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The UN war-crimes prosecutor, Carla del Ponte, has hundreds of investigators but no police to catch indicted suspects in Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

British law forbids felons from entering the country. But American boxer, and convicted rapist, Mike Tyson was granted an exemption. Women's rights groups are challenging the double standard set for a sports figure.

In another major precedent, the Canadian Supreme Court reinforced speaking in two tongues. The court ordered a mostly English-speaking province to provide a school for Francophone children.

The Chatham Islands share a common language with New Zealand, if not a common outlook on fishing rights.

David Clark Scott World editor


*CAMPAIGN CROSSROADS: The Monitor's Robert Marquand covered education in the US for four years, visiting college campuses nationwide. "But I never saw anything like the intensity of student politics" at India's Jawaharlal Nehru University. JNU has only 2,000 students. But when Bob visited the campus during the autumn national elections, there was a level of activity that belied its size: Campaign rallies, strategy sessions, speakers, and candidates' posters everywhere. "Any student on campus," says Bob, "can tell you with mathematical certainty where he stands on a range of issues, from Chechnya to campus housing."


*IT WAS SO COLD THAT... At least 15 large ice balls - some the size of basketballs - have fallen in different parts of Spain during the past week. First, the Spanish media reported the objects were ejected lavatory waste from commercial jets passing overhead. Then, Spanish scientists said the ice probably came from a comet. Now, no one is sure. One scientist told the daily newspaper El Pais that the distribution is too random and infrequent to have come from a comet. A team of scientists are doing a chemical analysis to try to determine the origin of the mysterious frozen chunks.

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