World briefs


Earthquake kills 2, cuts power

SEMBALUN — A strong earthquake cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least two people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from a quake earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

The shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hit just after 10 p.m. Sunday was one of several powerful earthquakes in the northeast part of the island that also caused landslides. The nighttime quake was followed by strong aftershocks.


Woman rescued from cruise ship fall

PULA — A British woman was rescued Sunday after falling from a cruise ship and spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night, Croatia’s coast guard said.

The unidentified woman was taken to a hospital in the town of Pula and is out of danger. She fell from the Norwegian Star cruise ship, about 60 miles off Croatia’s coast shortly before midnight Saturday.


State pushes to decriminalize opium

MEXICO CITY — Political leaders from Mexico’s main heroin-producing state are pushing the federal government to legalize opium production for pharmaceutical use in a move they hope will reduce violence and help local farmers.

Legislators in Guerrero state voted Friday to send an initiative to the Mexican Senate for further debate, since the proposal to legitimize opium output would require changes to federal health and penal codes.