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World and US News Links – August 7, 2006

Posted by Admin on August 7, 2006

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~ MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2006 ~
WORLD NEWS:

WAR ON TERRORISM:

AFGHANISTAN:

AL QAEDA:

AUSTRALIA:

BANGLEDESH:

BRITAIN:

CHECHNYA:

FRANCE:

GERMANY:

HAMAS:

HEZBOLLAH:

INDIA:

INDONESIA:

INDONESIAN protests against the Israeli offensive in Lebanon grew at the weekend, with one of the main organisers, Muslim political agitator Suaib Didu, declaring a deadline of Tuesday for hostilities to cease “or I will no longer bear responsibilities for the jihad activities that follow”.

– Indonesian jihadis set deadline

THOUSANDS of Indonesians held street rallies today to condemn Israel’s offensive in the Middle East as hardline cleric Abu Bakar Bashir called for a “jihad” force to battle the Jewish state. (…)

Bashir Calls for Jihad Against Israel

IRAN:

IRAQ:

A suicide bomber has killed at least 10 people and wounded about 18 others at a funeral in the Iraqi city of Tikrit.

– Bombing Kills Iraqi Mourners

ISRAEL:

JORDAN:

KASHMIR:

LEBANON:

MALAYSIA:

PAKISTAN:

PALESTINE:

PHILIPPINES:

RUSSIA:

QUOTE:

Iran’s top nuclear negotiator said Sunday the Islamic Republic will continue developing relations with Russia and China, despite their supporting a UN Security Council resolution.

The five permanent UN Security Council members, including Russia and China, voted July 31 in favor of a resolution to set August 31 as a deadline for Iran to suspend all uranium enrichment activities. If Iran fails to fulfill the UN’s demands, economic and diplomatic sanctions may be imposed on the Islamic Republic.

Ali Larijani said Iran had long-term relations with Russia and China and friends could not be judged on the basis of one action only.

– Russia Remains Iran’s Ally…

SAUDI ARABIA:

SWEDEN:

SOMALIA:

SYRIA:

TURKEY:

UNITED NATIONS:

VENEZUELA:

YEMEN:

AROUND THE WORLD:

BRITAIN:

BOLIVIA:

BULGARIA:

CHINA:

CUBA:

CROATIA:

EGYPT:

ETHIOPIA:

INDIA:

INDONESIA:

IRAN:

QUOTE:

“The Russian side stressed the need to unite the efforts of all the states capable of exerting constructive influence on the parties involved in the conflict to stop fire immediately and achieve a political settlement of the Lebanese-Israeli conflict that would rule out such conflicts in the future,” the press office said.

– IRAN, RUSSIA EXCHANGE VIEWS…

IRAQ:

IRELAND:

  • BOMB ATTACK ON HOUSE ‘SECTARIAN – BBC News – London, England, UK – August 6, 2006 [Notes: 2 Petrol bombs and paint thrown at home in Lurgan, Ireland. Owner thinks it may be sectarian. A gang of up to 6 men is thought to be involved.]

JORDAN:

NIGERIA:

NORTH KOREA:

PAKISTAN:

PHILIPPINES:

QATAR:

RUSSIA:

SINGAPORE:

SRI LANKA:

THAILAND:

TURKEY:

UKRAINE:

VENEZUELA:

One of Venezuela’s best-known entertainers, Benjamín Rausseo, known as Count of Guácharo, formed a party called Piedra and plans to stand against leftist President Hugo Chávez in the Dec. 3 elections.

– Comedian is serious…

As is usual in Venezuela when emergencies arise, an army of opportunists and professional layabouts have cashed in on the act, claiming to have been made homeless.

– Venezuela’s Housing Ministry fights…

VIET NAM:

HEALTH & MEDICINE:

QUOTE:

Hong Kong Department of Health advised the public Thursday not to buy or take a Chinese herbal preparation labeled “Beijing Jiannan Zhongyi Hospital Zhongyao Pei Fang Ke Li” , as the product was found to contain Western drug ingredients that might cause serious side effects.

– A Chinese herbal preparation…

SCIENCE:

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

UNITED STATES NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

Gibbs is a white male, 65 years of age, who stands 5’9” tall and weighs approximately 215 lbs. Gibbs was convicted in Warren County, PA in August, 1987 for molesting a 12 year old boy during a sponsored church camping trip while acting as a chaperone. Gibbs served 6 months for this offense.

According to the Task Force, Gibbs could be in Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, or southeast Florida. Anyone with information can call the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4-WANTED. Reward money is available and your tips can remain anonymous.

– University Professor Hunted by U.S. Marshals

VA IDENTITY THEFT:

IMMIGRATION:

ON THE HOMEFRONT:

BUSINESS:

EDUCATION:

LEGISLATIVE & JUDICIARY:

POLITICS:

AROUND THE NATION:

ALABAMA:

He said one of the victims, a 17-year-old who was shot in the face, might be paralyzed by a bullet that lodged in his spine.

Detectives say bar patrons were leaving the K-and-C Lounge when someone began shining a red laser pointer at people in the crowd.

Drinkard said someone else pulled out a gun and began shooting.

Police were called to the scene at 3:24 a.m.- and found blood, shell casings, but no victims.

Officers later received several calls reporting shooting victims, some of whom had gone home instead of straight to the hospital.

– FIVE WOUNDED IN SHOOTING…

CALIFORNIA:

DISTRICT OF COLOMBIA (DC):

FLORIDA:

  • DISNEYWORLD RAISES TICKET PRICES – Reuters via MyWay News – The Reuters Foundation – London, England, UK – August 6, 2006
  • RED TIDE ORGANISM’S GROWTH SPURT EXPLOSIVE – The Bradenton Herald – Bradenton, Florida, US – August 5, 2006 [Notes: The organism; Karenia brevis levels “explode” over 500 times higher in one week’s time, according to tests done by Health Officials on Sarasota County beaches. A Health Advisory has been issued. Scattered fish kills have been reported on Manasota Key and Englewood Beach. County Health Department said those with respiratory problems or asthma should be aware of the health warning. Those living along the beaches should close their windows and run air-conditioning. Those with chronic respiratory problems, or asthma should stay away from areas affectd by Red Tide — also anyone who experiences eye, nose or throat irritation while at a beach should steer clear of those areas as well.]

GEORGIA:

  • CAUSE OF EXPLOSION UNKNOWN – The Telegraph – Macon, Georgia, US – August 6, 2006 [Explosion at Pyrotechnic Specialties, Inc. near Byron, GA.]

INDIANA:

ILLINOIS:

  • ILLINOIS UNVEILS PLAN TO FIGHT TREE-KILLING EMERALD ASH BORER – AP via The Belleville News Democrat – US – August 6, 2006 [Notes: The Illinois Ag Department’s Division of Natural Resources announced plan. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture ear-marked $7.6 million dollars to IL and WI to fight this invasion by the metallic green bug called the Emerald Ash Borer. It was found in Kane County, Illinois in June, and has since been found on trees in Wilmette and Evanston — suburbs of Chicago in Cook County. (Wilmetter is bordered by Lake Michigan on one side.)
  • O’HARE FAA BUILDING MAY HAVE BEEN SHOT – The Daily Herald – Arlington Heights, IL, US – August 5, 2006

QUOTE:

FBI and Chicago police officers are investigating a possible bullet hole discovered in the window of an FAA building attached to O’Hare International Airport’s radar tower

Daily Herald News

MARYLAND:

MASSACHUSETTS:

MICHIGAN:

  • CRASH MIX-UP VICTIM RETURNING TO SCHOOL – AP via The Houston Chronicle – Houston, TX – August 6, 2006 [ Wendy Cerak, 19 of Gaylord, MI who was originally believed killed in a van accident that took the life of her friend Laura VanRyn — whom she was mistaken for — will be attending college again this fall.]

OKLAHOMA:

OHIO:

OREGON:

PHILADELPHIA:

UTAH:

WASHINGTON:

WISCONSIN:

PRESS RELEASES & TRANSCRIPTS:

EDITORIALS:

We destroyed the Dahiya quarter in southern Beirut. We blew up the senior command headquarters of Hizbullah. We have made it so that most of the Lebanese are mad at the Shi’ites. We have killed 300-400 terror operatives including Nabil Kauk, Hizbullah commander for southern Lebanon, and Nur Shahob, who was in charge of smuggling in weapons from Syria.

We have just about destroyed all the long range missile launchers and reminded the Arab states that it’s not worth their while to mess with us. Our air force has again proven its superiority, the Golani Brigades are back big time. We have scared the wits out of Assad, made Nasrallah sweat and stutter and lose confidence; we gained the support of the G-8 and proved that Israel is a long way from falling apart.

There is only one thing that Hizbullah does better: they are always announcing that they have won, but we can do that too.

– We Won

NATIONAL BLOGS & MAGAZINE WATCH:

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