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Guardian Unlimited Monday January 01 2007   Saddam 'tended plants' in jail   Military nurse says former dictator saved crusts to feed birds and tended plot of weeds in custody.   Slideshow: Portrait of a dictator   Obituary: Saddam Hussein   Full Iraq coverage
Islamists lose last stronghold   Somali troops capture last city held by militants as all Somalis ordered to hand over weapons in three days.      Two killed by bombs in Bangkok   Britons among those wounded as series of bombs explode in capital.      US death toll in Iraq reaches 3,000   All eyes on January 10 deadline for new course in Iraq.      Castro denies US claims that his health is failing   Fidel Castro has rebutted American claims about his health failing, saying his recovery was far from being a 'lost battle'.  

Guardian Unlimited  Tuesday January 02 2007   Iraq to investigate Saddam filming   Government to look into how execution came to be broadcast around the world.      Confusion over missing plane   Indonesian minister dismisses claim jet has been found.      Fashion factor fuels Iran Aids fears   Sex-for-clothes deals raise fears over HIV, reports Robert Tait.      Thai leader blames bomb blasts on deposed PM   · Ousted backers of Thaksin Shinawatra 'behind attack'   · Troops return to streets for first time since coup      Pork soup handouts not racist - French judge   Pork soup is back on the menu for homeless people in Paris after a judge ruled it could not be deemed racist.

Guardian Unlimited Wednesday January 03 2007   Iraqi PM rules out second term   · Maliki: I wish I could step down   · Man held over Saddam video      FBI details Guantánamo torture   Captives were chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor for 18 hours or more, new FBI report reveals.      Good Year leaves bitter aftertaste   French critics maul Hollywood version of Peter Mayle's book.      Zimbabwe poised to welcome back white farmers   Mugabe regime set to allow hundreds of white farmers to return to their land as the country faces starvation.      Giuliani cries foul over leaked presidential strategy   For a man with ambitions, the last thing Rudy Giuliani needed was let the world know about his weaknesses.      Saddam's propaganda coup   Audio: The Iraqi government is to investigate chaotic scenes at Saddam's execution after footage was posted on the web, reports Middle East editor Brian Whitaker. (4m 51s)

Guardian Unlimited Thursday January 04 2007   US warships guard Somali coast   US forces are being deployed off Somalia to prevent Islamists fleeing the country, it was reported today.      Debate over girl 'frozen in time'   Parents attacked over 'offensive' surgery on disabled daughter.      The Iraq war on trial   A court martial hearing threatens to put the US military in the dock, writes Mark Tran.      Japan to revise pacifist position   The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, today vowed to reform his country's pacifist constitution.      Official held over Saddam video   Iraqi official believed to have used mobile phone to film Saddam Hussein's execution arrested.

Guardian Unlimited  Friday January 05 2007   Egypt condemns Saddam hanging   Saddam Hussein was made into a martyr by the manner of his execution, Hosni Mubarak warns.      Somali troops prepare to strike   Government forces poised to launch decisive attack on last redoubt of Islamist militants.      24 hours in pictures   Gallery: The best images from around the world.      Bush to name new Iraq chief   George Bush is to appoint Lieutenant General David Petraeus as the top US commander in Iraq, it was reported today.      Britons injured in French Alps coach crash   Around 45 British people were involved in a coach crash in the French Alps today.

Guardian Unlimited  Saturday January 06 2007   Bush shuffles generals in Iraq   Top brass and ambassador changed before expected extra troop deployment in last push for victory.       Islamist fighters dig in on border   Rebels scattered in scrubland as Somalis plan 'final assault'.      FBI: top US judge had delusions   Late supreme court chief was addicted to sedatives.      Democrats in party mood as speaker flexes her muscles   · Pelosi fires warning shots from helm of Congress   · Challenge to Bush over plan for more Iraq troops.        No trace of wreckage five days since Flight KI 574 crash   · Jets, ships and shamans search area size of Ireland   · Mounting anger over handling of rescue effort

Guardian Unlimited  Sunday January 07 2007   Britons to be scanned for FBI files   · Anger over airport fingerprint plan     Terror tests to start this summer      Iraqi PM reveals US crackdown   Bush set for conflict with Democrats as he pours in 30,000 more troops.      Starving Afghans sell girls of eight   Villagers whose crops have failed give their young daughters in marriage to raise money for food.      Delhi families' rage over serial killings   As Indian police link child murders to a black market in human organs, the faces of some of the disappeared are revealed.      New China. New crisis   Will Hutton argues that China's explosive economic reforms will create seismic tensions within the one-party state.



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Guardian Unlimited Monday January 08 2007   Fresh targets for Iraqi government   Iraq will have to meet series of 'benchmarks' as part of Bush's new, troop-boosting strategy.      Russian-Belarus oil row rattles EU   Oil supplies to Europe jeopardised as Belarus cuts off pipeline.      Power, corruption and lies   Will Hutton on the myth of the Chinese economic miracle.       German court jails friend of 9/11 attackers   Friend of suicide pilots sentenced to 15 years by court in Germany for being accessory to murder.       Moroccan journalists face five years' jail for joke   Retelling jokes can have serious consequences, as two Moroccan journalists have found to their cost.

Guardian Unlimited Tuesday January 09 2007   'Many dead' in strikes on Somalia   US air strikes confirm country as new frontline in war on terror.      Baghdad fighting leaves 50 dead   Iraqi forces backed by US troops and air power in clashes with Sunni militants in city centre.      Merkel attacks pipeline closure   German leader criticises Russia for closure of oil pipeline to Europe.      'Somalia's a good place to hide'   Newsdesk podcast: Xan Rice on the US attacks in Somalia and Chris McGreal on the ICC and Uganda.      Eta admits to fatal December blast   Basque separatist group claims responsibility for Madrid bomb, but insists existing ceasefire remains in place.      The Democrats' deployment dilemma   News blog: The Democrats don't want to be seen as losing the Iraq war, says Mark Tran.      New video shows Saddam's body   Secretly filmed video of Saddam Hussein's body show former president's twisted neck and gashed face.

Guardian Unlimited  Wednesday January 10 2007   US bombs Somalia for third day   One al-Qaida suspect killed'.       US air strikes at al-Qaida suspects      'Compared to this, Iraq was easy'   Audio slideshow: Listen to Declan Walsh and see his stunning images as he joins US troops on the hunt for al-Qaida in the remote valleys of Kunar province.      Mass tourism hits Galápagos   Conservationists strive to keep foreign wildlife at bay.      Bush is fuelling a new cold war   Comment is free, Jonathan Freedland: Like a deluded gambler, Bush stakes all on a finale he can call victory.      Unveiling the 'ultimate handset'   Audio: Bobbie Johnson in Las Vegas on the launch of Apple's sleek new gadget, the iPhone. (3mins 30s)    Video: Bobbie Johnson in Las Vegas      EU to demand 30% emissions cut   Energy blueprint calls for deep cuts, more use of renewable sources and increased competition      'The US might make things worse'   Newsdesk podcast: The 'war on terror' in Somalia, US attitudes towards the death penalty, and the iPhone.

Guardian Unlimited Thursday January 11 2007   Bush gambles on new Iraq troops   Focus to be on Shia death squads      Nato says 150 Taliban killed   Heaviest fighting for months.      The captives' tales   Interactive: Five years on, we profile Guantánamo inmates.      Dancing girls video embarrasses Iranian tourism chief    An Iranian news website has been closed and two of its senior executives arrested after it displayed footage showing the country's tourism chief at a female dance show.      Dozens dead as soldiers corner Islamists   Fighting between Somali government troops and Islamist forces in the south of the country intensified yesterday, with reports of at least 35 civilians killed.

Friday January 12 2007   Bush faces rebellion over Iraq   Congress and public opposed.      Six killed in Somali palace clash   Fears Mogadishu is reverting to lawlessness after several killed in clash outside presidential palace.      Al-Qaida 'rebuilding in Pakistan'   Al-Qaida creating secret hideouts, says head of US intelligence.      All quiet on the Middle Eastern front   Middle East dispatch: Even the US's allies have greeted Bush new Iraq plan with silence, writes Ian Black.      Go gadget, go!   Video: Bobbie Johnson reports from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.      Spend it like Beckham   Purchasing power alone will not guarantee Posh the celebrity status she seeks in LA, writes Dan Glaister.      24 hours   In pictures: A selection of the best images from around the world.   Hunger kills one child every 5 secs    More picture galleries    Guardian/ Worldlatest  

Saturday January 13 2007   'Jihad against Shias, not the US'   As 20,000 more US troops head for Iraq, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad reveals how Sunni insurgency has changed.      Somali Islamists had UK meeting   Courts group targeted by air strikes met with Foreign Office officials.      The international style   Angela Merkel tells Ian Traynor about her Middle East peace plan and the German passion for Europe.      Isabel Perón arrested over human rights abuses   · Ex-Argentinian president detained in Spain   · Repeal of amnesty laws paved way for court move      Couple who murdered neighbours shock Italy   · Three women and boy, 2, die in noise dispute   · Slaughter 'had been planned for months'      Pakistan angry at US intelligence chief's terror claim   Head of US intelligence claimed al-Qaida and Taliban leaders were hiding inside Pakistan.      'Compared to this, Iraq was easy'   Audio slideshow: Declan Walsh joins US troops on the hunt for al-Qaida in remote Kunar province.

Sunday January 14 2007   US set for climate change U-turn   Bush's recognition of global warming could lead to post-Kyoto agreement.      After the surge ... what next?   The US is now ready to target Iran for the chaos in Baghdad and beyond.      Back from the dead   Police find 15-year-old Shawn Hornbeck four years after his disappearance in rural Missouri.      Walesa joins row over priests who spied for communists   Former Polish President Lech Walesa intervenes in the escalating scandal in the country's Catholic church.      War zone aid 'fuels more conflicts'   Up to half the billions spent to rebuild countries scarred by violence feed corruption that breeds more unrest, says report.      Police across Europe to share DNA database   Security services in the EU will share access to range of individuals' personal data under radical package of measures.


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Guardian Unlimited Monday January 15 2007   Film of aides' hanging shown   Journalists see video footage of execution of two of Saddam Hussein's top aides      'Iran target of US military moves'   Increased US activity in Gulf aimed at Iran's 'very negative' behaviour, defence secretary says.      'Alpha male, France's top cop'   Newsdesk podcast: Nicolas Sarkozy, Iraq's Sunni insurgency and tourism in Venezuela.      A not-so-special relationship   World briefing: Iran looks set to damage Washington's relations with Paris in the same way the war in Iraq did, writes Simon Tisdall.      Iran replaces EU as top Palestinian donor   Iran has become the single biggest donor to the Palestinian Authority, replacing the EU, according to a senior official in the Hamas government.      Water overdose kills woman in Wii challenge   A Californian woman died of water poisoning after taking part in a bizarre drinking contest to win a computer games console, according to US authorities.      For France's bloggers, c'est la guerre   News blog: As Sarko and Ségo slug it out online, Ros Taylor takes a tour d'horizon of the newest front in the war for the French presidency.

Guardian Unlimited Tuesday January 16 2007    '35,000 Iraqis killed in 2006'   UN's calculation of civilian death toll in Iraq sharply higher than Iraqi government's figure of 12,357.      We won't leave, US warns Iran   Tehran sends out diplomatic feelers amid row over arrests.      Borat and Queen sweep Globes   Sacha Baron Cohen emerges as unlikely consort to Helen Mirren.      Pakistan hits 'al-Qaida hideouts' near Afghan border   Strike against alleged al-Qaida hideout in lawless tribal areas leaves at least 10 people dead.    'It's open season on Ahmedinejad'   Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, Randeep Ramesh on Gordon Brown's visit to India; Robert Tait on Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's waning authority.      France's 1956 bid to unite with Britain   New documents shock historians by revealing that UK and France discussed the possibility of uniting.

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Friday January 19 2007   China hails satellite killer   Beijing gives notice of its increasing power in space with the successful test of an anti-satellite weapon.      Armenian-Turkish writer killed   Journalist tried repeatedly for 'insulting Turkishness' shot dead outside his paper's offices.      Cambodian 'jungle woman' found   Woman who went missing 19 years ago as an eight-year-old in remote jungles reappears.      Sadr fears for life in security clampdown   Moqtada al-Sadr moves family to secure location in fear he will become target of Baghdad security sweep.      24 hours   In pictures: The best images from around the world.      Abramovich resignation 'rejected' by Putin   Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has rejected a request by Roman Abramovich to withdraw from Russian politics, it was claimed today.      Sarko. Uh-oh ...   News blog: 'Sarko ohoh! Go! Go! Ségo K.O!!' Can this really be the official campaign song of French presidential candidate Nicholas Sarkozy, asks Ros Taylor.      Serbs go to polls with rivals neck and neck   Serbia goes to the polls on Sunday for a crucial election that could return it to nationalist instability or open up better prospects of integration with the EU.      Millions of pilgrims bathe in Ganges   Millions of devout Hindus, led by naked and ash-smeared holy men, today plunged into the River Ganges at the peak point of India's Kumbh Mela festival.      'She's lambasted for waffling away'   Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, Angelique Chrisafis on Ségolène Royal's relationship; Simon Tisdall on peace in the Middle East; Jonathan Watts on Starbucks in China      42 killed as storms sweep Europe   At least 42 people across Europe are thought to have been killed by yesterday's storms, which brought hurricane force winds to a number of countries.      Pentagon reveals rules for terror suspect trials   Terror suspects, including some Guantánamo detainees, to be tried by special military commissions.      Families of abused teenagers sue MySpace   US families sue social networking site MySpace, claiming that it did not do enough to protect their children.      Hollywood studios battle to make Litvinenko film   Three studios bid to make film about life and death of Russian dissident killed by dose of polonium.      Huge cut in measles deaths   Africa leads the way with a 75% reduction in a campaign that could eradicate disease.

  Friday January 19 2007 
 
 China hails satellite killer
Beijing gives notice of its increasing power in space with the successful test of an anti-satellite weapon.
Reports meet wall of silence
More on China
 Armenian-Turkish writer killed
Journalist tried repeatedly for 'insulting Turkishness' shot dead outside his paper's offices.
Special report: Turkey
 Cambodian 'jungle woman' found
Woman who went missing 19 years ago as an eight-year-old in remote jungles reappears.
World news guide: Cambodia

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Sadr fears for life in security clampdown
Moqtada al-Sadr moves family to secure location in fear he will become target of Baghdad security sweep.
US pushes for Middle East peace
Republican rebels defy Bush line
World briefing: Simon Tisdall
Full Iraq coverage

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In pictures: The best images from around the world.
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Abramovich resignation 'rejected' by Putin
Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has rejected a request by Roman Abramovich to withdraw from Russian politics, it was claimed today.
Special report: Russia

Sarko. Uh-oh ...
News blog: 'Sarko ohoh! Go! Go! Ségo K.O!!' Can this really be the official campaign song of French presidential candidate Nicholas Sarkozy, asks Ros Taylor.
Spotlight falls on Royal family
Special report: France

Serbs go to polls with rivals neck and neck
Serbia goes to the polls on Sunday for a crucial election that could return it to nationalist instability or open up better prospects of integration with the EU.
Special report: Serbia

Millions of pilgrims bathe in Ganges
Millions of devout Hindus, led by naked and ash-smeared holy men, today plunged into the River Ganges at the peak point of India's Kumbh Mela festival.
More on India

'She's lambasted for waffling away'
Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, Angelique Chrisafis on Ségolène Royal's relationship; Simon Tisdall on peace in the Middle East; Jonathan Watts on Starbucks in China.
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42 killed as storms sweep Europe
At least 42 people across Europe are thought to have been killed by yesterday's storms, which brought hurricane force winds to a number of countries.
Special report: weather

Pentagon reveals rules for terror suspect trials
Terror suspects, including some Guantánamo detainees, to be tried by special military commissions.
Special report: United States

Families of abused teenagers sue MySpace
US families sue social networking site MySpace, claiming that it did not do enough to protect their children.
Special report: United States

Hollywood studios battle to make Litvinenko film
Three studios bid to make film about life and death of Russian dissident killed by dose of polonium.
Special report: Russia

Huge cut in measles deaths
Africa leads the way with a 75% reduction in a campaign that could eradicate disease.
Special report: medicine & health

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Saturday January 20 2007   Protests over Chinese missile   China faces condemnation after revelations that it launched a missile attack on an ageing weather satellite.      Chávez: Castro 'battling for life'   Venezuelan leader offers bleak medical update on Fidel Castro.      Armenian editor shot dead   Prime minister describes murder as an attempt to destabilise country.      Alleged serial killer finally faces trial in Vancouver   Man charged with killing 26 women, mainly prostitutes, but true toll could be 65.      Mystery deepens over woman lost in jungle for 19 years   · Second naked person spotted in jungle   · Family withdraws permission for DNA tests

Saturday January 20 2007 

 Protests over Chinese missile
China faces condemnation after revelations that it launched a missile attack on an ageing weather satellite.
Technology brought up to date
Disbelief as government stays silent
Expert view: a shot across the bows
Special report: space exploration
 Chávez: Castro 'battling for life'
Venezuelan leader offers bleak medical update on Fidel Castro.
Special report: Cuba
 Armenian editor shot dead
Prime minister describes murder as an attempt to destabilise country.
Special report: Turkey

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Alleged serial killer finally faces trial in Vancouver
Man charged with killing 26 women, mainly prostitutes, but true toll could be 65.

Mystery deepens over woman lost in jungle for 19 years
· Second naked person spotted in jungle
· Family withdraws permission for DNA tests

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Sunday January 21 2007   I'm in - and in to win, says Hillary   Hillary Clinton officially launches her bid to be America's first woman president. Paul Harris reports.      EU faces split on police powers   Germany presses reluctant partners to allow armed police to operate with impunity outside their own country.      Castro: his last battle   Hugo Chavez says Fidel Castro is fighting for his life. Ed Vulliamy and Andreas Schipani report.      25 years on, Falklands vets are outcast at home   As teenagers they were conscripted to fight for Argentina. Now they struggle to live normal lives.      Blood diamonds stain India's glittering trade   Black market in smuggled gems continues to fund Africa's deadly conflicts.      Big Easy seeks a miracle from the Saints   A young football star is offering hope to a city still trying to recover from Hurricane Katrina. Edward Helmore reports.

 Sunday January 21 2007 

 I'm in - and in to win, says Hillary
Hillary Clinton officially launches her bid to be America's first woman president. Paul Harris reports.
Partners fight for 'First' place
Full US coverage
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 EU faces split on police powers
Germany presses reluctant partners to allow armed police to operate with impunity outside their own country.
Full EU coverage
 Castro: his last battle
Hugo Chavez says Fidel Castro is fighting for his life. Ed Vulliamy and Andreas Schipani report.
More on Cuba

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25 years on, Falklands vets are outcast at home
As teenagers they were conscripted to fight for Argentina. Now they struggle to live normal lives.
Special report: the Falklands

Blood diamonds stain India's glittering trade
Black market in smuggled gems continues to fund Africa's deadly conflicts.
More on India

Big Easy seeks a miracle from the Saints
A young football star is offering hope to a city still trying to recover from Hurricane Katrina. Edward Helmore reports.
Special report: Hurricane Katrina



Monday January 22 2007   Over 70 killed in Baghdad blasts   Two near simultaneous bombings in mostly Shia commercial area in central Baghdad kill at least 72 people and wound at least 134.      Serbia begins coalition tussle   Future in EU in balance after vote.      Key Somali Islamist surrenders   Deputy leader is under police protection in Nairobi.      Cardinal says patients should have right to die   Vatican divided after denial of religious funeral to paralysed man who asked to be removed from respirator.      From Serbia to Scotland   World briefing: A Kosovo breakaway could raise nationalist hopes closer to home, writes Simon Tisdall.      'World is running out of water'   Radical plan needed to ensure ability to feed ourselves, says director of UN Millennium Project.

Monday January 22 2007 
 
 Over 70 killed in Baghdad blasts
Two near simultaneous bombings in mostly Shia commercial area in central Baghdad kill at least 72 people and wound at least 134.
British soldier killed in Basra
Full Iraq coverage
 Serbia begins coalition tussle
Future in EU in balance after vote.
World briefing: Simon Tisdall
Q&A: The Serbian elections
More on Serbia
 Key Somali Islamist surrenders
Deputy leader is under police protection in Nairobi.
World news guide: Somalia

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Cardinal says patients should have right to die
Vatican divided after denial of religious funeral to paralysed man who asked to be removed from respirator.
Special report: religious affairs

From Serbia to Scotland
World briefing: A Kosovo breakaway could raise nationalist hopes closer to home, writes Simon Tisdall.
More on Serbia

'World is running out of water'
Radical plan needed to ensure ability to feed ourselves, says director of UN Millennium Project.
More on water



Tuesday January 23 2007   Protesters blockade Beirut   Thousands of demonstrators bring much of Lebanon to standstill as they block key transport routes to enforce general strike aimed at toppling government      China confirms anti-satellite test   China insists it opposes any arms race in space.       Bush's new agenda faces struggle  
'Lame duck' Bush faces struggle to push through new agenda   - State of Union address to concentrate on domestic agenda.       Afghan suicide bomber kills 10   Suicide bomber blows himself up outside US base in eastern Afghanistan, killing 10 people and wounding 14.      Dinosaur beat Wright brothers by 125m years   A dinosaur called Microraptor gui used two sets of wings to glide between trees.

Tuesday January 23 2007 

 Protesters blockade Beirut
Thousands of demonstrators bring much of Lebanon to standstill as they block key transport routes to enforce general strike aimed at toppling government.
Special report: Lebanon
 China confirms anti-satellite test
China insists it opposes any arms race in space.
More on China
 Bush's new agenda faces struggle
State of Union address to concentrate on domestic agenda.
Special report: United States

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Afghan suicide bomber kills 10
Suicide bomber blows himself up outside US base in eastern Afghanistan, killing 10 people and wounding 14.
Special report: Afghanistan

Dinosaur beat Wright brothers by 125m years
A dinosaur called Microraptor gui used two sets of wings to glide between trees.
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Wednesday January 24 2007   Tehran power struggle intensifies   Iran's beleaguered president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, faces a powerful challenge from his fiercest political rival for control of the country's nuclear and economic policies.      Bush fails to bridge Iraq divide   · Call for support over Iraq surge   · Plan to cut fuel consumption      Katsav denounces rape allegations   Israeli president says claims are 'poisonous' and requests leave of absence over case.      Palestinians disillusioned by poverty and conflict   A year after taking office Hamas is being taken to task over failure to secure peace and prosperity.      Drilling for gas 'caused deluge' from Java mud volcano   Mud flow that has lasted 9 months forcing thousands to flee, was 'almost certainly triggered by drilling for gas'.      Italian politics takes to YouTube   News blog: An Italian minister follows Hillary Clinton in taking his political message onto the video sharing site.      China soon to be world's biggest internet user   · Online leap reported despite heavy censorship   · Web giants do deal with human rights groups

 Wednesday January 24 2007 

 Tehran power struggle intensifies
Iran's beleaguered president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, faces a powerful challenge from his fiercest political rival for control of the country's nuclear and economic policies.
Special report: Iran
 Bush fails to bridge Iraq divide
· Call for support over Iraq surge
· Plan to cut fuel consumption
Comment: State of confusion
US bloggers and press react
Full text: Bush's address
Democrats go on attack over Iraq
Special report: United States
 Katsav denounces rape allegations
Israeli president says claims are 'poisonous' and requests leave of absence over case.
More on Israel & the Middle East

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Palestinians disillusioned by poverty and conflict
A year after taking office Hamas is being taken to task over failure to secure peace and prosperity.
More on Israel & the Middle East

Drilling for gas 'caused deluge' from Java mud volcano
Mud flow that has lasted 9 months forcing thousands to flee, was 'almost certainly triggered by drilling for gas'.
Special report: Indonesia

Italian politics takes to YouTube
News blog: An Italian minister follows Hillary Clinton in taking his political message onto the video sharing site.
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China soon to be world's biggest internet user
· Online leap reported despite heavy censorship
· Web giants do deal with human rights groups



Thursday January 25 2007   'Four dead' in Beirut college clash   Up to four people reported killed and at least 25 injured in clashes between pro and anti-government protesters.      Israeli president takes leave   Katsav to face rape allegations.      Ray gun brings zap to battlefield   US unveils latest hi-tech weapon - a virtual flame-thrower.      British woman lay dead for months in Lourdes   Body of terminally ill woman lay concealed by mother for nearly five months at home near Catholic sanctuary.      'Gay sheep man' fights back   News blog: James Sturcke with the latest on a US researcher who attempted to 'cure' homosexual rams.      Chávez: Recovering Castro 'almost jogging'   Cuban leader recovering from long illness and is 'almost jogging' again, says Venezuelan president.      The continuing struggle for Kosovo   News blog: The UN has a difficult balance to strike over the future of the troubled province, writes Mark Tran.      US soldier pleads guilty to Iraq murders   US soldier from the 101st Airborne Division pleads guilty to the murder of three detainees in Iraq.

Thursday January 25 2007 

 'Four dead' in Beirut college clash
Up to four people reported killed and at least 25 injured in clashes between pro and anti-government protesters.
Donors pledge £2.3bn to Lebanon
Special report: Lebanon
 Israeli president takes leave
Katsav to face rape allegations.
News blog: Rory McCarthy
More on Israel & the Middle East
 Ray gun brings zap to battlefield
US unveils latest hi-tech weapon - a virtual flame-thrower.
Special report: United States

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British woman lay dead for months in Lourdes
Body of terminally ill woman lay concealed by mother for nearly five months at home near Catholic sanctuary.
Special report: France

'Gay sheep man' fights back
News blog: James Sturcke with the latest on a US researcher who attempted to 'cure' homosexual rams.
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Chávez: Recovering Castro 'almost jogging'
Cuban leader recovering from long illness and is 'almost jogging' again, says Venezuelan president.
Special report: Cuba

The continuing struggle for Kosovo
News blog: The UN has a difficult balance to strike over the future of the troubled province, writes Mark Tran.
Special report: Kosovo

US soldier pleads guilty to Iraq murders
US soldier from the 101st Airborne Division pleads guilty to the murder of three detainees in Iraq.
Full Iraq coverage
More on the US




Friday January 26 2007   US pumps $8bn into Afghanistan   White House announces major shift in its strategy towards Afghanistan that will see more aid and military help.      Libby trial has White House reeling   Bush team prepares for fallout from testimony by own official.      Ronaldo to sue over medicine ad   Image of striker holding throat sweets 'used without permission for Chinese TV commercial'.      Farmer 'skinned victim on meat hook'   Vancouver pig farmer on trial for murdering six women skinned one victim on a meat hook, court told.      Australian of the Year no mate of Howard   News blog: Author marks honour by reinforcing Australian reputation for bluntness, writes Peter Walker.      Agencies try to halt tuna decline   Conservationists say plan to crackdown on illegal fishing fails to put sufficient controls on the industry.      MySpace set to launch in China   Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is finalising its plans to launch MySpace in China.

 Friday January 26 2007 

 US pumps $8bn into Afghanistan
White House announces major shift in its strategy towards Afghanistan that will see more aid and military help.
More on Afghanistan
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 Libby trial has White House reeling
Bush team prepares for fallout from testimony by own official.
More on the US
 Ronaldo to sue over medicine ad
Image of striker holding throat sweets 'used without permission for Chinese TV commercial'.
More on China

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Farmer 'skinned victim on meat hook'
Vancouver pig farmer on trial for murdering six women skinned one victim on a meat hook, court told.
World news guide: Canada

Australian of the Year no mate of Howard
News blog: Author marks honour by reinforcing Australian reputation for bluntness, writes Peter Walker.

Agencies try to halt tuna decline
Conservationists say plan to crackdown on illegal fishing fails to put sufficient controls on the industry.
More on conservation

MySpace set to launch in China
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is finalising its plans to launch MySpace in China.
More on China


Saturday January 27 2007   US offers global warming strategy   Washington urges scientists to develop smoke and space mirrors to reflect sunlight as 'insurance'.      'If they pay we kill them anyway'   Ghaith Abdul-Ahad meets the commander of a Shia death squad.      Guns shatter Louisiana harmony   Community's first black mayor says racism was behind attack.      Fifteen killed in Gaza clashes   Fifteen people killed in the Gaza Strip in the deadliest day of fighting since Hamas came to power a year ago.     
US troops authorised to kill Iranian agents in Iraq   Washington fears growing influence of Tehran, but tougher stand risks escalating conflict.      Europe resists boosting presence in Afghanistan   Europe resists pressure from Washington to send more money and troops for a major campaign in the spring.      Police find teenagers' graffiti on MySpace   Three teenage boys in California arrested for spray-painting a wall after authorities found pictures on MySpace.com.

Saturday January 27 2007 

 US offers global warming strategy
Washington urges scientists to develop smoke and space mirrors to reflect sunlight as 'insurance'.
UN reports but will the world act?
Bush isolated as US turns green
How the world is reacting
More environment news
 'If they pay we kill them anyway'
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad meets the commander of a Shia death squad.
Full Iraq coverage
 Guns shatter Louisiana harmony
Community's first black mayor says racism was behind attack.
More on the US

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Fifteen killed in Gaza clashes
Fifteen people killed in the Gaza Strip in the deadliest day of fighting since Hamas came to power a year ago.
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US troops authorised to kill Iranian agents in Iraq
Washington fears growing influence of Tehran, but tougher stand risks escalating conflict.
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Europe resists boosting presence in Afghanistan
Europe resists pressure from Washington to send more money and troops for a major campaign in the spring.
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Police find teenagers' graffiti on MySpace
Three teenage boys in California arrested for spray-painting a wall after authorities found pictures on MySpace.com.
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Sunday January 28 2007   Barclays helps prop up Mugabe   Three British firms provide $1bn lifeline, allowing the Zimbabwe leader to defy world condemnation.      Iran nuclear plans in chaos   Boasts of a nuclear programme are just propaganda, say insiders.      Experts split over Antarctica   UN report says Antarctica will be largely unaffected by global warming.      Murdered: the man they called 'white Zulu'   Tributes for the man who championed post-apartheid reconciliation and who enthralled tales of the Zulu war.      Socialist sacked for saying French team is 'too black'   Socialist Party expels one of its leading members for saying there were 'too many black players' in the side.      Jolie to film the cult 'bible of selfishness'   Actress tackles daunting epic by controversial author who counted Reagan among her fans.       Dam holds back force of the Taliban   An Afghan reservoir carries hopes of reconstructing a nation, but standing in the way are the ever-evolving enemy.

Sunday January 28 2007 

 Barclays helps prop up Mugabe
Three British firms provide $1bn lifeline, allowing the Zimbabwe leader to defy world condemnation.
Special report: Zimbabwe
 Iran nuclear plans in chaos
Boasts of a nuclear programme are just propaganda, say insiders.
President feels heat over inflation
Comment: Henry Porter
Full Iran coverage
 Experts split over Antarctica
UN report says Antarctica will be largely unaffected by global warming.
Speed of destruction revealed
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Murdered: the man they called 'white Zulu'
Tributes for the man who championed post-apartheid reconciliation and who enthralled tales of the Zulu war.
Special report: South Africa

Socialist sacked for saying French team is 'too black'
Socialist Party expels one of its leading members for saying there were 'too many black players' in the side.
More on France

Jolie to film the cult 'bible of selfishness'
Actress tackles daunting epic by controversial author who counted Reagan among her fans.
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Dam holds back force of the Taliban
An Afghan reservoir carries hopes of reconstructing a nation, but standing in the way are the ever-evolving enemy.
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Monday January 29 2007   Suicide blast kills four in Eilat   · Hamas: attack 'natural reaction'   · First such strike in nine months   · Israel threatens retaliation      Ban demands UN Darfur presence   Sudan's president again bypassed in bid to lead African Union.      Indian media hail Shilpa win   Blanket coverage of Ms Shetty's Celebrity Big Brother win.      US and Iraqi forces battle Najaf gunmen   US and Iraqi forces kill 250 gunmen in battle involving US tanks and helicopters on outskirts of Shia holy city.     
   Warlord faces trial for using child soldiers   Congolese militia leader will be the first person to be tried at the international criminal court, for recruiting children.      Hillary begins in sceptical Iowa   Iowa voters want a clear position on the situation in Iraq and see it as key election issue.      Mass protest heartens Democratic war critics    Bush administration under fire for suggesting criticism of plan for troop increase in Iraq could hurt war effort.      Iraq's biggest battle since 2003   Newsdesk podcast: Michael Howard on fighting in Najaf, and Xan Rice on Darfur and the African Union.

Monday January 29 2007 

 Suicide blast kills four in Eilat
· Hamas: attack 'natural reaction'
· First such strike in nine months
· Israel threatens retaliation
US studies Israeli cluster bomb use
25 killed in Gaza violence
More on Israel & the Middle East
 Ban demands UN Darfur presence
Sudan's president again bypassed in bid to lead African Union.
More on Sudan
 Indian media hail Shilpa win
Blanket coverage of Ms Shetty's Celebrity Big Brother win.
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US and Iraqi forces battle Najaf gunmen
US and Iraqi forces kill 250 gunmen in battle involving US tanks and helicopters on outskirts of Shia holy city.
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Warlord faces trial for using child soldiers
Congolese militia leader will be the first person to be tried at the international criminal court, for recruiting children.
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Hillary begins in sceptical Iowa
Iowa voters want a clear position on the situation in Iraq and see it as key election issue.
More on the US

Mass protest heartens Democratic war critics
Bush administration under fire for suggesting criticism of plan for troop increase in Iraq could hurt war effort.
Full Iraq coverage

Iraq's biggest battle since 2003
Newsdesk podcast: Michael Howard on fighting in Najaf, and Xan Rice on Darfur and the African Union.
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Tuesday January 30 2007   Attacks kill 36 Iraqi Shia pilgrims   Annual Shia festival of Ashura marred by bomb and gun attacks today that killed at least 36.      Sarkozy woos the expat vote   UK first foreign trip of campaign.      Hamas man shot despite ceasefire   Widespread violence avoided.      Bush 'spoiling for a fight' with Iran   World briefing: US plans to unveil a 'dossier' detailing Iran's alleged complicity in attacks on troops in Iraq are reminiscent of the run-up to the 2003 invasion, writes Simon Tisdall.      Darn it, Wolfowitz!   News blog: Jeremy Lennard picks a hole or two in the World Bank leader's wardrobe.      Only US hawks can save Ahmadinejad now   Comment is free: Iran's president is losing support, but international threats could save him, says Ali Ansari.      1,000 Afghan civilians killed in 2006, report says   Taliban and other anti-government forces to blame for majority of casualties, Human Rights Watch says.      Hubble's main camera shuts down   Telescope's primary facility unlikely to be fully restored.      European launch for long-awaited Windows Vista   New Windows operating system will revolutionise everything from telephone calls to TV, claims Bill Gates.      Ashura   Interactive guide: Shia Muslims' most important annual festival.      Najaf 'under control' after defeat of mystery fighters   An end to major combat operations, where US and Iraqi forces fought obscure Islamic splinter groups.      Congo militia chief to face war crimes trial   International criminal court rules that there is sufficient evidence to try a Congolese militia leader.      US judges use Wikipedia as a courtroom source   Wikipedia is rapidly becoming prime source material for American judges.

Tuesday January 30 2007 

 Attacks kill 36 Iraqi Shia pilgrims
Annual Shia festival of Ashura marred by bomb and gun attacks today that killed at least 36.
US 'needs new approach'
Interactive guide: Ashura
Najaf 'back under control'
Full Iraq coverage
 Sarkozy woos the expat vote
UK first foreign trip of campaign.
Leader: Sarkozy at the jobcentre
Audio: Angelique Chrisafis
More on France
 Hamas man shot despite ceasefire
Widespread violence avoided.
Eilat suffers first suicide attack
US in rare rebuke to Israel
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Bush 'spoiling for a fight' with Iran
World briefing: US plans to unveil a 'dossier' detailing Iran's alleged complicity in attacks on troops in Iraq are reminiscent of the run-up to the 2003 invasion, writes Simon Tisdall.
Full Iran coverage

Darn it, Wolfowitz!
News blog: Jeremy Lennard picks a hole or two in the World Bank leader's wardrobe.

Only US hawks can save Ahmadinejad now
Comment is free: Iran's president is losing support, but international threats could save him, says Ali Ansari.
Iran invasion costs would dwarf those in Iraq
US threatens firm response to Iranian meddling in Iraq
More on Iran

1,000 Afghan civilians killed in 2006, report says
Taliban and other anti-government forces to blame for majority of casualties, Human Rights Watch says.
World briefing: Simon Tisdall
More on Afghanistan

Hubble's main camera shuts down
Telescope's primary facility unlikely to be fully restored.
More on space exploration

European launch for long-awaited Windows Vista
New Windows operating system will revolutionise everything from telephone calls to TV, claims Bill Gates.
Virus warnings as Microsoft launches Vista
More on Microsoft

Ashura
Interactive guide: Shia Muslims' most important annual festival.
More interactive guides

Najaf 'under control' after defeat of mystery fighters
An end to major combat operations, where US and Iraqi forces fought obscure Islamic splinter groups.
Full Iraq coverage

Congo militia chief to face war crimes trial
International criminal court rules that there is sufficient evidence to try a Congolese militia leader.
More on Congo

US judges use Wikipedia as a courtroom source
Wikipedia is rapidly becoming prime source material for American judges.
More on the US

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Wednesday January 31 2007   Chávez to be granted new powers   Venezuela's president to gain extended powers allowing him to make sweeping changes as he seeks to transform Venezuelan society.      Germany calls for CIA arrests   Warrants issued for 13 suspected agents over alleged kidnapping.       China 'tortured captured Tibetans'   Survivor says more than 30 Tibetans tortured after bid to escape over Himalayas failed.      Cuban TV shows Castro 'stronger'   Cuban state television has aired the first images of Fidel Castro in three months, showing him frail but stronger as he met the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez.      White House accused of doctoring climate reports   · Inconvenient conclusions censored, hearing told   · Researchers warned not to talk about global warming      Obama wants US troops out of Iraq by early 2008   Barack Obama mounts a direct challenge to George Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq.      Europeans fear US attack on Iran   Washington builds up Gulf forces.      Pamuk cancels Germany visit amid safety fears   Turkish Nobel laureate cancels German tour following murder of Turkish-Armenian editor Hrant Dink.       Master of many media Sheldon dies aged 89    Oscar-winning screenwriter and playwright turned blockbuster novelist Sidney Sheldon has died in Los Angeles.      The neocons have learned nothing   Comment is free, Francis Fukuyama: After the catastrophe in Iraq, they want to do it all over again - in Iran.      University goes to war on Bush legacy   Protests grow over plan for George W Bush library and thinktank in honour of president.      Women's unit arrives in Liberia   UN's first women-only peacekeeping contingent - made up of 100 Indian policewomen - arrives in Liberia.


 Wednesday January 31 2007 

 Chávez to be granted new powers
Venezuela's president to gain extended powers allowing him to make sweeping changes as he seeks to transform Venezuelan society.
Cuban TV shows Castro 'stronger'
Special report: Venezuela
 Germany calls for CIA arrests
Warrants issued for 13 suspected agents over alleged kidnapping.
Full coverage: CIA rendition flights
 China 'tortured captured Tibetans'
Survivor says more than 30 Tibetans tortured after bid to escape over Himalayas failed.
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Cuban TV shows Castro 'stronger'
Cuban state television has aired the first images of Fidel Castro in three months, showing him frail but stronger as he met the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez.
Special report: Cuba

White House accused of doctoring climate reports
· Inconvenient conclusions censored, hearing told
· Researchers warned not to talk about global warming
More on the US

Obama wants US troops out of Iraq by early 2008
Barack Obama mounts a direct challenge to George Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq.
Attacks kill 36 Iraqi Shia pilgrims
Full Iraq coverage


Europeans fear US attack on Iran
Washington builds up Gulf forces.
Bush 'spoiling for a fight' with Iran
The neocons have learned nothing
Full Iran coverage

Pamuk cancels Germany visit amid safety fears
Turkish Nobel laureate cancels German tour following murder of Turkish-Armenian editor Hrant Dink.
Guardian Unlimited Books
Special report: Turkey

Master of many media Sheldon dies aged 89
Oscar-winning screenwriter and playwright turned blockbuster novelist Sidney Sheldon has died in Los Angeles.
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The neocons have learned nothing
Comment is free, Francis Fukuyama: After the catastrophe in Iraq, they want to do it all over again - in Iran.
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University goes to war on Bush legacy
Protests grow over plan for George W Bush library and thinktank in honour of president.
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Women's unit arrives in Liberia
UN's first women-only peacekeeping contingent - made up of 100 Indian policewomen - arrives in Liberia.
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Thursday February 01 2007   Chirac U-turns on Iran comments   After saying a nuclear-armed Iran would not be 'very dangerous', the French president retracts his remarks the next day.      Senate corners Bush on Iraq   Top Democrats and Republicans unite behind resolution opposing president's troop increase plan.      Berlusconi's wife forces apology   Former PM begs for mercy after propositioning women.      Afghanistan approves amnesty for warlords   Afghan parliament approves amnesty for warlords and others accused of war crimes that could include Taliban leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar.      Free jailed blogger, human rights groups urge Egypt   Human rights groups call for immediate release of Karim Amer, first Egyptian blogger to be put on trial after he criticised President Hosni Mubarak and Islam.      'I was poisoned by Russians'   Former president of European Court of Human Rights fell violently ill after trip to Moscow.      Millions wasted in Iraq reconstruction, report concludes   Olympic-size swimming pool built in police training camp that has never been used is highlighted in report.       How the word on Wall Street will spread   Wall Street Journal's overseas targets 'would include FT' as website to be launched in range of languages.      In praise of ... Anton Chekhov   Leader: Anton Chekhov casts an extraordinary spell over 21st-century theatre audiences.      News in brief   Bin Laden brother-in-law killed during 'break-in' | Sheriff's wife and three others killed in shootout | Warrants issued for CIA agents for rendition flight

Thursday February 01 2007 

 Chirac U-turns on Iran comments
After saying a nuclear-armed Iran would not be 'very dangerous', the French president retracts his remarks the next day.
Full Iran coverage
More on France
 Senate corners Bush on Iraq
Top Democrats and Republicans unite behind resolution opposing president's troop increase plan.
US dilemma: powerful yet weak
US warns Iran over Iraq insurgency
More on the US
 Berlusconi's wife forces apology
Former PM begs for mercy after propositioning women.
More on Italy

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Afghanistan approves amnesty for warlords
Afghan parliament approves amnesty for warlords and others accused of war crimes that could include Taliban leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar.
UK to boost Afghanistan troop numbers
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Free jailed blogger, human rights groups urge Egypt
Human rights groups call for immediate release of Karim Amer, first Egyptian blogger to be put on trial after he criticised President Hosni Mubarak and Islam.
Special report: Egypt

'I was poisoned by Russians'
Former president of European Court of Human Rights fell violently ill after trip to Moscow.
More on Russia

Millions wasted in Iraq reconstruction, report concludes
Olympic-size swimming pool built in police training camp that has never been used is highlighted in report.
Comment: Ed Harriman
Full Iraq coverage

How the word on Wall Street will spread
Wall Street Journal's overseas targets 'would include FT' as website to be launched in range of languages.
MediaGuardian.co.uk

In praise of ... Anton Chekhov
Leader: Anton Chekhov casts an extraordinary spell over 21st-century theatre audiences.
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News in brief
Bin Laden brother-in-law killed during 'break-in' | Sheriff's wife and three others killed in shootout | Warrants issued for CIA agents for rendition flight


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UN plan calls for Kosovo constitution
Agencies   Friday February 2, 2007   Guardian Unlimited
A new UN plan for Kosovo would see it effectively achieve statehood in all but name, it was reported today. The plan, drawn up by the UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari, does not explicitly mention the word independence. However, it calls for a multi-ethnic Kosovo "governing itself democratically and with full respect for the rule of law", the Associated Press reported.  ...  
UN calls for Kosovo constitution 

In pictures: the winning images in the 2007 Luis Valtuena photography award.
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Friday February 02 2007   Mankind blamed over climate   Global warming '90% likely' caused by our activity, IPCC says.      Fierce clashes shatter Gaza truce   New wave of factional fighting kills two and leaves ceasefire in ruins.      UN calls for Kosovo constitution   New plan effectively sees Kosovo achieve statehood in all but name.      Iraq report pessimistic over US role   US has little control of events and further deterioration is likely, intelligence assessment to say.      Police investigate images of journalist's alleged killer   The publication of grainy 'souvenir' images showing the alleged murderer of an ethnic Armenian journalist posing with police officers sparked outrage in Turkey today.     Putting Tunisian prisons on the map   News blog: Google Maps and rights groups combine to throw new light on political prisoners, writes Preeti Jha       'Karzai is a weak figure'   Newsdesk podcast: A pardon for Afghan warlords, Chirac's Iran gaffe and Putin's press conference.      Humanitarian essence   In pictures: the winning images in the 2007 Luis Valtuena photography award.      Putin refuses to name favourite for successor   · Russian president says he will leave voters to decide   · Leader hails increases in wages and living standards      Chirac faux pas over Iran claim   French president retracts comment that nuclear-armed Iran would not be very dangerous.      Shoppers among 62 killed in Iraq   Two suicide bombers hit Shia city killing 45, elsewhere at least 17 people were killed in bombings.      Afghan amnesty vote angers UN   The Afghan parliament has approved an amnesty for warlords and others accused of war crimes.      24 hours   In pictures: The best images from around the world.    In pictures

Friday February 02 2007 

 Mankind blamed over climate
Global warming '90% likely' caused by our activity, IPCC says.
World's sea levels rising
Fossil fuels and land use the cause
Audio: 'This study is critical'
Oil lobby tried to undermine study
More on climate change
 Fierce clashes shatter Gaza truce
New wave of factional fighting kills two and leaves ceasefire in ruins.
More on Israel & the Middle East
 UN calls for Kosovo constitution
New plan effectively sees Kosovo achieve statehood in all but name.
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Iraq report pessimistic over US role
US has little control of events and further deterioration is likely, intelligence assessment to say.
Full US coverage

Police investigate images of journalist's alleged killer
The publication of grainy 'souvenir' images showing the alleged murderer of an ethnic Armenian journalist posing with police officers sparked outrage in Turkey today.
More on Turkey

'Karzai is a weak figure'
Newsdesk podcast: A pardon for Afghan warlords, Chirac's Iran gaffe and Putin's press conference.
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Humanitarian essence
In pictures: the winning images in the 2007 Luis Valtuena photography award.

Putin refuses to name favourite for successor
· Russian president says he will leave voters to decide
· Leader hails increases in wages and living standards
Leader: Rule by popular decree
More on Russia

Chirac faux pas over Iran claim
French president retracts comment that nuclear-armed Iran would not be very dangerous.
Full Iran coverage

Shoppers among 62 killed in Iraq
Two suicide bombers hit Shia city killing 45, elsewhere at least 17 people were killed in bombings.
Full Iraq coverage

Afghan amnesty vote angers UN
The Afghan parliament has approved an amnesty for warlords and others accused of war crimes.
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Saturday February 03 2007   Warming worse than we thought   International global warming report warns of 4C rise by 2100.      Kosovo on path to independence   Serbian leaders reject blueprint as violation of sovereignty.      US officer on trial for speaking out   Recruit turned critic faces military prison after refusing to fight in Iraq.      Italian football suspended after police fatality   Officer dies during violent rioting after Serie A match.      Intelligence report tells Bush conflict is 'civil war'   The US intelligence services yesterday admitted for the first time that the violence in Iraq constituted a "civil war".      Taliban overrun town as peace deal fails   Offensive happens two days before Nato handover.      What's the big idea?   Francis Fukuyama's change of heart made him enemies in Washington, he tells Oliver Burkeman.

 Saturday February 03 2007 

 Warming worse than we thought
International global warming report warns of 4C rise by 2100.
Oliver Burkeman: Graphs said it all
IPCC study: What scientists found
Leader: No more excuses
More on climate change
 Kosovo on path to independence
Serbian leaders reject blueprint as violation of sovereignty.
Russian veto will be key
More on Kosovo
 US officer on trial for speaking out
Recruit turned critic faces military prison after refusing to fight in Iraq.
Full Iraq coverage

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Italian football suspended after police fatality
Officer dies during violent rioting after Serie A match.
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Intelligence report tells Bush conflict is 'civil war'
The US intelligence services yesterday admitted for the first time that the violence in Iraq constituted a "civil war".
Full US coverage

Taliban overrun town as peace deal fails
Offensive happens two days before Nato handover.

What's the big idea?
Francis Fukuyama's change of heart made him enemies in Washington, he tells Oliver Burkeman.


Sunday February 04 2007   Italy reels after riot death   Matches are cancelled as fans and bosses attempt to deal with fallout.      135 die in Baghdad market bomb   Sucide truck bomber kills at least 135 people and wounds scores more.      The Obama revolution   He is changing the face of American politics. But can the Illinois senator go all the way to the White House?      Eco-millionaire's land grab prompts fury   Argentinian critics say an American campaigner is buying up vast wetlands for US strategic goals.      General calls for more troops   British commander in Afghanistan reveals how close forces came to defeat in critical five-day firefight last year.      Taking the fight to Islam    Andrew Anthony meets Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a fierce critic of Islam who lives under the constant threat of death.

Sunday February 04 2007 

 Italy reels after riot death
Matches are cancelled as fans and bosses attempt to deal with fallout.
More on Italy
More football news
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 135 die in Baghdad market bomb
Sucide truck bomber kills at least 135 people and wounds scores more.
Full Iraq coverage
 The Obama revolution
He is changing the face of American politics. But can the Illinois senator go all the way to the White House?
Full US coverage

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Eco-millionaire's land grab prompts fury
Argentinian critics say an American campaigner is buying up vast wetlands for US strategic goals.
More on Argentina

General calls for more troops
British commander in Afghanistan reveals how close forces came to defeat in critical five-day firefight last year.
Taliban town seizure throws Afghan policy into disarray
More on Afghanistan

Taking the fight to Islam
Andrew Anthony meets Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a fierce critic of Islam who lives under the constant threat of death.

Monday February 05 2007   Bush asks for bigger war chest   White House asks Congress for extra $100bn military spending.      Jakarta floods displace 340,000   Floodwaters up to four metres deep claim at least 29 lives.      Iran attack could prove disaster   Report highlights anxiety over possible US or Israeli action.      Merkel's mission impossible   World briefing: Berlin faces a daunting task if it is to succeed in reviving the European constitution, writes Simon Tisdall.      Prominent Jews call for open debate on Israel   · Institutions accused of not representing community   · Pinter and Farhi among signatories to open letter      Making up for lost time   News blog: An chance was missed in 2002 to improve Afghanistan. Jason Burke asks if it can be done now.      They've forgotten what democracy is for   Comment is free: The US media is gripped by election fever but fails to discuss the issues, says Gary Younge.      Planned talks fail to halt Fatah-Hamas fighting   Hamas gunmen move to strengthen their control over areas of northern Gaza as fighting continues.      Scorsese closes in on the Oscar   · Directors' prize predicts 90% of Academy Awards   · Fans outraged at lack of recognition for film-maker

Monday February 05 2007 

 Bush asks for bigger war chest
White House asks Congress for extra $100bn military spending.
Senate to debate Iraq 'surge'
Insurgents may have new weapon
British soldier killed in Basra
Full Iraq coverage
Full US coverage
 Jakarta floods displace 340,000
Floodwaters up to four metres deep claim at least 29 lives.
Special report: Indonesia
 Iran attack could prove disaster
Report highlights anxiety over possible US or Israeli action.
Leader: The need to keep talking
Full text of the report
Full Iran coverage

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Merkel's mission impossible
World briefing: Berlin faces a daunting task if it is to succeed in reviving the European constitution, writes Simon Tisdall.
More on Germany

Prominent Jews call for open debate on Israel
· Institutions accused of not representing community
· Pinter and Farhi among signatories to open letter
Independent Jewish Voices statement
Comment is free: Brian Klug
More on Israel & the Middle East

Making up for lost time
News blog: An chance was missed in 2002 to improve Afghanistan. Jason Burke asks if it can be done now.
More from news blog

They've forgotten what democracy is for
Comment is free: The US media is gripped by election fever but fails to discuss the issues, says Gary Younge.
More from Comment is free

Planned talks fail to halt Fatah-Hamas fighting
Hamas gunmen move to strengthen their control over areas of northern Gaza as fighting continues.
More on Israel & the Middle East

Scorsese closes in on the Oscar
· Directors' prize predicts 90% of Academy Awards
· Fans outraged at lack of recognition for film-maker
More on the Oscars 2007



Tuesday February 06 2007   Iraq's traumatised generation   Growing up in war zone takes toll as young Iraqis mimic violence and killings in their games.      US allows cockpit tape in court   Videotape appears to show catalogue of errors leading up to lethal strike on British troops.      Muslim protests at Israeli dig   Archaeologists digging up ramp near Dome of the Rock bring immediate protests.      Ugandan rebels threaten war unless talks are moved   Lord's Resistance Army threatens to reignite Africa's longest-running civil war unless peace talks are moved to new venue outside Sudan.      The Mecca mission to unite Palestinians   News blog: Ian Black on why Saudi Arabia is flexing its diplomatic muscle in the Middle East.      Turkey seeks US support on Kurdish problem   Ankara expects more cooperation from Washington in dealing with militants on both sides of the Iraqi border, writes Mark Tran.      Military action against Iran not off table, says Blair   Tony Blair insists that the option of military action against Iran should not be taken 'off the table'.      'Kids were playing beheading games'   Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, Michael Howard on how war affects Iraqi children; Ewen MacAskill on Bush's war budget; and Xan Rice on Kenya's stock market boom.      Dalai Lama accepts US university chair   The Dalai Lama accepts his first university appointment at the Emory University in the US.      Bush slashes aid to poor to boost Iraq war chest   · $78bn squeeze on medical care for elderly and poor   · Bill for Iraq conflict will soon overtake Vietnam       Fears of new civil war increase in Lebanon   · Gun sales triple since start of opposition protests   · Anniversary of Hariri's death may prompt clashes      Ahtisaari fires warning to UN   UN envoy urges the Security Council to find Kosovo solution or risk return to violence.      These moderates are in fact fanatics, torturers and killers   Mai Yamani: The longer we back dictatorial regimes in the Middle East the more explosive it will become.

Tuesday February 06 2007 

 Iraq's traumatised generation
Growing up in war zone takes toll as young Iraqis mimic violence and killings in their games.
Gates faces Senate grilling
Iran accuses US over diplomat
Bush seeks $100bn extra for war
Full Iraq coverage
 US allows cockpit tape in court
Videotape appears to show catalogue of errors leading up to lethal strike on British troops.
Bitter tales of combat mistakes
Top Gun myth dispelled
Cockpit videotape transcript
Full Iraq coverage
 Muslim protests at Israeli dig
Archaeologists digging up ramp near Dome of the Rock bring immediate protests.
More on Israel & the Middle East

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Ugandan rebels threaten war unless talks are moved
Lord's Resistance Army threatens to reignite Africa's longest-running civil war unless peace talks are moved to new venue outside Sudan.
World news guide: Uganda

The Mecca mission to unite Palestinians
News blog: Ian Black on why Saudi Arabia is flexing its diplomatic muscle in the Middle East.
Fatah and Hamas embark on new peace talks
More on Israel & the Middle East

Turkey seeks US support on Kurdish problem
Ankara expects more cooperation from Washington in dealing with militants on both sides of the Iraqi border, writes Mark Tran.
More on Turkey

Military action against Iran not off table, says Blair
Tony Blair insists that the option of military action against Iran should not be taken 'off the table'.
Full Iran coverage

'Kids were playing beheading games'
Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, Michael Howard on how war affects Iraqi children; Ewen MacAskill on Bush's war budget; and Xan Rice on Kenya's stock market boom.
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Dalai Lama accepts US university chair
The Dalai Lama accepts his first university appointment at the Emory University in the US.
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Bush slashes aid to poor to boost Iraq war chest
· $78bn squeeze on medical care for elderly and poor
· Bill for Iraq conflict will soon overtake Vietnam
Leader: US budget
Full US coverage

Fears of new civil war increase in Lebanon
· Gun sales triple since start of opposition protests
· Anniversary of Hariri's death may prompt clashes
More on Lebanon

Ahtisaari fires warning to UN
UN envoy urges the Security Council to find Kosovo solution or risk return to violence.
More on Kosovo

These moderates are in fact fanatics, torturers and killers
Mai Yamani: The longer we back dictatorial regimes in the Middle East the more explosive it will become.
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Wednesday February 07 2007   EU to force cut in car emissions   Compromise deal on forcing car makers to cut exhaust pollution by 18% to be approved by European commission in Brussels.      UK role in friendly fire inquiry   MoD denied videotape's existence.      Turf war feared in Japan   Fatal yakuza shooting in Tokyo sparks fears of all-out turf war.      Hackers hit core internet computers   Hackers mounted the most significant attack since 2002 on the computers that direct traffic on the internet.      US investigates report of downed helicopter in Iraq   The US military today said it was investigating reports that a Chinook transport helicopter had been shot down in Iraq.      'There's been a cover-up'   Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, Richard Norton-Taylor and Julian Borger on the 'friendly-fire' videotape; and Chris McGreal on China and Africa.      Counting down the days   News blog: Mark Tran on the cottage industry springing up around Bush's departure date from the White House.      Nice place for a leak   News blog: David Batty on Wikileaks, whistleblowers' chance to upload classified documents in anonymity.      Wrong way up   Cartoon: Steve Bell on the US friendly fire inquiry.      Saudis put status on line in bid to end Palestinian crisis   · King brings Hamas and Fatah to holy city of Mecca   · Peace drive aims to halt growing Iranian influence      Inquest told Indonesian military killed UK journalists   Commander opened fire on group of journalists, including two Britons, coroner's court in      US refusenik officer calls Iraq war illegal   Army lieutenant who refused to be deployed to Iraq will take stand in own defence, lawyer said.      'First of the white soul singers'   Obituary: Frankie Laine, whose hits included Rawhide, dies at 93.      EU's attempt to avoid Hamas costs £2m in charges   More than €3m of EU aid for Palestinians was spent on bank charges last year, Oxfam says.      Merkel goes in search of a new German miracle   World briefing: When Bush looks for a European partner, he increasingly looks to Angela Merkel.      Muslim protests as Israel digs at holy site   Archaeologists' dig near Dome of Rock brings immediate protests from Palestinians and king of Jordan.

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Guardian Unlimited Guardian Unlimited   Monday January 22 2007   Over 70 killed in Baghdad blasts   Two near simultaneous bombings in mostly Shia commercial area in central Baghdad kill at least 72 people and wound at least 134.      Serbia begins coalition tussle   Future in EU in balance after vote.      Key Somali Islamist surrenders   Deputy leader is under police protection in Nairobi.      Cardinal says patients should have right to die   Vatican divided after denial of religious funeral to paralysed man who asked to be removed from respirator.      From Serbia to Scotland   World briefing: A Kosovo breakaway could raise nationalist hopes closer to home, writes Simon Tisdall.      'World is running out of water'   Radical plan needed to ensure ability to feed ourselves, says director of UN Millennium Project.

Tuesday January 23 2007   Protesters blockade Beirut   Thousands of demonstrators bring much of Lebanon to standstill as they block key transport routes to enforce general strike aimed at toppling government      China confirms anti-satellite test   China insists it opposes any arms race in space.       Bush's new agenda faces struggle  
'Lame duck' Bush faces struggle to push through new agenda   - State of Union address to concentrate on domestic agenda.       Afghan suicide bomber kills 10   Suicide bomber blows himself up outside US base in eastern Afghanistan, killing 10 people and wounding 14.      Dinosaur beat Wright brothers by 125m years   A dinosaur called Microraptor gui used two sets of wings to glide between trees.

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Wednesday January 24 2007   Tehran power struggle intensifies   Iran's beleaguered president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, faces a powerful challenge from his fiercest political rival for control of the country's nuclear and economic policies.      Bush fails to bridge Iraq divide   · Call for support over Iraq surge   · Plan to cut fuel consumption      Katsav denounces rape allegations   Israeli president says claims are 'poisonous' and requests leave of absence over case.      Palestinians disillusioned by poverty and conflict   A year after taking office Hamas is being taken to task over failure to secure peace and prosperity.      Drilling for gas 'caused deluge' from Java mud volcano   Mud flow that has lasted 9 months forcing thousands to flee, was 'almost certainly triggered by drilling for gas'.      Italian politics takes to YouTube   News blog: An Italian minister follows Hillary Clinton in taking his political message onto the video sharing site.      China soon to be world's biggest internet user   · Online leap reported despite heavy censorship   · Web giants do deal with human rights groups

Thursday January 25 2007   'Four dead' in Beirut college clash   Up to four people reported killed and at least 25 injured in clashes between pro and anti-government protesters.      Israeli president takes leave   Katsav to face rape allegations.      Ray gun brings zap to battlefield   US unveils latest hi-tech weapon - a virtual flame-thrower.      British woman lay dead for months in Lourdes   Body of terminally ill woman lay concealed by mother for nearly five months at home near Catholic sanctuary.      'Gay sheep man' fights back   News blog: James Sturcke with the latest on a US researcher who attempted to 'cure' homosexual rams.      Chávez: Recovering Castro 'almost jogging'   Cuban leader recovering from long illness and is 'almost jogging' again, says Venezuelan president.      The continuing struggle for Kosovo   News blog: The UN has a difficult balance to strike over the future of the troubled province, writes Mark Tran.      US soldier pleads guilty to Iraq murders   US soldier from the 101st Airborne Division pleads guilty to the murder of three detainees in Iraq.

Friday January 26 2007   US pumps $8bn into Afghanistan   White House announces major shift in its strategy towards Afghanistan that will see more aid and military help.      Libby trial has White House reeling   Bush team prepares for fallout from testimony by own official.      Ronaldo to sue over medicine ad   Image of striker holding throat sweets 'used without permission for Chinese TV commercial'.      Farmer 'skinned victim on meat hook'   Vancouver pig farmer on trial for murdering six women skinned one victim on a meat hook, court told.      Australian of the Year no mate of Howard   News blog: Author marks honour by reinforcing Australian reputation for bluntness, writes Peter Walker.      Agencies try to halt tuna decline   Conservationists say plan to crackdown on illegal fishing fails to put sufficient controls on the industry.      MySpace set to launch in China   Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is finalising its plans to launch MySpace in China.

Saturday January 27 2007   US offers global warming strategy   Washington urges scientists to develop smoke and space mirrors to reflect sunlight as 'insurance'.      'If they pay we kill them anyway'   Ghaith Abdul-Ahad meets the commander of a Shia death squad.      Guns shatter Louisiana harmony   Community's first black mayor says racism was behind attack.      Fifteen killed in Gaza clashes   Fifteen people killed in the Gaza Strip in the deadliest day of fighting since Hamas came to power a year ago.     
US troops authorised to kill Iranian agents in Iraq   Washington fears growing influence of Tehran, but tougher stand risks escalating conflict.      Europe resists boosting presence in Afghanistan   Europe resists pressure from Washington to send more money and troops for a major campaign in the spring.      Police find teenagers' graffiti on MySpace   Three teenage boys in California arrested for spray-painting a wall after authorities found pictures on MySpace.com.


Sunday January 28 2007   Barclays helps prop up Mugabe   Three British firms provide $1bn lifeline, allowing the Zimbabwe leader to defy world condemnation.      Iran nuclear plans in chaos   Boasts of a nuclear programme are just propaganda, say insiders.      Experts split over Antarctica   UN report says Antarctica will be largely unaffected by global warming.      Murdered: the man they called 'white Zulu'   Tributes for the man who championed post-apartheid reconciliation and who enthralled tales of the Zulu war.      Socialist sacked for saying French team is 'too black'   Socialist Party expels one of its leading members for saying there were 'too many black players' in the side.      Jolie to film the cult 'bible of selfishness'   Actress tackles daunting epic by controversial author who counted Reagan among her fans.       Dam holds back force of the Taliban   An Afghan reservoir carries hopes of reconstructing a nation, but standing in the way are the ever-evolving enemy.


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Monday January 15 2007   Film of aides' hanging shown   Journalists see video footage of execution of two of Saddam Hussein's top aides      'Iran target of US military moves'   Increased US activity in Gulf aimed at Iran's 'very negative' behaviour, defence secretary says.      'Alpha male, France's top cop'   Newsdesk podcast: Nicolas Sarkozy, Iraq's Sunni insurgency and tourism in Venezuela.      A not-so-special relationship   World briefing: Iran looks set to damage Washington's relations with Paris in the same way the war in Iraq did, writes Simon Tisdall.      Iran replaces EU as top Palestinian donor   Iran has become the single biggest donor to the Palestinian Authority, replacing the EU, according to a senior official in the Hamas government.      Water overdose kills woman in Wii challenge   A Californian woman died of water poisoning after taking part in a bizarre drinking contest to win a computer games console, according to US authorities.      For France's bloggers, c'est la guerre   News blog: As Sarko and Ségo slug it out online, Ros Taylor takes a tour d'horizon of the newest front in the war for the French presidency.

Guardian Unlimited Tuesday January 16 2007    '35,000 Iraqis killed in 2006'   UN's calculation of civilian death toll in Iraq sharply higher than Iraqi government's figure of 12,357.      We won't leave, US warns Iran   Tehran sends out diplomatic feelers amid row over arrests.      Borat and Queen sweep Globes   Sacha Baron Cohen emerges as unlikely consort to Helen Mirren.      Pakistan hits 'al-Qaida hideouts' near Afghan border   Strike against alleged al-Qaida hideout in lawless tribal areas leaves at least 10 people dead.    'It's open season on Ahmedinejad'   Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, Randeep Ramesh on Gordon Brown's visit to India; Robert Tait on Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's waning authority.      France's 1956 bid to unite with Britain   New documents shock historians by revealing that UK and France discussed the possibility of uniting.

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Friday January 19 2007   China hails satellite killer   Beijing gives notice of its increasing power in space with the successful test of an anti-satellite weapon.      Armenian-Turkish writer killed   Journalist tried repeatedly for 'insulting Turkishness' shot dead outside his paper's offices.      Cambodian 'jungle woman' found   Woman who went missing 19 years ago as an eight-year-old in remote jungles reappears.      Sadr fears for life in security clampdown   Moqtada al-Sadr moves family to secure location in fear he will become target of Baghdad security sweep.      24 hours   In pictures: The best images from around the world.      Abramovich resignation 'rejected' by Putin   Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has rejected a request by Roman Abramovich to withdraw from Russian politics, it was claimed today.      Sarko. Uh-oh ...   News blog: 'Sarko ohoh! Go! Go! Ségo K.O!!' Can this really be the official campaign song of French presidential candidate Nicholas Sarkozy, asks Ros Taylor.      Serbs go to polls with rivals neck and neck   Serbia goes to the polls on Sunday for a crucial election that could return it to nationalist instability or open up better prospects of integration with the EU.      Millions of pilgrims bathe in Ganges   Millions of devout Hindus, led by naked and ash-smeared holy men, today plunged into the River Ganges at the peak point of India's Kumbh Mela festival.      'She's lambasted for waffling away'   Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, Angelique Chrisafis on Ségolène Royal's relationship; Simon Tisdall on peace in the Middle East; Jonathan Watts on Starbucks in China      42 killed as storms sweep Europe   At least 42 people across Europe are thought to have been killed by yesterday's storms, which brought hurricane force winds to a number of countries.      Pentagon reveals rules for terror suspect trials   Terror suspects, including some Guantánamo detainees, to be tried by special military commissions.      Families of abused teenagers sue MySpace   US families sue social networking site MySpace, claiming that it did not do enough to protect their children.      Hollywood studios battle to make Litvinenko film   Three studios bid to make film about life and death of Russian dissident killed by dose of polonium.      Huge cut in measles deaths   Africa leads the way with a 75% reduction in a campaign that could eradicate disease.

Saturday January 20 2007   Protests over Chinese missile   China faces condemnation after revelations that it launched a missile attack on an ageing weather satellite.      Chávez: Castro 'battling for life'   Venezuelan leader offers bleak medical update on Fidel Castro.      Armenian editor shot dead   Prime minister describes murder as an attempt to destabilise country.      Alleged serial killer finally faces trial in Vancouver   Man charged with killing 26 women, mainly prostitutes, but true toll could be 65.      Mystery deepens over woman lost in jungle for 19 years   · Second naked person spotted in jungle   · Family withdraws permission for DNA tests





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