Knife at­tack

Wanganui Chronicle - - World -

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.

Afghan cease­fire

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.

Baby mir­a­cle

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.

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