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A BRITISH Airways Boeing 777 crash-landed at London's Heathrow airport after losing power at the end of a direct flight from Beijing; there were only minor injuries among the 136 passengers. Relations between Britain and Russia deteriorated after the British Council office in St Petersburg was ordered to close; Britain's Foreign Secretary David Miliband said the Kremlin was using “Cold War tactics”. Before President Bush had left the Middle East on his peace mission, Israel killed militants and civilians in Gaza in return for rocket attacks on Israeli territory.

Bulletin Headlines of the Week
SUNDAY/MONDAY: Big Party Starts In Palma (The Sant Sebastian and San Antonio fiestas were due to liven up Palma for 10 days).
TUESDAY: Record Rise In Cost Of Living (The annual rise in 2007 had been over 4 per cent, with petrol and food prices the main factors).
WEDNESDAY: 2 Held After Magalluf Murder (Two British men were in custody in connection with the murder of another Briton).
THURSDAY: Immigrant Mystery (Nine illegal immigrants had arrived on Ibiza in an inflatable boat with no engine).
FRIDAY: 20 Per Cent Of Local Population Is Foreign (The Balearics has one of the largest foreign communities in Spain in relation to its population of one million).

SATURDAY: Palma Set For Big Weekend (The Sant Sebastian fiestas were to begin with music and barbecues in Palma's plazas).


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