Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Today's Story Line

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Today's Story Line

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Pope John Paul II's visit to India today was meant to bolster the Christian minority. But right-wing Hindus, with little official opposition, are using it as a occasion to whip up anti-Christian sentiments.

No bombs, but no food either. Conditions in the Ingushetia refugee camps are not much better than in Chechnya. And neither Moscow nor international aid agencies are providing help yet.

There's nothing glacial about the pace of melting in the Himalayas.

Most Australians say they prefer to stay with the known monarchy, rather than choose an unknown republic.

- David Clark Scott World editor

REPORTERS ON THE JOB

*INTERVIEW ME! The Monitor's Fred Weir was interviewing refugees near the entrance to the Sputnik (which means "co-traveler") camp on the Chechen border Wednesday. But he was interrupted by a very agitated woman, Koku Akhmedeva, who rushed into the tent and grabbed him by the arm. "You're not seeing the real conditions here," she said. …

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