LONDON (AP) — British police say army bomb disposal experts have been called to a mosque after a suspicious item was found.
West Midlands Police say that around 40 homes near the Aisha Mosque and Islamic Center in Walsall, near the central England city of Birmingham, were evacuated overnight as a precautionary measure.
The force said officers were alerted to the suspicious item on Saturday night.
Investigators were taking evidence outside the mosque Sunday, and parts of the nearby area were cordoned off.
It was not immediately clear what the item was or what potential dangers it posed. No injuries were reported.
Mosques and Muslim communities in Britain have been on alert since a British soldier was killed in London in May.
MOSCOW (AP) — An Aeroflot flight from Hong Kong believed to be carrying a former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States has landed in Moscow.
Hong Kong's government said Edward Snowden was allowed to leave but did not say where he was headed.
Russia's state ITAR-Tass news agency cited an unnamed Aerflot official saying the Snowden was on Flight SU213, which landed on Sunday afternoon in Moscow.
The report said he intended to fly to Cuba on Monday and then on to Caracas, Venezuela.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Flooding has devastated much of southern Alberta, killing three people and prompting authorities to evacuate the western Canadian city of Calgary's entire downtown -- an estimated 75,000 people.
Inside the city's hockey arena, the waters reached as high as the 10th row. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the flooding "stunning." Harper, a Calgary resident, said he never imagined there would be a flood of this magnitude in this part of Canada.
Overflowing rivers washed out roads and bridges, soaked homes, knocked out power and turned streets into dirt-brown waterways around southern Alberta.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Patricia Neely told reporters two of the three dead were recovered.