NAIROBI - President Daniel arap Moi was preparing to celebrate victory in Kenya's chaotic general election while opposition leaders cried foul and refused to accept the results. According to a newspaper, Moi got a tally of 2.477 million votes against 1.852 million for Mwai Kibaki of the Democratic Party (DP), his closest challenger and a former ally.
LAGOS - Nigerian security forces arrested 20 Ogoni activists on the eve of their annual Ogoni Day celebrations.
PARIS - Unidentified attackers slaughtered 412 civilians, including women and babies, in west Algeria in the bloodiest night of carnage in Algeria's six years of violence. The killings took place on Tuesday night.
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's embattled Interior Minister Emilio Chuayffet, under fire since last week's massacre of 45 Indian refugees, resigned from the post that made him chief of internal security.
The Mexican army denied a witness report that troops had occupied a bastion of the Zapatista guerrillas in the troubled southern state of Chiapas but said the army was patrolling the area.
ST LOUIS - Libya granted U.S. balloonist Steve Fossett clear passage, but only after he took a risky change of course to bypass the African nation in his quest to be the first to fly a balloon nonstop around the world.
LONDON - Women wanting breast implants after cancer surgery or to improve their looks may be able before long to have living tissue grown from their own cells implanted instead of silicone, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper reported.
KINSHASA - President Laurent Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo shuffled his cabinet sacking no minister but bringing in three people, including a close political ally.
BAGHDAD - Iraq condemned a rocket attack on the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, accusing "hostile parties" of carrying it out to harm relations between the two sides.
AMMAN - An Iraqi diplomat escaped unhurt when an unidentified gunman fired on him at close range in central Amman.
RENNES, France - Some 7,000 homes were without electricity after severe storms and strong winds which lashed western France the previous day, killing three people.
SANTIAGO - Five deputies in Chile's ruling Concertacion coalition launched a constitutional challenge to Gen. Augusto Pinochet in hopes of spoiling his plans to take a Senate seat for life.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The first of the world's only septuplets went home 6-1/2 weeks after he was born, while the other six babies remain in fair condition, the Blank Children's Hospital said.
CENTERVILLE, Mass - Hundreds of relatives and friends crowded a tiny church for the funeral of Michael Kennedy, three days after his New Year's Eve death in a Colorado skiing accident.
LAUSANNE - Indian supergrandmaster Viswanathan Anand, 28, squared the six-game world chess championship match by beating reigning FIDE champion Anatoly Karpov, 46, in a fierce, double-edged second game.
WASHINGTON - Arab and Muslim groups erected a new Islamic star and crescent near the White House to replace a display that was torn down and spray-painted with a swastika.
ISTANBUL - Turkish police detained 18 people, most from the mainly Kurdish southeast, who intended to leave the country illegally on their way to seek asylum in Germany.
ROME - Italy told Turkey, as it braced for new boatloads of Kurds seeking political asylum, that Europe was worried about human rights and if Ankara believed there was no problem, it should halt their flight.