Argentina

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina moved to the brink of breaking diplomatic ties with Iran over suspicions that Tehran was involved in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 86.

BUENOS AIRES - Argentine President Carlos Menem ordered the commander of Croatia's largest World War II concentration camp returned to the Balkan nation to stand trial for alleged war crimes.

Philippines

MANILA - Fire swept through a suburban Manila hospital before dawn, killing at least eight patients. Twelve people were believed trapped in the building.

Syria

DAMASCUS - Thousands of Palestinians, some carrying black flags and anti-Israeli banners, marched in a funeral procession for seven guerrillas killed in an Israeli air raid in Lebanon.

Cambodia

PHNOM PENH - Peace negotiations aimed at cementing a cease-fire broke down Friday, 20 minutes after government officials and troops loyal to Cambodia's deposed co-premier sat down to talk.

Japan

TOKYO - Tokyo's auto rental companies are laying down the law: No more renting to mobsters. "They don't pay, they don't return the vehicles and they use them for getaways," said a spokesman for Tokyo Rental Car Association.

Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA - Troops from Ethiopia and Eritrea have crossed into each others' countries, Eritrea's ambassador said, and urged both sides to withdraw to help end their border dispute.

Congo

KINSHASA - President Laurent Kabila canceled Friday's summit to mark the first anniversary of his accession to power in the former Zaire, blaming border problems between likely participants Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Nicaragua

MANAGUA - At least 22 people, including two police officers, were injured during several hours of mass demonstrations over Nicaragua's ongoing doctors' strike, the Red Cross and National Police said.

Ireland

DUBLIN - Pro-British gunmen who called a truce Friday aiming to boost a campaign against Northern Ireland's peace deal have been some of the most ruthless participants in the province's conflict.

Montserrat

OLVESTON - Five people appeared in court in Montserrat on charges they robbed a branch of Barclays Bank in the volcano-ravaged island's capital of about 1 million East Caribbean dollars.

Brazil

SAO PAULO - An 11-year-old rape victim whose pregnancy gained national attention last year has given birth to a healthy boy, hospital officials said.

Colombia

BOGOTA - The United States has revoked the visa of a senior Colombian general who human rights groups say has a lengthy record of backing paramilitary forces involved in death squad activity, the officer said.

Russia

MOSCOW - An ultranationalist group denied planting a bomb that badly damaged a synagogue and injured two people, hours after an anonymous caller reportedly claimed responsibility for the blast on behalf of the group.

Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Mexico accepted U.S. aid to fight about 180 brush and forest fires that have blanketed parts of both countries with dense haze, authorities said.