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      RBI TO ISSUE NEW RS. 500 NOTES WITH INSERT LETTER ‘L’
      Индия экспресс, 04-04-2006
      Mumbai, April 4: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said it would shortly issue Rs. 500 denomination banknotes with insert letter ‘L’ in both numbering panels in Mahatma Gandhi series–2005.

The new banknotes would carry additional security features, the apex bank said in a statement here.

"Except >>>


      SHOOTOUT OUTSIDE J&K CM’S HOUSE, THREE DIE
      Индия экспресс, 04-04-2006
      Jammu, April 3: Three CRPF personnel were today killed by their colleague near the official residence of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here.

The incident took place at around 8 pm IST when a sepoy of CRPF jawan opened fire after his leave application was rejected, official sources said.
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      STRAW FORCES RICE TO SLEEP ON FLOOR: REPORTS
      Индия экспресс, 04-04-2006
      Updated: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 1304 hours IST London, April 4: Britain‘s foreign secretary Jack Straw was rapped for ungentlemanly conduct on Tuesday, after reportedly commandeering US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice‘s private quarters on her official jet.

Rice was reported in a number of >>>


      WE’RE CRUCIFIED AND RESURRECTED LIKE CHRIST: ADVANI
      Индия экспресс, 04-04-2006
      Updated: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 1423 hours IST New Delhi, April 4: BJP on Tuesday said it was forced to undertake the twin–yatras to highlight the "failure" of the Congress–led coalition on all fronts and to protest against politics of "minority appeasement" being practised by it.
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      WHAT JET, SAHARA DOES IS NOT OUR BUSINESS: GOVT
      Индия экспресс, 04-04-2006
      New Delhi, April 4: After issuing new guidelines for mergers and acquisitions in the Indian aviation industry, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel today said the government would have nothing to do in the Jet–Sahara deal on whether they would merge or set up a separate company.

"If they want to run >>>


      "Аль-Каида" уже обосновалась в ПА
      Курсор-Инфо, 04-04-2006
     Выходящая в Лондоне на арабском языке газета "Аль-Хаят" со ссылкой на источники в иорданской разведке сообщает, что на территории Палестинской автономии – в секторе Газы и в Иудее и Самарии – действуют террористические группы, руководимые "Аль-Каедой". Прежде такая информация основывалась лишь на подозрениях. Говорилось о том, что "Аль >>>


      Ариэлю Шарону вернут фрагмент черепа
      Курсор-Инфо, 04-04-2006
     Премьер-министру Ариэлю Шарону, уже три месяца находящемуся в состоянии комы, будет сделана сегодня еще одна операция. Эта операция, восьмая по счету, признана врачами необходимой перед переводом Шарона в реабилитационный центр. Пациенту вернут на место фрагмент черепа, удаленный во время одной из предыущих операций. По всей видимости, >>>


      БАГАЦ: автомобиль - не роскошь
      Курсор-Инфо, 04-04-2006
     Как известно, израильская служба национального страхования ("Битуах леуми") не выплачивает пособий по обеспечению прожиточного минимума владельцам личных автомашин. Высший суд справедливости потребовал от правительственных инстанций в течение '0 дней аргументировать подобную практику. Тот факт, что БАГАЦ не отверг иск владельцев ав >>>


      В ЦАХАЛе хотят пересмотреть статус погибших солдат
      Курсор-Инфо, 04-04-2006
     Выступая на конференции "Память и традиции", проходящей в кибуце "Шфаим", начальник Кадрового управления ЦАХАЛа генерал-майор Элазар Штерн заявил, что следует пересмотреть существующую инструкцию, в соответствии с которой все солдаты Армии обороны Израиля, погибшие во время службы, причисляются к павшим на поле боя. По мнению Штерна, в этой >>>


      Израиль: никакой гуманитарной катастрофой в ПА не пахнет
      Курсор-Инфо, 04-04-2006
     Координатор действий израильской армии на территориях генерал-майор Йосеф Мишлав заявил, что никакой гуманитарной катастрофы в ПА не наблюдается. Об этом сообщает газеты "Гаарец". Заявление генерала Мишлава прозвучало в ответ на заявление представителя комиссии ООН по делам беженцев (UNRWA) о том, что в секторе Газы уже наблюдается остра >>>


      Йона Мецгер не хочет уходить с поста главного раввина
      Курсор-Инфо, 04-04-2006
     Как сообщает сегодня, 4 апреля, радиостанция "Галей-ЦАХАЛ", главный раввин Израиля Йона Мецгер подает сегодня в БАГАЦ иск против юридического советника правительства Мени Мазуза, который потребовал вчера от Мецгера уйти в отставку. Из канцелярии главного раввина сообщили, что "ему не была предоставлена достойная возможность оправдать с >>>


      ООН: палестинцы на грани гуманитарной катастрофы
      Курсор-Инфо, 04-04-2006
     В отчете ООН, который будет полностью опубликован в ближайшие дни, утверждается, что "если в самый короткий срок не будут приняты экстренные меры, в Газе произойдет катастрофа, подобная той, что произошла в Косово". В управлении Верховного комиссара ООН по делам беженцев (UNRWA) предупреждают об острой нехватке основных продуктов питания >>>


      Операция Ариэлю Шарону отложена
      Курсор-Инфо, 04-04-2006
     На сегодня, 4 апреля, главе правительства Ариэлю Шарону была назначена очередная нейрохирургическая операция. Врачи должны были вернуть ему часть черепной кости, которая была удалена в ходе первой нейрохирургической операции в январе 2006 года. Проведение этой операции позволило бы в ближайшее время перевезти Ариэля Шарона в одну из ре >>>


      Прокуратура просит оставить Лернера в КПЗ до суда
      Курсор-Инфо, 04-04-2006
     Государственная прокуратура подала в Окружной суд Тель-Авива просьбу о продлении срока содержания Григория Лернера под стражей до окончания судебного разбирательства. Эта просьба мотивируется тем, что в случае освобождения Лернер может вновь сбежать из страны, как сделал это месяц назад. 30 марта Григорий Лернер был выдан Израилю Па >>>


      Технология будущего в Безек Бейнлеуми
      Курсор-Инфо, 04-04-2006
     Технология будущего VoIP (Voice over IP) объединяет мир телефонии с миром интернета. VoIP позволяет быстро реагировать на изменяющиеся потребности рынка и вводить в строй новейшие услуги. Примером таких услуг является телефонная связь посредством линий, регламентируемых интернет-протоколом (IP). Новая технология предусматривает целый ряд со >>>


      BLAIR, CAMERON TO DISCUSS NEW PARTY FUNDING RULES
      Reuters UK, 04-04-2006
      | RSS LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Tony Blair and Conservative leader David Cameron, both keen to end weeks of damaging sleaze allegations, will meet on Tuesday to discuss the rules on party financing.

The police and Electoral Commission are investigating both parties for receiving millions of pound >>>


      BROTHERS CLEARED OF DAMILOLA MURDER
      Reuters UK, 04-04-2006
      | RSS Related Pictures "Damilola was only 10 when he was killed. A beautiful life was taken in a violent and senseless way." Taylor Family spokesman Related Articles CHRONOLOGY–The death of schoolboy Damilola Taylor By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Two teenage brothers were found not guilty of >>>


      FINAL PENSIONS REPORT DUE
      Reuters UK, 04-04-2006
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Related Pictures LONDON (Reuters) – Reform of the creaking state pension structure moves a step closer on Tuesday when a government–appointed panel of experts makes its final submission.

In November, the Pensions Commission said in a report that the state retirement age should be ra >>>


      FRANCE FACES FRESH PROTESTS
      Reuters UK, 04-04-2006
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Related Pictures By Mark John PARIS (Reuters) – France faced a new wave of nationwide strikes and protests on Tuesday which trade unions and student groups hope could sound the death knell for a disputed youth hire–and–fire law.

Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, who has ch >>>


      FRENCH WORKERS STAGE NEW STRIKES
      Reuters UK, 04-04-2006
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles FACTBOX–Chronology of disputed French youth job law FACTBOX–Facts about France‘s new jobs law FACTBOX – France‘s youth job law: What happens now?

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) – French transport workers and teachers staged new strike >>>


      NTL AGREES TO ACQUIRE VIRGIN MOBILE
      Reuters UK, 04-04-2006
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LONDON (Reuters) – Cable company NTL said on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Virgin Mobile in a deal that values Richard Branson‘s mobile phone carrier‘s share capital at '62.4 million pounds.

NTL also said it has agreed to licence the well–known Virgin brand for 30 >>>


      PENSION REFORMS GET BROAD SUPPORT
      Reuters UK, 04-04-2006
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles FACTBOX–Pensions Commission proposals By Adrian Croft and Ross Finley LONDON (Reuters) – Far–reaching proposals to solve a pensions crisis by raising state spending and making Britons work longer have won broad support, a panel of experts said on Tuesday as it k >>>


      PENSIONS MUST INCREASE – TURNER
      Reuters UK, 04-04-2006
      | RSS Related Pictures LONDON (Reuters) – The government will have to increase spending on state pensions as part of a solution to a looming pensions crisis, the head of a government–appointed panel of experts said on Tuesday.

Adair Turner, chairman of the Pensions Commission, told BBC Radio that t >>>


      SADDAM TO FACE GENOCIDE CHARGES
      Reuters UK, 04-04-2006
      | RSS Related Articles CHRONOLOGY–Saddam Hussein‘s trial BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The court trying Saddam Hussein said on Tuesday that charges that the former Iraqi leader committed genocide against Kurds in the late 1'80s have been handed to the prosecution, paving the way for a new trial.

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      SOMALILAND HAS STRONG CASE FOR RECOGNITION
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      By Iqbal Jhazbhay× April 3, 2006 As a success story Somaliland is Africas best–kept secret.

It is time for African states to let out the secret and engage a country which offers "one of the few genuinely good news stories in the troubled Horn of Africa".

Somaliland has been a de >>>


      THE ARAB SUMMIT IN TURN!
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      By Mahgoub El–Tigani× April 3, 2006 "We call on all concerned international and regional parties to restore security and stability in the Sudan... We call on the participant Sudanese parties in the Darfur peace talks to increase their efforts to finalize a comprehensive agreement to resolve the crisis >>>


      CHINESE PEACEKEEPERS LEAVE FOR SUDAN MISSION
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 3, 2006 (BEIJING) A 25–member squad of a Chinese detachment that is part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan left here Monday, heading for Khartoum, the Sudanese capital.

China plans to send 435 peacekeepers in response to an appeal by the United Nations Security Council. They will be >>>


      EGYPT MUBARAK ARRIVES IN SUDAN ON BRIEF VISIT
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 4, 2006 (KHARTOUM) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak arrived here on Tuesday on a several hours visit to Sudan during which he will hold talks with his Sudanese counterpart Umar al–Bashir.

According to the Egyptian MENA, talks between the two leaders will cover the implementation of the Khartoum Dec >>>


      EGYPT&#8217;S MUBARAK IN SUDAN FOR TALKS ON DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 4, 2006 (KHARTOUM) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak made a surprise visit to Khartoum Tuesday, his first in more than a decade, and held talks with Sudans president on the conflict in the Darfur region.

Sudanese president Omar al–Bashir welcomes Egyptian president Hosni mubarak at Khartoum airport >>>


      ERITREA TO APPOINT AMBASSADOR TO SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 3, 2006 (ASMARA) Eritrea said Monday it would soon appoint an ambassador to Sudan in what it called a sign of the improving relationship between the two neighbors after a decade of frosty ties.

Isaias Aferworki "We will appoint an ambassador to Sudan and he will arrive there in the near future," >>>


      ETHIOPIA LICENCES FIRST PRIVATE FM RADIO STATIONS
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 3, 2006 (ADDIS ABABA) Ethiopia has issued its first broadcasting licences allowing private radio stations to operate in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said Monday.

The licences were issued to two radio stations which will broadcast on FM, following a decision reached in February, according to Sissa >>>


      ETHIOPIA, ISRAEL BILATERAL TIES ARE GAINING MOMENTUM
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 3, 2006 (TEL AVIV) Political and socio–economic relations between Ethiopia and Israel are gaining momentum from time to time.

Yohannes Fenta told the state–run ENA in Tel Aviv that the existing relations between Ethiopia and Israel have been enhanced since Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Fore >>>


      EU, NATO STRESS HELP FOR UN IN DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 3, 2006 (BRUSSELS) NATO military experts are drawing up plans for increased support to international peacekeepers in Darfur, but the alliances chief diplomat on Monday again stressed that the deployment of NATO troops was not an option.

NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Negotiations to resolve >>>


      NORWEGIAN NRC MUST LEAVE DARFUR REFUGEE CAMP
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 3, 2006 (OSLO) Sudanese authorities have refused to extend the mandate of the Norwegian non–governmental organization Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), which heads the main refugee camp in Darfur sheltering some 100,000 people, the organization announced Monday.

A displaced Sudanese girl sits inside >>>


      OIL IN THE SUDAN – A COMPLEX REALITY
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      A Complex Reality: The Strategic Behaviour of Multinational Oil Corporations and the New Wars In Sudan By Luke A. Patey, Danish Institute for International Studies March 2006 The influence of Multinational Corporations in war–torn societies is becoming an increasingly pertinent element of international security a >>>


      PEACE AND JUSTICE IN DARFUR: VICTIMS&#8217; RIGHTS HIJACKED
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Sudan Organisation against Torture (SOAT) Press Release April 3, 2006 (PARIS/LONDON/KHARTOUM) While the human rights situation in Darfur is more and more alarming, FIDH and its affiliated organisation SOAT (Sudan Organisation against Torture) condemn the opposition of Su >>>


      SOUTH SUDANESE RETURN HOME AFTER DECADE OF EXILE
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 5, 2006 (BOR, Sudan) As the hot African sun rose over the banks of the river Nile, 320 southern Sudanese crammed into a boat and chanted verses from the Bible before they set off on their way home after more than a decade in exile.

A Sudanese refugee woman waits to embark in a bus in Kakuma refugee camp >>>


      SPLM PROPOSES DRAFT CONSTITUTION FOR KHARTOUM STATE
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 3, 2006 (KHARTOUM) The Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) today presents its draft constitution for Khartoum State at Khartoum Legislative Assembly. It is hoped that this will lead to resolution of the conflict over the state of Khartoum as national capital.

Head of the SPLM parliamentarian bloc in >>>


      SUDAN DENIES BARRING UN ENVOY FROM DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 3, 2006 (KHARTOUM) Sudan Monday denied barring the UNs humanitarian envoy Jan Egeland from the war–torn Darfur region, but instead asked his visit be delayed because of "popular sentiment".

Jan Egeland "Egeland was not barred from visiting Darfur but was only asked to postpone the vi >>>


      SUDAN PREVENTS UN OFFICIAL OVERFLYING DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 4, 2006 (RUMBEK) A senior U.N. official abandoned plans to visit Sudanese refugees in Chad on Tuesday because the Sudanese government denied him permission to fly over the troubled western region of Darfur, U.N.

officials said. Jan Egeland, the U.N. under–secretary for humanitarian affairs, will fl >>>


      SUDAN REJECTS UN HUMANITARIAN OFFICIAL VISIT TO DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 3, 2006 (KHARTOUM) Sudanese government has refused to the UN under–secretary general for humanitarian affairs, Jan Egeland, to visit Sudans troubled region of Darfur, although he has the necessary visa, the United Nations said Monday.

Jan Egeland "UNMIS regrets the decision of the Government o >>>


      SUDAN SAYS COMMITTED TO PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO DARFUR CRISIS
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 3, 2006 (KHARTUM) Sudanese President Omer al–Bashir reiterated on Monday his governments "full commitment" to a peaceful solution to the countrys Darfur conflict.

Addressing an inaugural session of a second meeting of the National Legislative Authority, which comprises the National Assemb >>>


      SUDAN, UN – TENSION MOUNTS OVER DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 4, 2006 (KHARTOUM) The Khartoum government and United Nations were at loggerheads over Darfur after a top UN envoy accused Khartoum of trying to cover up ongoing violence in the troubled region of western Sudan.

Jan Egeland The authorities prevented chief humanitarian coordinator Jan Egeland from visitin >>>


      UGANDAN REBELS ATTEMPT TO RALLY CONGO INSURGENTS
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 3, 2006 (KAMPALA) Joseph Kony, the commander of the Ugandan Lords Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, is using his presence in the Garamba National Park in the DRCongo not only to hide but to make fresh alliances to ensure his survival, reported the Kampala based New Vision.

Joseph Kony The Congolese Revolutio >>>


      UN PROTESTS SUDAN&#8217;S DECISION TO BAR OFFICIAL FROM DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 3, 2006 (KHARTOUM) The United Nations on Monday protested what it said was a decision by Sudan to bar the U.N.s top humanitarian official from visiting the capital and the troubled western Darfur region.

Jan Egeland, U.N. under–secretary–general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, >>>


      US CRITICIZES SUDAN&#8217;S REBUFF OF UN OFFICIAL
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      April 3, 2006 (WASHINGTON) The U.S. State Department criticized on Monday the refusal of Sudan to permit a visit by the U.N. tops humanitarian affairs official, Jan Egeland, calling the decision "deeply disturbing." Citing the "crying humanitarian needs" in Darfur, spokesman Adam Ereli said it was h >>>


      SPLM WASHINGTON BACKS KHARTOUM CAUCUS, LEADERSHIP MEETING
      Sudan Tribune, 04-04-2006
      Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) Washington DC Metropolitan Area PRESS RELEASE April 3, 2006 The members of the SPLM in the Washington Metropolitan Area have been keenly following the developments with regards to the Constitution of Khartoum at the Khartoum State Legislative Assembly. We would like to first tak >>>


      NASA‘S MARS RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER BEGINS ADJUSTING ORBIT
      USIA, 04-04-2006
      Spacecraft scheduled to begin science mission in six months Washington âЂ« NASA‘s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter March 30 began a crucial six–month effort to shrink its orbit gradually into the best geometry for the mission‘s science work.

Three weeks after entering orbit around Mars, >>>


      NEW CREW DOCKS WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
      USIA, 04-04-2006
      First Brazilian astronaut visits station for eight days Washington âЂ« A new crew docked at the International Space Station late March 31 to start a six–month mission.

With Expedition 13 and Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov at the controls, the Russian Soyuz spacecraft automatically linked up >>>


      PRIVATE SECTOR A PRIORITY FOR INTER–AMERICAN BANK, SAYS U.S.
      USIA, 04-04-2006
      U.S. Department of the Treasury Press Room April 3, 2006 ADDRESS BY THE TEMPORARY ALTERNATE GOVERNOR FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SECOND PLENARY SESSION OF THE ANNUAL INTER–AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK MEETING U.S. TREASURY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS CLAY LOWERY BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL On beha >>>


      RADIO PRODUCER DISCUSSES JAZZ WITH INTERNET AUDIENCE
      USIA, 04-04-2006
      "Jazz is an international language," says NPR‘s Becca Pulliam By Michael Jay Friedman Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– Becca Pulliam, producer of such National Public Radio (NPR) broadcasts as JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater and Toast of the Nation, fielded audience questions duri >>>


      RICE, BRITAIN‘S STRAW URGE IRAQ TO FORM GOVERNMENT SOON
      USIA, 04-04-2006
      U.S. and U.K. foreign ministers praise Ayatollah Sistani‘s moral guidance Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw are urging Iraq‘s political leaders to take swift action to form a government of national unity needed to fill a political vacuum and quell sectarian violenc >>>


      STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING, APRIL 3
      USIA, 04-04-2006
      India, Venezuela, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Turkey, China, bombings in Turkey State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli briefed the press April 3.

Following is the transcript of the State Department briefing: (begin transcript) U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Daily Press Briefing Index Monday, April 03, 2006
1:10 p.m >>>


      U.S. CONDEMNS BOMBINGS, REGRETS ONGOING VIOLENCE IN TURKEY
      USIA, 04-04-2006
      State Department‘s Ereli calls on all parties to exercise restraint The State Department on April 3 condemned bombings by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that killed four people in Istanbul, Turkey, amid countrywide violence that has left at least 15 dead.

The weeklong civil unrest was triggered by the >>>


      U.S. OFFICIAL HIGHLIGHT‘S TURKEY‘S ECONOMIC PROGRESS
      USIA, 04-04-2006
      Oil pipeline "catapulted" Turkey into energy markets, historic inflation tamed By Vince Crawley Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– Turkey is making difficult but necessary economic choices that have led to "unprecedented growth, low inflation and stability" while also assuming a >>>


      U.S. SPONSORS SEMINAR FOR AFGHANISTAN–PAKISTAN BORDER SECURITY
      USIA, 04-04-2006
      Officers from both countries meet at Marshall Center in southern Germany Washington –– Afghan and Pakistani military officers met for two weeks in Germany in March for a U.S.–sponsored seminar to discuss ways better to patrol the complex border between their two countries, a rugged tribal area that ha >>>


      UPDATED NUMBERS PUBLISHED SHOWING STRATEGIC ARMS REDUCTIONS
      USIA, 04-04-2006
      State fact sheet reflects data for Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, U.S.

The following fact sheet showing a declining strategic weapons stockpile in Russia and the United States was released by the State Department April 3.

For more information see Arms Control and Non–Proliferation. The fo >>>


      WEEKLY REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY
      USIA, 04-04-2006
      War on terrorism detainees; Rice links democratization to defeating terror; Ukraine, Belarus elections; Fried on Armenian elections; world press freedom report; human rights defenders in Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan Following are some of the most significant recent U.S. government policy pronouncements, hearings and rep >>>


      WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING, APRIL 3
      USIA, 04-04-2006
      Germany, Iraq, immigration, personnel White House press secretary Scott McClellan briefed the press April 3 on Air Force One en route to Cincinnati, Ohio.

Following is the transcript of the briefing: (begin transcript) THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary (Cincinnati, Ohio) April 3, 2006 PRESS GAGGLE >>>


      WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION TARGETS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
      USIA, 04-04-2006
      New report calls for action to ensure developing–country access to medicines Washington âЂ« An independent Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health presented a report to the World Health Organization (WHO) April 3 that recommends key actions needed to ensure that poor pe >>>


      ‘I DID NOT HAVE HIV,‘ ZUMA TELLS RAPE TRIAL – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Former Deputy President Jacob Zuma told a South African court Tuesday that he was HIV negative, putting an end to speculation that he was infected with the AIDS virus.

Under cross examination from the prosecution in his rape trial, Zuma said that he did not use a condom when he had sex with his HIV–posi >>>


      BOATLOAD BY BOATLOAD, AFRICAN MIGRANTS RISK ALL IN OPEN OCEAN – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
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      CAR BOMB KILLS AT LEAST 7 IN BAGHDAD – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      A car bomb killed seven people and wounded 25 others Tuesday in eastern Baghdad, Iraqi police said.

The midafternoon blast took place in the largely Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City that has seen a rise in sectarian violence in the past six weeks.

Earlier Tuesday, two children were killed and three o >>>


      CHINA SUMMIT OFFER ‘PUZZLES‘ JAPAN – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Japan‘s Foreign Minister on Tuesday described as "beyond comprehension" China‘s offer to hold summit talks if Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi halts visits to a controversial war shrine, a news report said.

Chinese President Hu Jintao made a rare conciliatory gesture to Japan last week b >>>


      HUSSEIN CHARGED WITH GENOCIDE – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been charged for the first time with genocide, Iraqi chief investigative judge Ra‘id Juhi announced Tuesday.

Juhi said that investigators had completed their work gathering witnesses and evidence and were ready to go to trial.

Hussein and six co–de >>>


      INDIA ARMY BOSS SLAMS GOOGLE EARTH – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Google Inc‘s free mapping program on the Internet compromises India‘s strategic infrastructure and the satellite imagery could be used for military purposes by adversaries, its army chief was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Google Earth, an Internet site launched last year, allows users to access sat >>>


      NINE U.S. TROOPS DIE IN WESTERN IRAQ – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Nine U.S. service members were killed Sunday and three others are missing after separate incidents in Anbar province in Iraq, the U.S. military said Monday.

A 7–ton military truck in a logistics convoy rolled over in a flash flood near Asad, killing five Marines, the military said.

Two Marines >>>


      POLICEMAN KILLS 8 IN SHOOTING RAMPAGE – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      A senior policeman went on a shooting rampage, killing four colleagues, three women and a baby before being shot dead himself, police said Tuesday.

Superintendent Chippa Mateane, 42, killed the women and child and critically wounded one other woman Monday evening. He then drove to the police station in the Jo >>>


      POT DECRIMINALIZATION BILL GOES UP IN SMOKE IN CANADA – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Canada‘s new Conservative government will scrap draft legislation that would have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday.

The legislation, drawn up by the previous Liberal government, alarmed police officials in Canada and the United States >>>


      REPORTS: MEXICAN AIRLINE SUSPENDED – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Mexican aviation officials have suspended operations at Aerocalifornia after determining that the low–cost carrier failed to meet safety standards, Mexican news media reported Monday.

The Civil Aviation Department announced the closure Sunday, Mexican television stations and newspapers reported, saying >>>


      SIERRA LEONE AMPUTEES IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      It‘s 8 a.m., and a soccer game is under way on a makeshift field by the exotic beaches of Sierra Leone, along the Atlantic Ocean.

But it‘s no ordinary soccer game, for every one of the players on the six–a–side practice session is missing a leg or an arm or both.

They‘re >>>


      THAI PRIME MINISTER TO RESIGN – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      A day after claiming victory in a national election, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has announced he will resign amid mass protests and a political crisis that has thrown the future of the government into question.

Thaksin addressed the country on national television after meeting with the Southeast A >>>


      TODDLER, MOTHER SWEPT ONE MILE IN SEWER – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      A South African mother and her 1'–month–old child survived after being swept two kilometers (1.25 miles) down a sewer pipe, emerging shaken but unharmed, officials said on Monday.

Francois Oelose and her family were picnicking near Pretoria on Sunday when baby Latif fell down an open manhole. >>>


      ZUMA TAKES STAND IN RAPE TRIAL – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      The man once groomed to be South Africa‘s next president defended himself Monday against charges that he raped an HIV–positive family friend and argued in graphic detail that it was consensual sexual intercourse.

Jacob Zuma, who was sacked as deputy president under a cloud of corruption last June, >>>


      A TALE OF TWO CHINESE CITIES – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      In December 2003, Chinese–American James Ku helped establish a start–up in Shanghai, promoting Chinese business to American investors.

The 24–year–old was the perfect candidate to reap the benefits of a new China and a booming Shanghai, a metropolis that in the minds of many, was set t >>>


      AUSTRIAN FLOOD CONTROL DAMS BREAK – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Floodwaters from heavy rain and melting snow broke through three flood control dams in southern Austria, forcing hundreds of residents to be evacuated and leaving hundreds of homes underwater in nearby towns, Austrian officials said.

About 300 Austrian troops and 550 local volunteers worked to stabilize the d >>>


      BEETLES –– THE UNSUNG SOLDIERS OF GLOBAL WARMING – APR 3, 2006
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      BERLUSCONI SURPRISES WITH TAX CUT – APR 3, 2006
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      CANBERRA: NO RUSH ON JAKARTA RIFT  – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Australia needed to cautiously rebuild communications with Indonesia to heal a diplomatic row sparked by Canberra granting visas to dozens of asylum seekers from the restive Papua province, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said Tuesday.

Downer said he was not surprised that Indonesian President Susilo Bamban >>>


      CAPITOL POLICE REQUEST ARREST WARRANT FOR GEORGIA CONGRESSWOMAN – APR 4, 2006
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      CHINA BUILDS INFLUENCE IN PACIFIC – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was to open talks with eight South Pacific leaders in Fiji on Tuesday –– a move one expert said was designed to cement China‘s influence in the region and freeze out Taiwan.

During a one–day stopover in Fiji, which begins later Tuesday, Wen was due to meet wi >>>


      CLOONEY FIRES BACK AT ‘GAWKER STALKER‘ – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      George Clooney is known as a prankster, but his plan to undermine a Web site that posts celebrity sightings is no joke, his publicist said Friday.

Clooney has suggested swamping Gawker.com‘s "Gawker Stalker" feature with false notes about stars‘ whereabouts, spokesman Stan Rosenfield sai >>>


      COURT SIDESTEPS WAR POWERS CHALLENGE – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      A divided Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a man held until recently as an enemy combatant without traditional legal rights, in effect sidestepping a challenge to Bush administration wartime detention powers.

Jose Padilla was moved in January to Miami to face criminal charges, and the governmen >>>


      CRAFTY SEA LION OUTSMARTS ENGINEERS – APR 3, 2006
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      CRAYBAS THROUGH AS JANKOVIC QUITS – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Unseeded Jill Craybas of the United States eliminated 12th seed Jelena Jankovic in the first round of the Amelia Island Tennis Tournament in Florida, when the Serb retired with leg cramps.

Craybas was leading 2–6 7–6 4–0 when Jankovic quit, sending the American into the second round.

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      DELAY ROSE THE OLD–FASHIONED WAY – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      He is a bug exterminator driven to politics by his fury over environmental rules, having once called the EPA the Gestapo of government.

After the president, he may have been the most powerful man in Washington. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R–Texas, left his leadership position in September after he >>>


      DELAY CALLING IT QUITS – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Rep. Tom DeLay, the former House Republican leader whose tactics earned him the nickname "The Hammer," said Tuesday he will resign from Congress and drop out of his re–election race to protect his congressional seat from a Democratic victory.

"I refuse to allow liberal Democrats an opport >>>


      DOCTORS GROW ORGANS FROM PATIENTS‘ OWN CELLS – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Kaitlyne McNamara no longer worries about feeling different at school.

The 16–year–old was born with spina bifida, a congenital birth defect that stunts brain and spinal cord development. The disease left her with a crippling jumble of nerves jutting out from the base of her spine.

Kaitly >>>


      EU: ENERGY MARKETS MUST BE OPENED – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      –– European Union regulators will take legal action against several countries Tuesday for not doing enough to open up their energy markets, just weeks after the EU criticized France and Spain for trying to protect their national energy champions.

Delays in drafting new rules to liberalize gas and >>>


      FRANCE BRACES FOR MORE PROTESTS – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Protests over a deeply unpopular youth labor law is set to disrupt commerce in France again on Tuesday.

Student groups and unions hope a huge turnout for a fifth day of national protests and strikes will persuade the government to scrap the hire–and–fire law.

Last week between 1 million a >>>


      FRENCH CASH SHORTFALL UPSETS WOMEN – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      The WTA Tour has strongly criticized the French Open over their failure to award all women competitors the same prize money as male counterparts at the 2006 claycourt grand slam.

Roland Garros organizers said on Monday that for the first time the men‘s and women‘s champions would receive the same >>>


      HUSSEIN CHARGED WITH GENOCIDE – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      The Iraq tribunal Tuesday announced new criminal charges against Saddam Hussein and six others for alleged genocide and crimes against humanity in 1'80s crackdown against the Kurds, including the gassing of thousands of civilians in the village of Halabja.

The move paves the way for a second trial of the >>>


      HUSSEIN MAY FACE NEW CHARGES – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      An investigative judge will file new criminal charges against Saddam Hussein in the next few days, charging him in the deaths and deportation of thousands of Kurds in the 1'80s, a government prosecutor has said.

Chief prosecutor Jaafar al–Moussawi said the new charges, which would be announced " >>>


      IRAN SAYS HAS TESTED 2ND MISSILE – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Iran said Tuesday it has tested a second new radar–avoiding missile, the latest weapon to be unveiled during war games in the Gulf that the military says are aimed at preparing the country‘s defenses against the United States.

The new surface–to–sea missile is equipped with remote&ndas >>>


      JULIA ROBERTS‘ SHOW HAS AMAZING WEEK – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Julia Roberts was almost the million–dollar baby on Broadway last week.

"Three Days of Rain," which stars Roberts, Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper, grossed a whopping $'88,2'8 for its first full week of preview performances, according to figures released Monday by the League of American T >>>


      KOREANS HOPE TO FIELD UNIFIED TEAM – APR 4, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      North and South Korea are expected to clinch a long–awaited deal on fielding a unified team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics by August this year.

"We will reach some agreement, hopefully by August," National Olympic Committee President Kim Jung–kil told Reuters in Seoul.

He said th >>>


      MAKING THE RIGHT IMPRESSION – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      With its glittering skyline and a century–old reputation for wheeling and dealing, Shanghai is China‘s money metropolis.

It‘s China‘s wealthiest city. It‘s China‘s leading industrial center. It‘s China‘s fast–beating commercial heart.

Migrant work >>>


      MARS ORBITER BEGINS AEROBRAKING CAMPAIGN – APR 3, 2006
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      MASTERS RIVALS WILL FEAR MICKELSON – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Phil Mickelson‘s runaway victory at the BellSouth Classic will have sent a shiver down the spines of many of his rivals at this week‘s U.S. Masters.

Champion at Augusta National in 2004, Mickelson blew away the field by 13 strokes at the TPC at Sugarloaf with one of the best performances of his ca >>>


      MINERS PUSH AUSTRALIA TO RECORD – APR 3, 2006
      CNN, 04-04-2006
      Australian shares are up 0.6 percent near midday Tuesday, in record territory, as mining giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto galloped ahead on a strong offshore lead and historic high copper and gold prices.

The benchmark Australian S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 30.' points, or 0.5' percent, to 5,211.4, ou >>>



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