A fire in a drug rehabilitation center in a densely populated area of Lima Saturday has killed at least 26 people and injured 12 others, authorities said.
Antonio Zavala, the commandant of the fire department, said the blaze broke out on the first floor of the center when a patient's mattress caught fire.Full Story
The head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog said the agency will open a branch office in Fukushima to monitor efforts to contain the world's worst atomic energy accident since Chernobyl, a report said Saturday.
The government has struggled with public trust over the nuclear energy issue since the March 11 disaster and had asked the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to open an office, which will help share information on the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.Full Story
Nigerian troops killed 11 Boko Haram Islamists during a shootout Saturday in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, a stronghold of the group blamed for more than 200 deaths this year, the army said.
A spokesman for the special military squad set up to crack down on Boko Haram confirmed the incident, and said no soldiers were hurt.Full Story
Rebels shot dead five people at a polling station in India's northeast on Saturday as voting began in the first of five local elections seen as a popularity test for the national Congress government.
The separatist rebels sprayed the voting booth with bullets, killing three election officials, a paramilitary trooper and a civilian in Thangpi, a village south of Manipur state capital Imphal, police chief Priya Singh said.Full Story
The chief U.N. nuclear inspector said Saturday that a dialogue with Iran over its atomic program was long overdue, as he prepared to depart for a visit to the Islamic republic.
"We are trying to resolve all the outstanding issues with Iran," International Atomic Energy Agency chief inspector Herman Nackaerts told reporters at Vienna airport.Full Story
Six passengers of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, which ran aground off the coast if Italy two weeks ago, are suing Carnival Cruise Lines, demanding compensation totaling $460 million.
Carnival is the parent company of Costa Cruise Lines, which owns Costa Concordia.Full Story
Around 15,000 people Saturday thronged a city in the Russian Urals in rally organized by labor groups to show mass working class support for Vladimir Putin's bid for a new Kremlin term, police said.
The rally in Yekaterinburg appeared to be a move by the authorities and trade unions to show Putin retains broad workers' support after the mass protests against his rule mainly attended by the Moscow middle class.Full Story
Separatist rebels shot dead five people at a polling station in India's remote northeastern state of Manipur on Saturday during local elections, police said.
The heavily armed rebels killed three polling station officials and two others as they sprayed the station with bullets in Thangpi, a village south of the state capital Imphal, authorities said.Full Story
Thousands of Kyrgyz prisoners have ended a 10-day hunger strike against jail conditions that saw 1,200 inmates sew up their lips in protest, an official said on Saturday.
"All the prisoners in Kyrgyzstan have ceased their hunger strike," the deputy head of the prisons service Kubanychbek Kenenbayev told reporters, saying that a women's prison in the village of Stepnoe was the last to agree.Full Story
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta still believes someone in authority in Pakistan knew where Osama bin Laden was hiding before U.S. forces went in to find him, he said in a TV interview to air Sunday.
Intelligence reports found Pakistani military helicopters had passed over the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan where U.S. Navy SEALs discovered and killed bin Laden last year, according to excerpts of an interview Panetta gave to CBS News.Full Story