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      CARTOONS OF PROPHET MET WITH OUTRAGE
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      By John Ward AndersonWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, January 31,
2006; A12 PARIS, Jan. 30 –– Cartoons in Danish and Norwegian newspapers depicting the prophet Muhammad in unflattering poses, including one in which he is portrayed as an apparent terrorist with a bomb in his turban, have triggered >>>


      CASH DWINDLES FOR REBUILDING IRAQ
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      By Jonathan FinerWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, January 31, 2006; A13 BAGHDAD, Jan. 30 –– The U.S. official who oversees reconstruction spending in Iraq has called for money beyond $18.4 billion originally earmarked, saying postwar funds will be exhausted by the end of 2006 with many projects likel >>>


      CHAVEZ: AGENTS HAVE INFILTRATED U.S. SPIES
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      11:20 PM CARACAS, Venezuela –– President Hugo Chavez said Monday that Venezuela‘s intelligence agencies have "infiltrated" a group of military officials from the U.S. Embassy who were allegedly involve in espionage.

Venezuelan authorities, including the vice president, have accused >>>


      CHILE‘S PRESIDENT–ELECT UNVEILS CABINET
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      AM SANTIAGO, Chile –– President–elect Michelle Bachelet unveiled a Cabinet on Monday that fulfilled her campaign promise to give half the jobs to women and kept a balance among the four parties in her center–left coalition.

The defense and economy ministries were among the key posts giv >>>


      ENVOYS VOW TO MAINTAIN AFGHAN SUPPORT
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      LONDON –– Envoys from nearly 70 nations and international bodies vowed Tuesday to maintain their financial support for Afghanistan, which is still plagued by violence and poverty more than four years after the fall of the Taliban.

Speaking at the start of the two–day meeting, Secretary of Sta >>>


      GLOBAL STUDY EXAMINES TOLL OF GENETIC DEFECTS
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      About 6 percent of children worldwide –– nearly 8 million babies a year –– are born with a physical or mental disability caused by a genetic defect, according to the first comprehensive estimate of the global toll.

Each year, about 3.3 million of them die before their fifth birthday, vi >>>


      IN VIDEO, AL QAEDA LEADER SAYS HE SURVIVED U.S. ATTACK
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      DUBAI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Al Qaeda‘s deputy leader Ayman al–Zawahri said he had survived a U.S. air strike targeting him in Pakistan earlier this month, in a video tape aired by Al Jazeera television on Monday.

The video appeared to be recorded earlier this month, as it mentioned a call for a >>>


      IRAN GIVES WATCHDOG AGENCY DOCUMENTS
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      VIENNA, Austria –– Iran has given the International Atomic Energy Agency sensitive documents that appear linked to nuclear warhead designs _ the latest attempt by Tehran to stave off being reported to the U.N. Security Council, diplomats said Tuesday.

The diplomats told The Associated Press that 1 >>>


      IRAN TO BE REPORTED TO SECURITY COUNCIL
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      January 31, 2006; A01 LONDON, Jan. 30 –– The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council

–– the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China –– along with Germany, agreed Monday night to report Iran to the Security Council over its nuclear program.

The d >>>


      IRAN: REFERRAL MEANS END OF DIPLOMACY
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      AM TEHRAN, Iran –– Iran struck back Tuesday at the Big Five‘s decision to refer the country‘s nuclear file to the Security Council, saying the move has no legal justification and would be the end of diplomacy.

At a London meeting that lasted into the early hours of Tuesday, envoys of th >>>


      ISRAELIS KILL ISLAMIC JIHAD MILITANTS
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      JENIN, West Bank –– Israeli troops killed two Islamic Jihad militants, including the group‘s top leader in the West Bank, during a shootout that erupted during an arrest raid, according to the army and Palestinian officials.

The army said the troops surrounded a house in a village outside Jen >>>


      LAWYER: HUSSEIN TO BOYCOTT NEXT SESSION
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      AMMAN, Jordan –– Saddam Hussein and his lawyers will boycott the next session of the deposed leader‘s trial in Iraq to protest what they say is the bias of the new chief judge hearing the case, Saddam‘s chief lawyer told The Associated Press on Monday.

"There is an unanimous decisi >>>


      MALL SITE IS CHOSEN FOR BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      2006; A01 The National Museum of African American History and Culture should be built on the Mall near the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian‘s Board of Regents decided yesterday.

Congress, which has had the museum under consideration since the 1'80s, had instructed the Regents to pick among four s >>>


      MOST AMERICANS BACK SANCTIONS ON IRAN
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      By Claudia DeaneWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, January 31, 2006; A13 Seven in 10 Americans would support international economic sanctions as a way to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, but there is considerable wariness about taking military action against Tehran, according to the latest Washington Pos >>>


      NORTH KOREA RENEWS COMMITMENT TO TALKS
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      SEOUL, South Korea –– North Korea on Tuesday renewed its commitment to stalled nuclear disarmament talks, while at the same time vowing to strengthen its stockpile of atomic weapons to counter what it called extreme U.S.

hostility. North Korea "is sticking to its stand to seek ways of overcomi >>>


      POLAND ORDERS ROOFS CLEARED OF SNOW, ICE
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      AM KATOWICE, Poland –– Authorities around Poland ordered the roofs of hundreds of buildings cleared of snow and ice, as the death toll from the collapse of an exhibition hall rose to 64 after search dogs found two more bodies Tuesday.

The rescue dogs detected the bodies during a final sweep ahead o >>>


      PUTIN TOUTS RUSSIA‘S MISSILE CAPABILITIES
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      AM MOSCOW –– President Vladimir Putin boasted Tuesday that Russia has missiles capable of penetrating any missile defense system, Russian news reports said.

"Russia ... has tested missile systems that no one in the world has," the ITAR–Tass, Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies qu >>>


      SECURITY COUNCIL TO REVIEW IRAN NUKE CASE
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      LONDON –– The United States and the other four permanent members of the U.N. Security Council reached surprising agreement Tuesday that Iran should be hauled before that powerful body over its disputed nuclear program.

China and Russia, longtime allies and trading partners of Iran, signed on to a s >>>


      U.S., ALLIES SET TERMS FOR PALESTINIAN AID
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      A14 LONDON, Jan. 30 –– The United States, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia agreed Monday that financial assistance to the new Palestinian government, which will be led by the radical Islamic group Hamas, would be contingent on the government‘s recognition of Israel and renunciation of >>>


      VIOLENT BULLYING OF RUSSIAN CONSCRIPTS EXPOSED
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      By Peter FinnWashington Post Foreign ServiceMonday, January 30, 2006;
2:21 PM MOSCOW, Jan. 30 –– A horrific case of hazing at a Russian military academy has catapulted the issue of the brutal treatment of conscripts back into the public eye and led to demands that the Defense Ministry finally deal with >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      At Odds with Russia, Georgia Gets Iran Aid BILISI, Georgia –– Iran started exports of natural gas to Georgia on Monday as Georgia‘s president vowed to reduce his nation‘s energy dependence on Russia.

Mysterious explosions Jan. 22 cut off gas supplies to the former Soviet republic, leavi >>>


      ZAWAHIRI TAUNTS BUSH AFTER ATTACK MISSES HIM
      Washington Post, 31-01-2006
      January 31, 2006; A01 BERLIN, Jan. 30 –– The deputy leader of al Qaeda aimed a fresh fusillade of threats and scorn at the United States in a videotape broadcast Monday, serving notice that he was alive and well despite a recent attempt by the CIA to kill him with a missile strike in Pakistan.

Ayma >>>


      ‘EVERY JOKE HAS A VICTIM‘
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Comedian Rowan Atkinson today urged the government to back down over its religious hatred bill and accept changes made by peers to strengthen the right of performers to criticise religion. Here is the full text of his speech Monday January 30, 2006 Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for coming. I am sorry that i >>>


      100TH BRITISH MILITARY DEATH IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Staff and agencies Tuesday January 31, 2006 A British soldier was killed in southern Iraq today, taking the total death toll of UK military personnel in the country to 100 since the US–led invasion began in March 2003.

The solider died from injuries sustained in an explosion in Um Qasr, Iraq‘s bigg >>>


      A COWARDLY POSITION
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Zoe Williams Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian In July last year, Evan Harris, health spokesman for the Lib Dems, called for a committee on foetal viability. He‘s more sensible than Laurence Robertson, Tory MP for Tewkesbury, who in May 2005 called for a ban on abortion altogether.

Harris was also mo >>>


      ASYLUM SCHEME DRIVES FAMILIES UNDERGROUND
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Report highlights plight of migrants with children Congolese mother in legal challenge to official policy Alan Travis, home affairs editor Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian At least 32 asylum families have gone underground to avoid having their children taken into care because they have failed to leave Britain, acc >>>


      BLAIR GRASPED THATCHER LEGACY, NOW TORIES MUST RETAKE CENTRE GROUND SAYS CAMERON
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Leader warns of failure, irrelevance and defeat Party ‘made terrible errors on strategy and tactics‘ Tania Branigan, political correspondent Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian The Tories face "irrelevance, defeat and failure" unless they reclaim the centre ground from Labour, David Cameron warn >>>


      BYERS TOLD TO APOLOGISE OVER RAILTRACK
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Matthew Tempest and agencies Tuesday January 31, 2006 Former transport secretary Stephen Byers should "apologise unreservedly" for misleading MPs in the row over the collapse of Railtrack, the Commons watchdog declared today, although it cleared the MP of "deliberately lying".

The MP said i >>>


      CARBON EMISSION TARGETS DELAYED BY GOVERNMENT ROW
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Patrick Wintour, chief political correspondent Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian The government‘s strategy to cut carbon dioxide emissions in the battle against climate change has been paralysed for seven months by a dispute between two Whitehall departments.

Labour has pledged in three successive ma >>>


      COUNCILS GET TWO–YEAR FINANCE SETTLEMENT
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Press Association Tuesday January 31, 2006 Councils in England are to receive above–inflation rises in government funding for the next two years, it was announced today.

The announcement came with a warning that the government will not hesitate to impose a cap on any authority seeking "excessive&quo >>>


      DAVID CAMERON‘S SPEECH: MODERN CONSERVATISM
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Full text of the Conservative party leader‘s speech to Demos Monday January 30, 2006 Introduction: In the few weeks since I became the leader of the Conservative party, my shadow cabinet colleagues and I have begun to set out a new vision.

We have begun to show what we mean by modern, compassionate Conse >>>


      EUROPEANS REJECT IRAN MOVE TO DEFLECT NUCLEAR ROW
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Ewen MacAskill and Nicholas Watt in Brussels Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Britain, France and Germany yesterday rejected a late attempt by the Iranian government to avoid being referred to the United Nations security council over its suspected nuclear weapons programme.

Officials from the three countr >>>


      EXPERTS RAISE SAFETY FEARS OVER NEW GENERATION OF LIQUID GAS TERMINALS
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Explosion fear as plan ‘is railroaded through‘ Ministers say imports vital to safeguard fuel supplies Steven Morris and Terry Macalister Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian The government is railroading through plans to build a new generation of potentially dangerous gas importation terminals without exha >>>


      GOVERNMENT URGED TO AMEND RELIGIOUS HATRED BILL
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Tuesday January 31, 2006 Free speech campaigners and a coalition of actors, atheists, Christians and Muslims will this afternoon demonstrate outside parliament to campaign against the government‘s racial and religious hatred bill, which faces its final Commons hurdle today >>>


      HAGUE IN SEARCH OF NEW EUROPEAN ALLIES
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Tuesday January 31, 2006 The first potential split of David Cameron‘s leadership looms today, as the shadow foreign secretary, William Hague, attempts to persuade Tory MEPs in Brussels to abandon their affiliation with the centre–right parties in the European parliam >>>


      HEWITT‘S PRIMARY PRESCRIPTION
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Leader Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Few should want to contest the change in direction signalled by yesterday‘s health white paper. It calls for more emphasis on primary and preventive care; new clinical pathways that will reduce the role of hospitals; a new drive to correct the "inverse care law&qu >>>


      HEWITT REPRIEVES COTTAGE HOSPITALS IN CARE SHIFT
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Consultants to hold clinics in GP health centres Many inpatients will be moved out of big hospitals John Carvel, social affairs editor Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Up to 100 cottage hospitals in England which are under threat of closure by primary care trusts trying to control overspending were reprieved yeste >>>


      HUHNE TRIES TO OUTFLANK CAMPBELL ON IRAQ WITHDRAWAL
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Patrick Wintour, chief political correspondent Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian The Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Chris Huhne tried to outflank the bookies‘ frontrunner, Sir Menzies Campbell, yesterday by arguing that Britain should plan for a complete withdrawal of British troops from Iraq by the en >>>


      IN PRAISE OF ... PADDY ASHDOWN
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Leader Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Christian Schwarz–Schilling has a hard act to follow. The former German minister takes over today from Paddy Ashdown, stepping down to widespread praise after nearly four years as the international community‘s "high representative" for Bosnia.

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      MONEY–SAVING AND EFFICIENT – ON WEEKDAYS
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Luke Harding in Potsdam Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian The latest big idea for the NHS is nothing new in Europe. The concept of the polyclinic – where patients can see a range of specialists under one roof – owes its inspiration to a 1'th century doctor who once treated Goethe, and to socialist E >>>


      MPS URGE INQUIRY INTO DELAY OF &#163;6.2BN NHS SOFTWARE
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
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      MURDER IS A CRIME APART
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      The law of homicide should now be redrawn on a clean slate Louis Blom–Cooper and Terence Morris Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian The law of murder was described as "a mess" in the Law Commission report Partial Defences to Murder. The government‘s response to that criticism was to give back th >>>


      SECURITY COUNCIL BACKS IRAN REFERRAL
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Staff and agencies Tuesday January 31, 2006 Iran should be reported to the UN security council over its nuclear ambitions, the council‘s five permanent members agreed today.

In a statement, the foreign ministers of the UK, US, Russia, China and France said Iran should be referred to the council by the UN >>>


      SELF–ASSESSMENT AND MORE FLEXIBLE SERVICES
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      John Carvel Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Tony Blair described the white paper as fitting the NHS around the needs of the patient, not fitting the patient around the NHS. The plan is to make it easier for people to choose a GP practice that offers access convenient for their daily lives – and that may inc >>>


      THE PRICE IS NOT RIGHT
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Leader Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian No true liberal, however rational or sure of themselves they are, should argue that it is always right to assault religious beliefs in every way.

Down that path lies a doctrinaire Soviet–style intolerance towards something which is inseparable from the way tha >>>


      WHAT‘S AT STAKE IS THE RIGHT TO INSULT AND CAUSE OFFENCE
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      The religious hatred bill shifts the cultural balance away from free speech and towards appeasement Polly Toynbee Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian The culture of thought–crime and self–censorship is a creeping thing. Invisibly it chills debate and cautions editors, publishers and TV producers. It restr >>>


      YESTERDAY IN PARLIAMENT
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Yesterday in parliament Simon Hoggart‘s sketch Yesterday in parliament Prime minister‘s questions Yesterday in parliament
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      ‘AFTER ALL THE HARD TIMES, I‘VE COME A LONG WAY‘
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Donald McRae, Sports feature writer of the year Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Charlie Hodgson, it was once said, might be talented. He could even be supremely gifted. Hodgson ran and jinked, skipped and passed with the best of them. But there was also something troubling about a player who could buckle and crac >>>


      100TH BRITISH MILITARY DEATH IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      The anti–war movement Iraq and the media International aid and development Politics and Iraq The issue explained 25.10.2005: Iraq constitution 27.01.2005: Iraq‘s elections 27.01.2005: The key parties Chronology January 1 2005 – present Feb 1 2004 – 31 Dec 2004 July 16 1'7' – Jan 31 >>>


      A MILLION LITTLE LIES
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Fabricating events in a memoir can have serious consequences for readers as well as for the author Niki Shisler Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Any writer will tell you that an appearance on Oprah is the fast–track to high book sales. For James Frey and his memoir, A Million Little Pieces, it was the ticket >>>


      AFGHAN DONORS CONFERENCE OPENS
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Staff and agencies Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, said today that his country has made "great strides towards peace, stability and democracy" at the opening of a special donors conference in London.

"We owe our success to the resilience and unfailing determination o >>>


      AFTER 100 DAYS OF STRUGGLE, FRESH HOPE FOR SURVIVORS
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Declan Walsh in Islamabad Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Memories of that terrible morning last October – when the earth rumbled, buckled and killed more than 87,000 people – are slowly fading now in Kashmir and North West Frontier Province. Over the past 100 days the worst has, near miraculously, be >>>


      ASYLUM SCHEME DRIVES FAMILIES UNDERGROUND
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Report highlights plight of migrants with children Congolese mother in legal challenge to official policy Alan Travis, home affairs editor Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian At least 32 asylum families have gone underground to avoid having their children taken into care because they have failed to leave Britain, acc >>>


      BAT OR BADGER? IT‘S THE ROADKILL RECIPE BOOK
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Virtues of free meat with no additives extolled Retired civil servant admits to tasting labrador Steven Morris Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian For most, a squashed hedgehog or flattened badger lying on the side of the road is a tragic sight – for Arthur Boyt it is an opportunity for a free, tasty and nutrit >>>


      BLAIR GRASPED THATCHER LEGACY, NOW TORIES MUST RETAKE CENTRE GROUND SAYS CAMERON
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Leader warns of failure, irrelevance and defeat Party ‘made terrible errors on strategy and tactics‘ Tania Branigan, political correspondent Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian The Tories face "irrelevance, defeat and failure" unless they reclaim the centre ground from Labour, David Cameron warn >>>


      BLAIR PIPS CUSITER TO SCOTLAND START
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Three changes from team defeated by New Zealand in November Staff and agencies Tuesday January 31, 2006 Blair will lock horns with the pre–tournament favourites this weekend.

Photograph: David Rodgers/Getty. Scotland head coach Frank Hadden has handed Mike Blair the scrum–half berth ahead of Chris >>>


      BUSH SPEECH AIMS TO SALVAGE FALTERING LEGACY
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      State of the Union address will focus on home front I am upbeat about future, says embattled president Julian Borger in Washington Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian George Bush will go to Congress tonight hoping to use his annual State of the Union address to lever his presidency out of its rut after his worst year >>>


      BYERS TOLD TO APOLOGISE OVER RAILTRACK
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Matthew Tempest and agencies Tuesday January 31, 2006 Former transport secretary Stephen Byers should "apologise unreservedly" for misleading MPs in the row over the collapse of Railtrack, the Commons watchdog declared today, although it cleared the MP of "deliberately lying".

The MP said i >>>


      C&W RINGS CHANGES AS SHARES TUMBLE
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Mark Tran Tuesday January 31, 2006 Shares in Cable & Wireless today tumbled as the telecoms giant coupled a profit warning with the announcement that its chief executive of three years would be stepping down.

C&W shares were down as much as 14% at the opening, after the company said underlying profits >>>


      CARBON EMISSION TARGETS DELAYED BY GOVERNMENT ROW
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Patrick Wintour, chief political correspondent Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian The government‘s strategy to cut carbon dioxide emissions in the battle against climate change has been paralysed for seven months by a dispute between two Whitehall departments.

Labour has pledged in three successive ma >>>


      DANISH PAPER SORRY FOR MUHAMMAD CARTOONS
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Late apology after tide of Arab anger and boycott Swedes and Norwegians also affected by fallout Nicholas Watt European editor Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Denmark‘s largest selling broadsheet newspaper last night issued an apology to the "honourable citizens of the Muslim world" after publishi >>>


      DAVID CAMERON‘S SPEECH: MODERN CONSERVATISM
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Full text of the Conservative party leader‘s speech to Demos Monday January 30, 2006 Introduction: In the few weeks since I became the leader of the Conservative party, my shadow cabinet colleagues and I have begun to set out a new vision.

We have begun to show what we mean by modern, compassionate Conse >>>


      DIARY
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Duncan Campbell Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian From the parish of St George in Feltham, west London comes a bloodcurdling call to arms and the outline of a strategy for "The Final Solution – to Bishopesses". This is a bid by the Rev Paul Williamson – the chap who tried to stop the marriage >>>


      ENRON BOSSES DENY 42 CHARGES AS COMPLEX FRAUD TRIAL BEGINS
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      United States of America Timeline 30.01.2006: Key events in the collapse of Enron Interactive guide Enron – web of intrigue
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      ETHIOPIA‘S ELECTION WAS FAIR AND DEMOCRATIC
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Cutting aid because of the arrest of violent opposition leaders does not make sense, says Girma Adamu Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Your leader column stated that Ethiopia‘s third elections, held last year, were "disputed" and mentioned claims of vote–rigging (In praise of ...

Hil >>>


      FROM BEATRIX POTTER TO ULYSSES ... WHAT THE TOP WRITERS SAY EVERY CHILD SHOULD READ
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Poet laureate‘s selection highlights difficult works Most authors recommend time–honoured classics Charlotte Higgins, arts correspondent Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Don Quixote, Ulysses, The Waste Land and Paradise Lost may seem a pretty daunting reading list to anyone. But the poet laureate belie >>>


      GOVERNMENT URGED TO AMEND RELIGIOUS HATRED BILL
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Tuesday January 31, 2006 Free speech campaigners and a coalition of actors, atheists, Christians and Muslims will this afternoon demonstrate outside parliament to campaign against the government‘s racial and religious hatred bill, which faces its final Commons hurdle today >>>


      HEWITT REPRIEVES COTTAGE HOSPITALS IN CARE SHIFT
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Consultants to hold clinics in GP health centres Many inpatients will be moved out of big hospitals John Carvel, social affairs editor Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Up to 100 cottage hospitals in England which are under threat of closure by primary care trusts trying to control overspending were reprieved yeste >>>


      HOUSE PRICE LEAP KICKS OFF 2006
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Hilary Osborne Tuesday January 31, 2006 The UK housing market started the year strongly, with January seeing the biggest leap in prices for 18 months, Nationwide building society said today.

The lender said prices rose by 1.4% over the month, to reach an average of 158,478 The monthly rise was the largest sinc >>>


      IRAQ DEATH TOLL
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Press Association Tuesday January 31, 2006 The death of two soldiers in two days in Iraq takes the number of British service personnel who have died since the start of hostilities to 100.

Of those, 77 have been killed in action. The rest died in accidents or of natural causes, illness, remain unexplained, or a >>>


      MOUNTAIN PEAKS AT OSCAR NOMINATIONS
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
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      MURDER IS A CRIME APART
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      The law of homicide should now be redrawn on a clean slate Louis Blom–Cooper and Terence Morris Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian The law of murder was described as "a mess" in the Law Commission report Partial Defences to Murder. The government‘s response to that criticism was to give back th >>>


      MYERS JOINS GMG BOARD
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Steve Busfield Tuesday January 31, 2006 Myers: chief executive of GMGżs radio division since its launch in 1'''

John Myers, chief executive of GMG Radio, is to join the board of Guardian Media Group.

GMG Radio runs stations under the Smooth FM brand in London and the north–west, >>>


      OOPS!
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Last week a visitor to a Cambridge museum accidentally smashed three Qing dynasty vases. Careless? Wait till you hear about the fate of the Tosseli Ceramic Locomotive. Report by Laura Barton Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Accidents, famously, do happen. Alas this adage cannot serve to soften the blow inflicted b >>>


      OXFORD LECTURE ATTENDANCE COULD BECOME LEGAL REQUIREMENT
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Liz Ford Tuesday January 31, 2006 Students starting degrees at the University of Oxford this year could be asked to sign a legally binding contract requiring them to attend lectures.

The university said the Conference of Colleges had drafted such an agreement, co–authored by Michael Beloff QC, the presid >>>


      Q&A: PRIVATE SECTOR PROVISION OF GP SERVICES
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      The private and voluntary sectors are to be encouraged to provide more NHS care in the community as part of plans unveiled today in the government‘s health and social care white paper. Sara Gaines and Debbie Andalo report Monday January 30, 2006 Tony Blair visits a primary care centre in Finsbury Park, London, ah >>>


      RETURNING DALLAGLIO RESTRICTED TO ENGLAND BENCH
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Ellis preferred to Dawson at scrum–half; Stevens replaces Vickery; Worsley in for Sanderson Staff and agencies Tuesday January 31, 2006 Dallaglio: set to start on the bench against Wales. Photograph: David Davies/PA.

Lawrence Dallaglio has been named among the replacements for England‘s Six Nations >>>


      SCOTLAND INTRODUCES SCHOOL TWINNING PLAN TO BEAT SECTARIANISM
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Gerard Seenan Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Roman Catholic and non–denominational schools in Scotland are to be twinned in an attempt to tackle the country‘s sectarian divide.

Catholic schoolchildren in Scotland are schooled separately from other children from the age of five, but under new >>>


      SECURITY COUNCIL BACKS IRAN REFERRAL
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Iraq Israel and the Middle East Saudi Arabia World news guide Iran
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      SEVEN YEARS FOR A POUND OF BUTTER
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian The following sentences have been passed: Tranported Seven Years – James Bowker, 15, for stealing one pound weight of butter (Michael Higgins, 15, for the same offence, 12 months). Thomas Crabtree, 16, for stealing two silk handkerchiefs. Frederick Wilson, 23, for stealing we >>>


      SOLID FOUNDATIONS OR DANGEROUS HOUSE OF CARDS? AMERICA AWAITS GREENSPAN‘S LEGACY
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      The Fed chairman retires today, but his actions will be felt for years to come Ashley Seager Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian At first sight, the US Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan, appears to have little in common with Margaret Thatcher. But one thing they do share is an ability to provoke strong emotion >>>


      SPARKS FLY AS ARCELOR ATTACKS MITTAL STEEL BID
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Chief executive lambasts record on jobs and safety Deal ruled out after surprise hostile approach David Gow in Paris Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian Arcelor, the European steelmaker, yesterday launched its defence against Mittal Steel‘s hostile 18.6bn (13bn) takeover bid with a savage attack on its predator >>>


      STEVE FULLER : DESIGNER TROUBLE
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Intelligent design teaching in the US 22.12.2005: Court defeat fails to deter intelligent design backers 21.12.2005: US judge bans intelligent design from science lessons 11.11.2005: Schools in Kansas to challenge Darwinism 0'.11.2005: Voters oust US school board that backed intelligent design 25.10.2005: UK academ >>>


      TANKER CREW RESCUED AFTER COLLISION
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Mark Oliver and agencies Tuesday January 31, 2006 The tanker Ece lists in the English Channel after an overnight collision with a cargo ship. Photograph: Reuters

All 22 members of the crew of a chemical tanker that collided with a cargo ship in the English Channel early today have been rescued by helicopter an >>>


      THE CHILDREN STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      More than three months after first visiting Pakistan‘s earthquakestricken zone, our Photographer of the Year, Dan Chung, has returned to the area to record the trials and fortitude of thousands of victims Dan Chung in Kuz Ganrshal, Pakistan Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian By the time we reached the first ho >>>


      THE PRICE IS NOT RIGHT
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Leader Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian No true liberal, however rational or sure of themselves they are, should argue that it is always right to assault religious beliefs in every way.

Down that path lies a doctrinaire Soviet–style intolerance towards something which is inseparable from the way tha >>>


      THE WILD FRONTIER
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Four years after coalition troops toppled the Taliban, the Afghan province of Helmand remains a lawless, volatile tinderbox, where insurgents are becoming more violent and opium, not democracy, rules. Soon, this will be home to thousands of British troops. Can they avoid being drawn into another bloody, seemingly inter >>>


      TIMELINE: ENRON
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Interactive guide Enron – web of intrigue
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      WE WILL NOT SELL OUR PEOPLE OR PRINCIPLES FOR FOREIGN AID
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Palestinians voted for Hamas because of our refusal to give up their rights. But we are ready to make a just peace Khalid Mish‘al Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian It is widely recognised that the Palestinians are among the most politicised and educated peoples in the world. When they went to the polls last W >>>


      WHAT‘S AT STAKE IS THE RIGHT TO INSULT AND CAUSE OFFENCE
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      The religious hatred bill shifts the cultural balance away from free speech and towards appeasement Polly Toynbee Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian The culture of thought–crime and self–censorship is a creeping thing. Invisibly it chills debate and cautions editors, publishers and TV producers. It restr >>>


      WHEN SILVIO BERLUSCONI SAYS HE WILL NOT HAVE SEX UNTIL THE ELECTION, WHAT HE MEANS IS: I AM A STATESMAN AND A SEX GOD
      Guardian, 31-01-2006
      Andrew Anthony Tuesday January 31, 2006 The Guardian At first sight, Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi‘s promise to abstain from sex until after his country‘s general election on April ' looks as if it could have been designed as an explanatory illustration of the phrase "making a virtue out >>>


      ABRISS DES "PALASTS DER REPUBLIK" IN VOLLEM GANGE
      Die Welt, 31-01-2006
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Zwei Wochen nach dem endgültigen Abriss–Beschluss des Bundestags sind die Demontagearbeiten im Palast der Republik in Berlin in vollem Gang. Vom kommenden Montag an bekommen Schaulustige auch von außen etwas zu sehen.

Dann beginne der Abbau der markanten ro >>>


      ANALYSE: DIE KANZLERIN MACHTE KEINE FEHLER
      Die Welt, 31-01-2006
      Von Gerd Reuter, dpa Jerusalem/Ramallah (dpa) – Im palästinensischen Ramallah ist keine Spur von Unruhe. Die Mukata, Sitz des Präsidenten der palästinensischen Autonomiebehörde, ist dagegen voll von Sicherheitsleuten. Nur wenige Tage nach den Wahlen und dem überraschend hohen Sieg der Ham >>>


      ANALYSE: DIE NORMATIVE KRAFT DER SONDEREFFEKTE
      Die Welt, 31-01-2006
      Von Manfred Präcklein, dpa Großansicht Nürnberg (dpa) – Auf den ersten Blick bieten die neuesten Daten vom Arbeitsmarkt keinen Grund zum Jubeln. Entgegen aller Hoffnungen wurde im Januar wie schon zu Beginn des Vorjahres erneut die Fünf– Millionen–Mark überschritten, wenn auch >>>


      ANALYSE: HAMAS–WAHLSIEG BRINGT DIE EU UNTER DRUCK
      Die Welt, 31-01-2006
      Von Dieter Ebeling, dpa Großansicht Brüssel (dpa) – Nach dem Wahlsieg der radikal–islamischen Hamas Bewegung in den Palästinensergebieten ringt die Europäische Union um Fassung. «Abwarten» und «nichts überstürzen» waren die am meisten gehörten Formeln am Rande des EU&ndas >>>


      ARBEITSLOSENZAHL ÜBERSTEIGT IM JANUAR FÜNF–MILLIONEN–MARKE
      Die Welt, 31-01-2006
      Großansicht Nürnberg (dpa) – Die Zahl der Arbeitslosen in Deutschland hat im Januar die Fünf–Millionen–Marke überschritten. Nach Angaben der Bundesagentur für Arbeit vom Dienstag waren 5 012 000 Menschen ohne Arbeit. Das waren 408 000 mehr als im Dezember, aber 75 000 weniger >>>


      AUCH CHINA UND RUSSLAND WOLLEN ATOMSTREIT VOR SICHERHEITSRAT
      Die Welt, 31-01-2006
      London (dpa) – Mit Zustimmung Moskaus und Pekings hat der Westen im Streit um das iranische Atomprogramm den Druck auf Teheran verstärkt.

Russland und China stimmten in der Nacht überraschend einer Einschaltung des Weltsicherheitsrates in den eskalierenden Konflikt zu. Iran verwahrte sich gegen >>>


      BA SIEHT TROTZ FÜNF MILLIONEN ARBEITSLOSEN POSITIVEN TREND
      Die Welt, 31-01-2006
      Nürnberg (dpa) – Die Zahl der Arbeitslosen in Deutschland hat im Januar wieder die Fünf–Millionen–Marke überschritten. Der überdurchschnittliche Anstieg um rund 400 000 auf knapp über fünf Millionen ändert nach Angaben der Bundesagentur für Arbeit jedoch nichts >>>


      BUND RÜGT OST–LÄNDER: SOLIDARPAKTGELD VERGEUDET
      Die Welt, 31-01-2006
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Der Bund ist noch immer unzufrieden mit der Ausgabenpolitik der Ost–Länder. Die neuen Länder und Berlin hätten 2004 wie schon in den Vorjahren Solidarpaktgeld nicht gemäß den Vorschriften verwendet, berichteten «Die Welt» und die «Sächsische Ze >>>


      CHILES KÜNFTIGE PRÄSIDENTIN BACHELET STELLT REGIERUNGSMANNSCHAFT VOR
      Die Welt, 31-01-2006
      Santiago (dpa) – Gut zwei Wochen nach ihrer Wahl zur künftigen Präsidentin von Chile hat die Sozialistin Michelle Bachelet ihre Regierungsmannschaft vorgestellt. Wie die 54–jährige in Santiago de Chile mitteilte, wolle sie mit einem zu gleichen Teilen von Männern und Frauen besetzten Kab >>>



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