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U.N. commander found dead in Haiti hotel
7 Jan 2006 source: cnn.com

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The Brazilian commander of U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti was found dead on the balcony of his hotel room Saturday after shooting himself in the head, authorities said, in a blow to the 9,000-strong force and efforts to restore democracy in Haiti. U.N. officials and Haitian police swarmed the upscale Hotel Montana where Lt. Gen. Urano Teixeira da Matta Bacellar was slumped on a tile floor against the balcony, blood staining his white T-shirt. A senior U.N. official co ...

Baltimore cops charged in rape case
7 Jan 2006 source: cnn.com

BALTIMORE, Maryland (AP) -- Three city police officers have been indicted on rape charges alleging that one officer had sex with a woman at a police station in exchange for her release and that the other two conspired to let it happen, the state's attorney's office said. Officers Brian Shaffer, 31, Jemini Jones, 28, and Steven Hatley, 27, were indicted Friday on six counts, including first- and  ...

Mexican navy combs Caribbean for missing Irish girl
7 Jan 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican navy rescuers combed waters off the country's Yucatan peninsula in boats and helicopters on Saturday for an Irish girl thought to have fallen off a cruise ship, authorities said. The cruise ship, operated by Carnival Corp., was off Mexico's Islas Mujeres islands when the teenager fell overboard in the early hours of Thursday, said Mexican navy officer Genaro Escala ...

Turkey struggles with bird flu as children fall ill
7 Jan 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Umit Bektas DOGUBAYAZIT, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish officials struggled to contain an epidemic of avian influenza among flocks of poultry on Saturday, galvanised by the deaths of three children from the H5N1 virus and news that two more were infected. The World Health Organisation said on Saturday it had confirmed that two children hospitalised in Turkey were infected with the H5N1 strain, making four confirmed human cases in Turkey, the sixth country where the bird flu strain has jumped fr ...

Iran eyes atomic research
7 Jan 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Russian diplomats sought a compromise on Saturday to Tehran's disputed nuclear programme but Iran confirmed it was poised to resume atomic fuel research that will further inflame international anger. Hossein Entezami, spokesman for Iran's Supreme National Security Council, told the Fars news agency that talks with Russian diplomats in Tehran had been "satisfactory" and would co ...

Best mourners' shirts donated to SA kids
7 Jan 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

LADYSMITH, South Africa (Reuters) - Football shirts left by mourners at former Manchester United star George Best's funeral in December were donated to underprivileged school children in South Africa on Saturday. Twenty shirts were brought to South Africa by Best's sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Norman McNarry, for the children of the Mpondweni School at Spioenkop, near Ladysmith, which i ...

Liverpool win 5-3, Middlesbrough held in FA Cup
7 Jan 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Nick Mulvenney LONDON (Reuters) - Premier League Middlesbrough were taken to a replay by Nuneaton Borough after a late penalty earned the minor league club a 1-1 draw in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday. European champions Liverpool survived an extraordinary tie at second division Luton Town, fighting back from 3-1 down to win 5-3 with substitute Spaniard Xabi Alonso scoring twice, including an injury-time strike from inside his own half. Two Robert Pires goals in the opening 18 m ...

Sharon has high chance of survival, doctor says
7 Jan 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Chances are high that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will survive the stroke he suffered three days ago but the extent of damage to his brain is not yet known, doctors said on Saturday. Jose Cohen, one of the team treating the 77-year-old leader at Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital, rated his prospects of survival as "very high", Israel's Channel 2 television reported. "I am pretty optimistic about it," Cohen was quoted as saying. "We are praying ther ...

Tony Banks hit by massive stroke
7 Jan 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Labour Sports Minister Tony Banks suffered a massive stroke while on holiday in the United States and is now on the verge of death, a friend said on Saturday. "There is no real chance of him surviving," said his friend and fellow Chelsea football supporter David Mellor told Sky News. "He is to all intents and purposes brain dead, clinically dead." The 62-year-old former Labour member of parliament, who accepted a peerage when he stepped down from politics at the last  ...

Sharon's doctor says "very high" chance of survival
7 Jan 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - One of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's brain surgeons said on Saturday that there was a "very high" chance he would survive a massive brain haemorrhage that he suffered on Wednesday, Channel 2 Television reported. The station quoted Dr. Jose Cohen of Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem as saying, after being asked what Sharon's chance of survival was: "I think it is very high now. I am pretty optimistic about it. We are praying there won't be complications, like catching  ...

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