January 04, 2005

Bombs, Billions, Business As Usual

Baghdad governor assassinated: "Gunmen assassinate the governor of Baghdad as at least 10 people die in a blast in the Iraqi capital."
On BBC: World

Israeli shell kills seven in Gaza: "Seven Palestinians are killed by Israeli army fire in Gaza, sparking furious words from leader Mahmoud Abbas."
On BBC: World

US intensifies its role in relief: "Its aid is proving crucial - and may lift America's image."
On Christian Science Monitor: All Stories

Wild Weather Continues: "Forecasters predict new round of storms with snow, rain as California copes with heavy precipitation"
On Foxnews: U.S. & World

U.S. May Add Advisers to Aid Iraq's Military: "The top commander in Iraq is reviewing a proposal to add hundreds of U.S. military advisers to work directly with Iraqi units."
On New York Times: International News

GOP Abandons Ethics Changes: "House Republican leaders last night abandoned a proposal to loosen rules governing members' ethical conduct, as they yielded to pressure from rank-and-file lawmakers concerned that the party was sending the wrong message."
On Washington Post: Top News

More Women Opting Against Birth Control, Study Finds: "At a time when the medical community has been heartened by a decline in risky sexual behavior by teenagers, a different problem has crept up: More adult women are forgoing birth control, a trend that has experts puzzled -- and alarmed about a potential rise in unintended pregnancies."
On Washington Post: Top News

Congress expects $100 billion war request (USATODAY.com): "USATODAY.com - Congress expects the White House to request as much as $100 billion this year for war and related costs in Iraq and Afghanistan, congressional officials say. It would be the third and largest Iraq-related budget request from the White House yet."
On Yahoo! News: Highest Rated

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January 02, 2005


Israeli tanks raid northern Gaza: "Israeli tanks raid the Beit Hanoun area of northern Gaza after militants fire more rockets over the border."

On BBC: World

Suicide Bombers, Gunmen Kill 32 in Iraq: "BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Suicide car bombers hit a bus packed with Iraqi National Guards on Sunday, killing 26 people in the deadliest attack of its kind in four months on Iraqis cooperating with U.S. forces to secure a Jan. 30 election."

On Reuters: Top News

First Tsunami Survivor Found in Three Days: "Sumatran Fisherman Discovered Barely Alive Under His Beached Boat Is the First Tsunami Survivor Found in Three Days"

On ABC News: World

Same-Sex Couple Seeks Benefits in R.I.On Foxnews: U.S. & World

QUAKE ANGEL: 10-year-old British girl's warning that tidal wave was about to strike saves hundreds...On The Drudge Report

Survivors: No signs of life in 100-mile trek: "The bridge over the broad Raba Lhoknga River was destroyed by the tsunami waves that smashed into Aceh province, its steel-girder frame snapped in two and heaved far into the waters, the road washed away without a trace."

On The Philadelphia Inquirer

More than primates: Taking on sea turtles: "One in an occasional series. MORAKA BEACH, Equatorial Guinea - The gigantic leatherback turtle shoveled black sand backward to cover her freshly deposited eggs, then paused to catch her breath before resuming the task, fulfilling the ancient imperative to produce a new generation."

On The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tracking Down Immigrant Fugitives: "The rendezvous was in front of Shoe City. In the frosty darkness, four Homeland Security officers strapped bulletproof vests over their sweat shirts and fingered their pistols. It was 5 a.m., and the voice of their supervisor, Raymond Smith, sliced through the silence in the parking lot of Prince George's Plaza."

On Washington Post: Top News

NASA Nurtures Inventors to Produce Space Wonders of the Future: "When Tony Bennett sings about "little cable cars" that "climb halfway to the stars," he's talking about San Francisco on a clear night. But when Jerome Pearson thinks about cables, cars and stars, he means the real thing."

On Washington Post: Top News

Old woman unleashes deadly attack on husband with sauce bottles: "Mainichi Daily News, Centrist daily of Tokyo, Japan"

On World Press Review: Breaking News

Pig Emissions Part of Global Warming (AP): "AP - Pig manure in Chile will keep neon lights glowing on Tokyo's Ginza in years to come. It's a grand north-south tradeoff to slow global warming: You reduce your "greenhouse gas" emissions so I don't have to cut back on mine."

On Yahoo! News: Highest Rated

Five killed in Maoist attack in Nepal: "The rebels opened fire on a police patrol at Bankhet in Kanchanpur district in the country's southwestern tip. "

On Hindustan Times: World

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December 18, 2004

Three from the Wire

French Spy Satellite Travels Into Orbit

PARIS Dec 18, 2004 -- European rocket roared into space from a pad in South America on Saturday, placing into orbit a surveillance satellite billed as giving France's military new abilities to spy worldwide.

The unmanned craft lifted off smoothly from a launch center in Kourou, French Guiana, at 1:36 p.m. the third and last launch of an Ariane-5 rocket this year, Arianespace said.

Blasts Heard in Jakarta, Two Other Towns

Dec 18, 2004 -- JAKARTA (Reuters) - Several loud blasts were heard in the Indonesian capital Jakarta and two other towns nearby early on Sunday, although one radio report said it could have been a meteor shower.

ABC News: Falling Object Said Seen in Indonesia

JAKARTA, IndonesiaDec 18, 2004 -- Witnesses reported seeing a falling object with a tail of fire careering toward earth close to Jakarta early Sunday, before a loud explosion was heard in several districts.

There were no reports of injuries.

Indonesian air force radar detected an unidentified object falling toward the earth at a great speed before disappearing at around the same time as the noise was heard, a military spokesman said on condition of anonymity.

Media reports said an object that might have been a meteor was seen flashing across the sky above the capital, but did not make clear if it had hit the earth.

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