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Monday, 24 September, 2001, 07:15 GMT 08:15 UK
Carter cancels Bangladesh visit
The former US President, Jimmy Carter, has called off plans to take part in monitoring the general election in Bangladesh, because of the attacks on New York and Washington.

He had hoped to lead a team of 30 observers from the Carter Centre in Atlanta and the National Democratic Institute in Washington for the polls on October the first.

Nearly 200 foreign observers are still expected to monitor the elections, according to the United Nations.

About 100 people have been killed and thousands injured in Bangladesh since July when a caretaker government took power in the pre-election period.

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