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March 29, 2001

Russians accuse US student of spying
A United States student, John Edward Tobin, who was detained in Voronezh two months ago for possession and sale of drugs, has been charged with espionage. Russian investigators claim that before going to Russia, Tobin was trained at a military intelligence establishment and while in Voronezh had secretly recorded conversations with university professors and local politicians.

Website offers everything a student needs to know
German students too lazy to get out of bed can follow lectures online from a national internet radio station pioneered by a group of universities. Broadcasting started this week at Karlsruhe University with Freiburg, Konstanz, Mannheim and Kehl to follow. Students can read research projects or find out about local night life.
Website: http:///193.196.117.69/ihr

Malaysia expands higher education
Every Malaysian state will have a university by 2002 following cabinet approval of a plan to establish four technology-based institutions of higher education. Three universities will be set up in Pahang, Malacca and Perlis, while Kuala Lumpur’s Kolej Universiti Islam Malaysia will move to a new campus in Negri Sembilan.

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