April 1, 1996
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Mother Teresa hospitalizedCALCUTTA, India (CNN) -- Mother Teresa was hospitalized Monday in Calcutta after falling at her Missionaries of Charity headquarters and breaking her collarbone. The 85-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate was admitted to the Woodlands Nursing Home. She suffered the injury after falling off her bed Sunday night, the medical director said. She was listed in stable condition, and a doctor said there were no fears for her overall health. The fall forced Mother Teresa to cancel an appearance to receive a large medical donation. She sent a doctor in her place. For decades, Mother Teresa has run missions in India and other countries for poor people and orphans.
Taiwan plans military exercisesTAIPEI, Taiwan (CNN) -- Taiwan plans to hold live-fire military exercises on an island 50 miles off China's coast, but says they aren't aimed at Beijing. Taiwan said the war games, reportedly to be held between April 7 and 10, were scheduled for earlier this year but were delayed because of China's military drills. Taipei warned that planes and other craft should avoid the area. China held several rounds of war games near Taiwan last month aimed at intimidating Taiwan voters before the country's first direct presidential election March 23.
- Chinese military drills ends
- Lee wins landslide victory in Taiwan's historic election
- U.S. sends warning to China with ships
- China demands 'foreign forces' stay away
Jihad promises more suicide bombings against IsraelBEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- The leader of the militant Islamic Jihad, Ramadan Abdullah Shallah, has vowed to renew suicide bombings against Israel to avenge the deaths of two key Jihad leaders. In an interview published Monday, Shallah said there are so many young volunteers who want to be "human bombs" that they will be chosen by lot as more bombings are carried out. Shallah is believed to be living in Damascus, Syria.
- Official says man purposely slammed his car into crowd
- Palestinian accused of planning suicide attack during Clinton visit
- Israel pressures Arafat to disband militant group
Peres announces peace referendumJERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres said Monday he will hold a referendum on any final Palestinian peace agreement, marking the first time such a vote has been mentioned. Meanwhile, Israel eased restrictions on Palestinian workers by deciding to let some older married laborers leave the West Bank and Gaza Strip and return to farming. The older workers were seen as less of a security threat than younger, more politically active laborers. The Palestinian areas have been closed for several weeks as a security measure. About 200 Palestinian children bearing olive branches held a peace rally at the Gaza border, urging Israelis to allow all Palestinians to return to work.
Brazil prison hostage appeals to policeRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (CNN) -- A Brazilian prison director, held at gunpoint begged police to comply with inmate demands in return for the release of about two dozen hostages. The rioting prisoners seized 40 hostages Thursday, then released some in exchange for food and water. The hostages include some city officials investigating possible prison overcrowding and a television crew. Negotiations between police and prison inmates were suspended Sunday when police walked out of the talks after the prisoners increased their demands. The inmates want faster cars and bigger guns than the government has offered, the leader of the prisoners said.
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