Hello, this is David Austin with the BBC news. Saudi Crown Prince has echoed Washington's assertion that the kingdom's arch enemy Iran was responsible for attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday. In a newspaper interview, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called on the international community to take a resolute stand against the attacks. James Read reports. Saudi Arabia's rival with Iran has deepened sharply since Mohammed bin Salman became Crown Prince and de facto ruler two years ago. So it's no surprise that he's joined the United States in blaming Tehran for the tanker attacks. In the newspaper interview, Crown Prince Mohammad insists that Saudi Arabia does not want war, but he says it's time for the world to take a decisive stand against what he calls Iran's attempts to spread chaos and destruction. Iran denies it was behind the attacks in the Gulf and has long accused the Saudis of trying to get the US to wage war on their behalf.
The Mexican authorities say they've detained at least seven hundred migrants, mostly from Central America in the state of Veracruz. Last week, Mexico promise to do more to stem the flow of Central Americans crossing its territory to reach the United States to avoid punitive trade tariffs threatened by President Trump.
A New York Yankees Jersey worn by the legendary baseball player Babe Ruth has been sold for more than 5.6 million dollars, making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever. Thomas Mason has more details. More than a century after he began his baseball career, Babe Ruth is still breaking records. His 1928 jersey fetched 1.2 million dollars more than the previous most expensive item of sports memorabilia, one he worn eight years earlier, sold in 2012. This one's in gray flannel has his name stitched inside the collar, and still boasts its original buttons. Ruth, who played twenty-two seasons for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Boston Braves, is widely regarded as the greatest baseball player in history.
The people of Guatemala go to the polls today to elect a new president, a new Congress, and new mayors. About twenty people are competing to succeed President Jimmy Morales. Two high-profile candidates have been barred from running: Zury Rios, the daughter of the former dictator Efrain Rios Montt and the former Attorney General Thelma Aldana. The front-runner is Sandra Torres, the ex-wife of the former President Alvaro Colom.
The Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido has called for an investigation into claims that some of his representatives in Colombia have misappropriated funds. On Friday, it was reported that money destined to house defectors from the Venezuelan army in the Colombian border town of Cucuta have been used for personal purchases. BBC news.