Beijing, May 24: As many as nine people, including three children, died in a fire that broke out in China’s Guangdong province early Friday, fire authorities said.
London, May 24: Two prison vans, one of them carrying a self-admitted cop-killer to Britain’s Preston Crown Court, crashed Friday, leaving four officers and a prisoner writhing in pain.
Ghaziabad, May 24: A doctor was kidnapped for ransom here, police said Friday.
New Delhi, May 24: The government has long-term plans to curb corruption in sports, Minister of State for Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said Friday.
Washington, May 24: A number of vehicles and people fell into a river when a highway bridge collapsed in Washington state, officials said.
New Delhi, May 24: A 16-year-old 10th class girl student was raped by her neighbour here, police said Friday.
London, May 24: London’s Heathrow airport closed both its runways Friday morning after an emergency landing.
Washington, May 24: An 8.2-magnitude earthquake under the Sea of Okhotsk was recorded early Friday, the US Geological Survey said.
Caracas, May 24 (IANS/EFE) Five members of Venezuela’s PNB national police force died Thursday when the helicopter they were using to pursue a group of kidnappers in a rural part of Caracas crashed, PNB director Luis Karabi said.