Dozen teens arrested in Montreal Police arrested a dozen teenagers for throwing rocks at police, just days after the police shooting death of Honduran teenager touched off riots in a Montreal neighborhood. Since Sunday's riot, youths continued to vandalize buses and police cruisers in the city's north end, following to Saturday's fatal police shooting of three unarmed young men.
MONTREAL - The Associated Press
Ethiopian forces kill five civilians
Ethiopian forces accidentally killed five Somali civilians and wounded seven others when they opened a fire on a van, which was traveling to the south of Mogadishu, witnesses said yesterday. A resident added that the confusion might have occurred due to the darkness. According to international rights groups and aid organizations, at least 6,000 have died over the past year.
MOGADISHU - Agence France-Presse
Court hears Bali bombers' new petition
Lawyers for the three Bali bombers on death row in Indonesia argued in court yesterday against the use of firing squads, saying they amounted to torture and demanding a stay in the executions. Indonesia's constitutional court opened hearings over the Islamists who have been sentenced to death over the 2002 attacks on the resort island of Bali, which killed 202 people, mainly foreign tourists.
JAKARTA - Agence France-Presse
Priest charged with sexual assault
Australian police arrested a Catholic priest and charged him with 30 counts of sexual assault related to abuse allegations, officials said yesterday. The 65-year-old priest was accused of assaulting 18 boys aged between 11 and 17 during the 1970s and '80s. Police declined to release the man's identity.
SYDNEY - The Associated Press
South Korean envoy heads to US
South Korea's chief nuclear envoy headed to the U.S. and Japan for talks on North Korea's nuclear programs. Top nuclear negotiator Kim Sook is scheduled to meet his U.S. counterpart Christopher Hill in New York today, then will fly to Tokyo on Tuesday to meet Japanese envoy Akitaka Saiki, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement yesterday.
SEOUL - The Associated Press
Bus crash kills 11 in India
A speeding school bus plunged into a river in southern India yesterday killing at least nine schoolchildren and two adults. Police rescued 14 children and were searching for another seven others believed missing, said police officer Narayanan, who uses one name. Deadly road accidents are common in India and are often caused by poor driving, old and overloaded vehicles and bad roads.
NEW DELHI - The Associated Press