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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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PASSAGE


DETERIORATING:

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.


BARRED FROM TRAVELLING:

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.


PROMOTED:

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.


MARRIED

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.


DECEPTION REVEALED:

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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