Cash in bra stops bullet
SAO PAULO - Police say a wad of cash stuffed in a woman's bra saved her life during a shootout in northeastern Brazil.
Salvador city police spokesman Vicente de Paula said 58-year-old Ivonete Pereira de Oliveira was a passenger on a bus that two gunmen held up on Saturday.
An armed off-duty policeman on the bus opened fire. In the ensuing gunbattle a bullet struck the left side of Oliveira's chest.
De Paula said the 150 reals (about $70) worth of bills that Oliveira hid inside her bra slowed the bullet enough to prevent it from entering her heart.
Oliveira underwent surgery to remove the bullet from her left breast and was released from the hospital on Monday.
The off-duty police officer was killed.
Police say drug gang had anti-aircraft gun
MEXICO CITY - A woman was arrested guarding an arsenal that included an anti-aircraft machine gun - the first weapon of its kind seized in Mexico, police said Tuesday.
The arsenal belonged to a group linked to the powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel, federal police coordinator Gen. Rodolfo Cruz said. It also included ammunition, five rifles, a grenade and part of a grenade launcher.
Mexican drug cartels, battling a fierce crackdown by soldiers and federal police, have increasingly gotten hold of higher-powered weapons, even military-grade arms such as grenades and machine guns.
Cruz said the confiscated .50-caliber, anti-aircraft machine gun can fire 800 rounds per minute and is capable of penetrating armor from more than 5,000 feet. Police on a routine patrol Monday found the gun fitted atop an SUV at a house in northern Sonora.
N. Korea boots inspectors
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea said Tuesday it was restarting its rogue nuclear program, booting U.N. inspectors and pulling out of disarmament talks in an angry reaction to U.N. Security Council condemnation of its April 5 rocket launch.
Pyongyang ordered U.N. nuclear inspectors to remove seals and cameras from its Yongbyon nuclear site and leave the country as quickly as possible, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.
North Korea told the IAEA it was 'immediately ceasing all cooperation' and 'has decided to reactivate all facilities and go ahead with the reprocessing of spent fuel.'