An additional 17 people were injured, including four children, authorities said. Most of those hurt were rescuers responding to the blaze. The cause of the fire was under investigation. - AP
Radical cleric loses bid for bail
LONDON - A British immigration judge on Monday denied bail to Abu Qatada, saying he could not risk having the radical cleric on the streets during the London Olympics.
Abu Qatada, who has been described in both Spanish and British courts as a leading al-Qaeda figure in Europe, is being held in a high-security prison while he fights deportation to Jordan over terror charges. Both the British and Jordanian governments want him to stand trial in Jordan, but he says he will be tortured if he is deported.
Judge John Mitting ruled Monday that the cleric must remain in prison without bail ahead of his deportation appeal in October. - AP
Russian supports Wallenberg probe
MOSCOW - The chief archivist of Russia's counterintelligence service said Monday it will continue searching for clues about the mystery of Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg, who vanished while in Soviet captivity.
Lt.-Gen. Vasily Khristoforov said that his agency, the Federal Security Service, has no reason to withhold any information about the Swedish diplomat from the public eye. He rejected critics' allegations that his service could be hiding documents related to Wallenberg's fate.
Wallenberg is credited with saving thousands of Jews in Budapest by distributing Swedish travel documents or moving them to safe houses.
He was arrested in Budapest by the Soviet Red Army in 1945. The Soviets initially denied Wallenberg was in their custody, then said in 1957 that he died of a heart attack in prison on July 17, 1947. - AP
Bombing injures 33 in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya - An explosion ripped through a building full of small shops in downtown Nairobi on Monday, injuring at least 33 people, including a woman who blamed the blast on a "bearded man" who left behind a bag shortly before the detonation.
Police officials first indicated the explosion could have been caused by some sort of electrical malfunction, but Prime Minister Raila Odinga said it was deliberate.
Al-Shabab - an Islamist militant group from Somalia - has threatened to carry out such an attack.
"This is a heinous act," Odinga said while visiting the scene of the blast. "They want to scare us. But we will not be scared." - AP