Angola: Voting extended
LUANDA Angolan election officials extended voting by a day in the capital, but said Saturday the logistical problems that marred the first balloting in 16 years were confined to Luanda.
Some polling stations stayed open all night Friday to accommodate voters in Luanda, who spent hours in line because of problems that included lack of ballots and absent election officials. Angolans were choosing members of the 220-seat parliament.
Armenia: Thousands protest Gul
YEREVAN Thousands of Armenians lined the streets of the capital Saturday to protest the first-ever visit by a Turkish leader and to demand that Turkey acknowledge the World War I massacres of Armenian civilians as genocide.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul was invited to Yerevan to watch the World Cup qualifying soccer match between his nation and Armenia alongside Armenian President Serge Sarkisian. Gul's motorcade from Yerevan airport traveled along streets lined with thousands of people holding placards reading, in English and Armenian, "We want justice," "Turkey admit your guilt," and "1915 never again."
China: Mine flood traps 20
BEIJING A state-run news agency says 20 people are trapped after a coal mine flooded in central China.
The official Xinhua News Agency said the flood occurred early Sunday morning in Henan province. The report cited local authorities as saying that about 20 people were trapped underground.
Honduras: 1,051-year sentence
TEGUCIGALPA A Honduran court has sentenced a former prison official to 1,051 years in jail for the deaths of 69 people in a 2003 prison massacre.
The three-judge panel announced its largely symbolic verdict against prison official Dimas Antonio Benitez on Saturday. Honduran law says people can't be jailed for more than 30 years. Benitez was one of the directors at the El Porvenir prison where 65 inmates, a guard and three visitors died in an intentionally set fire in 2003.
Iraq: Suicide bomb kills 6
BAGHDAD A suicide car bomber blasted an outdoor market Saturday in a northern Iraqi city, killing six people and wounding 54, police and hospital authorities said.
The attack in the mainly Turkomen city of Tal Afar took place one day after a suicide car bomber struck a convoy carrying ex-Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi in Baghdad. The former Pentagon favorite escaped injury but six people, including five of his bodyguards, were killed.
Philippines: Landslide kills 6
MANILA At least six people were killed and more than seven were missing Saturday when a landslide hit a cluster of hillside homes in a southern Philippine village, a local official said.
Jovencio Angera, head of a village council in Maco township in southern Compostela Valley province, said the landslide buried more than 10 houses.
Togo: Prime minister resigns
LOME Togo's prime minister has resigned after less than one year in office.
A statement from the president's office gives no reason for Prime Minister Komla Mally's unexpected departure late Friday. The statement was read on national television Saturday.