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UKRAINE---AP reporters say convoys
of military weaponry and supplies have
been coming from the direction of
Russia into rebel-held Ukraine.
Rebel fighters also described how
Russian border guards did nothing to
Associated Press reporters in the
eastern Ukrainian town of Krasnodon
observed three such convoys last week.
NATO and Ukraine have accused
Moscow outright of covertly shuttling
heavy artillery and other weapons to
Russia routinely denies the
Thousands of revellers
braved wet conditions in west
London for the final day of the
Notting Hill Carnival.
The annual celebration,
believed to be Europe s biggest
street party, was marred by poor
weather for its finale, but par-
tygoers defied soggy conditions.
The Metropolitan Police
deployed 7,000 officers for
Monday s events.
The figure was about 1,000
more than Sunday and repre-
sented one of the Met s most
complex operations of the year.
Sunday, which is traditionally
billed as children s day, saw
thousands of dancers and musi-
cians parade through the streets
But the poor weather yester-
day affected turnout on Lad-
broke Grove along the parade
BBC reporter Elaine Okyere
said: "It s definitely quieter but
the performers are still giving it
their all despite the rain.
"One resident Silvia said she d
never seen Ladbroke grove this
quiet on a Carnival Monday, but
she told me despite the rain the
party will go on."
The Carnival saw 115 arrests
for a variety of offences yester-
Supt Robyn Williams said the
force s priority was to "facilitate
a safe and vibrant carnival".
"Carnival very much presents
us with two extremes; those who
want to enjoy the sound sys-
tems, cuisine and have a good
time and those who use it as an
opportunity to commit crime,"
Organisers said this year s
event was part of the build-up
to the event s 50th anniversary.
This year s event paid tribute
to the steel pan, the national
instrument of T&T, which has
been a significant feature of the
carnival from 1964 until the
present day. (BBC)
MALTA---Divers near a Maltese island
have found an ancient ship's cargo that
experts say is yielding what could be
some of the oldest Phoenician artifacts.
University of Malta researcher
Timothy Gambin said yesterday the 20
grinding stones and 50 amphorae from
the ship date back to around 700 BC.
Experts hope to find parts of the ship
and other artifacts beneath the sandy
seabed one mile off Gozo island. They
say the ship probably was sailing
between Sicily and Malta when it sank.
The location of the shipwreck will be
disclosed after experts finish their
TEHRAN---Iran's state TV yesterday broadcast
footage purported to show an Israeli drone the country's
Revolutionary Guard claimed to have shot down over
the weekend near an Iranian nuclear site.
The brief video, aired on the Arabic-language Al-Alam
TV, shows what the channel says are parts of the drone,
scattered in an unidentified desert area.
A scroll accompanying the footage says the drone
was downed on Saturday and identifies it as a Hermes
450, a known Israeli model. The Iranian TV also says the
model is dubbed "Spy Goddess."
However, there were no visible Israeli markings on the
aircraft in the footage and Israel's military has declined
comment on the matter. (AP)
MONROVIA---A Liberian doctor who was among
three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has
died, the country's information minister said yesterday.
Dr Abraham Borbor, the deputy chief medical doctor
at the country's largest hospital, had been among three
Liberians, and the first Africans, who received the drug,
ZMapp. Two Americans received the untested drug and
survived. A Spaniard infected with Ebola received the
treatment but died. There was no update given on the
two other Liberians who took doses of the drug.
Ebola has killed more than 1,400 people across West
Africa. There is no proven vaccine or cure for the disease
that can cause a grisly death with bleeding from the
eyes, mouth and ears. (AP)
LIMA---Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the
2005 disappearance of US teen Natalee Holloway, has
been moved to a remote Peruvian penitentiary after au-
thorities said he threatened to kill the warden of the
prison where he was serving a 28-year term for murder.
The 27-year-old Dutchman was moved Sunday to
Challapalca, located high in the Andes near the Bolivian
border. He previously was held at a prison north of Lima.
Van der Sloot was the last person seen with Hol-
loway, who vanished while on a graduation trip to
Aruba. He is imprisoned for killing Stephany Flores, a 21-
year-old Peruvian business student in 2010. He married
his pregnant Peruvian girlfriend in a prison ceremony
last month. (AP)
NEW DELHI---India's Supreme Court said yesterday
that all government allocations of coal reserves to pri-
vate companies from 1993 to 2010 were conducted ille-
gally, and it will hold a hearing to decide whether to
More than 200 coal blocks, or areas of unmined re-
serves, were allocated during that period to companies
for their use in power plants or steel or cement factories.
The court's ruling extends beyond the initial case---
dubbed "Coalgate" by the Indian media---in which the
previous Congress party-led government was accused
of costing the treasury hundreds of billions of dollars by
selling or allocating about 155 coal blocks in 2004-09
without competitive bidding. (AP)
Ancient shipwreck off Malta leaves 700 BC cargo Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine
Rain fails to put damper
on Notting Hill Carnival
Iran TV shows off allegedly
downed Israeli drone
Liberia: Doctor given
experimental Ebola drug dies
Van der Sloot moved to
remote Peruvian prison
Top India court: Coal
allocations were illegal
This year's event celebrates the steel pan, the national instrument
Revellers brave the torrential rain during the last day of the Notting Hill Carnival in London, yesterday. The Notting Hill Carnival is the
largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. AP PHOTO
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