Police find body of missing girl in her bedroom
TOLUCA, Mexico -- Prosecutors said the body of a 4-year-old disabled girl has been found in furniture in her own bedroom 10 days after her wealthy parents grabbed the country's attention with a public campaign to find her.
Mexico state prosecutors' spokesman Alfredo Albiter said investigators found Paulette Gebara Farah's body Wednesday inside a piece of furniture. He gave no other details.
Gebara Farah's parents reported the girl missing on March 22 and posted billboards and flyers around Mexico City of Paulette in a princess dress. The child had trouble walking and talking.
Chechen militant claims subway blasts
MAKHACH-KALA, Russia -- A Chechen militant claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks on the Moscow subway in an Internet message posted Wednesday, hours after two more suicide bombers struck southern Russia in brazen defiance of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Doku Umarov, who leads Islamic militants in Chechnya and other regions in Russia's North Caucasus, said in a video posted on a pro-rebel Web site that Monday's twin suicide attacks were revenge for the killing of civilians by Russian security forces.
Umarov's statement appeared after Putin vowed to ''drag out of the sewer'' the terrorists who plotted the subway bombings, which killed 39 people and wounded scores of commuters during the morning rush hour.
Maneuvering in Iraq intensifies over who to lead
BAGHDAD -- Political maneuvering in Iraq intensified on Wednesday with a powerful anti-American cleric calling for his supporters to vote on whom he should back, while the incumbent prime minister defended his challenges of the results.
The call by Muqtada al-Sadr further muddies the waters in what has already been a confusing election process beset with accusations of fraud on both sides as the factions haggle to form a government to lead the country as U.S. troops go home.
A coalition led by secular challenger Ayad Allawi, a Shiite who drew on deep Sunni support, narrowly eked out a two-seat lead over a bloc led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in results released Friday.