Canada: More meat deaths
OTTAWA Public health officials in Canada say two more deaths have been attributed to a deadly bacterial outbreak linked to tainted meat.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Monday that the latest deaths bring to six the total number of people who have died from listeriosis. All of them were from Ontario.
China: Quake jolts Tibet
BEIJING A 6.3-magnitude earthquake shook China's western region of Tibet Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage after the temblor, which struck Zhongba county, 2,000 miles west of Beijing, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
The quake caused cracks in some buildings in Zhongba, Xinhua said.
Haiti: Hurricane warning
PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitians were told to prepare for evacuations as Tropical Storm Gustav formed quickly Monday in the Caribbean on a path to hit as a hurricane the country's denuded southern coast before moving on to Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida.
Haiti upgraded storm warnings to hurricane warnings along much of its coast Monday as Gustav closed in from the south.
Spain: More airline woes
MADRID Spanair's catastrophic week continued Monday, as yet another plane operated by the airline was forced to turn back due to a technical problem the second in as many days. On Wednesday, a Spanair jet bound for the Canary Islands crashed during takeoff, killing 154 people.
Only 18 people survived the crash. On Monday, doctors allowed 6-year-old Roberto Alvarez Carretero to leave the Ramon y Cajal hospital in Madrid, making him the first survivor to leave hospital since the tragic accident.
Zimbabwe: Opposition victory
HARARE Zimbabwe's main opposition party won the top job in parliament Monday, scoring a surprise victory that could give President Robert Mugabe's foes leverage in power-sharing talks.
It is the first time since Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980 that the speaker's post has not been held by an ally of the autocratic Mugabe.
The election of Lovemore Moyo of the Movement for Democratic Change on a 110-98 vote brought cheers, with opposition legislators breaking into a song declaring "ZANU-PF is finished!"