Northern Ireland

BELFAST - Breakaway members of the Irish Republican Army declared the group's cease-fire over on Saturday, a day before IRA supporters vote whether to accept Northern Ireland's proposed peace accord.


FAISALABAD - More than a thousand mourners filled a heavily guarded cathedral Saturday to pray and weep over a Roman Catholic bishop who killed himself to protest religious discrimination in Pakistan.


LIMA - Rescue workers have found and identified the remains of all 74 people killed when a Peruvian air force Boeing 737 crashed in the Amazon jungle last Tuesday, Occidental Petroleum said Saturday.


KAMPALA - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan - his patience worn thin by a hostile reception in Rwanda and the expulsion of a U.N. human-rights worker there - said Saturday that from now on U.N. organizations may only work in welcoming countries.

Costa Rica

SAN JOSE - Conservative economist Miguel Angel Rodriguez was sworn in as Costa Rica's president on Friday, having won a narrow electoral victory promising to turn around the nation's troubled economy.


LONDON - A British company said it had permission from Britain and the U.S. State Department to supply weapons - despite a U.N. embargo - to forces trying to oust a military dictator in Sierra Leone.


BUDAPEST - A young opposition leader promising economic growth and backed by Hungary's post-communist generation will make a strong bid in national elections Sunday to end the Socialist's four-year rule.


HAVANA - The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated 11 Cuban would-be migrants intercepted at sea while trying to flee the communist-run island illegally, the Cuban government said Saturday.


KHARTOUM - Khartoum voters trickled to the polls to give their verdict on a new constitution on Saturday, the first of about 10 days of voting in the Sudanese capital.


SAO PAULO - Gunmen shot and killed five people on the outskirts of Sao Paulo early Saturday in the latest violence in South America's largest city, police said.


MOSCOW - A senior Russian official met the president of Chechnya on Saturday to discuss the kidnapping of President Boris Yeltsin's envoy to the separatist Russian region, Itar-Tass news agency said.


MEXICO CITY - An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the open-ended Richter scale shook Mexico's southwest Pacific coast Saturday, but no damage or casualties were reported.


TEHRAN - An Iranian newspaper on Saturday said recent remarks by U.S. first lady Hillary Clinton advocating a Palestinian state were "soothing words" based on "humanity and rationalism."


LAGOS - A Nigerian lawyer arrested after his group spearheaded a resurgence of opposition to military ruler General Sani Abacha is on hunger strike until his detention conditions are improved, colleagues said on Saturday.