Clashes break out west of Libyan oil ports: official
BNEGHAZI, Libya Clashes broke out on Wednesday near the Libyan town of Ben Jawad, west of some of Libya's major oil ports, a spokesman for a force that guards the ports said.
MEXICO CITY Local police and federal soldiers rescued 39 Central American immigrants on Monday at a residence in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, state security authorities said in a statement on Tuesday.
More than half of the freed immigrants, or 19, were Honduran nationals, while 13 were from El Salvador and seven others from Guatemala.
The group, including 16 minors and seven females, was found in a town of Altamira just north of the port city of Tampico. Authorities said they found the equivalent of about $520 in Guatemalan and Honduran currency in the residence.
Over the past several months, U.S., Mexican and Central American officials have struggled to stop a surge of immigrants attempting to cross into the United States, including tens of thousands of unaccompanied children.
(Reporting by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Ken Wills)
SIRTE, Libya Libyan forces backed by U.S. air strikes finished clearing the last Islamic State holdout in Sirte on Tuesday after a near seven-month battle for the militant group's former North African stronghold.
PIDIE JAYA/JAKARTA, Indonesia The death toll from a strong earthquake that hit northern Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday has doubled to at least 50, Indonesia's disaster agency said, as rescuers searched dozens of collapsed buildings for trapped survivors.