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WHAT HAPPENED ON 8th April 1999?

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7th April 1999

CAUTIOUS WELCOME FOR INTEREST RATE CUT

Employers groups have welcomed the Bank of England's 0.25% interest rate cut but say they want further reductions. CBI adviser Kate Barker said business was pleased but a half percentage point cut "would have been justified". Dr Ian Peters of the British Chambers of Commerce said the cut was helpful but insufficient to "put the economy firmly on track for recovery". The Institute of Directors called the reduction a "very sensible move".

8th April 1999

GIRL DIES WHILE "CANYONING" IN RIVER

A British teenager has been killed in Australia while "canyoning" ` a danger sport where swimmers speed through fast-flowing river gorges. Siobhan Halls 17 from Bedfordshire drowned in the Mount Wilson area of the Blue Mountains 50 miles west of Sydney Police believe she hit her head after heavy rain transformed the Woollangambe river into a fast-flowing torrent. Her body was found underwater wedged in by rocks.

8th April 1999

PINOCHET JUDGE HAS FRESH TORTURE CLAIMS

The Spanish judge seeking to prosecute General Pinochet has sent details of 11 new torture cases to the Home Office. Judge Baltasar Garzon is seeking to strengthen his case for the former Chilean dictator's extradition to Spain New York-based group Human Rights Watch also says it has written to Home Secretary Jack Straw listing new cases. The most recent British ruling excluded many of the 3 000 alleged killings originally cited by Judge Garzon.

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7th April 1999

SCORES "KILLED IN NEW KOSOVO MASSACRES"

Dozens of Kosovo Albanians are alleged to have been killed in two massacres in the province in the last 24 hours. German Defense Minister Rudolf Scharping said 35 unarmed civilians had been killed in the village of Sopi. A massacre had also taken place near the town of Pastric he claimed. Meanwhile the Yugoslav Federal Government has said that offensive anti-terrorist operations in Kosovo had ended & peace had been restored.

8th April 1999

GIRL DIES WHILE "CANYONING" IN RIVER

A British teenager has been killed in Australia while "canyoning" ` a danger sport where swimmers speed through fast-flowing river gorges. Siobhan Halls 17 from Bedfordshire drowned in the Mount Wilson area of the Blue Mountains 50 miles west of Sydney Police believe she hit her head after heavy rain transformed the Woollangambe river into a fast-flowing torrent. Her body was found underwater wedged in by rocks.

8th April 1999

NIGER PRESIDENT "KILLED BY OWN GUARDS"

Niger's President has been assassinated by members of his own security guard in the capital Niamey say US officials. Confirming the killing of Ibrahim Bare Mainassara Niger's prime minister announced parliament had been dissolved The attack happened after troops & tanks took to the streets of the city. Radio reports announced that an army mutiny or coup attempt was under way and soldiers had surrounded the presidential palace & other areas.

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7th April 1999

AINTREE RACEGOERS FACE TIGHT SECURITY

Racegoers heading for the first day of the Aintree meeting have been advised to arrive early amid stringent security Airport-style scanners have been set up at the entrance gates following the IRA bomb hoax which forced the postponement of the 1997 Grand National. Last year there was speculation that a bomb intercepted on its way from the Irish Republic was intended for Aintree Police are urging spectators to "be patient & smile".

8th April 1999

GIRL DIES WHILE "CANYONING" IN RIVER

A British teenager has been killed in Australia while "canyoning" ` a danger sport where swimmers speed through fast-flowing river gorges. Siobhan Halls 17 from Bedfordshire drowned in the Mount Wilson area of the Blue Mountains 50 miles west of Sydney Police believe she hit her head after heavy rain transformed the Woollangambe river into a fast-flowing torrent. Her body was found underwater wedged in by rocks.

8th April 1999

FILM SET WITNESSES UNSCRIPTED CAR CHASE

The makers of a Hollywood film found themselves watching an unscripted car chase after a pair of bank robbers raced their getaway car onto the set. Filming was under way on a residential street in Calgary Canada when the vehicle appeared pursued by police. The car then crashed into a police van that had been driven onto the set to block its path. Two men were arrested & an undisclosed sum of money was recovered.

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