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By Stephen Robson Following far-reaching changes to the Vietnamese constitution, elections were held on July 19 for a radically pruned 395-person National Assembly. Previously 496 places existed. Of the new constitution's 148 articles, only a
By Norm Dixon "As we are talking, the fight is still going on between the BRA [Bougainville Revolutionary Army] and the soldiers", Bishop John Zale, a senior leader of the Bougainville Interim Government, told Radio Australia from Honiara on
Labour chooses new leader By Frank Noakes LONDON — On July 18, John Smith became Labour's 14th parliamentary leader. The result was never in any doubt. Smith, from the party's right wing, won the leadership with 91% of the vote in a
By Kathryn Lewis MANAGUA — In the biggest mobilisation of support for the FSLN since the UNO government of Violeta Chamorro came to power in 1990, more than 50,000 people attended the July 19 rally marking the 12th anniversary of the
Military threatens Thai opposition By Chris Beale The Thai military is attempting through intimidation to cover up the extent of the massacres in May. Death squads have threatened prominent academics and activists trying to compile an
By Frank Noakes LONDON — The Tory government on July 14 announced plans to privatise British Rail. The process, sketched in a 21-page white paper, will begin as early as next year. Under the remarkably vague proposals, BR will retain the
By David Robie AUCKLAND — Prime minister Jim Bolger's government calls for an investigation into allegations of extortion from homeless Pacific islanders desperate for living quarters by staff of the state-owned Housing New Zealand
By Max Lane Governments of 18 industrialised countries, including Australia, have agreed to provide Indonesia with further loans totalling US$4.8 billion. The biggest lenders are the World Bank and Japan, followed by the other big Western
Evans 'misinformed', says Havini By Norm Dixon Australia's foreign minister, Senator Gareth Evans has been "misinformed" about the use in Bougainville of the Iroquois combat helicopters supplied to the PNGDF by Australia, Moses Havini told
By Sri Kandi PHNOM PENH — Nine months after the Paris peace accords were signed, peace still eludes Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge have used the past nine months to try to extend their control through military advances and guerilla penetration of

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