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This Dec. 7, 2010 photo shows the Antarctic tourist ship the "Clelia II" struggling in high seas with 165 people aboard in the southern Drake Passage, just north of the Shetland Islands. The ship declared an emergency on Tuesday, reporting it had suffered

This Dec. 7, 2010 photo shows the Antarctic tourist ship the “Clelia II” struggling in high seas with 165 people aboard in the southern Drake Passage, just north of the Shetland Islands. The ship declared an emergency on Tuesday, reporting it had suffered engine damage amid heavy seas and 55 mph (90 kph) winds when it was about 500 miles (845 kilometers) from Ushuaia, the Argentine Navy said in a statement.

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Argentina: Cruise ship

BUENOS AIRES — A large wave slammed into an Antarctic cruise ship with 88 American passengers and 77 crew members aboard, but the ship's crew overcame minor damage and was heading safely back to its scheduled port on Wednesday, the vessel's operator said.

The Clelia II declared an emergency on Tuesday, reporting it had suffered engine damage amid heavy seas and 55 mph winds when it was northeast of the South Shetland Islands and about 500 miles from Ushuaia, the Argentine Navy announced in a statement.

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators issued statement saying the wave that hit the Clelia II caused a broken bridge window and some electrical malfunctions that temporarily knocked out some communications and affected engine performance.

Egypt: Shark attacks

SHARM EL-SHEIKH — A top Egyptian official said Wednesday that he believes that one of two sharks involved in attacks on tourists in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh has been caught, while the other remains at large.

Governor of South Sinai Mohammed Shousha said according to initial findings from U.S. and Egyptian experts a Mako shark caught Thursday mauled two tourists last week.

An Oceanic White Tip that mauled two Russians last week and killed a German woman on Sunday remains at large and the resort's 30-miles of beaches remain closed indefinitely.

The scientists drew their conclusions based on the pattern of bite marks on the victims and according to witness accounts, Shousha said.

A team of U.S. experts is in Sharm el-Sheikh to help investigate the unusual series of attacks in one of the world's top diving destinations.

"The search for the Oceanic White Tip continues," he said.

Divers are now surveying the waters.

Iraq: Shootings

BAGHDAD — Scattered bombings and gunfire killed five people and wounded 24 Wednesday in attacks around the Iraqi capital, including one on a bus of Iranian pilgrims headed to a Shiite religious ceremony.

The violence came as a Defense Ministry spokesman announced the arrest in the killing last month of a journalist as proof that Iraqi security forces are making headway in curbing insurgents.

In the deadliest attack, a car bomb outside a restaurant killed three people in the town of Taji, some 12 miles north of Baghdad. The explosives-packed car also wounded 16 people, police and hospital officials said.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed two government officials and injured a third in separate attacks. A police captain and the head accountant for the Iraqi Supreme Court were each killed by attackers with silenced pistols in western Baghdad, police and hospital officials said.

Pakistan: Suicide bomb

PESHAWAR — A suicide bomber blew up a bus in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 15 people in the third attack to hit the country this week.

The blast, like the earlier ones, took place close to the border regions with Afghanistan, the stronghold of Islamist militants threatening the stability of nuclear-armed Pakistan.

The bomber destroyed a small passenger bus at a station in a market area of Kohat city, photographs taken by The Associated Press showed. Many of the victims were onboard the vehicle. It was unclear whether the attacker was inside the bus.

Al-Qaida and Taliban militants seeking to overthrow Pakistan's broadly pro-Western government have carried out scores of bombings in recent years, mostly against Western, government or security targets. The army has responded with offensives in some parts of the northwest.