Deadly protests lead to New Delhi water shortage

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India's capital have closed schools and ordered the rationing of water to people's homes to combat water supply problems caused by violent protests in a neighboring state that have left at least 12 people dead.

Thousands of members of an underprivileged community who are protesting to demand government benefits have damaged equipment that brings water from the Munak canal in Haryana state to New Delhi. —AP

Lebanese minister resigns over Hezbollah domination

BEIRUT — Lebanese Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi resigned from the Cabinet on Sunday, saying the militant Hezbollah group dominates the government and harms Beirut's relations with Arab countries. —AP

Fiji scrambles to restore power after strong cyclone

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Fijians were finally able to venture outside Sunday after authorities lifted a curfew, but much of the country remained without electricity in the wake of a ferocious cyclone that left at least 18 people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes.

Winds from Cyclone Winston, which tore through Fiji over the weekend, reached 177 mph, making it the strongest storm in the country since recordkeeping began, according to the Weather Underground website. —AP

Pope to Catholic leaders: Push to halt executions

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday urged Catholic leaders to show "exemplary" courage by not allowing executions this year, while expressing hope that eventually the death penalty will be abolished worldwide.

Francis told tourists and pilgrims in St. Peter's Square that "the commandment 'do not kill' holds absolute value and applies to both the innocent and the guilty." —AP

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