SUDAN / 6 more die in Darfur clash

Clashes in a refugee camp in Sudan's restive Darfur region left six people dead, UN-African Union peacekeepers said Saturday, days after violence elsewhere in the area claimed the lives of at least 37 people. The spokesman for the UNAMID mission, Chris Cycmanick, said the latest fighting in the Hamidia refugee camp in West Darfur began Friday night. It was not immediately clear what sparked the violence. Ibrahim al-Helw, a spokesman for a Darfur rebel group in the area, blamed government-allied gunmen for the fighting.


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES / UPS crash victims named

Two people have been identified as those killed when a UPS cargo plane crashed Friday shortly after takeoff outside Dubai. The Atlanta-based company said Saturday that the crash killed Capt. Doug Lampe, 48, of Louisville, Ky., and First Officer Matthew Bell, 38, of Sanford, Fla. Both crew members flew out of UPS's Anchorage, Alaska, pilot base. A National Transportation Safety Board team was to assist the Dubai investigation.


MEXICO / Drug lord's fate mulled

A Mexican judge has ordered a Texas-born suspected drug lord known as "La Barbie" held for 40 days pending an investigation into organized crime and other charges. The Attorney General's Office says Edgar Valdez Villarreal will be held at federal police headquarters while officials decide whether to formally charge him and whether to try Valdez, who was arrested last week, in Mexico or deport him to the U.S. to face cocaine charges in three different states.


EL SALVADOR / $9M hidden in oil drum

Police say they found $9 million in cash crammed into an oil drum buried at a ranch near the capital. They say it took three days to count the bundles of $100, $50 and $20 bills. Police on Saturday said the money could be linked to drug traffickers. The U.S. Embassy says the money was found with the help of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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