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Texts of Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad truce declarations

By The Associated Press Here are the texts of the statements released on Sunday by Hamas and the Islamic Jihad groups in Gaza City and by Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement in the West Bank, declaring...

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Iraq

Iraq clears Kurdish border for buffer zone

By BORZOU DARAGAHI, Associated Press Writer GUSHTAPA, Iraq - Iraq has begun expelling families from a 20-mile-long strip of land between the autonomous Kurdish north and the rest of the country,...

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Turkey

Strong quake rocks western Turkey, injuries reported

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck western Turkey on Monday, shaking much of the same area devastated by the Aug. 17 killer quake, Turkey's seismological...

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DR Congo

Congo: U.N. Agency Begins Pullout After Expulsions By Govt

KINSHASA, Congo (AP-Dow Jones)--The United Nations refugee agency began pulling its staff out of eastern Congo on Monday, three days after being expelled by the Congolese government.

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Somalia

At Least Nine Dead In Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Two rival factions battled in south Mogadishu Tuesday, killing at least nine people, including three residents of a refugee camp for Somalis displaced by six years of civil...

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DR Congo

Rwandans attack refugee camp in Zaire

GOMA, Zaire (Oct 27, 1996 01:25 a.m. EDT) -- Attackers believed to be Rwandan soldiers ambushed a Rwandan refugee camp on Saturday, killing at least four people, wounding hundreds and setting off a...

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Somalia

Somali Leader To Open Airport

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- In a bid to boost the local economy and humanitarian relief efforts, faction leader Hussein Aidid agreed Monday to reopen an airport under his control. Aidid's ministers...

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Liberia

UN: Liberia Rebels Fight Still

By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- U.N. officials discovered dozens of fresh graves Monday in western Liberia, evidence that rebels may be violating a cease-fire signed last week. More...

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Rwanda

Rwandan Charged In Slayings

LAREDO, Texas (AP) -- A Rwandan pastor was charged Friday with ordering the slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children he had duped into coming to his church to seek shelter from the African...

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Somalia

Ethiopians, Somalis Trade Fire

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Heightening tensions on the Ethiopian-Somali border, Ethiopian soldiers exchanged fire with a Somali faction, U.N. officials said Wednesday. The faction was trying to seize the...

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Liberia

Liberia Groups Sign Cease-Fire

By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Rival militias signed a cease-fire Tuesday that could allow food to reach thousands of civilians trapped for months in areas cut off by fighting. The...

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Burundi

Burundians Told To Stop Killing

By CHRIS TOMLINSON GITEGA, Burundi (AP) -- A special Vatican envoy presided over a memorial service for a slain bishop Tuesday and urged Burundians to stop the massacres that have claimed at least...

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Iraq

U.S. Fields More Iraq Refugees

By GEORGE GEDDA WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 2,000 Iraqi refugees are due to be on U.S. soil in the Pacific by Thursday even as the United States struggles to resettle thousands of other Iraqi...

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Sudan

Sudan Plagued By Flash Floods

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Surging waters swept through shantytowns near the Sudanese capital, killing dozens of people and leaving thousands homeless, Sudanese television reported Monday. The floods...

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DR Congo

Zaire Troops Beat UN Staffers

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Zairean troops beat up two U.N. staffers after television reports claimed that U.N. agencies were helping armed Rwandan soldiers infiltrate the country, U.N. sources said...

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Burundi

Burundi Seized By Sanctions

By CHRIS TOMLINSON BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Efforts by the country's coup-installed leader to get crippling sanctions lifted have failed, dashing hopes for a quick end to an economic stranglehold...

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Burundi

Burundi Rebels, Army Clash

By CHRIS TOMLINSON BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Soldiers killed seven Hutu rebels near the site where Burundi's Roman Catholic archbishop was ambushed and feared slain, a military spokesman said today. ...

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DPRK

North Korea Grateful For Aid

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea thanked international organizations Saturday for unprecedented humanitarian aid for flood victims. Flooding this year and last created food shortages that have...

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