Yemeni jet crashes with 153 aboard
MORONI, Comoros - A Yemeni jetliner carrying 153 people crashed in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday as it came in for a landing on the island nation of Comoros. Yemeni officials said a teenage girl survived.
The crash came two years after aviation officials reported faults with the plane, an Airbus 310 flying the last leg of a journey from Paris and Marseille to Comoros, with a stop in Yemen to change planes. Most of the passengers were from Comoros, a former French colony. Sixty-six on board were French nationals.
Khaled el-Kaei, the head of Yemenia airline's public relations office, said a 14-year-old girl survived the crash. And Yemen's embassy in Washington issued a statement saying a young girl survived and was taken to a hospital.
Honduran AG says Zelaya will be arrested
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Honduras' attorney general says ousted President Manuel Zelaya will be arrested 'as soon as he puts a foot on Honduran soil.'
Luis Alberto Rubi told a news conference on Tuesday that Zelaya faces numerous charges that carry sentences 'of at least 20 years in prison.'
Zelaya was ousted in a coup on Sunday, but he's promising to return to the country on Thursday, escorted by other Latin American presidents.
Honduras' attorney general is independent of the president and had called for the president's removal before Congress, the Supreme Court and military overthrew him.
China backs off Internet filter
BEIJING - In a rare reversal, China's government gave in to domestic and international pressure and backed down Tuesday from a rule that would have required personal computers sold in the country to have Internet-filtering software.
Just hours before the rule was to have taken effect, the government said it would postpone the requirement for the 'Green Dam' software. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said it made the decision partly because some PC markets were having difficulty meeting the deadline. It did not say whether the plan might be revived.
The change of course averted a possible scuffle with Washington. Top U.S. officials had protested the plan after it was imposed abruptly in May.