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(Canadian Press Broadcast Wire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) 37 - (Harper-Israel)
COLOGNE, Germany. x--13s. Prime Minister Harper arrives this morning in Israel, where he will be welcomed with open arms. Israeli officials say they appreciate the firm support Harper has shown for the Jewish state since he became prime minister eight years ago. Among the reporters covering the trip is the Canadian Press's Lee-Anne Goodman, who says there's some uncertainty surrounding the 30 business people and community leaders accompanying Harper.
(``..a bit unclear.'') (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) (430a)
TAG: Tomorrow, Harper will become the first Canadian prime minister to speak to the Israeli Parliament. During his one-week trip to the Middle East, he will also stop in the West Bank and Jordan.
38 - (Canadians-Killed-Afghanistan)
GATINEAU, Quebec. x--12s. Two accountants at a Gatineau, Quebec, firm were among those who died in a suicide attack Friday at a restaurant in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul. Pierre Samson, the head of Samson and Associates, says he was told on Friday night that the two employees -- Peter McSheffrey and Martin Glazer -- were killed in the attack.
(``...with the families.'') (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) (refeed from 230p) (430a)
TAG: Samson says the two were having dinner in a Kabul restaurant when the attack occuured. Samson says it appears they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
39 - (Canadians-Killed-Afghanistan)
GATINEAU, Quebec. x--22s. Two accountants at a Gatineau, Quebec firm were among the victims of a deadly suicide attack at a restaurant in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul on Friday night. The victims were Peter McSheffrey and Martin Glazer. Their employer, Pierre Samson, says his firm has been doing auditing work for the Canadian International Development Agency in the war-torn country for years, but nothing like this has ever happened before.
(``...bad time I guess.'') (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) (refeed from 330p) (430a)
TAG: Twenty-one people were killed in all. It's the deadliest violence against foreign civilians in the country since the start of the war nearly 13 years ago.
40 - (AS-Afghanistan-UN)
NEW YORK. x--15s. U-N Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says four United Nations personnel are among the dead in the ``horrific attack'' on a Kabul restaurant. A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Kabul restaurant filled with foreigners and affluent Afghans having dinner Friday night, while two gunmen entered through the back door and opened fire. The U-N chief condemns the attack and says the bombing will not stop the mission.
(``...development of Afghanistan.'') (SOURCE:The Associated Press) (refeed from 830p) (430a)
TAG: At least 21 people were killed in the attack by the Taliban, including two Canadians. -- accountants Peter McSheffrey and Martin Glazer. It was one of the deadliest attacks against foreign civilians since the Afghan war began nearly 13 years ago.
41 - (US-United-States-Afghanistan)
WASHINGTON. x--34s. (Ed Donahue) The U-S and the U-N are reacting to the deadly Taliban attack outside a restaurant in Afghanistan. (WA) (SOURCE:The Associated Press) (refeed from 830p) (430a)
42 - (US-National-Zoo-Panda)
WASHINGTON. x--08s. Bao Bao (bow bow) has made her public debut at the National Zoo in Washington. Visitor Amanda Roland says seeing the five-month old panda has added meaning for her.
(``...I came here.'') (SOURCE:The Associated Press) (refeed from 930p) (430a)
TAG: The zoo extended its hours this weekend to accommodate the expected crowds. Visitors were allowed into the panda exhibit in small groups to avoid overcrowding.
43 - (US-Poker-Tournament-Suspended)
UNDATED. x--19s. New Jersey investigators say one or more people used ``a significant number of counterfeit chips'' at an Atlantic City poker tournament, and as a result the event has been cancelled. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement says it was the first event of the Borgata Winter Poker Open. Reporter Sandy Kozel has more.
(``...in the game.'') (SOURCE:The Associated Press) (refeed from 930p) (430a)
TAG: Borgata President Tom Balance says the casino has examined all its remaining poker chips, which were cleared for use in the tournament's other games. They will go on as scheduled.
44 - (ENT-SAG-Awards)
LOS ANGELES. x--35s. (Jason Nathanson) There were a bunch of first-time winners in the T-V category at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last night in Los Angeles. (opens with and contains sound) (SOURCE:ABC) (430a)
45 - (US-New-York-Noise)
UNDATED. x--35s. (Deirdre Bryant) If you're looking for some R and R -- New York City may not be the place. It's loud! (contains sound) (SOURCE:ABC) (430a)
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