BAGHDAD - Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber who drove an explosives-rigged fuel truck into the front gate of an army post has killed five soldiers in the country's north.
Officials at the scene in the city of Mosul said another 15 people were wounded in Tuesday's attack.
Three of them were soldiers. A policeman said the truck was not carrying any fuel.
A medic confirmed the casualties. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to release the information.
Blame the wind
LONDON - Blame the government. Blame airline schedules. Blame the wind.
Witnesses at a British parliamentary committee hearing on Tuesday offered a variety of reasons for the long waits some arriving passengers endure at immigration checks at London's Heathrow airport.
Recent reports of people standing in line for two hours or more at Heathrow airport, the nation's busiest airport, have raised concerns not only about management but about the country's image.
New French PM
PARIS - French President Francois Hollande has named Jean-Marc Ayrault as his new prime minister.
The incoming Elysee Palace Secretary-General Pierre-Rene Lemas announced the choice on Tuesday afternoon, hours after Hollande was sworn in.
Ayrault is a the leader of the Socialists in France's lower house of parliament.
He is also a German speaker - a potential advantage for Hollande, whose success as president may partly depend on his relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
BOGOTA - A bomb targeting a former Colombian interior minister has killed two people and injured at least 19 others in the heart of Bogota's commercial district, authorities says.
President Juan Manuel Santos said the former minister, Fernando Londono, was hurt but was out of danger.
Santos said in a brief televised declaration that Londono's driver and a police escort were killed in the bombing, which occurred just before midday on Calle 74 a half block from Caracas Avenue.
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's cultural agency says prolific Mexican novelist and essayist Carlos Fuentes has died in a hospital in Mexico City.
He was 83. The National Council for the Arts and Culture confirms his death on Tuesday.
Fuentes was Mexico's most celebrated novelist and played a dominant role in Latin America's literary boom by portraying a nation that had missed out on its revolution's ideals.