10 killed in Czech rail crash An express train crashed into a collapsed bridge in the Czech Republic on Friday killing at least 10 people and injuring about 100 more, police said. The accident happened at around 10:30 am (0830 GMT) near the northeastern town of Studenka as the train traveled from the Polish city of Krakow to Prague, said police spokeswoman Miroslava Michalkova-Salkova.
PRAGUE - Agence France-Presse
Algeria kills 12 Islamists in ambush
Twelve suspected Islamist extremists were killed in clashes overnight Thursday with Algerian security forces east of the capital Algiers, the interior ministry announced Friday. Security forces ambushed the extremists near Tizi Ouzou in the Kabylie region, 70 miles from Algiers, it said, adding that assault rifles, pistols and radio equipment were recovered from the site.
ALGIERS - Agence France-Presse
Thousands flee Sri Lanka fighting
Twelve thousand families are reported to have been displaced in July by fierce fighting in Sri Lanka between government troops and Tamil rebels, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. Many have been forced to move on several occasions ahead of shifting frontlines to avoid crossfire and stay out of shelling range, UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond told journalists.
GENEVA - Agence France-Presse
Ugandan army kills 12 gunmen
Ugandan troops killed two Karamojong gunmen Friday, bringing to 12 the number of warriors from the northeastern tribe shot dead since clashes started this week, a military commander said. "This morning our forces came into contact with the warriors. We killed two more, now the number of the dead has gone up from 10 on Monday to 12 as I speak," Brigadier Patrick Kankiriho told AFP.
KAMPALA - Agence France-Presse
Dirty war trial restarts in Argentine
The trial of two former military officers accused of the 1976 kidnapping and disappearance of an Argentine senator restarted today after one of the defendants returned from the hospital. Antonio Bussi was taken from the Tucuman courtroom Tuesday on a stretcher. The 82-year-old former general had complained of chest pains.
BUENOS AIRES – The Associated Press
Apology over prince cancer story
London's Evening Standard was forced to apologize on Friday after falsely reporting that Prince Philip was suffering from prostate cancer. The paper admitted it was wrong after Buckingham Palace complained to the Press Complaints Commission about the Aug. 6 front-page story. "We now accept that the story was untrue and that he is not suffering from any such condition," the Evening Standard said.
LONDON - Reuters