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June 26, 2001

Professor cleared in sect killings inquiry
Michel Tabachnik, a conductor and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, has been acquitted of charges of criminal complicity in the suicide pact of 74 members of a sect, Ordre du Temple Solaire (the Order of the Solar Temple), in 1994 and 1995 in Canada, France and Switzerland.

Female students shed weight
Teenage girls who want to lose weight should try studying, an Austrian survey has suggested. A health survey of 6,000 people found 23 per cent of female respondents who had graduated from high school or university were slightly below normal weight. Another 5 per cent were seriously underweight. Of women who had left school at 15, fewer than 10 per cent were underweight.

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