Investigators on Wednesday morning were searching the Houston, Texas, building where Dr. Conrad Murray has a practice, according to a spokeswoman for the Drug Enforcement Administration
Ten climbers have died on two mountains in northern Japan, police said Friday. Eight of the climbers who died on Mount Tomuraushi were in a group organized by a tourist company, according to Yuji Kikuchi, a spokesman for Hokkaido police
An employee at a New Jersey chocolate processing plant died Wednesday after falling into a vat of hot chocolate, according to a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor’s office.
Clashes between Somalia’s transitional government and the Al-Shabab militia left 103 people dead and 420 others wounded, Somali officials said Friday. The fighting in Mogadishu between the rebel group and the government has raged for nine days, said Farhan Ali Mohamud, information minister of the Somali government. The new round of fighting stems from an interpretation of sharia law, or Islamic law, the spokesman said
Twenty-four people were injured when a regional express train crashed into a freight train outside Berlin, a spokesman for the German rail authority said Friday.
A Thai political leader who helped topple that country’s former prime minister was shot early Friday on the way to host his radio talk show, according to a spokesman for his political party.
Redmond O’Neal, the son of Oscar-nominated actor Ryan O’Neal and actress Farrah Fawcett, was arrested Sunday morning on drug charges, authorities said. The younger O’Neal was stopped during a routine search at a jail security checkpoint and he volunteered that he had drugs in his possession, said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County sheriff’s office. O’Neal was arrested on charges of bringing narcotics to a jail facility and possessing a controlled substance, Whitmore said.
British authorities and environmental groups were welcoming the launch this week of the world’s first biodegradable chewing gum, which they say could help save some of the millions spent on clearing up the mess ordinary gum creates. The new gum becomes non-adhesive when dry and decomposes to dust within six weeks, a spokesman for Mexico’s Chicza Mayan Rainforest Chewing Gum told CNN. The makers of Chicza say it is the first biodegradable chewing gum ever sold.
Authorities were investigating a suspicious package that was found Tuesday in the vicinity of the Bank of England, just two days before world leaders meet in London at the G-20 Summit.
The presidents of Pakistan and neighboring Iran and Afghanistan have agreed that their foreign ministers will hold monthly meetings to discuss regional issues, according to a spokesman for Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.