ITALY

Nations agree on migrants

Italy and at least three other countries agreed Tuesday to accept migrants from an aid ship that has been in a holding pattern off Malta for five days, but the vessel’s destination remained unclear during Europe’s second impasse this month over rescues in Libyan waters by humanitarian groups. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said after a phone call with Malta’s prime minister that the boat operated by German aid group Mission Lifeline would disembark in the Mediterranean island nation, where its legal standing to conduct missions off Libya would be investigated.

ISRAEL

Prince visits memorial

Prince William began his visit to Israel on Tuesday with an emotional tour of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. The prince is the first member of the British royal family to pay an official visit to Israel. At Yad Vashem, he met with two survivors who escaped Nazi Germany for the safety of Britain. “It has been a profoundly moving experience to visit Yad Vashem today,” the prince wrote in the memorial’s guestbook. “It is almost impossible to comprehend this appalling event in history. Every name, photograph and memory recorded here is a tragic reminder of the unimaginable human cost of the Holocaust and of the immense loss suffered by the Jewish people.”

CANADA

Pot to be legal in fall

Marijuana will be legal nationwide starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. The Senate gave final passage to the bill to legalize cannabis Tuesday. Canada is following the lead of Uruguay in allowing a nationwide, legal market, but each province is working up its own rules for pot sales.

Court convicts polygamists

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge imposed conditional sentences on two men who belong to a breakaway Mormon sect after convicting them of polygamy Tuesday, sparing them jail time. Winston Blackmore was found guilty of having 24 wives, while the court found James Oler had five wives. Blackmore’s six-month conditional sentence to be served under house arrest allows him to go to work and deal with medical emergencies. Oler’s term is three months of house arrest. Both face 12 months of probation.

Beacon Journal/Ohio.com wires