Royal wedding postponed for pope's funeral

LONDON - Prince Charles' wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles - beset by problems since it was first announced - now has been postponed to avoid conflicting with the funeral of Pope John Paul II.

The wedding, which had been scheduled for Friday in Windsor, west of London, will be held Saturday, Buckingham Palace announced Monday after the Vatican set the pope's funeral for Friday.

Charles will represent Queen Elizabeth II at the funeral, the palace said.

Prince Charles and Parker Bowles made the decision to move the wedding after he cut short his Swiss skiing holiday Monday.

Israel to dump garbage on Palestinian land

JERUSALEM - Israel plans to dispose of garbage on Palestinian land in the West Bank, and a Palestinian official immediately denounced it Monday as violating international law, saying, ''We are not a dumping ground.''

The dump is to be built in a Palestinian quarry between the Jewish settlement of Kedumim and the West Bank town of Nablus, said Adam Avidan, a spokesman for the military's civil administration.

The site is already being used. On Monday, there were thousands of tires, plastic bags full of household trash and plastic beverage bottles mixed in with debris in the old quarry.

International law prohibits a state from using occupied territory unless it benefits the local population, experts say.

Prisoners, guards clash at Iraqi detention center

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Prisoners at Iraq's largest detention facility protested the transfer of several detainees deemed ''unruly'' by authorities, throwing rocks and setting tents on fire in a disturbance that injured four guards and 12 detainees, the military said Monday.

Friday's protest at Camp Bucca caused only minor injuries before being brought under control, authorities said.

On Monday, a suicide bomber driving a tractor blew himself up close to the Abu Ghraib prison, wounding four in the second insurgent attack around the prison in two days.

U.N. envoy meets Lebanese leaders

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Syria's pledge to withdraw all its troops from Lebanon by April 30 and end a 29-year military presence there will meet U.N. Security Council demands, a U.N. envoy said Monday as he met with pro-Syrian Lebanese leaders.

About 6,000 Syrian troops have already left the country since March.

- From wire reports