- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 19, 2002

Bosnian Serb gives up, to face crimes court
THE HAGUE A Bosnian Serb accused of torturing, raping and murdering prisoners in Bosnian detention camps surrendered to the Yugoslav tribunal yesterday to face 46 counts of war crimes.
Dusan "Dusko" Knezevic, 34, gave himself up in Banja Luka, Bosnia, and was transferred to the U.N. detention unit in The Hague, tribunal spokesman Jim Landale said.
Mr. Knezevic, who has been accused of atrocities in the Omarska and Keraterm camps, was not a camp official, but one of "the so-called camp visitors who came to kill, beat or abuse prisoners," Mr. Landale said.

Seoul kills 900 pigs in foot-and-mouth case
SEOUL South Korea's Agriculture Ministry said today it has confirmed a new case of foot-and-mouth disease south of Seoul and has destroyed 900 more pigs to try to contain an outbreak just days before the soccer World Cup finals.
A ministry official said by telephone the affected farm was at Ansong in the province that adjoins the capital. He said more than 92,000 head of livestock had now been culled since the first case was reported on May 4.

Unmanned U.S. plane crashes in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan An unmanned U.S. spy plane returning from a mission crashed yesterday near a remote village in southwestern Pakistan, not far from a military base being used by U.S. forces, U.S. and Pakistani officials said.
The Predator's wreckage was found near Karim Bakhsh, about 15 miles northeast of Jacobabad, and was being examined by U.S. soldiers, a local police official said.

British troops stricken by 'winter vomiting'
LONDON Britain's Ministry of Defense said yesterday it had identified the mystery ailment that has laid low dozens of British troops in Afghanistan as "winter vomiting," an illness characterized by one or two days of vomiting and diarrhea.
"They have a virus infection identified as Norwalk-like virus. Now another name for this is winter vomiting disease, small round virus SRV," Wing Commander Andy Green, an infectious diseases consultant, said.
The disease is virtually identical to the virus outbreaks that were causing problems in hospitals in Britain, he said.

EU agrees on sharing 13 Palestinian exiles
Madrid EU president Spain has brokered a deal in which six European Union member states will take 12 of the 13 exiled Palestinian militants freed from the Church of the Nativity, Spanish state radio said early today.
The 13 men, now in Cyprus, were trapped inside the Bethlehem church during a five-week standoff in which armed Palestinians took shelter in one of Christianity's holiest sites and were besieged by the Israeli army during its West Bank incursion.

Fire-hit ferry docks in Norway, no one hurt
OSLO A fire-damaged Danish passenger ferry with 884 persons aboard docked in south Norway yesterday after the crew extinguished blazes that triggered a disaster alert overnight in the middle of the North Sea.
The Princess of Scandinavia, which left northern England Friday, limped into the port of Kristiansand almost eight hours late after the crew got three of the four engines working after dousing the fires.
No one was hurt but three persons were earlier reported to be suffering from shock. Helicopters were scrambled from both Britain and Norway and nearby vessels and oil platforms were all put on standby.

EU, Latin America end landmark summit
MADRID The European Union and Latin America wrapped up a historic summit yesterday, hailing progress in building closer economic and political ties that will give Europe greater influence in the United States' back yard.
"Without doubt, Latin America needs this proximity to Europe and certainly we have received a clear response to this need in Spain," Mexican President Vicente Fox said after a two-day summit that brought together almost 50 leaders from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.


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