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OCTOBER 9, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 14


A NEW ERA At a meeting of OPEC ministers in Caracas, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke passionately about transforming the cartel into an economic powerhouse that would focus not on price-gouging consumers but on fostering global financial stability. Illustration for TIME by Hungry Dog Studio

Toss him a scrap! Microsoft chairman wins court victory delaying company's breakup
She still sells. Singer's new album, Music, rockets to No.1 in 23 countries in its first week
Ex-Indonesian leader, ruled medically unfit to stand trial, may get that quiet retirement
Architect of German unity throws fit and pulls out of official 10th-anniversary celebrations
Actress and model's 26-room London home is burgled while she performs on West End
Life imitates art. British author charged with perjury over libel case involving call girl

"If we agreed to haggle, we would admit that the will of one man, Slobodan Milosevic, is stronger than the will of the whole people."
VOJISLAV KOSTUNICA, Serbian opposition leader, rejecting calls for a new vote after claiming victory in the Yugoslav presidential election

"We cannot understand these people. They are ingrates."
JOSEPH ESTRADA, Philippine President, reacting to criticism from two French journalists who fled their captors during military action
  "I work practically 24 hours a day. If I claim overtime and add that up, the government owes me millions of dollars."
MAHATHIR MOHAMAD, Malaysian Prime Minister, on his condition as an overworked and underpaid laborer

"There are not many places to go once you've killed John Lennon."
DAVID CHAPMAN, the ex-Beatle's murderer, pondering his future on the eve of a parole hearing

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U.S. secretary of state says China should be 'tolerant'

Philippine government denies Estrada's claim to presidency

Faith, madness, magic mix at sacred Hindu festival

Land mine explosion kills 11 Sri Lankan soldiers

Japan claims StarLink found in U.S. corn sample

Thai party announces first coalition partner


COVER: President Joseph Estrada gives in to the chanting crowds on the streets of Manila and agrees to make room for his Vice President

THAILAND: Twin teenage warriors turn themselves in to Bangkok officials

CHINA: Despite official vilification, hip Chinese dig Lamaist culture

PHOTO ESSAY: Estrada Calls Snap Election

WEB-ONLY INTERVIEW: Jimmy Lai on feeling lucky -- and why he's committed to the island state


COVER: The DoCoMo generation - Japan's leading mobile phone company goes global

Bandwidth Boom: Racing to wire - how underseas cable systems may yet fall short

TAIWAN: Party intrigues add to Chen Shui-bian's woes

JAPAN: Japan's ruling party crushes a rebel at a cost

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans need to have more babies. But success breeds selfishness

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