Saturday, August 29, 2009

Jaycee Lee story still dominates

The News of the World has a picture of the two girls thought to be fathered by her captor, Philip Garrido.

The compound where she was held captive for 18 years is yielding its secrets, the Sunday Telegraph tells us, showing photographs of the "lost world".

The paper also reports that Jaycee helped the Garrido family run their publishing business.

A Mail on Sunday photo shows a welcome sign leading to a "rundown world of tattered tents and outbuildings".

The People sees signs of normality: cuddly toys, make-up, Barbies, comic books, bookcases and an ironing board.

The Sunday Express tells us it is a seedy lair in a junk-strewn backyard with tents held together with sticking plasters and tape.

The prospect of talks with the Taliban following Gordon Brown's visit to Afghanistan features in several papers.

The Observer quotes a diplomatic source saying many are not committed and can be brought back into mainstream life.

The Sunday Telegraph says the source made clear that any negotiations should be carried out by the Afghans because the tribal dynamics are so complex.

The Sunday Mirror says if the most extreme Taliban are isolated and forces can start to come home, so be it.

A picture of a malnourished child in Ethiopia from the famine a quarter of a century ago dominates the Independent on Sunday's front page.

The paper says international agencies fear the levels of death and starvation of the mid-1980s are set to return.

Jack Straw dropped a demand to exclude the Lockerbie bomber from a prisoner transfer deal, the Sunday Times says.
The paper has letters written in 2007 claiming it was taken on the grounds of "overwhelming UK interests".

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