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Lebanon holds key cabinet meeting
25 Nov 2006 source: bbc.co.uk

Lebanon's cabinet is holding a meeting expected to approve a UN plan for a tribunal to try suspects in the murder of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. The pro-Western prime minister, Fouad Siniora, had offered to postpone the meeting if six pro-Syrian ministers who resigned two weeks ago would return. But the cabinet is sitting without the six after negotiations broke down. The emergency session comes less than a week after industry minister Pierre Gemayel was shot dead in Beirut. Saturday ...

Hong Kong film wins at Taipei awards
25 Nov 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Hong Kong movie took top honours on Saturday at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards, the most coveted Chinese-language film prize in Chinese cinema. Hong Kong's Peter Chen won the best director award with his film "Perhaps Love", a musical, which had 12 nominations. Taiwan's own film industry has suffered in recent years at the awards ceremony, equivalent to the "The Oscars" in C ...

Hamas predicts uprising if no peace progress
25 Nov 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Alaa Shahine and Nidal al-Mughrabi CAIRO/GAZA (Reuters) - The militant Islamist group Hamas warned Israel on Saturday of a third uprising without progress towards a Palestinian state based on borders before the Jewish state captured the West Bank and Gaza in a 1967 war. Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal issued the warning at a news conference in Cairo, telling the United States and Europe they had si ...

Gerrard back on target in Liverpool win
25 Nov 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

LONDON (Reuters) - Captain Steven Gerrard scored his first Premier League goal of the season to give Liverpool a 1-0 victory over Manchester City on Saturday. Gerrard broke forward after 68 minutes to beat City keeper Nicky Weaver with a fierce shot from 20 metres and clinch eighth-placed Liverpool's sixth home league win of the season, although they are yet to win away. Aston Villa moved above  ...

Football: Liverpool -0 Man City
25 Nov 2006 source: bbc.co.uk

Steven Gerrard came to Liverpool's rescue as their captain's first league goal of the season guided them to a narrow win over a Manchester City. Gerrard crashed a swerving shot past Nicky Weaver after Dutchman Dirk Kuyt intercepted Joey Barton's poor pass. Before the goal City had frustrated Liverpool and might have taken the lead themselves had Bernardo Corradi taken a a couple of reasonable chances. Georgios Samaras also went close with a clever shot in the last 10 minutes.  ...

Cricket: England face defeat
25 Nov 2006 source: bbc.co.uk

England face a mammoth challenge to rescue the first Ashes Test when play resumes on day four in Brisbane. Having opted not to enforce the follow-on, Australia were 181-1 overnight, holding a lead of 626. Captain Ricky Ponting (51) and Justin Langer (88) will look to bat for much of the morning before declaring. England, bowled out first time for 157, would then have to bat through five sessions on a pitch beginning to crack, with spinner Shane Warne a key factor. The touring team's bowlers  ...

England slump to South Africa
25 Nov 2006 source: bbc.co.uk

England: (14) 14 Tries: Cueto Pens: Goode 3 South Africa: (16) 25 Tries: Van der Linde Con: Pretorius Pens: Pretorius 2 Drop: Pretorius 4 Coach Andy Robinson's future looks increasingly bleak after his struggling England side slumped to their eighth defeat in nine games on Saturday. A Mark Cueto try and three Andy Goode penalties saw the world champions hold a 14-3 advantage after 30 minutes. But South Africa led 16-14 at the break after two Andre Pretorius penalties and a barrelling CJ  ...

Man is arrested over A&E murder
25 Nov 2006 source: bbc.co.uk

A 40-year-old man has been arrested by police investigating the murder of a man who was left fatally injured in a hospital casualty department. The dead man, whose identity is not known, had serious head injuries when he was carried into Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital at 1400 GMT on Monday. Hospital CCTV footage showed two men of south-east Asian appearance bringing the man into accident and emergency. Gwent Police said the man they were questioning is from the Newport area. Officers have al ...

Chinese president visits Lahore
25 Nov 2006 source: bbc.co.uk

Chinese President Hu Jintao is in the city of Lahore, known as Pakistan's cultural capital, on the last leg of a visit to the country. He has been holding talks with business leaders and visiting cultural sites. On Friday Mr Hu and the Pakistani President, Gen Pervez Musharraf, signed a number of defence and trade deals. On Saturday, the two countries issued a statement stating their determination to increase military, economic, trade and anti-terrorism co-operation. "China will continue ...

Reports: Cops kill groom leaving bachelor party
25 Nov 2006 source: cnn.com

NEW YORK (AP) -- Officers shot three people who had just left a bachelor party outside a Queens strip club early Saturday morning, leaving the groom dead on the day of his wedding, according to reports from police and witnesses. The shooting happened just after 4 a.m. near Club Kalua, said Officer Kathleen Price, a police department spokeswoman. "All I know, they was celebrating," sai ...

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