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Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi led more than a million people in chanting ``Indira Gandhi is immortal'' on the first anniversary of her assassination. But Sikh militants in Amritsar hailed her killers as heroes and demolished part of a building in the holy Golden Temple. Indian President Zail Singh, a Sikh, was conspicuous by his absence from the podium here, although he paid tribute to Mrs. Gandhi earlier at her cremation site and memorial and released a book about her. His office said he was represented by Vice-President Ramaswamy Venkataraman, declining further comment.

Juan storm heads for Florida with new burst of strength

Tropical storm Juan returned to the Gulf of Mexico and spun back up to near hurricane strength Thursday, heading for rain-soaked Florida. It caused more than $1 billion damage in Louisiana. Florida Gov. Bob Graham urged coastal residents to be ready to evacuate, as they did before hurricane Elena over the Labor Day weekend.

Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace declared a state of emergency, and the Emergency Management Agency opened shelters in coastal cities.

Dutch decline Soviets talks; missile decision due today

The Netherlands yesterday rejected a Soviet offer of direct arms talks if the Dutch put off a decision due today in favor of deploying cruise missiles. Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers told parliament he received an invitation from the Kremlin Wednesday proposing talks on cruises, provided his Cabinet deferred the deployment decision.

After a long delay and heated discussion among the public and in parliament, the center-right Dutch government is due to announce today that it will accept siting of 48 cruise missiles planned by NATO.

USSR long-range warheads up 37% in 3 years, study says


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