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November 30, 2000

From Our Correspondent: Hirohito and the War
A conversation with biographer Herbert Bix

From Our Correspondent: A Rough Road Ahead
Bad news for the Philippines - and some others

From Our Correspondent: Making Enemies
Indonesia needs friends. So why is it picking fights?

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Week of February 28, 1997

Factional hardline Khmer Rouge commander Nan Ny defected with 150 of his men to Phnom Penh. On Feb. 16 the government sent a 15-man team to the northwest of Cambodia to begin negotiations with several groups. When Ieng Sary left the movement last August, over half its fighting strength was lost.

Week of February 7, 1997

The hardline faction of the Khmer Rouge announced the creation of a 380-member "interim consultative parliament." The body is to draft laws for local elections, which would be held in "liberated zones," "semi-liberated zones" and "buffer areas" on June 1.

Week of January 24, 1996

Disabled runners lined up in Phnom Penh Jan. 12 for Cambodia's first-ever international marathon, highlighting the war-shattered country's lingering problem with mines. Over half the 170 participants were disabled, including 42 amputees who had lost limbs to landmines

Week of January 10, 1997

"I cannot give him amnesty," King Norodom Sihanouk said, referring to his half-brother Prince Norodom Sirivudh, who threatens to come home from exile. The prince's return elicited threats of brutal retaliation from co-PM Hun Sen, who later softened his line.

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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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