BRAZIL

Suspects in rape sought

Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a girl, 16, in Rio de Janeiro. The announcement came as acting President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of the security ministers for each of Brazilís states to consider gender-related crimes. The assault came to light after several men joked about the attack online, posting graphic photos and videos of the unconscious, naked teen on Twitter.

Pakistan

Leader to undergo surgery

A spokesman says Pakistanís prime minister is due to undergo open heart surgery in London next week. Mohyuddin Wani, a spokesman for Nawaz Sharif, said that the prime minister will undergo surgery Tuesday and is expected to remain in hospital for a week at least.

Italy

Navy saves 135 migrants

The Italian navy says it has saved 135 migrants from a sinking boat and recovered 45 bodies in the Mediterranean. The navy said earlier Friday it was aiding the partially sunk boat in the sea between Libya and Italy, a route smugglersí boats use in a lucrative business to transport those fleeing wars and poverty onto European shores. In other rescues, the navy saved hundreds of migrants, part of a one-day total of some 2,000 migrants rescued in operations coordinated by the Italian coast guard.

Philippines

Mayor elected president

An official vote count by Philippine lawmakers determined that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was elected president and Rep. Leni Robredo triumphed as vice president in elections earlier this month. The congressional vote count, which ended late Friday, determined that Duterte, the crime-busting mayor of southern Davao city, received more than 16.6 million votes in an overwhelming victory, while Robredo won more than 14.4 million votes.

ARgentina

Ex-junta leader sentenced

A court in Argentina has sentenced former junta leader Reynaldo Bignone to 20 years in prison for Operation Condor crimes. The secret conspiracy was launched by six South American dictators in the 1970s in an effort to track down their enemies and eliminate them. Bignone is already serving life sentences for human rights violations. The federal court ruled Friday.

Compiled from wire reports