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Syrian ceasefire wobbly

BEIRUT -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the Syrian government is responsible for guaranteeing UN observers full freedom of movement to monitor the country's tenuous ceasefire, which appeared to be unravelling as regime forces pounded the opposition stronghold of Homs, activists said.

The shelling has raised doubts about President Bashar Assad's commitment to special envoy Kofi Annan's plan to end 13 months of violence and launch talks on the country's political future.

9-year-old reports slaying

LAS VEGAS -- A nine-year-old boy arrived at school Monday with a grisly story: His mother and sister were dead at their home four blocks away.

Minutes later, police found the bodies of a 10-year-old girl and her mother -- along with a blood-covered man and an unharmed four-year-old boy -- in a modest home in a West Las Vegas neighbourhood, authorities said.

The man was hospitalized in critical condition with a head injury. He was not immediately identified as a suspect or charged.

Cellphone brings down jet

DUBLIN, Ireland -- A Delta Air Lines flight bound for the United States made an emergency landing Monday in Dublin because a passenger left a cellphone plugged into a socket in one of the aircraft's restrooms, police and aviation authorities said.

Dublin Airport officials later cleared the Boeing 767-300 travelling from Istanbul, Turkey, to continue its journey to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport after determining that the suspected bomb was just an unattended mobile phone and charger.

Militant network blamed

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan officials blamed a brazen series of weekend attacks on the Haqqani militant network, saying Monday that fighters captured in the assault claimed they were affiliated with the insurgent faction tied to the Taliban and al-Qaida.

The 18-hour offensive left 36 insurgents and 11 others dead and was the largest in Kabul since last September.

-- from the news services

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 17, 2012 A9

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