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Mexico changes security officials

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's president accepted the resignation Wednesday of his top domestic security official, Interior Secretary Fernando Gomez Mont, and named a former congressman with experience in fighting drug cartels to replace him.

President Felipe Calderon praised the hands-on experience the new federal interior secretary, Francisco Blake, gained serving in the same post at the state level in Baja California, a border state plagued by drug violence.

Libyan aid ship reaches Egypt with no conflict

EL-ARISH, Egypt — A Libyan aid ship blocked by Israeli missile ships from steaming to Gaza reached an Egyptian port Wednesday, bringing an end to the latest challenge to Israel's naval embargo of the Palestinian territory.

The director of the Egyptian port of el-Arish, Gamal Abdel Maqsoud, said the Libyan boat radioed Wednesday evening asking permission to dock there. He said the ship, the Moldovan-flagged Amalthea, was 15 miles off the Egyptian coast.

The ship reached the waiting area Wednesday evening, but has yet to dock because the captain is seeking clearance from the shipment's organizers, Abdel Maqsoud said.

It appeared likely the cargo would be unloaded today.

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