Drone strike kills five in Pakistan -- report

ISLAMABAD, April 17 (UPI) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike Wednesday targeting a militant compound in Pakistan's South Waziristan killed five people, official sources told Dawn.

Police in northwest China seize 79 pounds of heroin, arrest 5 suspects

YINCHUAN, China, April 15 (UPI) -- Police in northwest China seized more than 79 pounds of heroin that was being smuggled into the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, officials said Monday.

N. Korea observes birthday of founder

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 15 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Monday paid tribute to his late grandfather Kim Il Sung on his 101st birthday, even as his regime kept up its war-like posture.
N. Korea issues warning; WH says unhelpful

N. Korea issues warning; WH says unhelpful

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 9 (UPI) -- North Korea, saying the Korean Peninsula situation is "inching close to a thermonuclear war," Tuesday asked foreigners in South Korea to be ready to evacuate.

Fireworks plant blast kills 2, injures 9

CHANGSHA, China, April 8 (UPI) -- An explosion at a fireworks factory in central China killed two people and injured nine others, officials said Monday.

Probe launched into China coal mine blasts

BAISHAN CITY, China, April 7 (UPI) -- An investigation will be conducted into the causes of two recent explosions at a coal mine in northeast China, officials said.

203 Chinese students ill, hospitalized

ZIYANG CITY, China, April 4 (UPI) -- More than 200 elementary school students in southwest China have been hospitalized for acute gastroenteritis, local officials said Thursday.

Chemical weapons allegedly used in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 19 (UPI) -- Syrian government and rebel forces traded allegations the other side used chemical weapons in an attack in Aleppo Tuesday, killing at least 25 people.

7 killed, 22 hurt in Iraq car bomb blast

BALADRUZ, Iraq, March 18 (UPI) -- Seven people were killed and 22 others were injured when a car bomb was detonated near a police checkpoint in eastern Iraq Monday, police said.

Tensions divide Syrian opposition group

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 17 (UPI) -- Tensions are dividing Syria's main opposition group over whether to reach out to members of the current regime to form a new government, officials said.

16 miners rescued from China coal mine

HARBIN, China, March 16 (UPI) -- Sixteen miners were rescued from an underground coal mine in northeastern China while four others remained trapped, rescue workers said.

Violence kills at least 15 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, March 14 (UPI) -- At least 15 people died and 30 others wounded Thursday in multiple attacks in Baghdad, an Iraqi Interior Ministry source told China's Xinhua news agency.

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Twenty-one coal miners killed in China

Twenty-one coal miners killed in China

GUIYANG, China, March 13 (UPI) -- Rescue operations were under way in a coal mine in southwestern China where an accident killed 21 miners and left four others missing, local authorities said.

7 killed in bus-truck crash in China

JINAN, China, March 10 (UPI) -- A bus collided with a truck in eastern China Sunday afternoon, killing seven people and injuring 11, government officials said.
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