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Costa Rica

CARE Emergency Update - Costa Rica

by Clarice Taylor, CARE Emergency Assistance Unit Information Officer COSTA RICA Tropical storm Cesar struck the coast of southern Costa Rica at about midnight on July 27 with heavy rains and winds...

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Russia

Chechen Rebels Storm Major Base

MOSCOW (Reuter) - Chechen guerrillas launched a major surprise attack on the main Russian army base just outside Grozny Monday evening, the Interfax news agency quoted a military official as saying. ...

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Russia

Lebed Wants Wider Powers To Resolve Chechen Conflict

Moscow, August 12 (RFE/RL) - Russian security chief Aleksandr Lebed wants wide-ranging powers so he can resolve the conflict in Chechnya. Lebed made the call at a press conference in Moscow following...

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Chechen Raid on Grozny Base Said Repelled

MOSCOW (Reuter) - Chechen rebel forces launched a major surprise attack on Russian troops at the main military base in Chechnya on Monday evening but the assault was fought off, Russian news agencies...

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Burundi

Tanzania To Allow Burundi Aid

ROME (AP) -- Tanzania agreed Monday to allow humanitarian aid into neighboring Burundi, despite sanctions imposed by east and central African nations to oust Burundi's new military regime. Rwanda,...

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Uganda

Over 300 Killed in Two Weeks of Fighting

KAMPALA, Uganda (PANA) - At least 327 people, including government soldiers and rebels, have been killed in two-and-a-half weeks of fighting in the northern Ugandan district of Gulu. The number...

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Russia

Russia, Chechens Seek Truce

GROZNY, Russia - Security chief Alexander Lebed, horrified at the condition of Russian troops in breakaway Chechnya, said Monday that Moscow and the rebels were trying to work out a cease-fire after...

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Russia

Chechnya: Fighting Continues As Humanitarian Crisis Worsens

Grozny, August 12 (RFE/RL) -- Fighting continued in Grozny today despite hopes of a breakthrough in the conflict following last night's talks between Russian security chief Aleksandr Lebed and...

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Burundi

NGO Condemns Embargo on Humanitarian Products

DAKAR, Senegal (PANA) - The humanitarian NGO "Medecins Sans Frontieres" (Doctors Without Borders) has called on countries neighbouring Burundi to respect the rules of international law on economic...

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Burundi

France Urges Nationals to Leave Burundi

BUJUMBURA, Burundi - France urged its nationals Monday to leave Burundi, hit by sanctions aimed at ending ethnic strife, as foreigners in the capital scrambled to catch the last two commercial...

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Somalia

Ethiopian gunships shell Muslim bases in Somalia

FROM SAM KILEY IN NAIROBI ETHIOPIAN forces pounded Muslim fundamentalist militia in northern Somalia with helicopter gunships, tanks and artillery over the weekend and vowed to continue its attacks...

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Sudan

Khartoum allows U.N. to send aid after floods

NAIROBI, Aug 9 (Reuter) - The Sudanese government has given permission to United Nations agencies to send relief flights to the flood-stricken area of Pochalla in southern Sudan, the agencies said on...

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China

New flooding in the southeastern part of the country

DATE=8/12/96 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-201574 TITLE=CHINA / FLOODS (S ONLY) BYLINE=GIL BUTLER DATELINE=BEIJING CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: CHINESE RELIEF WORKERS AND SOLDIERS ARE CLEANING UP...

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Burundi

People Scramble for Flight Out of Burundi

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (Reuter) - Anxious foreigners and Burundians scrambled Monday for tickets on the last scheduled commercial flight out of the sanctions-hit Central African state of Burundi. At the...

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Burundi

Le Burundi etrangle par le blocus

Les humanitaires s'inquiètent des conséquences de l'embargo sur les civils. Ici, un faible espoir naissait, or nous voilà tous pris en otage: un pays, une nation, et tous les résidents. Par la folie...

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Russia

Lebed Says He Made Progress in Chechnya

MOSCOW (Reuter) - Russian security chief Alexander Lebed said Monday he and rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov had agreed to try to work out a cease-fire deal to end seven days of fighting in the Chechen...

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Russia

Yeltsin demands heads roll for Grozny debacle

By Marcus Warren in Moscow PRESIDENT Yeltsin called yesterday for the officials responsible for Moscow's latest debacle in Chechnya to be brought to book, as Russian troops fought for the sixth day...

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