Pope urges Muslims to fight spread of terror
Associated Press - 08/09/2005

GERMANY - Pope Benedict XVI decried the "cruel fanaticism" of terrorism Saturday and urged Muslims to join Christians in trying to combat its spread.

EU and China reach textile deal
BBC NEWS - 05/09/2005

EUROPE - The EU and China have signed a deal to end the strife over textile quotas that has left more than 75 million Chinese garments piled up in European ports

World pledges aid to US
AP - 04/09/2005

USA - Nations around the world are offering aid to the crisis-hit United States, with donations coming from old friends like Britain and old foes like Cuba alike.

Criticism of Bush mounts as more than 10,000 feared dead
The Guardian - 03/09/2005

NEW ORLEANS, USA - Governor threatens looters with shoot-to-kill. Relief convoys arrive after four days.

US needs world's help, Annan says
ABC News - 02/09/2005

USA - United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan has urged the world community to offer assistance to the United States after Hurricane Katrina which he says has caused a "huge disaster".

One year later, Beslan's school tragedy still haunts
Washington Post - 02/09/2005

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Siege that ended with 331 dead leaves sorrow.

Showdown Looms as Crucial Nuclear Report on Iran Due
CNSNews.com - 02/09/2005

IRAN - Iran's decision to resume sensitive uranium work in violation of an agreement it negotiated with three EU nations last November.

Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans!
Reuters - 31/08/2005

USA - Two days after Katrina, life in coastal Mississippi remained brutally primitive. There was no power, little to eat or drink and no sign of a quick recovery. Even the little things proved all but impossible.

Somalia's violence 'catastrophic'
BBC News - 22/08/2005

SOMALIA - The lives of Somalis continue to be blighted by a "catastrophic" level of daily violence and "brutality", says a report by a medical charity.

Asia braces for $70 a barrel
AFP - 21/08/2005

ASIA - Oil prices surged to an all-time high of 67.10 dollars a barrel on August 12, and while they have since pulled back to around 64 dollars, analysts said prices remain volatile due to strong demand and tight supplies.

Rapturous German welcome for Pope
BBC NEWS - 18/08/2005

GERMANY - His visit to the Cologne synagogue, rebuilt after World War II, will mark only the second time in history that a head of the Catholic Church has entered a Jewish place of worship.

Portuguese forest fires
AP - 10/08/2005

PORTUGAL - Police think they may have been started deliberately and they have arrested more than 70 people.

Pope Calls On Europe To "Revive Its Roots"

ITALY - Speaking before yesterday’s Angelus prayer to a group if some 8,000 pilgrims in Les Combes, in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta, where he is vacationing, the Holy Father recalled Europe’s deeply Christian roots and challenged the continent to return to them.

Pope Benedict noted today’s feast of the Apostle James, ‘whose relics are venerated in the famous shrine of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the destination of countless pilgrims from all over Europe.’ He also recalled Friday‘s feast day of St Bridget of Sweden, patroness of Europe, and the July 11th feast of St Benedict, who he called ‘another great patron of the ‘old continent.’

‘Contemplating these saints,’ he said, ‘it is natural to pause and reflect on the contribution that Christianity has made, and continues to make, to the building of Europe.’

Benedict then turned to the pilgrimage made by ‘Servant of God John Paul II in 1982 to Santiago de Compostela, where he performed a solemn “European act” during which he pronounced these memorable words: ‘I, bishop of Rome and pastor of the Universal Church, from Santiago, address to you, old Europe, a cry full of love: Return to yourself! Be yourself! Discover your origins. Revive your roots. Experience again those authentic values that made your history glorious and your presence in other continents beneficial.’

Emily becomes a hurricane
The Weekend Australian - 14/07/2005

USA - Engineers are scrambling to right the largest semi-submersible oil platform in the world, the $US1 billion ($1.34 billion) Thunder Horse in the Gulf of Mexico, which is tilting precariously following the passing of Hurricane Dennis, before another storm arrives.

1 million ordered to evacuate as hurricane approaches
ABC News - 10/07/2005

USA - Hurricane Dennis heads for the US Gulf coast.

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