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The Straits Times, 18 April 1980

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  • Masthead [Title Section]
    The Straits Times Estd. 1845 FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1981 30 CENTS M.C.(P) No. 1 1 1/1/80  (16 words)
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  • PREM'S ASEAN TOUR MISSION [Articles]
    PREM'S ASEAN TOUR MISSION THEH CHONGKHADIKIJ 'Move to open dialogue with Viets' Editor-in-Chief of The Bangkok Post Special to the Straits Times BANGKOK, Thursday PRIME Minister Prem Tinsulanonda is expected to inform Asean leaders during his forthcoming tour of the region that Thailand wants to open a dialogue with Vietnam...  (950 words)
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  • QUOTE [Articles]
    QUOTE PRESIDENT (trt- er Im stated ta»t onr PaseMaa iiknarlMkMtke capability uf taldag cat mast af ihe Savlet cities la the rveat af a Savlet preemptive strike that destrayea m«st «f oor laad-haaefl missiles. This claim Is Mt wily wr«u factaally; It b lacrailMe. 8uee the S«\1eta waald thea have...  (113 words)
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  • Mother and 2 children in death plunge [Articles]
    Mother and 2 children in death plunge N. G. KUTTY By A WOMAN and her two children, a three-year-old boy and an eight-month-old girl were found dead at the foot of Block i in Holland Close last night. They are believed to have fallen from the 12th floor. Police spokesman...  (165 words)
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  • Tolbert unit hits back [Articles]
    Tolbert unit hits back MONROVIA. Thurs. A rounter-insurgenry unit created by former President William Tolbert has killed a member of the military administration that overthrew him last Saturday, military sources said The unit also tried and failed to ambush some soldiers supporting the People's Redemption Council set up after the...  (65 words)
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  • Five-star bunkers [Articles]
    Five-star bunkers BEIJING. Thurs The lack of Chinese hotels has led the country to establish a system of five star establishments in bunkers, which were built lung ago throughout China for storing food. A report in the Peoples Daily today said the first such hotel had been built in an...  (73 words)
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  • Hanoi forces scale down fighting [Articles]
    Hanoi forces scale down fighting BANGKOK, Thurs. Vietnamese forces have scaled down their military activities in Kampuchea following mass desertions of their troops. Thai military authorities said today. Thai Supreme Command spokesman Lt-Gen Som Kattapan said at a press conference here that there had been "largescale desertions" among Vietnamese forces....  (152 words)
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  • China's new Mach II jet [Articles]
    China's new Mach II jet i BEIJING, Thurs. Reports that China has developed a fighter plane capable of flying at twice the speed of sound appeared today in two Beijing publications the Youth Daily and Aviation Knowledge. No details about the plane were given, nor was it said where the...  (53 words)
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  • Four die [Articles]
    Four die TEHERAN, Thurs A firing squad today executed four men charged with blowing up oil pipelines In the southern Khuzestan province, bordering Iraq, in the midst of a bitter war of words between the Teheran and Baghdad governments and a continued flow of refugees across the common border. -UPI.  (50 words)
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  • OUR MAN ON THE SPOT IN BANGKOK [Articles + Illustrations]
    OUR MAN ON THE SPOT IN BANGKOK THE Straits Times has set up a news bureau in Bangkok, one of the most exciting and important centres of news gathering in the world. Manning the bureau is LEE KIM CHEW (above), our newly-ap-pointed Bangkok reporter. Lee, 33, will be providing comprehensive...  (142 words)
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  • Quit offer by Weizman [Articles]
    Quit offer by Weizman JERUSALEM. Thurs. Israeli Defence Minister Ezer Weizman, who touched off a political storm yesterday by urging early general elections, will offer his resignation to Prime Minister Menachem Begin this weekend, a close associate of Mr Weizman said today "Mr Weizman realises he may have to pay...  (93 words)
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  • Malaysian holiday [Articles]
    Malaysian holiday KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. The Yang Dipertuan Agung has won a lucky draw for a week's free holiday in Italy organised by the distributors of Alfa Romeo cars in Malaysia. The draws of 12 winners for a package tour made yesterday in Perak were m to recent purchasers Alfa...  (53 words)
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  • Labour of love with $22,000 to boot [Articles + Illustrations]
    Labour of love with $22,000 to boot FOR carrylag a b*b> fathered by a maa abe fcaa never met, Mrs Elizabeth Kanr (a pseudonym) will be paid I -SUM* (SStt.lM) far Mrs Kane, SI, a moth er af three, waa implanted with the ■perm af a man wbaae wife la...  (119 words)
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  • Zhao takes over daily running of govt [Articles]
    Zhao takes over daily running of govt BEIJING, Thursday CHINA'S senior Vice-Premier Deng Xiaoping today disclosed that Vice-Premier Zhao Ziyang, promoted to the post yesterday, had been put in charge of the day-to-day running of the Chinese Government. Anwering questions from Italian Journalists before meeting Italian Communist Party secretary-general Enrico...  (409 words)
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  • Door is open, Tibetans told [Articles]
    Door is open, Tibetans told KATMANDU, Thurs. A high Chinese official has said some 15.000 Tibetan refugees living in Nepal are free to visit their homeland anytime. Rong Ren, a member of the central committee of the Chinese Communist Party and i first political commissar of the People's Liberation Army...  (71 words)
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  • Plot foiled [Articles]
    Plot foiled SAN JOSE, Thurs Costa Rk-an polire said yesterday they had foiled a plot by i Nicaragu in and Chilean exiles to kill President Rodrigo Odio with dynamite Reuter.  (30 words)
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  • King wins in Italy [Articles]
    King wins in Italy the King, who is also the Sultan of Pahang, was one of them, a spokesman of City Motors said today. The spokesman said the King had been informed about the tour in May, but he was not likely to join th» package trip. The winning ticket...  (56 words)
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  • $13m brollies [Articles]
    $13m brollies PARIS, Thurs Despite the thunder clouds over East-West relations, a small Swiss firm has won a US$6 million (5513.4 million) order to supply umbrellas and sunshade material to the Soviet Union. Radio Luxembourg reported from Geneva yesterday. AFP.  (40 words)
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  • Tory govt rapped [Articles]
    Tory govt rapped LONDON. Thurs A leading group of academic economists today savagely attacked the British Government's economic policy, saying it was creating a recession without paralleTsince the XXXXX. The Cambridge University Economic Policy Group, which has become a chief opponent of the Conservative administration's monetarist economic philosophy, recommended an...  (68 words)
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  • Varsity invite [Articles]
    Varsity invite BEIJING, Thurs. Gmghua University, one of China's oldest and best-equipped, has sent a letter of invitation to its former teachers and students in Taiwan asking them to come to Beijing for its 69th anniversary celebrations on April 27. Reuter.  (41 words)
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