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Bush is not ready to be president: Democrats

October 31, 2000 

  

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - George W. Bush is aiming his presidential campaign toward California, saying he'll upset Al Gore there because he's working hard to earn votes the vice president has taken for granted.

 

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Putin & EU leaders agree on solution for Chechnya

October 31, 2000 

  

PARIS (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and European leaders agreed Monday on the urgent need to find a political solution in Chechnya, where rebels have been fighting Russian soldiers, but made clear that Russian sovereignty must not be compromised.

 

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Gunmen kill six members of minority Islamic sect

October 31, 2000 

  

LAHORE (AP) - Masked gunmen attacked worshippers of a minority Islamic sect in eastern Punjab province Monday, killing six people as they prayed and wounding eight others, police said.

 

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US-Indonesian relations strained due to anti-Americanism

October 31, 2000 

  

JAKARTA (AP) - A year ago, Washington was among the most enthusiastic supporters of Indonesia's nascent democracy after decades of dictatorship.

 

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`Blair Witch' sequel disappoints box-office debut

October 31, 2000 

  

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The witch in the woods cast a weaker spell the second time around.

 

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Countdown to super Tuesday: Bush & Gore step up attacks

October 30, 2000 

  

WASHINGTON (AP) - George W. Bush called Al Gore "a man who has been in Washington too long," accusing him of divisively pitting one group against another, while the vice president's campaigners said they will make a key, closing issue of the Texas governor's lack of seasoning.

 

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Gandhi faces challenge for fresh term as Congress president

October 30, 2000 

  

NEW DELHI (AP) - Italian-born Sonia Gandhi, who is seeking a second term as the Congress president, faced a rebellion as the race for the top party post hotted up on Sunday.

 

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Curfew imposed in central Sri Lanka to control violence

October 30, 2000 

  

COLOMBO (AP) - Police imposed curfew and suspended trains to the central region after local residents attacked shops and trains, police said.

 

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Divers recover more bodies from sunken submarine

October 30, 2000 

  

MURMANSK, Russia (AP) - Russian and Norwegian divers Sunday recovered several more bodies from the sunken Russian nuclear submarine Kursk, news reports said.

 

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Security tight for second round of voting in Egypt

October 30, 2000 

  

ZAGAZIG, Egypt (AP) - Trucks filled with riot police were parked near polling stations in Egypt Sunday as voters elected a parliament.

 

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Koreans protest government refusal to allow Dalai Lama

October 30, 2000 

  

SEOUL (AP) - Hundreds of Buddhists and supporters staged a rally Sunday to protest the government's refusal to allow a visit by the Dalai Lama.

 

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Police officer shoots & kills actor at Halloween party

October 30, 2000 

  

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A police officer at a Halloween costume party shot and killed an actor after the man pointed a fake gun at him, police said.

 

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US embassy extends closure of public services

October 30, 2000 

  

JAKARTA (AP) - The United States Embassy in Jakarta, which temporarily discontinued some services last week after receiving an unspecified threat, will remain closed to the public until at least Tuesday, a spokesman said.

 

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Back to auditions Monday: Actors' strike officially over

October 30, 2000 

  

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Representatives of television and radio commercial actors have voted to go back to work, ending a six-month strike against advertisers that was longest talent walkout in Hollywood history.

 

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Taiwanese pull a truck: using a delicate body part

October 30, 2000 

  

TAIPEI (AP) - Chen Ruey-he spread his legs, gritted his teeth and craned his neck, straining to pull the six-wheeler roped to his body.

 

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Pakistan warns US against violating its airspace

October 29, 2000 

  

KARACHI (AP) - Pakistan Saturday said it would not allow any country, including the United States, to use its air space to attack its friendly neighbor Afghanistan, where suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden is living.

 

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Clashes resume as Palestinians bury dead

October 29, 2000 

  

JERUSALEM (AP) - Rock-throwing clashes erupted in the volatile Gaza Strip on Saturday as Palestinians buried their dead in mass funerals following a day of widespread confrontations.

 

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Iranian oil minister says prices may drop sharply next year

October 29, 2000 

  

TEHRAN (AP) - Oil prices will plummet next year if the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries continues to produce at its current level, Iran's oil minister said in remarks published Saturday.

 

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Power Dispute in Pakistan

October 26, 2000 

  

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's army government reached its first big settlement with disgruntled private and semi-private power producers Wednesday, Finance Minister Shaukat Aziz said.

 

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Barak urges Europeans to pressure Arafat for peace

October 26, 2000 

  

BERLIN (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak urged Germany to pressure Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat into ending Middle East bloodshed, but German officials said Wednesday that Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder would not take sides on an upcoming visit to the region.

 

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Clinton campaign returns $1,000 to defender of Hamas

October 26, 2000 

  

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate campaign has returned a dlrs 1,000 donation from a Muslim leader who reportedly has voiced support for a terrorist group that has carried out suicide attacks on Israeli civilians, a campaign spokesman said Wednesday.

 

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Junta leader loses control in Ivory Coast & flees Abidjan

October 26, 2000 

  

ABIDJAN (AP) - Junta leader Gen. Robert Guei fled on Wednesday, as many of his security forces turned against him and joined thousands of demonstrators swarming the streets to protest his claim to have won presidential elections, soldiers said.

 

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Chief minister of India's most populous state resigns

October 26, 2000 

  

LUCKNOW (AP) - The chief executive of India's most populous state resigned Wednesday clearing the way for his successor to take charge two weeks before the state is split into two smaller units.

 

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Sri Lanka's ethnic cauldron has long simmered

October 26, 2000 

  

COLOMBO (AP) - The immediate provocation for Wednesday's attack on a rehabilitation center where 22 former child soldiers of the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels were killed was the taking hostage of Captain Ajith Abeyratne, from the majority Sinhalese community.

 

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Divers ready to enter sunken Russian submarine

October 26, 2000 

  

MURMANSK, Russia (AP) - A deepsea diver entered the hull of the sunken nuclear submarine Kursk on Wednesday, but could move only about 15 feet in his bulky suit before being stopped by a narrow passageway, a Russian news agency said.

 

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Jones says she posed nude to help sons & pay taxes

October 26, 2000 

  

WASHINGTON (AP) - Every woman has a right to change her mind, Paula Jones said, explaining why she agreed to pose nude for Penthouse magazine after promising she would "never ... never" do that for any men's magazine.

 

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Filipinos blast Estrada: resignation only way out of crisis

October 26, 2000 

  

MANILA (AP) - As tens of thousands of Filipinos marched demanding President Joseph Estrada step down, the vice president said Wednesday that resignation is the only way to end the "crisis of confidence" gripping the Philippines.

 

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Barak turns from peace efforts toward coalition

October 25, 2000 

  

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli troops and Palestinians clashed in rain-drenched streets Tuesday, while Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak pressed ahead with negotiations to bring hawkish opposition leader Ariel Sharon into a coalition government.

 

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Serbian parliament agrees on new government

October 25, 2000 

  

BELGRADE (AP) - The Serbian parliament agreed Tuesday to a new transition government to administer the main Yugoslav republic until new elections in December.

 

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Demonstrators clash with police near border with West Bank

October 25, 2000 

  

SOUTH SHUNA, Jordan (AP) - Under heavy rain, thousands of Jordanians marched toward an Israeli-controlled border crossing Tuesday, then clashed with police in fighting that injured more than 100 people and broke up the attempt to cross the frontier.

 

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Indian man fights 18 years to prove he's alive

October 25, 2000 

  

LUCKNOW (AP) - Lal Behari threw leaflets into the state legislature, ran in parliamentary elections, staged a kidnapping and got himself arrested - all to prove he was, in fact, alive.

 

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Ivory Coast junta leader declares himself winner

October 25, 2000 

  

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - Junta leader Gen. Robert Guei dissolved the commission overseeing Ivory Coast's presidential elections and declared himself the winner, a senior Interior Ministry official said Tuesday.

 

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Deployment of new missile hampered by lack of funds

October 25, 2000 

  

MOSCOW (AP) - Lack of money has slowed deployment of Russia's Topol-M intercontinental missile, the head of the Strategic Rocket Forces said Tuesday.

 

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British report cites NATO's 'confusion of purpose'

October 25, 2000 

  

LONDON (AP) - Saying that military conflicts are always "messy, dangerous and wholly unpredictable," a British report on last year's NATO bombing campaign in Yugoslavia advised politicians to be more realistic about what the alliance's military powers can achieve.

 

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Two more papers ordered closed in Iran

October 25, 2000 

  

TEHRAN (AP) - Iran's hard-line judiciary has ordered two more newspapers closed, bringing to three the number of papers shut down this week, state-run Tehran radio reported Tuesday.

 

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Pakistan continues to be hostile toward India

October 24, 2000 

  

SRINAGAR (AP) - India's defense minister said Monday there was no letup in Pakistan's support to cross-border terrorism in troubled Kashmir.

 

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Wartime compensation issue may surface with Clinton visit

October 24, 2000 

  

HANOI (AP) - Wartime compensation over the lingering effects of Agent Orange is likely to arise during U.S. President Bill Clinton's visit to Vietnam next month, Vietnamese media reported Monday.

 

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Barak opens talks with hawkish coalition

October 24, 2000 

  

JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime Minister Ehud Barak on Monday launched talks with the hawkish opposition on the terms of joining his teetering government - a move that, if successful, could freeze Mideast peace negotiations for many months.

 

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Militants reinstate Hezb-ul Mujahedeen into their ranks

October 24, 2000 

  

ISLAMABAD, (AP) - The guerrilla group, Hezb-ul Mujahedeen, ostracized by fellow rebels after agreeing to a cease fire with India, was returned Monday to the fold.

 

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'A renaissance for printed words' ends in success

October 24, 2000 

  

FRANKFURT (AP) - The world largest book and publishing convention offered a near record repertoire of more than 300,000 works this year, signaling a "renaissance for books," the show's director said Monday.

 

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Suhartoís crony named suspect in new corruption case

October 24, 2000 

  

JAKARTA (AP) - Prosecutors on Monday launched a second corruption case against Mohamad "Bob" Hasan, a top business crony of ex-dictator Suharto.

 

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3 blinded & 3 burned in acid attack in northern India

October 24, 2000 

  

LUCKNOW (AP) - Armed with spears, machetes and acid, a group of upper caste Hindus attacked six farmers fishing in a village pond, blinding three of them and causing burn injuries to three others, the victims said Monday.

 

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Tentative agreement in commercial actors' strike

October 24, 2000 

  

NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly six months into the longest talent strike in Hollywood history, negotiators for actors and the advertising industry have announced a tentative agreement on a new contract.

 

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Itís a game: Barak calls for 'timeout' in peace process

October 23, 2000 

  

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak told his Cabinet on Sunday that Israel needed a "timeout" to re-evaluate the tattered peace process, a move that would put on hold years of negotiations with the Palestinians.

 

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Arabs denounce summit for failing to urge war against Israel

October 23, 2000 

  

AMMAN (AP) - People across the Middle East condemned the resolutions of an emergency Arab summit on Sunday, saying the leaders failed to take firm action to punish Israel for excessive use of force against the Palestinians.

 

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Christian group challenges separate electorate in court

October 23, 2000 

  

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Charging discrimination, a Christian organization filed a case in the Supreme Court which challenges separate electorates for religious minorities in Muslim-majority Pakistan, an official of the group said Sunday.

 

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No durable peace without Palestinian self-determination

October 23, 2000 

  

TEHRAN (AP) - Iran said Sunday it supports a durable peace based on justice but warned that no peace will be achieved until the Palestinians are granted their basic rights.

 

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Tunisia ends low-level diplomatic ties with Israel

October 23, 2000 

  

TUNIS (AP) - Tunisia has broken off its low-level diplomatic ties with Israel in a show of protest against Israeli violence toward Palestinians, the Foreign Ministry said.

 

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First visit by Yugoslav leader to Bosnia since independence

October 23, 2000 

  

TREBINJE, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica on Sunday made his first visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina that strained political sensitivities in the country ahead of elections next month.

 

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Ivory Coast votes in elections to end military rule

October 23, 2000 

  

ABIDJAN (AP) - Ten months after an army coup shattered this nation's reputation for political tranquility and brought a military government to power, Ivory Coast was voting Sunday in presidential elections that the country's two largest parties were boycotting.

 

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Five flood victims buried as state of emergency ends

October 23, 2000 

  

ROME (AP) - A little mountain village in northern Italy buried five victims of last week's devastating high water and mudslides on Sunday, the day a state of emergency finally ran out.

 

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Arabs won't abandon peace amid Mideast violence

October 22, 2000 

  

CAIRO (AP) - An Arab summit held amid outrage at violence that has killed scores of Palestinians stopped short of calling for breaking ties with Israel, according to Libyan delegates who walked out of the meeting Saturday because they wanted strong action against Israel.

 

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One infiltrator killed along Lebanon-Israel border

October 22, 2000 

  

KIRYAT SHEMONA (AP) - A gunman trying to infiltrate Israel's northern border with Lebanon died in an exchange of fire along the frontier, the Israeli army said Saturday.

 

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North Korea welcomes European countries' decision

October 22, 2000 

  

SEOUL (AP) - North Korea on Saturday welcomed decisions by European nations to open diplomatic ties with the communist state, its official news agency said.

 

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Greece asks NATO to cancel exercise

October 22, 2000 

  

ATHENS (AP) - Greece's defense ministry on Saturday asked NATO to cancel a major exercise in the region, after saying its warplanes had been blocked by rival Turkey.

 

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Ebola death toll: - 51, experts identify more cases

October 22, 2000 

  

KAMPALA (P) - The death toll from the outbreak of Ebola in northern Uganda has risen to 51, officials said Saturday as health workers continued to search for anyone who may have come into contact with the deadly virus.

 

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McCartney gets noticed at VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards

October 22, 2000 

  

NEW YORK (AP) - There were three stars who stole the show at VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, and none were the hip, stylish celebrities that the music and fashion industry were there to honor.

 

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VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards winners

October 22, 2000 

  

UNDATED (AP) - Winners at the 2000 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards on Friday night:

 

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U.N. condemns Israeli ''excessive use of force''

October 21, 2000 

  

UNITED NATIONS (AP) ó In a third U.N. admonition of Israel, the General Assembly voted Friday to condemn the ``excessive use of force'' by Israeli troops against Palestinians and called for a truce and resumption of peace talks.

 

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