Iraqi Kurds rescue Swedish teen from Islamic State
IRBIL, Iraq — Iraqi Kurdish authorities said Tuesday that their troops rescued a Swedish teenager from the Islamic State near the extremist-controlled city of Mosul earlier this month.
A Kurdish statement said the 16-year-old from the Swedish town of Boras "was misled" by an Islamic State member in Sweden and traveled to Syria and later to Mosul.
Swedish authorities and the teenager's family had contacted Iraqi Kurdish officials and asked for help in finding and rescuing the girl, the statement said. It gave no details on the rescue or whether the teen was mistreated.
The Iraqi Kurds said the girl would be "transferred to Swedish authorities once necessary arrangements" are made.— AP
Canada's Trudeau will march in gay pride parade
TORONTO — Justin Trudeau will become the first Canadian prime minister to participate in Toronto's gay pride march.
Organizers on Tuesday said that Trudeau would march in the parade on July 3.— AP
'Mongo,' Fidel Castro's older brother, dies at 91
HAVANA — Ramon Castro, a lifelong rancher and farmer who bore a strong physical resemblance to younger brother Fidel Castro, has died, Cuban state media announced Tuesday. He was 91.
Widely known by his nickname "Mongo," Ramon Castro preferred tending crops and livestock to the revolutionary political life embraced by his younger siblings Fidel and Raul.
Ramon often said that because he was older, Fidel actually looked like him.— AP
1 dead, 3 missing after power plant collapse
LONDON — An unused power station in southern England partially collapsed Tuesday, killing one person and injuring five others, British emergency officials said.
They said that search operations at the Didcot plant 60 miles west of London were ongoing and that three people were still missing.— AP