Greece: 40,000-year-old tooth
ATHENS Analysis of a 40,000-year-old tooth found in southern Greece suggests Neanderthals were more mobile than once thought, paleontologists said Friday.
Analysis of the tooth part of the first and only Neanderthal remains found in Greece showed the ancient human had spent at least part of its life away from the area where it died.
The findings by the Max Planck Institute team were published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. The tooth was found in a seaside excavation in Greece's southern Peloponnese region in 2002.
Australia: Ledger memorialized
PERTH Heath Ledger's family joined celebrities and other mourners Saturday to bid farewell to the actor at a memorial service in his Australian hometown.
Ledger's fiancee, actress Michelle Williams, arrived along with his parents and sister at Penrhos College, where about 100 other mourners had gathered to honor the 28-year-old "Brokeback Mountain" star who died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment last month. Williams, wearing dark glasses and a white dress with black trim, was not accompanied by Matilda, her and Ledger's 2-year-old daughter.
Austria: Residential fire kills 11
VIENNA A fire engulfed a home for the elderly in western Austria on Friday, killing at least 11 people, a local government spokesman said.
Six people were injured, three of them seriously, said Thomas Mair, a spokesman for the regional government in the province of Vorarlberg.
"It is a catastrophe, completely terrible," Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer was quoted by the Austria Press Agency as saying after arriving at the scene late Friday.
Twenty-three residents and two supervisors were in the building when the fire started, Mair said.
France: Support for suburbs
PARIS President Nicolas Sarkozy promised Friday to tackle the problems of the nation's immigrant suburbs, vowing to send in 4,000 more police officers and aid for neighborhoods that have struggled with despair, violence and riots.
He pledged to begin the "de-ghettoization" of such neighborhoods with a busing plan to move children out of underperforming, segregated schools. He also announced a job-training program for 100,000 youths and "second chance" schools for young adults without diplomas.
Iraq: Court-martial hearing
BAGHDAD The former commander of a U.S. Army sniper team testified Friday that he ordered one of his soldiers to kill an Iraqi who had stumbled on their hiding place, saying that was the only way to ensure the safety of his men in hostile territory.
The testimony came as the U.S. military reported that five more soldiers were killed in two separate incidents in Iraq. Sgt. Michael A. Hensley, who was a staff sergeant at the time of the killing last spring but was later demoted, gave his testimony on the opening day of a court-martial hearing a murder charge against Sgt. Evan Vela.
Pakistan: Bhutto probe disputed
ISLAMABAD Benazir Bhutto's supporters disputed a Scotland Yard finding Friday that a bomb, not a bullet, killed the ex-prime minister, and her party renewed its call for a full-scale international investigation into her death.
The British investigators' report, released Friday after a 2 1/2-week investigation, concluded that Bhutto suffered a fatal head injury when the force of a blast from a suicide bomber hurled her against a lever on the roof of her armored vehicle. Bhutto's party has insisted that the former prime minister was shot and suspects a government cover-up because she had accused President Pervez Musharraf's political allies of plotting to kill her.