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TRINIDAD

PORT-OF-SPAIN -- Three more convicted killers died on Trinidad's gallows Saturday, bringing to six the number of people put to death here since Friday. Three more men were scheduled to hang Monday.

YEMEN

SAN'A -- Yemeni tribesmen blew up a pipeline operated by the U.S.-owned Hunt Oil Co. for the third time in a month, a newspaper reported Saturday.

AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY -- Australian officials have detained more than 100 boat people caught crammed aboard a fishing vessel off Sydney, and the government said economic growth was spurring a booming people-smuggling trade.

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM -- Two Libyans accused of the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing may ask for the start of their trial to be postponed at a private hearing on Monday.

COMOROS

MORONI -- Leaders of two factions on the breakaway Comoros island of Anjouan have declared they will unite and end political divisions that have weakened their drive for independence.

ALGERIA

ALGIERS -- Suspected Muslim rebels killed 19 civilians and wounded four in the worst incident of violence in the country since the election of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in April.

INDONESIA

JAKARTA -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Saturday hailed the lack of violence in the campaign for Indonesia' s first democratic election in 44 years and said he believed it would be fair and free.

PAKISTAN

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will pay a weeklong visit to China later this month to discuss Sino-Pakistani relations with Chinese leaders.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

DUBAI -- Most Persian Gulf Arab states have banned the import of various food products from Belgium because of concerns that they may be contaminated by a cancer-causing chemical.

HAITI

PORT-AU-PRINCE -- Port-au-Prince's fired police chief has been arrested in the neighboring Dominican Republic in connection with a police attack in which 11 people were shot to death in a shantytown, police said Saturday.

JAPAN

TOKYO -- A man who told police he wanted more people to respect the Japanese flag and anthem stabbed a junior high school principal several times Saturday before being arrested.

SAUDI ARABIA

RIYADH -- Mexico's energy minister met with his Saudi Arabian counterpart Saturday and discussed the world oil market and greater cooperation between the two producers, the Mexican energy minister, Luis Tellez, said.

WEST BANK

RAMALLAH -- Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli troops Saturday in the Palestinian town of Bethlehem, amid demands the incoming Israeli government rein in Jewish settlement activity.

BRAZIL

RIO DE JANEIRO -- A dispute among criminal gangs may have spurred nine gunmen to open fire on a crowded bar, killing six and wounding some 23 customers, police said Saturday.

MEXICO

MEXICO CITY -- The French consul in the southern Mexico city of Oaxaca and four other people were killed in a crash Saturday.