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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -
U.S. Marines trained their rifles down
gritty streets and into a teeming mar-
ket as they patrolled the Haitian capi-
tal with other peacekeepers yesterday,
drawing smiles and a few angry
words, but no resistance.
Hatred is still simmering among
various factions nearly a week after
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was
ousted in a rebellion that left at least
130 people dead, with new killings
discovered outside Port-au-Prince.
As the Marines rolled into the loot-
ed port area in eight Light Armored
Vehicles and ventured into the
crowds, onlookers gathered around in
curiosity but showed no fear.
At one point, a Marine poured a
canteen of water over his head to cool
off in the sweltering heat, drawing
chuckles from passers-by.
"I feel much safer now the Marines
are here," said Frantz Labissiere, 44.
"I wouldn't be here if the Marines
But not everyone shared his view.
As the convoy passed an angry knot
of people, one youth shouted: "You
took our president - now you're tak-
ing our country!"
Others held up photographs of
Aristide, who fled the country Sun-
day as rebels neared the outskirts of
the capital and the United States and
former colonial ruler France pressed
him to resign.
Haiti's first freely elected leader
lost a lot of popularity in Haiti - and
in Washington, which restored him to
power in 1994 after he was ousted in
a 1991 military coup - because he
allegedly used militant loyalists to
attack and intimidate his opponents,
failed to help the poor and condoned
corruption. Aristide, in exile in the
Central African Republic, has denied
The Central African Republic will
offer him permanent asylum if he
asks but would find it difficult to pay
for his upkeep, the government said
"I can't say definitively if Mr.
Aristide will stay here or if he'll go,
but if he asks us, we won't refuse
him," Communications Minister
"Parfait Mbaye told The Associated
Press in Bangui.
The Organization of American
States announced the establishment
yesterday of a tripartite council that is
the first step to forming a government
of national unity in Haiti. The mem-
bers are Leslie Voltaire, who was Aris-
tide's Minister for Haitians Abroad;
former opposition Sen. Paul Denis, a
member of the Democratic Platform
coalition; and Adama Guindo, the
U.N. resident representative in Haiti.
NEWS IN BRIEF ,
HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
NYC turns down gay marriage requests
The fight over gay marriages reached the nation's largest city yesterday as
about three dozen same-sex couples asked for licenses and were turned down.
One applicant warned, "This isn't going away."
Couples in a New York suburb were also rejected, but across the country in
Portland, Ore., a line of at least 100 hopefuls snaked around a building as Mult-
nomah County handed out licenses to gay couples for a second day.
"This isn't a matter of sacred and religious issues. It's a civil issue," said Nelson
Jones, 74, who came out to support the Oregon couples and hoped to seek his
own license there next week.
It is not clear how long the licenses will be available. Democratic Gov. Ted
Kulongoski has warned the marriages may not be legal and requested a legal
opinion from Oregon's attorney general.
New York's attorney general, Eliot Spitzer, said in an opinion Wednesday that
his state's laws prohibit same-sex marriages, and New York City's top lawyer
said the same about city law. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has also promised to
enforce the law.
German court overturns first 9-11 conviction
A German court yesterday overturned the world's only conviction for the Sept.
11 attacks and ordered a retrial for a Moroccan found guilty last year of aiding the
Hamburg cell of suicide hijackers.
Mounir el Motassadeq's conviction on more than 3,000 counts of accessory to
murder and membership in a terrorist organization was flawed because the lower
court failed to properly consider the absence of evidence from a key witness who
is in U.S. custody, the Federal Criminal Court ruled. The jailed 29-year-old's case
returns to court in Hamburg.
"The defendant el Motassadeq is certainly far removed from being clear of sus-
picion," Presiding Judge Klaus Tolksdorf said.
El Motassadeq is serving a maximum 15-year prison sentence after the Ham-
burg court convicted him in 2003 of giving logistical support to the Hamburg-
based al-Qaida cell that included Sept. 11 suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta,
Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah. El Motassadeq's lawyers said they would ask
the Hamburg court to free the electrical engineering student from custody.
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Suspected leader of
terror cell arrested
U.S. soldiers and Iraqi police arrested
14 Iraqis, including a militant suspected
of leading a terrorist cell made up of fol-
lowers of the extremist Wahhabi sect of
Sunni Islam, the military said yesterday.
Sami Ahmed and the others were
captured late Wednesday near Baqouba,
a hotbed of anti-coalition activity in the
Sunni Triangle, north of Baghdad, said
Maj. Josslyn Aberle of the Tikrit-based
4th Infantry Division.
Five Iraqi police were wounded in
separate attacks in northern Iraq. .
A roadside bomb went off as a U.S.
military vehicle passed in the town of
Hadid, north of Baghdad, wounding a
4th Infantry Division soldier, said Mas-
ter Sgt. Robert Powell, an Army
spokesman. U.S. soldiers arrested one
Iraqi in relation to the attack and are
searching for a second man who fled
the scene on a motorcycle.
GAA CITY, Gaza Strip
overrun during raid
Israeli soldiers battled Palestinian mili-
tants in Gaza yesterday, killing a 14-year-
old boy and bulldozing houses during a
daylong raid, Palestinian officials said.
The Israeli army said troops entered
Rafah, a frequent battleground in the
conflict, in search of tunnels used by
Palestinianmilitants to smuggle weapons
from Egypt. Soldiers were met with gun-
fire and grenades, the army said.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat con-
demned the raid and a Wednesday heli-
copter strike on a car that killed three
Hamas militants. The intensified attacks
came ahead of a proposed Israeli with-
drawal from almost all of the Gaza Strip.
"They say they want to leave Gaza,
but before leaving they are increasing
their massacres against our people,"
U.S. may reconsider
The Bush administration may back
off plans to require that visa-carrying
Mexicans who make short visits to the
United States and stay close to the bor-
der be fingerprinted and photographed,
a senior U.S official said yesterday.
The move would be a concession to
Mexican President Vicente Fox, who
begins a two-day visit to President
Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, today.
Asa'Hutchinson, Homeland Security's
undersecretary for border and trans-
portation, told the House Government
Reform Committee that the administra-
tion may roll back plans for the extra
security procedures for Mexicans with
so-called laser visas.
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