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Saturday, April 9, 2005; Page A19

Cairo Bomb Killed American Citizen

CAIRO -- A bomb in a Cairo bazaar popular with tourists killed a U.S. citizen, a Frenchwoman and a man who was probably the bomber, Egyptian officials said Friday.

A previously unknown group calling itself the Islamic Pride Brigades asserted responsibility for Thursday's bomb in an Internet posting whose authenticity could not be verified.

_____News from Nepal_____
Nepal Repels Assault, Killing 50 Rebels (Associated Press, Apr 8, 2005)
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Nepal Repels Assault, Killing 50 Rebels (Associated Press, Apr 8, 2005)
Nepal Repels Assault, Killing 50 Rebels (Associated Press, Apr 8, 2005)
Nepal Police Break Anti-Monarch Protest (Associated Press, Apr 8, 2005)

Tourism Minister Ahmed Maghrabi said the American man died overnight from wounds sustained in the attack in Cairo's medieval quarter. Ten people were wounded by the bomb, which was packed with nails, he said.

EUROPE

PARIS -- Police found a Picasso painting hidden at a drug trafficker's home outside Paris nearly a year after it was stolen from one of the city's best-known museums, officials said.

ASIA

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The remains of two more American soldiers were found in the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, raising the number killed to 18, the military said Saturday.

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- Parliament voted to strip ousted President Askar Akayev of special privileges afforded him as the first president of independent Kyrgyzstan, further diminishing the status of the leader forced to flee to Russia by a popular uprising.

KATMANDU, Nepal -- Nepalese soldiers repelled a major rebel assault on one of their bases in the country's mountainous northwest, killing at least 50 communist guerrillas during a battle that lasted more than 12 hours, the army said.

AFRICA

LOME, Togo -- Youths burned tires and threw rocks at riot police in an opposition stronghold of Togo's capital after security forces broke up a march to demand a delay to this month's presidential election.

THE MIDDLE EAST

BEIRUT -- Lebanon said it would cooperate with a U.N. probe into the assassination of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri.

GAZA CITY -- Tens of thousands of Hamas supporters paraded through downtown Gaza City, threatening to end a month-long truce if Jewish extremists follow through on a pledge to hold a rally at a disputed holy site in Jerusalem on Sunday.

-- From News Services


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