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Eleven Killed In New Clashes In South Sudan

Eleven people are reported dead in fresh clashes between Lakes state residents from Yirol West county and Western Equatoria residents from Mvolo County on Tuesday. This despite a meeting at the same time between the governors of the two states in question, to seek an end to the fighting.

Fighting between the farming communities of Western Equatoria’s Mvolo county and Dinka cattle herders from Lakes state, who graze their cattle in the area, has been going on since February.

Suicide Blast Kills Pakistani Policeman

Police say a suicide car bomber has attacked the home of a senior police official in southwestern Pakistan, killing one person.

Thursday's blast in Quetta killed a police officer, but did not seriously wound the official.

At least eight others were wounded in the attack, including the police official's two children, who were hospitalized.

The Associated Press says a Pakistani Taliban spokesman called reporters to take responsibility for the attack.

At Least 13 Dead In Brazil School Shooting

Brazilian authorities say a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, leaving 13 people dead and at least 20 wounded.

Mass Grave Found in Mexico

Authorities in Mexico say security forces have found at least 59 bodies in a mass grave in the northern state of Tamaulipas, near the U.S. border.

Government officials said police and military personnel found the mass grave while investigating the March 25 disappearance of several buses in the area. The state prosecutor's office said they are trying to determine whether the grave contains the bodies of the bus passengers.

Eleven suspects were arrested during the investigation.

Uganda on Alert for Attack by Somali Militants

Ugandan authorities have issued a terror alert, saying Somalia's al-Shabab militants plan another attack inside the country.

Police chief Kale Kayihura is urging citizens to be extra vigilant, particularly while in hotels and shopping centers or when using public transportation.

Kayihura said security teams are increasing surveillance around the country and along its borders.

Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a July bombing that killed 76 people in Uganda's capital, Kampala.

NATO Fuel Trucks Torched in SW Pakistan

Unidentified assailants in southwest Pakistan set two oil tankers on fire Wednesday in the latest attack targeting the supply line for NATO forces fighting in Afghanistan.

A local police official told the French news agency, AFP, that gunmen on motorcycles signaled for the drivers to stop, and opened fire as they continued driving. There were no casualties reported, and the culprits fled the scene.

The attack took place near the town of Dhadar in Baluchistan province.

Insurgents frequently target NATO supply trucks along routes heading west into Afghanistan.

Seminar Unites Nations During Piracy Talks

Naval leaders from twelve Southeast Asian countries attended the annual Senior Leaders Seminar (SLS) March 29 through April 1, in Bangkok, Thailand, for in-depth discussions on piracy and counter-piracy operations.

The conference was co-hosted by the U.S. and Royal Thai navies, and combined naval leaders from Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Singapore, Sri-Lanka and Vietnam.

Seven Kurdish Rebels Killed in Battles With Turkish Forces

Turkish security forces battled with Kurdish rebels near the Turkish-Syrian border Friday, killing seven rebels. Three Turkish soldiers were wounded.

The clashes broke out near the border town of Hassa. They were among the deadliest between Turkish troops and rebels of the Kurdistan Workers Party since the group called off a six-month long cease-fire in February.

The PKK began its fight for an ethnic homeland in 1984. An estimated 40,000 people have died in the struggle.

Mexico's Attorney General Resigns

Mexican Attorney General Arturo Chavez Chavez has resigned.

President Felipe Calderon announced Chavez's resignation Thursday, but gave no reason for the decision.

Chavez had faced criticism from women's groups that said he did little to prevent or solve rapes and murders of hundreds of women while he served as attorney general of the state of Chihuahua.

President Calderon has nominated Marisela Morales to replace Chavez. The nomination must be approved by the Mexican Senate. If approved, she would be the first woman in the job.