SAN`A - Three nuns from the order founded by Mother Teresa were killed in a spray of automatic weapons fire as they left a clinic in the Red Sea city of Hodeida, a Yemeni security official said.


LONDON - The car in which Princess Diana died had brake problems and should not have been driven by anyone unfamiliar with its dangerous quirks, a British newspaper said Monday.


AMMAN - King Hussein has undergone chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic, where he is being tested for lymphatic cancer.


GENEVA - Representatives of the Kosovo Liberation Army said that Swiss authorities have blocked a bank account used to channel funds to ethnic Albanians in the troubled Yugoslav province.


ATHENS - Firefighters struggled to control a forest fire scorching the slopes of Mount Olympus, the legendary home of the ancient Greek gods.


NEW DELHI - Confidence men are peddling fake million-dollar bills - some graced with the image of President Clinton - to gullible travelers heading to the United States and Canada for medical treatment, a newspaper reported.


MANILA - Communist rebels killed at least three policemen and a militiaman in a weekend ambush in the southern Philippines, national police said.

MANILA - Philippine President Joseph Estrada said on Monday he wants cases involving ill-gotten wealth during the regime of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos to be resolved within a year.


CAIRO - A Muslim militant group has accused Egypt's government of killing an Islamist preacher in Yemen last week and warned it will avenge his death.


MEXICO CITY - Seven more Mexico City police have been arrested in the suspected gang rape of three teenage girls, bringing to 15 the number of officers held in the case, a local newspaper reported Monday.


BEIJING - Chinese authorities have released another dissident, Zhu Zhengming, 35, after detaining him for almost three weeks for trying to register an opposition political party on the day U.S. President Clinton arrived in China for a visit.


NICOSIA - Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash called in remarks published on Monday for his breakaway enclave to assert its independence by establishing its own currency.


ALGIERS - A high-profile U.N. panel on a rare fact-finding mission in Algeria on Monday visited a prison where 98 people - mostly Muslim rebels - were killed in a 1994 mutiny.

Northern Ireland

BELFAST - Two Roman Catholic brothers were shot and wounded, one of them seriously, early on Monday after an attack in a Protestant area of the city of Londonderry, police said.

The Netherlands

THE HAGUE - Dutch justice authorities, accused of bungling investigations into an Internet child vice ring, braced for a fresh barrage of criticism on Monday when it emerged that a civil servant faced child pornography charges.