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Serbs killed in grenade attack
TWO Serbs were killed and about 40 were wounded yesterday when two grenades exploded in a Kosovo market place. The attack took place on the outskirts of Kosovo Polje, one of the few towns in Kosovo where Serbs are in the majority. Two people were later arrested. Eight Serbs have been killed in the province over the past week.
25 September 1999: The victims miss out in Kosovo
Cypriot on trial for murder
A TURKISH Cypriot man went on trial in northern Cyprus yesterday, accused of killing a black musician in London in 1997. Michael Menson died after being set on fire in a suspected race attack. Two other suspects in the case are due to face trial in Britain later in the year.
Ozgay Yorgun pleaded not guilty to murder charges yesterday. Turkish Cypriot law permits the local trial of suspects accused of committing certain serious crimes abroad. The court will hear testimony from about 40 witnesses, many of them brought over from Britain, and is expected to reach a verdict within a month. If convicted, Yorgun could face a life sentence.
26 January 1999: [UK News] Appeal for help to catch race killers 17 September 1998: [UK News] Burns death man 'killed unlawfully'
Huge oil find in Iran
IRAN hailed its biggest oil find in 35 years today after the discovery of a new oil field in the south-west of the country with reserves of around 26 billion barrels.
Bijan Namdar-Zangheneh, the oil minister, said: "The field adds 100 billion dollars to Iran's wealth. After three or four years we shall be able to produce between 300,000 and 400,000 barrels per day."
Iran's proven oil reserves amount to 90 billion barrels, the third largest in the world. It is the second biggest producer in the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, with a current output of 3.7 million barrels a day, of which 2.4 million are exported.
4 March 1999: European oil firms defy US with Iran deal
From today's Electronic Telegraph:
Bug threatens Kremlin hotline
AMERICA is providing Russia with software to combat the Millennium bug after it was feared that six of the seven "hotlines" established between the White House and the Kremlin could have failed at the changeover to the year 2000. Ben Fenton, Washington
-- Old Git (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 29, 1999
Don't know how to link, but here is address for a good article about the 'hotlines'. http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/19990929/ts/yk_hotlines_2.html
-- claude (email@example.com), September 29, 1999.