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September 29, 1996
Web posted at: 1:30 p.m. EDT (1730 GMT)
S. Korea: Sub was on preliminary spy mission
SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- The North Korean submarine found
off South Korea's east coast was part of a larger
infiltration operation, the South's defense ministry
The sub was spying on roads and military air strips, ministry
officials said, rebutting the North's claim that the
on a routine training mission and strayed accidentally into
South Korean waters.
Twenty-one North Koreans have been killed or found dead since
the submarine was found, and one was captured alive. Four
South Korean soldiers were killed hunting for the submarine's
crew. North Korea has demanded the return of the sub and its
Chinese activists to try again to reach disputed islands
TAIPEI, Taiwan (CNN) -- Chinese activists said Sunday
they plan to launch a second attempt October 6 to reach a
disputed group of islands in the East China Sea.
The Chinese, from Taiwan and Hong Kong, want to displace a
group of Japanese activists who have staked a claim to the
reportedly oil-rich island chain, called Diaoyu by the
Chinese and Senkaku by the Japanese. An attempt by Hong Kong
activists to reach the islands last week failed when Japanese
patrol boats blocked their ship. One of the activists
drowned after jumping from the ship.
Leningrad, Rostov hold regional elections
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (CNN) -- Russian voters in the
Leningrad and Rostov regions went to the polls Sunday to
choose a governor.
In the Leningrad region, Kremlin-backed Alexander Belyakov,
the incumbent, was expected to handily defeat his communist
opponent and nine other candidates. In Rostov, the
Yeltsin-appointed incumbent and a communist rival were having
a tighter race.
Fifty-two governors are up for election in Russia's ongoing
provincial elections; the winners will also hold seats on
Russia's 178-member Federation Council.
Muslim, Hindu tensions flare before India elections
LUCKNOW, India (CNN) -- Indian security forces were on
heightened alert Sunday as clashes erupted between Hindus and
Muslims in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on the eve
of state assembly elections.
Clashes began late last week, and tens of thousands of Indian
troops were sent into the area to guard the elections. Dozens
of people have been injured.
The three-phase elections begin Monday.
Report: Bomb kills 11 in Chinese movie house
BEIJING (CNN) -- Eleven people were killed in China's Sichuan
province when a bomb exploded in a cinema, the Sichuan Daily
reported on September 26.
The report said 37 people were seriously injured and
another 60 injured slightly. The cause of the explosion was
under investigation, but the newspaper said police had
determined it was an intentional bombing.
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