Afghan suicide bomb attack kills 16 in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 16 (UPI) -- A suicide bomb attack on a pair of American military vehicles in Kabul Thursday left 16 people dead, including NATO service members, officials said.

One dead in Cambodian shoe factory roof collapse only 15, mom says

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, May 16 (UPI) -- One of two workers who died Thursday in the collapse of a shoe factory roof in Cambodia was only 15, a family member says.

Nepal plane skids, falls into river, no fatalities

KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 16 (UPI) -- A Nepal Airlines plane skidded off the runway while landing at Mustang airport and fell into a river Thursday, injuring all 21 aboard, police said.

Heavy rains kill 19 in southern China

BEIJING, May 13 (UPI) -- Heavy rains that have been hitting southern China over the past week have resulted in the deaths of 19 people and left one person missing, officials said.

Nearly 700 running for president of Iran

TEHRAN, May 12 (UPI) -- Iranian election officials said the field of candidates for next month's presidential election has been finalized at 686.

Coal mine where 28 died in explosion was an illegal operation

CHENGDU, China, May 12 (UPI) -- A gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China that left 28 people dead and 18 others injured was the result of illegal mining, officials said on Sunday.

China sets out new plan to deal with bird flu outbreak

BEIJING, May 11 (UPI) -- Local health officials in China have been ordered to increase flu monitoring in the country's battle against the spread of the H7N9 bird flu, documents show.

Karzai lays out terms for U.S. security deal

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 9 (UPI) -- The Afghan government has demands that need to be addressed before it reaches a security deal with the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said.

Estonia joins world space club with 2.2-pound satellite

TALLIN, Estonia, May 7 (UPI) -- With a satellite launched Tuesday Estonia has joined a not-so-exclusive club, becoming the 41st nation in the world to own a man-made object orbiting in space.

House fire kills eight, injures three

DONGGUAN, China, May 6 (UPI) -- A house fire in China's Guangdong province early Monday killed eight people and injured three others, officials said.

Child killed in bombing of church in Tanzania

ARUSHA, Tanzania, May 5 (UPI) -- A bomb exploded at a Roman Catholic church in Tanzania Sunday shortly before a bishop and a representative of the Vatican were to perform mass, officials said.

Chinese official facing charges over sex video

CHONGQING, China, May 3 (UPI) -- A Chinese official will stand trial on corruption charges for allegedly appearing in a sex video, prosecutors said Friday.

North Korea asked to grant amnesty to U.S. national

PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 2 (UPI) -- The United States urged North Korea to grant amnesty and release U.S. national Kenneth Bae, who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in that country.

Aftershocks, supply disruptions stymie quake rescue efforts in China

CHENGDU, China, April 21 (UPI) -- Aftershocks and supply disruptions Sunday hampered efforts to aid those affected by a 7-magnitude earthquake that hit China's Sichuan province, officials said.

China chides U.S. human rights record

BEIJING, April 21 (UPI) -- Americans are being squeezed out of the political process by wealthy special interests, a new Chinese report on human rights in the United States said.
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