CAIRO — Osama bin Laden's deputy warned Wednesday that America faces not individual terrorists or groups but an international community of Muslims that seek to destroy it and its allies. He was delivering a 28-minute videotaped eulogy to slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaida's longtime No. 2 and considered the network's operational head, also sought to cast a role for the terrorist group in the popular uprisings shaking Arab world.
Al-Zawahiri heaped praise on bin Laden, who was killed in the May 2 raid by U.S. Navy SEALs in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad.
Year's first hurricane forms in east Pacific
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ACAPULCO, Mexico — Hurricane Adrian has formed in the eastern Pacific, making it the first of the 2011 season, forecasters said Wednesday.
As a precaution, the Mexican government issued a storm watch for part of the country's coast, including the Pacific resort city of Acapulco.
Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the center was expected to remain offshore, but a shift could bring tropical storm conditions to the coast.
The Guerrero state government said thunderstorms and hail might hit about 20 coastal towns, where about 2 million people live.
Elephants kill man, hurt others, in India
NEW DELHI — News reports say two wild elephants have killed a man and injured other people on a rampage in India.
New Delhi Television news channel aired footage Wednesday showing the body of a man at the feet of one of the animals in the city of Mysore in Karnataka state. An elephant also kicked a cow.
Press Trust of India later reported that one pachyderm was trapped inside a farm and the other was tranquilized.