LISBON, Portugal — An Antonov airplane crashed near the capital of the southern African country of Angola, killing all 30 people on board, a news report said.
KAPRUN — Authorities put the final death toll from last weekend's fire in a tunnel on Kitzsteinhorn mountain at 155, by far the worst disaster ever suffered by the country's multimillion-dollar skiing industry.
MOSCOW — The Russian space agency chief said the government will work out a plan to safely discard the Mir space station to prevent its uncontrolled plunge to Earth. The 140-ton, 14-year-old Mir will be dropped in the Pacific Ocean at the end of February if private investors fail to come up with funds to keep it in orbit.
KAMPALA — The death toll in Uganda's Ebola outbreak has risen to 113 after three more people died in the past two days, but no new cases have been reported, a health official said.
ROME — Edoardo Agnelli, the 46-year-old son of Fiat magnate Giovanni Agnelli, was found dead Wednesday under a highway bridge in the latest tragedy to strike Italy's most important family. The cause of death was not given, but suicide was suspected.
PARIS — Amid spiraling fears about mad cow disease, France's government announced it was banning the T-bone steak, the second specialty to be slashed from the nation's menus in a week.
MAPUTO — Main opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama threatened to go back to war to wrest power from President Joaquim Chissano, whom he accuses of rigging elections last December. Dhlakama said his Renamo party had withdrawn its earlier demand for fresh elections by 2002.
ATAMBUA — Police asked the United Nations to resume humanitarian operations in West Timor, suspended since September after the murder of three U.N. workers. But the head of a U.N. Security Council mission to the West Timor border town of Atambua said it was still too soon to return.
MANILA — President Joseph Estrada's chief rival conceded that the former movie actor could survive an impeachment trial but said his reputation would be so wrecked he would be unfit to govern. Vice President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo warned prolonged political turmoil could provoke other forces in the country to either seize power or move in to keep the embattled Estrada in office.
SUVA — A Fiji High Court judge ruled that the country's 1997 constitution, scrapped by the military after a May 19 coup, remains in force.
TOKYO — U.S. and Japanese rescue crews have given up hope of finding an American pilot missing since two F-16C fighter jets collided over northern Japan on Monday, the U.S. military said.
NAIROBI — At least 12 people died and many others may have lost their sight after drinking illegal spirits at a slum in Nairobi, Kenya Television Network reported.
BERNE — The government asked parliament on Wednesday to ratify a treaty establishing an international criminal court to try mass murderers and other gross violators of human rights. The court, to be based in the Dutch city of The Hague, would try the most heinous crimes . . . genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
MEXICO CITY — Authorities in the northern border state of Baja California arrested two Americans for the possession of drugs and suspected bomb-building activities, local media reported.