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Apparent acts of sabotage in Iraq cut two oil pipelines and, in Baghdad, caused heavy flooding from a water pipeline that was breached by an explosion. Also in the capital, mortar shells fired by unknown persons fell on a prison housing both common criminals and suspected anti-American guerrillas, killing six and wounding 59 others. US administrator Paul Bremer said the damage to at least one of the oil pipelines was costing $7 million a day and could take up to two weeks to repair.

The alleged terrorist leader captured last week apparently was targeting the Oct. 20-21 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Thailand, which President Bush is scheduled to attend, that country's prime minister said. Thaksin Shinawatra said Asia's most-wanted man, Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, had placed an accomplice inside the meeting hall in Bangkok, which is adjacent to a major shopping center. Hambali, currently believed to be in US custody at an undisclosed location, is an Indonesian national, and the Jakarta government said it wants to "bring him to our justice process."

The first shipments of vital relief supplies landed in Liberia's capital, and the interim government and rebel factions agreed to allow its safe passage to all parts of the nation. But in neighboring Ghana, mediators gave the two sides meeting there until Sunday night to "make up their minds" over the distribution of key jobs in the transitional administration. The main rebel group said its fighters would refuse to lay down their guns without the assurance of at least a deputy president's post.

An uneasy quiet returned to a center of Nigeria's vital oil industry after two days of ethnic violence that killed at least 20 people, destroyed dozens of homes, and caused thousands of residents to flee. A dusk-to-dawn curfew that had been relaxed last month in the city of Warri was reimposed, but there were concerns that the resurgence could further delay plans by Royal Dutch/Shell and ChevronTexaco to resume production that was disrupted by fighting between Ijaw and Itsekiri tribesmen in March. The Ijaws claim their rivals enjoy disproportionate benefits flowing from the region's oil wealth.

Exiled former dictator Idi Amin, who died Saturday in a Saudi hospital, was being remembered in his native Uganda both philosophically and with revulsion. Many Ugandans are too young to have experienced the eight years in which he ruled with an iron hand, ordering the deaths, imprisonment, or expulsion of hundreds of thousands of real or imagined opponents of his regime. But the office of President Yoweri Museveni spoke for others in saying, "His death and burial signal the end of our bad past." Amin was ousted in 1979.

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