|GERMANY: 'It's necessary to criticise Islam'
BERLIN (Reuters): A DUTCH politician and self-styled Muslim dissident urged Europeans to stand firm yesterday in an international crisis over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, saying it was "necessary and urgent" to criticise Islam.
BRITAIN: Anglicans say sorry for role in slave trade
LONDON, England (Reuters): THE CHURCH of England has apologised for profiting from the "de-humanising and shame-ful" slave trade, two centuries after its members helped bring about its abolition in Britain.
Jamaican engineer missing in Red Sea accident
A Jamaican engineer who worked on the ill-fated ferry, AlSalam 98, that caught fire and sank into the Red Sea last week, is feared to be among the casualties of this disaster.
UNITED STATES: Bush details al-Qaida plot to use shoe bombs
WASHINGTON, United States (Reuters): UNITED STATES President George W. Bush yesterday disclosed new details of a thwarted al-Qaida plot to use shoe bombs to hijack a plane and fly it into a Los Angeles building, as he sought to justify his tactics...