BOGOTA - Colombia's top guerrilla leader on Saturday presented a list of 245 soldiers and police officers held by his group that he wants to swap for insurgents imprisoned in Colombia.


MEXICO CITY - A band of gunmen opened fire on two Mexico City police officers in a patrol car outside a subway station in Iztacalco, killing them instantly, authorities said Saturday.


GUATEMALA CITY - A court sentenced three Swiss, a German and a Guatemalan to prison sentences of up to 20 years, culminating the so-called "German Connection" drug case.


SAO PAULO - Gunmen dressed in police uniforms murdered a grass-roots leader of Brazil's radical Landless Movement (MST) just eight miles from President Fernando Henrique Cardoso's ranch, an MST official said on Saturday.

Great Britain

LONDON - A British aid worker who was held hostage in Chechnya for 15 months said she was repeatedly raped by one of her captors while her partner was handcuffed to a radiator in an adjoining room.


MELILLA - As technicians sifted through wreckage to try to discover the cause of a Spanish airliner's crash in northern Morocco, mourning relatives Saturday began reclaiming the bodies of the 38 people killed in the accident.

SAN SEBASTIAN - An Argentine film won the Golden Shell best film award Saturday at the 46th San Sebastian Film Festival. The decision to award "What's Gone with the Wind" top honors was met with some booing and foot stomping, since the film, directed by Alejandro Agresti, was not among those favored to win.


BRUSSELS - Thousands of people gathered at Saint Michel cathedral on Saturday to remember a Nigerian woman who died this week after police tried to deport her to Africa. Also, Belgium's interior minister confirmed his decision to resign in the wake of Semira Adamu's death, the Belgian national news agency said.


PARIS - Protesters dumped thousands of shoes on public squares in a dozen French cities on Saturday to urge France to help remove landmines and aid victims maimed by the weapons around the world.


WARSAW - A Polish priest has been suspended by his bishop for his part in planting a cross at a controversial gravel pit adjoiniing the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz, private Radio Zet said Saturday.

South Korea

SEOUL - A Kiribati patrol ship fired on a South Korean tuna boat in waters off the central Pacific island republic, killing a Vietnamese crewman, South Korean officials said Saturday.


MOSCOW (AP) - MTV has made its television debut in Moscow and St. Petersburg with a mixture of Western rock, pop and homegrown Russian hits.


NEW DELHI - Armed gangsters attacked a convent outside India's capital and beat up a group of nuns, one day after four nuns were raped in central India, a local news agency reported Saturday.


TIRANA - Former Albanian President Sali Berisha promised thousands of supporters Saturday that street protests would continue until the government steps down.