- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 9, 2005

AFRICA

Assistance sought to fight bird flu

GENEVA — Africa appealed yesterday for $45.84 million to help it swiftly shore up its veterinary defenses against H5N1 bird flu.

The money would be spent over three years to help strengthen monitoring and reporting outbreaks of poultry sickness, stockpile H5N1 vaccine for poultry flocks and build networks to share information, Modibo Traore, director of the Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources, said at an avian influenza conference.

The H5N1 virus, now endemic in parts of Asia, has spread to Russia and the southeastern corner of Europe and Turkey via infected migrating birds.

Africa is the destination for migrating waterfowl from Europe, Russia and Asia, Mr. Traore noted.

GERMANY

Holocaust denier’s trial delayed

MANNHEIM — The trial of Ernst Zuendel, a prominent German Holocaust denier deported from Canada earlier this year, was delayed shortly after it started yesterday after the judge dismissed part of his defense team.

Mr. Zuendel, the 66-year-old publisher of works such as “Did Six Million Really Die?” is facing charges of inciting racial hatred and denying that the Nazis killed about 6 million Jews during World War II.

CHILE

Court denies bail to Fujimori

SANTIAGO — Chile’s Supreme Court denied bail to former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori yesterday as Peru worked to extradite him to face human rights and corruption charges.

Mr. Fujimori was arrested Monday after arriving in Santiago on a surprise visit from Japan. He planned to use Chile as a base to relaunch his political career and return to Peru to run for president next year.

Peru has accused Mr. Fujimori of corruption and human rights abuses during his 1990-2000 rule.

AFGHANISTAN

Husband held in poet’s death

KABUL — Poet Nadia Anjuman was beaten to death, and her husband and mother have been arrested. The United Nations condemned the killing yesterday as a symptom of continuing violence against Afghan women four years after the fall of the Taliban.

Mrs. Anjuman — who was widely praised for her first book of poems, titled “Gule Dudi,” or “Dark Flower” — died Friday in a hospital in Herat after being beaten. She was 25.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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