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'Hiroshima Day': The agony and legacy lives on

August 7, 2000 

  

HIROSHIMA (AP) - In a solemn annual rite, Japan paused Sunday to recall the day 55 years ago when the dropping of a U.S. atomic bomb "created a hell on earth."

 

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As Hitler, 'old fool' calls Jews 'sinners'

August 7, 2000 

  

JERUSALEM (AP) - Controversy raged in Israel Sunday after an eminent rabbi who heads Israel's third political biggest party said the six million Jews who perished in the Nazi Holocaust died because they were reincarnations of sinners in previous generations.

 

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Diplomats preparing for 'Palestinian State'

August 7, 2000 

  

GAZA CITY (AP) - The Palestinian Authority began preparing diplomats Saturday for the declaration of a state, perhaps unilaterally, and the possibility of a resulting escalation of tensions with Israel.

 

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Eggs, tomatoes thrown at democracy for autocracy

August 7, 2000 

  

LAHORE (AP) - In a show of support for the current military government, more than 400 people threw eggs and tomatoes at discredited politicians as they met Sunday to demand an end to military rule in the country.

 

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Bush looking forward to debating Gore: So are all

August 7, 2000 

  

DETROIT (AP) - With the Republican convention over, Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush said he is now eager for one-on-one debates with Vice President Al Gore.

 

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Presidential Traits: What makes a great president?

August 7, 2000 

  

WASHINGTON (AP) - George W. Bush and Al Gore take note: A team of psychologists says great presidents tend to be take-charge guys, are smart, energetic and assertive, but not necessarily likable or straightforward.

 

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From ashes to ashes,from dust to dust!!

August 7, 2000 

  

HAMILTON, Montana (AP) - Choking smoke veiled homes and businesses as flames turned forest to ash in one of dozens of blazes scorching the western United States.

 

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Mighty Brahmaputra river submerged 2m. people

August 7, 2000 

  

GAUHATI (AP) - The army and the air force battled hunger and disease as the swirling flood waters of the mighty Brahmaputra river submerged the homes of more than two million people, drowning at least 40 of them in India's remote northeast, a government official said Sunday.

 

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OJ, after murdering says, 'no hard feelings!!'

August 7, 2000 

  

SANTA ANA, California (AP) - The mother of Nicole Brown Simpson has agreed to allow O.J. Simpson to move to Florida with his children.

 

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Vojislav Mihailovic to oppose Slobodan Milosevic

August 7, 2000 

  

BELGRADE (AP) - Serbia's single largest opposition party announced Sunday it would put forward its own presidential candidate to challenge Slobodan Milosevic, rather than support the nominee of the other opposition parties.

 

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Hasina, one of the leaders at Millennium Summit

August 6, 2000 

  

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Leaders of the 15 nations on the U.N. Security Council will meet during next month's Millennium Summit to discuss the council's role in maintaining peace, especially in Africa.

 

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UN on Lebanese-Israeli border after 22 years

August 6, 2000 

  

MARJAYOUN, Lebanon (AP) - U.N. peacekeepers fanned out Saturday along the Lebanese-Israeli border, a battleground of the Arab-Israeli conflict for three decades, setting up posts in areas long controlled by Israel.

 

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"Not guilty" pleader begins to grow hair

August 6, 2000 

  

SUVA, Fiji (AP) - Rebel leader George Speight and a dozen men he led in storming Parliament to overthrow Fiji's elected government pleaded innocent Saturday to the first charges stemming from his coup.

 

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Turkey recognized but hesitates on independence

August 6, 2000 

  

ANKARA (AP) - Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit on Saturday pledged Turkish support for a "just" settlement in the Middle East peace talks, but fell short of giving Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat full backing for plans to declare an independent state.

 

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Gunfire exchanged again in Kashmir

August 6, 2000 

  

SRINAGAR, India (AP) - A Pakistan-based rebel group claimed that two of its fighters stormed an Indian army camp in Kashmir early Saturday and killed six Indian soldiers in an exchange of gunfire.

 

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The hung up hat on the head again

August 6, 2000 

  

UNDATED, AP - The Rev. Bob Bossie spent a good part of his life in peace work - protesting nuclear arms and U.S. military involvement in Central America in the 1980s, and later the Persian Gulf War and sanctions in Iraq.

 

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Peru's first daughter: the unofficial "primera dama"

August 6, 2000 

  

LIMA (AP) - The oldest daughter of President Alberto Fujimori long avoided Peru's often vicious political scene, devoting herself to children's causes and ceremonial occasions.

 

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Hi, there! Welcome to the new neighborhood

August 6, 2000 

  

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Jupiter-sized planet orbiting a young star in Earth's "backyard" could help reveal whether Earth, with its variety of life forms, is a unique jewel in the universe.

 

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Fiji coup leaders' first court appearance

August 5, 2000 

  

SUVA (AP) - Prosecutors on Friday urgently worked to finalize charges against Fiji's arrested coup leader George Speight to beat a deadline which could see him released from his island jail in 36 hours.

 

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Israelis moving to West Bank despite possible Israeli withdrawal

August 5, 2000 

  

TALMON, West Bank (AP) - Last week, just days after Israeli negotiators discussed handing this part of the West Bank over to the Palestinians, Orly Tel-Kar and her husband moved to a tiny Jewish settlement near the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

 

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Bush pledges to deploy national missile defense

August 5, 2000 

  

PHILADELPHIA, (AP) - George W. Bush accepted the Republican Party's presidential nomination, pledging to work for international peace and to set up a missile defense system despite opposition from Russia and U.S. allies that fear it will trigger a nuclear arms race.

 

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South Korea delays to select candidates for family reunions

August 5, 2000 

  

SEOUL, (AP) - South Korea on Friday delayed by one day the selection of the final 100 people to be reunited with long-lost relatives in North Korea on Aug. 15, Red Cross officials said.

 

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State human rights agency calls for U.N. intervention in Maluku war

August 5, 2000 

  

JAKARTA,(AP) - Indonesia's state-appointed National Commission for Human Rights called Friday for a U.N. peacekeeping mission to help end the longrunning Christian-Muslim war in the Maluku islands.

 

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Security tight for Queen Mother's birthday

August 5, 2000 

  

LONDON,(AP) - Security for the Queen Mother's 100th birthday was expected to be tight Friday amid fears that dissident Irish republicans could disrupt the celebrations with violence.

 

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Plan to build synagogue on Temple Mount

August 5, 2000 

  

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's top rabbis will for the first time give a formal hearing to a potentially explosive proposal to build a synagogue on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, next to Islamic holy sites, a council official said Friday.

 

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JFK Airport's celebration of its one-billionth passenger dimmed by Delay

August 5, 2000 

  

NEW YORK,(AP) - John F. Kennedy International Airport celebrated its one-billionth passenger - an Italian - holding the ceremony inside its newest, cleanest and most efficient terminal.

 

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Israeli prime minister in Egypt for more talks

August 4, 2000 

  

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak arrived here Thursday for consultations with Egypt's president in an attempt to advance the peace efforts that are eroding his government bit by bit.

 

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Is the US heading for a kind of dynasty?

August 4, 2000 

  

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Texas Gov. George W. Bush, building on a political dynasty spanning three generations, claims the Republican presidential nomination Thursday night declaring that America needs a change of leadership to solve the tough problems that President Bill Clinton and Al Gore failed to fix.

 

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Jharkhand: After long demand, the new state

August 4, 2000 

  

NEW DELHI (AP) - The lower house of Parliament has passed a bill to create a new state for tribespeople out of India's poorest and the most lawless eastern state of Bihar.

 

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Putin to put in STARTII not starting STARTIII

August 4, 2000 

  

MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reiterated promises to fulfill the START II arms reduction treaty, and pushed for concluding a START III treaty that would further cut Russian and U.S. nuclear weapons.

 

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Talibans advance in northern Afghan province

August 4, 2000 

  

KABUL (AP) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia smashed through the defensive lines of opposition forces in fierce fighting and advanced toward a town in the northern province of Takhar, Taliban and opposition officials said Thursday.

 

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Bangla 2000 Feature:-- How G-7 became G-8

August 4, 2000 

  

[ The recently concluded 26th G-8 summit had a lot to offer in the field of IT. In this G-8, Russia is the 'odd man out'. Because all the other 7 countries are the richest seven in the world. Russia is powerful, but nowhere near the G-7.In fact it was not G-8 for the last 26 years. Near about 7 years ago it turned into G-8 from G-7.

 

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Guerrillas attacks leaves 91 dead within hours

August 3, 2000 

  

PAHALGAM, India (AP) - Eight attacks by suspected Islamic guerrillas opposed to a cease-fire in Kashmir have killed 91 people in less than a day in the territory disputed by India and Pakistan, police said Wednesday.

 

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Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy resigns

August 3, 2000 

  

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy submitted his resignation and parliament approved early elections in a preliminary vote Wednesday, as Prime Minister Ehud Barak's coalition unraveled further over his peace policies.

 

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Separatist battle of the Abubakrs and Abusayafs

August 3, 2000 

  

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) - At least two civilian militiamen were killed in a clash Wednesday with Muslim separatist rebels in a southern Philippine province, officials said.

 

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Russia steps up shelling on rebel positions

August 3, 2000 

  

NAZRAN, Russia (AP) - A pro-Russian official in Chechnya was killed when a bomb ripped through his car Wednesday, in what federal forces alleged was part of a campaign by rebels to keep local leaders from cooperating with Moscow.

 

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"Clinton trying to be political pundit": Bush

August 3, 2000 

  

GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) - Firing back at the White House, George W. Bush says the nation is "tired of the politics of personal destruction" and that he would uphold the same high standards set by former Presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George Bush.

 

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A decade later: Kuwait is free, Saddam is not

August 3, 2000 

  

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ten years after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, international efforts have kept Kuwait a free country and kept Saddam Hussein from threatening other neighbors, according to the Defense Department.

 

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She has it in handbag, not under Mercedes seat

August 3, 2000 

  

JAKARTA (AP) - A granddaughter-in-law of Indonesia's former dictator Suharto appeared in court Wednesday charged with possession of illegal drugs.

 

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Arafat to declare Palestinian state on Sept. 13 

August 2, 2000 

  

RIYADH (AP) - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has reiterated he will declare a Palestinian state next month despite threats and objections from the United States, according to an interview published Tuesday.

 

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Iranian-born Moshe Katsav: President of Israel

August 2, 2000 

  

JERUSALEM (AP) - Iranian-born Moshe Katsav, for years an outsider to Israel's establishment, has won election to Israel's most prestigious post - the presidency.

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George Bush spends EVERY night with a teacher

August 2, 2000 

  

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Republicans, determined to send George W. Bush to the White House, opened their national convention with a meticulously scripted appeal to voters in the political middle. Retired Gen. Colin Powell extolled the Texas governor as a man with a "passion for inclusion," then bluntly challenged the party to follow his lead.

 

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 Car bomb explodes at home of Philippine ambassador

August 2, 2000 

  

JAKARTA (AP) - A powerful bomb Tuesday killed two people and injured dozens including the Philippine ambassador as his car entered his official residence in central Jakarta, police said.

 

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 Fiji rebel leader charged with minor crimes 

August 2, 2000 

 

SUVA (AP) - Rebel leader George Speight has been charged with crimes related to a wave of civil unrest in Fiji which followed his coup in May, police said Tuesday.

 

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Cambodian king Sihanouk postpones China trip  

August 2, 2000 

  

PHNOM PENH (AP) - Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk on Tuesday postponed a trip to China for a health checkup when the plane he was about to board began leaking fuel.

 

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President Clinton accuses Republicans of deception

August 2, 2000 

  

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - Sitting on the sidelines in warm and humid Florida, President Bill Clinton accused Republicans of using their convention in Philadelphia to deceive the public.

 

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Nepal leader in India for security talks

Nepal leader in India for security talks

August 2, 2000 

  

NEW DELHI (AP) - India's concerns about Pakistani intelligence agents operating in neighboring Nepal will be settled during talks this week, Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala said Tuesday.

 

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Contrary to movies, villain's the upper hand

August 1, 2000 

  

BANGALORE, India (AP) - A former movie actor and South Indian power broker was kidnapped with three other men at his home Sunday night by a well-known criminal gang, the chief minister of Karnataka said Monday.

 

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Korean diplomatic overtures 'euphoric': Albright

August 1, 2000 

  

TOKYO (AP) - Wrapping up an Asian trip focused on broadening relations with reclusive North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told Japan's prime minister on Monday that "euphoria" over a series of diplomatic overtures by Pyongyang should be tempered with caution.

 

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Clinton's blunt comments may be blunders

August 1, 2000 

  

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bill Clinton's blunt comments about possibly moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and his painting of Yasser Arafat as inflexible negotiator are reverberating in the Middle East - and in New York, where Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for the Senate.

 

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"Nothing's gonna stop you now": Fidel Castro

August 1, 2000 

  

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelans set off fireworks and danced in the streets Monday to celebrate the re-election of President Hugo Chavez, whose "social revolution" has given new hope to the country's poor and whose fiery rhetoric has terrified the wealthy.

 

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Home Minister asks people to stay home

August 1, 2000 

  

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) - Home Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Monday warned supporters of jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim against holding demonstrations later this week when the sex trial verdict is announced by the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

 

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GOP convention: Bush to make video presentation

August 1, 2000 

  

CINCINNATI (AP) - George W. Bush is leaving the partisan attacks to others as he makes his way to the Republican National Convention, courting voters in the battleground state of Ohio with a pledge to "set our spirits high."

 

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Concorde makes emergency stop in Canada

August 1, 2000 

  

LONDON (AP) - A British Airways Concorde flying from London to New York had to make an emergency stop in eastern Canada after a crew member smelled gasoline in the cabin, the airline said.

 

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Keith and kins of the Giraffes

August 1, 2000 

  

HUAY PUU KAENG, Thailand (AP) - Some tourists see the charming children with their necks rigidly encased in heavy brass coils and say, "Poor, girls."

 

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'The heart of the matter'---it DOES matter!

August 1, 2000 

  

TOKYO (AP) - Scientists on the track of the universe's missing antimatter are finding some encouraging clues to one of the great puzzles of physics, they announced at a conference on Monday.

 

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