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Suspect in sexual assaults spotted in Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) -- An American man accused of 22 sexual assaults in the United States has been seen in downtown Montreal, police said.

Robert L. Walker, 32, is believed to have entered Canada on Jan. 23 and has been seen here several times since then.

He stayed in a downtown hotel for a few days after entering Canada and tried to sell his car, police said.

The FBI, Interpol and Canadian police across the country are looking for Walker, who may be armed.

"We know he has no money, so he could commit another crime here in Canada, here in Montreal," said Montreal police spokesman Ian Lafreniere.

In addition to the sexual assault accusations, he has also been accused of kidnapping, weapons possession and bank machine fraud.

El Salvador shaken by another earthquake

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- An earthquake rattled El Salvador's capital Saturday, killing at least one person and fraying nerves in a nation already stricken by two deadly quakes and thousands of aftershocks this year.

Crowds of people, some weeping, ran into the streets after the quake hit at about 2:25 p.m. local time, sending ominous clouds of dust rising from the crater of the San Salvador volcano overlooking the city.

The government reported one death and three injuries and said the quake set off scattered landslides. Two people were pulled alive from the ruins of a house in Apopa, north of San Salvador.

The quake had a magnitude of 5.3 and was centered just south of the capital, the National Emergency Committee said.

The country already was suffering the effects of two quakes: a 7.6-magnitude quake in January that killed 844 people and a quake last week with a magnitude of 6.6 that killed 402.

Russian diplomat faces criminal case in fatality

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's prosecutor-general has opened a criminal case against a Russian diplomat whose car hit two Canadian women last month in the Canadian capital, killing one of them, a spokesman said.

The case against Andrei Knyazev was opened after the Foreign Ministry conducted its own investigation of the fatal Jan. 27 accident in Ottawa, the spokesman said.

Knyazev's car jumped a curb and struck a prominent lawyer, Catherine Maclean; her friend; and Maclean's dog. Both Maclean and the dog died.

Knyazev, formerly first secretary in the Russian Embassy in Ottawa, was cited in Canada on five charges including unintentional murder and drunken driving, but he claimed diplomatic immunity and returned home.

In Russia, Knyazev is being investigated on a charge of careless driving leading to a fatal accident. The charge carries a prison sentence of up to five years.

The case set off a firestorm in Canada after it was revealed that Knyazev twice had been caught driving under the influence of alcohol.

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