BUENOS AIRES — The rest of Argentina's massive debt restructuring to avoid default could be delayed if international lenders stall vital aid, the operation's point man said.


SARAJEVO — A human-rights watchdog said Bosnia should rethink the Dayton accord that ended its 1992-95 war, saying it had failed to deliver real peace or stability.


RIO DE JANEIRO — Hundreds of people fighting to enter a building where state officials were to hand out free Christmas presents created a crush that killed three children and a woman in Aracajul.


BEIJING — An explosion ripped through a McDonald's restaurant during the busy dinner hour in China's western city of Xi'an, killing one person and injuring as many as 30.


KIGALI — An aircraft crashed in rebel-held northeastern Congo in bad weather and six people, including senior rebel officials, were feared dead, rebel officials and the aircraft's owners said.


ZAGREB — A man who survived a firing squad has testified in court against the four former police officers charged with his shooting and with killing six people during the country's 1991 war.


LIBREVILLE — At least one more person has died of Ebola here, bringing the death toll from an outbreak of the deadly virus to 11, a World Health Organization spokesman said .

Great Britain

LONDON — Twelve British plane spotters, jailed in Greece for five weeks on spy charges, were reunited with family and friends Saturday, saying they would return to Greece to clear their names.


NEW DELHI — The leadership has issued its harshest rhetoric yet after the suicide terrorist attack on Parliament, accusing Pakistan of sponsoring the carnage and threatening to blast terrorist camps.


TEHRAN — Iran's hard-line judiciary has sentenced a top aide to President Mohammad Khatami to six months in prison for criticizing a powerful conservative body, Iran's student news agency ISNA reported on Saturday.


MEXICO CITY — Congress gave final approval Friday night to a $107 million assistance package for the country's airlines, hit by a sharp economic slowdown and the Sept. 11 attacks.


KATMANDU — Gunmen shot dead and robbed a security guard from the U.S. Embassy here Saturday, and the State Department warned U.S. citizens living in the Himalayan kingdom to be on their guard.


ISLAMABAD— Two nuclear scientists who had been detained on suspicion of sharing technical information with Osama bin Laden have been freed, government officials and relatives said Saturday.

South Africa

RIVONIA — The old guard of South Africa's national struggle gathered at the site of a 1963 police raid that led to the Rivonia trial — a turning point in the history of the country's fight against apartheid.


MADRID — The Spanish may not have managed to persuade the British to leave Gibraltar, but UK retailer Marks & Spencer Plc finally pulled out of Madrid on Saturday. By lunchtime, security guards at the store were turning away shoppers hoping for last-minute pre-Christmas bargains after it shut early on its final day.


PORT OF SPAIN — Rival political leaders agreed to allow the president to choose the Caribbean nation's next prime minister.


VATICAN CITY — Monsignor Odorico Liu Ho-Teh, a Vatican vicar general in China who helped bridge relations between underground and state-sanctioned Catholic churches after being imprisoned by the communists, has died. He was 90.


CARACAS — President Hugo Chavez threatened Saturday to nationalize banks that resist his leftist reforms and warned opponents that his revolutionary movement was armed and would only be defeated over his dead body.


HARARE — Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, was arrested and then released Saturday for the second time in two days, while President Robert Mugabe told supporters upcoming elections should be treated like "war."