THE DAILY HERALD Friday, October 10, 1986 Section 1—9 The world Plane crash kills 3 Americans DAKAR, Senegal — A U.S. plane carrying pesticides to battle locusts in central Senegal crashed into the Atlantic Thursday soon after takeoff, killing three Americans and wounding a fourth, U.S. officials said. Airport sources said the crash of the DC-7 aircraft followed the breakdown of one of its four engines just after takeoff from Dakar airport shortly after 7 a,m! M. Peter McPherson, an administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, said in Washington that one of the plane's engines caught fire and the aircraft went over the ocean to dump its cargo. The plane, owned by TNG Aviation of Chandler, Ariz., was one of four used by AID in its $8.2 million emergency program to help spray more than 2.5 million acres of Senegal infested by locusts and grasshoppers, a U.S. Embassy.spokesman said. Marcos admits to U.S. holdings MANILA, Philippines — Ousted ruler Ferdinand Marcos admitted Thursday that he owns U.S. property and stock in top Manila firms but denied obtaining them illegally and accused the new government of "stealing my wealth." In an interview with Philippine Daily Inquirer editor Luis Beltran broadcast on the GMA television network, Marcos also acknowledged holding a Lloyds Bank account containing $797,000 in Los Angeles. The Philippine government claims Marcos stole the money from the national treasury and is seeking its return in a federal suit in Los Angeles. He said the money had been deposited in the account in the name of his wife, Imelda, for the "school expenses of our children." 'Pakistan behind assassination try' SYDNEY, Australia — Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has suggested that arch foe Pakistan was behind the attempt to assassinate him last week, according to an interview segment aired in Australia Thursday. Gandhi, who was interviewed in New Delhi, was asked by a reporter for the Australian Nine Network whether Pakistan had played a role in the Oct. 2 assassination attempt by alleged Sikh gunman in New Delhi. "They're (Pakistan) training them (Sikh separatists)," said Gandhi, who plans to visit Australia next week. "They're assisting them. "Incidents in Karachi (Pakistan) 24 hours before the attempt on the second are indicative that these Sikhs come from there," the prime minister said. Bhopal death toll rises BHOPAL, India — The official death toll from the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak has risen by some 500 people to more than 2,200, and the hundreds of thousands of survivors are in "alarming" condition, an official said Thursday. The'spokesman for Madhya Pradesh state said that as of Sept. 30, 2,233 :people had died from the leak — history's worst industrial accident — and 338 other fatalities were awaiting verification as gas-related. The previously announced death toll was 1,754. The spokesman also said about 300,000 survivors are in "alarming" condition from the Dec. 3,1984, disaster in the the state's capital. The government had earlier said 200,000 were injured. The casualties occurred after 40 tons of methyl isocyanate, a chemical used in pesticide production, vaporized and spewed from the plant owned by the Danbury, Conn.-based Union Carbide Corp. Chess game ends in a draw MOSCOW — Champion Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov agreed to a draw Thursday without resuming play in the adjourned 24th game of the World Chess championship, giving Kasparov a final series score of 12.5 to 11.5. The draw officially ends the championship series that began two years ago and has included three separate matches in the Soviet Union and Great Britain. Even if the challenger had won the game and tied the score, he had no chance of winning the series — which Kasparov wrapped up with a win in the 23rd game — because the champion retains his title in the event of a tie. Karppv, playing black, sealed his 41st move Wednesday with chess experts predicting the two Soviet grandmasters would agree to a draw without resumption of play. Nations meet to battle drugs PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III said Thursday that a 13-nation conference on drugs likely will lead to greater sharing of information about drug traffickers. The conference that continues through Friday in this Pacific Ocean resort was suggested by Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid. It is the first time officials from so many nations of the Western Hemisphere have met to discuss ways to battle the international drug trade. Earlier Thursday, de la Madrid inaugurated' the conference of Mexico, the United States and 11 other Latin American and Caribbean nations by urging greater international cooperation in the war against the drug trade. Botha blocks anti-apartheid donations JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (UPI) — President Pieter Botha barred South Africa's largest legal anti-apartheid group Thursday from accepting money from foreign donors. ;'.-•;. Botha's step was the first official punitive action against the group, the United Democratic Front, but authorities have ; frequently blocked its meetings and demonstrations and thousands of its members have been jailed. . - -'..-'•• . — ; United Democratic Front Treasurer Azhar Cachalia said the group, the biggest legal opposition movement in the country with about 2.5 million members, would challenge the order in court. ; "We do not concede that the notice is valid," Cachalia told reporters. "We consider it not only unjust, but also unlawful.", THE GOVERNMENT has accused the organization of being a front for the outlawed African National: Congress black rebel group, or ANC. The ANC was banned in 1960 but is still the- most ^popular black nationalist . group in South Africa. . -The United Democratic Front has made jailed ANC leader Nelson Mandela one of its "patrons" but it has distanced itself from the ANC's campaign of sabotage against the white-minority government. The action against the United Democratic Front, an. alliance of about 850 political, religious and civic organizations, was taken under a 1974 law on foreign funding of political organizations. Cachalia said the United Democratic Front receives more than half its income from foreign donors, mainly from Scandinavian nations. He said the government order would mean that; the organization would not be allowed to use any portion of its existing funds that had come from abroad. After a govern- ment investigation, he said, monies already collected abroad will be confiscated and given to a charity of the government's choice. Front publicity secretary Murphy Morobe said the group was not certain how the government's action would affect foreign funding of its affiliates but lawyers said it appeared Botha's order would not affect such fund-raising. • The group was formed Aug. 20, 1983, to oppose the creation of a three-chambered Parliament that gave Asians and people of mixed race nominal representation but left the South Africa's 24 million blacks without political rights. U.S. strengthening its military ties with China PEKING (AP) — American warships will visit China next month for the first time since the communists took over in 1949, providing "visible Evidence" of growing military ties, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said Thursday. His announcement came after two days of meetings with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, Premier Zhao Ziyang and other top government and defense officials. Zhao told Weinberger that Chinese- American relations are good and will improve further if the problem over Washington's policy toward Taiwan is resolved, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Although the United States broke formal ties with the Nationalist Chinese government on Taiwan when it established diplomatic relations with China in 1979, it still supplies arms to Taiwan. ' : Weinberger told, a news conference three U.S. Navy vessels will visit Qingdao from Nov. 5-li. The Yellow Sea port is the site of a submarine base and naval training center! He said the port call was "very significant. It's very clear, visible evidence of continuing and developing military-to-military relationships." The first American port call had been scheduled for June 1985, but fell victim to a dispute over public state- ments about it. COMMUNIST PARTY chief Hu Yaobang said in May of that year that the United States had agreed to abide by China's policy of not allowing port calls by nuclear-armed ships. The State Department denied that and canceled the visit. Asked how the issue was resolved, Weinberger repeated that there has been no change in the U.S. policy against revealing whether specific Navy vessels carry nuclear arms. Xinhua quoted a government'offi- cial as saying China had not altered its policy of refusing entry to warships carrying such weapons. Weinberger arrived Tuesday on an i8-day trip that also will take him to India, Pakistan, Italy and Britain. The visit coincides with Chinese- Soviet talks in Peking on normalizing long-strained relations and comes just before the weekend Iceland summit between President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev. This is the ninth session of the normalization talks, which began in 1982. 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