A bomb threat forced authorities in China’s remote northwestern Xinjiang Autonomous Region to bar a plane from landing in the city of Urumqi, the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported Sunday.
Chinese rescue workers searched for dozens of people believed to be trapped by a massive landslide in the southwest city of Chongqing on Saturday, a state-run news agency reported.
Yemen’s state-run news agency denied reports that clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators left three people dead and 25 others injured in the southern port town of Aden.
Four or five people were injured when a natural-gas pipeline exploded in southwest Moscow on Sunday, sending flames up to 300 meters into the air, a Russian state-run news agency reported.
Ending weeks of speculation, former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami announced Sunday that he will run against the hardline incumbent, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to Iranian media reports. “I declare that I will stand for the next elections,” Khatami told reporters on Sunday, according to Iran’s state-run news agency, IRNA.