Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My Way News - Israel Says Hezbollah Can Hit Tel Aviv
AP reports: "Israel alleges that Hezbollah militants in Lebanon have rearmed with new long-range rockets capable of hitting Tel Aviv and tripled their arsenal of land-to-sea missiles since last summer's war, the United Nations secretary-general said in a report Wednesday."

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My Way News - Iran Guards Warn US Against Attack

AP reports: "The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps warned the U.S. Wednesday against attacking the Islamic Republic, saying if it did, Washington would be 'stuck in a quagmire' worse than Iraq or Afghanistan."

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My Way News - Syria Denies It's Plotting Killings
AP reports: "Syria on Wednesday strongly denied a claim by the leader of Lebanon's parliamentary majority that Damascus was plotting to assassinate him and the Western-backed prime minister."

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My Way News - Defiant Monks March Again in Myanmar
AP reports: "More than 100 Buddhist monks marched peacefully Wednesday in a northern Myanmar town noted for its defiance of the country's military rulers, the first large protest since the junta violently crushed a wave anti-government demonstrations."

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CNN - Some Christian pastors embrace Scientology
CNN reports, "Some Christian congregations, particularly in lower income, urban areas, are turning to an unlikely source for help -- the Church of Scientology. Rev. Charles Kennedy uses Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's book during a Friday night sermon. Scientologists do not worship God, much less Jesus Christ. The church has seen plenty of controversy and critics consider it a cult."

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My Way News - Tropical Storm Death Toll Rises to 81
AP reports: "Tropical Storm Noel triggered mudslides and floods in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, pushing the death toll to 81 on Wednesday and forcing some parents to choose which of their children to save from the surging waters."

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My Way News - Tot Dies in Hot Car Outside Ariz. Eatery
AP reports: "A woman who found her 1-year-old son dead in her hot, stuffy car after she worked her seven-hour shift as a Hooters waitress has been arrested, police said Wednesday."

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My Way News - Polygamist Leader Said He Was 'Immoral'
AP reports: "Sitting in jail awaiting trial, the leader of a polygamous sect renounced his role as a prophet and said he had been 'immoral' with a sister and daughter decades ago, newly unsealed documents show."

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My Way News - Shell Station Customers 'Pay by Touch'
AP reports: "Ten Shell gas stations in the Windy City are testing biometric systems that let consumers walk up to the pump, scan their fingertips on a device and fill up their vehicles. The systems, also installed at Shell convenience stores, are directly linked to customers' checking or credit-card accounts for payment."

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My Way News - Religious Leaders Act on Climate Change
AP reports: "A coalition of religious leaders urged Congress on Wednesday to ensure that the poor and most vulnerable are protected from the effects of climate change."

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My Way News - Chaldean Patriarch Seeks Ties to Muslims
AP reports: "Christians were increasingly targeted by the Sunni-led insurgency, causing tens of thousands to flee, isolating many of those who remained in barricaded neighborhoods and forcing them to hide their religious affiliation when venturing out. Up to 50 percent may have left Iraq, says the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which advises the U.S. government."

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My Way News - Russia: US Sanctions on Iran Won't Work
AP reports: "Unilateral sanctions will not help solve the Iranian nuclear problem, Russia's foreign minister said Tuesday during his second visit to Tehran in two weeks, according to Russian news reports."

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My Way News - Palestinians Raise Stakes for Talks
AP reports: "The chief Palestinian peace negotiator raised the stakes Tuesday for a U.S.-sponsored peace conference, saying there will be no talks with Israel unless it agrees to set a deadline for establishing a Palestinian state."

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My Way News - Cuba Warns US Against Regime Change
AP reports: "Cuba's foreign minister on Tuesday warned that his country is prepared to defend itself if the United States tries to bring regime change by force, saying a conflict would jeopardize U.S. stability."

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My Way News - Moderate Earthquake Rattles Bay Area
AP reports: "A magnitude-5.6 earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay area Tuesday night, rattling homes and nerves, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries."

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Monday, October 29, 2007

My Way News - Bush Wants $400 Million for Palestinians

AP reports: "The top American diplomat in Jerusalem said Monday that the Bush administration is seeking $400 million in new aid for the Palestinian Authority. U.S. Consul General Jacob Walles told Palestinian journalists of the new request as preparations continue for a Mideast conference called by President Bush for later this year, aimed at restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks."

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My Way News - Moderate Earthquake in Turkey
AP reports: "A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 shook southwest Turkey on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries."

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My Way News - 'Superbug' Concern at New York Schools
AP reports: "Public schools in Mount Vernon are being disinfected after a worker and a student showed signs of an antibiotic-resistant staph infection, authorities said."

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Friday, October 26, 2007

My Way News - Turkey: Wait-And-See Approach in Iraq
AP reports: "Turkey's leadership will hold off on ordering an offensive against Kurdish guerrilla bases in northern Iraq until the prime minister visits Washington early next month, the military chief said Friday."

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My Way News - Muslims, Christians Clash in Egypt
AP reports: "Muslims and Coptic Christians clashed after Friday prayers over a land dispute, leaving 20 injured, security officials said."

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My Way News - Israel Moves Maneuvers Away From Syria
AP reports: "Israel has decided to move an upcoming military exercise off the disputed Golan Heights to avoid further heightening tensions with neighboring Syria, defense officials said. [...] Next week's military maneuver was scheduled to be held partially on the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast War."

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My Way News - Olmert Pledges Gaza Won't Face Crisis
AP reports: "Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert promised the Palestinian president Friday that Israel would not cause a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip despite his government's intention to cut power to the territory in hopes of curbing rocket attacks."

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My Way News - Iran Says It's Safe From US Attack
AP reports: "Iran's leadership boasts it is safe from U.S. military action, saying Washington knows an attack would find no world support and send oil prices skyrocketing. That confidence is buoying the government in its standoff with the West, despite new sanctions."

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My Way News - Europeans Ponder Sanctions Against Iran
AP reports: "Britain and France are leading a push for new EU sanctions to punish Iran over its nuclear program. But while European nations increasingly fear a war in their backyard, the continent is divided over how to deal with the crisis."

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My Way News - Putin: US Plan Evokes '62 Cuban Crisis
AP reports: "President Vladimir Putin on Friday evoked one of the most dangerous confrontations of the Cold War to highlight Russian opposition to a proposed U.S. missile defense system in Europe, comparing it to the Cuban missile crisis of 45 years ago."

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My Way News - Man Jailed for Urinating on Dying Woman
AP reports: "Prosecutors said Anderson, who was celebrating his birthday with friends, kicked Lakinski on the foot, poured a bowl of water over her, then urinated on her as a friend filmed the assault on a mobile phone. He also sprayed her with shaving foam in the attack which lasted half an hour."

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My Way News - Teen Challenges Moment-Of-Silence Law
AP reports: "A 14-year-old girl and her outspoken atheist father filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging a new Illinois law requiring a brief period of prayer or reflective silence at the start of every school day."

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My Way News - Dengue Fever Outbreak Hits Parts of Asia
AP reports: "The worst outbreak of dengue fever in years has hit Southeast Asia, prompting the World Health Organization to call for better prevention campaigns as experts question whether global warming is partly to blame."

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

My Way News - US Levies Harsh Sanctions Against Iran

AP reports: "The United States announced harsh new penalties on the Iranian military and state-owned banking systems Thursday, raising pressure on the world financial system to cut ties with a regime the West accuses of bankrolling terrorism and seeking a nuclear bomb."

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My Way News - Turks Say US Pressure Won't Stop Attack
AP reports: "Turkey warned Thursday that U.S. objections will not stop its troops from crossing into Iraq to pursue Kurdish separatists, while a steady stream of U.S.-made Turkish fighter jets roared across the skies along the border."

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My Way News - Putin Warns Against Sanctions on Iran
AP reports: "Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned strongly against new international sanctions on Iran, saying they would lead to a dead end. Putin, in Portugal for a summit with leaders of the European Union, said the standoff over Iran's nuclear program should be resolved through talks, pointing at North Korea as an example."

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My Way News - Israel Plays Down Mideast Conference
AP reports: "Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday that an upcoming Mideast peace conference would not result in a final deal with the Palestinians and may not take place at all. "

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My Way News - Lebanon Troops Fire on Israeli Warplanes
AP reports: "Lebanese troops opened fire Thursday on Israeli warplanes flying low over southern Lebanon, but no hits were reported, Lebanese officials said."

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My Way News - Inaction Said Hampers Russia AIDS Crisis
AP reports: "Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told Russians on Thursday that their country is losing the battle against HIV/AIDS because of government inaction and a lack of public awareness."

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My Way News - Arsonists Attack Jerusalem Church
AP reports: "While Messianic Jews are unpopular in Israel, some extremist Jews who fear missionary activity also believe Christians should not have an official presence in Jerusalem."

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My Way News - Israel Power Cuts to Answer Gaza Rockets
AP reports: "Israel unveiled a new tactic Wednesday aimed at deterring Palestinians from firing rockets out of the Gaza Strip - it will cut off Gaza's electricity bit by bit as a pressure tactic every time rockets hit Israeli territory."

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My Way News - Turkish Planes Pound Rebels Along Border
AP reports: "Turkish warplanes and helicopter gunships reportedly pounded Kurdish rebel positions along the Turkey-Iraq border Wednesday, broadening military operations against insurgents amid persistent fears Turkey will launch a major offensive inside Iraq."

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My Way News - Staph Screening Said May Wipe Out Germ
AP reports: "Testing all new hospital patients for a dangerous staph 'superbug' could help wipe out a germ that likely kills more Americans than AIDS, consumer advocates say and early evidence suggests."

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

AFP: Iran to fire '11,000 rockets in minute' if attacked
AFP reports: "Iran warned on Saturday it would fire off 11,000 rockets at enemy bases within the space of a minute if the United States launched military action against the Islamic republic."

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My Way News - Netanyahu: Israel Must Keep Jerusalem

AP reports: "Benjamin Netanyahu, the hawkish former prime minister whose poll numbers show him to be Israel's most popular politician, looked out over Jerusalem's holy sites Tuesday and declared the city must forever remain united under Israeli control."

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My Way News - Caribbean Urged to Face Warming Risks
AP reports: "The Caribbean tourism industry, the lifeblood for many island economies, needs to brace itself for stronger hurricanes, more frequent droughts and rising sea levels resulting from global warming, scientists said Monday."

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My Way News - Raging Calif. Wildfires Force 1M to Flee
AP reports: "Faced with unrelenting winds whipping wildfires into a frenzy across Southern California, firefighters conceded defeat on many fronts Tuesday to an unstoppable force that has chased an estimated 1 million people away."

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Monday, October 22, 2007

My Way News - Mideast Agreement Must Pass Israeli Vote
AP reports: "Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has pledged to seek parliamentary approval for any significant agreement with the Palestinians, including the joint declaration of principles he is trying to reach ahead of a U.S.-sponsored Mideast conference later this year, according to a letter released Monday."

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My Way News - Turkey Sends More Troops to Iraq Border
AP reports: "Dozens of Turkish military vehicles streamed toward the Iraqi border with heavy artillery and ammunition Monday after Kurdish guerrillas killed a dozen soldiers and claimed to have captured eight in an intensifying crisis threatening to spill into Iraq. [...] Egypt and Jordan cautioned Turkey on Monday against launching an offensive into Iraq, a reflection of Arab countries' fears of widening the Iraq conflict."

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My Way News - Hu Stronger As China Communists Regroup
AP reports: "In his characteristically low-key fashion, President Hu Jintao has put his stamp on China's direction, sidelined key rivals, taken over as head of the military and emerged as pre-eminent leader after months of infighting."

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My Way News - Bin Laden Asks Iraq Insurgents to Unite
AP reports: "Osama bin Laden called for Iraqi insurgents to unite and avoid divisive 'extremism,' speaking in an audiotape aired Monday and apparently intended to win over Sunnis opposed to al-Qaida's branch in Iraq."

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My Way News - Disagreements in Hamas Camps Laid Bare
AP reports: "Four months after the Hamas takeover of Gaza, the usually hidden arguments between the group's rival camps were unexpectedly laid bare, when a well-known pragmatist said seizing control by force was a mistake and had caused great hardship."

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My Way News - Heavy Rains Flood Parts of New Orleans
AP reports: "Heavy rains lashed the flood-prone city Monday, inundating areas that had only recently recovered from Hurricane Katrina and leading the Army Corps of Engineers to close a gate on a suburban canal where the waters threatened to top the walls."

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My Way News - Raging Calif. Fires Burn Scores of Homes
AP reports: "Wildfires blown by fierce desert winds Monday reduced hundreds of Southern California homes to ashes, forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee and laid a hellish, spidery pattern of luminous orange over the drought-stricken region."

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My Way News - Vaccine Plan for Flu Pandemic Drafted
AP reports: "Pregnant women, babies and toddlers would join doctors, emergency workers and soldiers at the head of the line for scarce vaccine if a super-strain of flu triggers the next pandemic, says a draft government plan to be released Tuesday."

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My Way News - Cheney: US Will Not Let Iran Go Nuclear
AP reports: "If Iran continues on its current course, Cheney said the U.S. and other nations are 'prepared to impose serious consequences.' The vice president made no specific reference to military action. "We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon," he said."

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Report: Putin invites Ahmadinejad to Moscow for talks - Haaretz
Israel News reporrts: "Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Moscow for talks, the Russian news agency Interfax reported. The invitation followed a meeting between Putin and Ahmadinejad, who is fighting calls from Western powers to stop nuclear work that Washington says is aimed at building atomic bombs. Tehran says its intentions are peaceful. "

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Friday, October 19, 2007

My Way News - Lawmakers Oppose Olmert on Jerusalem
AP reports: "A majority of Israeli lawmakers have signed a petition against any attempt by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to transfer parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians, a parliamentarian said Friday. [...] The Palestinians demand the return of all of east Jerusalem, which Israel captured in 1967, including control over a disputed holy site in the walled Old City."

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My Way News - 10 Men Contract Staph Infections in NY
AP reports: "Nine athletes and a coach at Iona College contracted an antibiotic-resistant staph infection, which has spread through schools nationwide, health officials said Friday."

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Israel Warns World War III May be Biblical War of Gog and Magog - Israel News - Arutz Sheva
IsraelNN reports: "US President George W. Bush said a nuclear Iran would mean World War III. Israeli newscasts featured Gog & Magog maps of the likely alignment of nations in that potential conflict."

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My Way News - Bush Steps Up Mideast Peace Push

AP reports: "President Bush is sending his national security adviser to the Middle East next week and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will make a return visit soon afterward to keep up pressure on Israeli and the Palestinians to start peace negotiations."

My Way News - Palestinians: No Crisis in Israel Talks
AP reports: "The Palestinians want to come to the meeting with a detailed joint statement on what peace talks are to produce, complete with timetable for the establishment of a Palestinian state. Israel, seeking greater flexibility, wants a broad statement low on specific commitments."

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My Way News - Canadian Pedophile Suspect Arrested
AP reports: "A Canadian schoolteacher who has become the world's most wanted suspected pedophile was arrested by police Friday in northeastern Thailand, officials said."

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My Way News - Blasts Near Bhutto Kill 126 in Pakistan
AP reports: "A suicide bombing in a crowd welcoming former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto killed up to 126 people Thursday night, shattering her celebratory procession through Pakistan's biggest city after eight years in exile."

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My Way News - UN Taking Action for Syria Error
AP reports: "Syria denied that one of its representatives told the U.N. General Assembly's disarmament committee on Tuesday that Israel had attacked a Syrian nuclear facility. It said the representative was misquoted, demanded a correction, and insisted that 'such facilities do not exist in Syria.'"

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My Way News - Olmert to Discuss Iran With Putin
AP reports: "Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert made a surprise trip to Moscow on Thursday to discuss Iran's nuclear program with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who just returned from talks with Iranian leaders in Tehran."

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Chinese activist beaten amid crackdown - Yahoo! News
AP reports: "A housing activist and member of Beijing's underground Christian church was beaten again Wednesday while under house arrest, his wife said, amid a police crackdown on dissent during a politically sensitive Communist Party congress."

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My Way News - Rice Sees 'Moment of Opportunity'
AP reports: "Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday that Israelis and Palestinians are facing a 'moment of opportunity' to forge peace, but new tensions erupted when the Palestinian leader accused Israel of hampering preparations for a U.S. hosted Mideast conference."

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My Way News - Egypt Protests EU Nuclear Vote
AP reports: "Egypt has sent a high-level protest to dozens of European nations expressing 'astonishment and regret' at their refusal to endorse Cairo's call for a Middle East nuclear free zone at a conference last month."

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My Way News - Putin Strives for Balancing Act on Iran
AP reports: "Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to assuage both Iran and the West during his trip to Tehran, a delicate balancing act reflecting his reach for global clout and desire to preserve warm ties with a Middle Eastern ally without angering Washington."

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My Way News - Turkey Lawmakers OK Possible Iraq Attack
AP reports: "Parliament authorized the government Wednesday to send troops into northern Iraq to root out Kurdish rebels who've been conducting raids into Turkey. The vote removed the last legal obstacle to an offensive, but there was no sign of imminent action as the United States urged restraint."

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My Way News - Staph Fatalities May Exceed AIDS Deaths
AP reports: "More than 90,000 Americans get potentially deadly infections each year from a drug-resistant staph 'superbug,' the government reported in its first overall estimate of invasive disease caused by the germ."

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My Way News - Report: Kids Overlooked in Flu Pandemic
AP reports: "Children would likely be both prime spreaders and targets of a flu pandemic, but they're being overlooked in the nation's preparations for the next super-flu, pediatricians and public health advocates reported Wednesday."

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My Way News - Teen Who Contracted Staph Infection Dies
AP reports: "A high school student who was hospitalized for more than a week with an antibiotic-resistant staph infection has died. After a student protest, officials shut down 21 schools for cleaning to keep the illness from spreading."

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My Way News - Putin Warns Against Attacks on Iran
AP reports: "Vladimir Putin issued a veiled warning Tuesday against any attack on Iran as he began the first visit by a Kremlin leader to Tehran in six decades - a mission reflecting Russian-Iranian efforts to curb U.S. influence."

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Monday, October 15, 2007

My Way News - Putin Arrives in Iran for Historic Visit

AP reports: "Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for a historic visit to hold talks on Iran's nuclear program and attend a Caspian sea summit."

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My Way News - Rice: Now Is Time for Palestinian State
AP reports: "Saying the time is now for a Palestinian state, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday prodded Israel and the Palestinians to agree at a U.S.-sponsored conference this fall on how and when to start formal peace talks."

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My Way News - Turkey Takes Step Toward Iraq Operation
AP reports: "Turkey moved closer to opening a new front in the Iraq war Monday, with the government asking parliament to approve a cross-border offensive against Kurdish rebels. Still, its leaders were reluctant to stage an incursion that could hurt Turkey's standing with Washington."

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My Way News - Man Accused of Raping Toddler Arrested
AP reports: "Police said late Monday they had arrested Chester 'Chet' Arthur Stiles, the man accused of videotaping himself while raping a 3-year-old girl."

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Palestinians Want Western Wall as Part of Any Settlement - The New York Sun

The New York Sun reports: "As an American-hosted Middle East summit approaches, Palestinian Arabs are hardening their positions: An aide to the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, said yesterday that the Palestinians will demand sole Arab control over Judaism's holiest site in Jerusalem, the Western Wall."

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My Way News - Hamas Warns Abbas Peace Talks a 'Trap'
AP reports: "Ismail Haniyeh, who was deposed as Palestinian prime minister after Hamas violently seized Gaza in June, urged President Mahmoud Abbas to mend his rift with the Islamic militant group and criticized him for planning to attend the peace conference next month."

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My Way News - Turkey Says It's Ready for Iraq Campaign
AP reports: "With Turkish-U.S. relations strained, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that Turkey would not be deterred by the diplomatic consequences if it decides to stage a cross-border offensive into Iraq against Kurdish rebels."

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My Way News - 310 Nabbed in Child Porn Sweep in France
AP reports: "Nearly half the 310 people detained recently in France on suspicion of spreading child pornography over the Internet have admitted to downloading images of naked children, police said Friday."

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My Way News - Myanmar Rejects UN Call for Negotiations
AP reports: "Myanmar's military junta has said 10 people were killed and nearly 2,100 arrested in last month's demonstrations, with 700 later released. Diplomats and dissidents say the death toll is likely much higher and up to 6,000 people were seized, including thousands of monks who led the rallies."

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My Way News - US-Russia Missile Defense Talks Fail
AP reports: "In combative comments that took the U.S. side aback during a photo session, Putin criticized Bush's pet project and threatened to pull out of a Cold War-era treaty that limits intermediate-range missiles."

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

My Way News - Accord Needed Before Mideast Conference

AP reports: "President Bush should not convene his planned Mideast peace conference next month if Israel and the Palestinians have not achieved an agreement in advance, a Palestinian negotiator said Thursday."

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My Way News - Syria Unlikely to Join Peace Conference
AP reports: "Syrian President Bashar Assad all but ruled out his country's participation in a U.S.-sponsored international peace conference on the Middle East, suggesting in an interview published Thursday that the meeting has no chance for success."

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My Way News - Turkey Threatens Repercussions for U.S.

AP reports: "Turkey, which is a key supply route to U.S. troops in Iraq, recalled its ambassador to Washington on Thursday and warned of serious repercussions if Congress labels the killing of Armenians by Turks a century ago as genocide."

Comment: I think this could well be the start of the process in which Turkey becomes estranged from the West and falls into the orbit of the Gog Alliance. Having been snubbed by the EU over the membership issues, Turkey now feels slighted by the U.S., and may well be reevaluating these key strategic relationships. The real question: how will the Turkish relationship with Israel change?

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My Way News - Turkey Escalates Action Near Iraq Border
AP reports: "Turkish warplanes and helicopter gunships attacked suspected positions of Kurdish rebels near Iraq on Wednesday, a possible prelude to a cross-border operation that would likely raise tensions with Washington."

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WorldNetDaily: Baptist publicly tortured for 'spreading Christianity'
WND reports: "The manager of a Christian bookstore in the Gaza Strip who was found dead last weekend was first publicly beaten and tortured by Islamic gunmen accusing him of spreading Christianity, according to witnesses and Palestinian security officials speaking to WND."

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

My Way News - China Closes Christian-Linked Businesses
AP reports: "China has closed two businesses whose owners allegedly sought Christian converts in a traditionally Muslim region and also revoked the visa of an American citizen for illegal proselytizing, a rights group said Wednesday."

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My Way News - Palestinians Open to Possible Land Swap
AP reports: "The Palestinians are ready to yield parts of the West Bank to Israel if compensated with an equal amount of Israeli territory, the lead Palestinian negotiator told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday."

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My Way News - 4 Hurt, Gunman Killed in Ohio School
AP reports: "A 14-year-old suspended student opened fire in his downtown high school Wednesday, wounding four people as terrified schoolmates hid in closets and bathrooms and huddled under laboratory desks. He then killed himself."

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

My Way News - Turkey Plans for Possible Iraq Incursion
AP reports: "Turkey's ruling party decided Tuesday to seek parliamentary approval for an offensive against Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq, a move that could open a new front in the Iraq war and disrupt one of that nation's few relatively peaceful areas."

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My Way News - Google Buys Mobile Software Maker Jaiku

AP reports: "Internet search leader Google Inc. (GOOG) said Tuesday that it has bought Finnish startup Jaiku, which makes a mobile phone application people can use to send short messages about where they are and what they're doing."

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Monday, October 08, 2007

Report: Israel, PA agree Jordanian control of Temple Mount - Israel News, Ynetnews

Israel News reports: "Israel and the Palestinians have agreed that the Temple Mount as well as other parts of the Old City in Jerusalem will be under Jordanian control as part of a future peace deal, a Palestinian daily reported on Monday."

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My Way News - Israel Signals Shift on Jerusalem Split

AP reports: "Two senior Israeli politicians, including the prime minister's closest ally, talked openly Monday about dividing Jerusalem, signaling a possible shift in Israeli opinion about one of the Mideast's most contentious issues."

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Eldad: If Israel gives up Temple Mount it will lose its right to exist - Jerusalem Post
JPost reports: "'If Israel willingly gives up sovereignty of the Temple Mount to a foreign power, it will lose its moral, historical, legal and religious justification for existence,' said MK Aryeh Eldad (NU/NRP) on Sunday. "

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Friday, October 05, 2007

Yahoo! News - Iranian President launches new tirade against Israel

AFP reports: "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday launched a new tirade against Israel amid growing tensions with the West, vowing to work to abolish the Jewish state and questioning the scale of the Holocaust."

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My Way News - Hezbollah Blames Israel for Killings
AP reports: "The leader of Hezbollah accused Israel on Friday of being behind a string of killings of anti-Syria figures in Lebanon, saying the Jewish state was trying to foment strife between his Islamic militant movement and other Lebanese communities."

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My Way News - Myanmar Seeks Alleged Monk 'Ringleaders'
AP reports: "Myanmar's junta said Friday that hundreds of Buddhist monks were detained during its crackdown on pro-democracy activists and that it was hunting for four more clerics it described as ringleaders of the uprising."

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My Way News - Palestinians Flock to Jerusalem to Pray
AP reports: "Thousands of Palestinians thronged military checkpoints on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Friday, trying to reach a major Muslim shrine in the city for Ramadan prayers despite an Israeli army closure."

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My Way News - Iraq Struggles With Cholera Outbreak
AP reports: "The World Health Organization has confirmed more than 3,300 cholera cases in Iraq and at least 14 deaths from the acute and rapid dehydration it causes."

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My Way News - Victim Called Conscious During Caesarean
AP reports: "The day after a Missouri woman was killed and a baby cut from her womb, the woman accused of killing her was showing off a newborn as her own, several acquaintances testified Friday."

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

My Way News - Israelis, Palestinians Move Toward Talks

AP reports: "Palestinian leaders expect an upcoming Mideast conference to relaunch Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and set a six-month deadline for completing a deal, the Palestinian information minister said Thursday."

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My Way News - Turkish Teen Sentenced in Priest Killing
AP reports: "A Turkish teen will spend more than 10 years in prison for killing a Catholic priest as the man knelt in prayer, state-run media reported Thursday."

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My Way News - Deep Sea Vents Yield New Microbes
AP reports: "Hot vents deep in the ocean harbor thousands of previously unknown microorganisms, scientists report. By examining the DNA of microbes taken from two hydrothermal vents off the coast of Oregon, researchers identified as many as 37,000 different kinds of bacteria and 3,000 archaea, a type of microorganism distinct from bacteria, according to researchers from the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Mass. and the University of Washington."

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My Way News - Strong Quake Rattles Indonesia
AP reports: "A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck about 235 miles west of Meulaboh, a coastal town in Aceh province, said Sugiyono, an agency official."

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

My Way News - Hezbollah Regains Strength in Lebanon
AP reports: "But Hezbollah appears to be in a strong position north and south of the Litani, both politically and militarily. And the group - whose name means Party of God - says it would be ready to fight again should Israel attack."

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My Way News - EU Envoy Warns Iran on Nuclear Progress
AP reports: "The European Union's top envoy warned Iran on Wednesday that the EU wanted to see progress in international negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program or risk new sanctions by the end of the year."

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My Way News - Israelis, Palestinians Move Toward Talks
AP reports: "After a series of informal talks, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders took a first small step Wednesday toward long elusive peace talks, asking aides to draft a joint statement on the principles that will guide negotiations."

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My Way News - Swastikas, `KKK' Written on Deaf Student
AP reports: "A group of students at a Washington high school for the deaf scrawled 'KKK' and swastikas on a black student's body with a marker while holding him against his will, police said Wednesday."

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My Way News - Minn., Iowa Residents See Flaming Object
AP reports: "Residents from the Twin Cities to the southwestern corner of Minnesota and into Iowa reported seeing a flaming object shooting through the sky Wednesday, and experts said they may have been watching a meteor."

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My Way News - WHO: Cholera Outbreak in Iraq Spreads
AP reports: "The toll of people in Iraq infected with cholera has risen to 3,315, the World Health Organization said Wednesday."

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

My Way News - Israel Releases Details on Syrian Raid
AP reports: "Israel on Tuesday eased a strict news blackout on an airstrike in Syria last month, allowing the first publication of reports it struck an unspecified 'military target' deep inside Syrian territory."

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My Way News - Island Nations Warn of Warming Threat

AP reports: "Island countries from around the world warned Tuesday that despite debate over global warming and the potential for a significant increase in sea levels, there has been little concrete action to stem the climate changes that threatens their existence."

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My Way News - Putin Move Assuages Markets, Governments
AP reports: "The mere suggestion that Vladimir Putin has found a way to stay in power in Russia has assuaged markets, reassured diplomats and quieted the fears of his subordinates - many of them veterans of the KGB or other security services for whom stability is an imperative."

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My Way News - Doctors Hope to Contain Ebola Outbreak
AP reports: "With only two patients left in an isolation ward Tuesday, doctors are hopeful an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Congo may soon be contained."

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WND - Are Iran, Russia, China behind dollar's free-fall?
WorldNetDaily reports, "Diane Francis, a financial reporter for the National Post in Canada, says it plainly and boldly: "There is a Currency Cold War being waged by Russia, Iran and various allies such as Venezuela." The grand strategy being engineered by Vladimir Putin, she writes, is to force the use of euros as the international monetary standard as a transition to the Russian ruble.

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Monday, October 01, 2007

My Way News - Dengue Fever Surges in Latin America
AP reports: "Dengue fever is spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean in one of the worst outbreaks in decades, causing agonizing joint pain for hundreds of thousands of people and killing nearly 200 so far this year."

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My Way News - Syria Says Israel Hit `unused Building'
AP reports: "Syrian President Bashar Assad confirmed Monday that Israeli warplanes attacked a target inside his country last month and didn't just intrude into its air space, but he said the jets hit only an 'unused military building.'"

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My Way News - Putin: From President to Prime Minister?
AP reports: "President Vladimir Putin, in a surprise announcement, opened the door Monday to becoming Russia's prime minister and retaining power when his presidential term ends next year."

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My Way News - Earthquake Hits Western Indonesia
AP reports: "A powerful earthquake hit the western coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island Tuesday, prompting authorities to temporarily issue a tsunami alert. The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck nearly 100 miles off the coast of the town of Bengkulu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey."

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