Britain defies Libya at Lockerbie hearing

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Britain defies Libya

at Lockerbie hearing

Britain faced Libya across the International Court of Justice yesterday and defended its hunt for the bombers of the New-York-bound Pan Am Flight 103, which crashed over Lockerbie nearly nine years ago, killing all 259 people on board and 11 on the ground. Britain and the United States will present a united front during the eight days of hearings. Both have filed counter-motions rejecting Libya's application and contend that the world court does not have jurisdiction over the case.