PRISTINA - Three Serbian policemen were killed in new fighting Saturday and four policemen are being held by militants of Kosovo Albanians' separatist army, Serbian and Albanian sources said.


MOSCOW - A distraught Russian mother splashed sulfuric acid into the faces of two men being sentenced Saturday for the rapes and murders of her daughter and niece.


SAN`A - Hundreds of riot police and soldiers fired into the air Saturday in clashes with thousands of Yemenis protesting a 40 percent hike in fuel prices.


MINSK - Ambassadors from five European Union nations have been recalled from Belarus in a dispute over the government's attempt to evict them from a diplomatic compound, officials said Saturday.


TUXTLA GUTIERREZ - A judge on Friday ordered 10 Indians to stand trial following a shootout that killed eight Indians and two police, one of the deadliest clashes in convulsed Chiapas state in recent years.


HELSINKI - The Dalai Lama vowed on Saturday to continue his nonviolent struggle for autonomy for Tibet from China and he condemned even hunger strikes by frustrated Tibetans as a form of violence.


DHAKA - Most parts of Bangladesh were plunged into darkness on Saturday by a breakdown in the national power grid, officials of the state-owned Power Development Board said.


RIO DE JANEIRO - A collision between a bus and a truck in southern Brazil killed 15 people and injured 15 others Saturday.


TEHRAN - A senior Iranian cleric has been killed in Iraq, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Saturday, the second such killing in two months.


LOME - Hoping to extend his 31-year rule, Togo's president flooded state-run airwaves with campaign commercials in a bid to sweep today's presidential election and avoid a runoff.


INGOLSTADT - A former East German soldier immortalized in a photograph as he leapt across a barbed wire fence to West Berlin and freedom hanged himself Saturday near his home in southern Germany.


MADRID - A Syrian businessman who had testified in the Achille Lauro hijacking case was killed by a gunman Saturday night in Madrid.


TAIPEI - An intestinal virus has claimed the lives of four more children in Taiwan, raising the death toll to 50, the government said Saturday.


TOKYO - Japan's oldest person, a vegetarian who played guitar until she was 107, died Saturday at a hospital in southern Japan. She was 114.


PARIS - About 50,000 people marched through Paris Saturday in an annual gay rights rally, dancing atop floats and displaying banners supporting a bill that would give gays and lesbians new legal recognition.


GUATEMALA CITY - A fugitive wanted in connection with the kidnapping and slaying of an American woman has been caught.