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Not guilty plea by Libyan suspect

New York

Not guilty plea by Libyan suspect

An alleged al-Qaida member who was snatched off the streets in Libya pleaded not guilty to bombing-related charges Tuesday in a federal court in New York.

Abu Anas al-Libi, 49, looked frail and moved slowly. An attorney said he had come to court from a New York hospital, where he was treated for three days for hepatitis C and swollen limbs. He was seized in a U.S. military raid Oct. 5.

Al-Libi was indicted more than a decade ago in the twin 1998 bombings at the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people, including a dozen Americans.

Elsewhere

Nigeria: Hundreds of people are dying in military detention from shootings, suffocation or starvation as Nigeria's security forces crack down on an Islamic uprising in the northeast, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

Puerto Rico: The government of Puerto Rico denied Tuesday that it is near bankruptcy or might need U.S. intervention, offering those assurances during a conference call with investors.

Washington: Arlington National Cemetery will allow mementos to be left next to headstones in Section 60, where the Iraq and Afghanistan war dead are buried.

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