Austria: Woman out of coma
VIENNA The eldest daughter of a woman imprisoned in a cellar by her father for more than 20 years was brought out of a medically induced coma, a hospital official said Tuesday.
Kerstin Fritzl, one of seven children whom authorities say Josef Fritzl has confessed to fathering with his daughter, was taken to a hospital in April, unconscious and suffering from an unidentified infection.
She later suffered seizures. In addition to the induced coma, she was placed on a respirator and underwent dialysis because of the effects of lack of oxygen.
The 19-year-old "has been awakened from the induced coma and was able to leave the intensive care unit several days ago," said a hospital statement.
China: Fire kills stuntman
HONG KONG A stuntman was killed and six others injured in a fire while shooting an action scene in director John Woo's Chinese historical epic "Red Cliff," the film's crew and Chinese media said Tuesday.
The accident occurred Monday morning while filming an action sequence in Beijing, the crew said in a statement.
A small boat was set ablaze and collided with a larger boat as the filmmakers had intended, but the fire quickly raged out of control and engulfed both ships.
The person killed was a 23-year-old stuntman, the Beijing News reported.
Kenya: Crash kills 2 officials
NAIROBI A Kenyan Cabinet minister and an assistant minister were killed with two other people Tuesday when their small plane crashed in southwestern Kenya, President Mwai Kibaki said.
Roads Minister Kipkalya Kones and Assistant Home Affairs Minister Lorna Laboso died in the crash, Kibaki said. The other victims were the plane's pilot and an aide to Kones.
The plane went down in Narok, about 75 miles from the capital, Nairobi, according to Kenya's Civil Aviation Authority.
Philippines: TV crew missing
MANILA An international media watchdog said Tuesday it was deeply concerned about a Manila television crew that was feared kidnapped by al-Qaida-linked militants in the southern Philippines.
Security forces were searching for ABS-CBN news anchor Ces Drilon and two cameramen who were reported missing Sunday on Jolo island in Sulu province after they were taken by a band of armed men that police said might belong to the Abu Sayyaf militant group.
Serbia: Son acquitted
BELGRADE The son of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic was acquitted Tuesday of charges that he had harassed and beaten his father's political opponents.
The court in the family's hometown of Pozarevac cited insufficient evidence and what it said was a lack of intent when it decided to clear Marko Milosevic of all charges.
Judge Gordana Vidojkovic said it was not clear who was responsible for the beatings of the activists from the student group Otpor, which challenged Slobodan Milosevic's presidency at the time.
Spain: Truckers protest
MADRID Truckers angry over soaring fuel prices blocked highways across Spain on Tuesday, disrupting supplies of food, gasoline, auto parts and other goods. One protester was killed when he was run over by a van trying to drive through a picket in a southern city.
The strike, which began Monday, is the most serious labor unrest facing socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero since he came to power in March 2004. It threatens further damage to an economy that is already slowing down due to a collapse in Spain's once-booming construction sector.
Switzerland: Justice for 'witch'
GENEVA The last witch beheaded in Europe should be exonerated because she was a victim of "judicial murder" more than 200 years ago, said the government of the Swiss canton (state) of Glarus on Tuesday.
The 1782 execution of Anna Goeldi for an alleged case of poisoning was a miscarriage of justice, the cantonal government said. The decision to recommend "rehabilitation" or clearing her name came after a long debate in the eastern Swiss region and was taken in consultation with the Protestant and Roman Catholic churches.