November 28, 1995
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MARJAYOUN, Lebanon (CNN) -- At least six people were wounded Tuesday when Hezbollah guerrillas fired rockets on northern Israel near the security zone. It was the fiercest cross-border barrage in two years.
Tens of thousands of people fled into bomb shelters to escape the Katyusha rockets, which landed in the border town of Kiryat Shmona and elsewhere in Galilee.
Israel struck back with four air raids and heavy artillery fire on suspected Hezbollah strongholds.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- The Philippine government and the Moro National Liberation Front are holding talks on ending a 23-year-old Muslim revolt for self-rule in the southern islands.
After more than three years of negotiations and six meetings, both sides say they are close to agreement, but sticking points remain.MNLF Chairman Nur Misuari is pressing for the full autonomy of Mindanao. Autonomy was granted under the 1976 Tripoli Agreement, which Misuari signed with then President Ferdinand Marcos, but since then, the Philippines has enacted a new constitution, which states that autonomy must be put to a vote.
Mindanao is the ancestral home of Muslims in the Philippines, but it is predominantly Christian. Only 5 million of Mindanao's 20 million people are Muslim.
CAIRO, Egypt (CNN) - Four Central African leaders met in Cairo Tuesday with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to discuss their region's refugee crisis. It's the first time the area's leaders have gathered to discuss the crisis, which the civil war between Hutus and Tutsis has brought to Rwanda, Burundi and neighboring countries.
The United Nations has repeatedly attempted to repatriate nearly 2 million refugees left homeless after the genocidal war in Rwanda last year that killed more than 500,000 people.
PARIS (CNN) -- Traffic was at a near stand-still for 30 kilometers (20 miles) around Paris Tuesday as French transport workers stayed off the job for a fifth straight day. Other government employees joined them to protest the government's austerity policies.
Rail, subway and bus service was crippled in and around Paris and regional train service was sporadic in many areas of the country. Postal and other public services were also curtailed.
Thousands of rail workers, students and doctors marched in Paris to protest changes in social security taxes that would increase the number of years government workers must pay before they can retire with full benefits.
The strike was called by two of three major unions. Union leaders are planning an even larger national strike for December 17, the French daily Le Monde reported.
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