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January 1, 1990 | Reuters
Two strong earthquakes shook the northern coast of Papua New Guinea on Sunday but there were no initial reports of damage or casualties, officials said. A government seismologist said the first tremor measured a magnitude 5.5. The second, five minutes later, was a magnitude 6.1.
November 4, 1990 | Associated Press
A moderate earthquake jolted a remote mountainous area on the island of New Guinea Friday, but no casualties or damage were reported, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. The quake was measured at a magnitude of 5.2.
April 17, 1992 | Associated Press
President Bush said Thursday that he will nominate Roger A. McGuire, a career diplomat, as ambassador to Guinea-Bissau. McGuire, 48, is a consular officer in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is a former charge d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Namibia and has served as a political officer in Zambia.
February 4, 1996 | Associated Press
Rebel soldiers reportedly agreed Saturday to end a mutiny that left 20 people dead in this West African nation and forced its president into hiding.
July 5, 1985
A coup in the West African nation of Guinea has brought former Premier Diarra Traore, a member of the ruling military council, back to power, a broadcast in the capital of Conakry reported. Traore served as premier for eight months after a military coup in April, 1984, that followed the death of longtime dictator Sekou Toure. He was later demoted to education minister as President Lansana Conte reshuffled his Cabinet and abolished the premier's post, alleging incompetence and corruption.
October 3, 1993 | Associated Press
Pro-democracy protests erupted into tribal clashes that have killed at least 18 people, President Gen. Lansana Conte said as he issued an edict banning all demonstrations until presidential elections are held on Dec. 5.
October 30, 2006 | Elena Conis
A "fiery serpent" that plagued the Israelites in the Old Testament and that's been found in Egyptian mummies continues to afflict tens of thousands of people today. The ancient parasitic sickness, known as Guinea worm disease, can still be cured only with an ancient remedy. But experts say the disease is on the verge of becoming ancient history, despite its age-old persistence and the lack of advances in medical treatments.
May 7, 1990 | CHILTON ALPHONSE, of the Community Youth Sports and Arts Foundation, expressed some views on law enforcement in South-Central Los Angeles. He told The Times: and
It appears to me, working with gangs and drugs, that black male youth are used as guinea pigs by law-enforcement agencies that can so easily and quickly point the finger at the violence that's associated with gangs and black youth. In return, they use the stats associated with those crimes in the inner city to get large amounts of federal dollars. Once the dollars are provided, they are never spent in the impacted area.
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