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prospect of embedding tiny chips into personal items
and merchandise has watchdog groups raising concerns
over privacy and security
Serfs Give Warm applause for teen ID scheme
UK teenagers are to receive a new national ID card "to
prevent them purchasing goods like cigarettes and alcohol
WORLD NEWS HEADLINES
Police question euthanasia widow over husband's death
A widow who accompanied her terminally ill husband to Switzerland
where a charity helped him to commit suicide is to be investigated
Call for legalisation of euthanasia
The assisted suicide of a UK resident in Switzerland has prompted
calls from campaigners for a policy change on euthanasia
euthanasia laws work worldwide
The Netherlands, Oregon, in the United States, Belgium, Colombia
and Switzerland all allow some form of euthanasia to be practised
bars Mexican ID cards
The General Services Administration has suspended recognition
of identification cards issued by the Mexican government to
its nationals in this country, pending an investigation by
the State Department, GSA and other federal agencies
The article "Mexico gives IDs to illegal aliens"
(Page 1, Tuesday) should encourage Americans to question why
Mexico is actively pushing for the acceptance of Mexican ID
cards in many states besides pushing for amnesty and government
benefits for illegal Mexican immigrants and for more guest-worker
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warns North Korea strike is possible
Pyongyang's breach of faith means all options are open to
deal with 'blackmailing' state, says envoy
Korea pressed for nuclear pledge
South Korea is continuing to pressure the North to give up
its nuclear programme during talks between the two sides in
Medical data collection raises specter of Big Brother
Opponents of a plan to collect health-care information
on Minnesotans told lawmakers Wednesday it would threaten
the patient-physician relationship and warned it could
be used for other unknown purposes.
Intrigue grows in police 'spy files'
Document indicates that cops expected help from Air
Homeland Security Department to Open Friday
The United States on Friday launches a new federal department
charged with protecting the nation, 16 months after
suicide hijackers attacked America and sparked a war
on terrorism and the biggest government revamp in 50
Act chills First Amendment freedoms
The US Department of Justice will not supply even the
most general information concerning the use of its new
surveillance powers. This attitude denies the American
people basic information they need to provide meaningful
guidance to the department.
Act targets library patrons
Local librarians are expressing concern over the recent
passage of the Patriot Act, which gives law enforcement
officials greater access to restricted information,
including records of public library patrons.
Supervisors Oppose Patriot Act
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed a
resolution opposing the Patriot Act on the grounds it
violates civil rights
and eyes rival passwords
Biometric technology which identifies people by the
shape of the face, pattern of the iris or fingerprint
is going to play a greater part in our lives. This is
the message from the US military, which has a special
team devoted to testing out the latest biometric systems.
Checks on U.S. Travelers
Connecting the dots is usually child's play. But privacy
advocates say that a government plan to apply sophisticated
computer algorithms and "fuzzy logic" to unconnected
databases to sniff out terrorists violates the privacy
of American travelers.
SCIENCE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY
bombards brains with super-magnets to edifying effect
Just by pointing his super-magnets at the right spots
on your head, Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone can make you
go momentarily mute or blind.
can clone a cat, but it's not the same
You can clone your favorite cat. But the copy will not
necessarily act or even look like the original.
who believed he would be cloned hangs himself
A 15-year-old Romanian boy is believed to have killed
himself out of curiosity - believing he would be cloned
US NEWS HEADLINES
on economy, foreign policy,
handling of war on terrorism
Cloning Are on Bush Agenda
White House senior adviser Karl Rove, outlining plans
that would have sounded improbable just three months
ago, said yesterday that bans on late-term abortions
and human cloning are high on President Bush's agenda
and should be achievable in the new Congress.
Marines Die in Texas Helicopter Crash
Four U.S. Marines died when two helicopters crashed
in south Texas while assisting in an anti-narcotics
mission, a marine spokesman said on Thursday.
How cities use eminent domain to seize property for
officers planted guns at crimes, prosecutors say
Eleven Miami police officers who saw themselves as "untouchable"
and above the law planted guns at four police shootings
and lied about it, a prosecutor charged Tuesday in opening
statements at their corruption trial.
Questioning Why Deputies Killed Her Cows
A cattle owner says Polk County sheriff's deputies senselessly
slaughtered several of her cows, who were pregnant,
after the animals escaped from their pasture and wandered
onto a county road.
action angers the public
Buffalo police brass aren't promising an end to traffic
safety checkpoints that delayed hundreds of motorists
Promises to Hold Iraqi Oil 'In Trust'
Secretary of State Colin Powell promised that a U.S.
military occupation would hold Iraq's oilfields "in
trust" for the Iraqi people.
to leave by February 15
A senior Indian official yesterday told Gulf News that
all diplomatic missions in Baghdad, including the Indian
mission, have decided they would leave Iraq by February
France, Germany are 'problems' in Iraqi conflict
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Wednesday dismissed
French and German insistence that "everything must
be done to avoid war" with Iraq, saying most European
countries stand with the United States in its campaign
to force Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to disarm.
On Terrorism Calls For Draft, Former Senator Says
In order for all segments of American society to participate
equally in fighting the war on terrorism, the United
States should reinstate the military draft and some
other types of national service, such as the Peace Corps,
a former senator said Wednesday.
of city councils seek to influence war opinions
As the United States edges closer to what seems an inevitable
war, more than 40 city councils in cities including
San Francisco, Chicago, and New Haven, Conn., are drafting
resolutions questioning the need for such a war
drives increased Florida gun purchases
Gun ownership is still alive and strong in this country.
Concealed weapons permits have routinely risen in Florida,
while total applications for firearm transfers or permits
increased 3 percent from 7.7 million in 2000 to 8 million
Students suspended for toy guns
Three Grade 11 students at a Manitoba high school are
suspended for at least six weeks after running through
school halls pretending to fire toy handguns at each