The bus driver was among those killed, and 212 people were injured, including about 20 in critical condition, said Alberto Crescenti, director-general of Argentina's emergency medical system.
Richardson fails to free American
HAVANA - Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Tuesday that he would leave Cuba after exhausting all possible avenues to try to win the release of a jailed U.S. government subcontractor, adding that he was treated so poorly he doubted he could ever come back to the island as a friend.
Richardson, who previously vowed to remain in Cuba until he at least got to see jailed Maryland native Alan Gross, changed his mind after meetings with the Cuban government and other influential groups failed to yield any results. He said he would leave Wednesday.
"I have been here a week and tried through all means - with religious institutions, diplomats from other countries, all kinds of efforts - and I see that this isn't going to change," Richardson, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said. "So why would I stay?" - AP
Death toll at 87 from Kenya blast
NAIROBI, Kenya - The death toll from a gasoline-pipeline explosion in the Kenyan capital has risen to 87, a Red Cross official said Tuesday, as the government declared two days of mourning for the victims of the disaster.
Earlier in the day, residents working with the Red Cross waded through a river filled with sewage and used sticks to poke around for the bodies of family members. Red Cross coordinator Pamela Indiaka said later that the Red Cross had called off the search-and-recovery mission because it did not see any more hope of finding bodies.
Indiaka said that five people died Tuesday in the hospital while being treated for severe burns. The head of the state-owned Kenya Pipeline Co. said that Monday's explosion was caused by an over-pressurized pipeline. - AP
Former Argentine President Carlos Menem and 17 members of his government were acquitted Tuesday of charges that they violated international weapons embargoes on Ecuador and Croatia in the 1990s. Menem, still a sitting senator at 81, had faced up to eight years in prison if convicted, but two of the three judges on his panel found him not guilty.