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Brothers sought in police shootings...Bodies found in Switzerland...Afghan verdicts postponed



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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Hattiesburg, Mississippi say two brothers considered armed and dangerous are being sought in the shooting deaths of two police officers -- the first line of duty deaths in the city in some 30 years. Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, says 26-year-old Curtis Banks and his 29-year-old brother, Marvin Banks opened fire during a traffic stop.

BERLIN (AP) — Police in northern Switzerland say they found "several" dead people lying outside and in a house in a residential area. Residents reported hearing several shots late last night. Police are trying to make identification. All the dead are adults.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan judge says more time needed to gather information on 19 police officers charged over the mob killing of a woman activist in Kabul. The judge today postponed issuing verdicts in the case. Of the 49 defendants charged, four have been sentenced to death and eight to 16 years in prison. Another 18 were freed for lack of evidence.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The search for bodies has stopped in a northern Nepal village buried by a landslide. A government administrator Gautam Rimal, says new avalanches made the work dangerous for police and army rescuers. So far, 120 bodies have been recovered from Langtang Valley, a scenic village on a popular trekking route north of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. An April 25 earthquake that shook Nepal killed more than 8,000 people.

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Rebels in Yemen say they're willing to accept a five-day humanitarian cease-fire offered by a Saudi-led coalition to allow organizations to deliver aid to citizens. Yemen's state news agency SABA quotes a rebel armed forces spokesman. The SABA news agency, which is under the control of the rebels known as Houthis (HOO'-theez), says they will react in self-defense to any violations.

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