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  • White couple backs reforms from behind an electric fence

    White couple backs reforms from behind an electric fence
    Of all the signs of the new era dawning in South Africa, one of the more eloquent is attached to the 8,000-volt wire fence that rings Willie and Celeste van der Merwe's four-bedroom home, swimming pool, tennis court and 25 acres of fruit trees and...
  • Returning from Europe?

    Travelers bound for the United Kingdom and parts of Europe now have something new to ponder -- foot-and-mouth disease. And if you don't think about it on the way over, you'll definitely be aware of it returning to the U.S. Within a matter of weeks, foot-...
  • Hotel rate quotes abroad can be deceiving

    I've always suspected that travelers spend too much time obsessing on air fares and not enough time obsessing on hotel rates. Part of this is the plain inconvenience of doing the math. With an air fare, you see a $100 difference in a posted price, and...
  • If you go: Cosmos' 'A Taste of Britain':

    Visit England, Scotland and Wales accompanied by a tour director on Cosmos' six-night "A Taste of Britain" motor coach tour. (www.globusandcosmos.com or contact a travel agent for a brochure) THE DEAL $1,138 per couple/$794 single in high season...
  • Hidden enemy lies in wait on Afghan soil

    Masses of refugees on the move and American soldiers who may have to go to war face a hidden menace in Afghanistan: millions of buried land mines. In the best of times, as many as 10 people step on mines in Afghanistan each day. However, as an estimated...
  • Britain's openness makes for ticklish anti-terror effort

    The Egyptian government has convicted Yasser al Serri in absentia for a failed attempt to assassinate the prime minister. In London, Serri runs the Islamic Observation Center, which he says is a human rights charity. In Yemen, Abu Hamza Masri is accused...
  • Blair prepares Britain for pending military action

    Prime Minister Tony Blair on Tuesday braced Britain for war with the Taliban government of Afghanistan, stating that diplomacy has failed and will be followed by military action. Blair told his Labor Party conference that "proportionate" and "targeted"...
  • Blair reaffirms support for Pakistan

    In a visit designed to bolster support for the cause in a key nation bordering Afghanistan, British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Friday reassured Pakistan's military government that it "made the right choice" in joining the international coalition against...
  • ARCHIVE: U.S. Launches Attack

    CHARIKAR, Afghanistan -- The United States launched its retaliation against terrorism Sunday, striking at the heart of Osama bin Laden's adopted nation and his Taliban supporters with a thundering attack of bombs from the air and missiles from the sea....
  • Islamic group calls Blair 'legitimate target'

    As Prime Minister Tony Blair toured the Middle East, a London-based radical Islamic group called him "a legitimate target" for assassination because Britain has joined the U.S.-led military strikes against Afghanistan. The statement by the extremist Al...
  • Attention centers on mosque in London

    As they trace the movements of suspected terrorists rounded up over the past month, European law enforcement authorities find their way back to a modern, red brick building around the corner from a bustling North London thoroughfare. The Finsbury Park...
  • Arafat declares support of West in meeting with Blair

    Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat on Monday positioned himself as a key ally in the fight against Osama bin Laden's terror network and received strong support from British Prime Minister Tony Blair for the creation of a Palestinian state....