Man accused of sexually abusing children testifies

ANGERS, France - A man charged with raping three of his children took the stand Tuesday in a massive pedophilia trial and sought to pin blame on his father in a case that has horrified France.

Franck V. faces 20 years in prison if convicted of raping, sexually abusing and forcing his children into prostitution. He cannot be identified by his full name because of French laws designed to preserve the anonymity of child victims.

He said he had seen his father, Philippe V., abuse his children.

American climber falls to death on Mount Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal - An American climber was killed on Mount Everest after he slipped and fell into a crevice, Nepalese mountaineering officials said Tuesday.

Seattle climber Michael O'Brien, 39, fell to his death on Sunday as he and his brother Chris, 32, were returning to their base camp and were crossing the Khumbu Icefall.

Iran insists it will resume some nuclear activities

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran insisted Tuesday it will resume some nuclear activities that were suspended in an attempt to gain international confidence, but indicated it will not restart uranium enrichment as long as talks continue with European negotiators.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said Iran will resume ''some'' nuclear activities, but gave no details.

Iraqi government sworn in, some slots still unfilled

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari pledged to unite Iraq's rival ethnic and religious factions and fight terrorism as the nation's first democratically elected government was sworn in Tuesday amid violence.

But five ministries - including the key defense and oil portfolios - remained in temporary hands and two deputy prime minister's slots were unfilled as al-Jaafari struggled to bring the disaffected Sunni minority into key posts while balancing the demands of other groups.

Somalia's prime minister escapes explosion at rally

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia's prime minister escaped unharmed in a blast Tuesday that sent panicked supporters at a rally rushing out of Mogadishu's stadium, leaving at least 10 people dead and 60 injured.

It wasn't immediately clear whether most of the casualties were from the blast or the stampede that followed.

- From wire reports