- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 11, 2001

Six Chechen guerrillas killed in Abkhazia
TBILISI, Georgia Forces from the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia killed six Chechen guerrillas over the past 24 hours, Abkhaz official Vladimir Mikanba said yesterday.
"We killed six Chechens and captured two," he said.
He added that "moderate fighting" was continuing late yesterday near the Sakharnaya Gora mountain between Abkhaz soldiers and Chechen fighters.
Fierce fighting erupted this week between Abkhaz forces and guerrillas in the breakaway region.

Canadian shot dead in Kuwait City
KUWAIT CITY A Canadian man was shot dead and his Filipina wife was wounded in Kuwait yesterday in an incident that may have been related to the U.S.-led strikes against Afghanistan, diplomats and security sources said.
"A Canadian man was unfortunately shot dead today in Kuwait," a senior Canadian diplomat said.
Security sources said the man's wife was in a stable condition in the hospital with three gunshot wounds. They said the man, whom they did not name, had been in his 50s.
They said the attacker, who appeared to be from the Indian subcontinent, had not been apprehended but that unconfirmed reports indicated the attack could have been motivated by anger over the U.S. strikes on Afghanistan.

Belize surveys ruins of Hurricane Iris
INDEPENDENCE, Belize Belizeans, their homes flattened and crops ruined, lined up for food yesterday and surveyed the damage wrought by Hurricane Iris on the tiny Central American nation.
At least 19 persons were killed and some 60 villages in the former British colony's south were devastated by Iris, a small but powerful hurricane that ravaged a 30-mile-wide area as it tore through tourist resorts and Mayan hamlets.

Eight Americans on flight vanish
MADRID A private aircraft with eight American business passengers and two Spanish crew aboard disappeared while flying from Spain to Algeria yesterday, Spanish transport authorities said.
Radio contact with the propeller airplane was lost at 11:41 a.m. after the pilot asked the Valencia airport for a route change because of bad weather.

Honors for IRA revive old passions
DUBLIN An Irish government plan to reinter with state honors the bodies of 10 Irish Republican Army members executed by the British 80 years ago has stirred up a hornet's nest.
Much of the debate in the Irish Republic and British-ruled Northern Ireland hinges on conflicting perceptions of the men as fighters for Irish freedom or terrorists who murdered British soldiers and policemen.
"There is nothing wrong with mourning those who fought and died for Ireland," former Foreign Minister David Andrews wrote in the Irish Times. "Too ghoulish to parody, too grotesque to satirize," said Irish writer Kevin Myers.

28 killed in road, air crashes in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile A bus collided head-on with a truck in Chile yesterday, killing 22 persons. Six police officers also died when their plane crashed on the way to the site, officials said.
The chartered bus was carrying workers to a copper mine near Calama, 970 miles north of Santiago, when it collided with a truck carrying bags of cement, killing 19 persons on the bus and three in the truck. Twenty-one persons were injured.

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