Tuesday, August 18, 1998

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  • Clinton’s Apology

    President Clinton last night gave this unprecedented national address.

  • Burma Activists Arrive Home

    18 students who were deported from Burma last week are denouncing the military government. The students were arrested for passing out pro-democracy literature to the Burmese people. Specifically, the students passed out cards telling people to remember the ten-year anniversary of an uprising against the military regime. The students were tried, convicted, and sentenced to five years hard labor. They were immediately deported after receiving the sentence. Many have now arrived back in their native countries.

  • Northern Ireland Blast

    The latest bombing in Northern Ireland has prompted police to round-up suspects near Omagh, the site of the blast. A car bomb on a crowded street Saturday killed 28 people and wounded at least 220. At dawn Monday police arrested 5 people in the attack. The officials say the suspects are linked to a group supposedly called — the real IRA. The group denies the charges. Under British law, the five can be interrogated for up to a week before being released or charged. In May, residents in Ireland and Northern Ireland agreed in referendums to endorse Northern Ireland’s British status, but also to strengthen cooperation with the Irish republic. There has been opposition to the peace accord from both loyalist and republican factions.

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