Canada: 6th severed foot found
VANCOUVER, British Columbia Another human foot was found Wednesday on a British Columbia shoreline, the second this week and the sixth within a year in a bizarre mystery that has confounded police.
Like most of the others, it was a right foot encased in a running shoe, said Sgt. Mike Tresoor of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He said a citizen spotted it on a beach and no other remains were found.
The latest find and most of the others were recovered within a few miles of each other along island shorelines in the Strait of Georgia.
Iraq: Shiite blamed for attack
BAGHDAD The American military on Wednesday blamed a Shiite militia leader for detonating a car bomb that killed 63 people in a Shiite district a day earlier, saying he had intended to set off sectarian violence against Sunnis returning to the area as security improved.
Shiite militias drove Sunni residents from the area 18 months ago, when Baghdad was gripped in a cycle of revenge killings that ultimately divided the city between the sects. Enraged residents had blamed either American soldiers, who had been nearby, or Sunni insurgents from Al Deel, the bordering Sunni district. But the U.S. military blamed Haydar Mehdi Khadum al-Fawadi, and identified him as a leader of the Iranian-linked Shiite fighters known as special groups.
Latvia: Leader hurt in crash
RIGA Latvian Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis suffered serious head injuries Wednesday in a road accident in the center of the capital while traveling in a car with a siren on, his office said.
Godmanis was diagnosed with a concussion and a skull fracture in the temple area, press adviser Krists Leiskalns said.
Press spokesman Edgars Vaikulis said Godmanis was in stable condition and conscious, capable of speaking, and signing documents.
Lebanon: U.S. official attacked
BEIRUT Hezbollah's Shiite supporters attacked a top U.S. diplomat's motorcade with stones in southern Lebanon on Wednesday, protesting her first visit to the militant group's stronghold, witnesses said.
In Washington, the State Department said that no one was hurt in the attack and that one local Lebanese security guard who was hit in the leg by a stone had not required treatment.
The attack occurred Wednesday afternoon after U.S. Charge d'Affaires Michele Sison visited some social and educational projects financed by the U.S. government.
Myanmar: Suu Kyi turns 63
YANGON Myanmar's detained, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi marked her 63rd birthday by offering yellow roses Thursday at Yangon's famous Shwedagon pagoda through a member of her political party.
The country's ruling junta last month extended Suu Kyi's house arrest for the sixth straight year.
Mexico: Food prices frozen
MEXICO CITY Food manufacturers promised Mexico's government on Wednesday that they would freeze prices on more than 150 food products to help families cope with rising costs.
President Felipe Calderon said prices for goods such as beans, canned tuna, and canned tomatoes will remain fixed until Dec. 31.