Some abortions legal in Fiji The Fiji Court of Appeal has ruled that doctors can perform abortions in "good faith" to save women from becoming "physical or mental wrecks", the Fiji Times reported on October 2. In September, director of
A United States joint House of Representatives-Senate committee voted on October 2 to delete $2.3 million in International Military Education and Training (IMET) funds for Indonesia from the 1993 foreign aid appropriations bill. The decision was
By Dewi Sartika From the air, the Indonesian island of Yamdena, with its lush rainforests and turquoise coral reefs, looks like an idyllic tropical paradise. But timber contractors are moving in to cut the trees, and Yamdena's inhabitants fear
Battered wife freed LONDON — Kiranjit Ahluwalia was released from prison on September 25. Her murder conviction, for killing her brutal husband, had been quashed on July 31, and her plea of guilty to manslaughter on grounds of diminished
Marchers back cause of Native Americans A number of walks have been organised in the United States to raise public awareness of issues affecting Native Americans, particularly nuclear weapons testing. SHARON NAGLE, who has been participating in
Red Cross Bougainville claim queried By Norm Dixon and Tom Jordan The Solomon Islands government is prepared to help transport desperately needed medical supplies into Bougainville. The offer comes after claims by the head of the PNG Red
Calls for Queen to waive By Frank Noakes LONDON — We are not amused. Elizabeth Windsor, her family and other animals, look set to feel the cold wind of financial uncertainty. Well, not so much a wind really, more of a fiscal breeze.
The Party of Labour, Russia's best-known "new left" formation, is holding its official founding conference on October 9 and 10. IRINA GLUSHCHENKO reports from Moscow on the impact the party has already made. An organising committee for the
By Catherine Brown An Athens football stadium was packed to capacity with 40,000 people on October 6, and another 20,000 gathered outside, all in solidarity with bus workers, who have been on strike since July. The strikers, who have been
US nuclear moratorium US President George Bush on October 2 signed into law legislation that requires an immediate nine-month halt to nuclear weapons testing. The act mandates that the president submit a schedule for nuclear test ban talks with


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