Milestones Aug. 24, 1998

EXPELLED. SIX AMERICAN ACTIVISTS held in custody for six days for distributing pro-democracy leaflets; from Myanmar (formerly Burma). Twelve other foreigners were also released by the military regime. The 18 were originally sentenced to five years hard labor following a one-day trial.

KILLED. More than 20 BYSTANDERS; by a car bomb; in Omagh, Northern Ireland. The blast occurred last Saturday in a crowded shopping district on the 29th anniversary of British troop deployment in Northern Ireland. One of the worst acts of violence in the three-decade conflict, it took place 17 days before President Clinton's planned visit to the area.


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