Car bomb hits Yemen's Defense Ministry, killing 18
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car Thursday at Yemen's Defense Ministry, killing 18 soldiers and wounding at least 40 in an attack underlining the persistent threat to the stability and security of the impoverished Arab nation, military and hospital officials said.
16 dead in fighting in C. African Republic capital
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Heavy gunfire erupted in the capital of the Central African Republic on Thursday and at least 16 people were killed and dozens of civilians wounded. The United Nations planned to authorize within hours an intervention force into the near anarchic and impoverished nation.
Mexico plans how to safely box up recovered cobalt
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican troops and federal police kept a nighttime watch on a rural field where thieves abandoned a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60, while officials began planning the delicate task of recovering the dangerous material.