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Jerusalem, Feb. 15 (Reuters): Relatives of an Australian immigrant to Israel who killed himself in 2010 while secretly jailed on charges of violating national security are seeking compensation from the state, a source briefed on the affair said today.

The source said the talks were preliminary as Israel had not formally faulted its prison authorities in the death of Ben Zygier, which was made public this week by an Australian television expose that described him as a Mossad officer.

North Korea

Beijing (Reuters): North Korea has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage one or even two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the US into diplomatic talks with Pyongyang, said a source with direct knowledge of the message.

Horsemeat

Paris (Reuters): An investigation has identified a French meat-processing firm as a likely culprit in the horsemeat scandal that has enraged consumers across Europe and implicated traders and abattoirs from Cyprus to Romania. Separately, British police investigating alleged mislabelling of beef products arrested three people on Thursday at facilities in Wales.


 
 
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