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CAST AWAY Australian Prime Minister John Howard wanted a Norwegian cargo ship full of asylum-seekers to take its payload elsewhere. The freighter's crew rescued more than 400 mostly Afghan refugees from a sinking Indonesian ferry. But Howard's hard line kept them in limbo for days

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"They don't want to see exotic dancers or take drugs. The nightlife is secondary."
PURACHAI PIUMSOMBUN,
Thai Interior Minister, insisting that his Bangkok antivice campaign will not discourage tourists

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0.2 percent is how much the U.S. economy grew...

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