STEPHEN HAWKING’S WHEELCHAIR SELLS FOR $393K: The wheelchair of the famous physicist, who died in March at 76, was sold at an auction in London. A copy of his doctoral thesis fetched almost $767,000, auctioneer Christie’s said Thursday. MASS GRAVE UNCOVERED IN ETHIOPIA: The country’s state affiliated broadcaster said the mass grave of 200 people was found in the troubled area between the country’s Oromia and Somali regions.
BUSES COLLIDE, KILLING 50 IN ZIMBABWE: The two long distance buses going in opposite directions collided near Rusape, about 105 miles east of the capital, Harare, on Wednesday evening, said police spokesman Paul Nyathi. The death toll could rise because 80 other passengers were admitted to hospital, some with serious injuries.