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Web-only Exclusives
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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CHIANG WEGO, 81, THE sole surviving son of the late Chinese nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek; after nine months in hospital; in Taipei. Doctors say Chiang has four types of illnesses, including heart disease, which he has suffered from for several years.


NGUYEN MANH HUNG, 22, editor at Vietnam Investment Review; in Hanoi; revealed Aug. 28. Hung was one of four winners of the 1997 Dag Hammarskjold Award, which brings journalists to the U.N. to observe General Assembly sessions.


GEN. CHAINARONG NOONPAKDI, WHO commanded troops during a bloody crackdown on protesters in Bangkok in May 1992; to armed forces chief of staff; in Bangkok; Aug. 31. Chainarong had been deputy chief. At least 44 people died during the 1992 disturbances.


SALMAN RUSHDIE, 50, TO a British-born publishing editor who requests anonymity; near New York City; Aug. 28. It is the third marriage for the British writer, who has been under an Iranian death threat since 1989.


SOMPONG LUEDTAHAN, BANGKOK TAXI driver; of fraudulently claiming to have returned about $575,000 he said a passenger left in his cab; Aug. 31. Authorities compared audio tapes of Sompong and the man who made the claim on a radio call-in show. They were the same person. Sompong, who won national acclaim as a good Samaritan, has handed himself in to the police to face charges.

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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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