- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 11, 2003

INDONESIA
Bali attack suspect publicly admits guilt
DENPASAR A key suspect publicly admitted his role in the Bali terror blasts on Oct. 12 and gave details of how the deadly attacks were carried out.
"Our target was America and its allies because they are the international terrorists," Ali Imron said at a news conference at Bali police headquarters. He apologized to the approximately 200 victims of the terror act.
"I admit that I cannot lie to my heart. With this Bali incident, my heart regrets it. … I apologize to the families of the victims, especially Indonesians, and also those from abroad," Imron said.

ZIMBABWE
Witness gagged on $1 million contract
HARARE The Zimbabwean government gagged the key prosecution witness in the treason trial of the opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, ordering him not to disclose details of his $1 million contract with the government of President Robert Mugabe.
Ari Ben Menashe, a Montreal-based consultant who works for Mr. Mugabe's government, has testified that Mr. Tsvangirai hired him to help kill Mr. Mugabe before the elections last March.


CANADA
Sikh terrorist gets five years
VANCOUVER A Sikh activist was jailed for five years yesterday for his role in making the bomb that downed Air India Flight 182, the first sentence in what was, up to September 11, 2001, the world's deadliest act of aviation sabotage.
Inderjit Singh Reyat, 51, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 1985 attack, admitting he helped acquire materials used to make the bomb. But prosecutors said Reyat thought the equipment would be used to make car bombs , not to bring down an airliner.

ISRAEL
Palestinian territories closed amid fighting
JERUSALEM Israel clamped down on the West Bank and Gaza Strip yesterday, banning all Palestinians from entering Israel and citing warnings of Palestinian attacks.
Earlier yesterday, Israeli troops killed two suspected Palestinian militants, including an unarmed fugitive, and caught a would-be suicide bomber who hid an explosives-laden suitcase in a hotel.
Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz canceled measures aimed at easing restrictions during the Muslim holiday this week, the ministry said.

BRITAIN
'Hannibal' film may help nab U.S. fugitive
LONDON One of America's "most wanted" is being hunted in Britain after a film fan recognized his face in the movie "Hannibal," police said yesterday.
The face of James Bulger, who reportedly committed 19 slayings in the United States, appeared in the hit film during a scene in which a detective scans a list of the most wanted criminals on the FBI's Web site.
Police appealed to the public for any new sightings of the fugitive.

CHINA
Sales outlawed of mothers' milk
BEIJING China's Healthy Ministry has banned the sale of human breast milk after a public outcry over revelations that a restaurant was serving dishes cooked with milk farmed from mothers living in rural areas, Xinhua news agency reported.
Local newspapers reported last month that a restaurant in Changsha, capital of southern Hunan province, offered two dishes to reporters cooked with breast milk for the first time on Jan. 25.
Hunan provincial health official Huang Jinsong yesterday said the national Health Ministry had made it clear that "breast milk cannot be taken as merchandise or traded for profits," according to Xinhua.

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