JAKARTA - Indonesian police beat back students staging a campus protest against President Suharto on Monday as he installed a new Cabinet to deal with the country's worst economic crisis in decades.


MOSCOW - Russian President Boris Yeltsin spent part of Monday in bed with a sore throat but was well enough to hold talks with an aide, the presidential press service said.


KATMANDU - Five Sherpa guides trekking in Nepal with a group of fifth-graders - mostly children of U.S. diplomats - were injured Monday in clashes with villagers near Katmandu.

West Bank

HEBRON - Jewish settlers will "not leave alive" if they attack residents of Palestinian-run areas in Hebron, the West Bank's Palestinian security chief warned Monday.


MADRID - At least 13 illegal immigrants from north Africa were missing on Monday after their rickety boat sank during an attempt to cross the Strait of Gibraltar to southern Spain.


Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Monday accepted the resignation of the country's government and asked the prime minister to form a new Cabinet.


MUZAFFARABAD - At least 15 people were dug out alive from a landslide of snow and stones Monday in a mountainous village in Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, police said.


PARIS - French President Jacques Chirac, who gambled away his conservative majority in parliament last year, looks unlikely to try to regain it anytime soon following left-wing victories in the weekend's regional elections.


Singapore will take part in a World Health Organization study on the long-term health effects of the region's smog, Environment Minister Yeo Cheow Tong said Monday.


GENEVA - Iraq will be "high on the agenda" when U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan holds talks on Tuesday with French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin and German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel, his spokesman said Monday.


YEREVAN - Armenians voted for a president Monday with hopes that a new leader can end high unemployment and economic decline that has been worsening for a decade in their Caucasus Mountains nation.


DOHA - Islamic foreign ministers meeting in Qatar tried to smooth over differences Monday as they hammered out motions affecting the world's 1 billion Muslims.


TOKYO - Industrialist Masaru Hayami will become head of Japan's central bank, replacing the governor who is resigning in the wake of a widening corruption scandal, Japanese media reported Monday.

South Korea

SEOUL - Fourteen South Korean political prisoners released last week demanded on Monday the release of all such prisoners in the country.


TAIPEI - Taipei on Monday said it has allowed U.S. investigators to talk to Taiwan figures as part of a U.S. congressional inquiry into alleged fund-raising abuses during the 1996 U.S. presidential and federal elections.