MEXICO

Catholic priest arrested

Authorities in the northern Mexican state of San Luis Potosi have arrested a Roman Catholic priest on suspicion of sexually abusing a minor, the second priest charged there in a week. State investigative police say Friday’s arrest of Guillermo Gil Torres was based on a complaint from the boy’s grandmother, who said the child became noticeably sad and nervous and asked never to be sent to church.

INDIA

Two separate building collapses

Two buildings more than 1,000 miles apart in India collapsed within hours of each other Saturday, killing 11 people and trapping dozens of others in the rubble. In New Delhi, a decrepit four-story building that was illegally constructed decades ago in the northern part of the city collapsed around 8:30 a.m. At least 10 people were killed, and 40 survivors were pulled out. Hours later, a 12-story building under construction in the outskirts of the southern city of Chennai crumpled, trapping dozens of construction workers who remained missing late into the night. One person was killed and a dozen workers were rescued, officials said.

SYRIA

U.S.-backed group argues

The major United States-backed Syrian opposition coalition has voided its leading official’s decision to disband the group’s military command structure and fire its top general. The reversal reflects the rivalries, divisions and disarray within the Syrian National Coalition. The exile-based opposition group has been the recipient of tens of millions of dollars in aid from the United States and allies backing the armed rebellion against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. A coalition delegation supported by Washington also formally represented the opposition at Syrian peace negotiations held in Geneva earlier this year. The talks ended without a plan for peace or a cease-fire. The Syrian National Coalition said Saturday that Ahmad Tomeh, prime minister of the coalition’s opposition shadow government, did not have the legal authority to dissolve the Supreme Military Council or replace its top general.

ARGENTINA

VP charged with corruption

Vice President Amado Boudou of Argentina has been charged in a corruption case in which he is accused of abusing his power to gain control of a company that has printed the nation’s currency, a development that has shaken the government. Boudou was charged with receiving bribes and conducting business incompatible with public office. If convicted, Boudou could face up to six years in prison. Boudou, 51, who is in Cuba on an official trip, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

Compiled from wire reports