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For the first time since the 1979 revolution, reformists in Iran have won decisive control of the conservative-dominated parliament.

How do you establish confidence in the rule of law in Bosnia after 50 years of communism and three years of war? Rather slowly.

President Clinton is heading for India next month. But deciding whether to visit neighboring Pakistan is a stickier wicket.

David Clark Scott World editor

REPORTERS ON THE JOB..

*IT'S DOWNHILL FROM HERE: Arriving at the Dizin ski resort in Iran, Scott Peterson's translator admitted she'd never skied before. "No problem," replied Scott, "I'll teach you. We'll ski a little and interview a little. You'll enjoy it." But as they got off the gondola, it became clear that they would be doing more interviewing than skiing. Scott's teaching skills were severely tested. Sans skis, they walked around interviewing people getting off the lift. The shadows grew longer and announcement was made that the gondola was shutting down. Scott's translator opted to catch the last gondola going down the mountain. "My career as a ski instructor was short-lived," sighs Scott.

*SHOCKING NEWS: Sarajevo, a city in Bosnia that survived a devastating siege during the war that tore Yugoslavia apart, is gradually restoring its peacetime charm. But the fact that artillery shells are no longer exploding all around can lead to a false sense of security, as Peter Ford discovered during a recent visit. Enjoying the peace that post-war Sarajevo offers, he forgot elementary precautions of personal safety, and switched on a hair dryer while standing in his bare feet on a wet bathroom floor. A 220 volt electric shock woke him up as quickly as any howitzer.

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