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Argentina: 'Che' memorialized

BUENOS AIRES — The Argentine city of Rosario has inaugurated a monument honoring native son Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

Thousands of people paid homage to the bearded icon on Saturday as officials unveiled a 12-foot bronze likeness on the 80th anniversary of his birth. The statue was made from some 75,000 bronze keys donated by Argentines nationwide.

Egypt: Al-Qaida claims attacks

CAIRO— Al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa claimed responsibility in an Internet posting Saturday for a recent attack on an Algerian train station that killed a French engineer.

The statement also claimed responsibility for an attack on a military barracks and another at a cafe on June 4 and a roadside bombing June 5.

The authenticity of Saturday's statement could not be independently verified, but it was signed by Al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa and appeared on a Web site commonly used by Islamic militants.

England: Secret files on train

LONDON — A second batch of secret government files has been found on a train, this time detailing Britain's efforts to tackle terrorism financing, the drugs trade and money-laundering, a British newspaper said Saturday.

The Independent on Sunday, in a preview made available late Saturday, said the files were found on a London-bound train on Wednesday, the same day classified documents on al-Qaida and Iraq were handed to the British Broadcasting Corp.

The BBC said those documents, also left on a train and stamped "UK Top Secret," carried assessments of al-Qaida's vulnerabilities and the capabilities of Iraq's security forces.

Iraq: Suicide bomber wounds 34

BAGHDAD — A female suicide bomber targeted a crowd of soccer fans celebrating Iraq's win in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday, wounding at least 34 people near a cafe north of Baghdad, police said.

The young woman, who was covered in a traditional black Islamic robe, was dropped off by a car shortly before the attack as dozens of cheering young men poured out onto the streets after watching Iraq beat China 2-1 on television in the cafe in the town of Qara Tappah.

The woman told suspicious police that she was waiting for her husband but blew herself up after an officer spotted the detonator and began screaming at the crowd to disperse, according to the town's top administrator, Serwan Shukir.

Kyrgyzstan: Statesman mourned

BISHKEK — More than 20,000 people paid their final respects Saturday to Chingiz Aitmatov, an author and statesman who helped introduce his Central Asian nation to the world.

Aimatov, 79, died of pneumonia Tuesday in Germany.

Venezuela: Ex-wife seeks office

CARACAS — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's estranged ex-wife will seek the mayorship of her hometown in November regional elections.

Opposition party Podemos says it will officially support Marisabel Rodriguez's candidacy for the top municipal post in Barquisimeto in western Lara state. The 43-year-old Rodriguez has been an outspoken critic of the president since their 2004 divorce.