GAZA CITY: The Israeli Army has recommended a "major, but short-term" ground offensive as the next stage in its assault on Gaza, Israeli media reported yesterday. Heavy cloud in the city that could hinder ground forces was expected to lift overnight Sydney time.
US ARMY Captain Dave Conner was still preparing his convoy for the bone-jarring ride into a hornet's nest when the first hint of trouble came - a report that 20 known Taliban fighters had disappeared from the remote village of Gayan.
IT IS not for Western nations aligned to the former colonial powers to make the call. But now so bad has the situation in Zimbabwe become that even Robert Mugabe's neighbours are recommending international intervention to save the beleaguered population. Shortages of food, water, medical supplies and services, and now..read more
EDNA FLORENCE RAINE
29-8-1912 - 28-5-2008
EDNA Raine, who was among the earliest nurses to join in the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps in World War II and served in North Africa and the Middle East, has died of heart problems at a nursing home in Mentone. She was 95.