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But their plans to fly away to a safe haven in Libya fell through at the last moment, and now the three hijackers, plus the prisoners, released and flown to Syria, are in custody at a Damascus. airport hotel. The Libyan news had reported their nation would accept the Pakistanis as a "humane" gesture, but Libyan kingpin Col. Moammar Khadafy said he refused the flight because he did not know enough about the circumstances circumstan-ces of the hijacking. Three Americans were among the passengers freed after a 13-day-ordeal that took them from Pakistan to a layover in Kabul, Afghanistan, to Syria. Two of them became embroiled in criminal charges. Craig Clymore, it was revealed, is wanted on federal charges in the U.S. for smuggling hashish, and the State Department revoked his passport in an effort to pressure him into flying back to the states. A second "American" was revealed to be a Canadian named Lawrence Lome, who escaped from a penitentiary in 1976 while serving ser-ving time for a drug-related offense. He is now being held by the Syrians. The third Yank hostage, Frederick Hubbell, flew to West Germany for a reunion with his parents and wife. Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department charged that the Soviet Union aided the hijackers during their stay in Kabul. After they left Kabul, witnesses claim, the hijackers were newly-armed with machine guns and explosives. ex-plosives. Dakar, Senegal An attempt to overthrow the government of Mauritania failed on Monday. Mon-day. The coup was blamed on Morocco, which is fighting the Polisario Front rebels of the Western Sahara region for control of the mineral riches of that area. Morocco reportedly repor-tedly was resentful that Maruitania chose to stay out of the conflict by signing a peace treaty with the Polisarios in 1979. Two exiled generals who felt the same resentment led the coup against their native country. Lt. Col. Mohamed Ould ba Abdel Kader was killed while attempting an assault on the presidential palace. The other leader of the attempted takeover, Lt. Co. Ahmed Salem Ould Sidi, was captured. Bloody fighting raged around the president's palace in the capital of Nouakchott, and the radio station. The coup was put down in about two hours. The radio announced many deaths occurred during the incident, but did not say how many. An indefinite curfew was slapped oh the capital and traffic was halted. London Members of Margaret Thatcher's own Conservative party deserted her in a crucial vote in the House of Commons. Her government passed, by a mere 14 votes, a 44 cent increase in gasoline prices that pushed the cost of gas to $2.08 a gallon. Meanwhile, civil servants pushing for pay raises planned disruptions against the government, whose austerity program is being blamed for double-'digit double-'digit rates of inflation and unemployment. Thatcher's party holds a 43-seat majority in the House, but on the gas vote, at least 29 of her colleagues crossed over to the other side. . The price increase passed 295-281 . Civil servant unions announced walkouts by 1,000 civil servants at two computer centers which handle government tax returns. Union spokesman said the action would cost the government $2.2 million a week. They also disclosed a work slowdown by customs officials of-ficials on the English Channel. The unions are demanding a 15 pay hike, while Thatcher's administration says its final offer is 7. Mawad, Philippines Sources say it is virtually vir-tually certain that 41 amateur prospectors have been killed by a landslide in an abandoned aban-doned gold mine. Fifteen bodies have been recovered from the mine at the foot of Mount Mainit in the southern Philippines. And there is little hope for the other 26 people, including six women and four children. "It's impossible to expect anyone to still be alive at this time," said the provincial governor. gover-nor. Workers using a bulldozer managed to dig through tons of rock and dirt. They succeeded in slightly moving a huge boulder which blocked the mine and were struck by an overwhelming over-whelming odor of decomposing bodies. This province has been besieged by gold hunters since the price began to rise on the world market. Filipinos, abandoning their farms and jobs, are lured by the promise of finding $13 dollars of gold in only six hours, in a country whero work on the plantations pays only $2 a day. New Delhi, India They're stealing food, wrecking property and terrorizing th. citizenry. Teenage gangs? No! Sacivd monkeys! The newspaper Indian Express reports the gangs of primates are biting women and children, ripping telephone wires, and robbing people blind. At the city's largest hospital, where the hallways are kept open to the fresh air, the patients live in fear. But little can be done about the problem, because the mostly-Hindu population worships wor-ships Hanuman the monkey god, and opposes killing the monkeys. Officials have, however, ordered rabies injections for the populace. NATIONAL Washington President Reagan attacked as "phony" a Congressional Budget Office report which said he was underestimating 1982 spending spen-ding by $25 billion and 1984 spending by $50 billion. Reagan later retracted the use of the word "phony" but stuck by his figures. Reagan said the congressional study was based on the false assumption that "our program is not going to have any effect on the economy." Capitol Hill Democrats said the study meant deficits would be $5-15 billion higher than the administration projections, Reagan's goal is to cut $48.6 from the 1982 budget, reduce the inflation rate to six percent by 1983, and achieve a balanced budget by 1984. In other news from Washington's "War on Deficits:" Three of the country's leading economic forecasters predicted that Reagan's budget-cutting program would feed inflation. Congress voted down a 16.8 percent hike for itself it-self and other government workers. And Labor Secretary Raymod Donovan promised special government funds to help 300,000 CETA staffers thrown out of work by budget cuts. Los Angeles A former Iranian hostage said he is suing the Daily News of Los Angeles for reporting he was being investigated for drug trafficking when he was taken captive. Jerry Plotkin told a press conference he was suing for $60 million in damages. "Daily News" editor Bruce Winters stood by the story and said, "We will try the case in the courts, not the press club." The newspaper said in a Jan. 21 story that a State Department team was visiting West Germany (where the hostages were then stationed) to question Plotkin about alleged drug trafficking. They also quoted an L.A. policeman who said the hostage was possibly a "heavyweight" drug dealer. Plotkin, who said he was visiting the embassy on Nov. 4 to set up a business in Iran, has a criminal record that includes narcotics dealing and possession of counterfeit money. Washington Talks have stalled between the United Mine Workers Union and mine operators, virtually assuring that a March 27 strike by some 160,000 UMW members will take place. A union spokesman said the mine operators refused to budge on two issues: a pension plan and their insistence on operating the mines seven days a week. But the head of the Bituminous Coal Operators Association said owners are ready to talk when the UMW is ready "to negotiate key issues." The unions and strike owners have not reached an agreement without a strike since 1964. Their last contract dispute closed the mines for 111 days. Chicago In the aftermath of a fire which killed 19 people and injured 14 others, fire investigators in-vestigators were searching through the rubble of a four-story apartment house for evidence of arson. But deputy chief Ed Lucas said the area was too charred to find anything. Officials Of-ficials said the smoke alarms and fire boxes did not work in the building, which housed transients, alcoholics and drug addicts. The fire, said Deputy Chief Ed Altman, could have started in the basement laundry room or the rear stairwell. Panicked residents found the fire had turned the stairwell into a huge chimney shooting the flames upward, and they escaped via the front stairs, climbed out of windows onto fire ladders, or jumped from as high as three stories. Washington A black Congressman has charged that his son was stopped and detained recently by Washington police solely because of his race. Rep. Gus Savage, D-Ill. also charged that he, as a member of Congress, was treated disrespectfully by the police when he attempted to gain his son's freedom . Savage's son, Thomas was stopped in his car by two officers one black, one white because the car had no license plates. (The vehicle had been recently transferred, and police later acknowledged it had a temporarily tem-porarily valid Illinois sticker.) Savage said one of his aides had been stopped in the car earlier for the same reason, but was released within minutes. The Congressman finally made a post-midnight phone call to Washington's black police chief, Burtell Jefferson, to gain his son's release.