Indonesia

JAKARTA - The U.S. Embassy said Monday that American diplomats and their families who fled Indonesia last month during deadly riots are being allowed to return.

Russia

MOSCOW - President Boris Yeltsin Monday urged a full inquiry into the slaying of an opposition journalist in the Russian republic of Kalmykia, saying regional authorities "cannot be fully trusted."

Israel

JERUSALEM - Israeli authorities on Monday demolished three Palestinian homes that they said were built without permits in Arab East Jerusalem.

Bosnia-Herzegovina

SARAJEVO - The NATO-led peace force arrested a Bosnian Serb Monday who is suspected of committing war crimes while running a detention facility in eastern Bosnia.

Switzerland

LAUSANNE - Switzerland's Supreme Court Monday rejected a final appeal, clearing the way for transferring assets belonging to former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos out of Swiss banks.

Algeria

ALGIERS - Moslem rebels slit the throats of eight people overnight, the latest deaths in Algeria's unremitting plague of armed violence.

South Africa

JOHANNESBURG - An enraged South African mob lynched and burned four alleged killers in a squatter camp, local media said Monday.

Germany

BERLIN - A member of a north German gun club shot dead two fellow members and wounded two other people before killing himself in a shooting spree apparently sparked by a marital row, prosecutors said Monday.

Sicily

CATANIA - The crater area of Mount Etna has been closed to tourists after the volcano belched lava.

Mexico

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS - A federal human rights official has promised to investigate a police-and-army raid on pro-rebel villagers that resulted in nine deaths.

England

LONDON - A woman accused of stealing 62 love letters written by Princess Diana to her former riding instructor James Hewitt will not be prosecuted, police said Monday.

Canada

TORONTO - About 5,000 employees of Abitibi-Consolidated, Canada's largest pulp and paper company, went on strike Monday at 11 paper mills in eastern and central Canada.

Guinea-Bissau

Rebels in Guinea-Bissau said they will end their weeklong revolt in the West African nation if the government enters into talks and the president of the former Portuguese colony steps down.

Cambodia

PHNOM PENH - Nearly 90 percent of eligible voters in Cambodia had registered ahead of the Monday deadline for the July 26 election but tens of thousands of others in refugee camps and overseas would be left out, electoral officials said.

Sudan

KHARTOUM - Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin is due to leave Sudan on Tuesday for Egypt, where he will undergo medical tests before re-turn-ing to Gaza.

Lebanon

BEIRUT - Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri left for Washington on Monday for talks expected to focus on an Israeli offer to withdraw its troops from south Lebanon.