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Protesters clash with Tunis police

TUNIS, Tunisia — Police fired at an angry crowd of 1,000 attacking the police station in the northwestern town of Kef on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 17 others, the Interior Ministry said.

The official Tunisian news agency said the crowd had turned on police after the police chief abused a member of the community. A local journalist said the police chief slapped a woman during a demonstration, triggering the violence between police and citizens.

Cold kills 35 animals in northern Mexico zoo

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Thirty-five animals at a zoo in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua have frozen to death during the region's coldest weather in six decades.

Serengeti Zoo owner Alberto Hernandez says 14 parrots, 13 serpents, five iguanas, two crocodiles and a capuchin monkey died. He said Saturday that power failures cut off electrical heating at the zoo in the town of Aldama.

Temperatures have dropped to 9 degrees Fahrenheit in the area, the coldest weather in 60 years.

As Sudan divides, violence kills 41

JUBA, Sudan — Clashes spread across a key border region in Southern Sudan on Saturday following a wave of mutinies among southerners in the northern army, leaving at least 41 dead as Sudan begins to divide into two nations following a Southern referendum on independence last month.

Official results show that Southerners voted 99 percent for forming their own country, and full independence is set to take effect in July this year. The referendum was the core provision of a U.S.-brokered 2005 peace deal between Sudan's Arab government in the north and the rebellious African south, ending decades of war that killed 2 million people.

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