Monday, May 10, 1999 Published at 05:49 GMT 06:49 UK
Clinton regrets embassy bombing
Beijing students held aloft pictures of two journalists killed in the raid
President Clinton has sent a message to his Chinese counterpart, Jiang Zemin, expressing regret over Nato's bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.
Meanwhile, protests have continued outside the US Embassy in Beijing for a third day.
Embassy official Bill Palmer told the BBC that 300 to 400 had gathered outside the building.
A White House spokesman said Mr Clinton had stressed in his message the importance of protecting staff at the US Embassy.
The Chinese authorities have vowed to protect foreign diplomats on its soil, but some officials, including Chinese Vice President, Hu Jintao have publicly expressed support for the protests.
The UK Foreign Office said on Sunday it was advising Britons against non-essential travel to China.
Serbian media reported just two Nato attacks on Sunday night, both on the southern city of Nis.
With low rain clouds across Yugoslavia, for the first time since bombings began, the people of the capital did not hear the sound of air raid sirens and the anti-aircraft guns were silent.
Riot police were unable to stop youths hurling bottles, rocks and burning debris around the buildings.
The protestors' anger has also turned on foreign news journalists trying to report the events.
A BBC crew in Beijing has been beaten and pelted with stones, accused of insulting China.
The US has said an intelligence mistake, caused by faulty information, led to the bombing of the Chinese embassy.
The Pentagon is not expected to offer further explanation for its error, for fear of revealing too much about the process used for selecting targets.
Court case bought
Amidst the fall-out from the embassy bombing, Yugoslavia begins legal action on Monday against 10 Nato countries at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Yugoslavia contends that the alliance has acted without UN Security Council authorisation, and that it has failed to protect civilians as stipulated in the Geneva Convention.
The US and the UK are expected to argue that the court has no jurisdiction to hear Yugoslavia's case.
Despite the Beijing unrest, diplomatic efforts towards a possible settlement in Kosovo may be back on track after Russia's Balkans envoy, Viktor Chernomyrdin, spoke of important developments in the search for peace.
Mr Chernomyrdin said Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic had taken the new developments well when told of them by phone.
But Nato has come under attack from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, who said the air campaign had failed because those killed and injured could be classified as human-rights victims.
She said civilian deaths and injuries were not acceptable.
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