Milestones

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Russell Crowe in Command
November 24, 2003 Issue
 

ASIA
 Indonesia: Antiterror academy
 Thailand: Poisoned canals
 China: N. Korean brides


BUSINESS
 China: Boom or bust?
 Fast Food: Taco Bell in China?


ARTS
 Books: Life abroad


NOTEBOOK
 Diplomacy: Sorry, Mr. Rumsfeld
 China: Serial killers
 Vietnam: Old guard speaks out
 Milestones
 Verbatim
 Letters


GLOBAL ADVISOR
 In-flight vino, to go
 Hong Kong's hot tables
 Is there a doctor in the lounge?


CNN.com: Top Headlines
RESIGNED. TAKAKO DOI, 74, as chairwoman of Japan's Social Democratic Party (sdp) after her party lost 12 of its 18 seats in last week's parliamentary elections; in Tokyo. The sdp, which in 1991 changed its name from the Japan Socialist Party, was the most powerful postwar opposition party and a staunch defender of the pacifist constitution. Doi led the Socialists' late-1980s resurgence and was considered a possible contender for Prime Minister, but recent scandals and defections to the Democratic Party of Japan weakened the sdp.

SWORN IN. MAUMOON ABDUL GAYOOM, 65, for a sixth term as President...

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