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CNN
Zimbabwe Loyalists Prevent Mass Protests
Voice of America - 55 minutes ago
Thousands of supporters of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe have taken to the streets to prevent the opposition from staging mass demonstrations. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change had called for people across the country to turn out Friday, ...
Zimbabwe Arrests Opposition Leader as Protests Falter Reuters
Zim opposition leader arrested News24
Guardian - The Globe and Mail - MSNBC - CNN - and 269 related »



CNN
Hamas leader says Islamic militant group is breaking off truce talks
San Francisco Chronicle - 45 minutes ago
A senior Hamas official said Friday the militant group was breaking off cease-fire talks with the Palestinian prime minister, a surprise reversal that threw into doubt a key component of a Mideast peace plan.
Hamas ends talks with Abu Mazen and vows to continue fighting Israel Albawaba Middle East News
Hamas ending cease-fire talks with Palestinian PM CNN
The Globe and Mail - Forbes - Independent - Guardian - and 238 related »


   
M&A Index on the Rise
Washington Post - and 116 related »

Global Garden Grows Greener
Science Daily - and 13 related »

Bat out of Hall? No, Sosa's lumber passes the test
Chicago Sun Times - and 1455 related »

Review: '2 Fast' pure high-test formula
CNN - and 82 related »

Hope grows over SARS - but we're taking no chances
Sydney Morning Herald - and 442 related »

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Sky News
Freedom road delayed and a people betrayed
Sydney Morning Herald - 20 minutes ago
The day before she was arrested and disappeared from public view, Aung San Suu Kyi spoke to a big rally of her supporters in the city of Monywa, about 140 kilometres north-west of Mandalay. She recalled a celebrated visit to the area by her father, ...
An accidental activist Manila Times
UN Envoy Seeks Suu Kyi's Release Guardian
Sky News - Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (English Version) - Swissinfo - Asia Times Online - and 435 related »



CNN
UN nuclear experts back in Iraq
CNN - 35 minutes ago
International Atomic Energy Agency specialists arrived Friday in Baghdad for inspections of the Tuwaitha nuclear facility, which was looted after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime.
UN Nuclear Agency to Assess Looted Iraqi Plant icNorthern Ireland
Health crisis looms over looted Iraqi nuclear plant Independent
CNN Europe - Deutsche Welle - Atlanta Journal Constitution - IranMania News - and 407 related »



BBC
Row over Iraq's weapons grows
BBC - 4 hours ago
The man in charge of finding Iraq's weapons of mass destruction has criticised the US and UK governments.
Blix Questions Credibility Of US-British Inspectors Islam Online
Blix: 'No surprise' if WMD found CNN International
Deutsche Welle - News24 - United Press International - Ireland Online - and 328 related »


     
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Newsweek
After weeks of tensions, move rocks Manhattan newsroom
Boston Globe - 4 hours ago
mployees at the New York Times expressed a range of emotions yesterday - from sadness to shock to relief - over the resignations of executive editor Howell Raines and managing editor Gerald M. Boyd following more than a month of turmoil in the Times ...
Readers respond to resignations at the Times White Plains Journal News
Local readers still loyal to NY Times Monterey County Herald
USA Today - Atlanta Journal Constitution - Forbes - The Birmingham News - and 786 related »



The Olympian
No Excuses From Ashcroft
Newsday - 4 hours ago
Washington - In a rare appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General John Ashcroft yesterday deflected his congressional critics and shrugged off an internal report critical of the treatment of detainees in the Sept. 11 ...
Ashcroft Calls For Expanding Death Penalty To Terrorists GOPUSA
Ashcroft Takes Questions on Patriot Act FOX News
Oregonian - The Olympian - Washington Post - New York Times - and 458 related »



CNN Europe
Iraqi gov't can't be rushed: US
Edmonton Sun - 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said yesterday the transition to a democratic government in Iraq can't be rushed - and cited the rise of German dictator Adolf Hitler as an example of what could go wrong.
US intelligence on Iraqi weapons was good - Rumsfeld SpaceDaily
Rumsfeld compares search for Iraq's weapons to hunt for Saddam WKBN
Voice of America - San Francisco Chronicle - CNN Europe - KVIA - and 207 related »



 Business »

M&A Index on the Rise
Washington Post - 10 minutes ago
_____ About Filter _____ Filter looks at the day's top technology news through snapshots and analysis of what the world's media outlets are covering. Washingtonpost.com's new Mon.-Fri. feature is penned by technology reporter Cynthia L. Webb. If a ...
Oracle sees PeopleSoft deal closing in July Reuters
US Stocks Rise on Oracle's Offer for PeopleSoft; Intel Gains Bloomberg
Ottawa Business Journal - InfoWorld - Forbes - Financial Times - and 116 related »



USA Today
Martha's Vow: My Crime Is My Innocence
Forbes - 55 minutes ago
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart's defense, a blend of legal technicality and mass appeal, has been revealed in a media campaign and in statements by her lawyers. It's as delicate as an apple blossom in the summer rain.
Martha Stewart not cowed by prospect of jail Guardian
ImClone to take $30m charge for unpaid tax Financial Times
San Francisco Chronicle - Montreal Gazette - National Post - USA Today - and 1843 related »



Business Standard
FOREX-Dollar fall halted as market awaits data
Reuters - 4 hours ago
LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) - The dollar paused for breath on Friday after a whirlwind loss of 2 1/2 cents against the euro in the previous session, but remained prone to losses ahead of US jobs data due later in the day.
Euro nations see interest rate cut Cincinnati Enquirer
European Rate Cut Helps Motley Fool
News24 - Independent Online - Guardian - United Press International - and 402 related »


     
 Sci/Tech »


National Geographic
Global Garden Grows Greener
Science Daily - 3 hours ago
A NASA-Department of Energy jointly funded study concludes the Earth has been greening over the past 20 years. As climate changed, plants found it easier to grow.
World's vegetation is cleaning more carbon from skies Christian Science Monitor
Grass is greener with global warming, study says The Globe and Mail
Arizona Republic - National Geographic - CNN - The Missoulian - and 13 related »



BBC
Copyright controls 'out of tune'
BBC - 4 hours ago
Copyright holders like record labels have too much power over what people do with songs, argues technology analyst Bill Thompson.
Verizon forced to reveal names Geek.com
Close loophole in copyright law Atlanta Journal Constitution
International Herald Tribune - PC World - InfoWorld - CNET News.com - and 129 related »



VNUNet
Unix copyright IS ours, says SCO
VNUNet - 30 minutes ago
SCO has hit back at its critics, insisting that it - not Novell - owns the copyright to Unix. The move is the latest in the skirmish begun by SCO with its threat to start an intellectual property war over Linux. The company ...
Amended contract gives SCO Unix rights CNET News.com
First Analyst Impressed By SCO's ' Proof ' Information Week
The Globe and Mail - InternetNews.com - InfoWorld - Salt Lake Tribune - and 51 related »



 Sports »


CNN
Bat out of Hall? No, Sosa's lumber passes the test
Chicago Sun Times - 5 hours ago
All five milestone bats that Sosa has submitted to that sentimental depository were found Thursday to be free of cork, illegal substances and damaged memories. That includes the pair on loan from the Hall that Chicagoans can see at the Field Museum's ...
Baseball's Greatest Hits New York Times
Sosa Awaits Penalty; Other Bats Are Legal Washington Post
CNN - San Francisco Chronicle - Chicago Daily Herald - United Press International - and 1455 related »



USA Today
Coach must allow Mutombo to help
San Jose Mercury News - 30 minutes ago
SAN ANTONIO - The coaching and scouting staffs had gone long into the night, Wednesday bleeding into Thursday, and the consensus was clear: The New Jersey Nets have to play Dikembe Mutombo or risk getting run right out of the NBA ...
Scott gets grilled on decisions NorthJersey.com
Parker wary after Kidd's play in opener USA Today
Austin American Statesman - CNN/SI - Sacramento Bee - Boston Globe - and 1210 related »



CNN/SI
Net strikes chord for Nadia
Sydney Morning Herald - 30 minutes ago
Paris: After Belgium's Kim Clijsters beat Nadia Petrova 7-5, 6-1 to gain a spot in the final against compatriot Justine Henin-Hardenne, the 20-year-old Russian said she would leave Paris with a lingering memory of one shot in particular.
Belgians unite behind Kim and Justine Mid-Day Mumbai
Serena Williams fell to 4-3 lifetime against Justine Henin-Hardenne. AP CNN/SI
Reuters - BBC - News24 - New York Times - and 968 related »


     
 Entertainment »


CNN
Review: '2 Fast' pure high-test formula
CNN - 25 minutes ago
(CNN) -- "The Fast and The Furious" made $144 million in domestic box office, so a sequel to the 2001 hit was practically mandated by law. The follow-up, "2 Fast 2 Furious," is just exactly what you'd expect. Yes, it's fast, and yes, it's ...
Walker, Tyrese Team Up for Car Racing Sequel 2Fast 2Furious Voice of America
Not so hot wheels Wichita Eagle
Cleveland Plain Dealer - KSBW-TV - Orange County Register - Arkansas Democrat Gazette - and 82 related »



Launch Yahoo
Santana asks fans to spread 'spiritual virus'
The Globe and Mail - 7 hours ago
Beverly Hills, Calif. Carlos Santana, whose upcoming US concert tour will raise funds to fight AIDS in Africa, has invited fans to join him in "spreading a spiritual virus." ...
Santana R24m blow against Aids News24
Santana tour will aid Africa Los Angeles Daily News
Reuters - ABC Online - KABC - RTE Interactive - and 37 related »



MTV
Ruben Plots His Next Move
Rolling Stone - 14 hours ago
Seventy thousand auditions, thirty-two finalists, eighteen weeks and 24 million votes later, Ruben Studdard, the twenty-five-year-old, 350-pound soulman from Birmingham, Alabama, has been christened an American Idol. In a close race that has prompted ...
'Idol' Heroes Ruben And Clay About To Do Battle Again MTV
' American Idol ' Runner - Up Clay Aiken Signs With RCA Launch Yahoo
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 Health »


ABC News
Hope grows over SARS - but we're taking no chances
Sydney Morning Herald - 20 minutes ago
Australian health authorities have no plans to downgrade precautions against SARS, despite the World Health Organisation's announcement that the deadly outbreak is virtually contained.
SIA, hotels announce special packages Times of India
WHO declares SARS plague 'over its peak' Orange County Register
Yahoo News - WPMI - Baltimore Sun - New York Times - and 442 related »



CBS News
Lilly to double production of cheap TB drugs
Forbes - 5 Jun 2003
GENEVA, June 5 (Reuters) - US drugmaker Eli Lilly (nyse: LLY - news - people) said on Thursday it would double output of tuberculosis treatments and sell them at a fraction of cost to help the UN prevent drug-resistant TB from becoming a ...
2 older Lilly drugs now key to global TB fight Indianapolis Star
Health agencies, drug company team to fight tuberculosis USA Today
Voice of America - CBS News - Financial Express - WTHR - and 16 related »



Scientific American
Direction of Another's Gaze Affects How Brain Perceives Emotion
Scientific American - 10 hours ago
Eye contact is a paragon of polite conversation. Now the results of a new study suggest that it also plays an important role in how the brain perceives fear and anger. Findings published today in the journal Science indicate that the part of the brain ...
Brain scans spot shifty looks BBC
You Lookin' at Me? Atlanta Journal Constitution
EurekAlert - and 6 related »


     
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Financial Times
In Qatar, A Blend Of Pride, Prudence
Washington Post - 11 hours ago
CAMP AL-SAYLIYAH, Qatar, June 5 -- President Bush pledged today to "reveal the truth" about deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, then rode Air Force One into Iraqi airspace en route home from a week-long trip ...
Triumphant flight over Iraq caps peace trip Charlotte Observer
Bush praises GIs for Iraqi victory Washington Times
GoMemphis.com - New York Times - Financial Times - The Times (UK) - and 34 related »



Christian Science Monitor
Liberian Troops, Rebels Clash Near Monrovia
Voice of America - 5 minutes ago
Battles between government and rebel forces on the western outskirts of Monrovia have sent thousands of people fleeing to the center of the capital.
Liberia, Rebels Wage Intense Battle Times Daily
Liberians Flee to Tense Capital as Rebels Near Reuters
MSNBC - Calgary Sun - Washington Post - Christian Science Monitor - and 346 related »



Sun Network
US Urges Tamil Tiger Rebels Not to Boycott Tokyo Donors Meeting
Voice of America - 25 minutes ago
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is in Japan for an international donor's meeting to help rebuild Sri Lanka. US officials are urging the Tamil Tiger rebels not to boycott the Tokyo conference.
International support crucial to Sri Lankan peace process, says Ranil Wickremesinghe Sun Network
Talks will resume soon: Ranil The Hindu
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