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Cuba presses UN on terrorism NEW YORK — The United Nations Security Council "is not and cannot be allowed to become, a secret society or private club", Cuban ambassador Ricardo Alarcon said on May 14. Alarcon was commenting on a UN
Early release likely for Denning By John Tognolini SYDNEY — NSW prison authorities are presently considering an appeal for release by Raymond Denning, a former prison activist who turned informer against Tim Anderson in the police attempt
Five years after the coups, Fijians are at the polls this week in the first general election since the military takeover. DAVID ROBIE reports. It is likely that the Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT), the Fijian Political Party supported by
Environmental scientist PETER NEWMAN argues that urban villages near transit centres would lower car dependence and curb urban sprawl. Ecological thinking is not just being aware of nature, it requires a way of thinking which is more organic,
Well qualified "I don't know a thing about it." — Billionaire Ross Perot, latest entrant in the US presidential campaign, on the coming Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Instead of? The European Community proposed by most European
By Rich Gregory Just across Torres Strait lie some of the world's most intact and undisturbed tropical rainforests. New Guinea — the world's largest tropical island — has incredibly diverse microclimates, ecosystems and subcultures. The
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — As of mid-May, some 2.5 million health workers in three-quarters of the administrative regions of Russia were either on strike or had taken part in protest actions. Doctors, nurses and ambulance crews were demanding
Raul Macias tours Brisbane By Bill Mason BRISBANE — Raul Macias, Asia-Pacific head of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples, visited here from May 21 to 24, as part of a nationwide speaking tour. Macias addressed a public
MELBOURNE — Some 150 Thai students demonstrated outside the Thai consulate here on May 20 in anger at the brutal suppression of democracy rallies in Bangkok. Another demonstration two days later at the same venue attracted Australian
They shoot young people, don't they? Bring Down the House A play by John Romeril At the CUB Malthouse, South Melbourne until May 31 Reviewed by Peter Boyle It is 1997. In the smouldering ruins of what was once Melbourne, four young

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