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September 16, 1996
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Yeltsin remains hospitalized
MOSCOW (CNN) -- Russian President Boris Yeltsin will remain
hospitalized for two more days undergoing tests, his aides
Yeltsin, who checked into the Central Clinical Hospital
Friday, is to undergo heart surgery soon. He
was hospitalized twice in the last year, and apparently
suffered a relapse this summer in the final days of Russia's
Protests abound in dispute over islands
HONG KONG (CNN) -- Demonstrators in Hong Kong passed out
petitions over the weekend. In Taiwan, they clogged a
Japanese department store. Both groups were protesting
Japanese claims to a string of islands in the East China Sea.
(7 sec./310K QuickTime movie of the Hong Kong demonstrators)
The protesters are urging an economic boycott of
Japan in response to the country's sovereignty claim over the
islands, known in Chinese as the Diaoyus and in Japanese as
Violence marks start of Kashmiri voting
(CNN) -- Violence erupted in
Anantnag, a separatist stronghold in the Muslim-majority
Jammu and Kashmir state, as the second stage of elections
India's Hindu-majority government called for the elections --
the region's first assembly elections since 1987 -- hoping
to ease tensions. But separatists called for a strike against
the elections, and militants in Anantnag threw two
grenades at polling places.
At least 20 people have been killed during
campaigning. In addition to the separatists push for
independence, both India and Pakistan have claims on the
Hong Kong begins Vietnamese repatriation program
HONG KONG (CNN) -- Hong Kong authorities began moving
thousands of illegal Vietnamese immigrants Monday,
transferring them from a remote island to a high security
camp before returning them to Vietnam.
The program is part of an accelerated push to remove all the
former Vietnamese boat people before China assumes control of
Hong Kong in mid-1997.
The boat people were transferred to the Whitehead detention
camp, where inmates rioted last May and attempted a mass
breakout. All the fugitives were recaptured.
Megawati barred from Indonesian elections
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- The Indonesian government has
barred opposition leader Megawati Sukarnoputri and her
supporters from running for office in the 1997 parliamentary
Megawati, daughter of former President Sukarno, was ousted
from the leadership of the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI)
by a government-backed coup in July, leading to riots in her
support. A faction of the PDI still considers Megawati its
Megawati has sued to regain control of the party, and
promised to sue to gain access to the ballot as well.
Mother Teresa hospitalized after fall
CALCUTTA, India (CNN) -- Mother Teresa was rushed back to a
Calcutta hospital Monday after falling from her bed and
suffering a bruise near her right eye.
The injury is not considered serious, but she will remain in
the hospital for a check-up, a spokeswoman for the
86-year-old nun's Missionaries of Charity said.
Mother Teresa was hospitalized for two weeks last month with
malaria and heart problems.
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