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Diperbaharui pada: 18 Mei, 2005 - Published 16:34 GMT
 
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Uzbekistan
Military sources and members of the opposition say at least five-hundred people were killed on Friday
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Uzbekistan

The United Nations' senior human rights official, Louise Arbour, has called for an independent investigation into the recent violence in eastern Uzbekistan.

In a statement, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said she was deeply concerned and called on Uzbekistan to stick to international rules on the use of force.

Military sources and members of the opposition say at least five-hundred people were killed on Friday when troops fired on unarmed demonstrators in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan.

The authorities officially put the number killed at just under one-hundred-and-seventy and blame Islamic militants for the violence.

A group of foreign diplomats and journalists aiming to find out what happened, has been taken on a tightly-controlled bus tour of the city .

Africa

Africa
The message of the report is that the economic performance has not improved enough.

Africa is experiencing its most favourable economic performance for nearly a decade, according to a new report.

The annual survey by the African Development Bank and the OECD says total output increased last year by more than five percent, thanks to improved economic management, rising prices for raw materials and more development aid.

But the BBC economics correspondent says that the message of the report is that the economic performance has not improved enough.

Only six African countries are likely to achieve the internationally agreed target of halving poverty within the next ten years, none of them on mainland sub-Saharan Africa.

China

China
Almost half of those who responded said they'd been hit as children.

A survey conducted in China with help from the United Nations childrens agency, UNICEF, has concluded that there is widespread physical abuse of children.

UNICEF says official support for the survey marks a breakthrough and shows that the government in Beijing is willing to face up to social problems.

Questionnaires were distributed among three-and-a-half thousand university students in six provinces. Almost half of those who responded said they'd been hit as children.

The survey also said a substantial number had suffered forms of sexual abuse.

 
 
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