Iran

TEHRAN - All 60 residents of a remote Iranian village were feared dead Saturday after torrential rain set off a landslide that swept over the town.

Egypt

CAIRO - Seventeen Egyptian fishermen were feared dead after their boat sank in a storm off Libya, the fishermen's union said Saturday.

Nigeria

LAGOS - Army divers scoured Nigeria's southeastern coastline Saturday, searching for 280 people missing from a passenger boat that capsized in rough waters.

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced two men to hang for the murder of five Iranian air force technicians and their Pakistani driver in September.

Cuba

HAVANA - Cuba and Uganda signed a health cooperation agreement Saturday that foresees Cuban support for primary health care and a tropical disease clinic in the East African state.

Indonesia

JAKARTA - In an effort to shore up its wobbly financial sector, Indonesia closed seven debt-ridden private banks on Saturday and placed another seven under the management of an independent restructuring agency.

Israel

JERUSALEM - Police said they wounded around 15 Israeli Bedouins on Saturday in northern Israel after residents tried to rebuild three homes destroyed by authorities earlier in the week.

Brunei

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Acknowledging that forest fires on Borneo island are too vast to extinguish, Southeast Asian environment chiefs called Saturday for quick action to stop their spread.

Ukraine

KIEV - A Ukrainian priest says he was excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox Church after he introduced microphones and computers into his church, Ukrainian television reported Saturday.

China

BEIJING - Shen Liangqing, one of China's few active dissidents, has been sentenced to two years in a labor camp, just months before a visit by President Clinton, a human rights group said Saturday.

Cyprus

NICOSIA - U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke reported no progress Saturday in separate talks with Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders aimed at defusing tensions on the divided Mediterranean island.

Turkey

ANKARA - Police arrested seven members of a radical Islamic sect and closed two unlicensed Koran courses Saturday, continuing measures urged by Turkey's powerful military to keep the country secular.

Latvia

RIGA - A monument to victims of the Holocaust has been defaced in the Latvian port town of Liepaja days after a synagogue was bombed in the capital, the interior ministry said Saturday.

Brazil

SAO PAULO - Brazilian police said they found an Argentine judge who disappeared in December after being impeached for corruption hiding in a luxury hotel in Rio de Janeiro Saturday.

England

LONDON - James Hewitt, Princess Diana's former boyfriend, says he will go to court if necessary to get back her letters, which were allegedly stolen from his home.