EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) - Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have ambushed two police minibuses in northern Sinai, firing rocket-propelled grenades and killing 24 policemen.
The officials say the Monday morning attack took place as the two vehicles were driving through a village near the border town of Rafah in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.
They say the attack also left three policemen wounded. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to talk to the media.
Sinai has been witnessing almost daily attacks by suspected militants since the July 3 ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in a military coup.
The strategic region borders the Gaza Strip and Israel.
CEBU, Philippines (AP) — Divers have plucked two more bodies from a sunken passenger ferry and are scrambling to plug an oil leak in the wreckage after a collision with a cargo ship. The accident near the central Philippine port of Cebu that has left 34 dead and more than 80 others missing.
Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III said Sunday that 751 passengers and crewmen of the MV Thomas Aquinas have been rescued after the inter-island ferry figured in a collision late Friday with the MV Sulpicio Express Siete then rapidly sank off the Cebu pier.
Stunned passengers were forced to jump in the dark into the water after the captain ordered the doomed ferry abandoned.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it will "urgently review" its relations with Egypt where more than 800 people have died in clashes between security forces and supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.
The Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, Jose Manuel Barroso and Herman Van Rompuy, said Sunday in a rare joint foreign policy statement that it's the responsibility of the army and the interim government to end the violence.
They say calls for democracy and fundamental rights "cannot be disregarded, much less washed away in blood," adding "the violence and the killings of these last days cannot be justified nor condoned."
EU foreign ministers are expected to hold an emergency meeting on Egypt this week. The bloc is a major source of aid and business for Egypt.