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Compiled by MONITOR TURKISH troops withdrew from northern Iraq after several days attacking members of the PKK Kurdish guerrillas based there. The Iraq government protested about the incursion which was undertaken with the knowledge of the United States.

Raul Castro succeeded his ailing brother Fidel as president of Cuba; he said he would raise living standards “within socialism”.
Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, brought off a power-sharing agreement between government and opposition in Kenya, thus stopping further tribal and political unrest.

Israel stepped up its attacks on Gaza in response to increasing rocket launches from there into Israel. Talks between Israel and the Palestinians were at a standstill.

Bulletin Headlines of the Week
SUNDAY/MONDAY: Andratx Police Crack Down (Drivers lacking documentation or under the influence of alcohol or drugs were being targeted).
TUESDAY: Tourist Crime Data Base (Future Balearic crime statistics will make clear they include offences by tourists as well as residents).
WEDNESDAY: Council Can Close Centro (The Council will need to follow strict guidelines. CCI now considering a high court appeal).
THURSDAY: Woman Is Stabbed In The Port of Pollensa (The seriously injured woman was attacked by her ex-husband).
FRIDAY: Prince Fights Taliban (Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, had been on duty in Afghanistan). SATURDAY: Balearics Celebrates (A posthumous Gold Medal for Robert Graves was among the awards given to mark Balearic Day).