Anglican leader selected
A former oil executive with experience in conflict resolution has been chosen to lead a global Anglican Communion riven by sharply divided views on gay people and their place in the church. Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday that Justin Welby, 56, a fast-rising priest with only a year’s experience as a bishop, had been picked to succeed Rowan Williams as archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England and spiritual leader of the world’s 77 million Anglicans. Welby will be the 105th holder of a post that stretches back to the 6th century.
Cargo airplane crashes
An Algerian military cargo plane crashed Friday in southern France with six people aboard, the North African country’s defense ministry confirmed. The fate of those on the aircraft was not immediately known. The plane went down around 4 p.m. in Trelans, a town 375 miles south of Paris, according to local officials. The plane carried five military personnel and one official of the Algerian national bank.
13 die in prison shootout
At least 13 inmates of a Sri Lankan prison were killed in a shootout Friday with security forces and 32 were wounded, a doctor said, as rioting prisoners appeared to take control of at least part of the facility in the country’s capital. Police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said the fighting began when police commandos went to Welikada prison in the capital, Colombo, to conduct a search and were attacked by inmates hurling stones.
Shooting details released
The Mexican Attorney General’s Office on Friday charged 14 federal police officers with first-degree attempted murder in the Aug. 24 ambush of a U.S. Embassy vehicle. In revealing the charges, the Attorney General’s Office said the officers had fired 152 rounds from assault weapons at the black Embassy Toyota SUV. The armored vehicle largely held up under the assault, but two Americans, reportedly CIA officers, were wounded.
Compiled from wire reports.