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By , Deputy world editor

The international community has rallied to help the victims of Turkey's tragic earthquake. At the same time, many Turks have turned on officials, demanding to know why preventive measures weren't taken .

An ethnic Albanian dubbed "Mad Mortar Man" by US soldiers in Kosovo is close to unhinging the NATO-backed peace there.

Another uneasy cease-fire has been signed in the heart of Africa - this time between former allies who turned on each other this past weekend. What's behind the latest events.

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Quote of note: "[Rwandans] think they are the best fighters in Africa and probably the world." - a Western observer in Kigali.

- Faye Bowers, Deputy world editor

REPORTERS ON THE JOB *ON PATROL: Going out with American troops - whether in Somalia, Bosnia, or Kosovo - is usually routine. Officers give a briefing, arrange a foot or a night patrol, and nothing of consequence happens. Until this time in Kosovo, when Scott Peterson joined a US unit protecting Serbs from ethnic Albanian attacks. Names had barely been exchanged at the tiny command post before the mortar fire began. Scott got to see the soldiers do their jobs, paying almost no attention to his presence. "I've shot more bullets here than I ever did in training," a surprised soldier told him. So have many Albanians: While Scott crouched in the dark beneath the roaring rotors of the blacked-out Medivac helicopter as troops loaded the wounded, a sniper took potshots from a nearby building.

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