Monday, March 29, 1999

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  • Kosovo

    NATO warplanes took off from the Aviano airbase in northeastern Italy today in the sixth day of the bombardment of Yugoslavia. NATO officials also said today that one of the ethnic Albanian negotiators at the Kosovo peace talks in Paris has been executed by Serb forces in Kosovo.

  • Feminism Buys Back Ms. Magazine

    There are just under three billion women in the world today, and about half of them live in six countries: China, India, the United States, Indonesia, Brazil and Russia.

  • Kevorkian Conviction

    Assisted suicide crusader Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who dared prosecutors to charge him, was convicted on Friday of second-degree murder for fatally injecting a terminally ill man whose death was broadcast on national television. Kevorkian claims to have helped more than 130 people commit suicide.

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