More bodies found
in mudslide debris
Rescuers pulled more bodies from debris Sunday after heavy rain in central Indonesia loosened soil and collapsed a hill, setting off a landslide that killed at least 32 villagers and left 76 missing under piles of mud.
About 2,000 soldiers, police, and volunteers, were digging through the mud and the wreckage of crumpled homes, getting some relief from clear weather after days of heavy rain. Excavators shoved aside earth and the remains of wooden homes.
By late afternoon Sunday, hopes faded that the 76 people missing would be found alive, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency. Many roads and bridges were destroyed, hampering rescue efforts, Nugroho said.
President Joko Widodo pledged to relocate hundreds left homeless and help provide aid for the injured. - AP
Prime minister quits
Bowing to pressure, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has resigned, paving the way for a new government to lead Haiti into long overdue legislative and local elections. Lamothe said he was making the sacrifice for Haiti because the country not only needs development but also political stability to advance. The resignation came on yet another day of antigovernment protests. - Miami Herald
Media figures held
Police arrested the top editor of the country's largest daily, the head of a TV station, and more than two dozen others Sunday for being affiliated with U.S.-based dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen. A judge ordered 31 people arrested, including former police officials and journalists linked to Gulen, a former ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has sought to extradite him for attempting a coup. Erdogan had vowed to crack down on Gulen's followers. - L.A. Times