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January 01, 2005

World News

Pope's prayer for tsunami victims: "The Pope prays for victims of the Asian wave disaster at his annual New Year address in Rome."
On BBC: World

South Africa begins gun amnesty: "South Africa begins a nationwide amnesty for gun owners in an attempt to cut high crime levels."
On BBC: World

Bush Orders Flag Tribute to Tsunami Victims: "CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President Bush, seeking to bolster America's humanitarian image after the Asian tsunamis, called on Saturday for flags to be flown at half-staff next week to honor victims of the disaster."
On Reuters: Top News

White Roses, Candles Bring in Solemn New Year: "PATONG BEACH, Thailand (Reuters) - People held candles and white roses on the tsunami-hit island of Phuket, tearfully embracing as they grieved, in a poignant symbol of the mood which darkened New Year celebrations across the globe."
On Reuters: Top News

Iraq Ushers in New Year with Deadly Attacks: "BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq ushered in the New Year on Saturday the same way it ended the last one -- with a string of assassinations and bombings by insurgents bent on wrecking a landmark Jan. 30 election."
On Reuters: Top News

Mideast Looks Forward to 2005 Elections: "Middle East Nations Such As Iraq and Egypt Will Head to the Polls in 2005"
On ABC News: World

Floods in Sri Lanka Prompt Evacuations: "After the devastation wreaked by the seas, a deluge from the skies deepened the misery for tsunami-stricken areas Saturday, triggering flash floods in Sri Lanka that sent evacuees fleeing and increasing the threat of deadly disease as survivors shivered in relief centers."
On AP World News

The end of Uganda's mystic rebel?: "A cease-fire between northern fighters and the government is expected to be signed Friday."
On Christian Science Monitor: All Stories

36 Children Injured in Sled Accident On Foxnews: U.S. & World

Saudi's 58 Marriages Anger Some On Foxnews: U.S. & World

Justice Dept. Toughens Rule on Torture: "The Justice Department has broadened its definition of torture, retreating from an earlier memo that defined torture extremely narrowly."
On New York Times: International News

Cruel and Unusual Kittycat: "A summary of what's in the major U.S. newspapers."
On Slate Magazine

Killings In D.C. Fewest Since '86: "The District had fewer than 200 homicides last year for the first time in nearly two decades, a steep drop from the deadly bloodshed that was fueled by drugs and gangs in the 1980s and 1990s."
On Washington Post: Top News

A boy named Tsunami (Reuters): "Reuters - Six-day-old Tsunami Roy doesn't know what all the fuss about him is, as he hungrily suckles at his mother's breast before dropping off for a contented nap."
On Yahoo! News: Highest Rated

Tsunami aid tops $2 billion: "Pledges of international financial support for countries devastated by the Indian Ocean tsanumis have reached $2 billion, according to the U.N. emergency relief coordinator."
On CNN: World

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