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The item about the detention of Kurds in a Turkish police crackdown incorrectly described the rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party as Turkey's main Kurdish party. The main Kurdish party is the Democratic Society Party.
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A collision between an oil tanker and a passenger bus in Canete, Peru, left at least 20 people dead. The bus was like a "crematorium," an official said.
A collision between an oil tanker and a passenger bus in Canete, Peru, left at least 20 people dead. The bus was like a "crematorium," an official said. (Associated Press)

Group Says It Blew Up Israeli Boat: A previously unknown Palestinian group says it was behind an attack on an Israeli navy patrol off the Gaza Strip, al-Jazeera television reported. The group, Secret Special Units, said it used a remote-control device to set off the explosives on the boat and vowed to launch more attacks, the network said.

S. African Police Chief's Trial Postponed: The corruption trial of South Africa's police chief, Jackie Selebi, was postponed to early next month at the prosecution's request to gather more evidence. The former Interpol boss, who is on paid leave, faces two charges of corruption and one of defeating the ends of justice over his links to a suspect in the sensational slaying of a mining mogul.

Bolivia's Morales Ends Hunger Strike: President Evo Morales ended a five-day hunger strike after Bolivia's congress broke a deadlock, approving a law that lets him run for reelection in December.

Kurds Detained in Turkey: Fifty-one people, among them senior members of Turkey's main Kurdish party, the rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party, were detained in a police crackdown targeting Kurdish separatists in 12 provinces. Security forces also arrested two suspected Kurdish rebels accused of plotting bomb attacks in western Turkey.

Military Consolidates Hold in Fiji: Fiji's military tightened its grip on the troubled island nation, taking control of the central bank and defying threats of sanctions from Australia and Zealand if democracy is not restored. President Josefa Iloilo scrapped the constitution Friday.

Hungarian Appointment Draws Protests: Several hundred protesters clashed with police in Budapest hours after Gordon Bajnaia was chosen as the country's new prime minister by means of a parliamentary procedure that allows for a change of premier without general elections.

French Couple Likely Shot Over Parking Space: A 62-year-old man accused of shooting dead a young couple outside his home in northern France appears to have killed them for taking his parking space, police said.

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