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WORLD ROUNDUP NBC television showed an Iraqi video Monday of what the Iraqis said were two American prisoners of war. Both appeared badly bruised. Baghdad radio had said Iraq was moving the prisoners to ``economic and scientific sites,'' apparently to deter air strikes. The US strongly protested to Iraq Sunday over the apparent mistreatment of prisoners. Twenty-two American and allied servicemen are missing after four days of air attacks.... German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's Christian Democrats, seen as pro-Persian Gulf war, lost power Sunday in Hesse state elections to antiwar Social Democrats and the Greens.... Haitians voted Sunday in runoff legislative and local elections. The vote was generally free of confusion, officials said.... Mongolian President Punsalmaagiyn Ochirbat travels westward this week with an unprecedented visit to Washington on Wednesday.... The migration of up to 30 million workers over the next two years from Eastern Europe to the West will be discussed by 35 European countries starting Thursday.... African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela and his chief political rival Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the Zulu-based Inkatha Freedom Party will meet later this month to try to end the township war.... Mandela said Jan. 17 that the ANC would take power by force in South Africa if it failed to reach agreement with the white minority government.... Elite police guarded key buildings in Zagreb, the Croatian capital, Sunday, fearing the Yugoslav Army might try to enforce a federal order to disarm para-military groups.

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