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Wednesday, February 25. 2004, 12:00:00 AM UTC

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Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Libya's Foreign Minister, Abdulrahman Shalgam, issues a statement reaffirming its acceptance of culpability for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, after the Prime Minister Shukri Ghanem, in an interview for the BBC, claimed Libya had bought peace with the $2.7bn compensation payments, but had not accepted guilt. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3487562.stm (BBC) //www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8042204.htm (Mercury News)
Guantanamo Bay: The Pentagon announces that the first charges are to be filed against two of the six hundred detainees of the detention c, but human rights groups have had their request to observe the military tribunals turned down. The defendants are named as Ali Hamza Ahmad Sulayman al-Bahlul and Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi, both alleged to be Al-Qaeda members and charged with conspiracy to commit war crimes. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3518653.stm (BBC) The Pentagon also confirms that even if cleared by the tribunals, the defendants may still not be released. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3487958.stm (BBC)
King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, who recently made a statement in support of same-sex marriage, responded to an insulting e-mail by announcing he is not gay. The king is 81 years old and has 14 children. //www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/02/25/wcam25.xmlsSheet=/news/2004/02/25/ixworld.html ("Telegraph")
Pakistani leaders pressure Muslim militants in Kashmir to declare a ceasefire with India. Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee tries to gain Muslim votes for his Bharatiya Janata Party with the prospect of peace with Pakistan. //in.news.yahoo.com/040225/137/2bnd1.html (Reuters) //in.news.yahoo.com/040225/137/2bo5l.html (Reuters)
A wolverine, the state animal of Michigan, has been spotted in that state for the first time in 200 years.! Broken link //story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=storyu=/ap/20040225/ap_on_re_us/wolverine_sighting_2
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