MIRAMICHI, New Brunswick — Indians donned flak jackets, briefed warrior reinforcements and manned smoldering roadblocks near their reserve Tuesday while setting more illegal lobster traps to replace those seized by Canadian fisheries officials. The Burnt Church First Nation reserve erupted in anger early Monday morning after the fisheries officials staged a dramatic raid and confiscated about 750 lobster traps from the tranquil waters of Miramichi Bay where the government limited the Indians to only 40 traps.


BAGHDAD — U.S. and British planes bombed targets in northern Iraq Tuesday, their third raid in five days, an Iraqi military spokesman said. The spokesman, quoted by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), said seven "enemy formations" flew over the provinces of Duhouk, Arbil and Ninveh at 11:20 a.m. attacking civilian and service installations.


LONDON — A British hospital at the center of a scandal over the removal and storage of babies' organs on Tuesday said more tissue from dead children had been retained than was originally thought. Alder Hey Hospital, on Merseyside, has discovered that the cerebellum from the brains of 146 children who died there were removed and stored separately for research purposes at the University of Liverpool.


TOKYO — Japan has revealed final plans for its first set of spy satellites, set to be launched by the end of March 2003, Kyodo news agency reported Tuesday.


BUENOS AIRES — Almost two of three Argentines reject the idea of a common currency with neighbors Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay, a poll released Tuesday showed.


MONROVIA — The United States ambassador to Liberia has denied a local newspaper report that his government was involved in a plot to assassinate Liberian President Charles Taylor.


MADRID — Civil guards in northern Spain on Tuesday blew up a car packed with 220 pounds of explosives believed to have been intended for use in an attack by the Basque separatist group ETA, local authorities said.


HONG KONG — China has sentenced a member of the banned Zhong Gong meditation group to two years in jail for "disturbing society order," a Hong Kong-based human rights group said on Tuesday.

BEIJING — Without explanation, China has unexpectedly knocked 20 months off a pro-democracy campaigner's 10-year jail term and released him, a human rights group said Tuesday.


LAGOS — Eighteen people have been killed in another oil-products pipeline fire in southern Nigeria where hundreds have died in similar disasters in recent months, newspapers reported on Tuesday.


ROSEAU — There'll be no marijuana smoked at a meeting of Rastafarians, organizers promised Monday, following complaints about participants lighting up in front of Dominica's top law enforcement official. The announcement came after local television on Friday showed people at the eight-day meeting's opening ceremony smoking marijuana during an address by acting Attorney General Bernard Wiltshire. Three police officers were also present but took no action to stop the smokers.


ISTANBUL— Police detained 14 Greenpeace activists Tuesday protesting outside a petrochemical plant near the northwestern city of Izmit, the environmental group said. Greenpeace says that the plant is discharging toxic wastes into the bay near Izmit, a city that was devastated by an earthquake last year.


ROME — Parts of Rome were paralyzed on Tuesday as hundreds of thousands of singing and dancing young people from across the world packed two huge squares to see Pope John Paul launch a Catholic youth jamboree.