PEKING, March 6, Reuter: China’s Railway Minister has resigned to take responsibility for three railway crashes which killed more than 130 people, State television reported on Sunday.

It showed Ding Guangen making a self-criticism at a meeting on Saturday of the State Council (Cabinet) and asking to resign.

It also showed Hu Yizhou, Chief of the State Airline CAAG, being given a serious warning at the same meeting for a plane crash in Chongqing on January 18in which 108 people died. A further serious warning could mean expulsion from the Communist Party.

JOHANNESBURGH March, 6, Reuter: South Africa has proposed a direct deal with Moscow to set up a neutral government in Angola, along the lines suggested for Afghanistan by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The proposal by Defense Minister Magnus Malan excluded the United States and barely mentioned the issue of South African rule in neighboring Namibia, which U.S. and South African(rule in neighboring) Namibia, which U.S. and)South African) negotiators have previously linked to an Angolan solution.

NEW YORK, March 6, Reuter: Thirty U.S. Senators, including some of Israel’s strongest supporters, have written a letter saying Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and his Likud party may be obstructing Middle East peace efforts, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The newspaper said the letter was addressed to U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, who returned home on Saturday after a peace mission to the region.

BRASILIA, March 5, Authorities have reported what they believe to be the first case of Aids among Brazilian Indians.

The government Indian agency Funai said on Friday two Indians had contracted the killer disease, one in Mato Grosso and the other in the Southern State of Santa Catarina.

Article extracted from this publication >> March 11, 1988