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22 Detained in Pakistan Probe of Massacre

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, OCT. 31, 2001 (Zenit.org).- A total of 22 people have been detained in connection with the investigation of last Sunday´s massacre of 17 Christians in a church in eastern Pakistan, the regional police reported today.

Bush Supports “Responsible Debt Relief” for African Nations

WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 30, 2001 (Zenit.org).- President George W. Bush said the United States will support “responsible debt relief” for heavily indebted African nations that use the funds for such infrastructure improvements as education and health care, the Washington Times reported.

U.S. Court Rejects Challenge to School “Minute of Silence”

WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 29, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a challenge to a Virginia law requiring a minute of silence to start each day in public school classrooms so students can meditate, pray or just stay quiet, Reuters reported.

Jewish Scholar to Lead D.C. Think Tank

WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 29, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The new head of a Washington think tank specializing in religion and public policy is a Jewish scholar who has specialized in Islamic history, the Washington Times reported.