BELGRADE - Prisoners held by the U.N. war crimes tribunal for former Yugoslavia discussed an uprising after a Serb suspect died during trial, a Serb doctor reportedly said Monday.


HANOI - A man who may have feared bad luck in a dispute over his mother's burial went on a stabbing spree that killed 12 people, including nine children, police said Monday.


JAMMU - Government troops raided militant camps and launched attacks in Kashmir, killing 12 secessionist guerrillas, police said.


YANGON - Aung San Suu Kyi's party Monday sharply criticized new security measures mounted outside the Nobel laureate's home, saying they amount to house arrest.


MANILA - The Philippines on Monday looked increasingly likely to go ahead with its first execution in 22 years after President Joseph Estrada rejected clemency for a man convicted of raping a 10-year-old step-daughter.


SALMON ARM, British Columbia - Authorities ordered 8,000 people to evacuate their homes in Salmon Arm early Monday morning as forecasters warned increasing winds could push a massive wildfire into the community.


TOKYO - Ten people fell ill from apparent poisoning after drinking tea and coffee in northern Japan, and investigators have yet to identify the poisonous substance, police said Monday.

South Korea

SEOUL - Heavy rains returned to South Korea on Monday, hampering search and recovery work after some of the worst flooding on record had left 234 people dead and 91 missing nationwide.


PARIS - France wilted on Monday as temperatures and pollution levels soared for the third straight day, and forecasters predicted more of the same on Tuesday.


NICOSIA - Forty-eight people, mainly elderly, have died and hundreds more required medical treatment over the past three days as a scorching heat wave gripped Cyprus, local authorities said Monday.


BEIJING - Chinese and Western human rights activists on Monday called for the release of a student leader in 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations arrested for trying to register an opposition party.


MADRID - Spanish police have arrested a man with AIDS who tried to infect his heavily pregnant girlfriend with the virus by making her suck blood from a cut on his finger, officials said Monday.


ROME - Italy, swamped by a flood of illegal immigrants, was bracing itself on Monday for the release of hundreds of refugees held in detention centers, dubbed by the Italian media as "the great escape."


STOCKHOLM - Northern Sweden's reindeer-herding Sami people have won an apology from the government for centuries of oppression.


BONN - Chancellor Helmut Kohl took Germany's election campaign into a new phase on Monday, saying the tide was turning his way and he would savor the final seven weeks of the fight.