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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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Week of November 6, 1998

BECAUSE OF THE RISING INFLUX OF INDONESIANS, New Zealand and Australia recently changed their visa procedures. Wellington revoked visa-free entry for Indonesian citizens, while Canberra has become more stringent in issuing the permits. New Zealand Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere says in the last four months, over 300 Indonesians who entered the country later claimed refugee status.


Week of October 9, 1998

THE LARGEST OZONE HOLE ON RECORD has formed over Antarctica and it has started growing earlier than normal, the New Zealand government reported. Preliminary data show the hole covers more than 27 million square kilometers and is about 5% larger than the previous record set in 1996.


Week of August 28, 1998

WELLINGTON PM Jenny Shipley managed to round up 62 seats in the 120-seat Parliament to ride out a challenge from deputy PM Winston Peters, who pulled his New Zealand First party out of her coalition government.

Week of August 7, 1998

WELLINGTON PM Jenny Shipley was able to corral the support of at least one MP to keep both her single-seat majority and her coalition government intact. She had wound up in trouble after a minority party coalition member defected.

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SINGAPORE: Singaporeans need to have more babies. But success breeds selfishness


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