Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


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ST. LOUIS BRACES FOR HIGH WATER The high water everyone in St. Louis had dreaded began living up to its ominous billing over the weekend: Flood waters gushed through a breached levee, overrunning a suburban airport and hundreds of businesses. This, say St. Louis residents, could be just the beginning. The Mississippi and Missouri rivers still had not reached their peaks, and forecasters said weekend thunderstorms could dump as much as 3 inches of rain on parts of the area, straining more tattered levees. A storm Saturday night brought heavy rain to downtown St. Louis and a tornado to nearby St. Charles County. It also knocked out power to thousands in the region. The tornado caused only minor damage. In the city, the Mississippi is forecast to reach 49.3 feet, less than 3 feet below the main flood wall and well above the previous record of 47.05 feet on July 20. 30 killed in S. Africa

At least 30 people, including a five-month old baby, were killed in clashes around a hostel in the Johannesburg township of Tembisa, police said yesterday.

Residents said violence began when hostel dwellers, most of them members of the Zulu-dominated Inkatha Freedom Party, attacked houses near their hostel. Residents, most of them supporters of Nelson Mandela's African National Congress, managed to repel the first attack, but hostel inmates regrouped and brought more firepower, witnesses said. Demjanjuk held in Israel

Israel's Supreme Court, after clearing John Demjanjuk of being Nazi killer "Ivan the Terrible," blocked his deportation to Ukraine yesterday while considering whether he should stand trial for other alleged war crimes.

The Supreme Court, despite acquitting the former Ohio autoworker, said there was evidence to place him as a guard at Sobibor death camp in Poland, where 250,000 Jews died, and in three other Nazi camps. Gorbachev on US `mentality'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev criticized the United Nations and President Clinton yesterday for being too trigger-happy. …

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