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Bodies of 13 killed in copter crash found

OCONGATE, Peru (AP) -- Searchers have found the bodies of 13 of the 14 people who died in a helicopter crash high in the snowy Andes, Peruvian officials said Sunday.

Police Chief Raul Salazar told the Radioprogramas station that the bodies were being taken to Ocongate, the nearest town to the accident, and they have not yet been identified.

The Sikorsky S-58ET helicopter was carrying eight South Koreans and three Peruvians as well as citizens of the Netherlands, Sweden and the Czech Republic when it crashed Wednesday on Mama Rosa mountain at an altitude of about 16,000 feet.

The Koreans were exploring sites for a possible hydroelectric plant. They were employed by Samsung C&T Corp., Korea Water Resources Corp., Korea Engineering Consultants Corp. and the Seoyeong Co.


Official among 6 dead in police copter crash

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's internal security minister was killed with five other people when the police helicopter they were traveling in crashed in a forest near Kenya's capital, officials said Sunday. An anti-corruption crusader said the incident calls into question the government's procurement of airplanes and helicopters for its security forces.

Internal Security Minister George Saitoti and his deputy, Orwa Ojode, were among the six killed in the crash, Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka said. Two pilots and two bodyguards also died in the crash, officials said.

It was not immediately clear what caused the accident. Kenyan police cordoned off the scene of the crash and said they were investigating. Rescue officials collected the charred and scattered remains of those killed.

Saitoti, an American-trained economist and mathematician, was one of the most visible figures in Kenyan politics. For over a decade he was a deputy to former President Daniel arap Moi.


Fish pedicure salon opens in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The latest luxury spa in Iraq's capital offers another small sign of life creeping closer to normalcy -- if your definition of "normal" includes having tiny fish nibble on your feet.

Billed as Baghdad's first fish pedicure salon, the enterprise aims to bring in Iraqi customers who have recently begun to venture out again as the violence that engulfed the country after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion ebbs.

Doctor's Fish Spa opened this year in western Baghdad's upscale al-Mansour area. Owner Musbah Saleh, 37, was looking for a unique service to offer customers when he hit on trendy fish pedicures, in which small carp in a tank eat dead skin to make feet extra smooth.

Saleh says he's confident of success despite minor logistical hurdles, such as the city's frequent power cuts that force him to run a noisy generator.

"Chinese massage centers, beauty salons are all thriving. So this kind of business has a promising future," Saleh said. "The Iraqi people need these things because they couldn't have them before."