Gunmen in Guyana kill 11 in coastal village, deadliest mass killing in decades

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) Gunmen stormed into a coastal village early Saturday and shot dead 11 people, President Bharrat Jagdeo said the worst mass killing in this small South America nation in more than 30 years.

Hours earlier, gunmen attacked police headquarters in Georgetown, the capital, firing indiscriminately and wounding two guards.

The massacre occurred in Lusignan, a village seven miles east of the capital. Three children were among the dead, said police and military officials, who speculated that a criminal gang was behind the attacks.

Bono, pushing for aid to Africa, gives Japanese PM a red iPod

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) Rock star Bono bowed deeply and gave Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda an iPod at the start of a meeting Saturday to try to get more Japanese support for the fight against poverty in Africa.

The gift broke the ice as Fukuda sat down with Bono, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and other major supporters of more aid for Africa.

Fukuda asked the U2 frontman if his music was on the red recording device.

"No, but you can download it," said Bono.

"My son has some of your music," Fukuda told him.

After the private meeting, Fukuda told government and business leaders at the World Economic Forum that African development would be one of the three major themes of the G-8 meeting he is hosting in Japan this July.

Part of the proceeds from sales of the special-edition red iPod go directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Africa.

Earlier this week, Bill Gates said the Red-branded products have generated $50 million for the fund in the last year and a half.