Top Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect arrested

· BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro - A top Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect, indicted by a U.N. tribunal for some of the worst atrocities in the Bosnian war, was arrested Monday in Argentina. Milan Lukic was being held at a police station in Buenos Aires and was to be questioned by a judge after being arrested in the city on an ''international request,'' according to Argentine Federal Police.

Lukic was indicted by the tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2000 for crimes against humanity. He also has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Serbia for war crimes but has been on the run since late 1990s.

Rescued sailors say they were low on water, oxygen

· PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, Russia - Russian sailors rescued after being trapped for three days in a mini-submarine revealed Monday how they struggled with dwindling water and oxygen supplies while waiting anxiously in the darkness and cold. The seven men had only six hours of oxygen left when they finally reached the surface of the Pacific on Sunday, said Commander Ian Riches, the British naval officer who directed the effort to use a remote-controlled Scorpio underwater vehicle to free the submarine snagged by fishing nets and cables.

''The main thing was the lack of water. There was also a problem with oxygen, not critical but the body felt it was not enough,'' crew member Alexander Uibin said in footage broadcast on Rossiya television.

Israeli officials consider new Gaza conditions

· JERUSALEM - Israeli security officials on Monday considered far-reaching new arrangements for Gaza's international border crossing, including the deployment of foreign inspectors, after Israel pulls out of the coastal strip in the coming weeks.

An Israeli agreement to let foreigners replace Israeli inspectors at the Egypt-Gaza crossing at Rafah would be a major concession and give Gaza's Palestinians relatively unfettered access to the world for the first time in decades.

Postal service vote leaves Japan election in turmoil

· TOKYO - Japanese lawmakers rejected legislation to split up and sell the nation's postal service Monday, leading Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to call snap elections next month. He promised to make the vote a referendum on his reform plan and pledged to resign if it fails. The showdown could shake the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's grip on power, since defections from Koizumi's LDP helped defeat the postal plan on a 125-108 vote in the upper house of Parliament.

- From wire reports