Milestones

RETURNED. The third and final piece of the 1,700-year-old AXUM OBELISK, an Ethiopian national treasure; after almost 70 years standing in Rome's Piazza di Porta Capena; in Axum, Ethiopia. The 24-m.-high, 160-ton structure was looted by Italian forces on the orders of Mussolini in 1937, and remained in Rome despite a 1947 U.N. agreement mandating its return. At an emotional reception for the obelisk, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi hailed it as "a symbol of [Ethiopia's] identity."

ARRESTED. HAJI BASHIR NOORZAI, 44, Afghan narcotics trafficker called a "drug kingpin" by U.S. President George Bush last June; for allegedly smuggling...

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