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2A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 10, 2005

NATION/WORLD

Amman suicide bombings kill 57 NEWS IN BRIEF

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Suicide
bombers attacked three hotels frequented
by Westerners in the Jordanian capital last
night, and at least 57 people were killed
and more than 120 wounded in the near-
simultaneous explosions, police said.
Maj. Bashir al-Da'aja said officials
believe all three blasts were carried out
by suicide bombers. The explosions indi-
cated the involvement of al-Qaida, which
has launched coordinated attacks on
high-profile, Western targets in the past, a
police official said.
One explosion occurred in a wedding
hall where 300 guests were celebrat-
ing. Black smoke rose into the night and
wounded stumbled out of the hotels.
A U.S. counterterrorism official,
who spoke on condition of anonymity,
said no one has claimed responsibility
for the attacks.
However, the official said, the strong
suspicion is that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
the Jordanian-born leader of the al-Qaida
in Iraq terrorist group, was involved
because of his known animosity for Jor-
dan and the fact that suicide bombers were
involved, one of his hallmarks.
The first blast was reported at about
8:50 p.m. at the luxury Grand Hyatt hotel,
popular with tourists and diplomats, and
completely shattered its stone entrance.

AP PHOO
Police guard the entrance of a shattered front to the Hyatt hotel in Amman, Jordan, after a bomb exploded in the main lobby yesterday.

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HOOT and CORE!

WASHINGTON
Oil company execs defend profits
The chiefs of five major oil companies defended the industry's huge profits at a
Senate hearing yesterday where they were exhorted to explain prices and assure
customers they're not being gouged.
There is a "growing suspicion that oil companies are taking unfair advan-
tage," Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) said, opening the hearing in a packed com-
mittee room.
"The oil companies owe the American people an explanation," he declared.
Lee Raymond, chairman of Exxon Mobil Corp., said he recognizes that high
gasoline prices "have put a strain on Americans' household budgets" but he defend-
ed his companies huge profits, saying petroleum earnings "go up and down" from
year to year.
ExxonMobil, the world's largest privately owned oil company, earned nearly $10
billion in the third quarter. Raymond was joined at the witness table by the chief
executives of Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BPAmerica and Shell Oil USA.
Together the companies earned more than $25 billion in profits in the July-Sep-
tember quarter as the price of crude oil hit $70 a barrel and gasoline surged to
record levels after the disruptions of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
PARIS
France wants convicted foreigners deported
Authorities in the French Riviera city of Nice imposed a curfew on minors and
authorized police raids yesterday, and the nation's interior minister said the gov-
ernment should deport the 120 foreigners convicted of crimes during the wave of
rioting and unrest.
Looters and vandals defied a state of emergency with attacks on superstores, a
newspaper warehouse and a subway station.
The unrest began Oct. 27 and has grown into a nationwide insurrection by dis-
illusioned suburban youths who complain of discrimination and unemployment.
Although many of the French-born children of Arab and black African immigrants
are Muslim, police say the violence is not being driven by Islamic groups.
The extraordinary 12-day state of emergency, which began at midnight Tuesday,
covered Paris, its suburbs and more than 30 other French cities from the Mediter-
ranean to the border with Germany and to Rouen in the north - an indication of
how widespread arson, riots and other unrest have become.
The measures imposed in Nice also require some bars to close from 10 p.m. to
5 a.m. for the next 10 days, the regional government said.
LONDON
British lawmakers reject longer detentions
Prime Minister Tony Blair lost a crucial parliamentary vote yesterday on
sweeping new legislation allowing police to detain terrorism suspects for 90
days without charge - the first major defeat of his premiership and a serious
blow to his authority.
Instead, lawmakers, including some from Blair's own Labour Party, voted for a
maximum detention period of 28 days without charge.
Lawmakers blocked Blair's original proposal by a 322-291 vote, and then approved
the modified plan by an almost identical 323-290 vote.
"We were trying to do the right thing for the country," Blair told the British Broad-
casting Corp. after the vote. "We know there's terrorist threats there"
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip
Calif voters reject Schwarzenegger initiative
In a stinging rebuke from voters who elected him two years ago, Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's efforts to reshape state government were rejected
during a special election that darkened his prospects for a second term.
Voters also decisively rejected an initiative that would have required
parents to be notified when minors seek abortions. All four of the Repub-
lican governor's signature ballot proposals were rejected in Tuesday's
election, which pitted him against two of California's powerhouse politi-
cal forces - public employee unions and Democrats who control the Leg-
islature.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports
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