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Ok Tedi pollution slammed By Norm Dixon The BHP-controlled Ok Tedi gold and copper mine in Papua New Guinea's Western Province has been found guilty of seriously polluting the Ok Tedi and Fly rivers through its disregard for environmental
Voice of America to displace Sri Lankan villagers By Norm Dixon Iranawila and Pambala are two poverty-stricken fishing villages on north-western coast of Sri Lanka. The people living here have relied on the sea for survival since before
By Peter Annear in Prague A Hungarian law lifting the 20-year statute of limitations on former Communist Party administrators has been overruled. Judges of the constitutional court unanimously rejected the legislation referred to them by, among
By Russell Anderson and Sally Low GENEVA — Late in the evening of March 4, while many delegates were out of the room, the chairperson of the 48th session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights read out an unsigned statement of
By Mary Merkenich BOCHUM, Germany — Large sections of the German media have smelled blood, and now they are going for the kill. Tragically, in the case of one PDS (reformed communist party of the East) parliamentarian, this is literally the
By Jack Colhoun WASHINGTON — Representative Robert Torricelli sounded a clarion call for an escalated confrontation between the United States and Cuba when he introduced his Cuba Democracy Act Feb. 5. Flanked by Jorge Mas Canosa, head of
Call for Aceh investigation The US-based human rights monitoring group Asia Watch has called for a full investigation into alleged human rights abuses in the Indonesian territory of Aceh. The Indonesian military has adopted a shoot-to-kill
By Colin Stoneman and Joe Hanlon Zimbabwe faces economic crisis after being tricked into introducing structural adjustment by donors who are withholding aid in an effort to force still further changes. Donors are squeezing Zimbabwe because
US hard line on carbon dioxide NEW YORK — A stronger US position on curbing carbon dioxide emissions is unlikely to occur in time for the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), a high-ranking official from the US Department of
By Norm Dixon A senior Filipino church leader, Bishop Gaudencio Rosales of Malaybalay diocese in Bukidnon, Mindanao, has called for a complete ban on logging in the Philippines. Describing the situation in the country as "critical", he has

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