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Burma

RANGOON - The political party of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday demanded the release of eight members it says were arrested in the aftermath of a scuffle with police.

Canada

OTTAWA - Two Canadians have spent almost a week huddled in a locked cage, living like chickens and eating nothing but vegetable mash - all in the name of art, animal rights and a bit of cash.

Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's defense minister said Friday that the army would demobilize two large military zones in November as the military, once notorious for human rights abuses, steps up peacetime reductions.

Spain

MADRID - Hollywood is increasing its presence in Spain - in the form of a Time Warner Inc. movie theme park near Madrid. The park, which will have old and new Hollywood icons such as Superman, is expected to draw 3 million visitors yearly.

Zambia

LUSAKA - A Zambian opposition leader was arrested Friday and apparently questioned about a failed coup earlier this week, his lawyer said.

Lesotho

MASERU - With Prince Charles and several African leaders looking on, Letsie III was formally crowned king of Lesotho on Friday in a ceremony that emphasized hope for stability in the troubled region.

Germany

MUNICH - An anti-Nazi watchdog group has criticized Bavaria's plans to turn Adolf Hitler's former alpine retreat into a resort, saying Friday that the project would trivialize Nazi atrocities.

Cuba

HAVANA - Gen. Alvaro Lopez Viera, a veteran of Fidel Castro's revolutionary forces is Cuba's new armed forces chief, replacing a man appointed to head the crucial ministry of sugar.

Rwanda

KIGALI - An attack by armed men suspected of being Hutu rebels left 48 people dead in northwestern Rwanda, state-run radio reported Friday.

Switzerland

BASEL - Basel University temporarily cut off some of its departments from the Internet after child pornography was found on an employee's World Wide Web page, officials confirmed Friday.

South Africa

PRETORIA - Britain's Prince Charles arrived in South Africa on Friday on the final leg of his three-nation African tour, his first official trip since the death of his ex-wife Diana.

France

BORDEAUX - The Vichy regime collaborated with the Nazis willingly and even took initiatives to carve out a privileged place in Hitler's Europe, a U.S. historian testified Friday at Maurice Papon's war crimes trial.

PARIS - Jacques Derogy, who helped pioneer investigative journalism in France and tracked down Vichy war criminal Paul Touvier, has died, his former publisher said Friday. He was 72.

Cambodia

PHNOM PENH - Delivering a somber message on his 75th birthday, King Norodom Sihanouk begged Cambodia's leaders on Friday to work together to bring peace to the country before it slides irreversibly into ruin.

Italy

MILAN - Fire flashed through an oxygen chamber in a Milan hospital on Friday, killing 10 patients and a nurse inside.