sagte ein Polizeisprecher. Ursprünglich waren die Ermittler von zehn Todesopfern ausgegangen. Die Einsatzk >>>


      NOCH KEIN KONTAKT ZU ENTFÜHRERN VON SUSANNE OSTHOFF
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Berlin (dpa) – Knapp eine Woche nach ihrer Entführung im Irak fehlt von Susanne Osthoff weiter jede Spur. Die deutschen Behörden wissen nicht, wo sie ist und wie es ihr geht. In einem dramatischen Appell haben sich die Mutter und die Schwester an die Geiselnehmer gewandt. In einem auch bei Al–Dsch >>>


      NOCH KEINE SPUR VON SUSANNE OSTHOFF
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Auch eine Woche nach der Entführung von Susanne Osthoff im Irak fehlt von der Deutschen jede Spur. Die Bundesregierung versucht weiter Kontakt zu den Kidnappern aufzunehmen. «Wir sehen das Schicksal der Entführten mit großer Sorge», sagte Außenamtssprecher Ma >>>


      PORTRÄT: BERND ERBEL – BOTSCHAFTER MIT «HIMMELFAHRTSKOMMANDO»
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Der Posten des Botschafters in Bagdad gehört wohl zu den heikelsten und gefährlichsten Jobs, die das Auswärtige Amt zu vergeben hat. Das wusste Bernd Erbel, als er im Sommer 2004 seine Koffer packte und als erster deutscher Botschafter seit 13 Jahren in die irakisch >>>


      POSITIVER START FÜR KANZLERIN UND KOALITION
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Großansicht Berlin/Köln (dpa) – Die neue Bundeskanzlerin erhält wenige Tage nach ihrem Amtsantritt großen Zuspruch. Knapp die Hälfte (4' Prozent) der Bundesbürger bezeichnet die CDU–Vorsitzende Angela Merkel als gute Kanzlerin. Nur 17 Prozent halten sie für keine so >>>


      REGIERUNG WILL ARZNEIMITTELAUSGABEN UM ZWEI MILLIARDEN EURO KÜRZEN
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Dortmund (dpa) – Die große Koalition will nach Informationen der «Ruhr Nachrichten» bei den Arzneimittelausgaben vom kommenden Jahr an zwei Milliarden Euro einsparen. Die Zeitung bezieht sich auf einen ihr vorliegenden Gesetzentwurf von Union und SPD. Danach sollen Pharmafirmen Apothekern keine Naturalrabatt >>>


      SEEHOFER ATTACKIERT «GEIZ–IST–GEIL–MENTALIT'6;T» BEI LEBENSMITTELKAUF
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Hamburg (dpa) – Der Gammelfleisch–Skandal zieht auch politisch seine Kreise. Agrarminister Horst Seehofer sieht in der Nachfrage nach möglichst billigen Lebensmitteln eine der Ursachen. «Die Geiz– ist–geil– Mentalität ist gerade bei Lebensmitteln hochgefährlich», sagte er de >>>


      STREIT ÜBER ANGEMESSENE FORDERUNG IN METALL–TARIFRUNDE ENTBRANNT
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Frankfurt/Main (dpa) – Vor Beginn der Metall–Tarifrunde ist ein Streit über eine angemessene Lohnforderung entbrannt. Nach Einschätzung von IG–Metall–Chef Jürgen Peters können die Unternehmen Lohnerhöhungen 2006 wirtschaftlich gut verkraften. Dagegen schlossen die Metall >>>


      USA VOR 1000. HINRICHTUNG
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Washington (dpa) – Nach der Ablehnung aller Gnadengesuche wird in den USA heute der 1000. Häftling seit Wiedereinführung der Todesstrafe vor rund drei Jahrzehnten hingerichtet. Nach dem Obersten Gerichtshof lehnte auch der Gouverneur des Bundesstaates North Carolina, Mike Easley, die Begnadigung von Ken >>>


      VERZWEIFELTER APPELL AN ENTFÜHRER: «SEIEN SIE BARMHERZIG»
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Von Jürgen Balthasar, dpa Großansicht München (dpa) – Es ist ein Dokument der Verzweiflung und zugleich der nicht aufgegebenen Hoffnung. «Wir bitten Sie inständig, seien Sie barmherzig und gnädig mit meiner Tochter», sagt Ingrid Hala, die Mutter der im Irak entführten Archäolog >>>


      WEITER KEIN KONTAKT ZU OSTHOFF–ENTFÜHRERN
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Auch eine Woche nach der Entführung von Susanne Osthoff im Irak fehlt von der Deutschen jede Spur. Die Bundesregierung versucht weiter Kontakt zu den Kidnappern aufzunehmen. «Wir sehen das Schicksal der Entführten mit großer Sorge», sagte Außenamtssprecher Ma >>>


      ZWEI MUTMAßLICHE MORDOPFER NACH HAUSBRAND ENTDECKT
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Delbrück (dpa) – Bei einem Hausbrand in Delbrück bei Paderborn hat die Feuerwehr eine grausige Entdeckung gemacht. Die Retter fanden die Leichen eines zuvor getöteten Ehepaars. Nach ersten Angaben gehen die Ermittler von Raubmord aus. Die bis zur Unkenntlichkeit verbrannten Opfer wurden erschossen >>>


      ÄRZTE–WARNSTREIKS AN ETWA 20 UNI–KLINIKEN
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Ärzte an rund 20 Universitätskliniken wollen am Freitag für bessere Bezahlung demonstrieren. Zu den bundesweiten Warnstreiks hatte die Ärzte–Gewerkschaft Marburger Bund aufgerufen. Der Vorsitzende des Marburger Bundes, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, bezeichnete >>>


      ÄRZTE NENNEN ERSTE GESICHTSTRANSPLANTATION «OPERATIVEN ERFOLG»
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Lyon (dpa) – Die weltweit erste großflächige Gesichtstransplantation ist nach Ansicht der behandelnden Ärzte ein «operativer Erfolg». Der behandelten Französin gehe es heute physisch, immunologisch und psychisch gut, sagte der Transplantationsexperte Jean–Michel Dubernard in Lyon. Es ha >>>


      «MISS POSITIVE» IN RUSSLAND GEKÜRT
      Die Welt, 02-12-2005
      Moskau (dpa) – In Russland ist eine mit dem Aidsvirus HIV infizierte 24 Jahre alte Frau zur «Miss Positive» gewählt worden. Wie russische Medien am Donnerstag berichteten, soll mit dem Schönheitswettbewerb auf die rasante Ausbreitung des Virus in Russland hingewiesen werden.

Die Gewinnerin, Swe >>>


      POLITICAL FOLLY, PUBLIC TRAGEDIES
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Within 24 hours of the Government‘s surreptitious approval of a cannabis free–for–all (slipped out on a hectic news day) comes tragic evidence of its folly.

In Liverpool, the racist axe–murderer of teenager Anthony Walker pleads in mitigation that he was ‘consistently >>>


      2005 PRIMARY SCHOOL PERFORMANCE TABLES
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      in English, mathematics and science. They show the percentage of eligible pupils in each state primary school in England achieving at least ‘level four‘ in each subject, the standard expected by the Government. The tables are compiled with data from the Department for Education and Skills.

Schools >>>


      A TIPPLE MAY NOT BE GOOD FOR YOU
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Wine: May not be so beneficial Drinking two glasses of wine a day may not be such good medicine after all.

After years of telling us that a couple of drinks were good for us by reducing the risk of heart attacks, one team of experts have changed their minds.

The team led by Dr Rod Jackson >>>


      AUSTRALIA SACK JONES AFTER DISMAL RUN
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Australia have sacked head coach Eddie Jones after a run of only one win in nine matches.

The Australian Rugby Union acted after a poor European tour saw the Wallabies lose to France, England and Wales last month with their only success coming against Ireland at Lansdowne Road.

ARU managi >>>


      BELL AND COLLINGWOOD LEAD SURVIVAL FIGHT
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      Under fire: Collingwood and Bell in fight for survival Stumps – day four: England 121 for two, trailing by 227. Pakistan 636 for eight declared.

England took their bid to save the third Test against Pakistan into the final day of the series as they recovered their composure after a merciless mauling at t >>>


      BEST‘S BODY ARRIVES HOME
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      Story: Best tributes from the football world In focus: The life and times of George Best Gallery: George Best‘s Life in Pictures Have your say Was George Best the greatest footballer ever?

More polls» Don‘t miss today Video: George Best‘s reflections Special tribute: George Best 1'4 >>>


      BEST RETURNS HOME FOR LAST TIME
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? The body of football legend George Best is to make its final journey back to his native city of Belfast.

Exactly a week after the ex–Manchester United star died, his remains will be flown home in a small private chartered plane to RAF Aldergrove, ahead of a funeral ceremony at Stormont on Sa >>>


      BLAIR‘S PLEDGE ON EU BUDGET REBATE
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Britain will not pay more than its fair share into the EU budget, Prime Minister Tony Blair has insisted.

He said Britain would have to pay more into the EU‘s coffers if the bloc was to enlarge.

But he said it would not pay over the odds and he promised he would not give up the UK r >>>


      BLAIR ACCUSED OF EU REBATE SURRENDER
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Prime Minister Tony Blair has been accused of "surrender" amid indications that the Government is preparing to give up part of Britain‘s European Union rebate in an effort to secure agreement on the EU budget.

Speaking as he began a round of whirlwind diplomacy with the EU‘s >>>


      BOTTOM LINE IS KEIRA CAN SHAPE UP TO J–LO
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Figure–hugging: Keira adopts J–Lo‘s style She is so insecure about her bottom that she insisted on a backside double for a recent film.

But wearing a figure–hugging dress at a film awards ceremony, Keira Knightley proved she really has nothing to worry about.

The 2 >>>


      BROWN CALLS FOR FARM POLICY REFORMS
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Chancellor Gordon Brown has stepped up pressure for reform of the European Union‘s Common Agricultural Policy It came with the release of a report arguing that the system of farming support costs EU citizens around 645 annually for the average family of four – the equivalent of a 15% VAT rate o >>>


      BROWN PUSHES FOR FAIRER TRADE DEAL
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Chancellor Gordon Brown will urge his counterparts from the world‘s richest nations to agree a deal to make trade fairer for poorer countries.

Just weeks ahead of the crucial World Trade Organisation summit in Hong Kong, Mr Brown is hosting a gathering of finance ministers and central bank g >>>


      CHARGES FEAR OVER NHS REFORM
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? The reform programme currently being rolled out across the NHS could lead to patients being charged for care, experts have warned.

Professor Cam Donaldson and Dr Danny Ruta, from the University of Newcastle, said Government policies – such as giving patients greater choice over where they ar >>>


      CREDIT CARD FIRMS TO SHARE CUSTOMER DETAILS
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Four of Britain‘s leading credit card companies are to share more information about their customers‘ spending habits in order to stem the tide of bankruptcies.

Barclaycard, the Co–operative Bank, Egg and Abbey have said they will reveal to each other details of customers‘ c >>>


      DECISION DUE ON RAIL CRASH INQUIRY
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? A decision on whether a public inquiry is to be held into the Potters Bar rail crash is expected to be made by Transport Secretary Alistair Darling.

Seven people – six passengers and a passer–by – were killed when a London to King‘s Lynn train derailed close to Potters Bar >>>


      DOUBLE CENTURY FOR YOUSUF
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? England were powerless to stop Mohammad Yousuf kicking on to his third double–century for Pakistan as the hosts stepped up the suffering for Michael Vaughan‘s team on the fourth morning of the final Test in Lahore.

The tourists waved goodbye yesterday to all hope of winning this match >>>


      DOUBT OVER ALCOHOL HEALTH BENEFITS
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Drinking two glasses of wine a day may not be such good medicine after all, a team of experts has said.

Numerous studies have shown that light to moderate alcohol consumption protects the heart.

One suggests that having up to three drinks a day, each containing about 10 grams of alcohol, >>>


      EARLY RETIREMENT SCHEME FACES AXE
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott will anger unions when he ends an early retirement scheme for local government employees.

The so–called 85–year rule allows council workers to retire on a full pension from age 51 provided they have been employed for 34 years.

That will be s >>>


      EMINEM LOOKALIKE QUIZZED OVER MULLER MURDER
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Killer: Christopher Duncan. Click to see his tattoo An Eminem impersonator who faces life in jail for killing a law student is set to be questioned over the unsolved murder of American artist Margaret Muller, it emerged today.

Christopher Duncan, who dressed like the American rapper and had the sa >>>


      FIVE JAILED OVER TRAFFICKING RACKET
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Five members of a "callous" family–run Albanian gang who preyed on naive young women in a 2 million trafficking and prostitution ring were jailed for up to 18 years each.

Conned with false promises of fun and well–paid work, some of those they ensnared were forced to entertai >>>


      GREATS TO CARRY BEST‘S COFFIN
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballing greats are to carry George Best‘s coffin, it was confirmed on Thursday night.

The soccer icon‘s lifelong friend Denis Law and ex–international manager Billy Bingham will be among the pallbearers at Saturday‘s funeral in Bel >>>


      GWYNETH PREGNANT WITH SECOND CHILD
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Glowing: Gwyneth Paltrow She has made no secret of the fact she wants a bigger family.

And now it looks as if the rumours are true and Gwyneth Paltrow is pregnant with her second child.

A report in today‘s Evening Standard attributed the news to a ‘reliable source‘ addin >>>


      HEADS OVERSHADOW TOP TEST RESULTS
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Record results in this year‘s primary school league tables have been overshadowed by the heads of two top schools who have attacked key Government policies.

The headteacher of a school which came first in this year‘s hardest league table attributed her success to "ignoring" l >>>


      HEROIC POLICE RECALL JULY 7 HORROR
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? The police officers who were first to respond to the July 7 London bombings have told how they braved horrific conditions to rescue survivors of the terrorist blasts.

A roll call of '6 British Transport Police (BTP) officers were honoured at a commendation ceremony for performing above and bey >>>


      HEWITT UNDER FIRE OVER NHS DEFICIT
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt came under fire from opposition parties after admitting the NHS could be facing a deficit of 620 million.

She published the figures shortly after officials revealed that the new contracts for consultants and GPs had gone almost 400 million over budget, with pay arr >>>


      HOSPITAL WAIT LIST ‘AT RECORD LOW‘
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? The number of people waiting for an NHS operation in England has fallen below 800,000 for the first time.

At the end of October there were 7'2,300 on the waiting list – a fall of 12,400 compared with September‘s figures and down 65,300 on the same time next year.

The Depar >>>


      I WAS ‘HANDS ON‘ FATHER, CLAIMS MURDER ACCUSED
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Wragg: Denies murdering his son Jacob A former soldier accused of killing his terminally ill son claimed today he was a "hands–on" father.

Andrew Wragg, 38, said he and his wife Mary had been in an "impossible and hopeless" situation caring for 10–year–old Jac >>>


      JULY 7 POLICE HEROES HONOURED
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Police officers who responded heroically to the July 7 London bombings will be honoured at a commendations ceremony.

A roll call of '6 British Transport Police (BTP) officers who were involved in rescuing survivors, recovering bodies, search and mortuary duties will be honoured for performing >>>


      MASSIVE BONUS FOR REDKNAPP RESCUE ACT
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Harry Redknapp: Big bonus Harry Redknapp looks certain to be offered a short–term contract together with a massive bonus to beat relegation if, as expected, he returns as Portsmouth manager next week.

Chairman Milan Mandaric, humiliated by Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock‘s decision >>>


      MY SCHOOL‘S THE BEST BECAUSE I IGNORED LABOUR
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Headteacher: Barbara Jones The head of the primary school which has topped the latest league tables of test results said she succeeded by ‘ignoring‘ government policy.

Barbara Jones said her school did not follow the daily literacy hour or numeracy programmes.

She said: " >>>


      NEW INFORMATION IN PC MURDER HUNT
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Detectives hunting two men in connection with the murder of Pc Sharon Beshenivsky are set to release new information as the search for the suspects continues.

The 38–year–old officer was gunned down on November 18 as she and a colleague responded to an armed raid at a travel agents in >>>


      NOW THEN SONNY, CAN I SEE YOUR MOT AND INSURANCE?
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Trundling into trouble: Oliver Smith In his bright red car with no tax disc and a broken indicator, it was perhaps only a matter of time before Oliver Smith got into trouble with the law.

He was also driving on the pavement, so it is hardly surprising he was pulled over by a police officer and lec >>>


      PM CONTINUES EU BUDGET DIPLOMACY
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Prime Minister Tony Blair is continuing his whirlwind tour of eastern Europe in a bid to drum up support for a deal to settle the European Union budget for the next eight years.

The PM was last night accused of surrendering part of Britain‘s 3 billion–a–year rebate as a sweetener >>>


      POMPEY TO TALK TO SANCHEZ AND KERR
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric is set to talk with Lawrie Sanchez and Brian Kerr about the vacant managerial post at Fratton Park.

Sanchez is the current Northern Ireland boss, while Kerr was in charge of Republic of Ireland until they failed to qualify for the World Cup and his contract was n >>>


      REID VISITS TROOPS AT BASRA BASE
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Defence Secretary John Reid has visited British troops in Iraq ahead of the country‘s elections.

Mr Reid met soldiers from the divisional command in Basra before going on to see Iraqi troops train.

The trip – Mr Reid‘s second as Defence Secretary – comes two weeks >>>


      SCIENCE SUPPORT PACKAGE UNVEILED
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Chancellor Gordon Brown has set out plans for a new framework for medical research in the UK, designed to attract private sector investment of as much as 1 billion in the development of new drugs.

Initiatives unveiled ahead of next Monday‘s Pre–Budget Report include a National Institut >>>


      SEXISM ‘RIFE‘ IN POLICE SERVICE
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Homophobia and sexism remain widespread in the police service, leaving large numbers of officers feeling excluded and discriminated against, according to a study for the Home Office.

However, use of racist language has almost disappeared because officers know it will lead to disciplinary action, t >>>


      SOCCER GREATS TO CARRY BEST COFFIN
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballing greats are to carry George Best‘s coffin, it has been confirmed.

The soccer icon‘s lifelong friend Denis Law and ex–international manager Billy Bingham will be among the pallbearers at Saturday‘s funeral in Belfast.

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      SOUNESS: I WILL NOT WALK AWAY
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Graeme Souness: Staying put Newcastle manager Graeme Souness has promised he will not walk away from St James‘ Park as the pressure mounts.

The 52–year–old Scot was left in little doubt about the dwindling patience of the club‘s fans as they vented their anger after Wednesd >>>


      THAT‘S SIR
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Knighted: Sir David enjoys his day at the Palace Much–loved actor David Jason, famed for his role as wheeler–dealer Del Boy in the TV sitcom Only Fools and Horses, was knighted by the Queen today.

Jason, 65, who also won a legion of fans for his performances in A Touch of Frost and The >>>


      THE DIETERS DESTINED FOR FAILURE
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? It‘s something that most dieters will have experienced – shedding all those pounds only to pile them all back on later.

Now doctors have discovered why it is so hard to maintain weight loss. It‘s all down to our hormones. A study looked at the effects of the hormone leptin, which >>>


      THIS GORILLA OF A FILM IS BLOCKBUSTER OF THE YEAR
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      King Kong: The film stars Naomi Watts Just over a year ago, Oscar–winning film–maker Peter Jackson stood on the mammoth Skull Island set he had built on a peninsula in New Zealand and told me why he loved King Kong.

Speaking about Merian Cooper‘s classic 1'33 movie, Jackson said: "Th >>>


      TREASURY ACCUSED OVER PENSION SUMS
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? The chairman of the Government‘s Pensions Commission has accused the Treasury of "telling porkies" over the calculations behind his radical proposals for reform.

Press reports have suggested that Chancellor Gordon Brown is challenging the financial basis on which Lord Turner based >>>


      TURNER CRITICISES BROWN‘S PENSIONS RESPONSE
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Lord Turner branded Gordon Brown‘s attack on his pensions plans "a caricature" today.

The Chancellor has reportedly dismissed the proposals as unaffordable. But Lord Turner said that was "not a contribution to a sane argument". And he revealed Downing Street and the Treas >>>


      WANTED MEN MAY BE TRYING TO FLEE, WARN POLICE
      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
      What is RSS? Arrested: Yusuf Jamma. Click to see wanted men Muzzaker Shah and Mustaf Jamma Two men wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of a female police officer may be trying to leave the country, a detective said today.

West Yorkshire Police are trying to trace 24–year–old Muzzak >>>


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      The Daily Mail, 02-12-2005
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      A CULTURE OF BRIBERY IN CONGRESS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      The Monitor‘s View Almost every US lawmaker takes big money aimed at helping private interests win favorable government action. If they stash the cash for themselves, it‘s illegal. If they use it to get reelected, keep their job, and help the private interests, it‘s generally legal.

Either wa >>>


      A DROUGHT OF FARM LABOR
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor LOS ANGELES Imperial Valley lettuce farmer Jack Vessey says it‘s the worst in his lifetime.

Farther north in California‘s Central Valley, orange grower Manuel Cunha calls it the most constrained since before World War II. Coastal tomato grower Luwanna >>>


      A LONG ROAD TO REOPEN NEW ORLEANS COMPANIES
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor NEW ORLEANS It‘s 8:30 in the morning, a time when Hubig‘s bakery normally would be filled with the smell of steaming fruit and frying dough as some 20,000 pies and turnovers begin to make their way to customers all over southern Louisiana.

Instead, Ott >>>


      A REVERSE COURSE CAN BRING SUCCESS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      By Daniel Schorr WASHINGTON In this period of government uncertainty, President Bush may well be contemplating what has become the autumn of his discontent.

In the MonitorFriday, 12/02/05 Iraqi rebels again seizing foreigners How Murtha‘s call to exit Iraq plays back home Moving into East Jerusalem A lon >>>


      ART TOWN, USA
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      In the MonitorFriday, 12/02/05 Iraqi rebels again seizing foreigners How Murtha‘s call to exit Iraq plays back home Moving into East Jerusalem A long road to reopen New Orleans companies Editorial: A culture of bribery in Congress Get all the Monitor‘s headlines by e–mail.Subscribe for free.

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      BACKSTORY: ‘TIL HALFTIME DO US PART
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Quake emboldens Pakistani TV Backstory: Detroit‘s blade runner Art with a boogie–woogie beat Backstory: The most unwanted man in Kazakhstan Breathing life into dragons Fun With Jeremy and Jane A Big Oil spill in ‘Syriana‘ The long ‘Purple‘ road to the Great White Way Into it: Jim Bri >>>


      BACKSTORY: TOYING WITH THE PATIENCE OF PARENTS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      By Peter Grier WASHINGTON Politicians in washington are always talking about controlling the flood of illegal immigrants over the border. But here‘s a problem you never hear them address: controlling the immobilizing flood of plastic toys into my house.

In the MonitorFriday, 12/02/05 Iraqi rebels again s >>>


      BOOK A ROOM WITH ‘MRS. PALFREY‘
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Film critic of The Christian Science Monitor I have admired Joan Plowright ever since I saw her in her first important film, "The Entertainer." She is often referred to in the press as Lady Olivier, as if she needed the extra boost of that honorific. But Plowright would have been a marvelous actress even if >>>


      COURAGE ON DISPLAY DOWN LIFE‘S SLOPES
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Film critic of The Christian Science Monitor Three new documentaries, in varying ways, are about courage. Of course, one man‘s courage is another‘s foolhardiness, which brings me to First Descent, which is about snowboarders. Not just any snowboarders – not those annoying kids who cut into the ski li >>>


      CULTURAL INSIGHT LIES IN SPARE CHANGE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Coins are like little travel brochures, advertising what a country wants you to know about itself.

By Nicole Clausing At an outdoor market in Havana that was overflowing with guayaberas (shirts), paintings of cars, mildewing collections of Hemingway short stories, and wooden Fidel Castro figurines, I handed a >>>


      DOUGLAS HOLTZ–EAKIN
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      By David T. Cook When Douglas Holtz–Eakin was selected to head the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office in 2003, some Democrats and independents were concerned.

His previous job was serving as President Bush‘s chief economist. At the time, The Washington Post said it was "a bit jittery" >>>


      EXPAND THE PRO–CHOICE DIALOGUE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      By Dinushika Mohottige DURHAM, N.C.

President Bush‘s Supreme Court nomination of conservative Samuel Alito has reignited discussions over whether a woman‘s legal right to choose an abortion is under a serious threat.

The pro–choice movement continues to face the challenges of rallyin >>>


      FOR A STRONGER AMERICA, TELL THE TRUTH
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      By Jeffrey Shaffer PORTLAND, ORE.

Hollywood, listen up. I‘ve got a can‘t–miss idea for a box office bonanza. The plot is simple: A fleet of alien spaceships swoops over all 50 states, emitting beams of strange light that exert an irresistible force on every citizen. For the next 24 hours, the >>>


      HOW MURTHA‘S CALL TO EXIT IRAQ PLAYS BACK HOME
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor LATROBE, PA.

The big news in Pennsylvania‘s 12th congressional district this week is the opening of deer–hunting season, the Steelers‘ big loss to the Colts, and Rep. John Murtha, the unexpected new face of the antiwar movement.

To voter >>>


      IRAQI REBELS AGAIN SEIZING FOREIGNERS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor BAGHDAD The abduction of four Christian peace activists at gunpoint here is just one part of a spike in the kidnapping and targeting of foreign civilians in Iraq over the past week.

More than a dozen civilians have been victims of this new wave of attacks that is >>>


      KAZAKH OPPOSITION CRIES FOUL
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      The run–up to Friday‘s presidential vote has prompted thousands of complaints to foreign monitors.

By Mette Risa and Fred Weir ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN President Nursultan Nazarbayev‘s face seems to leap out from every direction.

It radiates from TV screens. It stares from walls, construct >>>


      MASTERS OF COMIC ART
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Staff writer of the Christian Science Monitor ‘Masters of American Comics,‘ an exhibit at Los Angeles‘s Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, is the first national show to explore comics as a serious art form. It features comic writers such as Winsor McCay, who brought the genteel, suburb >>>


      MOVING INTO EAST JERUSALEM
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor JERUSALEM Shoe–horned into the slopes of Sheikh Jarah, an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem, is the newer Jewish enclave Shimon Hatzadik, or Simon the Righteous.

The 40 Israeli residents, guarded by a privately hired gunman, may soon have more compatriots >>>


      ON THE GREENWAY, BEWARE OF THE BULLDOGS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Writer Diana Morley spent six days in Athens, Ga. Where did you go? Athens, Ga., home to the University of Georgia and alternative rock band R.E.M.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART In the MonitorFriday, 12/02/05 Iraqi rebels again seizing foreigners How Murtha‘s call to exit Iraq plays back home Moving into East Je >>>


      ONE KENYAN MAN‘S MISSION: FREE AFRICA FROM YOKE OF AID
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor KALAWANI, KENYA With a few radical ideas and a band of scrappy followers armed with hoes and pitchforks, a self–taught economist from Kenya is trying to set Africa free – liberate it from the billions of dollars in aid it receives every year from rich countries >>>


      PRAYER FOR A TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      A Christian Science perspective on daily life As two recent articles in this newspaper reported, the United States government, in both executive and legislative branches, has been rocked by scandal, charges, countercharges, and more than the whiff of bribery, while the Canadian government has just fallen to a no– >>>


      US MILITARY PRESENCE IN PARAGUAY IRKS NEIGHBORS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor CUIDAD DEL ESTE, PARAGUAY Outside the Jebay mall, a bustling hive of black market shops guarded by men with pistols and shotguns, a motorcycle taxista shouts from inside his helmet: "They want to control all this. They think terrorists are here." "They" >>>


      US STAND POSES HURDLE AT ENVIRONMENTAL TALKS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor MONTREAL In the halls of the Palais de Congres, where international talks are under way on next steps to combat global warming, all eyes are turning to the challenge of bringing developing countries on board.

Many of these nations have ratified the Kyoto Protocol, >>>


      WHAT PENELOPE WAS UP TO WHEN ODYSSEUS WAS OUT
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      By Yvonne Zipp Penelope may be literature‘s ultimate stay–at–home mom. While her husband, Odysseus, filled two books with 20 years of war, adventures, and gorgeous goddesses, Penelope was stuck on Ithaca weaving, raising a son, and trying to keep about 100 suitors from eating her out of house and home >>>


      YOU‘VE GOT (MOVIES IN THE) MAIL
      The Christian Science Monitor, 02-12-2005
      Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor Netflix or Blockbuster Online? That‘s the vexing question for millions of movie watchers across the United States.

With more Americans shunning the sticky floors and ad–filled screens of megaplexes for the comfort of home viewing, online movie renting h >>>


      DIX "MARINES" AMÉRICAINS TUÉS PRČS DE FALLOUDJA
      Liberation, 02-12-2005
      vendredi 02 décembre 2005 (Reuters – 18:30) WASHINGTON – Dix soldats américains ont été tués jeudi dans un attentat ŕ la bombe pr';s de Falloudja, ŕ l‘ouest de Bagdad, alors qu‘ils effectuaient une patrouille ŕ pied, a annoncé vendredi l&lsquo >>>


      LES PRIMAIRES DU FATAH SE POURSUIVENT DANS LE CHAOS
      Liberation, 02-12-2005
      vendredi 02 décembre 2005 (Reuters – 12:47) NAPLOUSE, Cisjordanie – Les primaires du Fatah ont partiellement repris dans certaines villes de Cisjordanie mais dans une localité au moins, Salfit, pr';s de Naplouse, elles ont été une nouvelle fois suspendues en raison de violences.< >>>


      VAGUE D‘INDIGNATION APRČS LA 1.000E EXÉCUTION AUX ETATS–UNIS
      Liberation, 02-12-2005
      vendredi 02 décembre 2005 (Reuters – 15:00) LONDRES – La milli';me exécution d‘un condamné ŕ mort aux Etats–Unis depuis 1'76 provoque une vague d‘indignation de la part des adversaires de la peine capitale ŕ travers le monde.

"C‘est >>>


      DÉSORMAIS RASSEMBLÉ, LE PS S‘AFFAIRE Ŕ RIPOSTER
      Liberation, 02-12-2005
      par Laure Bretton PARIS – Enterrées les querelles européennes, terminé le congr';s du Mans...

Le Parti socialiste s‘est attaché cette semaine ŕ mettre en musique le nouveau mantra de son chef, François Hollande, pour qui "le temps de la confrontation avec >>>


      L‘ISLAMISTE FRAN'';AIS LIONEL DUMONT JUGÉ Ŕ DOUAI LUNDI
      Liberation, 02-12-2005
      par Thierry Lévęque PARIS – L‘islamiste français Lionel Dumont, un "djihadiste" qui serait proche des réseaux d‘Oussama ben Laden, sera jugé ŕ partir de lundi ŕ Douai (Nord) pour des crimes datant de 1''6 imputés ŕ un groupe radical appel& >>>


      LA PREMIČRE GREFFÉE DU VISAGE SE PORTE BIEN
      Liberation, 02-12-2005
      par Catherine Lagrange LYON – La patiente qui a subi la premi';re greffe mondiale de visage se porte bien, selon ses médecins, qui esp';rent renouveler cette opération, symbole d‘espoir pour les défigurés par balles et les grands br$';lés.

"La ma >>>


      ALFA TELECOM TAKES A BRAND NEW NAME
      The Moscow Times, 02-12-2005
      By Yelena Smirnova and Douglas Busvine Reuters Vedomosti Alexei Reznikovich Alfa Telecom, the private equity firm with a reputation for aggressive dealmaking, is renaming itself Altimo and courting foreign partners now that it has built critical mass in its core Eurasian markets.

The $8 billion business, contr >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      The Moscow Times, 02-12-2005
      Aa Aa Aa Business in Brief Foreign Currency Reserves The country‘s foreign currency and gold reserves rose to a record $167.2 billion as of Nov. 25, surging $3.' billion from a week before, the Central Bank said Thursday.

Soaring crude oil prices have boosted revenue from abroad and helped push up th >>>


      CHUBAIS SLAMS LUZHKOV
      The Moscow Times, 02-12-2005
      The Associated Press Anatoly Chubais, the head of the Unified Energy Systems, on Thursday toned down his warning of possible power cuts in parts of Moscow –– and slammed criticism of UES management by Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov.

Chubais said potential cuts in the event of prolonged freezing temperat >>>


      EU VIEWS UKRAINE AS MARKET ECONOMY
      The Moscow Times, 02-12-2005
      The Associated Press Gleb Garanich / Reuters President Yushchenko, left, and Prime Minister Blair arriving at the EU–Ukraine summit in central Kiev on Thursday.

KIEV –– The European Union agreed Thursday to recognize Ukraine as a free market economy, a status the country sought to give it an >>>


      FISHY BUSINESS REACHES CABINET
      The Moscow Times, 02-12-2005
      By Anastasiya Lebedev Staff Writer Grigory Sysoyev / Itar–Tass Gordeyev, right, gesticulating before the Cabinet meeting on Thursday.

The crab population in the Russian Far East faces extinction within five years unless poachers are stopped from selling the gourmet meat to Japan, Primorye region Governor >>>


      MEDIA FIRM TURNS TO PIRACY BUSTING
      The Moscow Times, 02-12-2005
      By Anna Smolchenko Staff Writer German media giant Bertelsmann plans to open a storage media production plant in Russia next year, the first such move from a foreign media company, a company official said Thursday.

The decision to start production locally could indicate a new push by the company to crack down >>>



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