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      HOW A NUCLEAR PLANT FOUND TIME FOR GOD
      The Moscow Times, 29-12-2005
      By Anna Smolchenko Staff Writer Alexander Belenky / MT Bells at St. Petersburg‘s Kazan Cathedral, made at the city‘s Baltiisky Zavod shipyard — one of a number of factories using their facilities to make bells.

A decade ago, Andrei Sushko, a nuclear physicist from one of Russia‘s top–se >>>


      SAILORS TELL OF ORDEAL IN NIGERIAN JAIL
      The Moscow Times, 29-12-2005
      By Henry Meyer The Associated Press Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters Valery Pakhomov, fourth from left, and other sailors waving as they leave Sheremetyevo Airport on Wednesday.

Twelve Russian sailors freed from a Nigerian jail after nearly two years in detention arrived home on Wednesday, complaining of terrible co >>>


      EIGHT FOREIGN SAILORS RETURN HOME
      Nhan Dan, 29-12-2005
      Eight foreign crew members who met with an accident off the shore of southern Ba Ria–Vung Tau province were handed over to the Indonesian and Chinese Consul Generals on December 28.

At the hand–over ceremony, representatives from the Indonesian and Chinese Consul Generals and the crew members expre >>>


      GET–TOGETHER FOR OVERSEAS VIETNAMESE TO BE HELD
      Nhan Dan, 29-12-2005
      A get–together for overseas Vietnamese return home to welcome the traditional lunar New Year festival (Tet) will be held at Melia hotel in Hanoi on January 23, according to the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA).

The function will be jointly held by the COVA, the Fatherland Front Central Co >>>


      GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES 2006 SOCIO–ECONOMIC PLAN
      Nhan Dan, 29-12-2005
      The Government and localities nationwide met in Ho Chi Minh City on December 28 to launch the 2006 socio–economic development plan and State budget.

The conference was presided over by Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and Deputy PMs Nguyen Tan Dung and Pham Gia Khiem. It was attended by cabinet members, Chai >>>


      NATIONAL ASSEMBLY‘S SUPERVISION PROVED EFFECTIVE
      Nhan Dan, 29-12-2005
      The National Assembly‘s subordinate committees and deputies have earned encouraging outcomes in supervisory work, one of the tasks highly praised by voters nationwide.

Since 2002, the first year of the 11th Legislature, the NA has conducted numerous supervision tours regularly, covering a wide range of d >>>


      PRESIDENT PRAISES EXTERNAL AFFAIRS SECTOR‘S ACHIEVEMENTS
      Nhan Dan, 29-12-2005
      President Luong (second from left) at the congress.

State President Tran Duc Luong has praised the external affair sector, especially its Party organisation, for remarkable achievements in many fields.

The State leader, who is also a Politburo member of the Communist Party of Vietnam, made the stateme >>>


      20 KILLED IN IRAQI PRISON ESCAPE BID
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      Baghdad—Twenty Iraqis were killed in exchanges of gunfire when a group of Iraqi prisoners attempted to break out of a prison in northern Baghdad, the US military said in a statement. Some 16 detainees, held at a high security facility in the district of Kadhimiyah, stormed the armory and seized a number of weapons, the >>>


      22 DIE IN INDIAN BUS–TRUCK COLLISION
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      New Delhi—Twenty two people, including three children, were killed and three others injured early Wednesday when an Ahmedabad–bound luxury bus collided with a truck in Bharuch district of Gujarat. According to the police sources, the bus caught fire immediately after the collision, burning the passengers beyond r >>>


      28 COLOMBIAN SOLDIERS SLAIN IN REBEL ATTACK
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      Bogota—At least 28 Colombian soldiers were killed and another five remain missing after FARC rebels ambushed an army contingent in central–eastern Colombia, Defense Minister Camilo Ospina said. The soldiers were attacked while monitoring efforts to eradicate illegal crops some 280 kilometers (174 miles) southeast >>>


      CHASHMA PLANT SHINING EXAMPLE OF PAK–CHINA COOPERATION: PARVEZ
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      Chashma—Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Parvez Butt addressing first concrete pouring ceremony of Chashma Nuclear Power Plant–2 here, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, said Chashma Nuclear Power Plant Unit–1 is a shining example of Pakistan–Chinese cooperation in >>>


      CHASHMA PROJECT TO PROVIDE ENERGY SECURITY
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      Shaukat says 8800 MW nuclear power to be produced in next 25 years Our nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes Desertification makes building of dams now more important Chashma—Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Wednesday described Chashma nuclear power project as a milestone in the history of nuclear technology in the >>>


      DEBATE ON WATER RESERVOIRS AUGURS WELL: PM
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      Sharafat Kazmi Islamabad—Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz says that in line with its commitment, the Government has made public two reports on water resources while report of the Parliamentary Committee on Water Resources would be presented in the Senate on Tuesday (today).

He was talking to the newsmen at the Prim >>>


      MIRWAIZ DUE ON MONDAY FOR WEEK–LONG VISIT
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      Hameed Shaheen Islamabad—Mirwaiz Umar Farooque, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, (APHC) accompanied by two other noted Kashmiri political figures, is now scheduled to fly into Lahore on January 2, 2006. His original 4–day tour duration has now been extended to a full week stay in Pakistan.

Confi >>>


      MMA’S PROVINCIAL COUNCIL SUPPORTS NEW DAMS
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      PML(N) working to evolve consensus Lahore—Mutahidda Majlis–e–Amal (MMA) in its provincial council meeting here on Wednesday supported construction of new water reservoirs to meet irrigation requirements and generate electricity.

Agenda of the meeting was to discuss construction of Kalabagh Dam and >>>


      PRESIDENT ISSUES FACT SHEET ON IMPORTANCE OF KBD
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      ANG Abassi committee for both KBD, Basha Dams Sharafat Kazmi/Agencies Islamabad—President Gen Pervez Musharraf has sent a two page fact sheet to all the member parliaments based on facts about the importance of construction of water reservoirs including Kalabagh Dam for the country. According to Aiwan–e–Sad >>>


      PRESIDENT STRESSES PROMOTION OF LIVESTOCK, AGRI INDUSTRIES IN PUNJAB
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      Staff Reporter Lahore—President Pervez Musharraf has said that Punjab could play a pivotal role in strengthening national economy by promoting agriculture and livestock sectors and provincial government should take measures on priority basis in this regard.

He was addressing the participants of a briefing give >>>


      PUNJAB NOT USURPING RIGHTS OF OTHER PROVINCES
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      Afgan for promoting provincial harmony Islamabad—Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Wednesday called upon the politicians to preach and promote national cohesion instead of creating confusions amongst the provinces.

Replying to various points raised by the opposition Senators, the minister rejected the notion >>>


      RS. 557 MILLION DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS FOR NAS APPROVED
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      Gilgit—The Northern Areas Departmental Working Party (NADWP) on Wednesday approved various development projects worth Rs. 557 million.

This was noted in a meeting of NADWP held here on Wednesday and presided over by the Chief Secretary Northern Areas Imtiaz Kazi. The meeting reviewed the various development sc >>>


      RULING PML SWEEPS NN SLOTS IN RAWALPINDI DISTRICT
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      PML backed candidates success reflects masses confidence in Local Bodies: Pervaiz Tahir Rashid/Hussain Kashif Rawalpindi/Lahore—Opposition Alliance for Restoration of Democracy (ARD) hold boycott of the elections for Naib Nazim of District Council to protest over the alleged kidnapping of the opposition candidate Ziaul >>>


      SAUDI ARABIA – A CONSTANT FRIEND
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      Comment/Abdul Sattar Editor, Foreign Affairs King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz’s forthcoming visit to Pakistan will renew and further invigorate the long–standing, strong and durable bonds of fraternity and friendship between the two countries and also provide an opportunity for appraisal of prospects in the context o >>>


      SINDH, BALOCHISTAN GETTING FULL WATER SHARE: IRSA
      Pakistan Observer, 29-12-2005
      Islamabad—Indus River System Authority (IRSA) was providing full water share to Sindh and Balochistan according to approved schedule and there was no water cut from their share.

According to an official of IRSA, due to proper planning the existing water availability in three major water reservoirs was above th >>>


      AIR–RAGE PASSENGER DUMPED ON PARADISE ISLAND
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Simon Freeman A drunken passenger who abused cabin crew on a flight to Tenerife was made a castaway by the airline, which abandoned him on a tiny Atlantic island 300 miles away from his destination.

Monarch Airlines said that the man became rude and aggressive towards staff shortly after flight ZB558 took o >>>


      CALL FOR INQUIRY INTO MI6 GREEK TORTURE CLAIMS
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Vik Iyer and agencies Sir Menzies Campbell, the Liberal Democrat deputy leader (Paul Rogers/The Times) Claims that British spies were involved in the abduction and torture of terror suspects in Greece should be investigated by Parliament, a senior politician said today.

The Ministry of Justice in Athens has >>>


      DELAY OVER TOP CANCER TREATMENT FOR WOMEN
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor HEALTH officials were last night urged to fast–track approval for a groundbreaking breast cancer drug after new research indicated that it far outperformed the Governments recommended treatment.

Research in the New England Journal of Medicine found that patients given Femar >>>


      GELDOF TO ADVISE TORIES ON GLOBAL POVERTY RELIEF
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Vik Iyer Anti–poverty campaigner Bob Geldof insisted that he was "in no–one‘s pocket" after agreeing to advise a Conservative party policy group tasked with creating a strategy to defeat global poverty.

The former rock singer, who famously persuaded former Prime Minister Margaret >>>


      HUNT IS ON FOR THE BLAWGGER OF EALING
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Frances Gibb and Will Pavia An anonymous London magistrate is lifting the lid on what the courts are really like IT IS a question that is exercising some of Britains greatest legal minds: who is the blogging magistrate from West London baring almost all in his online diary?

Bystander is a JP who writes of h >>>


      IT‘S A THREE–HOUR JOB, GELDOF TEXTS TIMES OVER TORY ROLE
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Alexandra Frean and David Charter BOB GELDOF last night punctured the bubble of favourable publicity he earned for the Conservatives by agreeing to act as an adviser to them on global poverty.

In a text message to The Times he declared that he might spend as few as three hours talking to the Tories. The ex& >>>


      KENNEDY TELLS MPS TO JOIN HIS CHALLENGE
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By David Charter CHARLES KENNEDY reveals the depth of his leadership crisis today by making a New Year appeal for his own party to join me in 2006.

The Liberal Democrat leader, urged by some of his MPs to quit this month, continues the fight back against his critics by making a pitch for traditional Labour vot >>>


      LOVE ONE ANOTHER – BUT NOT IN MY CHURCH
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Ruth Gledhill CHRISTIANITY sees Jesus as the God of Love but, it appears, that Christians see one another with rather less charity.

The Church Times asked readers to send in examples of bad manners in church. The results, published tomorrow, make painful reading. One of the worst examples was in a Royal Pec >>>


      MAN ARRESTED OVER MURDER OF TENNYSON‘S GAY GREAT–GRANDSON
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Jenny Booth and agencies Police investigating the fatal stabbing of the 85–year–old great–grandson of the Victorian poet laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson this morning arrested a 44–year–old man in West London.

Beryl Hallam Augustine Tennyson, known to his friends as Hallam, was f >>>


      MANDARINS WANTED TO FLY SADDAM TO LONDON FOR SURGERY
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Alan Hamilton and Fran Yeoman Papers released to the National Archive reveal the issues of 30 years ago BRITISH diplomats once floated the idea that the UK should pay for Saddam Hussein to be flown to London for a pioneering operation on his back.

Western intelligence on Saddams secrets was so sharp in 1 >>>


      MORE SNOW FORECAST AS FOG BLANKETS ICY BRITAIN
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Jenny Booth and PA News Thick fog today added to the woes of travellers contending with ice, snow and freezing temperatures, as Britain‘s cold snap continued.

Forecasters warned that two more bands of heavy snow were heading this way, and were expected to sweep in to Scotland and eastern areas of Engl >>>


      PAEDOPHILE ABDUCTOR OF GIRL IS ‘EXTREMELY DANGEROUS‘
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Jenny Booth and agencies Police said today that a paedophile attacker who abducted a six–year–old girl from her bath was "extremely dangerous".

The child has told officers that she was taken from her home in Willington Quay, North Tyneside, sexually assaulted then dumped 15 minutes lat >>>


      SNOWED–IN WORKERS TURN 3–DAY WEEK INTO ONE LONG HOLIDAY
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Lewis Smith As temperatures plunge to minus 10C, many commuters heed warnings to stay at home unless their journeys are absolutely essential CHRISTMAS may be over but for some the festivities continued yesterday as snow and ice turned the three–day week into an extended holiday.

Eastern counties awoke >>>


      THE ARTIST AS A VERY, VERY YOUNG MAN
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Russell Jenkins At six years old, Edward Simpson is the youngest painter to win a place at national watercolour show LIKE Picasso before him, Edward Simpson dashes off his works of art with big, bold, confident sweeps of the brush.

He also shares Picassos childlike simplicity which is, perhaps, not surprisi >>>


      WOMEN TO WIN AS BLAIR RESHUFFLES TO FOIL ADVANCE OF CAMERON
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Philip Webster, David Charter and Richard Ford TONY BLAIR is considering a wide–ranging new year reshuffle to counter David Camerons resurgent Tories by increasing the number of women in his Cabinet to the highest of any government.

The Prime Minister is set to promote Hazel Blears and is considering >>>


      CONSUMERISM IS VIRTUOUS
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      Richard D. North What‘s not to like about our shopaholic culture? It‘s liberating for us and good for the world‘s poor LATE DECEMBER is surely the best time to be a volunteer consumer. More than two million fellow Britons are out of the country, doing their bit for the economies of foreigners with mor >>>


      END OF THE WORLD ISN‘T NIGH
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      by Philip Stott FROM APOCALYPTIC media to the Queens Christmas message, 2005 is seen as the annus horribilis of anni horribiles.

So what would they have made of 1816? Drastic climate change afflicted Europe after the eruption of the Tambora volcano in Indonesia the previous year ('2,000 people died). Frost >>>


      I‘M POPPING SEASICKNESS PILLS LIKE SMARTIES
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      Mary Ann Sieghart Dateline: Martinique Were halfway through our trip now, and we have used almost every form of transport known to man. Well, not the space shuttle, of course, and not, now I come to think of it, a train, since there havent been any railways.

But weve tried pretty much everything else, from hor >>>


      LIBERATED WOMEN
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      The law that unleashed a social revolution Long before the Sex Discrimination Act was passed, 30 years ago today, those who fought for it were already fond of noting that if men had babies most of its provisions would be unnecessary. Men still cannot give birth, but real life has proved a worthy substitute for biologic >>>


      MORE JOBS AND INDEPENDENCE
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      Sir, Now that Patience Wheatcroft (Business Editors Comment, Dec 15) has confirmed that the unemployment figures would look a lot worse if it were not for the huge numbers who are on incapacity benefit, perhaps we will be spared the Europhobic sniping of Anatole Kaletsky at the unemployment rates of France and Germany. >>>


      OBITUARIES OF 2005
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      Edited highlights from the lives of leading figures in the worlds of religion, politics and the arts published during the year Zhao Ziyang, general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, 1'87–8', was born on October 17, 1'1'. He died on January 17, aged 85.

The long, tempestuous politi >>>


      SHIRK WORK
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      Because baby, it‘s cold outside The Highways Agency has advised those living in the path of the wave of blizzards smothering eastern England not to go to work. This seems wise.

It also gives those people disinclined to listen to the Highways Agency an equally good reason not to go to work, because their >>>


      SMIRK PLEASE: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF A SUPREMELY VERSATILE FACIAL CONTORTION
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      Arts Notebook by Rachel Campbell–Johnston TIS THE SEASON to be merry. You can hardly fail to have noticed not when every shop manager has pumped out the jingle with such nerve–jangling insistence.

No wonder I spent the past week staring neurotically into the happy faces around me. I had to resort t >>>


      THE RIGHT TYPE AND NUMBER OF DRUGS TO STOP SPREAD OF AVIAN FLU
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      Sir, The Times has been particularly thorough in covering the issue of a potential influenza pandemic. However, I think the situation may be more threatening than even your correspondents suggest or the House of Lords has concluded.

Those treating patients with H5N1 avian virus infection in Vietnam evidently d >>>


      THE TALEBAN CHALLENGE
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      The West must do more to stop Afghanistan slipping back into anarchy Away from the public eye, things in Afghanistan are not going to plan.

Two more American soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb yesterday, taking this year‘s casualty total to more than 200. The 20,000 Americans fighting in the mountai >>>


      WE‘VE GONE FROM BEING AMAZONS TO CAN‘T COPE, WON‘T COPE WUSSES
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      Carol Sarler I AM WOMAN, she sang, hear me roar. And so, with infectious exuberance, we did: I am strong, I am invincible, I am wo–maaaan! Heady, healthy days; by the time Helen Reddys anthem became the singalong of the early 1'70s, we already had the contraceptive pill, we had legal abortion and the youngest >>>


      ‘APPALLING‘ LAPSE LEAVES BIG AIRPORTS UNGUARDED
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Stewart Tendler, Crime Correspondent AN URGENT investigation has been ordered into security at Britains airports after the disclosure that many of the busiest passenger terminals are being left without any police protection.

Some of the busiest regional airports in England and Wales have no 24–hour po >>>


      AID WORKERS ‘STOLE $200,000 KATRINA CASH‘
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Simon Freeman, Times Online, and AFP The American Red Cross was facing fresh embarrassment over its response to Hurricane Katrina today as it emerged that at least 1' agency workers stole more than $200,000 from the victims‘ fund.

Prosecutors in California have charged 4' people in connection >>>


      ARSENAL TURN ON THE STYLE AGAINST REDKNAPP MISFITS
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Alyson Rudd Arsenal 4 Portsmouth 0 NEVER mind Arsenal fans, neutrals had been bemoaning the absence of a super–fluid, technically gifted Arsenal who had sufficient grit to win every game. Last night that Arsenal returned. Perhaps it had something to do with Patrick Vieira being back. He was in the stands, enjo >>>


      CHIRAC FAILS TO HAVE HIS WAY ON DA VINCI CASTING COUCH
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      From Adam Sage in Paris PRESIDENT CHIRAC was the butt of fresh jokes yesterday after it emerged that he had tried to place one of his daughters friends in a leading role in the film The Da Vinci Code.

The President also requested a bigger fee for Jean Reno, the French actor who is cast as the stubborn Gallic d >>>


      FATHERS URGED TO FIGHT FOR A BETTER WORK–LIFE BALANCE
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Alexandra Frean, Social Affairs Correspondent THE head of the national sex–equality body has issued a rallying call to British men to come out as fathers and claim their right to balance work and family life in the same way that women do.

In an interview with The Times to mark the 30th anniversary tod >>>


      FINAL BLOW FOR DISGRACED STEM–CELL SCIENTIST
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Vik Iyer and agencies The South Korean scientist who became a national hero over supposedly pioneering stem cell research fabricated all his data, experts decided today.

Woo Suk Hwang said that he had cloned a human embryo and a dog, as well as claiming to have developed patient–specific stem cells wh >>>


      GUNMEN KIDNAP THREE BRITONS ON GAZA STRIP TOUR
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      From Ian MacKinnon in Jerusalem THREE Britons were kidnapped by Palestinian gunmen yesterday, the latest in a spate of seizures that has highlighted the growing lawlessness of the Gaza Strip.

A British aid worker, Kate Burton, 25, had been taking her visiting parents on a tour of the southern border town of Ra >>>


      HOPES FOR SAFE RELEASE OF GERMAN HOSTAGES IN YEMEN
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Jenny Booth and agencies Hopes were mounting that the retired German diplomat and his family who were kidnapped in Yemen will be released soon.

Nasser Baoum, the deputy governor of Shabwa province where they were seized, said that that talks with the al–Abdullah bin Dahha tribe that kidnapped Juergen >>>


      KING COLE‘S MERRY OLD GOAL A LIFT FOR CHELSEA
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Matt Hughes Manchester City 0 Chelsea 1 JOSÉ MOURINHO has won most trophies in European football and more seem inevitable after a first win over Manchester City, who were threatening to become his bogey team, having taken four points from two Barclays Premiership matches last season.

Handicapped by t >>>


      LEICESTER‘S SEARCH FOR A SUCCESSOR TO HOWARD DRAGS ON
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Mark Souster LEICESTER have put back a decision on finding a successor to Pat Howard as head coach until after the new year. The news is an indication of the clubs determination not only to ensure that they get the right man for probably the biggest and most demanding job in English rugby, but also a tacit admission >>>


      NATO FACING A CRITICAL TEST OF ITS RESOLVE FROM RESURGENT TALEBAN
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Gerard Baker As Britain prepares to take command, there is cause for concern in allies‘ timidity OPENING the sliding door of our rickety minibus, the cheerful Italian soldier who had been our escort for the day had a surprise for us.

You have time for some shopping, he said, motioning towards the litt >>>


      NEW YEAR‘S EVE TUBE STRIKE ON
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Times Online and PA Hopes of averting a damaging New Years Eve Tube strike remain slim today.

London Underground (LU) says it is prepared to meet the RMT rail union at Acas, the arbitration service today. But the RMT, which has called a December 31 strike of its Tube station staff, says it sees no point in >>>


      PUNCTUATION HIT FOLLOWED BY A STINGING SENSATION
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Mark Henderson, Science Correspondent A TINY publisher has scored its second Christmas No 1 in three years with a bestseller that had an initial print run of only 2,500.

After topping the 2003 charts with Lynne Trusss Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Profile Books, which has 16 staff, has had another unlikely suc >>>


      RICKSHAW OWNERS SAY BAN WILL PUT THEM ON THE ROAD TO RUIN
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      From Raekha Prasad in Calcutta SHAH JAHAN MIR gritted his teeth and heaved his rickshaw into the exhaust fumes and blaring horns of Calcuttas traffic. For 40 years, his bare feet have weaved through the citys streets, dragging passengers behind his spindly frame for ten hours a day to earn 1.

Mr Mir, 55, has b >>>


      SATELLITE WILL BRING CINEMA LISTINGS TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Mark Henderson, Science Correspondent THE first of a network of 30 satellites that will provide Europe with its own version of the American Global Positioning System (GPS) was launched yesterday.

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying the Giove A satellite blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at >>>


      SEX ATTACKER SEIZES GIRL, 6, AS SHE TAKES BATH AT HOME
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Adam Fresco A GIRL aged 6 who was snatched from her home as she was having a bath was assaulted and left naked in the street.

Police are today speaking to the girl, who was said to be extremely distressed by her ordeal on Tuesday night.

She is believed to have been abducted from the ground–fl >>>


      SILENCE FROM KIDNAPPERS OF BRITISH FAMILY IN GAZA
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Jenny Booth and agencies Concerns were growing today for the British human rights worker and her parents who were kidnapped by Palestinian gunmen yesterday in the Gaza Strip.

Kate Burton, 25, was taking her parents on a tour of the southern border town of Rafah after spending Christmas in Bethlehem when the >>>


      SPARE TYRE AND THE REAR END A GROWTH AREA FOR CARMAKERS
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      From James Bone in New York AMERICANS who gorged themselves at Christmas parties can take solace from the thought that the journey home will soon be more comfortable. Foreign carmakers are widening the seats to accommodate the spreading American bottom.

The front seats of Hondas 2006 Civic are in wider than th >>>


      THE WORLD IS JUST A TWIDDLE AWAY
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      Terry Waite A turn of a radio‘s knob brings the hope of education to the remotest corners of Africa IT MUST BE quite difficult for most of you to imagine what it is like to be completely cut off from all forms of communication. I was brought up with newspapers and the radio. Our small wartime Bakelite wireless se >>>


      TOP TEN ARTICLES ONLINE :WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      1. Fury over Glitter child sex charge ‘pay–off‘
2. Earth‘s time lords make new year wait a second 3. Snow causes disruption on the roads and rail 4. India builds a 2,500–mile barrier to rival the Great Wall of China 5. I do not regret athletes‘ deaths, says Munich massacre plotte >>>


      US TO DEPORT FORMER NAZI TO UKRAINE
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Simon Freeman and agencies John Demjanjuk on his return to the US from an Israeli jail (REUTERS/Jack Dabaghian) The most senior immigration judge in the US today ruled that John Demjanjuk, who was last year stripped of his citizenship for serving as a Nazi concentration camp guard during World War Two, should now be >>>


      VETERANS SHUN STATE FUNERALS
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Adam Fresco An MP‘s idea to honour the last man who fought in the First World War has met a mixed reception A PROPOSAL to give the last remaining survivor of the First World War a state funeral may be scuppered because at least two of the remaining ten soldiers do not want one.

An early–day moti >>>


      WHY OUR FATTY DIET LEADS TO DIABETES
      The Times, 29-12-2005
      By Sam Lister, Health Correspondent FATTY diets that involve large amounts of meat and dairy products encourage diabetes by disrupting the work of a single gene responsible for insulin production, scientists have found.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have pinpo >>>


      BIRD FLU OUTBREAK REPORTED NEAR ARMENIAN BORDER
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      COMMISSION TAKES FIGHT TO TV CHARACTERS
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      JUSTICE MINISTRY APPROVES CASE ON CONTENTIOUS ARTICLE
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      KURDISH BROADCASTS TO BEGIN IN JANUARY
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      NEW BIRD FLU OUTBREAK REPORTED
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      TV TO SET AN EXAMPLE ON GENDER AFFAIRS
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      ANKARA MAY FORCE BANKS TO ERASE CREDIT CARD DEBT
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      ANTALYA TO BECOME EUROPE‘S FLORIDA, SAYS REALTOR
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      AS RUSSIA RAISES RATES, ARMENIA LOOKS TO IRAN FOR NATURAL GAS
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      BIG JOINT VENTURE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTION
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      FINANCELINE
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      NEW BANK SCANDAL IN ITALY
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      NO AGREEMENT ON GAS PRICES DISPUTE BETWEEN UKRAINE AND RUSSIA
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      PUTIN URGES CARE IN SPENDING ON SOCIAL PROGRAMS
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      SYRIA AND RUSSIA SIGN DEAL FOR OIL REFINERY, PETROCHEMICAL PLANT
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      TURKISH PARLIAMENT APPROVES 2006 DRAFT BUDGET
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      ‘KING KONG‘ ROARS AT THE CHRISTMAS WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
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      CHEN KAIGE‘S ‘THE PROMISE‘ AMONG CHINA‘S 100 BEST FILMS OF THE CENTURY
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      DAVID BECKHAM TOPS BRITISH LIST OF ROLE MODELS
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      FATIH AKÝN&#8217;S &#8216;HEAD–ON&#8217; TOPS NEWSWEEK&#8217;S LIST OF BEST FILMS OF 2005
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      MOZART: FACT VERSUS FICTION
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