- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 13, 2003

BRITAIN
U.S.-born grandmother faces deportation
LONDON A U.S.-born grandmother said yesterday she that faced deportation from Britain, despite having lived in the country since she was 2 years old.
Mary Martin, 55, was born in Baltimore to an English mother and an American father. She came to Britain with her mother in 1949, settled in the eastern county of Suffolk and married an Englishman. She has no passport and says she has never left Britain, even on vacation.
Mrs. Martin said she had been ordered to leave by the Home Office because she did not have her papers in order when she arrived in the country more than half a century ago.

INDIA
Cruise missile test worries Pakistan
NEW DELHI India yesterday test fired a cruise missile capable of hitting major cities in Pakistan, officials said.
The Brahmos missile, jointly developed with Russia and based on the Russian Yahont anti-ship missile, has a range of 185 miles and a payload of 440 pounds.
Pakistan said the missile test was part of India's policy of "massive militarization." Both nations have nuclear weapons.

GERMANY
Apartments raided for proof of terror plans
BERLIN German authorities raided apartments and businesses in several cities yesterday, searching for evidence against Islamic extremists suspected of planning terrorist attacks, federal prosecutors said.
A total of 160 federal agents began searches before dawn at 11 locations in or near Munich, Wiesbaden, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Worms, the Federal Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.
Agents detained four suspects for questioning and seized documents, computers, videotapes and audiotapes, prosecutors said. The four were released later with no charges.

ITALY
Judge orders release of 28 Pakistanis
ROME A judge in Naples ordered the release yesterday of 28 Pakistanis arrested in a highly publicized anti-terror raid in which authorities said they found explosives, maps of a NATO base and a newspaper photograph of Britain's military chief.
Newspapers reported that the apartment was owned by mobsters.
Police carried out the raid as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.

BRITAIN
Police arrest sons of militant preacher
LONDON Two sons of Britain's high-profile radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri have been arrested after an incident at a north London mosque where he has been banned from preaching.
A police source said yesterday that the sons, ages 16 and 20, were among four persons arrested after a disturbance Tuesday night at the Finsbury Park mosque.
A Metropolitan Police statement said they were arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary after being seen trying to climb into the grounds of the mosque.

FRANCE
Fire destroys clarinet factory
PARIS A fire yesterday destroyed a French factory that makes some of the world's finest clarinets, causing no injuries but at least $1.8 million in damages, the company's director said.
The dawn blaze at the Leblanc factory in La Couture Boussey, in the Normandy region, incinerated 1,400 clarinets.
The French factory, which has 37 employees, was founded in 1750 under the name Ets. D. Noblet, before being taken over by Leblanc Corp., based in Kenosha, Wis.

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