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      POLICE COMB MOSCOW REGION FOR 2 BOYS
      The Moscow Times, 04-08-2005
      By Carl Schreck Staff Writer City Crime Statistics July 27 – August 2 Crime Total Solved Murder '
5 Assault 36
21 Robbery 251
'5 Rape 8
7 Theft (total)
'67
23' Apartment burglaries 2'0
16 Fraud 84
56 Car theft 32
2 For the Record Car accidents 204

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      POLL÷ RUSSIANS REMAIN WARY OF HOUSING CREDITS
      The Moscow Times, 04-08-2005
      The Moscow Times Despite a dire need among many Russians for improved housing conditions, half of the country‘s population says it would not turn to a bank for a mortgage, an opinion survey found.

Only 31 percent of respondents said they would be willing to take out a housing credit, while 47 percent wou >>>


      RUSSIA DEFENDS RIGHTS TO ARMS
      The Moscow Times, 04-08-2005
      By Lyuba Pronina Staff Writer MT Russia sells up to $60 million in small arms per year, a defense analyst said.

Russia plans to call in the support of the United Nations in its battle to regain leadership of the small arms market, a Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.

In a move to tackle unlicen >>>


      SHANTSEV PICKED AS NIZHNY GOVERNOR
      The Moscow Times, 04-08-2005
      By Francesca Mereu Staff Writer Itar–Tass Shantsev, left, meeting Wednesday with Lyulin in the city of Nizhny Novgorod.

In what could be a step to install a loyal ally as Moscow‘s next mayor, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday nominated Valery Shantsev, Mayor Yury Luzhkov‘s powerful deputy >>>


      SUMMER KEEPS BUSINESS SPIRITS UP
      The Moscow Times, 04-08-2005
      By Greg Walters Staff Writer Business confidence dipped slightly but remained high in July as a booming stock market and the summer‘s relative political calm gave investors reason to cheer.

The MT Business Confidence Index, compiled from a pool of managers and market watchers, fell one point to 31. On th >>>


      NORWAY TO SEND UN FORCE TO SUDAN AS PLANNED
      The Norway Post, 04-08-2005
      The major part of the Norwegian contribution to the newly formed UN force in Sudan is already in place, or about to leave Norway.

Norways contingent is made up mainly of observers, staff officers and medical personnel.

Communication director Erling Boe at the Joint Operative Headquarters near Stavange >>>


      "CHRISTIAN" RADICH LOOKS TO WIN TALL SHIPS&#3'; RACE
      The Norway Post, 04-08-2005
      Thursday, 4.8.2005 Search

2. August 2005 "Christian" Radich looks to win Tall Ships Race The last leg of the Tall Ships Race between Newcastle and Fredrikstad, Norway, is completed, and according to preliminary results, the Norwegian full–rigged ship "Christian Radich" of Oslo looks t >>>


      45TH ANNIVERSARY FOR MOLDEJAZZ
      The Norway Post, 04-08-2005
      MoldeJazz or the Molde International Jazz Festival opened for the 45th time this week.

Celebrated Norwegian jazz musician and bass player Arild Andersen is the 2005 Artist in Residence.

Andersen also had the honor of holding the opening concert "Electra" Monday evening. This was followed by >>>


      COASTAL CRUISE LINERS MORE POPULAR THAN EVER
      The Norway Post, 04-08-2005
      The Norwegian coastal cruise liners "Hurtigruten" is more popular with summer travellers than ever before.

In July the number of tourists travelling with the Hurtigruten vessles increased by 16 per cent, compared with the same month last year.

There was also an increase in June, and the same >>>


      LOOKING FOR TONE HAUGSTEN
      The Norway Post, 04-08-2005
      I met Tone Haugsten (married name)from 1''' to 2000 in HIO Halden, Norway . Her single name was Tone Togersen. At that time she was living in Fredrikstad.

She would be approximately 24–25 years old today. Any info contact me÷ shirley_cruz@ig.com.br Contactinformation÷ Name&divid >>>


      MAJOR POWER FAILURE IN THE OSLO REGION
      The Norway Post, 04-08-2005
      Electricity was back in most of the affected homes in Oslo and Baerum Tuesday morning, after nearly 200,000 households were without power Monday evening.

The power outage was due to a short on the power line, which caused several major transformers to drop out.

The transformers kicked out at around 1& >>>


      NORWAY TO SEND UN FORCE TO SUDAN AS PLANNED
      The Norway Post, 04-08-2005
      The major part of the Norwegian contribution to the newly formed UN force in Sudan is already in place, or about to leave Norway.

Norways contingent is made up mainly of observers, staff officers and medical personnel.

Communication director Erling Boe at the Joint Operative Headquarters near Stavange >>>


      RECORD EARNINGS FOR STATOIL
      The Norway Post, 04-08-2005
      Norways largest oil and gas producer Statoil has reported record earnings for the second quarter, with pre–tax profit jumping 50 percent to NOK 21 billion (USD 3.23 billion).

This is up from NOK 14 billion in the second quarter of last year. After–tax profits was reported at NOK 13.5 billion, again >>>


      TRAVEL÷ OSLO MUCH LIKE JAMAICA!
      The Norway Post, 04-08-2005
      TeenAge writer Brandon Allwood of the Jamaica Observer, who attended the Childhoods2005 Conference in Oslo earlier this summer, found that Jamaica is not all that different from Norway, or at least Oslo.

– Norways capital is truly one of the most beautiful cities in this part of the world. Home to approx >>>


      NORSKE SKOG BOARD SUPPORTS CLOSURE PROPOSAL
      The Norway Post, 04-08-2005
      The board of directors of Norske Skog has approved the managements proposal to initiate a formal process with a view to the permanent closure of the Norske Skog Union mill at Skien.

A final decision by the board and corporate assembly is expected in September, with the intention of shutting the mill at Skien i >>>


      PASSENGER LINER AGROUND OFF THE COAST OF SVALBARD
      The Norway Post, 04-08-2005
      The Norwegian tourist liner "Polarstar" has run aground at Hinlopen off the coast of the Svalbard archipelago with 38 passengers and a crew of 34.

It was able to refloat itself at high tide Tuesday afternoon, NRK reports. No one has been hurt, and there is no immediate danger for those on board, acco >>>


      DEPUTY PM÷ VIETNAM WANTS TO BOOST TIES WITH US&#3';S WESTERN STATES
      Nhan Dan, 04-08-2005
      Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan told a member of the Californian Assembly that Vietnam is interested in developing ties with the western states of the United States, including California.

Receiving the Speaker pro Tempore of the California State Assembly, Leland Yee, in Hanoi on August 3, the Vietnamese governm >>>


      MORE THAN 30 MILLION VISITORS VISIT PRESIDENT HO&#3';S MAUSOLEUM
      Nhan Dan, 04-08-2005
      Deputy Commander of the Guards of the Mausoleum, Major Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Lam, said the largest number of visitors they received in one day was more than 31,000.

The guards will mark the 30th anniversary of their Traditional Day on August 2', Lam said.

According to him, in order to improve the servi >>>


      PARTY LEADER REAFFIRMS IMPORTANT ROLE OF HO CHI MINH NATIONAL POLITICAL INSTITUTE
      Nhan Dan, 04-08-2005
      Speaking at the closing ceremony of a conference held by the institute in Hanoi to review the implementation of the tasks set for 2005–2006 academic year, Party leader Manh lauded the institute‘s activities in the study of Marxism–Leninism, Ho Chi Minh Thought and political science as well as its cont >>>


      PM ORDERS TIGHTER CONTROL OVER PRICES
      Nhan Dan, 04-08-2005
      Prime Minister Phan Van Khai has ordered the implementation of measures to stabilise prices in the remaining months of the year.

Under the instruction, signed by the PM on August 3, relevant agencies are asked to control price hikes, check inflation, stabilise the macro economic activities and boost economic g >>>


      VIETNAM–SINGAPORE TOURISM COMMITTEE MEETS IN CENTRAL COASTAL PROVINCE
      Nhan Dan, 04-08-2005
      The Vietnam–Singapore Tourism Committee met in central coastal Khanh Hoa province on August 3 to review their co–operation in tourism promotion, human resources training and tourism attraction.

At the eighth session, the two countries discussed thoroughly tourism promotion and investment in central >>>


      VIETNAMESE YOUTHS DO UTMOST FOR SUCCESS OF WORLD YOUTH FESTIVAL
      Nhan Dan, 04-08-2005
      "We will do our utmost for the success of the 16th World Festival of Students and Youth," said Dao Ngoc Dung, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU), to VNA correspondent before leaving for Venezuela for the Festival.

Dung will lead a Vietnamese you >>>


      14 US MARINES AMONG 17 KILLED IN IRAQ FIGHTING
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      Baghdad—Fourteen U.S. Marines and a civilian interpreter and two others were killed Wednesday in western Iraq, the US command said.

The Marines, assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed in action early Wednesday when their vehicle was hit b >>>


      ALL 30' ESCAPE AS AIR FRANCE MAKES FIREBALL LANDING
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      Toronto—An Air France transatlantic jetliner with 30' people aboard overshot the runway at Toronto international airport and exploded after plunging into a muddy ravine, but with flames licking around the fuselage and smoke filling the cabin all passengers and crew made a desperate escape.

Canadian officia >>>


      ARMY TAKES OVER IN MAURITANIA
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      Nouakchott—Mauritanian troops led by presidential guard members took over the armed forces headquarters, state radio and television buildings in the capital Nouakchott in a coup d’etat.

Later an AFP correspondent heard heavy weapons fire in the almost deserted city, but its immediate cause was not known, while >>>


      CEC TO CHAIR MEETING TO DISCUSS SENSITIVITIES OF LB ELECTIONS
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      Aroosa Alam/John Thakur Das Islamabad/Karachi—Intelligence agencies and Sindh Home Department have declared '0% of polling stations of Karachi as sensitive and have advised the Election Commission to ask Army assistance in forthcoming Local Bodies polls.

Keeping in view the warning of serious law and order >>>


      CONSUMER PRICE INFLATION SOURCE OF CONCERN
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      Anwar Rajani Karachi—The consumer price inflation is continuous source of concern for the government and the State Bank of Pakistan.

It is fluctuating around ' percent and there is no clear indication that it will come down to a reasonable level.

The SBP hopes that it will come down to 8 percent b >>>


      INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION PROGRAMMES FINALISED
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      PM urges nation to make country strong, prosperous Sharafat Kazmi Islamabad—The nation will celebrate the Independence Day this year with traditional zeal and renewed pledge to continue efforts for carving out a place of honour in the comity of nations.

This was stated by Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz while pres >>>


      INDIA KEEN ON GAS PIPELINE DESPITE US PRESSURE÷ MANMOHAN
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      Mily alliance with Washington is an illusion New Delhi—Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday that India was committed to setting up a gas pipeline from Iran that runs through Pakistan and would not change its stand despite US objections.

«The house has my assurance that our government is >>>


      IRAN PROPOSES MOU ON GAS PIPELINE TO INDIA
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      New Delhi—Iran on Wednesday proposed signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India for setting a timeframe for implementation of the dollar 7.4 billion Iran–Pakistan–India gas pipeline project.

Tehran, at the beginning of a two–day special Joint Working Group meeting on the pipeline >>>


      KHALID ANWAR CONCEDES VAGUE DRAFTING OF HASBA BILL
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      Islamabad—Counsel of the government of NWFP Khalid Anwar conceded vague drafting of Hasba Bill before the Supreme Court during arguments on the presidential reference filed under Article 186 of the Constitution seeking advisory opinion about the constitutionality of the Bill.

«Being an advocate of this h >>>


      KING ABDULLAH VOWS TO PROMOTE JUSTICE, SERVE HIS PEOPLE
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      Riyadh—Saudi Arabia’s new King Abdullah Wednesday vowed to work for justice and serve his people in his first address to the nation after succeeding his late half–brother King Fahd.

«I pledge to God, and then I pledge to you that I take the Holy Quran as my constitution, Islam as my programme and t >>>


      LONDON BOMBINGS NOT TO AFFECT PAK–UK TIES
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      John Thakur Das Karachi—The British Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi Hamish Daniel Wednesday brushed aside speculations that July bomb attacks in London will change United Kingdom’s relationships with countries such as Pakistan accepting that the attacks were carried out by British individuals and not by foreign sta >>>


      PAKISTAN, TURKEY SHOULD WORK TOGETHER TO REVITALISE OIC÷ PM
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      Islamabad—Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Wednesday said Pakistan and Turkey need to work together to revitalize the Organisation of Islamic Conference making it more vibrant and enabling it to present Islam in its true light.

Talking to a Turkish Media delegation which called on him at the PM House, he said the t >>>


      REPATRIATION OF AFGHAN REFUGEES DISCUSSED
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      Afghan, Spanish envoys call on Sherpao Islamabad—Dr. Nanguyalai Tarzai, Afghan Ambassador called on the Minister for Interior Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao here Wednesday and discussed matters of bilateral interest.

During the meeting the issue of repatriation of Afghans living in Kachi Abadies of twin cities of Ra >>>


      RS 20 CURRENCY NOTE BY AUGUST 13
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      Islamabad—The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced that the new currency note of Rs 20 will be issued by August 13.

According to PTV, the currency note of Rs 20 is being issued for the first time in the country.

Its design contains security feature of international standards. It also contains sp >>>


      STEPS AGAINST TERRORISM TO CONTINUE÷ MUSHARRAF
      Pakistan Observer, 04-08-2005
      Shujaat conveys reservations on foreign Madaris students expulsion RAWALPINDI—President General Pervez Musharraf has reiterated his commitment that steps taken by the government for the elimination of terrorism would continue.

Talking to PML President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain here at Camp Office Wednesday, Gen >>>


      ARISTOCRAT HELD FOR THAI MURDER
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Andrew Drummond and Dominic Kennedy ‘Thoroughly bad lot‘ arrested after body was found in room THE black sheep of the Earl of Shrewsburys family was arrested for murder yesterday after his British girlfriend was found bludgeoned to death on a Thai holiday island.

Paul Chetwynd–Talbot gave >>>


      BRITAIN BRACES ITSELF FOR ANOTHER NERVY THURSDAY
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Daniel McGrory and Stewart Tendler Record number of police flood streets of London Cheer for commuters as Piccadilly Line reopens First criminal charge brought since bombings FOUR weeks after suicide bombers brought carnage to London, the country is holding its breath today on alert for another terrorist attack.
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      FOUR WEEKS AFTER 7/7, BUSINESS AS USUAL ON THE TUBE
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Philippe Naughton, Times Online, Daniel McGrory and Stewart Tendler For the first time since four suicide bombers killed 52 rush–hour commuters exactly four weeks ago, the Tube tunnel in which half of the victims died has finally re–opened this morning.

An estimated 6,000 officers, half of them >>>


      I FEEL GUILTY THAT I SURVIVED WHILE OTHERS PERISHED
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Rajeev Syal Zeynep Basci, a 21–year–old bank clerk who is a Muslim, survived the King‘s Cross Tube bomb on July 7. Four weeks on, she tells The Times how she cannot forget her ordeal I USED to sleep in the dark. Four weeks after the bombing, if I turn out the light, I can feel myself being sucked b >>>


      JULY 7 BOMBS USED HAIR DYE, SAY NYPD
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Sam Knight, Times Online The July 7 attackers used hair bleach and citric acid to prepare the explosives that killed 52 innocent people in London four weeks ago and set off their bombs with mobile phones, according to the New York Police Department.

Precise details about the composition of the bombs and the >>>


      LOW FOLIC ACID IN MOTHERS LINKED TO LIGHTER BABIES
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor, for Times Online Women with lower levels of folic acid in their bodies are more likely to have low birthweight babies, a new study has shown.

Low folic acid in the diet has long been linked to an increased chance of birth defects such as spina bifida, but the new study, at the U >>>


      MINISTER ADMITS ID CARD BENEFITS WERE EXAGGERATED
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Richard Ford, Home Correspondent THE Government has admitted that it has overplayed the advantages of identity cards.

Tony McNulty, the minister in charge of the ID card project, admitted that ministers had been too enthusiastic in suggesting that the cards could be the answer to a host of problems such as >>>


      MO MOWLAM STILL CRITICALLY ILL IN LONDON HOSPITAL
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Times Online and agencies Mo Mowlam, the former Northern Ireland Secretary who helped push through the Good Friday Agreement, was fighting for her life today in a London hospital.

The popular former Labour MP previously suffered a brain tumour and her increasingly frail appearance in recent months prompted >>>


      RICHARD AND JUDY GUILTY OF PLUGGING PRODUCTS ON AIR
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Adam Sherwin, Media Reporter THEIR sofa is home to every celebrity on the promotional circuit, but Ofcom has fined Channel 4 after finding Richard and Judy repeatedly guilty of plugging products on air.

A ubiquitous presence in Hollywood blockbusters, product placement in return for cash remains banned on t >>>


      ROVER BOSSES OFFER WORKERS 82P EACH
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Christine Buckley A 50 million pledge from directors who took millions from car company has been abandoned WORKERS who lost their jobs in the collapse of MG Rover have been offered compensation of 82p by each of the companys multi–millionaire former directors.

All the Phoenix Four directors have offer >>>


      RUCKSACK DEVICE WAS FLOUR BOMB, SUSPECT SAYS
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      From Richard Owen in Rome and Sean ONeill THE key suspect for the attempted suicide bombing at Shepherds Bush has claimed that the device in his rucksack was nothing more than a flour bomb.

Hussain Osman, who escaped from Britain on a Eurostar train and was arrested last week in Rome, has told his Italian lawy >>>


      STUDENTS LIKELY TO STAY IN DEBT TILL 35
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Alexandra Blair, Education Correspondent STUDENTS will still be paying off their university debts when they are 35, thanks to the introduction of variable tuition fees, the Government has confirmed.

Although all full–time undergraduates should be better off in the short term, officials from the Depart >>>


      THE PICCADILLY LINE SURVIVOR÷ ‘I KEPT HOLDING THE POLE THINKING÷ I HAVE GOT TO KEEP FOCUSED‘
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Times Online Garri Holness, a Jamaican singer, was on his way to work on the London underground on July 7 when bomber Jermaine Lindsay detonated his explosives in the same Tube carriage, killing 26 people. Mr Holness was lucky to survive.

Still in the Royal Free Hospital recovering from his severe injuries, >>>


      TORY CHAIRMAN CHARGED &#163;2.5M FOR CAMPAIGNING
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      Tory chairman charged 2.5m for campaigning By Andrew Pierce Michael Howard did not know the full extent of fees charged by two of Lord Saatchi‘s companies MICHAEL HOWARD was unaware of a seven–figure sum charged to the Tory party before the general election campaign by advertising companies owned by Lord Sa >>>


      FOLLOW THAT YELLOW SCHOOL BUS÷ IT‘S A ROAD WORTH TRAVELLING
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      Mary Ann Sieghart ONE OF the few advantages to working right through August (and there arent many) is that the journey to work is such a delight. Despite the number of commuters taking to their cars for fear of being blown up on the Tube, I can now drive to the office in the morning in only two–thirds of the time >>>


      GIVE ME SUNSHINE
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      Myriad reasons to raise a smile this summer The dog days of summer have so far proved less hot than horrible. From bombs to bird flu, starvation to stabbings, racial attack to the death of a Brazilian . . . has ever there been a summer as bad as this? The consumer miserabilist Which? gets in on the action, with a serie >>>


      GOODBYE, BLACKBERRY WAY
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      Camilla Cavendish There is a solution to information overload and desperately needing to send 500 e–mails a day...

I REMEMBER with great fondness the chairman of a well–known company who once admitted to me that he preferred to race up ten flights of stairs to his office rather than start the day f >>>


      GUILTY÷ HOW THE BRITS ALLOWED ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS TO HIJACK THE POLICE IN IRAQ
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      Steven Vincent On Tuesday the US journalist Steven Vincent was shot dead in Basra. This, his last dispatch, may have provoked his killers THE BRITISH call it being switched on a state of high morale and readiness, similar to what Americans think of as gung ho attitude. During the ten days I recently spent embedded with >>>


      IS THERE LIFE BEYOND THE COMFORT ZONE?
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      Peter Riddell The big Blairite question is how much choice we should have in hospitals and schools TWO COMPETING arguments can be heard around Westminster. First, from Brownites÷ Surely he cant stay on after next year. Hes got nothing more to contribute.

The he is, of course, Tony Blair. Second, from th >>>


      LEONARD INGRAMS
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      September 1, 1'41 – July 27, 2005 Many–sided banker and impresario who turned Garsington, his Oxfordshire home, into an enjoyable venue for opera A MAN of many parts, Leonard Ingrams was an avid lover of music. He led a varied career as a classical scholar, violinist, merchant banker, investment adviser >>>


      LESSONS FROM HISTORY ON ‘ROOTS‘ OF TERRORISM
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      From Mr Terence Bendixson Sir, In 1883, as Home Rule for Ireland became an issue at Westminster, Irish activists bombed Glasgow and London. The following year they closed four London railway stations, attempted to blow up London Bridge and succeeded in closing the newly opened Underground (The Victorians by A. N. Wilso >>>


      LET THEM EAT SYRUP
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Ross Clark I WAS unloading bagfuls of pineapples and avocados from my trolley at Tesco the other week when I received an unexpected compliment from the spotty youth behind the till. Well done for buying so much fruit and vegetables, he said. It really annoys me when I see people buying all this disgusting junk food. >>>


      NO ATHEISTS IN AFRICA
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      by Michael Holman Death is random and unpredictable for those who live or work in Africa, where two friends of mine were killed last week. Read Michael Holman‘s article and send us your views – using the form at the bottom of the page It is said there are no atheists in the foxholes of war. Thus it is for t >>>


      NUCLEAR STORM
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      The United Nations must confront Iran over its weapons programme All the ingredients are now in place for the perfect diplomatic storm÷ a new US Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, who has made no secret of his support for a much tougher, if not openly interventionist, American policy towards Iran; a >>>


      ON THIS DAY – AUGUST 4, 1'83
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      With the M25 motorway nearing completion, there were plans to develop mainline stations just off the orbital highway which, it was thought, many passengers might use instead of London termini BRITISH RAIL plans a ring of Inter–City stations around London to combat the effect of the M25 orbital motorway on rail tr >>>


      POLICE USE OF RACIAL PROFILES
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      From Mr Christopher Hack Sir, Racial profiling in the current stop–and–search policy (report and leading article, August 3) will only create further anger among young male non–white British people.

I am a white thirtysomething male living in South London, and find it embarrassing when I see y >>>


      RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      The cure for binge drinking and obesity is personal Whatever other risks this country may confront over the next few days, they are unlikely to be graver, in purely statistical terms, than those to which its citizens wilfully expose themselves. As another summer weekend looms, so does another three–day bout of bi >>>


      SUSAN LYDON
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      November 14, 1'43 – July 15, 2005 Champion of the female orgasm who opened a debate on the gulf between the myth and reality of sexual experience FROM Sappho to Spice Girl Mel C (who famously declared÷ I wish I were a lesbian, men are crap), women have been victims of the male obsession with penetratio >>>


      THE LAST FRONTIER
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      by sam knight, times online correspondent Never mind the Manhattan Olympics. What about the Queens Olympics One story has dominated New York local politics for the last year or so÷ the argument over whether or not to build a 75,000–seat stadium on the far West Side of Manhattan.

The debate has alw >>>


      THE SHORT CONTROLLER
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      by pink mum One boy with two mothers. The diary of an unconventional nuclear family Tuesday Arrive at the childminder‘s house and suddenly realise I haven‘t heard a single word that D has said, even though he‘s been chattering away non–stop throughout the 20–minute journey. I know I should >>>


      THERE‘S NO RHYME OR REASON TO GO SOMEWHERE NEW FOR YOUR HOLIDAY
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      Arts Notebook by Rachael Campbell–Johnston A COUPLE OF WEEKS ago I was slouched in a Soho bar dining on Campari and crisps with a friend. Arent they dreary, those people who holiday in the same place every year? he asked me. It was a rhetorical question.

Agreement was all that was required. He had, after >>>


      WAKING UP TO SINGLE PLEASURES
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      by Xanadu, Times Online special correspondent about town Sleep is one of my favourite luxuries, and I‘m more likely to meet my dream man while I‘m at it Sleep is one of the most wonderful things about being single. It is more of a luxury than any ten–carat diamond engagement ring and has become my pri >>>


      ‘ARISTOCRAT CONFESSES‘ TO GIRLFRIEND‘S MURDER
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Times Online, Andrew Drummond and Dominic Kennedy Paul Chetwynd Talbot at a Thai hospital after being treated for his wounds A troubled member of the Earl of Shrewsburys family has confessed to the vicious murder of his girlfriend in the Thai resort of Phuket, police said today.

Paul Chetwynd–Talbot, >>>


      ‘THE BIG PATIENT IS CURED. I CALL THAT A PRETTY GOOD DAY IN SPACE‘
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Jacqui Goddard An astronaut makes history repairing Discovery while in orbit, but more trouble looms for Nasa WITH two tugs of his gloved fingers 223 miles above Earth, Steve Robinson made history yesterday, performing the first external repairs to a spaceship in orbit before a live television audience of millions.< >>>


      28 DRINKING SCARES – BUT SCOTLAND‘S WATER SUPPLY IS IMPROVING
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Shirley English THERE were 28 incidents of contaminated drinking water in Scotland last year in which harmful bacteria, including E. coli 0157, were detected.

Scottish Water customers were forced to boil tap water or drink bottled water in 22 of the most serious failings detected during testing, according t >>>


      BOLTON HAS PACKAGE OF CARROTS FOR ‘AXIS OF EVIL‘
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      From Gerard Baker, US Editor JOHN BOLTON finally made it to the UN this week, five months after President Bush nominated him to be US Ambassador to the organisation that American conservatives love to hate.

When Mr Bolton was chosen for the job in March it looked like the latest sign of the Bush Administration >>>


      BRITISH SCHOOLBOY RELEASED AFTER JET SKI DEATH
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      Times Online and Agencies A British schoolboy walked free from a court in Cyprus this morning after being held by police over the death of his girlfriend, who died in a jet ski accident on Tuesday.

James Dudley, 16, from Colwyn Bay, North Wales, was arrested yesterday after he lost control of his jet ski and c >>>


      CRASH SURVIVORS TELL OF ‘MIRACLE‘ ESCAPE
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Tim Reid Flight 358 was evacuated within seconds as it filled with smoke SURVIVORS of the air crash in Toronto where all 30' passengers and crew escaped moments before the aircraft was engulfed by flames described the chaos and panic yesterday.

Its nothing short of a miracle. Its incredible, Jean Lapier >>>


      CYBER–DISSIDENT GIVEN FIVE YEARS
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      Beijing÷ Zhang Lin, the Chinese dissident writer, was sentenced to five years in jail for subversion over essays he posted on the internet.

Fang Caofang, his wife, said she believed that the authorities were taking revenge on her husband for posting a series of essays touching on protests by unemployed >>>


      DON‘T BADGER ME TONIGHT, DARLING, IT‘S A FULL MOON
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Alan Hamilton LIKE so many of their human sisters, lady badgers prefer to conduct their intimacies with the lights out.

New research published today suggests that Britains largest terrestrial carnivore breeds successfully only when the moon is in its darkest monthly phase. Down on the sett, it is the equiva >>>


      ENGLAND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MCGRATH‘S ABSENCE
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      BY TIMES ONLINE AND AGENCIES England reached 132 for one at lunch on the first day of the second Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Marcus Trescothick was 77 not out and captain Michael Vaughan one not out. A century opening stand between Trescothick and his opening partner Andrew Strauss ended shortly before lunch when >>>


      FURTHER ARREST OVER AXE MURDER
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Times Online A 23–year–old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of black teenager Anthony Walker, Merseyside Police said today. The man, from Huyton, has been taken to a police station on Merseyside for questioning.

He is the seventh person to be arrested on suspicion of murder since >>>


      GETTY MUSEUM BOSS ‘ENJOYED FIRST CLASS FLIGHTS AND A PORSCHE‘
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By James Bone Investigation looks into whether trust‘s tax–exempt status has been violated THE Getty Museum, the worlds richest art museum, is under investigation after revelations about the lavish lifestyle of its chief executive.

The J. Paul Getty Trust, which runs the Los Angeles institution, ha >>>


      HARDLINER TAKES OFFICE AS NUCLEAR ROW GOES CRITICAL
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      From Ramita Navai in Tehran TO CRIES of death to America and death to Israel, Irans ultra–conservative President took office yesterday as his country faces an international crisis over its nuclear ambitions.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised to defend national interests and Islam in an inaugural speech that a >>>


      IRISH HOUSEWIFE PICKS UP &#163;80 MILLION LOTTERY WIN
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      Dolores McNamara celebrates her win at Irish National Lottery Headquarters in Dublin (Cathal McNaughton/PA) Irish housewife picks up 80 million lottery win By Philippe Naughton, Times Online Dolores McNamara, an Irish housewife, today handed over the winning ticket to claim the biggest jackpot in European lottery histo >>>


      JURY ACCEPTS THAT STUDENT‘S BOMB TEXT WAS JUST A JOKE
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Lewis Smith A STUDENT who sent a text message warning police of a bomb on board an aircraft was cleared yesterday of making a hoax call but was left with a 15,000 legal bill.

Angela Sceats was running late for a flight to Ireland when she sent the text message telling a friend to call ''' and wa >>>


      LEWIS–FRANCIS CHALLENGED TO ABANDON HIS ‘COMFORT ZONE‘
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Owen Slot The worlds leading coaches are ready and willing to help British sprinter fulfil his potential MARK Lewis–Francis is wasting a natural talent that could allow him to become one of the best sprinters in the world and needs to make drastic changes to fulfil his magnificent potential. That is the view o >>>


      LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON÷ FIRST CLONED DOG CREATED IN LATEST PET PROJECT
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Mark Henderson, Science Correspondent WHERE man has led, mans best friend has followed÷ a dog has been cloned for the first time, by the team of scientists that first achieved the feat with the embryos of human beings.

The birth of Snuppy, an Afghan hound named after the Seoul National University in >>>


      MAURITANIA SUSPENDED FROM AFRICAN UNION AFTER COUP
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Jenny Booth, Times Online and agencies The African Union today suspended the membership of Mauritania after yesterday‘s bloodless military coup deposed President Maaouiya Ould Taya.

The AU Peace and Security Council said that the suspension would remain in place until "constitutional order" >>>


      MUGGING OF BOYS LEADS TO NEW DIPLOMATIC COLD WAR
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      From Jeremy Page in Moscow RELATIONS between Russia and Poland have hit a new post–Soviet low after the mugging of three sons of Russian diplomats in a Warsaw park.

The Polish Government has expressed its regret over the incident on Sunday evening in which 15 Polish skinheads beat up the three teenagers >>>


      NO END IN SIGHT TO NHS WAITING
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor THE Government is on course to achieve its 18–week waiting time target for NHS hospital treatment by 2008, a report from an independent health body concluded.

But there could still be problems caused by increasing demand, staff shortages and the destabilising effects of new >>>


      OIL WEALTH TRIGGERS ARMY COUP
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Jonathan Clayton THE deep instability of West Africa was highlighted again yesterday when a group of army officers overthrew the President of Mauritania and set up a military council to rule the Islamic nation, which is on the verge of a huge oil bonanza.

In a brief statement, the self–styled Military >>>


      ONLY EMERGENCY JABS CAN HALT BIRD FLU, STUDIES SHOW
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Mark Henderson Computer models predict that millions will die across the world unless action is taken swiftly AN OUTBREAK of avian flu among human beings could be stopped before it triggered a pandemic that would kill millions, but only if decisive action was taken within days of the first cases, scientists said yes >>>


      PAIR ARRESTED OVER RACIST KILLING
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      Ben Hoyle writes Two men wanted by police in connection with the racist murder of a black A–level student in Liverpool returned to Britain last night and were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detectives had sought the return of Michael Barton, 17, the brother of Joey Barton, the Premiership footballer, a >>>


      PUBLIC LOSES OUT AS TITIAN JEWEL IS PUT UP FOR SALE
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Dalya Alberge, Arts Correspondent THE National Gallery is facing the loss of one of the jewels of its collection.

The Times learnt yesterday that a masterpiece by Titian, Renaissance Venices greatest painter, is coming off the gallerys walls because its owner, the 3rd Earl of Halifax, 61, has decided to sel >>>


      Q&A÷ MESSAGE OF AL–QAEDA TAPE
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      Richard Beeston (left), Times diplomatic editor, says that today‘s video message from Dr Ayman al–Zawahiri, the al–Qaeda number two, suggests that there is no end in sight to the terror campaign

What is the significance of this tape in relation to the London bombings? This is the first time t >>>


      RUSSIANS WANT TO FRY ME KANGAROO BROWN
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      From Jeremy Page in Moscow WHEN Soviet television briefly screened Skippy, The Bush Kangaroo, it was not much of a hit. Most Russians have never seen a kangaroo outside a zoo.

But today, Russians are rated the worlds greatest lovers of the Australian marsupial just as long as it is minced up and turned into sa >>>


      THE MAN THEY CALL OSAMA BIN LADEN‘S BRAIN
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By Philippe Naughton, Times Online Ayman al–Zawahiri, the Egyptian doctor who warned Britain today that it faced more terror attacks, has been described as "the brain of Osama bin Laden".

As al–Qaeda‘s chief ideologue and the man who, more than anyone, has set its Jihadist strategy, >>>


      TOP TEN ARTICLES ONLINE ÷WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      1. Basra blogger is abducted and murdered 2. ‘For those who loved me÷ don‘t mourn my death. Life is simply not for me‘ 3. They clapped the landing, then the jet slid off the runway 4. Graphic÷ the Toronto air crash 5. Su Doku August 2, 2005
6. Single living is the new way to find hap >>>


      US REPORTER MURDERED IN IRAQ HAD WRITTEN HIS OWN EPITAPH
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      By James Hider Steven Vincent‘s final story, reprinted today, told of a police ‘death car‘ operating in Basra. Shortly afterwards he was bundled into a pick–up and shot in the head TEN days before he was kidnapped by men in an unmarked Iraqi police car, within sight of a checkpoint manned by Bri >>>


      WOMEN URGED TO DROP HIJAB
      The Times, 04-08-2005
      Muslim women have been advised to stop wearing the hijab because of a worrying increase in hate attacks since the July 7 London bombings. Sheikh Dr Zaki Badawi, one of the most senior Muslims in Britain, said÷ The preservation of life and limb has a much higher priority than appearance. A woman wearing the hijab >>>


      AKP LEADER DISMISSES PROTOCOL CRITICISM
      04-08-2005
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