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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.
More on India

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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.
Full Iraq coverage

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.
More on Congo

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.
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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.
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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.
More on the US

Women's unit arrives in Liberia
UN's first women-only peacekeeping contingent - made up of 100 Indian policewomen - arrives in Liberia.
More on conflict in west Africa



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
More on Afghanistan

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.
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In praise of ... Anton Chekhov
Leader: Anton Chekhov casts an extraordinary spell over 21st-century theatre audiences.
More comment and analysis


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.
Guardian Unlimited  Galleries  February 2 2007.
Humanitarian essence  

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.
More on Kosovo

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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.
More on Afghanistan

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In pictures: The best images from around the world.
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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.
More football news

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.
More on Israel & the Middle East
More from Comment is free


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.

Wednesday February 07 2007
US refusenik officer calls Iraq war illegal
Army lieutenant who refused to be deployed to Iraq will take stand in own defence, lawyer said.
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Thursday February 08 2007   Russia plans military build-up   Russia to buy new long-range ballistic missiles, nuclear submarines and possibly aircraft carriers as part of an ambitious military programme.      Iraqi minister held over Sadr links   US and Iraqi forces in Baghdad arrest deputy health minister on suspicion of aiding Shia militias.      US set for North Korea climbdown   Best hope of breakthrough since standoff over nuclear weapons programme began.      'Even Bush can be brought to his senses'   Tensions heightened as Iran's supreme leader warns Tehran would target US interests if attacked.      Heavy rains bring new floods to Jakarta   Fresh downpours in the Indonesia capital today heaped further misery on the residents of Jakarta.      'It totalled about 20 billion dollars'   Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, David Pallister on the billions of dollars sent to Iraq in plane-loads.      Pentagon sets its sights on Africa   World briefing: The arrival of the 'war on terror' in Africa may aid Washington's rivals, writes Simon Tisdall.      US to urge Nato spring offensive in Afghanistan   US expected to urge ministers at Nato meeting in Spain to launch spring offensive against the Taliban.      Fifth helicopter crash in Iraq in 2 weeks   New US operation to pacify Baghdad begins but suffers fresh blow as another helicopter crashes, killing seven.      24 hours   In pictures: The day's best images from around the world.      Editor defends publication of Danish cartoon   French magazine accused of insulting Muslims by publishing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.

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Thursday February 08 2007 

 Russia plans military build-up
Russia to buy new long-range ballistic missiles, nuclear submarines and possibly aircraft carriers as part of an ambitious military programme.
More on Russia
 Iraqi minister held over Sadr links
US and Iraqi forces in Baghdad arrest deputy health minister on suspicion of aiding Shia militias.
$12bn of US cash vanished
I
raqi minister arrested
US helicopter crash kills seven
Full Iraq coverage
 US set for North Korea climbdown
Best hope of breakthrough since standoff over nuclear weapons programme began.
Special report: N&S Korea

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'Even Bush can be brought to his senses'
Tensions heightened as Iran's supreme leader warns Tehran would target US interests if attacked.
Full Iran coverage

Heavy rains bring new floods to Jakarta
Fresh downpours in the Indonesia capital today heaped further misery on the residents of Jakarta.
More on Indonesia

'It totalled about 20 billion dollars'
Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, David Pallister on the billions of dollars sent to Iraq in plane-loads.
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Pentagon sets its sights on Africa
World briefing: The arrival of the 'war on terror' in Africa may aid Washington's rivals, writes Simon Tisdall.
Full US coverage

US to urge Nato spring offensive in Afghanistan
US expected to urge ministers at Nato meeting in Spain to launch spring offensive against the Taliban.
Germany ups Afghan presence
More on Afghanistan

Fifth helicopter crash in Iraq in 2 weeks
New US operation to pacify Baghdad begins but suffers fresh blow as another helicopter crashes, killing seven.
Full Iraq coverage

24 hours
In pictures: The day's best images from around the world.
In pictures

Editor defends publication of Danish cartoon
French magazine accused of insulting Muslims by publishing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.
More on the cartoon protests



Friday February 09 2007   Violence erupts in old Jerusalem    Israeli police and Palestinians clash in district containing holy sites.      Report condemns Iraq intelligence   Pentagon 'wrongly insisted on link between Saddam and al-Qaida'.      Anti-whaling protesters rescued   Activists attempting to disrupt Japanese whalers 'lassoed iceberg' to stop themselves drifting away.      Turkmenistan's life after Turkmenbashi the Great   News blog: Turkmenistan goes to the polls and people believe nothing can be worse than their eccentric late dictator, says Luke Harding.      24 hours   In pictures: The day's best images from around the world.      Not a great deal of substance   Optimism the agreement between Hamas and Fatah will yield results is distinctly muted, writes Ian Black.      Roadside bomb kills British soldier in Basra   British soldier killed and three others wounded by roadside bomb just outside Basra.       'Voters wish Bush would go, and Obama's new'   Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, Gary Younge on Barack Obama; Luke Harding on US-Russian tensions.       A gift for power   Who is Jalal Talabani? Jon Lee Anderson meets Iraq's president.      Big rise in Russian military spending   Minister outlines $189bn hardware revamp as Moscow anxious over US missile defence plans.      $25m reward to save Earth   Branson seeks way of cleaning atmosphere of greenhouse gases.      Moscow shows how to cope with snow   Schools open, trains on time and airports functioning without delay, despite 15cm of snow.      Anna Nicole Smith found dead   Model, 39, married to oil billionaire collapses in Florida hotel.      US to climbdown as Korea nuclear talks near deal   · Washington to drop sanctions in return for freeze of reactor   · Diplomats upbeat, but experts urge caution       Washington riveted by Libby trial   · Hearing provides insight into Bush administration   · Final witness undermines former aide's claim      US bids to give guns to pilots on all international flights   Department of Homeland Security asks governments to place armed pilots on all flights.

Friday February 09 2007 

 Violence erupts in old Jerusalem
Israeli police and Palestinians clash in district containing holy sites.
Ian Black on the Hamas-Fatah deal
Audio: Rory McCarthy, Jerusalem
Interactive: Jerusalem holy sites
Rivals agree power-sharing deal
More on Israel & the Middle East
 Report condemns Iraq intelligence
Pentagon 'wrongly insisted on link between Saddam and al-Qaida'.
Full US coverage
 Anti-whaling protesters rescued
Activists attempting to disrupt Japanese whalers 'lassoed iceberg' to stop themselves drifting away.
More on Japan

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Turkmenistan's life after Turkmenbashi the Great
News blog: Turkmenistan goes to the polls and people believe nothing can be worse than their eccentric late dictator, says Luke Harding.
More from news blog

 24 hours
In pictures: The day's best images from around the world.
In pictures

Not a great deal of substance
Optimism the agreement between Hamas and Fatah will yield results is distinctly muted, writes Ian Black.
News blog: Another day, another Middle East deal
More on Israel & the Middle East

Roadside bomb kills British soldier in Basra
British soldier killed and three others wounded by roadside bomb just outside Basra.
Minister loyal to Sadr arrested in Baghdad raid
Full Iraq coverage

'Voters wish Bush would go, and Obama's new'
Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, Gary Younge on Barack Obama; Luke Harding on US-Russian tensions.
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A gift for power
Who is Jalal Talabani? Jon Lee Anderson meets Iraq's president.
Full Iraq coverage

Big rise in Russian military spending
Minister outlines $189bn hardware revamp as Moscow anxious over US missile defence plans.
Leader: Turning colder
Explainer: European bases
More on Russia

$25m reward to save Earth
Branson seeks way of cleaning atmosphere of greenhouse gases.
More from Environment

Moscow shows how to cope with snow
Schools open, trains on time and airports functioning without delay, despite 15cm of snow.
More on Russia

Anna Nicole Smith found dead
Model, 39, married to oil billionaire collapses in Florida hotel.
Full US coverage

US to climbdown as Korea nuclear talks near deal
· Washington to drop sanctions in return for freeze of reactor
· Diplomats upbeat, but experts urge caution
Special report: N&S Korea

Washington riveted by Libby trial
· Hearing provides insight into Bush administration
· Final witness undermines former aide's claim
Full US coverage

US bids to give guns to pilots on all international flights
Department of Homeland Security asks governments to place armed pilots on all flights.
More on the airline industry

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Sunday February 11 2007   Obama unveils White House bid   Democrat candidate aims to be America's first black president.      US stirring conflicts, says Putin   Russian leader launches assault on America.       Street war in Brazil's City of God   Body count soars as paramilitaries and traffickers vie for supremacy.      Italy's Mr Clean bids to save football from fascist thugs   As the game reels from a policeman's murder, Lazio's chairman is determined to purge it of corruption.      Germany braced for release of terrorist   Court will decide tomorrow whether a woman who murdered for the Red Army Faction must stay in jail.      Afghans allow themselves a ration of hope   While southern Afghanistan is racked by a violent insurgency, Kabul is thriving.      News in brief   General warns of unending violence in Iraq | Royal sets out her plans for reform

Sunday February 11 2007 

 Obama unveils White House bid
Democrat candidate aims to be America's first black president.
Transcript of campaign speech
Full US coverage
 US stirring conflicts, says Putin
Russian leader launches assault on America.
More on Russia
 Street war in Brazil's City of God
Body count soars as paramilitaries and traffickers vie for supremacy.
More on Brazil

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Italy's Mr Clean bids to save football from fascist thugs
As the game reels from a policeman's murder, Lazio's chairman is determined to purge it of corruption.
More on Italy

Germany braced for release of terrorist
Court will decide tomorrow whether a woman who murdered for the Red Army Faction must stay in jail.
More on Germany

Afghans allow themselves a ration of hope
While southern Afghanistan is racked by a violent insurgency, Kabul is thriving.
More on Afghanistan

News in brief
General warns of unending violence in Iraq | Royal sets out her plans for reform



Monday February 12 2007   Ahmadinejad hits back at US   Iranian president accuses Washington of trying to blame others for its problems in Iraq.      Scores killed in Iraq blasts   At least 80 killed and nearly 165 wounded in car bomb attacks on markets in Baghdad.      US makes nice to Dixie Chicks   'Anti-Bush' country singers pick up five awards at the Grammys.      Ségolène Royal: hundredweight or lightweight?   News blog: Ros Taylor finds opponents of the French would-be president in full voice the day after her manifesto launch.      Court grants parole for Baader-Meinhof killer   One of two jailed former members of the Red Army Faction terrorist group is to be freed.      US extends talks with North Korea   US and North Korean negotiators today held bilateral talks in Beijing raising hopes of a last minute deal over Pyongyang's nuclear programme.      24 hours   Galllery: The best images from around the world.      Gates defends European missile shield   The US says it is putting parts of its missile defence shield in central Europe simply to protect its 'friends and allies'.      In pictures   Gallery: The pick of the winners from the World Press Photo awards.


'Anti-Bush' country singers pick up five awards at the Grammys.
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Ségolène Royal: hundredweight or lightweight?
News blog: Ros Taylor finds opponents of the French would-be president in full voice the day after her manifesto launch.
Comment is free: Jonathan Fenby
Royal unveils 100 reasons to vote Socialist
More on France

Court grants parole for Baader-Meinhof killer
One of two jailed former members of the Red Army Faction terrorist group is to be freed.
More on Germany

US extends talks with North Korea
US and North Korean negotiators today held bilateral talks in Beijing raising hopes of a last minute deal over Pyongyang's nuclear programme.
More on North and South Korea

24 hours
Galllery: The best images from around the world.
In pictures

Gates defends European missile shield
The US says it is putting parts of its missile defence shield in central Europe simply to protect its 'friends and allies'.
More on Russia

In pictures
Gallery: The pick of the winners from the World Press Photo awards.



Tuesday February 13 2007   North Korea agrees nuclear deal   Pyongyang agrees to allow IAEA inspections in return for energy aid.      Bus bombs rock Lebanon   Three people were killed today when explosions tore through two buses travelling north of Beirut.      Romney launches White House bid   Former governor hopes to become first Mormon president.      Iraq announces new security measures   Government to close borders with Syria and Iran and extend night curfew in Baghdad as part of latest plan.      Russian conscripts sold for sex, group claims   Russia's scandal-prone military was gripped by allegations today that cash-strapped senior officers had forced young conscripts to work as male prostitutes.      Google loses court battle with Belgian publishers   Search engine faces big fines after court rules Google News infringed copyright of several newspapers.      Representatives begin Iraq debate   House of Representatives debate expected to lead to vote of no confidence in George Bush's conduct of the war.      What next for Afghanistan?   Live chat: Jason Burke takes your questions on what has gone wrong and what is likely to happen next.      'The US has backed down on key points'   Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, Jonathan Watts on the North Korean nuclear disarmament deal; Ewen MacAskill on whether the US will attack Iran; Clancy Chassay on violence in Lebanon.      Ahmadinejad puts faith in 'people in US' to avoid war   · Iranian leader says Bush trying to find scapegoats   · Blair backs claims that arms are going to Iraq     
Silent prayers. Then the inferno   One year of civil war in Iraq marked by attacks that kill 80.      In pictures    Gallery: The pick of the winners from the World Press Photo awards      The Dixie Chicks dominate the Grammys   Awards confirm comeback after anti-war controversy, and recognition for the song glorifying defiant stance.      24 hours    Gallery: The best images from around the world.
In pictures

World Press Photo  February 12: The pick of the winners from this year's awards.

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Tuesday February 13 2007  

 North Korea agrees nuclear deal
Pyongyang agrees to allow IAEA inspections in return for energy aid.
Interactive: N Korea's nuclear test
News blog: fuel for scepticism
Audio: Jonathan Watts
Timeline: N Korea's nuclear past
More on North and South Korea
 Bus bombs rock Lebanon
Three people were killed today when explosions tore through two buses travelling north of Beirut.
Slideshow: Two years in Lebanon
Comment: Brian Whitaker
More on Lebanon
 Romney launches White House bid
Former governor hopes to become first Mormon president.
Full US coverage

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Iraq announces new security measures
Government to close borders with Syria and Iran and extend night curfew in Baghdad as part of latest plan.
Full Iraq coverage

Russian conscripts sold for sex, group claims
Russia's scandal-prone military was gripped by allegations today that cash-strapped senior officers had forced young conscripts to work as male prostitutes.
More on Russia


Google loses court battle with Belgian publishers
Search engine faces big fines after court rules Google News infringed copyright of several newspapers.
More from Technology Guardian

Representatives begin Iraq debate
House of Representatives debate expected to lead to vote of no confidence in George Bush's conduct of the war.
Full US coverage

What next for Afghanistan?
Live chat: Jason Burke takes your questions on what has gone wrong and what is likely to happen next.
More from this week's Observer

'The US has backed down on key points'
Newsdesk: In our daily podcast, Jonathan Watts on the North Korean nuclear disarmament deal; Ewen MacAskill on whether the US will attack Iran; Clancy Chassay on violence in Lebanon.
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Ahmadinejad puts faith in 'people in US' to avoid war
· Iranian leader says Bush trying to find scapegoats
· Blair backs claims that arms are going to Iraq
World briefing: Simon Tisdall
Full Iran coverage


Silent prayers. Then the inferno
One year of civil war in Iraq marked by attacks that kill 80.
Full Iraq coverage

In pictures
Gallery: The pick of the winners from the World Press Photo awards

The Dixie Chicks dominate the Grammys
Awards confirm comeback after anti-war controversy, and recognition for the song glorifying defiant stance.
More arts news and reviews

24 hours
Gallery: The best images from around the world.
In pictures


Thursday February 15 2007   Madrid bombings trial begins   Security tight as trial of 29 suspects starts with first defendant refusing to give evidence.      Iraq closes Iran and Syria borders   Roadblocks on routes into Basra.      Suicide suspected in yakuza death   Gang boss with links to top crime organisation found dead.      Japan repeats threat to quit whaling body   Japan today repeated its long-standing threat to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC) unless the body shifts its focus from conserving whales to regulating their slaughter.      Egyptian police arrest 73 Muslim Brotherhood members   Detentions appear to be pre-emptive strike prior to elections and key parliamentary debate.      Creationists defeated in Kansas on science teaching   · Guidelines challenging Darwinism banned   · Decision is latest blow to intelligent design activists      Defence decides not to call Cheney in CIA leak case   US vice-president will not take the stand as a witness in the CIA leak trial of Lewis 'Scooter' Libby.      Iran car bomb kills 11 soldiers   Sunni rebels allegedly linked to al-Qaida blamed for the latest outbreak of violence.      Kosovo should become 33rd member - and Serbia 34th   Timothy Garton Ash: After going through hell, the former Serbian province needs independence now, and the EU later.      Britain shamed over CIA flights   Governments accused of turning a blind eye to taking terror suspects to countries where they might be tortured.      Peacekeepers poised for new mission in Chad   UN security council is trying to prevent the Darfur crisis triggering a regional conflict and humanitarian catastrophe.     24 hours   Gallery: The best images from around the world.



Friday February 16 2007   CIA agents face kidnap trial   Italian judge orders 26 Americans to stand trial on charges of flying a man to Egypt, where he says he was tortured.      Al-Qaida in Iraq chief 'wounded'   Security forces have wounded al-Qaida's top man in Iraq Iraqi government officials say.      24 hours in pictures   From bears to Blair: the best images from around the world.      Palestinian ministers face US ban   Blow to unity cabinet as US says Fatah and independents to be treated 'same as Hamas'.      UK backs new aid experiment   Cash from mobile 'banks' replaces food parcels to African countries.      Bush deploys 3,000 extra troops to Afghanistan   George Bush ordered 3,200 extra US troops to Afghanistan in expectation of a spring offensive against a resurgent Taliban.      US genocide bill angers Turks   Simon Tisdall: Washington's relations with Turkey, a key Nato ally, have been on the slide since 2003.      Kim Jong-il celebrates his 65th   North Korea marks leader's birthday with marches and fierce anti-US rhetoric.      Putin nudges Ivanov forward as likely heir   Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has made his close ally Sergei Ivanov first deputy prime minister.      Madrid on alert as bombing trial begins   Spain was on terror alert as 29 men accused of murdering 192 people in the 2004 Madrid bombings went on trial.      Sperm donor comes face to face with his children   Father comes forward after teenagers conduct search through website.       EU braces itself for influx of Iraqi refugees   · Tens of thousands could flee in coming weeks   · UN asks for countries to share burden on Sweden      The US will have to accept a multipolar world   David Clark: Around the three poles of Europe, India and South America, we could create a more balanced world order.      Spaceship spots water on Mars   Orbiter finds evidence that water once ran under the planet's surface.      Troops close Iranian border   British and Iraqi troops cordoned off Basra and closed border crossings with Iran in a major security crackdown.

Friday February 16 2007 

 CIA agents face kidnap trial
Italian judge orders 26 Americans to stand trial on charges of flying a man to Egypt, where he says he was tortured.
Full US coverage
More on Italy
 Al-Qaida in Iraq chief 'wounded'
Security forces have wounded al-Qaida's top man in Iraq Iraqi government officials say.
Full Iraq coverage
 24 hours in pictures
From bears to Blair: the best images from around the world.
In pictures

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Palestinian ministers face US ban
Blow to unity cabinet as US says Fatah and independents to be treated 'same as Hamas'.
More on Israel & the Middle East

UK backs new aid experiment
Cash from mobile 'banks' replaces food parcels to African countries.
A stroll to the cashpoint
More on aid and development

Bush deploys 3,000 extra troops to Afghanistan
George Bush ordered 3,200 extra US troops to Afghanistan in expectation of a spring offensive against a resurgent Taliban.
More on Afghanistan

US genocide bill angers Turks
Simon Tisdall: Washington's relations with Turkey, a key Nato ally, have been on the slide since 2003.
More on Turkey

Kim Jong-il celebrates his 65th
North Korea marks leader's birthday with marches and fierce anti-US rhetoric.
Dear Leader slideshow
Birthday quiz: Test your Kim knowledge
Full North Korea coverage

Putin nudges Ivanov forward as likely heir
Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has made his close ally Sergei Ivanov first deputy prime minister.
More on Russia

Madrid on alert as bombing trial begins
Spain was on terror alert as 29 men accused of murdering 192 people in the 2004 Madrid bombings went on trial.
More on Spain

Sperm donor comes face to face with his children
Father comes forward after teenagers conduct search through website.
Full US coverage

EU braces itself for influx of Iraqi refugees
· Tens of thousands could flee in coming weeks
· UN asks for countries to share burden on Sweden
Full EU coverage

The US will have to accept a multipolar world
David Clark: Around the three poles of Europe, India and South America, we could create a more balanced world order.
More comment and debate

Spaceship spots water on Mars
Orbiter finds evidence that water once ran under the planet's surface.
More on space exploration

Troops close Iranian border
British and Iraqi troops cordoned off Basra and closed border crossings with Iran in a major security crackdown.
Full Iraq coverage

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Sunday February 18 2007 

 Army and police desert Mugabe
Officers walk out as inflation in Zimbabwe hits 1,600 per cent - but the president's £1m birthday party goes ahead.
Leader: Mbeki can save Zimbabwe
More on Zimbabwe

 Battle for hearts and minds
US fights for trust of ordinary Iraqis.
Audio slideshow: troops under fire
Rice flies to Baghdad
Full Iraq coverage

 Royal's TV moment of truth
A series of gaffes have left Segolene Royal struggling for popularity.
Commentary: Denis MacShane
More on France

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A practical lesson in US democracy
Anyone can run for public office - so a young teacher did. And now she's being played by Halle Berry.
Full US coverage

US 'dumped' report into UK troops' crash ordeal
Lawyers claim the Pentagon will now pay £1.2m compensation after trying to deny Iraq collision.
Full US coverage

Teachers are the quiet heroes of Baghdad

Those who run the schools in Iraq's capital are determined that life should continue as normal for children.
Full Iraq coverage

Wives fall prey to kidney trade
An Observer investigation in India reveals that desperate victims of the tsunami undergo dangerous surgery.
More on India

Genocide? 'I deny the lot'
Rwanda's first lady, Agathe Habyarimana tells Alex Duval Smith in Paris, she is a misunderstood victim.
More on Rwanda

Fears as Britney shears in public
Britney Spears sparks speculation of some kind of breakdown after she shaves off her own hair.
Tracy McVeigh: This baiting of a fading star is cruel

Big is beautiful for Milan launch
Size 14 models step on to the catwalk as Milan Fashion Week launches under strict 'anti-anorexia' rules.
More on Italy

Happiness sets the beat in carnival Rio
Tens of thousands of Brazilians dance in Rio, hoping that carnival will counteract the shadow of violence.
More on Brazil

Inventor of the couch potato dies aged 93
The co-inventor of the TV remote control, has died, writes Tracy McVeigh.
Media Guardian

Shy giant of the deep is back
Sperm whales are detected in the Mediterranean by scientists tracking tiny particles from space.
More on conservation

 24 hours in pictures
From bears to Blair: the best images from around the world.
In pictures

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Monday February 19 2007 

 66 killed in India train blasts
Two bombs on train travelling from India to Pakistan spark fire that kills at least 66 people.
Audio: Randeep Ramesh
Slideshow: India train blasts
More on Pakistan
More on India

 Little progress in peace talks
Rice meets Abbas and Olmert.
US and Israel shun new coalition
More on Israel & the Middle East

 It may be too late for the ice caps
World's scientists preparing to warn their governments.
More on climate change

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Clash between Islam and west is political, poll finds

Global survey shows a majority of people see positive links between cultures and believe that politics is the primary cause of international disputes.
More on religious affairs

'This train symbolised Indo-Pakistani relations'
Newsdesk podcast: Randeep Ramesh on the Indian train bombs and Rory McCarthy on the Middle East summit.
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Second day of violence engulfs Baghdad
15 people killed in series of bombings in and around Baghdad, as forces struggled to quell violence.
Virtual war helps US soldiers deal with trauma
60 killed in Iraq as leaders hail fall in violence
Full Iraq coverage

New US missile bases likely in eastern Europe

Poland and Czech Republic likely to accept a US request to site elements of a contentious anti-missile defence system on their territory.
Full US coverage

India to open girls' orphanages to prevent killings
· 400 pieces of bones found believed to be female
· 7,000 fewer girls born a day than natural rate
More on India

Voters' hunger for change threatens Republicans
As anti-George Bush sentiment grows, pollsters fear the Republican party has lost will to govern.
Full US coverage

Inner Mongolian herdswomen beat Jolie

Chinese arthouse film unexpectedly wins top award at Berlin film festival, beating Hollywood rivals.
More film news

Iran shuts down website critical of president
Iranian website critical of Ahmadinejad shut down in apparent fresh crackdown on dissent on internet.
Full Iran coverage

Rice puts Musharraf under pressure
· Cross-border attacks 'soar after peace deal'
· Pakistan 'scapegoated for west's failures'
More on Pakistan

Robot twitcher to scan skies for rare bird

The world's first robot twitcher has joined the hunt for the ivory-billed woodpecker.
More science news and features

Zambezi flood makes 90,000 homeless
The Mozambican government is appealing for food and other aid for tens of thousands of people.
More on natural disasters

Three cholera deaths as Zimbabwe unrest rises
· Lavish party planned to mark Mugabe's birthday
· Water cannon used to break up legal rally
More on Zimbabwe

Crew try to repair whaling ship
A Japanese whaling ship tries to repair its engines rather than accept a tow from Greenpeace.
More on Japan

Good skiing on the moon, says Apollo veteran
· Nasa seeks self-sufficiency at Mars mission base
· Settlers will search for lunar fuel resources
More on space exploration

St Petersburg bomb blast injures six

At least six people injured when bomb partly destroys McDonald's restaurant in centre of St Petersburg.
More on Russia

Robot car tests street skills in US contest
Prototype robot car that can navigate in built up environments and moving traffic unveiled.
More science news and features

Bombs force French chef out of Basque area

The French master chef Alain Ducasse has quit his Basque country restaurant and resort.
More on France

 24 hours in pictures
From bears to Blair: the best images from around the world.
In pictures

It's back to her roots as Britney takes charge
One-time pop princess shocks paparazzi, passersby and hard-bitten veterans of hairdressing industry.
Full US coverage

News in brief
Police chief resigns over force's links with crime | At least 10 explosions hit southern provinces | Mummified body found sitting in front of TV

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Thursday February 22 2007 


 Iran continues nuclear programme
UN watchdog says Tehran still enriching uranium despite international warnings.
Full Iran coverage

 Iraq chlorine attacks raise fears
Insurgents blow up lorry carrying chlorine gas canisters.
The reality of Iraq's dirty war
Blair: Troops could go back
Eighth US helicopter downed
Comment: Jonathan Steele
Full Iraq coverage

 Half-tonne Colossal squid caught
New Zealand fishing crew may have found largest example ever.
Science news and features
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Italian crisis talks begin
President meeting Italian MPs.
Comment is free: John Hooper
More on Italy

Egyptian blogger gets four years
Blogger given jail for insulting Islam and the country's president.
Special report: Egypt

Indonesia attempts to plug mud volcano
Scientists will drop huge concrete balls into mouth of volcano in effort to staunch relentless flow.
More on Indonesia

Artist, my ass
Mark McGowan crawling around dressed as Bush and inviting people to 'kick my ass', is neither art nor protest.
More from Arts blog

The little things don't count
Agnes Poirier: Details in the British press about François Bayrou will be news to most French people.
Comment is free

 The Duke of Pork
Cartoon: Steve Bell on Blair and the Iraq withdrawal.
More cartoons by Steve Bell

Wrongly jailed pilot loses compensation bid
Pilot spent nearly five months in jail based on false allegations he was involved in September 11 attacks.
More on the September 11 attacks

Son breaks vow of silence to defend Amin
The son of Idi Amin has broken his family's two-decade vow of silence about the tyrant.
More on Uganda

Clash over Hollywood mogul's switch of support
The 2008 US presidential race turns acrimonious between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Full US coverage

 A woman's place
First female French chef to win three Michelin stars in 50 years.
More on food issues

Blair optimistic over fresh Middle East peace talks
UK hopes to renew talks if Hamas-led national unity government meets international conditions.
More on Israel & the Middle East

Moscow's rich grab land for luxury homes
Owners of shabby wooden dachas forced out amid tales of threats, corruption and now murder.
More on Russia

Reuters to launch African website
Reuters setting up pan-African news and information portal.
MediaGuardian.co.uk

 Samba spectacular
In pictures Rio de Janeiro celebrates Carnival.
More slideshows

Airline redraws logo
Brussels Airlines add a 14th ball to their logo in response to complaints from superstitious customers.
More on the airline industry

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Friday February 23 2007 


 US soldier jailed for 100 years
Sergeant Paul Cortez sentenced for gang rape and murder of 14-year-old girl and killing of her father, mother and sister in Iraq.
Iraqi forces face new charges
Full Iraq coverage
 US intelligence 'wrong' on Iran
Much information given to UN was unfounded, Vienna sources say.
UN to discuss Iran sanctions
Full Iran coverage
 Development hotspot
Audio slideshow: Ed Pilkington on the land rush turning the Arizona desert into a concrete jungle.
Paving Arizona
Full US coverage

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Downing Street in talks with US on 'son of Star Wars'
Tony Blair's office signals Britain's interest in hosting part of contentious interceptor system.
Full US coverage

US military 'used Ethiopian base' to attack Somali militants
The US military secretly used landing strips in eastern Ethiopia to launch air strikes on suspected Islamists in Somalia last month, it was reported today.

Royal calls on heavyweights to boost campaign
Ségolène Royal calls in heavyweight former rivals in effort to shore up flagging campaign for presidency.
More on France

Taliban threatens 'bloodiest year'
Threat comes as UK government prepares to announce deployment of 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan.
Extra British troops to combat Taliban push
More on Afghanistan

No end to deadlock in Italian crisis talks
Italy's head of state to close talks on impasse brought on by collapse of Prodi's centre-left government.
Old-style nation struggles to keep up with neighbours
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US psychological torture finally on trial
Comment is free, Naomi Klein: America has deliberately criven prisoners insane. Now it is to be held to account.
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 Into the valley of death
Cartoon: Steve Bell on Bush, Blair and troops in Iraq.
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UN court to rule on Serbian role in genocide
Highest UN court to deliver judgment next week on Bosnia's demand to make Serbia as a nation accountable.
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Insurgents may be using chlorine in deadly bombings
The US military express fears that Iraqi insurgents may be using makeshift chemical weapons.
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Anti-wall protests hit second anniversary
Israelis and Palestinians gather for anniversary of their joint campaign against Israel's barrier.
Gaza like apartheid South Africa, says UN
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Suspicion of UN troops grows in south Lebanon
· International forces are favouring Israel, say locals
· Fears of fresh conflict as Hizbullah's forces regroup
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 Armed and dangerous
Chimpanzee in Senegal discovered making and using spear.
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Germany plans new EU-wide history book
Berlin is to push for the publication of the book on the history of the EU to be used as a standard text.
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New Zealand fishermen haul in rare colossus
Enormous squid to give scientists insight into mysterious animal's life.
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Egyptian blogger jailed for four years
A young Egyptian blogger is jailed for insulting Islam and President Hosni Mubarak.
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Nobel winner starts political party in Bangladesh
· Social entrepreneur plans to stand for parliament
· 40,000 arrests as army cracks down on crime
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 24 hours
In pictures: A selection of the best images from around the world.
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Arms race fears fulfilled
Simon Tisdall: Tensions over proposed military bases in Poland and Czech Republic are not easy to dispel.
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Indonesia's solution to mud volcano
· Fears that operation will divert pressure elsewhere
· Experts blame gas exploration for eruption
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Looted by Nazis, returned, now on sale
· Goudstikker collection likely to raise up to $35m
· Art dealer died at sea while fleeing Netherlands
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'People think she's wonderful ... '
Profile: Ellen DeGeneres: Latest Oscars presenter is seen as safe pair of hands to restore credibility.
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Glamazons D&G stretch a theme
Dolce & Gabbana push theme self defence and protective clothing further at Milan fashion week.
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'Fingerprint' shows origin of stolen gold
South African court first to use new technique as thefts from country's mines total £75m a year.
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Top players vie for Craggy Cup
For former Republic of Ireland footballers John Aldridge and Tony Cascarino compete for Craggy Cup.
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Oprah and Gore among 181 peace prize nominees
Oprah Winfrey and Al Gore believed to be nominated for this year's Nobel peace prize.
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