Bomb seized, IRA suspect arrested
DUBLIN - Residents of a Londonderry street voiced their anger Tuesday at Irish Republican Army die-hards after police seized at least two bombs in an apartment in the Northern Ireland city.
Officers arrested a local man, 30, on suspicion of involvement with the bomb cache near the city center. Several families were evacuated overnight and slept in a local gym until Tuesday's all-clear by British Army bomb-disposal experts. Residents denounced those responsible.
Several IRA splinter groups in the city keep trying to bomb businesses and attack police in defiance of the 2005 decision of the Provisional IRA to renounce violence and surrender weapons. - AP
Myanmar leaders' unusual patience
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's government made an uncharacteristic plea for understanding Tuesday after chronic power cuts set off rare protests in the Southeast Asian country that is easing toward democracy after decades of military rule.
A candlelight vigil was planned at Yangon's City Hall on Tuesday evening, after two days of rallies in Mandalay that drew hundreds of people in the largest protests since the army crushed monk-led demonstrations in 2007.
The Electric Power Ministry issued a statement in all three state-run newspapers Tuesday under the headline, "Plea to the Public." Rationing was being applied, it said, to cope with greater demand and less supply during the summer months. It also blamed ethnic Kachin rebels for blowing up several electricity pylons Friday. - AP
No tolerance for passenger's sexism
SAO PAULO - A Brazilian airline says one of its female pilots tossed a passenger off a flight because he was making sexist comments about women flying planes.
Trip Airlines says in a Tuesday statement the pilot ejected the man before takeoff as he made loud, sexist comments upon learning the pilot was a woman. The jet continued on to the state of Goias.
The passenger involved in Friday's incident has not been identified. He was met by police at the plane and escorted out of the Belo Horizonte airport. Trip says it won't tolerate disparaging remarks made about any of the 1,400 women working for the airline. - AP