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September 28, 1989 | MARILYN RASCHKA, Special to The Times
A Koranic verse on the wall reads: "God, may you provide me with more knowledge." A copy of Rembrandt's celebrated painting "The Anatomy Lesson" hangs nearby. In between are 60 first-year medical students and five cadavers. The Medical School of the American University of Beirut has opened for the fall semester, and 42 men and 18 women have begun their long-awaited study of medicine. Of 204 applicants, these 60 survived the rigors of the American MCAT, the Medical College Admission Test.
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September 28, 1989 | MARILYN RASCHKA, Special to The Times
A Koranic verse on the wall reads: "God, may you provide me with more knowledge." A copy of Rembrandt's celebrated painting "The Anatomy Lesson" hangs nearby. In between are 60 first-year medical students and five cadavers. The Medical School of the American University of Beirut has opened for the fall semester, and 42 men and 18 women have begun their long-awaited study of medicine. Of 204 applicants, these 60 survived the rigors of the American MCAT, the Medical College Admission Test.
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October 10, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Police said Monday that two Red Cross officials abducted last week are being held by radical Palestinian guerrillas led by terrorist mastermind Abu Nidal. Abu Nidal's group has denied taking part in the kidnapings. "We have established that Abu Nidal's men carried out the abduction. We believe the hostages are held in a base east of Sidon," said a police spokesman, who declined to be identified.
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March 19, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A Saudi Arabian diplomat held hostage for 66 days was freed Wednesday, raising hopes that Syria's military intervention in West Beirut could lead to the release of other foreign captives. An exhausted Bakr Damanhouri wept as he told reporters of his ordeal at a news conference organized by Shia Muslim Amal militia leader Nabih Berri at his West Beirut residence. No group claimed responsibility for kidnaping Damanhouri, and he did not identify his captors.
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September 7, 2006 | Jeffrey Fleishman, Times Staff Writer
Like the British and Spanish before them, Germans are discovering the eerie cinema verite of modern terrorism: the blurry images of suspected militants caught on surveillance cameras within their borders. Germany didn't think it was a high-profile terrorism target until television screens showed two men, dressed in dark pants and light shirts, wheeling suitcase bombs across train platforms here.
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December 1, 2003 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
As Oliver Monday prepared to graduate from high school in Berkeley with a 3.5 grade point average and 1400 SAT score, he hoped to be admitted to either UCLA or UC Santa Barbara. When both schools rejected him, he knew just where to look for a fine public university experience: Canada. Monday ended up a freshman here at 174-year-old McGill University, known to some as "the Harvard of Canada." He has no regrets. "I'm definitely getting what I worked for ...
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