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A United Nations aid convoy reached the eastern Bosnia Muslim settlement of Zepa yesterday after being allowed through a Serb blockade. The arrival of the convoy cleared the way for the lifting of a boycott of UN aid deliveries by city authorities in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo. Meanwhile, a unilateral cease-fire by Muslim forces in Bosnia brought calm to the capital yesterday. Bosnia's President Alija Izetbegovic announced the cease-fire Feb. 20 when he lifted a boycott by Muslim authorities of UN aid

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to Sarajevo's civilian population. Also on Feb. 20, President Clinton said he was considering ordering United States forces to airdrop emergency food and other supplies to eastern Bosnia. US long-term care

The Clinton administration is looking into a government-subsidized program that would provide long-term care to people with chronic illnesses or disabilities, according to news reports yesterday. A major possible goal of the program would be to shift spending from nursing homes to community-based services that provide medical care and other assistance to people living in their own homes. UN looks at war trials

War criminals in the former Yugoslavia will be a step closer today to being tried for atrocities relating to "ethnic cleansing," concentration camps, systematic rape, and mass murder. The UN Security Council is expected to unanimously pass a resolution establishing the first war-crimes tribunal since 1945-49, when Nuremberg and Tokyo trials sentenced notorious Nazis and Japanese war leaders to death. Serbs, Croats, and Muslims are all suspected of committing crimes, but UN investigators blame Serbs for t he worst atrocities. Abuse of Kuwaiti maids

The Philippines labor secretary said yesterday that Manila and Kuwait would announce a program within two weeks to try to stop the rape and physical abuse of Filipina domestic workers in the emirate. Her remarks came amid reports that a Filipina maid was raped while in Kuwait police custody. Steps under consideration include a safe-house for maids with abusive employers more than 280 are currently crammed into a room in an embassy building and stricter controls on work contracts. Somalia aid needs seen

Somalia needs at least $253 million in aid this year to fight hunger, to care for refugees, and to begin rebuilding an economy shattered by civil war and famine, says a draft UN report obtained yesterday by the Associated Press. The largest chunk of the funding requested was $92.2 million for refugees, followed by food aid totaling $41.2 million. Uranium theft in Russia

Thieves have stolen uranium from Russia's nuclear industry three times in the past two years, but rumors of astronomical black-market prices for the radioactive metal are untrue, the Atomic Energy Ministry said. Lax discipline was a factor in the theft of uranium from installations in the cities of Podolsk, Glazov, and Arzamas, a ministry official, Alexander Mokhov, said.

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