Australia: Warship found

CANBERRA — A search for an Australian navy battle cruiser lost in 1941 has led to the wreck of the German raider that sank it.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the wreck of the DKM Kormoran was found Saturday.

Both the Kormoran and the HMAS Sydney sank after a battle off the Australian west coast in 1941. The government-funded search for the Sydney began two weeks ago.

Guatemala: Search for tourists

LAGUNILLA EL SALVADOR — Security forces in boats and helicopters were searching Guatemala's eastern jungle Saturday for four Belgian tourists and two Guatemalans who were taken hostage by farmers demanding freedom for their imprisoned leader.

About 150 police officers, traveling in two large boats, searched several homes along the Rio Dulce river, while army helicopters flew over the area where the Belgians — two men and two women — were taken captive Friday along with their Guatemalan guide and a boat operator.

Iran: Parliamentary elections

TEHRAN — Conservative opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a strong showing in Iran's parliamentary elections, according to partial results Saturday. The split could mean frictions between the president and former supporters disillusioned by his fiery, populist rule.

Reformists, meanwhile, claimed to have made better than expected gains even though most of their candidates were thrown out of the race by Iran's clerical leadership.

Mexico: 36 bodies found

MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials said Saturday that 36 bodies were found buried in the back yard of a house in a city across the border from El Paso, Texas, and they believe that number represents the final tally.

Mexican federal agents began digging two weeks ago behind a Ciudad Juarez house allegedly used by the Juarez drug cartel after receiving an anonymous tip, officials said. In the raid, investigators found 3,740 pounds of marijuana in the house. They initially found six dismembered bodies, but as excavations proceeded the tally rose.

Russia: Failed rocket launch

MOSCOW — An unmanned Russian rocket failed to put a U.S. telecommunication satellite into its target orbit because it developed a booster rocket malfunction after lifting off Saturday from the Baikonur space facility in Kazakhstan.

A state commission will review the incident, but it may take up to a month to provide a full account of what happened, said Vyacheslav Davidenko, a deputy spokesman for the center.