Skip to: Content
Skip to: Site Navigation
Skip to: Search


EVENTS

By CompiledShelby Siems / July 25, 1994



GAMBIA REPORTED CALM AFTER COUP Gambians went to the market, and some 1,500 British tourists phoned home yesterday for the first time since a bloodless coup sent President Sir Dawda Jawara into hiding aboard a US warship. Residents of Banjul reported that all was calm two days after mutinous soldiers angry at not being paid for peacekeeping service in Liberia toppled the president. But Banjul's airport and Gambia's borders remained closed. The state-run radio was silent after broadcasting a communique Saturday proclaiming a military government. Neo-Nazis rampage

Skip to next paragraph

Neo-Nazi skinheads rampaged through the Buchenwald World War II death camp in east Germany on Saturday, throwing stones at buildings and threatening to kill a supervisor, police said. The rampage came amid a spate of rightist violence and other activity that swept the eastern part of the country over the weekend. French strike causes woes

A three-day strike by French air controllers in Aix-en-Provence climaxed yesterday with disruption to flights over southeastern France on a holiday weekend, airline officials said. The strike was due to end at 11 p.m. yesterday. Meanwhile, thousands of tourists were stranded and dozens of flights cancelled or delayed in western Europe from the strike. Sectarian violence

Assailants attacked three Shiite mosques yesterday in Karachi, Pakistan, killing a policeman and ambulance driver and injuring 13 others. Police said they feared the attacks, which followed another deadly shooting of six Shiite Muslims on Saturday, marked an escalation of sectarian violence. Indian Muslims killed

Armed Bodo tribesmen in northeastern India raided a refugee camp yesterday, killing at least 30 Muslim settlers and injuring 100 others, police said. The raid apparently was launched in retaliation for the killing of a Bodo woman, purportedly by Muslims, last Wednesday. Ethnic killings have escalated in Assam state since then. Government soldiers and a paramilitary force launched a manhunt for the rebels. The Citadel loses suit

Shannon Faulkner won her sex-discrimination lawsuit Friday when US District Judge C. Weston Houck ordered The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., to admit her as its first female cadet receiving military training. The judge gave the school one year to decide how to accommodate other women. The Citadel's lawyers said they would appeal and seek a stay of the judge's order before Aug. 14, when new cadets arrive. Confederate flag protests

Civil rights leaders have given South Carolina a deadline stop flying the Confederate flag atop the Statehouse by Labor Day or face a nationwide economic boycott. Thousands of flag protesters and supporters marched through Myrtle Beach on Saturday. On Friday, pro-flag groups said they would boycott firms that support the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Columbia sets record

The shuttle Columbia's landing on Saturday concluded America's longest space flight in more than 20 years, lasting 14 days and nearly 18 hours. It also made Chiaki Mukai of Japan the world's female space-endurance champ.