October 21, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A bomb struck a passenger train in southwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding 10, according to police, in the latest attack to hit the violence-besieged nation. The device reportedly detonated as carriages of the Jaffar Express passed through the Nasirabad district of insurgency-plagued Baluchistan province. “The attackers planted [15 to 17 pounds] of explosive material on the railway tracks, which went off seconds before the train reached the Notal area,” said Noor Muhammad, the police chief of Dera Murad Jamali, the nearest town.
January 7, 2009 |
Chinese health authorities closed poultry markets in a province surrounding Beijing today after a woman died of bird flu, the first such death in the country in almost a year. The 19-year-old woman died of the H5N1 virus after coming into contact with poultry in Hebei province. In parts of the province, poultry markets were closed and the sale of live birds stopped as workers in masks sprayed disinfectant.
August 12, 1987 |
Salvadoran guerrillas blew up a bridge in southern Usulutan province, the ninth they have destroyed in a series of attacks since early July, authorities said Tuesday. The bridge, on a secondary road, cut off transport to the town of Jucuaran, 80 miles east of the capital, witnesses said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2009 |
When television producer Sibyl Gardner adopted a baby girl in China in 2003, the official story was that the infant had been abandoned on the steps of the salt works in the city of Guangchang, where a worker found the day-old child and took her to a social welfare institution. But after reading with "utter horror" the latest revelations of child trafficking in China in the Los Angeles Times, Gardner found herself contemplating a trip to back to Jiangxi province to investigate how ZoÃ«, now 7, came up for adoption.
September 7, 1988 |
At least one fisherman was dead and two were missing Tuesday after a fleet of herring boats were struck by gale-force winds off northeastern New Brunswick province, rescue officials said.
December 8, 1987
Seven people were killed when a bus was hit by a freight train at a crossing in Kitwe in Zambia's northern copper-belt province, the Zambia News Agency reported Monday.
May 29, 1989 |
Nine Pakistanis were killed and 43 were injured when a speeding bus went out of control, hit a fence and plunged into a lake in Punjab province, officials said Sunday.