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Italy march recalls 'martyr' of protest
GENOA, Italy Thousands took to the streets of Genoa yesterday to remember the "martyr" of the anti-globalization movement, a protester fatally shot by police during last year's meeting of the Group of Eight leaders.
Carlo Giuliani, 23, was killed during violent clashes between police and demonstrators that left another 300 injured and prompted widespread accusations of police brutality.
On the first anniversary of the summit, activists and well-wishers converged on the city to honor his memory and to inject fresh energy into the anti-globalization movement.
At 5:27 p.m., the time that Mr. Giuliani was shot by a policeman as he tried to throw a fire extinguisher into a paramilitary police jeep, the crowds broke into a prolonged applause and released dozens of colored balloons into the sky.

At least 7 killed as train derails in Sicily
PALERMO, Sicily At least seven persons were killed and up to 30 injured when an express train derailed and smashed into a bridge in Sicily yesterday evening.
The train, heading to the Northern Italian city of Venice from the Sicilian capital, Palermo, with 190 passengers aboard, left the tracks at about 7 p.m. near the town of Rometta, west of Messina.
Police said the train plowed into a bridge, which collapsed, crushing at least one of the train's seven cars and an empty house.

Pakistani leader snubs visiting Briton
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw pressed Pakistan yesterday to bring a permanent end to infiltration by Islamic militants based on its soil into Indian-controlled Kashmir.
But Mr. Straw did not meet Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf. Pakistani newspapers said Gen. Musharraf decided against such a meeting because his advisers consider Mr. Straw biased in favor of India.
The British diplomat, who arrived in Islamabad from India as part of a diplomatic effort to ease tensions between the nuclear rivals, met with Pakistan's minister of state for foreign affairs, Inamul Haq, before returning to New Delhi to catch a flight back to London.

Iraq slaps work ban on Al Jazeera reporter
DOHA, Qatar The Iraqi authorities have barred the Baghdad correspondent of the Qatar-based pan-Arab satellite television station Al Jazeera from working for 10 days.
"The Iraqi authorities have forbidden Diar al-Umari from working for 10 days as a punishment for certain words used in his dispatches which the Information Ministry has deemed harmful to Iraq," a statement from Al Jazeera said.
"We vigorously contest any suggestion that Al Jazeera has been prejudicial in its reporting of Iraq or any other Arab country," the television's editor-in-chief, Ibrahim Hilal, told Agence France-Presse. Iraq has not provided an explanation for the order.

12 killed as copter crashes in Russia
MOSCOW A military helicopter crashed in southern Russia yesterday, killing 12 persons, including eight border guards, the latest in a string of helicopter crashes across the country.
The Mi-8 transport helicopter disappeared from radar screens during a planned flight between the Caucasus regions of North Ossetia and Ingushetia, RIA news agency said. It was not clear what caused the disaster.

1 killed as lightning hits power plant
OBILIC, Yugoslavia Lightning struck Kosovo's main power plant, sparking a fire that killed a Croatian technician, injured 34 and plunged the U.N.-run Yugoslav province into darkness, officials said yesterday.
The lightning strike Friday night was followed by five small explosions. NATO peacekeepers shone helicopter spotlights to help rescue teams evacuate casualties from the smoking plant, 5 miles west of the provincial capital, Pristina.
The coal-fired plant was shut down, leaving the province without electricity overnight. Sporadic power was restored yesterday, supplied by a section of the plant that was not affected by the fire.

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