Miguel Villagran, Associated Press
A German dresses like a clown during a protest against a swearing-in ceremony for new armed forces recruits in Berlin on Sunday. The public swearing-in ceremony was to commemorate the anniversary of a failed assassination of Adolf Hitler.

Guam: B-52 bomber crashes

The U.S. Air Force says a B-52 bomber carrying six crew members has crashed off the island of Guam.

The Coast Guard says two people have been recovered from the waters. Their condition was not immediately available.

Rescue crews from the Navy, Coast Guard and local fire department are searching for the others.

The accident is the second for the Air Force this year on Guam.

In February, a B-2 crashed at Andersen Air Force Base in the first-ever crash of a stealth bomber. The military estimated the loss of the aircraft at $1.4 billion.

Iran: Rice cites insincerity

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Iran today of not being serious at weekend talks about its disputed nuclear program despite the presence of a senior U.S. diplomat, and warned it may soon face new sanctions.

In her first public comments since Saturday's meeting in Switzerland, Rice said Iran had given the run-around to envoys from the U.S. and five other world powers. She said all six nations were serious about a two-week deadline Iran now has to agree to freeze suspect activities and start negotiations or be hit with new penalties.

Myanmar: Hope for Suu Kyi

Myanmar's military junta has indicated to its Southeast Asian neighbors that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be freed from house arrest in about six months, Singapore's foreign minister said Sunday.

The hint came as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations expressed "deep disappointment" at the decision by the junta in May to extend Suu Kyi's detention by another year. It was an unusually frank criticism of Myanmar by the region's main bloc, whose members usually stick to a policy of not interfering in each other's affairs.

The comment by Myanmar's Foreign Minister Nyan Win to ASEAN is the most optimistic assessment of Suu Kyi's future by the junta and the closest to a definite timetable for her release, which has been demanded by the international community.

Pakistan: 15 militants killed

ISLAMABAD— Security forces killed 15 militants and detained 60 others, the army said Sunday, in the first major action against insurgents under Pakistan's new government.

Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said five troops have been wounded in five days of fighting near the town of Hangu in the troubled northwest. Abbas said helicopter gunships were providing cover for troops on the ground.

Sri Lanka: Rebel base captured

COLOMBO — Sri Lankan government forces captured a Tamil Tiger rebel base in the north Sunday after a 48-hour battle that left at least 15 rebels dead, while air force jets destroyed six rebel boats, the military said.

Clashes elsewhere in the region killed 16 rebels and one soldier, the military said.

The civil war on the Indian Ocean island has escalated in recent months, with the military stepping up ground assaults and airstrikes after the government pledged to capture rebel-held territory and crush the insurgents.