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Islamic Radical in Court over Timbuktu Mausoleum Destruction

An accused al-Qaida-linked Islamic radical appeared Tuesday at the International Criminal Court for a hearing to establish whether evidence is strong enough to try him for his alleged involvement in the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian city of Timbuktu.   The case involves "the destruction of irreplaceable historical monuments'' and a "callous assault on the dignity and identity of entire populations and their religion and historical roots,''...

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