News Digest October 3-9

WORLD

Re-Election Drill

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak celebrated his never-in-doubt re-election as President at an elaborate salute, with precision drill teams and flash-card shows, in Cairo Stadium. Mubarak's total in the yes-no referendum was 94.9%. He promised to spend his third term working "to improve the level of income of the simple citizen."

Another Peace Feast?

While Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds cautioned against hoping for an "overnight resolution," he and British officials expressed interest in a fresh peace initiative for Northern Ireland. Advanced by two prominent Roman Catholic leaders in Ulster, the still secret proposal appeared aimed at arranging a cease-fire...

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