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WORLD: Man beheads woman at supermarket

Man beheads woman at supermarket

MADRID -- A man beheaded a British woman in a random attack in a supermarket on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands on Friday, officials said.

The suspect, a homeless Bulgarian man with a police record identified as Deyan Valentinov, was captured by security guards after he ran out of the supermarket holding the head, authorities said. The man was then arrested.

Regional Interior Ministry delegate Dominica Fernandez said the suspect is believed to have entered the shop, stolen a knife which he then used to assault the woman.

Fernandez told journalists the attack appeared to be random

Gadhafi taunts NATO in tape

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Taunting NATO, Moammar Gadhafi said Friday that he is alive despite a series of airstrikes and ''in a place where you can't get me.'' The defiant audio recording was broadcast after the Libyan government accused NATO of killing 11 Muslim clerics with an airstrike on a disputed eastern oil town.

Gadhafi had appeared on state TV but not been heard speaking since a NATO attack on his Tripoli compound two weeks ago, which officials said killed one of his sons and three grandchildren. In a brief recording played Friday on Libyan TV, Gadhafi said he wanted to assure Libyans concerned about a strike this week on his compound in Tripoli.

''I tell the coward crusaders -- I live in a place where you can't get to me,'' he said. ''I live in the hearts of millions.''

Syrian troops kill 6 protesters

BEIRUT -- Syrian security forces and snipers opened fire on thousands of protesters Friday, killing at least six people as mass arrests and heavy security kept crowds below previous levels seen during the two-month uprising against President Bashar Assad, activists said.

A leading human rights activist said three people were killed in Homs, two in Damascus and one in a village outside Daraa, the southern city where the revolt began two months ago. He asked that his name not be used for fear of government reprisal.

''At first they opened fire in the air, but the people continued on their way, and then they shot directly into the crowd,'' a witness said.