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September 9, 1996
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China marks anniversary of Mao's death
BEIJING (CNN) -- Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the
death of Mao Zedong, communist China's founder and "Great
Helmsman" for 27 years.
"Chairman" Mao founded the republic on October 1, 1949. In
the two decades since his death economic reforms have
undermined allegiance to his ideology, but he is still
revered by millions in China.
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Indonesian opposition opens headquarters
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Followers of Indonesia opposition
leader Megawati Sukarnoputri have opened a new party
headquarters despite a warning by the military that the move
Megawati, daughter of Indonesia's late founding president
Sukarno, was ousted from the leadership of the Indonesian
Democratic Party (PDI) in June by a government-backed party
faction. But she has challenged her ouster, and her attorney
said that until the case is settled, she is still the party
S. Korean Red Cross ships aid to N. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- The South Korean Red Cross sent a
shipment of flour to North Korea on Monday, its eighth
shipment of humanitarian aid to the communist country since
South Korea has permitted the shipments to ease the burden of
those affected by 1995's devastating floods. North Korea has
refused the South's offer of substantial aid if it improves
Former Khmer Rouge leader hands over remains
PHNOM MALAI, Cambodia (CNN) -- Renegade Khmer Rouge leader
Ieng Sary on Monday handed over to a representative of the
Order of Malta's Bangkok mission what he said were
the remains of German tourist Matthias Wolf, missing for two
years and allegedly executed by Khmer Rouge guerrillas.
Sary, Cambodia's foreign minister during the Khmer Rouge's
bloody regime in the late 1970s, was sentenced to death in
absentia for his alleged role in the genocide of more than
one million people. Sary, who denies being
second in command in his brother-in-law Pol Pot's government,
broke away from the Khmer Rouge last month and has been
negotiating a cease-fire between his group and the Cambodian
Monday's move appeared to be an attempt to bolster his case
for a pardon.
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