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US The UN has welcomed the decision by
Burkina Faso to become the 40th country
to ratify the anti-land mine convention
allowing it to come into legal force in
six months' time.
KUWAIT A girl aged six died after
spending at least five hours in a
locked van in 42-degree heat. She is
believed to have fallen asleep on the
way to school and stayed in the van.
AUSTRALIA The head of the firm making
condoms for the Sydney Olympics has
expressed surprise at the quota of
three a day that athletes will receive.
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