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Police say shooting likely was gang-related

TORONTO (AP) -- Police said Sunday the shooting Saturday at downtown Toronto's Eaton Centre, one of Canada's busiest malls, targeted one individual in what they think might be a gang-related shooting.

Police said seven people were shot in all, including a 24-year-old man who was killed in a hail of bullets and a 23-year-old man who remains in critical condition.

Detective Sgt. Brian Borg said they believe the dead man, identified as Ahmed Hassan, of Toronto, had gang affiliations and was targeted because of that.

Police think they know who the gunman is, but Borg declined to provide a name.

"I'm very confident we are going to make an arrest very soon," Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said.


U.S. citizen detained for trial

CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian officials say a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen has been detained on arrival at Cairo airport because he faces trial in a case of pro-democracy groups receiving foreign funds.

The officials said Sherif Mansour was detained Sunday as one of 43 defendants, including 16 Americans, on trial in a case that has shaken Cairo's ties with Washington.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak to reporters.

The trial began in February, with only 14 Egyptian defendants attending. Mansour was returning to Egypt to attend the next session, set for Tuesday.

The defendants are facing charges over their groups' receiving foreign funds without permits. Six Americans charged in the case were allowed to leave the country in March.


Military reports killing 21 al-Qaida militants

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni military officials say 21 al-Qaida militants have been killed in a southern province where the Islamists took advantage of the country's political turmoil last year to seize entire cities.

Officials say 13 al-Qaida fighters were killed in clashes with troops outside the city of Jaar.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military regulations, say six more died fighting troops in Abyan's capital of Zinjibar on Sunday. The military has not yet fully reclaimed the city in its offensive.

Two other militants were killed in al-Code when troops shelled their car.

Also, the U.S. Embassy in Yemen says Washington is providing another $6.5 million in aid to the impoverished Arab country, bringing the total of U.S. humanitarian assistance to Yemen to $80 million this year.


Global Catholic event going to Philadelphia

MILAN (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI says the next World Meeting of Families will be held in 2015 in Philadelphia.

Benedict announced the venue during a Sunday Mass in Milan celebrating the seventh such gathering of families from around the world. The pope sent his greetings to Archbishop Charles Chaput and the Catholics "of that great city" and said he was looking forward to meeting them in 2015.

Officials said it was too early to confirm the papal calendar. Traditionally, papal trips abroad are confirmed first by the local diocese hosting the trip once the dates are set, a few months before the journey. And the Vatican releases details of such a pilgrimage only a few weeks before departure.

Since becoming pope, Benedict attended a world families meeting in Valencia, Spain, but skipped one in Mexico.

Chaput, who heads the five-county archdiocese that has about 1.5 million Catholics, also said the visit would highlight the importance of the family, which he said "is founded on a deep and loving union between one man and one woman for mutual support and the nurturing of children" and is "the basic evangelizing unit of the Church."