Storm death toll at 10
A tornado swept through a fairground in a Spanish town, knocking down a Ferris wheel and injuring 35 people, while the death toll from flooding in the same southern region of the country rose to 10, authorities said Saturday. Friday’s tornado damaged several rides and cut electricity in the temporary fair set up in the main square of Gandia, according to its town hall website. It said 15 of the injured were seriously hurt, all of whom were treated on site. Local media reported the fair in Valencia province was closed to the public at the time of a thunderstorm and that all the injured were fair workers.
Man fatally stabbed
Police in Puerto Rico say a 27-year-old woman is suspected of killing her boyfriend after he became upset about her activities on Facebook. Lt. Candido Pagan says there were two children in the house when the killing occurred Saturday morning: a nearly 2-month-old girl and a boy, 10. Pagan says both belonged to suspect Wilnilia Sanchez Falcon, but it’s unclear if they witnessed the killing in the town of Comerio. Pagan says Sanchez is expected to be charged in the death of Jesus Rivera Algarin, 25, who was stabbed in the torso. No information was provided about what Sanchez may have posted on her Facebook account to upset Rivera.
U.S. list angers Iran
Iran condemned on Saturday the Obama administration for taking an Iranian militant group formerly allied with Saddam Hussein off the U.S. terrorism list, saying it shows Washington’s “double standards.” The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), which began as a guerrilla movement fighting Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, helped overthrow the monarch in 1979 then quickly fell out with the Islamic Republic’s first leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. It fought in the 1980s alongside Saddam’s forces in the eight-year Iran-Iraq war but disarmed after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. The State Department delisted the group on Friday, meaning that any assets the MEK has in the United States are unblocked and Americans can do business with the organization.
Compiled from wire reports.