Stories for September 2006

Saturday, September 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Windsor Castle's Muslim prayer zone

The Queen is allowing a room at Windsor Castle to be used as a Muslim prayer zone.

Saturday, September 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Lula's lead in Brazil pre-election poll drops 13 percent

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva continues favored to be reelected on Sunday, but his lead over rivals fell 13 percentage points in just 10 days, according to a survey published Saturday.

Saturday, September 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Hero of Andes crash looks back 34 years

Over and over again during his 72-day ordeal in the Andes, Nando Parrado would tell himself, “I am already dead, I am already dead.” That mantra allowed him to vanquish the fear that gripped him, and perhaps also explains why, when given a miraculous second chance at life, he has lived ever since with such gusto.

Saturday, September 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil mourns air crash victims

Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has declared three days of national mourning after the crash of a passenger plane with 155 people aboard.

Friday, September 29th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News Update

Headlines:
40 years on Remembering the 1966 DC4 hijacking; Falklands at PM
Blair's last conference; FLH directors: ?we're not trying to buy land'; Further education: criteria could grow; New FIDC boss chosen; Peat Cutting public holiday.

Friday, September 29th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Chile's international air traffic increases

Air traffic in Santiago's Arturo Merino Benitez international airport increased sharply during the last eight months, as compared to the same time last year.

Friday, September 29th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Former Argentine leader indicted for 2001 bond swap

A huge Argentine bond swap that was presented at the time as a financial coup led Thursday to the indictment of former President Fernando de la Rua and his economic helmsman, Domingo Cavallo.

Friday, September 29th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Aerolineas Argentinas announces addition of 37 jetliners

Executives of former state carrier Aerolineas Argentinas announced ambitious plans Thursday to invest at least US$800 million (?629 million) to add 37 planes to its active fleet by 2009.

Friday, September 29th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Kirchner mixes Malvinas homage with politics

“The Malvinas Islands are Argentine, here and in the rest of the world”, said president Nestor Kirchner on Friday during the inauguration of an impressive monument to the Argentine Malvinas combatants in the heart of the Patagonian city of Neuquen.

Friday, September 29th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Brazilian 737 Jet Missing Over Amazon Jungle

A Brazilian jetliner with 155 people aboard was reported missing Friday over the Amazon jungle, aviation authorities said.

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