Britain: Slayings suspect held

LONDON — Police in London arrested a 23-year-old man Thursday over the brutal stabbing deaths of two French students, shortly after releasing his picture and warning the public he was dangerous.

Metropolitan Police said they arrested Daniel Sonnex in south London less than an hour after they appealed for information on him. He was the fifth person arrested over the slayings of students Gabriel Ferez and Laurent Bonomo, who were both 23.

The savage killings shocked Britain and France. Bonomo was stabbed almost 200 times and Ferez almost 50 times before their bodies were doused in fuel and set on fire at Bonomo's London apartment on June 29.

Canada: Feet still a mystery

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Two of the five feet that have washed up on the shores of British Columbia over the past year belonged to the same person, but no identities have been determined in any of the cases, police said Thursday.

A spokeswoman said DNA testing determined that a left foot found in June came from the same male as a right foot found in February. She said police are reviewing missing persons files and have eliminated 130 so far.

Authorities have said they have no reason to believe the cases were related or involved wrongdoing, although they aren't ruling out any possibilities.

Mexico: Gunmen kill 11

MEXICO CITY — Gunmen killed nine people at an auto repair shop, and two police investigators were shot dead near police headquarters in the gang-plagued Mexican city of Culiacan, prosecutors said Thursday.

Culiacan is the capital of northern Sinaloa state — home to the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel and the site of an ongoing wave of drug-related violence.

Six bullet-riddled bodies were found Thursday inside the auto body shop, and three more were found on the street just outside, the state prosecutor's office said in a statement.

Two state police officers were shot in their truck near Culiacan's police headquarters. One was killed at the scene and the other died later at a hospital.

North Korea: N-talks resume

Negotiators from six nations began Thursday to hash out exactly how they will verify North Korea's declaration of its nuclear materials, the U.S. envoy said.

The first round of six-nation talks in nine months, being held in Beijing, comes after North Korea handed over the much-delayed list of materials last month, then blew up the cooling tower of its main reactor to demonstrate its commitment to disarmament.

Pakistan: U.N. Bhutto probe

Pakistan's top diplomat says the United Nations will create an international commission to investigate the killing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters Thursday that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agreed to his nation's request and will appoint "well-respected, eminent people" to the commission.

Bhutto died in a gun and suicide bomb attack on Dec. 27 as she left an election rally.

Sudan: Ambush investigated

KHATROUM — The U.N.-African Union force in Sudan was grappling Thursday with what steps to take after an ambush by heavily armed fighters that killed seven peacekeepers and wounded 19 others on patrol in Darfur.

Peacekeeping officials have said they don't know who was behind Tuesday's attack but said it took place in an area controlled by the janjaweed and that many of the fighters were on horseback, a hallmark of the government-backed Arab militia.

Zimbabwe: Talks target crisis

Zimbabwean government and opposition officials met in South Africa on Thursday to try to find a way out of their country's crisis, with the opposition pressing for an end to attacks on its supporters.

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said he sent a team to Pretoria, the capital, led by his top deputy Tendai Biti to lay down conditions for talks, not to open negotiations.

Chief among the conditions is an end to violence blamed on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's supporters.

DESERET NEWS, FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2008

Britain: Slayings suspect held

LONDON — Police in London arrested a 23-year-old man Thursday over the brutal stabbing deaths of two French students, shortly after releasing his picture and warning the public he was dangerous.

Metropolitan Police said they arrested Daniel Sonnex in south London less than an hour after they appealed for information on him. He was the fifth person arrested over the slayings of students Gabriel Ferez and Laurent Bonomo, who were both 23.

The savage killings shocked Britain and France. Bonomo was stabbed almost 200 times and Ferez almost 50 times before their bodies were doused in fuel and set on fire at Bonomo's London apartment on June 29.

Canada: Feet still a mystery

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Two of the five feet that have washed up on the shores of British Columbia over the past year belonged to the same person, but no identities have been determined in any of the cases, police said Thursday.

A spokeswoman said DNA testing determined that a left foot found in June came from the same male as a right foot found in February. She said police are reviewing missing persons files and have eliminated 130 so far.

Authorities have said they have no reason to believe the cases were related or involved wrongdoing, although they aren't ruling out any possibilities.

Mexico: Gunmen kill 11

MEXICO CITY — Gunmen killed nine people at an auto repair shop, and two police investigators were shot dead near police headquarters in the gang-plagued Mexican city of Culiacan, prosecutors said Thursday.

Culiacan is the capital of northern Sinaloa state — home to the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel and the site of an ongoing wave of drug-related violence.

Six bullet-riddled bodies were found Thursday inside the auto body shop, and three more were found on the street just outside, the state prosecutor's office said in a statement.

Two state police officers were shot in their truck near Culiacan's police headquarters. One was killed at the scene and the other died later at a hospital.

North Korea: N-talks resume

Negotiators from six nations began Thursday to hash out exactly how they will verify North Korea's declaration of its nuclear materials, the U.S. envoy said.

The first round of six-nation talks in nine months, being held in Beijing, comes after North Korea handed over the much-delayed list of materials last month, then blew up the cooling tower of its main reactor to demonstrate its commitment to disarmament.

Pakistan: U.N. Bhutto probe

Pakistan's top diplomat says the United Nations will create an international commission to investigate the killing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters Thursday that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agreed to his nation's request and will appoint "well-respected, eminent people" to the commission.

Bhutto died in a gun and suicide bomb attack on Dec. 27 as she left an election rally.

Sudan: Ambush investigated

KHATROUM — The U.N.-African Union force in Sudan was grappling Thursday with what steps to take after an ambush by heavily armed fighters that killed seven peacekeepers and wounded 19 others on patrol in Darfur.

Peacekeeping officials have said they don't know who was behind Tuesday's attack but said it took place in an area controlled by the janjaweed and that many of the fighters were on horseback, a hallmark of the government-backed Arab militia.

Zimbabwe: Talks target crisis

Zimbabwean government and opposition officials met in South Africa on Thursday to try to find a way out of their country's crisis, with the opposition pressing for an end to attacks on its supporters.

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said he sent a team to Pretoria, the capital, led by his top deputy Tendai Biti to lay down conditions for talks, not to open negotiations.

Chief among the conditions is an end to violence blamed on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's supporters.