LIMA, Peru

American who collaborated with rebels out of jail again

American activist Lori Berenson, 40, walked free from a Peruvian prison Monday for the second time after serving 15 years of a 20-year term for collaborating with leftist rebels.

But her legal troubles are not over, as Peru’s top anti-terrorism prosecutor has appealed her parole, saying she has not fully qualified for it.

Berenson and her lawyer and husband, Anibal Apari, arrived by taxi just after dark two blocks from her Lima apartment after leaving the prison where she was jailed again in August on a technicality.

She declined to talk to reporters.


Cholera cases suspected as disease enters the city

Health officials said Monday they are examining at least 120 suspected cases of cholera in Haiti’s capital, the most significant warning sign yet that the epidemic has spread from outlying areas to threaten as many as 3 million people.

Samples from patients in Port-au-Prince are being tested in a laboratory to confirm the presence of vibrio cholera bacteria, which has already killed at least 544 people in Haiti, Health Ministry Executive Director Gabriel Timothee said.

If confirmed, the bacteria could imperil an estimated 2.5 million to 3 million inhabitants, nearly half of whom have been living in tents or under tarps in easily flooded encampments since the Jan. 12 quake.


Airbus planes still grounded due to oil leaks in engines

Qantas Airways Ltd. said Monday its fleet of Airbus A380s will remain out of service for another 72 hours, after the discovery of oil leaks in three Rolls-Royce Group PLC engines for the superjumbo jet.

Rolls-Royce, for its part, said it has made progress in isolating the cause of the engine failure that sparked the inspections. On Thursday, a Qantas A380 made an emergency landing in Singapore after one of its Trent 900 engines broke apart.

Australia’s national carrier blamed Rolls-Royce for the mishap, saying it was due to either material failure or the manufacturer’s design. Rolls-Royce’s statement Monday neither affirmed nor denied those comments.

“It would be premature to seek to pinpoint cause,” said Rolls-Royce spokesman Josh Rosenstock.