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Britain, U.S. to fund Yemen police unit

LONDON — The British government said Sunday that Prime Minister Gordon Brown and President Obama had agreed to fund a counterterrorism police unit in Yemen to tackle the rising terrorist threat from the country.

Brown's Downing Street Office said the U.K. and the U.S. had also agreed to increase support for Yemen's coast guard operation. Pirates operating in the waters between Somalia and Yemen have seized four ships in the last week.

Downing Street said Brown and Obama will push the U.N. Security Council to create a larger peacekeeping force for Somalia.

More bodies found in Brazil after mudslide

ANGRA DOS REIS, Brazil — Firefighters using heavy machinery, shovels and bare hands dug for survivors Saturday but only found corpses under a mountain of red earth and crushed lodgings — the worst of a spate of mudslides and floods that killed at least 64 people in southeastern Brazil.

At least 26 people died in the New Year's Day slide that buried an upscale resort on the island of Ilha Grande.

Authorities said no foreigners were known to be among the dead and there were few details about those who died.

14 killed as bus drives off cliff in Mexico

TIJUANA, Mexico — A bus carrying farmworkers and their families home has plunged off a cliff in northern Mexico, killing 14 people.

A police report says the bus was traveling along a treacherously winding stretch of highway when it plummeted off the 130-foot cliff halfway between the border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali.

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