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Gay pride parade faces threats

By TIMES WIRES
Published November 3, 2006


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A week before a planned gay pride parade in Jerusalem, the city's religious Jews are warning of possible violence and a government minister said the march might have to be scrapped to keep the peace in the holy city. Gay rights activists fear the parade could end like it did last year - with three marchers stabbed by an ultra-Orthodox protester.

oaxaca, mexico

Police, protesters clash at school

Federal police surrounded a university packed with leftist protesters Thursday in conflict-ridden Oaxaca, clearing barricades and firing tear gas as the activists showered them with gasoline bombs. At least 20 protesters, 10 officers and three news photographers were injured in the clashes. About 200 police in body armor and carrying riot shields advanced to the university gates and fought the protesters for more than six hours before they retreated. The university is a stronghold of the movement to oust Gov. Ulises Ruiz.

U.S., N. Korea to discuss finances

The main U.S. envoy to South Korea said Thursday that Washington will seek to resolve financial restrictions on North Korea that have hindered nuclear talks, after Pyongyang agreed to return to the negotiations following its nuclear test. U.S. Ambassador Alexander Vershbow said Washington has agreed to form a working group on U.S. moves to cut off access to foreign banks for alleged illicit activities like counterfeiting and money laundering.

Elsewhere

RUSSIA: Russia's state-controlled natural gas monopoly said Thursday it would more than double the price of gas for Georgia, raising economic pressure on Moscow's small southern neighbor amid spiraling tensions.

BRAZIL: The flight recorder transcript from the executive jet involved in Brazil's worst air disaster shows its American pilots were told by air traffic control to fly at the same altitude as a Boeing 737 before the planes collided Sept. 29 over the Amazon rainforest, newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported Thursday.

NIGERIA: Authorities named an army colonel, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar III, 50, as the country's top Muslim leader Thursday, replacing his brother, who died in Sunday's plane crash in Abuja that killed 96 people.

KENYA: Islamic extremists in Somalia are threatening to stage suicide bombings in parts of East Africa, the U.S. Embassy warned Americans Thursday.

 

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