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      MUTMAßLICHER MITTÄTER DER LONDONER ANSCHLÄGE VERHAFTET
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      London (dpa) – Die britische Polizei hat einen mutmaßlichen Mittäter der Terroranschläge in London vom 21. Juli verhaftet. Der Mann wurde auf dem Flughafen Gatwick festgenommen, teilte Scotland Yard mit. Es handele sich um einen 23–Jährigen, der im Londoner Stadtteil Tottenham wohnt. Di >>>


      MUTMAßLICHER MITTÄTER DER LONDONER ANSCHLÄGE VOM 21. JULI VERHAFTET
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      London (dpa) – Die britische Polizei hat einen mutmaßlichen Mittäter der Terroranschläge in London vom 21. Juli verhaftet. Der Mann wurde auf dem Flughafen Gatwick in Gewahrsam genommen, teilte Scotland Yard mit. Die Attacken durch Rucksack–Bomber auf drei U– Bahn–Linien und eine >>>


      NETANJAHU WILL ZURÜCK AN DIE MACHT
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Großansicht Tel Aviv (dpa) – Der frühere israelische Ministerpräsident Benjamin Netanjahu (5') will als neuer Parteichef den Likud bei den Wahlen im kommenden März wieder zur Regierungspartei machen. «Ich bin heute Nacht hierher gekommen, um euch zu sagen, dass der Likud auf dem Weg zur&u >>>


      NETANJAHU WIRD LIKUDCHEF
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Tel Aviv (dpa) – Der israelische Ex–Ministerpräsident Benjamin Netanjahu wird neuer Chef des Likud–Blocks. Nach ersten Ergebnissen gewann er die interne Wahl zum Parteivorsitzenden klar. Außenminister Silwan Schalom gratulierte als schärfster Rivale zu dem Erfolg. Netanjahu kündig >>>


      NRW ENTSCHEIDET WAHRSCHEINLICH HEUTE ÜBER STROMPREISERHÖHUNG
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Berlin (dpa) – Nordrhein–Westfalen entscheidet heute wohl über die geplanten Strompreiserhöhungen von RWE. Wirtschaftsministerin Christa Thoben hat sich zusätzliche Unterlagen kommen lassen, in denen der Konzern die beantragten Preiserhöhung begründet muss. Hessen hat als erstes Bun >>>


      PORTRÄT: SUSANNE OSTHOFF
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Großansicht München (dpa) – «Immer unter Strom», «voller Aktionismus», «unglaublich tatendurstig» – so beschreiben Verwandte und Bekannte Susanne Osthoff.

Sie sei sich aber auch durchaus den Gefahren im Irak bewusst gewesen.

«Susanne hatte großen Respekt und auch ein bissc >>>


      PROZESS GEGEN RECHTSEXTREME IN POTSDAM
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Potsdam (dpa) – Sechs Rechtsextremisten müssen sich vor dem Landgericht Potsdam wegen versuchten Mordes verantworten. Sie sollen zwei Männer aus der linken Szene schwer verletzt haben. Der Prozess begann unter scharfen Sicherheitsvorkehrungen. Unter den Prozessbeobachtern waren auch etwa 40 Sympathisant >>>


      REKORD AN TRAINERWECHSELN IN HINRUNDE DER FUßBALL–BUNDESLIGA
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Berlin (dpa) – Die Hinrunde in der Fußball–Bundesliga–Saison 2005/ 2006 ist zwar vorbei – doch die Liga sorgt weiter für Gesprächsstoff. Mit Holger Fach in Wolfsburg wurde der achte Coach entlassen – Rekord für eine Hinserie. Auch Manager Thomas Strunz muss gehen. Ein >>>


      RONALDINHO UND PRINZ SIND DIE «KÖNIGE» DES WELTFUßBALLS
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Zürich (dpa) – Der Fußball–Weltverband FIFA hat Superstar Ronaldinho zum «Weltfußballer des Jahres» gekürt. Der Brasilianer gewann die Auszeichnung zum zweiten Mal in Folge. Auf die Plätze kamen der Engländer Frank Lampard und der Kameruner Samuel Eto‘o. Bei den Frauen >>>


      SCHÄRFERE STEUERREGELUNG BEI DIENSTWAGEN FÜR SELBSTSTÄNDIGE
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Berlin (dpa) – Auf Selbstständige kommt eine schärfere Auslegung der Dienstwagensteuer zu. Um auch künftig in den Genuss des ermäßigten Steuersatzes zu kommen, müssen sie nachweisen, dass sie den Dienstwagen zu mehr als 50 Prozent betrieblich nutzen. Das beschloss das Bundeskabinett >>>


      STEINBRÜCK LEHNT HÖHERE ABSETZBARKEIT VON KINDERBETREUUNGSKOSTEN AB
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Hamburg (dpa) – Finanzminister Peer Steinbrück ist dagegen, mehr Kinderbetreuungskosten von der Steuer abzusetzen. In der «Bild» sagte Steinbrück: «Von meinem Vorschlag, Kosten bis zu 1000 Euro absetzen zu können, profitieren 1,7 Millionen Familien – drei Mal so viele wie bisher.» Seine Kabin >>>


      STREIT UM FAMILIENPOLITIK
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) hat ihr schwarz–rotes Kabinett im Streit um finanzielle Forderungen und Kinderbetreuungskosten zur Einigung aufgerufen.

Familienministerin Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) und Finanzminister Peer Steinbrück (SPD) sollten sich auf e >>>


      SUNNITEN ZIEHEN IN IRAKS PARLAMENT EIN
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Bagdad (dpa) – Im neuen Parlament im Irak sind auch Parteien der arabischen Sunniten vertreten. Das geht aus vorläufigen Ergebnissen der Wahl in 11 von 18 Provinzen hervor. Damit sitzt eine Fraktion im Parlament, die mit dem bewaffneten Widerstand gegen die US–Truppen sympathisiert. Größte F >>>


      SUNNITISCHE KONSENSFRONT IM IRAK AKZEPTIERT WAHLERGEBNIS NICHT
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Bagdad (dpa) – Die Irakische Konsensfront hat die Wahlkommission der Wahlfälschung bezichtigt. Die Parteichefs des sunnitischen Bündnisses sagten in Bagdad, sie würden das Ergebnis anfechten. Es sei nicht möglich, dass die Schiiten–Allianz der religiösen Parteien in der Hauptstadt t >>>


      SUSANNE OSTHOFF UND IHR FAHRER SIND FREI
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Nach Susanne Osthoff ist nun auch ihr im Irak entführter Fahrer wieder frei. Sein Verbleib ist aber noch unklar. Gestern war die Freilassung der vor gut drei Wochen entführten Archäologin Osthoff bekannt geworden. Außenminister Frank–Walter Steinmeier sa >>>


      SUSANNE OSTHOFF WILL ERST MAL RUHE
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Von Helmut Reuter, dpa Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Susanne Osthoff kam für viele unerwartet schnell frei.

Das Trauma der Entführung in ihrer Wahlheimat Irak wird sie aber noch lange beschäftigen. Sie entflieht dem Medienrummel samt Blitzlichtgewitter. Frau Osthoff suche nicht den Kont >>>


      TURINER OLYMPIA–ORGANISATOREN MÜSSEN 60 MILLIONE EURO AUFTREIBEN
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Turin (dpa) – Das Organisationskomitee der Olympischen Winterspiele in Turin muss bis zum 10. Januar 60 Millionen Euro auftreiben. Weil dieses Geld im Gesamtetat fehlt, drohe der finanzielle Zusammenbruch, behauptet die Tageszeitung «La Repubblica». Am 10. Januar muss laut Gesetz der Etat endgültig abgesegne >>>


      UMFRAGE: REGIERUNG LEGT GUTEN START HIN
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) hat nach Ansicht deutscher Führungskräfte einen guten Start mit ihrer großen Koalition hingelegt. 74 Prozent dieser Gruppe aus Wirtschaft, Politik und Verwaltung stufen sie bereits wenige Wochen nach Amtsübernahme als «stark >>>


      US–TREIBHAUSGAS–EMISSIONEN STIEGEN 2004 UM ZWEI PROZENT
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Washington (dpa) – Die USA haben im vergangenen Jahr rund zwei Prozent mehr Treibhausgase in die Luft gepustet als im Jahr davor. Das teilte das Energieministerium in Washington mit. Insgesamt betrug die Menge der Gase, die für die Erwärmung der Erdatmosphäre verantwortlich gemacht werden,
7,1 >>>


      VERMUTLICH 20 TOTE BEI FLUGZEUGABSTURZ VOR FLORIDA
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Miami (dpa) – Vor der Küste des US–Bundesstaates Floridas sind beim Absturz eines Wasserflugzeugs vermutlich alle 20 Insassen getötet worden.

Die Küstenwache barg bislang 1' Leichen; für den letzten Vermissten besteht praktisch keine Hoffnung. Die meisten Opfer stammten nach >>>


      VOR 50 JAHREN: ERSTE GASTARBEITER AUS ITALIEN
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Vor 50 Jahren hat Deutschland die ersten «Gastarbeiter» aus Italien angeworben. Am 20. Dezember 1'55 schlossen die Bundesrepublik und Italien ein Abkommen über die Beschäftigung von zunächst 100 000 Italienern in der unter akutem Arbeitskräftemangel leidend >>>


      WIEDER SELBSTMORDANSCHLAG GEGEN ISAF
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Großansicht Kabul (dpa) – Bei einem weiteren Anschlag gegen die Internationale Schutztruppe in Afghanistan (ISAF) sind in der westafghanischen Stadt Herat der Selbstmordattentäter getötet und drei italienische Soldaten verletzt worden.

Die Taliban–Rebellen hätten sich zu dem An >>>


      WIRTSCHAFTSMACHT CHINA BRINGT ALTE MACHTGEFÜGE INS WANKEN
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Großansicht Washington (dpa) – Von einem «historischen Moment» war die Rede, als China 2004 erstmals an einem Treffen der sieben führenden Industrieländer (G7) teilnahm. Seit dem G7–Debüt ist das Land zwar häufiger «Ehrengast» in der illustren Siebener–Runde, aber eben nicht >>>


      ZENTRALRAT DER MUSLIME: GEISEL VON ENTFÜHRERN «VERKAUFT»
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Die jetzt im Irak freigelassene deutsche Geisel Susanne Osthoff soll während ihrer knapp dreiwöchigen Verschleppung an eine andere Entführergruppe übergeben worden sein. «Wir wissen, dass die Entführer anfangs eine kriminelle Gruppe waren, die nur auf L&ou >>>


      ZENTRALRAT DER MUSLIME: OSTHOFF SOLL IRAK–ARBEIT FORTSETZEN
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Großansicht Köln/Berlin (dpa) – Der Vorsitzende des Zentralrates der Muslime, Nadeem Elyas, hofft, dass die Deutsche Susanne Osthoff nach dem Ende ihrer Geiselnahme ihre Arbeit im Irak fortführt. «Auf jeden Fall sollte sie nicht einfach ihre Lebensaufgabe aufgeben auf Grund eines terroristischen A >>>


      ZUVERSICHT IN DER EU NACH FINANZKOMPROMISS
      Die Welt, 20-12-2005
      Großansicht Brüssel/Wien (dpa) – Nach der Gipfel–Einigung über die Haushaltsplanung geht die Europäische Union mit neuer Zuversicht in das kommende Jahr.

Österreich, das am 1. Januar für sechs Monate die Präsidentschaft des EU–Ministerrates übernimmt, >>>


      GAME, SET AND MATCH TO CHIRAC
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? The self–satisfied smirk on the face of Jacques Chirac as the Brussels summit ended said it all.

Tony Blair‘s abject capitulation over the new EU budget is bad for Britain, bad for Europe, and bad for the developing world – but for French farmers who will continue to pocket nearl >>>


      SOFT OPTIONS AND A VICIOUS MURDER
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? The murder of John Monckton and the stabbing of his wife Homeyra in front of their nine–year–old daughter in their Chelsea home was an appalling crime.

What makes it doubly appalling is that we now know it might have been prevented but for a catalogue of errors by the parole and probat >>>


      ALGERIAN JAILED OVER TERROR CHARGES
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? An al Qaida suspect who downloaded bomb–making instructions to blow up an aircraft has been jailed for six years at Belfast Crown Court.

The Algerian, who was tried as Abbas Boutrab, 27, has used at least seven aliases since his first known arrest in Paris 13 years ago.

But after be >>>


      ALONSO: I WANT TO REPEAT F1 SUCCESS
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Fernando Alonso wants to deliver another world title to Renault as a parting gift after sealing his "dream" move to McLaren for 2007.

The Spaniard will defend his title next season at Renault before moving to McLaren in a surprise move which was announced on Monday – over a year in >>>


      BLUES TO BUY THEIR WAY OUT OF TROUBLE
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Birmingham co–owner David Sullivan is ready to provide manager Steve Bruce with the financial backing to bring in new players during the January transfer window.

But Sullivan also admitted that several players may have to leave St Andrews to help in the overhaul of the team that Bruce is loo >>>


      BUNCEFIELD SAFETY PROBE TO OPEN
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? The investigation into the Buncefield oil depot explosion is due to move into its next phase.

The Health and Safety Executive will formally take charge of the inquiry. Police say they can find nothing "malicious" in the explosion. Look here too... Skip gossip links to more articles Murde >>>


      CHINA CONFIRMS FIRST BIRD FLU DEATH
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Birdflu: Chickens can spread the virus The first human death from bird flu has been confirmed in mainland China.

A 12–year–old girl from rural Hunan contracted the most deadly H5N1 strain. She developed a fever, sore throat, and cough on October 8 and died nine days later.

Her >>>


      CHRISTMAS COSTS GRANDPARENTS ‘&#163;7BN‘
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Grandparents are collectively spending nearly 7 billion on Christmas, splashing out on presents and entertaining, a new survey has revealed.

The average grandparent spends nearly 600 during the festive season, with 6.5 million grandparents also hosting Christmas dinner, according to insurer Norwic >>>


      COCAINE KATE‘S NEW CLEAN–CUT IMAGE
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? New look: Kate Moss Kate Moss has unveiled a clean–cut image in one of the supermodel‘s first major assignments since her career was threatened by allegations of cocaine use.

Moss is filmed making tea and relaxing at home in a TV ad for Virgin Mobile. The 31–year–old, who l >>>


      COME ALL YE CRIMINALS
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Police carried out a drug raid disguised as Victorian carol singers. A nine–strong team of officers from Dorset Police with a sniffer dog pretended to be festive revellers to gain access to a property in Upwey, Weymouth.

Dressed in cloaks and top hats with a Christmas lantern, as well as mor >>>


      COME BACK WHEN YOU‘VE QUIT, DOCTOR TELLS SMOKER
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Denied: Smoker told to quit if he wants treatment A smoker suffering from narrowed arteries in his legs has been told by surgeons to quit his habit before they will treat him.

Frederick Smith was urged by his GP to visit a specialist about the potentially crippling condition, which could leave him >>>


      COURTROOMS CLOSED AS STAFF STRIKE
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Thousands of staff in magistrates‘ courts across England and Wales were striking for the first time in the service‘s 800–year history.

The wheels of justice were expected to grind to a halt in many courts across the country, with the one–day stoppage over pay resulting in s >>>


      CPS GIVEN REPORT ON POLICE SHOOTING
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Officers involved in the fatal shooting of a sword–wielding man might face charges after a decision was taken to pass a report on the incident to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has said it will submit its investigation report into the killi >>>


      ELTON‘S &#163;100,000 WEDDING WARM–UP
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Here comes the bride: Elton arrives for his ‘hen night‘ The guests were not sure whether it was a stag do or a hen night.

But Sir Elton John‘s 100,000 pre–wedding party seemed to offer the best of both worlds.

Guests who arrived at a former strip club in Soho last >>>


      EX–MINISTER: SPYING RING OPERATED AT STORMONT
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Former Northern Ireland Secretary Paul Murphy today said he was "absolutely satisfied" that there was an IRA spying operation at Stormont.

Since the collapse of the trial of three men in relation to the alleged spying earlier this month, Sinn Fein has claimed that the raids on its office >>>


      FACE OF A BINGE DRINKER
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Nicky: Instantly aged by binge–drinking Documentary–maker Nicky Taylor went out with groups of 20–something women five nights a week for a month to see first–hand what binge drinking does to the body. Here she describes how she felt after drinking 516 units...

The early hou >>>


      FEARS OVER MISSING BABY PENGUIN
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Police are hunting for thieves who snatched a baby penguin from a zoo on the Isle of Wight and have warned he will die unless swiftly given back.

Toga, a baby Jackass penguin who was born in September, was taken from the Amazon World zoo on Saturday night.

The brown and white penguin, who >>>


      FLAVIO FENDS OFF ALONSO RUMOURS
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Fernando Alonso: Off to McLaren Renault boss Flavio Briatore has revealed he played no part in Fernando Alonso‘s defection to McLaren – despite being the world champion‘s manager.

McLaren shocked Formula One by announcing they have signed a contract with Alonso for 2007 and beyon >>>


      FORMER SOAP STAR MOURNS SON‘S DEATH
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Former EastEnders star Elaine Lordan‘s baby son has died just days after his first birthday.

James Manuel, who turned one last Tuesday, had been suffering from a serious medical condition, known as a diaphragmatic hernia.

His parents thought he was "over the worst" and wer >>>


      FOSTER FATHER ADMITS SLAPPING BILLIE–JO
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Accused: Sion Jenkins Former deputy head teacher Sion Jenkins today admitted slapping his foster daughter Billie–Jo who was found murdered as she painted patio doors at the family‘s home.

Jenkins, 48, denies murdering the 13–year–old in 1''7 and is facing his third >>>


      GLASGOW TRAIN? TAKE YOUR PICK FROM 45 FARES
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Rail passengers planning their Christmas journeys are having to choose between dozens of fares on popular routes.

Anyone travelling from London to Glasgow is faced with a bewildering 45 ticket prices for the same journey.

The cheapest off–peak return fare with GNER costs just 27, wh >>>


      GREAT CHRISTMAS GETAWAY BEGINS
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Shopping: Last minute preparations before Christmas The Christmas getaway begins in earnest tomorrow with a record 2.3million people heading abroad for the festive season.

While thousands jet off to foreign climes, some of those staying at home could be in for a white Christmas.

North and >>>


      JAILED BLACKS ‘PROTECT EACH OTHER‘
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Black young offenders feel "confident and protected" by their own youth culture in jail, an official report has said.

Chief Inspector of Prisons, Anne Owers, found only 18% of Afro–Caribbeans felt unsafe in jail compared with 52% of Asians and 32% of whites.

A report on ra >>>


      JENKINS TELLS OF SHOCK AT BODY FIND
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Sion Jenkins told an Old Bailey jury of his shock and horror at finding his foster daughter dead.

Jenkins, 48, said he was in "total shock. I found it too much to take in". The prosecution allege Jenkins battered 13–year–old Billie–Jo Jenkins over the head with a metal >>>


      JUDGMENT DUE ON IRAQ WAR INQUIRY
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? The families of military personnel killed in Iraq are set to learn whether they have won their High Court challenge against the Government‘s refusal to hold a full public inquiry into why Britain went to war in Iraq.

They want the Prime Minister "to be held accountable" in public i >>>


      KILLERS COULD GET AWAY WITH MURDER
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? The number of killers charged with manslaughter rather than murder could rocket and automatic life sentences would be scrapped under legal reforms being published today.

Provisional proposals are being published by the Government‘s law reform advisers as part of the first major rethink of mu >>>


      LATE SURGE AS CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS GO ONLINE
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? E–retailers are expecting a last minute surge in orders ahead of the last pre–Christmas posting dates.

Amazon is warning customers to order goods by midnight tomorrow to ensure first class deliveries arrive in time.

High street shops are likely to see an upturn in sales later >>>


      LEANN RIMES‘ INCURABLE SKIN DISEASE
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? LeAnn: The singer talks about having eczema On stage she cuts a glamorous figure with her luscious blonde hair, toned body and milky white skin.

But for singer LeAnn Rimes, this glossy facade hides a backstage drama. For most of her life, the 22–year–old has suffered from chronic eczem >>>


      LOSE WEIGHT WITH THE...BALLOON DIET!
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Obese: Balloon could help weight loss Swallowing a balloon could be the answer to a dieter‘s prayers. The therapy works by curbing appetite in the seriously obese.

Results of a recent trial have been startlingly good, with patients showing significant weight loss in just three months.
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      LOST BEAGLE 2 ‘DISCOVERED ON MARS‘
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? The scientist behind Britain‘s failed Beagle 2 mission to Mars believes the missing space probe may have been found.

Professor Colin Pillinger says that latest Nasa images of the Martian surface suggest the craft came down in a crater close to the planned landing site.

Beagle 2 was >>>


      MAGGOTS FOUND ON HOSPITAL PATIENT‘S FACE
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? A hospital trust has been criticised after maggots were found crawling on a patient‘s face in a hospital intensive care unit.

Nyree Ellison Anjos was horrified to discover the fly larvae near a feeding tube attached to her mother‘s face while she was being treated at the Gloucestershir >>>


      MAN ARRESTED AT AIRPORT OVER FAILED 21/7 BLASTS
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Anti–terror officers today arrested a man in connection with the attempted bomb attacks on July 21, Scotland Yard said.

The 23–year–old man, from the Tottenham area of north London, was held at 5am as he disembarked at Gatwick Airport from a flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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      MAN ARRESTED OVER JULY 21 BOMB BIDS
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Anti–terror officers have arrested a man in connection with the attempted bomb attacks on July 21, Scotland Yard said.

The 23–year–old man from the Tottenham area of north London was held as he disembarked at Gatwick Airport from a flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

He w >>>


      MANSLAUGHTER LAW ‘NEEDS TIGHTENING‘
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? MPs have called for a tightening up of the proposed new offence of corporate manslaughter, to ensure justice for relatives of workers killed due to employer negligence.

The draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill, is designed to make good a long–standing Labour commitment to punish companies whose >>>


      MPS FEAR THREAT TO POSTAL SERVICE
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Fears that Royal Mail deliveries to every address in Britain could be threatened by opening the postal service to competition has been voiced by senior MPs.

The Royal Mail is already having to cope with changes to stamp prices, a 4 billion pensions deficit and under–investment.

Allo >>>


      MURDER LAW SHAKE–UP PLANS UNVEILED
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? The number of killers charged with manslaughter rather than murder could rocket under legal reforms set to be published.

Provisional proposals are being published by the Government‘s law reform advisers as part of the first major rethink of murder laws for more than half a century.

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      NOW THAT‘S ENTERTAINMENT!
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Winners all the way: Darren Gough and partner Lilia Kopylova strut their stuff Just as the experts were writing off network television, saying its programmes could never again hope to seize the nation‘s attention as once they did, something marvellous happened on Saturday night.

Twenty milli >>>


      PAKISTAN CLINCH ONE–DAY SERIES
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Kabir Ali‘s brave rearguard fell agonisingly short of pulling off an improbable victory as England lost their one–day series to Pakistan via a 13–run margin in a thrilling match at Rawalpindi.

England gave themselves obvious prospects of success which would have levelled this fiv >>>


      RONALDINHO WINS WORLD PLAYER AWARD
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Ronaldinho was named FIFA‘s world player of the year for the second successive season as Frank Lampard had to settle for second place.

Barcelona‘s brilliant Brazilian, who was also named European footballer of the year last month, becomes only the third player to win the world award tw >>>


      ROOSTER BOOSTER DIES ON GALLOPS
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Rooster Booster: Suffered suspected heart attack Rooster Booster has died on the gallops while being prepared for the Stan James Christmas Hurdle at Sandown on Boxing Day.

"He died of either a haemorrhage or a heart attack. We‘re not sure yet," said trainer Philip Hobbs.

T >>>


      SCARLETT: CUSTOMS CONFISCATED MY DRESS
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Demure: Scarlett Johansson Given the hoo–ha which surrounded her last appearance on the red carpet, it might have seemed Scarlett Johansson had decided to tone down her appearance.

As the actress arrived for the British premiere of Match Point, gone was the figure–hugging look which br >>>


      SHARON HAS ANOTHER BREAST OP
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Sharon Osbourne is having her breasts reduced because they are too heavy. The X Factor judge had a boob job in July to give her a 34DD chest. But she now plans another op to make them smaller – even though husband Ozzy loves them.

The 52–year–old tells Gordon Ramsay on Channel 4 >>>


      SHAYNE PLANS FIRST TRIP ABROAD FOR MUM
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Triumph: Shayne wants to take his mum on a holiday X Factor winner Shayne Ward says he was "so scared" before his triumph but plans to celebrate by taking his mother on her first ever holiday.

The 21–year–old, who stole the nation‘s hearts on Saturday night, said he had >>>


      SHOPPERS LEAVE JUNK FOOD ON THE SHELF
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Backlash: Shoppers reach for healthier foods Millions of Britons are avoiding junk food and buying healthier alternatives instead, causing a slump in sales for many popular food and drink brands, a new study has revealed.

Crisps, chocolate and sweets were some of the worst–affected goods of >>>


      SLEEPWALKING BARMAN IS CLEARED OF SEX ASSAULTS
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? A man accused of raping a female friend three times in a matter of minutes was cleared yesterday after claiming that he had been sleepwalking.

James Bilton slumped forward in the dock as the jury of seven women and five men brought in their unanimous verdict after a week–long trial.

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      SPY SCANDAL ‘WILL REMAIN A MYSTERY‘
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? The whole truth about the Stormont spy scandal which led to a top Sinn Fein representative being unmasked as a British agent will never be known, the Irish Government has claimed.

Amid an unrelenting clamour for answers over Denis Donaldson‘s confession to being a Special Branch and MI5 mole >>>


      TEA AND COMEDY FROM SUPERMODEL KATE
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Kate Moss has unveils a clean–cut image in one of the supermodel‘s first major assignments since her career was threatened by allegations of cocaine use.

Moss is filmed making tea and relaxing at home in a TV ad for Virgin Mobile. The 31–year–old, who lost several lucrative >>>


      THE TANGO CURED MY KNEE!
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Dancing: Darren struts his stuff England cricketer Darren Gough won spectacularly in the BBC‘s Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday. But for several years the 35–year–old Yorkshireman has struggled with crippling knee injuries and feared he might never walk again – let alone dance.
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      TYCOON RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Property tycoon Nicholas van Hoogstraten has been condemned in court as a murderer today – two years after he was cleared of killing a business rival.

A High Court judge ruled that the multi–millionaire, who took pride in his ruthless reputation, recruited two "highly dangerous th >>>


      WARNE PILES PRESSURE ON PROTEAS
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Jacques Rudolph led South Africa‘s resistance on the final morning of the first Test but Shane Warne grabbed a wicket for Australia just before lunch to boost the hosts.

Resuming on 85 for two, and needing to bat all day to save the match, South Africa lost Herschelle Gibbs with the score on >>>


      WENGER GOES CRACKERS OVER CHRISTMAS CARD
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      London 2012 Schools rugby Latest sports news Sports quizzes George Best Football pundit England‘s red cards More quizzes Sports galleries Life of George Best Sporting villains Sporting comebacks More galleries Advertorials Pepto–Bismol Time to revive Stop child abuse Visionary lenses Affordable fashions Wai >>>


      1' DEAD IN MIAMI SEAPLANE CRASH
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Crash: Divers recovered bodies from sea A seaplane packed with passengers crashed in flames off Miami Beach and sank into the US city‘s main shipping channel last night, killing at least 1' people, authorities said.

The twin–engine seaplane crashed just off the southern tip of Miam >>>


      ARNIE CUTS LINKS TO HOMETOWN IN DEATH ROW FALLOUT
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Executed: Stanley Tookie Williams California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger cut his honorary ties to his hometown in Austria yesterday after officials in Graz criticized him for denying clemency to a death row inmate.

Schwarzenegger demanded that Graz stop using his name on a sports stadium and in >>>


      BEACH LOCK DOWN IN SYDNEY AS TENSIONS REMAIN HIGH
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? A security crackdown on Sydney‘s beaches will be extended over Christmas after further racial violence over the weekend was averted with police arresting seven men with Molotov cocktails and confiscating scores of weapons.

Police Commissioner Ken Moroney said on Monday that as calm returned >>>


      BLAIR: BUDGET DEAL WAS FAIR
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Blair: Rebate needs fundamental reform Tony Blair has today hailed the EU budget deal as "a fair settlement".

The Prime Minister told Euro MPs it was vital to get a deal so the new EU member states could plan ahead.

In a speech to the European Parliament in Brussels, he said: &q >>>


      BRITONS RUN OVER BY 4X4 AS THEY SLEPT
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Two British backpackers were recovering today after being run over by a 4x4 as they slept in sand dunes on an Australian paradise island.

The freak accident happened on Fraser Island, off Queensland, as the pair nodded off after wandering away from their camp to watch the surf.

A 25&ndash >>>


      BUSH ADMITS IRAQ WAR ‘TOUGHER THAN EXPECTED‘
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Bush: Low approval ratings US President George W Bush has made an unusually direct personal appeal to Americans not to give in to despair over Iraq, insisting ‘We are winning‘ despite a tougher–than–expected war.

Confronting American doubts about the war, Bush said in an Ov >>>


      GUNMEN STORM BETHLEHEM HALL
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Palestinian gunmen stormed the city hall overlooking Bethlehem‘s Church of the Nativity today, forcing workers out and demanding money and jobs.

The incident, five days before the birthplace of Jesus celebrates Christmas, was another sign of growing turmoil within Palestinian President Mahmo >>>


      NY GRINDS TO A HALT AMID TRAVEL STRIKES
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? New York transit workers walked off the job for the first time in 25 years after contract talks failed, stranding millions of people who rely on the bus and subway system each day.

The strike came after the Transport Workers Union rejected an offer from the state–run Metropolitan Transportat >>>


      POLICE RAIDS IN QUAKE BUILDINGS SCANDAL PROBE
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Japanese police raided offices and homes today looking for clues in a growing scandal centred on an architect who ignored safety standards for apartments and hotels, leaving them vulnerable to even moderate earthquakes.

The raids, which media reports said would involve 500 police at nearly 100 loc >>>


      SHARON ‘IMPROVING‘ AFTER STROKE
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Stroke: Ariel Sharon Prime Minister Ariel Sharon‘s condition is improving, the day after he suffered a minor stroke that raised questions about how long he could dominate Israeli politics.

The hefty 77–year–old former general, battling for re–election after pulling Jewish s >>>


      SHARON LEAVES HOSPITAL UNDER DOCTORS‘ ORDERS
      The Daily Mail, 20-12-2005
      What is RSS? Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has made his first public appearance since suffering a mild stroke and said he planned to return to work soon.

Smiling and joking with reporters, Sharon, 77, said: "Now I must quickly get back to work and move forward." He told reporters his job perfor >>>


      A CLASSIC TWO–STEP: READ THE BOOK, SEE THE MOVIE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 20-12-2005
      By Robert Klose My '–year–old son has "screen–itis" – he is magnetically drawn to anything with a screen, be it the TV, movie theaters, a computer, or his all–important Game Boy. I do my best to moderate and modulate these attractions, and with some success. The trick has bee >>>


      A PUSH FOR ANIMAL–FRIENDLY ROADS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 20-12-2005
      Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor TUCSON, ARIZ.

A stream of traffic flows along Picture Rocks Road, past two roadside culverts where Natasha Kline is checking for animal tracks. The tunnels, intended to drain a sandy wash, are serving instead as life–saving byways for wildlife along this bu >>>


      A REMARKABLE TALE OF LIFE WITH THE REINDEER
      The Christian Science Monitor, 20-12-2005
      The Eveny have 1,500 words to talk about reindeer. But will they now fall silent?

By Marjorie Kehe I‘m an inveterate underliner when I read. To me, it only makes sense when you revisit a book, you want to know right away what it was that fascinated you most the first time through.

But somewhere >>>


      A YEAR WITHOUT ‘MADE IN CHINA‘
      The Christian Science Monitor, 20-12-2005
      By Sara Bongiorni BATON ROUGE, LA.

Last year, two days after Christmas, we kicked China out of the house. Not the country obviously, but bits of plastic, metal, and wood stamped with the words "Made in China." We kept what we already had, but stopped bringing any more in.

The banishment was >>>


      AFRICANS, CAMERA, ACTION: ‘NOLLYWOOD‘ CATCHES WORLD‘S EYE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 20-12-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor LAGOS, NIGERIA Hurtling out of his chair into the faces of two actors, a top Nigerian movie director yells, "Cut, cut! That‘s not good acting. It‘s terrible." It‘s 6 p.m. on the set of Adim Williams‘s new political thriller. No one has had >>>


      AFTER WIN, MORALES FACES TOUGH TASK
      The Christian Science Monitor, 20-12-2005
      Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor LA PAZ, BOLIVIA Bolivia, often called the "Tibet of the Americas" for its rich majority indigenous culture, will likely have its first indigenous president in 180 years of independence.

Exit polls from Sunday‘s election show Evo Morales, the forme >>>


      BACKSTORY: THESE SHAKERS WON‘T BE MOVERS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 20-12-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor NEW GLOUCESTER, ME.

Wafts of fruitcake, fresh from the oven, lace the brick Dwelling House, built in 1883. In the barn across the field, as the sun hangs low on a winter horizon, three pigs gleefully scuttle toward Brother Arnold. "Hello kids, hello kids,&quo >>>


      BUSH ACTS TO RALLY PUBLIC ON IRAQ WAR
      The Christian Science Monitor, 20-12-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON In an attempt to muscle American opinion on the Iraq war back to his side

– and defend his wartime powers – President Bush has just completed the most intense public–relations blitz of his presidency.

Almost with the feel of t >>>


      DOES THE US FACE AN ENGINEERING GAP?
      The Christian Science Monitor, 20-12-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor If China graduates more than eight times the number of engineers that the United States does, is it thrashing America in the technology race?

That‘s what many scientists and politicians are suggesting in the wake of an October report by the highly regarded N >>>


      HE FOUNDED A CHURCH AND STIRRED A YOUNG NATION
      The Christian Science Monitor, 20-12-2005
      A rich, detailed portrait of Joseph Smith, father of Mormonism. By Jane Lampman How did a young man from a poor farm family – who as a boy received minimal education and had little religious background – come to found a church that today boasts millions of members worldwide?

A religious leader for >>>


      OUR PART IN THWARTING TERROR
      The Christian Science Monitor, 20-12-2005
      A Christian Science perspective on daily life Airports and railway stations are jammed with holiday travelers, and consequently security measures are heightened, too. We are advised, even on commuter trains, to be alert for unattended packages, and this morning the bomb–sniffing dogs boarded the train to do a rou >>>


      PATRIOT ACT, DRILLING IN ARCTIC ROIL SENATE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 20-12-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON In a dramatic endgame strategy, Senate Republicans are using the calendar and a must–pass Defense spending bill to move some of the most controversial issues of the 10'th Congress.

Early Monday, the House passed a $453.5 billion Defense approp >>>



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