Three slain at beach

Townsville Bulletin - - WORLD -

MEX­ICO CITY: Three men were shot dead and two oth­ers in­jured when gun­men at­tacked a group at a crowded beach in the Los Ca­bos tourist re­gion at the south­ern tip of the Baja Cal­i­for­nia penin­sula in Mex­ico. The pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice in Baja Cal­i­for­nia Sur state says Sun­day’s at­tack hap­pened at the en­trance to Playa Palmilla, a pop­u­lar beach next to San Jose del Cabo which was crowded with both lo­cal and for­eign tourists. South­ern Baja Cal­i­for­nia has seen a surge in vi­o­lence this year, though mostly out­side tourist ar­eas. An­a­lysts blame much of the blood­shed on fight­ing among fac­tions in the Si­naloa drug car­tel and also clashes with the ri­val Jalisco New Gen­er­a­tion car­tel. HONIARA: The 75th an­niver­sary of the Bat­tle of Guadal­canal dur­ing World War II has been com­mem­o­rated with a dawn cer­e­mony at the United States war mon­u­ment in the Solomon Is­lands’ cap­i­tal. Hun­dreds stood in the rain in Honiara in­clud­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the gov­ern­ments of the United States and Ja­pan, as well as the armed forces of the US, Aus­tralia, New Zealand and Ja­pan. US Marines landed at Ja­panese- oc­cu­pied Guadal­canal on Au­gust 7, 1942, the start of a long and bloody bat­tle. The Al­lied vic­tory in Fe­bru­ary 1943 halted Ja­pan’s push to­wards Aus­tralia, and proved to be the turn­ing point of the war in the Pa­cific. HIROSHIMA: Hiroshima’s ap­peal of “never again” on the 72nd an­niver­sary Sun­day of the world’s first atomic bomb at­tack has gained ur­gency as North Korea ac­cel­er­ates work on its nu­clear weapons pro­gram. Many Ja­panese seem re­signed to North Korea’s ap­par­ent new-

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