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Rumsfeld Limiting Military Contacts With the Chinese
By MICHAEL R. GORDON
Prompting concern among the United States military, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has sharply cut off the Pentagon's contacts with the Chinese military.

Peruvian Son of the Poor Is Elected Over Ex-President
By CLIFFORD KRAUSS
After a campaign that left Peruvians deeply disillusioned, Alejandro Toledo won the presidency over onetime president Alan García.

Arafat Instructs His Forces to Bar Attacks on Israel
By DEBORAH SONTAG
Yasir Arafat followed up his appeal for a cease-fire by ordering Palestinian security chiefs to prevent all attacks on Israeli targets from Palestinian-ruled territory.

Nepal's Comatose King Dies Days After Family Is Slain
By BARRY BEARAK
King Dipendra of Nepal, who allegedly killed eight members of the royal family, including his father, has reportedly died. Dipendra's uncle is the new king.

In Ulster's Political Script, Mostly Monologues Still
By WARREN HOGE
The campaign issues for the British parliamentary election in Northern Ireland are different from those across the water. In Ulster, the issues are war and peace.

White House Takes Soft Line on OPEC in Hope of More Oil
By NEELA BANERJEE
In contrast to the previous administration, the Bush White House has opted for a gentler approach to its key oil-rich allies.

An Icon's Birthday Has Indonesia Looking to Past
By MARK LANDLER
After months of political intrigue, the 100th anniversary of the birth of the founding president of Indonesia will allow some to change the subject.


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Youths Rally for Re-election of Iran's Reformist President
U.S. to Keep Its Profile Low for Now in Israel Violence
Eluding Army, Philippine Rebels Flee to Jungle With Hostages
Immigrants Bury Their Friends, but the Hopes Live On
New Strategy Won't Slight Europe, Rumsfeld Says
Iraq Halts Oil Sales Over U.N. Decision on Food Program
Fox's Party Is the Winner in Yucatán
10 Die in Bombing at Bangladesh Mass
Thai Boy Used by Smugglers Is Subject of Custody Battle
Wells Klein Dies at 74; Worked to Help Refugees

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BREAKING INT'L NEWS
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FROM REUTERS

Gyanendra Crowned New King As Nepal Stories Vary 2:57 a.m. ET

Gyanendra Named New King As Nepal Mystery Deepens 2:22 a.m. ET

Israel Waits for Palestinian Cease - fire to Take Hold 2:01 a.m. ET

Peru President - Elect Toledo Vows to Heal Wounds 1:57 a.m. ET

Indonesia Police Chief Plans Fresh Wahid Snub 1:45 a.m. ET

Philippine Military Hunt Kidnappers, Face Criticism 1:07 a.m. ET

MORE REUTERS NEWS . . .

FROM A.P.

Khatami Assured Re - Election Win 3:39 a.m. ET

Toledo Achieves Presidential Dream 3:33 a.m. ET

Protests Greet Indian Leader 3:32 a.m. ET

Cops Try to Disperse Protesters 3:30 a.m. ET

Five Killed in Attack in Algeria 3:05 a.m. ET

Malaysia Islamic Party Elects Woman 2:33 a.m. ET

MORE A.P. NEWS . . .



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