UK police checking new information on Diana death

LONDON (AP) — British police say they are examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing the information’s “relevance and credibility.” Scotland Yard declined to provide details…

Rough Olympic warmup for Russia at track worlds

MOSCOW (AP) — Bus drivers ferrying the athletes and fans got lost. Spectators trudged to the stadium on a crude path through trees. Controversy flared over Russia’s anti-gay law. The nine-day track and field world championships, which end…

Cell phone magnate calls for more equitable Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world and more needs to be done here and in Africa to follow the example set by former President Nelson Mandela to build bridges,…

Russia boat crash kills 4, injures 49

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media report that a boat being piloted by a captain suspected of being drunk has crashed into a barge, killing four people and wounding 49. The Interfax news agency, citing regional police and emergency…

Lawyer: Cleric cleared in Pakistan blasphemy case

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday dismissed charges against a cleric who accused a young Christian girl of blasphemy and who was arrested last year for allegedly forging evidence against her, his lawyer said. The case…

Gunmen kill 11 near Syrian Christian villages

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Gunmen shot dead 11 people, mostly Christians, near a town in central Syria on Saturday, state media and activists said, an attack described by a local resident as aimed at members of the religious…

German tourist dies in gondola crash in Venice

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A German tourist has died in Venice after the gondola he was riding in crashed into a larger boat ferrying passengers along the Grand Canal. Venice fire chief of staff Giovanni Carlesso says the…

Brazil concerned about hotel price hikes at WCup

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian government is concerned that some hotels listed on FIFA’s website for the 2014 World Cup plan steep price hikes during the tournament and is reportedly considering investigating the FIFA-appointed agency in charge…

Malaysia punishes Singaporean in prayer room row

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities on Saturday revoked the immigration privileges held by a Singaporean man who offended some Muslims by allegedly letting Buddhists use an Islamic prayer room. The case has provoked debate about whether…

Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities are considering disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood group, a government spokesman said Saturday, as security forces raided a mosque in Cairo where protesters supporting the nation’s ousted president had been barricaded inside. Here are…

German leader: Far-right extremists remain threat

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says anti-Semitism and racism remain a threat to democracy in Europe almost 70 years after the end of World War II. Merkel cited the ongoing trial of five alleged neo-Nazis over…

Iran president: Nation wants foreign policy change

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s new president said Saturday that his countrymen elected him to change the country’s foreign policy and shift away from the bombastic style adopted under his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Hasan Rouhani said his government…

Egypt: Brother of al-Qaida chief arrested

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian security official says the brother of al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri has been arrested in Egypt. The official said Saturday that Mohammed al-Zawahri, leader of the ultraconservative Jihadi Salafist group, was detained at a…

Insurgents kill 10 at Afghan construction camp

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents staged a pre-dawn ambush on a construction camp in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on Saturday, killing 10 people in one of several deadly attacks across the country overnight and in the morning. Nine…

Death toll in China floods rises to 43

BEIJING (AP) — At least 25 people have died in storms and floods in China’s northeast in the past week, local authorities and state media reported. Civil affairs officials in Heilongjiang province said late Friday that the disasters…

Security forces storm protester-held Egypt mosque

CAIRO (AP) — Supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president are vowing to defy a state of emergency with new protests on Saturday, the day after marches in Cairo devolved into the fiercest street battles the capital has seen…

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0800 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

Divers search Philippine ferry for 213 missing

CEBU, Philippines (AP) — The death toll could rise significantly as divers in the central Philippines make their way through a sunken ferry today to retrieve the bodies of more than 200 people missing after a collision with…