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December 29, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A new outbreak of Ebola has killed nine people in Gabon, state radio announced in a rare government acknowledgment of the deadly disease. The outbreak is the third this year in the West African country. Ebola killed 30 people when it struck remote areas of Gabon in February and October. One of the world's deadliest diseases, Ebola causes massive internal bleeding and is spread through bodily fluids. It kills up to 80% of those infected, and there is no treatment or cure.
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October 15, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Erik Bye, 78, one of Norway's most beloved entertainers, known for his poetry, stories, sailor songs and appearances on radio and television, died Wednesday after a long illness. Bye became a household name in Norway through his appearances on the state radio and television network NRK, often performing traditional sailor songs. After World War II, he returned to the United States to study, receiving a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1953.
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NEWS
January 28, 1991 | Washington Post
Rebels fighting to overthrow the authoritarian 21-year rule of Somali leader Mohamed Siad Barre announced an offensive breakthrough in the bloody month-old conflict Sunday, saying they had captured the state radio station and presidential palace in Mogadishu, capital of the East African country. As Siad Barre's dwindling forces were reportedly driven from the city by a fierce rebel assault, the insurgent Somali National Congress jubilantly claimed that the government had been overthrown.
WORLD
June 12, 2004 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
Congo's president, Joseph Kabila, appeared on television Friday to declare that he was safe and that renegade members of his presidential guard had been vanquished in a coup attempt, the second against his transitional government this year. The leader of Friday's coup attempt, Maj. Eric Lenge, and about a dozen supporters fled south from the capital, Kinshasa, pursued by government forces, Congolese officials said. The coup attempt was the third major crisis in Congo this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Erik Bye, 78, one of Norway's most beloved entertainers, known for his poetry, stories, sailor songs and appearances on radio and television, died Wednesday after a long illness. Bye became a household name in Norway through his appearances on the state radio and television network NRK, often performing traditional sailor songs. After World War II, he returned to the United States to study, receiving a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1953.
NEWS
February 29, 1992 | From Associated Press
Unpaid soldiers mutinied Friday and seized the state radio station and two civilian leaders. They freed the hostages after being promised back pay, but hours later took over the broadcast center again. No casualties were reported, though thousands of students marched into town to protest the revolt. Mutineers' demands have included the immediate return to the capital of Prime Minister Amadou Cheffou, who is away; dismissal of several army officers and release of another officer from prison.
NEWS
June 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
A Zambian army lieutenant was captured by soldiers after he announced on state radio today that President Kenneth D. Kaunda had been toppled in a coup following five days of anti-government violence. The announcer, who identified himself in repeated broadcasts as Lt. Mwamba Luchembe of the Signals Corps, was escorted from Radio Zambia's studio on the outskirts of the capital about 90 minutes later.
NEWS
December 30, 1986 | Associated Press
Two high-speed hydrofoils collided between southern Cuba and the Isle of Youth, killing one person and injuring 56, the state radio reported Monday.
NEWS
November 7, 1993 | Associated Press
Police arrested five men Friday in the theft of ammunition, hand grenades and mortars from army depots. All the men arrested are white, and state radio reported late Friday that they are members of a militant ultra-rightist group.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Parlez-Vous Czech?: Czechoslovakia's first commercial radio station went on the air Tuesday--in French. Europa Plus, a joint venture between France's Europe 1, state-run Czechoslovak radio and broadcasting authorities, began with a mix of light music, news and advertisements. It began in French, with Europe 1's programs transmitted by satellite to Prague and then re-broadcast. State radio officials said they hoped to begin broadcasting in Czech by May 1.
NEWS
November 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Zimbabwe's justice minister has lashed out at white and Asian judges who oppose President Robert Mugabe's seizure of white-owned land, saying they could plunge the country into war. Patrick Chinamasa said in an address reported by state radio that the judges could not serve Mugabe's democratic state after having served Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith's white government prior to independence in 1980.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2000
The cruel and corrupt regime of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic collapsed as one leg after another gave way--state radio, the police, all the elements of the dictator's power except, for now, the army. What began a decade ago with Milosevic's attempt to dominate his Balkan neighbors in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia appears to have ended in the streets of his Belgrade.
NEWS
July 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The democratically elected government toppled during Fiji's two-month hostage crisis met to discuss setting up a new state in the western part of the country, Fiji radio said. The meeting came a day after coup leader George Speight reportedly forced a delay in installing Fiji's new Cabinet, which raised concerns about a return to unrest.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 1999 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Formed in 1978 during the Brezhnev era, the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra was modeled after the BBC Orchestra with the idea of disseminating classical music in public via regular broadcasts and performances. Would that the last remaining superpower would enact such a noble gesture on the behalf of classical music evangelism. State-mandated culture isn't necessarily a bad thing, as the fine, ruggedly gifted orchestra showed Thursday night at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara.
NEWS
July 19, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Tons of sliding mud snapped the cable of an underground elevator in an Austrian talc mine, stranding 11 men who were trying to rescue a trapped miner, state radio reported Saturday. Mine officials said they were hopeful that the first trapped miner--who was caught in a mudslide on Friday--could be dug out alive, but the chances of survival for the other 11 miners appeared slim. "For them, it is feared to be too late," Austrian radio reported. "They are believed to be buried in mud and water."
NEWS
October 29, 1997 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rebels tried unsuccessfully to overthrow Zambian President Frederick Chiluba on Tuesday, raising fears of political instability in a country considered a bulwark of peace in Southern Africa. The putsch was thwarted about five hours after it was announced on state radio by the leader of a previously unknown military group calling itself the National Redemption Council.
NEWS
July 14, 1986
The Soviet-backed government of Afghanistan said that its forces killed 13 guerrilla leaders and scores of their followers in recent fighting in the western province of Herat. Afghan state radio, monitored in Islamabad, Pakistan, did not provide dates. The radio also said that government forces seized two cannons, three mortars and 142 rifles and other arms and destroyed four supply depots.
NEWS
November 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Zimbabwe's justice minister has lashed out at white and Asian judges who oppose President Robert Mugabe's seizure of white-owned land, saying they could plunge the country into war. Patrick Chinamasa said in an address reported by state radio that the judges could not serve Mugabe's democratic state after having served Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith's white government prior to independence in 1980.
NEWS
December 29, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A new outbreak of Ebola has killed nine people in Gabon, state radio announced in a rare government acknowledgment of the deadly disease. The outbreak is the third this year in the West African country. Ebola killed 30 people when it struck remote areas of Gabon in February and October. One of the world's deadliest diseases, Ebola causes massive internal bleeding and is spread through bodily fluids. It kills up to 80% of those infected, and there is no treatment or cure.
NEWS
May 9, 1995 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A mischievous smile spread across the face of producer Kenosi Modisani as the tape of thickly African-accented English began to roll in the studios of SAfm, the revamped flagship radio station of President Nelson Mandela's new South Africa. "The aunties on pensions hate this: a black man talking about economics," the 36-year-old Modisani said in an acid reference to South Africa's English-speaking elite, which made up an avid audience when the state-owned station was known as Radio South Africa.
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