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      PAPAGEI RETTET SCHWERHÖRIGEN BESITZER VOR FEUER
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      London (dpa) – Ein Papagei hat in Großbritannien seinen schwerhörigen Besitzer vor dem Flammentod bewahrt. Der Mann hatte zum Schlafen sein Hörgerät abgelegt und deshalb den Feueralarm in seinem Haus in Mirfield in West Yorkshire nicht wahrgenommen, meldet die BBC. Sein Graupapagei namens Merl >>>


      PAPST BENEDIKT ERNENNT 15 NEUE KARDIN'6;LE
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Rom (dpa) – Papst Benedikt XVI. ernennt heute zum ersten Mal in seiner Amtszeit neue Kardinäle. Unter den 15 neuen Purpurträgern sind der langjährige Privatsekretär von Johannes Paul II., der Krakauer Bischof Stanislaw Dziwisz, sowie der Nachfolger Josef Ratzingers in der Glaubenskongregation, >>>


      PAPST ERNENNT KARDIN'6;LE
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Rom (dpa) – Vor zahlreichen Kirchenvertretern und Gläubigen hat in Rom die feierliche Messe zur Ernennung von 15 neuen Kardinälen begonnen. Es handelt sich um das erste Konsistorium in der Amtszeit von Papst Benedikt XVI. Unter den neuen Kardinälen ist auch der langjährige Privatsekretär >>>


      POLIZEI IN MINSK LÖST DEMONSTRATION DER OPPOSITION AUF
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Minsk (dpa) – Die weißrussische Polizei hat in der Nacht die seit fünf Tagen andauernde Demonstration von Oppositionellen in Minsk aufgelöst.

Die etwa 200 Demonstranten wurden in ein Untersuchungsgefängnis des Innenministeriums gebracht. Oppositionsführer Alexander Milinkewitsch >>>


      POLIZEI STÜRMT PROTESTLAGER IN MINSK
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Minsk (dpa) – Nach der gewaltsamen Räumung des Protestlagers in Minsk hat die weißrussische Opposition für morgen zu einer neuen Großkundgebung gegen Staatschef Alexander Lukaschenko aufgerufen. «Die Staatsmacht hält den Herausforderungen der Demokratie nicht stand. Das ist der Anfang von >>>


      PORTR'6;T: BAYER–CHEF WERNER WENNING
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Großansicht Leverkusen (dpa) – Einen passenderen Zeitpunkt für seinen Übernahme–Coup konnte Bayer–Chef Werner Wenning kaum wählen. Seit genau vier Jahrzehnten gehört er nun zu dem Chemie– und Pharmakonzern und pünktlich zum Betriebsjubiläum will er mit der Sche >>>


      PORTR'6;T: SCHERING–CHEF HUBERTUS ERLEN
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Sein eigentliches Ziel, die Eigenständigkeit von Schering zu bewahren, hat Vorstandschef Hubertus Erlen nicht erreicht. Und doch steht der 62–Jährige am Ende des Bieterkampfes um «sein» Unternehmen nicht als Verlierer da.

Er kann darauf verweisen, für >>>


      PROTEST IN MINSK GEWALTSAM BEENDET
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Großansicht Minsk (dpa) – Nach der gewaltsamen Beendigung der Proteste in der weißrussischen Hauptstadt Minsk hält die Polizei etwa 200 Anhänger der Opposition in Gewahrsam. Aus dem Untersuchungsgefängnis in der Okrestin–Straße wurden am Freitag einige minderjährige Demons >>>


      PROTESTTAG DER '6;RZTE GEGEN SPARPOLITIK
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Zehntausende Kassenärzte wollen heute in Berlin aus Protest gegen die Sparpolitik im Gesundheitswesen auf die Straße gehen.

Die '6;rzteverbände rechnen mit bis zu 50 000 Teilnehmern aus dem ganzen Bundesgebiet. Wegen des «Nationalen Protesttages» werden viele Praxen g >>>


      RUHIGER SCHLAF
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Großansicht Eine Hand voll Schläfrigkeit: Es ist ein kleiner Wombat, der hier friedlich in der Hand eines Betreuers schläft. Das Weibchen, noch namenlos, kam in einem Tierpark an der Gold Coast Australiens zur Welt.

Bild: Dave Hunt, dpa

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      SCHAUSPIELER MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY IST BESESSEN VOM Z'6;HNEPUTZEN
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      München (dpa) – US–Schauspieler Matthew McConaughey könnte zum Liebling der Zahnärzte avancieren: Er ist besessen vom Zähneputzen. «Ich habe überall Zahnbürsten rumliegen – im Auto, in meiner Schreibtischschublade, unter der Dusche...», sagte er dem Magazin «InStyle». Vor >>>


      SCHERING BEGRÜßT BAYER–ANGEBOT
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Der Pharma–Konzern Schering hat das Übernahme– Angebot des Konkurrenten Bayer begrüßt. Das teilte das Unternehmen in Berlin mit.

Bayer hatte zuvor ein Angebot von 86 Euro in bar pro Schering–Aktie vorgelegt. Das entspreche einem Transaktionswert in Höh >>>


      SCHERING UND BAYER VOR ZUSAMMENSCHLUSS
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Leverkusen (dpa) – Der Berliner Schering–Konzern und der Chemieriese Bayer aus Leverkusen schließen sich zusammen. Das teilten beide Seiten am Abend überraschend mit. Bayer legte ein Angebot von 86 Euro in bar pro Schering–Aktie vor und übertrumpfte damit die feindliche Offerte des Darm >>>


      SCHRÖDER ÜBERNIMMT BERATERJOB BEI INVESTMENTBANK
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Frankfurt/Main (dpa) – Altbundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder wird einen Beraterjob bei der Investmentbank Rothschild übernehmen. Schröder werde in den Europa–Beirat eintreten, um der Rothschild– Gruppe beim Ausbau ihrer Aktivitäten von Polen über den Nahen Osten bis nach China zu >>>


      SCHÜLER 13–J'6;HRIGEN MONATE LANG ERPRESST
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Salzgitter (dpa) – Zwei 15 Jahre alte Schüler aus Salzgitter sind wegen monatelanger Erpressung eines 13–Jährigen in Untersuchungshaft gekommen.

Sie sollen den Hauptschüler drangsaliert und so Geld und Handys im Wert von 10 000 Euro erzwungen haben. Das Amtsgericht Salzgitter habe Ha >>>


      SELBSTMORDATTENTAT GEGEN US–ARMEEKONVOI IN FALLUDSCHA
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Falludscha (dpa) – Ein Selbstmordattentäter hat sich in Falludscha neben einem US–Militärkonvoi in die Luft gesprengt. Mehrere Soldaten seien durch die Detonation der Autobombe verletzt worden, sagte ein Polizeisprecher in der westirakischen Aufständischen–Hochburg. Das bestätigte >>>


      SONIA GANDHI LEGT PARLAMENTSMANDAT NIEDER
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Großansicht Neu Delhi (dpa) – Nach dem Vorwurf bezahlter Nebentätigkeit hat die Chefin der indischen Kongresspartei und der Regierungskoalition, Sonia Gandhi, ihr Mandat als Parlamentsabgeordnete niedergelegt. Die gebürtige Italienerin sagte am Donnerstag in Neu Delhi, sie verzichte zugleich auf de >>>


      STICHWORT: BAYER
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Großansicht Düsseldorf (dpa) – Bayer ist auch vor einer Übernahme von Schering das größte Gesundheitsunternehmen in Deutschland. Die Sparte Bayer HealthCare des Leverkusener Konzerns erzielte 2005 mit zweistelligen Zuwachsraten einen Umsatz von gut ',4 Milliarden Euro und einen operat >>>


      STICHWORT: SCHERING
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Schering ist bislang der drittgrößte deutsche Pharmakonzern. Das im DAX notierte Berliner Unternehmen konzentriert sich auf vier Geschäftsbereiche: Gynäkologie und Andrologie (Frauen– und Männerheilkunde), Kontrastmittel, Spezial–Therapeutika f& >>>


      STRUCK ERWARTET MEHRHEIT FÜR KONGOEINSATZ
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Trotz Kritik aus den eigenen Reihen geht SPD–Fraktionschef Peter Struck von einer breiten Mehrheit für den Einsatz der Bundeswehr im Kongo aus. «Ich sehe nicht, dass wir als Bundestagsfraktion dem Einsatz nicht zustimmen werden», sagte Struck der «tageszeitung» («taz»).< >>>


      STRUCK FÜR AUSSETZEN DER KINDERGELDERHÖHUNG
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – In der Debatte um kostenlose Kindergärten hat der SPD–Fraktionsvorsitzende Peter Struck dafür plädiert, zur Finanzierung die regelmäßige Kindergelderhöhung auszusetzen. «Wir sollten darüber reden, ob wir statt weiterer Kindergelderhöhun >>>


      SÜDKOREA SOLL REGIERUNGSCHEFIN BEKOMMEN
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Seoul (dpa) – Erstmals in der Geschichte Südkoreas wird wahrscheinlich eine Frau die Regierung des Landes leiten. Staatspräsident Roh Moo Hyun nominierte die 61–jährige Abgeordnete und Ex–Ministerin Han Myung Sook als Nachfolgerin von Regierungschef Lee Hae Chan. Er war wegen Kritik an >>>


      TARIFVERHANDLUNGEN IN NIEDERSACHSENS METALLINDUSTRIE FORTGESETZT
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Hannover (dpa) – Ohne große Aussichten auf Fortschritte sind die Tarifverhandlungen für rund 70 000 Metall–Beschäftigte in Niedersachsen fortgesetzt worden. Vor Beginn der dritten Runde in Hannover sagte IG Metall–Sprecher Jörg Köther, es sei «höchste Zeit» für ein A >>>


      TEUERUNG SCHW'6;CHT SICH AB
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Wiesbaden (dpa) – Die Inflationsrate in Deutschland ist erstmals seit Sommer vergangenen Jahres wieder unter zwei Prozent gesunken. Die bisherigen Preistreiber Öl, Erdgas und Strom hätten sich im März kaum noch verteuert, teilte das Statistische Bundesamt in Wiesbaden mit. Die jährliche Teueru >>>


      VERDACHT AUF VOGELGRIPPE BEI TOTER FRAU IN SCHANGHAI
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Peking (dpa) – Eine Wanderarbeiterin in Schanghai ist vermutlich an der Vogelgrippe gestorben. Erste Untersuchungen hätten auf eine Erkrankung mit der Geflügelseuche hingedeutet, berichtet die amtliche Nachrichtenagentur Xinhua. Es wäre die erste Infektion eines Menschen mit der Vogelgrippe in der >>>


      VIELE DEUTSCHE WÜRDEN BEI TEST FÜR AUSL'6;NDER DURCHFALLEN
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Bonn (dpa) – Viele Deutsche würden bei den vom Land Hessen geplanten Test für einbürgerungswillige Ausländer durchfallen. Das hat eine Umfrage des Marktforschungsinstituts OmniQuest ergeben. Demnach konnten zum Beispiel nur rund 35 Prozent der Befragten das Gründungsjahr der Bundesrepubli >>>


      VIELE PRAXEN WEGEN PROTESTTAGES GESCHLOSSEN
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Mediziner auf den Barrikaden: Zehntausende Kassenärzte wollen heute in Berlin gegen die Sparpolitik im Gesundheitswesen demonstrieren. Die '6;rzteverbände rechnen mit bis zu 50 000 Teilnehmern aus dem ganzen Bundesgebiet. Wegen des Protesttages werden viele Praxen geschlossen bleib >>>


      VILLEPIN TRIFFT GEWERKSCHAFTSFÜHRER
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Paris (dpa) – Nach langen Protesten und Gewaltausbrüchen kommt in Frankreich Bewegung in den Streit um die Arbeitsrechtsreform. Premier Dominique de Villepin will am Nachmittag erstmals mit den Spitzen der fünf großen Gewerkschaften über das Thema sprechen. Gestern war es nach einer Demonstrat >>>


      WENDE IM ÜBERNAHMEPOKER UM SCHERING
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – Der Berliner Schering–Konzern und der Chemieriese Bayer in Leverkusen haben sich im Übernahmepoker auf dem deutschen Pharma–Markt auf einen Zusammenschluss geeinigt. Das teilten beide Seiten überraschend mit. Bayer legte ein Angebot von 86 Euro in bar pro Schering–Aktie >>>


      WIEDER ZANK UND STREIT BEIM GIPFEL
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Von Dieter Ebeling, dpa Großansicht Brüssel (dpa) – Üblicherweise lecken die Regierenden der Europäischen Union ihre Wunden erst am Ende eines EU–Gipfeltreffens. Zum Frühjahrsgipfel, von dem ein Signal des wirtschaftlichen Aufbruchs ausgehen sollte, trafen einige Regierungschefs am >>>


      ZENTRALER PROTESTTAG DER '6;RZTE GEGEN SPARPOLITIK
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Berlin (dpa) – In Berlin beginnt am Mittag eine Protestkundgebung der niedergelassenen Kassenärzte. Die Verbände rechnen mit bis zu 50 000 Teilnehmern. Viele Praxen bleiben deswegen heute geschlossen. Der Protest richtet sich gegen die Sparpolitik der Regierung. Besonders stört die Mediziner die be >>>


      ZUSTIMMUNG FÜR GROßE KOALITION W'6;CHST
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Köln (dpa) – Die Parteien der Regierungskoalition haben in der zurückliegenden Woche einer Umfrage zufolge an Zustimmung gewonnen. Wenn am Sonntag Bundestagswahlen wären, würden 41 Prozent die Union und 31 Prozent die SPD wählen. Das wäre im Vergleich zur Vorwoche ein Plus von jeweil >>>


      '6;RZTE–PROTEST GEGEN SPARPOLITIK
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Großansicht Berlin (dpa) – Der Konflikt um die Sparpolitik im Gesundheitswesen treibt einem neuen Höhepunkt entgegen: Zehntausende von Kassenärzten wollen an diesem Freitag in Berlin auf die Straße gehen, um gegen «Rationierung, Drangsalierung und Budgetierung» zu protestieren.

Im Tar >>>


      ÜBER 20 TOTE BEI GEWALT IM IRAK
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Bagdad (dpa) – Bei der Explosion eines Sprengsatzes vor einer sunnitischen Moschee sind im Irak fünf Gläubige getötet worden. 17 weitere Menschen wurden nach Angaben von Augenzeugen verletzt, als die Bombe nördlich von Bagdad nach dem Freitagsgebet explodierte. Der Imam der Moschee befindet si >>>


      «WAFFENRUHE» DER ETA IN KRAFT GETRETEN
      Die Welt, 24-03-2006
      Großansicht Madrid (dpa) – In Spanien ist um Mitternacht eine «Waffenruhe» der baskischen Untergrundorganisation ETA in Kraft getreten. Die separatistische Gruppierung hatte am Vortag in einem Kommuniqué angekündigt, dass sie von Freitag 00.00 Uhr an keine Terroranschläge mehr verüben wer >>>


      BUDGET DOUBTS ON THE MORNING AFTER
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Inevitably, day two of every Budget has a distinct feel of the morning after the night before.

Now we understand why Chancellor Brown didn‘t mention the NHS in his speech. Even as he was trumpeting his own achievements, 700 hospital staff in Durham and Darlington were being told they could b >>>


      50,000 HOAX FIRE CALLS EVERY YEAR
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?Hoax fire calls are costing millions of pounds a year, according to a new report.

The Fire and Rescue Service in England and Wales responds to about 50,000 such calls every year, or 135 per day, the study said.

With each hoax costing 1,700, that makes 230,000 a day – or 84 million a >>>


      BIRTH CONTROL NURSE SET FOR ALL
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Every school in England will have a nurse who can arrange secret abortions and hand out contraception, it emerged yesterday.

New guidelines will allow them to help pupils get the morning–after pill, pregnancy tests and terminations without their parents‘ knowledge.

Family camp >>>


      BLUES CHARGED AGAIN
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?Chelsea are back in the dock after the Football Association charged the Barclays Premiership champions with failing to control their players.

The charge relates to Sunday‘s 1–0 defeat at west London neighbours Fulham, and an incident which followed the late dismissal of William Gallas.< >>>


      BORO FORCE FA CUP REPLAY
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Charlton 0 Middlesbrough 0 Charlton manager Alan Curbishley still hopes to becoming the first Addicks boss to taste FA Cup glory since George VI was in his prime.

Not since Charlton reached successive finals in 1'46 and 1'47 have they featured in a semi–final draw but that will at le >>>


      BRITONS PREPARE TO FLY HOME AFTER CRUISE BLAZE
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? More than 60 British holidaymakers were preparing to fly home from Jamaica today after surviving a fire aboard their cruise liner.

One of the Britons suffered a broken toe while evacuating his cabin when the blaze broke out in the accommodation area of the 110,000–tonne Star Princess as it s >>>


      BRUCE "DISAPPOINTED" BY OUTBURST
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      Rugby Cricket Other sports In the stands Photos & video Webchats Message boards Partners Flowers for mum Diet centre Mail wine club Tickets & offers Cancer cover Dating Money shop DVD rental Specials Champions League Formula One London 2012 Schools rugby Six Nations Latest sports news Sports quizzes African foo >>>


      BUDGET ‘IGNORES NHS CRISIS‘
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?Chancellor Gordon Brown has been forced to fend off accusations of ignoring the financial crisis gripping the National Health Service in his Budget.

The Tories claimed that 15,000 to 20,000 jobs across the country could be lost as hospital trusts tried to balance the books.

Mr Brown howeve >>>


      CAR CRASH SAVES HEART ATTACK VICTIM‘S LIFE
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? When professor Ronald Mann had a heart attack at the wheel of his car, the chances against his survival were a million to one.

But as the 77–year–old drugs safety expert slipped into unconsciousness, fate took an extraordinary hand.

The 10–year–old Honda Civic, too >>>


      CARE HOME RESIDENTS SEDATED BY UNTRAINED STAFF
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? People living with dementia in care homes are given too many sedatives because staff are not given enough training.

Medical experts found staff regularly resorted to giving drugs to calm people with dementia showing disruptive behaviour.

However, the proportion of residents given sedative >>>


      CHARLES AND CAMILLA‘S TRIBUTE TO WAR HEROES
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? The Duchess of Cornwall paid an emotional graveside tribute today to her father‘s comrades who died in front of his eyes in the aftermath of the Battle of El Alamein.

Major Bruce Shand, now 8', was lucky to survive the attack in November 1'42, but saw his wireless operator Sergeant C >>>


      CHARLTON AND BORO DRAW BLANK IN CUP
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?The last remaining place in the FA Cup semi–finals remains unclaimed after Charlton and Middlesbrough shared a goalless draw at the Valley.

The two sides will now have to meet again in a Riverside replay on April 12, by which time they will know whether Chelsea, Liverpool or West Ham await th >>>


      CHELSEA AND LIVERPOOL TO CLASH AGAIN IN FA CUP
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Chelsea and Liverpool have been pitted together for the fifth time this season, in the FA Cup semi–finals.

The sides have already met twice in the Barclays Premiership and twice more in the Champions League, with Chelsea winning the league encounters and the European meetings both draws.
>>>


      CHIEF CONSTABLE ATTACKS POLICE MERGER PLANS
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? The chief constable of one of Britain‘s largest forces criticised proposed policing reforms today, saying they would challenge the independence of the service by giving Whitehall unprecedented control.

West Yorkshire chief constable Colin Cramphorn warned that plans to amalgamate certain for >>>


      CHILD DIES AFTER SWALLOWING REEBOK BRACELET
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? A child died from lead poisoning in America after apparently swallowing a link from a Reebok charm bracelet.

Thousands of the heart–shaped charm bracelets have been given away free by the sportswear firm with purchases of children‘s footwear in the USA, UK and Ireland.

Now Ree >>>


      CLIVE OF INDIA‘S TORTOISE DIES AGED 250
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? A giant aldabra tortoise thought to be around 250 years old has died in the Kolkata zoo of liver failure.

The tortoise had been the pet of Robert Clive, the famous British military officer in colonial India around the middle of the 18th century, a local minister in West Bengal state said.

>>>


      COCKLING BOSS‘S GIRLFRIEND ‘LIVED HIGH LIFE‘
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Eva Zhao lived the good life from the proceeds of her boyfriend‘s illegal cockling gangs.

The 21–year–old was essential to Lin Liang Ren‘s criminal work. She helped him apply for permits and was a translator between him and the cockle–buyers.

After the drowni >>>


      COCKLING TRAGEDY STILL HAUNTS RESCUERS
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? The trauma of the cocklers tragedy still haunts those involved, a lifeboat chief said today.

Morecambe Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Lifeboat Operations Manager Michael Guy said: "No one involved in the RNLI operations in Morecambe Bay on February 5–6 2004 will ever forget >>>


      COCKLING TRAGEDY WARNINGS ‘IGNORED‘
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? The Sea Fisheries had been warned about a potential tragedy on Warton Sands four months before the cockling disaster occurred, it was claimed today.

Morecambe Bay guide Alan Sledmore told the North West and North Wales Committee about the "imminent dangers" of poor visibility, rising tid >>>


      COLE OUT FOR THE SEASON
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?Andy Cole has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after the Manchester City striker was forced to undergo a second operation on a knee injury which has kept him out for seven matches already.

The former England striker initially underwent an operation last month but still experienced som >>>


      COMPUTER STORE ENDS HARD–SELL TACTICS
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Sales staff at a leading computer store chain will no longer be paid commission on top of their basic salary, to encourage them to give good advice rather than engage in hard–sell tactics.

PC World, part of the Dixons empire, says its employees will spend more time listening than talking.
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      DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN BLOCKBUSTER FOR &#163;20 A TIME
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Film fans will be able to download and keep blockbuster films from the Internet for the first time, it was announced yesterday.

The service will allow fans to see Hollywood movies such as King Kong or Bridget Jones on their computer, mobile phone or other portable video player

– mea >>>


      DRUG CULTURE NOW RIFE IN BRITISH SCHOOLS
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? One in five secondary school children have tried drugs in the last year, a shocking national survey has revealed.

It found that six per cent of 11–year–olds had taken drugs in 2005 which rose to a third of 15– year–olds surveyed.

One in four said they had been offe >>>


      EU LEADERS IN GROWTH PLEDGE
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?Europe‘s leaders will deliver upbeat pledges on jobs and economic growth in a bid to get the embattled European Union back on track.

They will also agree moves to advance a common European energy policy and sweep away red tape hampering investment and enterprise.

But the positive sig >>>


      FISH OIL MAY NOT BE SO HEALTHY AFTER ALL
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Eating oily fish may not be as good for our health as once believed, experts have claimed.

Researchers studying death rates, heart disease and cancer found no "clear benefit" of omega 3 fats.

However, they said omega 3‘s should not be ruled out but evidence about potential >>>


      FRAIL BUT FULL OF FIRE, BRIGITTE BARDOT AT 71
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Hobbling on crutches, with every step an effort, Brigitte Bardot once again faced the spotlight for the sake of her beloved animals.

Now 71, hip problems have left her needing crutches and she acknowledges that she might not have much longer to live.

Campaigning for an end to Canada&lsquo >>>


      FREDDIE‘S BOWLED OVER BY LATEST DELIVERY
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Holding baby Corey, born two weeks ago, in his giant hands Andrew Flintoff could well be the happiest man on earth.

The cricketer changed his plans to return to England for the birth in order to captain his country against India after crisis–hit England suffered the withdrawal of skipper Mic >>>


      GANG BOSS GUILTY OVER COCKLER DEATHS
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? A Chinese gangmaster was convicted today of the manslaughter of 21 cockle pickers who drowned after being trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay.

Lin Liang Ren, 2', was found guilty of unlawfully killing a team of Chinese cocklers who were caught in fast incoming tides on Warton Sands, off H >>>


      GANGMASTER GUILTY OF COCKLER DEATHS
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?A Chinese gangmaster has been convicted of the manslaughter of 21 cockle pickers who drowned after being trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay.

Lin Liang Ren, 2', was found guilty of unlawfully killing a team of Chinese cocklers who were caught in fast incoming tides on Warton Sands, off Hes >>>


      GEORGE CROSS FOR BOMB DISPOSAL MAN
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?An Army bomb disposal expert maimed as he investigated a bomb blast which killed four US soldiers in Iraq has been awarded the George Cross.

Captain Peter Norton, 43, lost part of an arm and a leg in a secondary explosion in the Al Bayaa district near Baghdad on July 24 last year.

Capt Nor >>>


      GEORGE CROSS FOR IRAQ BOMB DISPOSAL HERO
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? An Army bomb disposal expert maimed as he investigated a bomb blast which killed four US soldiers in Iraq has been awarded the George Cross.

Captain Peter Norton, 43, lost part of an arm and a leg in a secondary explosion in the Al Bayaa district near Baghdad on July 24 last year.

Capt No >>>


      GRILLING FOR LEVY IN PEERAGES PROBE
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?Prime Minister Tony Blair‘s personal fund–raiser Lord Levy is to be subjected to a televised grilling by MPs investigating allegations that Labour offered peerages in return for financial support, it has emerged.

His appearance before the House of Commons Public Administration Select Co >>>


      HEAD RACES SCHOOL BUS IN MARATHON TRAINING
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? A headmaster has been training for the London marathon by racing against the school bus.

Carl Fitter, of Wouldham All Saints Primary School, near Rochester, Kent, takes his pupils for swimming lessons at nearby Strood Leisure Centre once a week.

Afterwards, the children take the bus while >>>


      IKEA RECALLS ‘UNSAFE‘ CHILD COTS
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Furniture giant Ikea today recalled two children‘s cot bases because they do not meet European safety standards.

Customers were warned that the Tassa and Sniglar cots, sold across Europe, might not be safe after a batch failed safety tests.

A spokesman for Ikea said: "Due to an >>>


      JODIE MARSH ‘NOT FIT FOR A CLASSROOM‘
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Do you agree Jodie Marsh should be banned from schools? Join the debate in our reader comments below An MP has demanded a ministerial ban on pneumatic glamour model Jodie Marsh taking her anti–bullying campaign into the classroom.

Phil Willis, former Liberal Democrat education spokesman and >>>


      JOHNSON CONFIRMS WALES EXIT
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?Wales‘ hopes of making Scott Johnson their permanent coach were dashed on Friday after it was confirmed he has joined Australia‘s backroom team.

As expected, Johnson has linked up with new Wallabies boss John Connolly, signing a three–year deal as attack coach which will see him r >>>


      KEMBER: I‘VE HAD A GOOD SHAVE AND A BATH
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Norman Kember said today he has had a good shave and a bath in preparation to return home to the UK after his dramatic rescue in Iraq.

He has also had the opportunity to tuck into "a good English breakfast", a statement from the British Embassy in Iraq said.

Last night, his wife >>>


      LENDER CHOSEN FOR BROWN PROJECT
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?A businessman who secretly lent Labour 1 million was chosen to chair one of Chancellor Gordon Brown‘s flagship youth projects within weeks of handing over the money.

Rod Aldridge, who resigned on Thursday as executive chairman of the Capita technology company because of the damage the continu >>>


      LEWIS–FRANCIS NOT TO BLAME, SAYS CAMPBELL
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Darren Campbell has refused to blame Mark Lewis–Francis after defending champions England crashed out of the 4x100 metres relay in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Marlon Devonish and Lewis–Francis failed to exchange the baton on the final takeover after Lewis–Francis set off >>>


      LIFE FOR GOLD–DIGGING KILLER
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?A former prostitute who murdered her elderly husband after he lied about his wealth has been jailed for life.

Having turned her back on a "strict" religious upbringing to sell sex for 200 a time, Tatjana Edwards, 27, set out to snare the pensioner when he became her client and said he was >>>


      MANDARIC RAGES AT OVERPAID STARS
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Milan Mandaric may not have a shred of sympathy for Birmingham‘s parlous League position, but David Sullivan has found an unlikely ally following his outspoken attack on the Premiership‘s overpaid players.

The Portsmouth chairman has a patchwork quilt of misfits and mistakes at Fratton >>>


      MCCLAREN: CUP DRAW ‘GREAT INCENTIVE‘
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren refused to look too far ahead after seeing his side avoid big guns Chelsea and Liverpool in the draw for the FA Cup semi–finals.

The Yorkshireman was understandably delighted when either Boro or Charlton were paired with West Ham in the last four as the sides >>>


      MS DIAGNOSIS TOO RELIANT ON SCANS
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?Doctors may rely too heavily on MRI scans when diagnosing early multiple sclerosis, according to a new report.

A review of MRI scans showed that their accuracy for diagnosis was "not sufficient" to rule in our out MS "with a high degree of certainty".

The study, publish >>>


      NEW POWERS WILL HIT CRIME BOSSES
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?The top prosecutor responsible for implementing sweeping new powers against organised criminals has pledged that they would hit gangs "where it hurts".

Head of the Crown Prosecution Service‘s organised crime division, Alison Saunders, will be able to use the new measures from April >>>


      OILY FISH ‘NO CLEAR BENEFITS‘
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?Claims that oily fish is good for people‘s health are not backed by strong evidence, experts have said.

Researchers studied the effects of omega 3 fats on death rates, heart disease and cancer and found there was no evidence of a "clear benefit" of omega 3 fats on health.

I >>>


      POLICE ARE ATTACKED 60 TIMES A DAY
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Nearly 60 police officers were assaulted each day last year, according to a survey published today.

There were 21,845 assaults on officers in 51 police forces across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, or one every 24 minutes.

The figures, compiled by Police Review magazine, we >>>


      PUBLIC SECTOR POST WASTING &#163;31M
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?An estimated 31 million of taxpayers‘ money could be saved each year if the public sector handled its post better, according to a report by Whitehall‘s spending watchdog.

The public sector spends almost 650 million a year on post and sends out more than 2.5 billion items of mail annuall >>>


      RESPECT FOR CUP RIVALS
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?Rafael Benitez insists there will be mutual respect between Chelsea and Liverpool in their FA Cup semi–final clash despite familiarity breeding a degree of contempt in the matches between them this season and last.

The draw for the last four pitted the sides together for their fifth meeting o >>>


      ROAD MAINTENANCE THREAT TO DRIVERS
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?About four in five local authorities in England believe there is a threat to drivers‘ safety due to road maintenance underfunding, a new survey has revealed.

London local authorities‘ road maintenance shortfall is 60 million, while the shortfall for English local authorities excluding L >>>


      SMOKING OUTLAWED IN SCOTLAND FROM SUNDAY
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Scotland‘s smoking ban comes into effect on Sunday, with pub industry executives saying there could be a 20 percent decline in revenues immediately after the ban.

Greene King, which has about 300 pubs in Scotland, said the short–term risks were outweighed by the chance to gain insight >>>


      SOLSKJAER SET FOR NEW UNITED DEAL
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?Manchester United are set to offer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a new contract.

The Norwegian striker‘s present deal runs out in the summer and there were fears the broken cheekbone he picked up on reserve team duty earlier this month could wreck his chances of getting another. But Sir Alex Ferguson >>>


      STAFF WARNING OVER CARE SEDATIVE
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?People living with dementia in care homes are given too many sedatives because staff are inadequately trained, medical experts have warned.

Researchers found that better staff training led to less reliance on sedatives to calm people with dementia showing disruptive behaviour.

Twelve speci >>>


      SUPERGRASS IN PCS TO AL QAIDA LINK
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS?A terrorist supergrass supplied computers to one of the alleged British bomb plotters because they were needed by members of al Qaida, a court has heard.

Mohammed Babar, 31, gave three computers to Waheed Mahmood, who was also known as Abdul Waheed, while in Pakistan, the Old Bailey was told.
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      YELLOW STONE AS SHARON DONS DIPPY LIPPY
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? With a new film that is being touted as one of the year‘s biggest flops, Sharon Stone could be forgiven for keeping a low profile.

But as she stepped out to her fourth premiere in a week, avoiding the limelight was clearly not her intention.

The 48–year–old star chose a >>>


      YOUR YUMMY MUMMY HANDBOOK
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      Femail Book club Horoscopes Travel Sudoku Weather Promotions Shopping E–editions Webchats Message boards Find a job Find a holiday Find a home Find a date Photos & video Quizzes Polls Competitions Contact us Need help?

Site map Log–in My details Promotions Promotion rules Mailshop Partners Flow >>>


      AFGHANISTAN SAYS COURT TO DECIDE FATE OF CONVERT
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Under mounting international pressure over the case of a man facing the death penalty for converting to Christianity, Afghanistan has insisted the judiciary would decide the case.

An Afghan judge said this week a man named Abdur Rahman had been jailed for converting from Islam to Christianity and >>>


      BELARUS POLICE ARREST 200 IN RIOT
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Belarussian police have broken up a five–day–old opposition rally mounted in protest against President Alexander Lukashenko‘s re–election, detaining about 200 demonstrators.

Crack police units surrounded the demonstrators in a central Minsk square, loaded them on to trucks >>>


      ISRAEL HELPS GAZA COPE WITH H5N1 BIRD FLU
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Israel has said it would supply Palestinian teams with protective gear and professional assistance following an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in the densely populated Gaza Strip.

The agreement was reached in a meeting between Israeli and Palestinian agriculture and veterinary official >>>


      ONE FEARED DEAD IN FRENCH UNIVERSITY BLAST
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? One person is feared dead and many others injured after an explosion rocked a research building at a French university in the eastern city of Mulhouse, the emergency services said.

Rescue workers faced thick smoke when they arrived at the institute of chemistry on the university campus, a Reuters >>>


      OUTRAGE IN ITALY OVER US SECURITY WARNING
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? A US security alert advising Americans of possible pre–election violence in Italy has set off a storm of controversy with the centre–left opposition saying it created a "climate of fear".

The United States cited the possible threat of an al Qaeda attack ahead of the April  >>>


      VIOLENCE ERUPTS AT PARIS JOB PROTESTS
      The Daily Mail, 24-03-2006
      What is RSS? Youths went on the rampage in Paris yesterday after a rally designed to protest against new labour laws ended in violence.

They torched cars, looted shops and stoned police, who responded by firing tear gas into the crowds.

Around 140 people were arrested and 60 were injured, including 27 >>>


      BACKSTORY: CINEMA IS ART, NOT FURNITURE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 24-03-2006
      Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor AUSTIN, TEXAS I have a memory of my grandmother taking me as a very little girl to see a movie in a Philadelphia theater. It seems to me Jimmy Durante was involved and there were bubbles floating across the screen.

Whether Jimmy Durante and bubbles really ever jo >>>


      CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKERS CELEBRATE RELEASE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 24-03-2006
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor BAGHDAD An anxious vigil turned to joy for Christian peace activists in Iraq Thursday, as three of their kidnapped colleagues were freed by US, British, and Iraqi forces west of Baghdad.

"It‘s great to be free," Mr. Kember said, according to a Brit >>>


      COOKING‘S NEW HEAT WAVE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 24-03-2006
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor As much as she prized the wide, multiethnic offerings of the big one–stop grocery near her Los Angeles home, Charlotte Beal recently began to feel that something was missing in her culinary life. It needed still more zest, and some personal alchemy.

So a few >>>


      ETHICS REFORM STALLING IN CONGRESS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 24-03-2006
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON Prospects for robust ethics reform in the 10'th Congress are dimming, even as the criminal probes that prompted it are intensifying.

It‘s a political calculation that could cost lawmakers in this fall‘s elections, if they misread the deg >>>



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