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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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UENO JUNICHI, 87, CO-OWNER of Japan's second-largest daily newspaper, the Asahi Shimbun; of pneumonia; in Tokyo; Oct. 19. Ueno joined the paper in 1937. He was the third generation of his family to control it. The other co-owner is Murayama Michiko, granddaughter of co-founder Murayama Ryohei.

• Leong Kwok-hong, 40, an alleged leader of Macau's 14K triad; shot dead in the elevator of his apartment building; in Macau; Oct. 26. The killing closely followed the shooting of two alleged gang members in the parking lot of a hotel.


KIM DAE JUNG, 71, veteran South Korean politician; to be the sole presidential candidate representing the two main opposition parties -- the National Congress for New Politics and United Liberal Democrats; in Seoul; Oct. 28. The pact makes Kim's rival, Kim Jong Pil, premier if the coalition wins the Dec. 18 elections.


MOHAMMAD ALAM CHANNA, 41, the world's tallest man, according to the Guinness Book of Records; from complications of tuberculosis and diabetes; in Islamabad. Channa measures 2.32 m (7ft 7.3in) tall.


YING CHAN, AND SHIEH Chung-liang, U.S. correspondent and Taiwan senior editor, respectively, of Yazhou Zhoukan, the international Chinese-language newsweekly; by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) with its International Press Freedom Awards. The pair -- six winners were named in all -- are "battling a criminal libel suit by a high-ranking Taiwanese ruling party official over their reporting of an alleged offer of an illegal contribution to the Clinton re-election campaign," the CPJ says.

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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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