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The pro-Jakarta militia posed no resistance to the multinational force arriving in East Timor. Indonesian officials indicated that refugees in West Timor might return soon, but they may not be able to feed themselves for at least a year.

Quote of note: "The international community will have to feed a lot of people there until the next crop." - an international aid worker in West Timor

Anti-Milosevic protesters are back in the streets this week. They're seeking support from a well-organized, passionate social group in Serbia: soccer clubs . Why doesn't this sound like a good idea?

- David Clark Scott World editor

REPORTERS ON THE JOB

*POLITICS OF PRISON VISITS: Getting into Kigali Central Prison, to interview inmates, has always been difficult for journalists. But reporter Lara Santoro says it was "amazingly" easy to get permission to interview Bishop Misago, on trial for genocide. She went to Rwanda's Ministry of the Interior, and within a half hour she was given a letter of entry. The next day, she went to the squalid colonial prison building. The bishop, dressed in prison-uniform pink, was ushered from his cell for her interview. "He seemed very human. Confused and afraid," says Lara. Why the easy access? "The Rwandan government wants the world to know what the Catholic Church has done," says Lara.

PRESS CLIPPING

*LANGUAGE IN THE WIND: It's OK to whistle while you work in Spain's Canary Islands. In fact, it's the law for schoolchildren now. To ensure that the local language of whistling, known as silbo, doesn't disappear into the dustbin of history, officials on the island of Gomera are making a silbo class compulsory. Whistling, used by farmers, shepherds, and families to communicate on the densely forested island, is in danger of extinction. The 12,000 residents whistle less than before because now they have telephones and better roads.

CULTURAL SNAPSHOT

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