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03/16/2006

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Updated : Sun, 21 May 2006 21:01:11 GMT

Cricket: WI claim one-run win
West Indies beat India by one run to level their one-day series 1-1.
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 May 2006 23:11:40 GMT

Baseball: Bonds ties with Ruth
Baseball star Barry Bonds draws level with Babe Ruth in second place on the all-time home run list.
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 May 2006 21:06:50 GMT

Five dead in US church shooting
A gunman opens fire at a church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, killing five people, reports from the US say.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 19:35:38 GMT

US shares flat after tricky week
Wall Street's markets turn the corner at the end of a rough week which saw heavy falls.
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 May 2006 20:06:41 GMT

Shaky calm in shocked Sao Paulo
Calm returns to Sao Paulo state in Brazil after a week of clashes between gangs and police that has left 170 dead.
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 May 2006 01:01:33 GMT

CIA nominee backs wiretapping
President Bush's choice for CIA chief defends a controversial eavesdropping programme.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 May 2006 20:09:15 GMT

Vets feature in US army game
The US Army is putting soldiers who fought in Iraq into its game in a bid to put a human face on its operations.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 May 2006 07:57:58 GMT

Shuttle moved to launch pad
Nasa moves space shuttle Discovery to its launch pad as part of preparations for a lift off scheduled for July.
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 May 2006 08:26:36 GMT

NYSE and Euronext 'set to merge'
The New York Stock Exchange and pan-Europe bourse Euronext are to unveil merger plans, reports say.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 13:58:48 GMT

Sao Paulo residents under siege
The BBC News website speaks to Sao Paulo residents about their reaction to the violence sweeping the Brazilian state.
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 May 2006 20:47:40 GMT

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Updated : Sun, 21 May 2006 17:05:00 EDT

'Da Vinci Code' Pulls in $224 Million Worldwide
With a strong showing in global markets, "The Da Vinci Code" posted the second highest grossing opening weekend of any film, according to Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Author : ERIC PFANNER International Herald Tribune
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 00:00:00 EDT

Palestinian Leader Meets With Israeli Foreign Minister
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Israeli foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, met today in Egypt in the highest-level contacts between the two sides since the radical Islamic faction Hamas won the Palestinian elections.
Author : GREG MYRE
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 00:00:00 EDT

F.B.I. Searches Official's Office in Ethics Inquiry
Agents raided the Congressional offices of Representative William J. Jefferson, Democrat of Louisiana, as part of a corruption investigation.
Author : PHILIP SHENON
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 00:00:00 EDT

At Unforgiving Arizona-Mexico Border, Tide of Desperation Is Overwhelming
Arizona is the top gateway, and the deadliest, for illegal immigrants, accounting for a third of those captured and half of those who died.
Author : GINGER THOMPSON
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 00:00:00 EDT

Voters Re-elect Nagin as Mayor of New Orleans
C. Ray Nagin fended off a strong challenge from Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu in a contest to decide who would lead the city's rebuilding.
Author : ADAM NOSSITER
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 00:00:00 EDT

5 Dead After Louisiana Church Shooting
A man opened fire Sunday morning at a church, fatally wounding four people before abducting his wife, whom he later shot to death at another location, authorities said.
Author : THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 01:21:00 EDT

Barbaro Undergoes Surgery After Injury at Preakness
Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner who sustained a catastrophic ankle break during the Preakness Stakes, was in surgery today undergoing a complicated procedure that veterinarians were not overly optimistic about.
Author : JOE DRAPE
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 00:00:00 EDT

On Violent Day, Iraq's New Leader Promises Security
The deaths of at least 18 people in a new round of bombings and shootings in Baghdad served as a marker of the uphill struggle that the new government faces to pull Iraq back from the brink of civil war.
Author : JOHN F. BURNS
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 00:00:00 EDT

Law and Disorder: Misjudgments Marred U.S. Plans for Iraqi Police
The Iraqi police are a battered and dysfunctional force that has helped bring the country to the brink of civil war.
Author : MICHAEL MOSS and DAVID ROHDE
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 00:00:00 EDT

In House Races, More G.O.P. Seats Look Vulnerable
Over the past week, a handful of once-safe Republican Congressional seats have come into play.
Author : ADAM NAGOURNEY
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 00:00:00 EDT

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Updated : Sun, 21 May 2006 01:05:01 EDT

'Theft: A Love Story,' by Peter Carey: The Kangaroo's Mouth
The Australian protagonist of Peter Carey's ninth novel is a wild-man artist.
Author : Review by PAUL GRAY
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 00:00:00 EDT

Essay: Promotional Intelligence
In a market dominated by the big chain stores, if a novel doesn't sell well in its first two weeks, its chances of gaining longer-term momentum are slim.
Author : RACHEL DONADIO
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 00:00:00 EDT

Essay: In Search of the Best
The results of the Book Review's survey provide a rich, if partial and unscientific, picture of the state of American literature.
Author : A. O. SCOTT
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 06:12:00 EDT

What Is the Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years?
The Book Review asked writers, critics and editors. Their answers may surprise you.
Author : THE NEW YORK TIMES
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 01:01:00 EDT

'The Eagle's Throne,' by Carlos Fuentes: The Political Is Ultra Personal
In Carlos Fuentes's near-future farce, everybody wants to be the next president.
Author : Review by TERRENCE RAFFERTY
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 00:00:00 EDT

'Digging to America,' by Anne Tyler: The Accidental Friendship
Two families are joined in an unlikely relationship in Anne Tyler's novel.
Author : Review by LIESL SCHILLINGER
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2006 00:00:00 EDT

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