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WASHINGTON (AP) - When al-
Qaida leaders decided an attack on a
U.S. military shuttle bus was not spec-
tacular enough, the Singapore-based
operatives who proposed the idea
meticulously planned to hit more dar-
They laid out plans to blow up
embassies of the United States and
three other nations and had a chemist
buy four tons of ammonium nitrate -
four times the amount of explosive that
Timothy McVeigh used to bomb the
Oklahoma City federal bilding.
In chilling detail, Philippine intelli-
gence reports obtained by The Associ-
ated Press also revealed plans to attack
U.S. corporations and warships in Sin-
gapore and crash a hijacked plane at
the country's international airport.
The embassy attacks were foiled by
U.S. investigators and allies in South-
east Asia as they entered the final
stages - a mostly untold success dur-
ing the war on terrorism. The success
was tempered by the discovery that the
explosives were not recovered.
"Singapore, for one, is a perfect tar-
get for attacks as some 17,000 Ameri-
cans are residing in the city-state and
about 6,000 multinational companies,
several of which are American, are
among its biggest employers," one of
the two Philippine reports said.
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ed a SARS patient.
"My friend who's in nursing ... all
of her classes have been cancelled,"
LSA sophomore Ivan Tsang, whose
home is in Toronto, said he is not sure if
he is going to go home over the summer.
"I'm scared that if I go home that
they won't let me back in the coun-
try," Tsang said.
Tsang said he became aware of SARS
a month ago, when he received a phone
call from his parents.
"My dad advised me to stay in my
dorm room,"'he said.
Tsang said his family has been stay-
ing home as much as possible. His
father, a medical doctor, has stopped
taking walk-in patients, while his
mother has been staying extra hours at
the hospital where she works, helping
to quarantine SARS patients.
"I had originally hoped it would be
over before school ended," he said.
"I'm staying at school an extra week
but I don't know what I'm supposed
to do," he added.
SARS is a respiratory disease that
is spread through the inhalation of
droplets from an infected SARS
patient who sneezes or coughs. As of
Saturday, the World Health Organiza-
tion reported that a cumulative total of
2,416 SARS cases and 89 deaths have
been reported from 18 countries.
The WHO issued an alert on Friday
advising travelers to postpone all but
essential visits to the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region and Guangdong
Province, China, where outbreaks of the
disease have been most severe.
The United States has reported 115
cases of the disease, 2 of which are in
Michigan's Kent County.
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tal and killing perhaps several thou-
sand Iraqi shooters, by rough U.S.
Pace said the Republican Guard's
main weapons systems are gone and
the force probably cannot assemble
more than 1,000 men in any one place.
On another vital front, British troops
thrust to the center of Basra, Iraq's sec-
ond largest city, with a sense they were
finally shaking Saddam loyalists loose.
British Desert Rats went into the city
of 1.3 million with more than three
dozen tanks and armored cars, a col-
umn similar in size to the American
unit that probed suburban Baghdad,
then got quickly out. But the British
found resistance softer than expected,
picked up reports that the local Baath
Party leadership was crumbling and
fought into the core, losing at least
three soldiers and finding their arrival
cheered by hundreds of citizens.
"We have a lot of it occupied,"
British Maj. Gen. Peter Wall told the
BBC. He said it might take days to put
In chalking up military gains, the
United States accelerated a campaign
of persuasion, too, aimed at getting the
Iraqi Republican Guard to give up.
And Washington's attention began
turning to postwar Iraq.
Pace said the United States would
welcome Republican Guard division
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More than 950 people killed in Congo attacks
At least 966 people were killed in attacks on more than a dozen villages in
northeastern Congo last week, U.N. officials said yesterday after a preliminary
It is not clear who carried out the attacks, which occurred in Ituri province, the
scene of some of the most vicious battles in Congo's 4 1/2-year-old civil war.
Rival tribal fighters, rebel factions and Ugandan troops all have been involved in
the fighting in the mineral-rich province.
Witnesses told the U.N. investigators that the attackers included women and
children while others were men in military uniforms, said Manodje Mounoubai, a
spokesman for the U.N. mission in Congo.
"This is the worst single atrocity since the start of the civil war." Mounoubai
told The Associated Press by telephone from Kinshasa, Congo's capital.
The killing spree occurred over a period of just a few hours Thursday in the
Roman Catholic parish of Drodro and 14 surrounding villages in Ituri.
"The attack started with a whistle blow and lasted between five and eight
hours" Mounoubai told The Associated Press by telephone
Lubanga, who is head of the rebel Union of Congolese Patriots, or UPC, said
Ugandan troops and Lendu tribal fighters used mortars, small arms and machetes
to attack three towns in Ituri, killing 942 people.
U.S. prison population reaches record high
The number of people in U.S. prisons and jails last year topped 2 million for the
first time, driven by get-tough sentencing policies that mandate long terms for
drug offenders and other criminals, the government reported yesterday.
The federal government accounted for more inmates than any state, with
almost 162,000, according to a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics,
part of the Justice Department. That number includes the transfer of about
8,900 District of Columbia prisoners to the federal system.
California, Texas, Florida and New York were the four biggest state
prison systems, mirroring their status as the most populous states. But
Texas, California, New York, Illinois and five other states saw their inmate
populations drop compared with the year before as prison releases outpaced
Some states modified parole rules to deal with steep budget shortfalls,
leading to an overall growth rate in state prison populations of just under 1
percent from June 2001 to June 2002. The federal prison population grew
by 5.7 percent.
LA CERBA, Honduras
Honduras prison riot
kils 69, injures 31
A search for fugitives was called
off yesterday, a day after a prison
riot in northern Honduras that left
69 people dead, including three visi-
tors, and 31 others injured.
Authorities said all inmates had
been accounted for and were back in
their cells at the El Porvenir prison
in the town of La Ceiba, 220 miles
north of the capital, Tegucigalpa.
The prison remained locked down.
Authorities originally thought an
unknown number of inmates had
escaped and soldiers and police
searched nearby streets and fields
through the night.
Meanwhile, a bloody picture emerged
of the battle between members of one of
Central America's toughest-street gangs,
who were armed with guns, clubs and
even hand grenades, and other inmates,
including some from rival gangs.
murder trial begins
The murder trial of Palestinian upris-
ing leader Marwan Barghouti began
yesterday, but his top aides refused to
cooperate on the stand with prosecu-
tors. One witness covered his ears to
block out questions.
In the Gaza Strip, Israeli troops
killed a Hamas gunman and a 14-year-
old boy in a raid on a small village.
Also yesterday, an American activist
shot in the jaw a day earlier, allegedly
by Israeli troops, was conscious in an
Israeli hospital, communicating with
visitors by writing notes.
Barghouti, seen as a possible suc-
cessor of Yasser Arafat, is the most
senior Palestinian to be tried by Israel
in 30 months of fighting. He is a
Palestinian legislator, and until his
capture a year ago, he was the leader
of Arafat's Fatah movement in the
Va. Tech reinstates
Virginia Tech reinstated its affir-
mative action policy yesterday,
despite assertions from the attorney
general's office that some of its
diversity programs are unconstitu-
The school's Board of Visitors
voted 7-5 with one abstention to
rescind a March 10 ban on prefer-
ences for racial minorities and other
underrepresented groups in hiring,
admissions and scholarships.
The vote came after a four-hour
meeting punctuated by outbursts
from a crowd of about 250 people,
most supporters of affirmative
action. The board called yesterday's
special meeting after weeks of
protest over its resolution in closed
session to dismantle affirmative
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