A knife attack on a Japanese bullet express train near Tokyo left one passenger dead and two others injured. Police arrested Ichiro Kojima, 22, after the train made an unscheduled stop at Odawara station west of Tokyo. The Nozomi train was heading to Osaka. Odawara police official Satoshi Oiye said the suspect admitted to police that he had attacked the passengers. Japanese media reported that Kojima said he was irritated and felt like attacking anyone.
Taliban militants have ordered their first ceasefire in Afghanistan’s grinding 17-year insurgency. The movement told local commanders to observe a three-day break in operations against Afghan forces for the Eid al-Fitr religious holiday, which starts on Thursday. Operations would continue against thousands of foreign troops and militants would defend themselves if attacked.
Brazilian police say a newborn girl miraculously survived after being buried alive for seven hours in Mato Grosso. The state police department said that a 15-yearold gave birth last week, but believed the baby had died and buried her in the backyard of the indigenous family’s house. The police received a tip and dug up the baby, who is hospitalised and said to be in stable condition.
New volcano eruption
Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire released a new flow of burning sediment and rock yesterday, almost a week after its initial eruption left at least 110 people dead and about 200 missing. Guatemala’s seismology and vulcanology institute said the new lahar was fed by rains and tore down trees as it swept through ravines.
Star's son charged
The son of actor Ryan O’Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett has been charged with attempted murder in an alleged crime spree last month that included randomly attacking five men and robbing a 7-Eleven convenience store. Los Angeles police say Redmond O’Neal was charged on Saturday.