KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia’s maritime agency says a wooden boat carrying 97 Indonesians has capsized off the country’s west coast, with 66 people still missing.
An official with the agency says the boat was believed to have sunk while trying to leave Malaysia illegally to take home the Indonesians ahead of the start of the Muslim fasting month. The official said today that 31 people have been rescued so far.
No reason was immediately given for the accident.
17 Chinese soldiers killed at armory
Chinese state media say 17 soldiers have been killed in an accidental explosion at an armory in central China.
The official Xinhua News Agency says the blast ripped through the building as the soldiers were stacking explosives inside Tuesday afternoon. Xinhua says the cause of the blast is under investigation.
Bomb kills soccer viewers in Nigeria
A suicide bomber detonated a tricycle taxi packed with explosives at an outdoor World Cup viewing center in a northeast Nigerian city Tuesday night, and witnesses said several people were killed.
Hospital workers said the death toll likely will rise with 15 people critically wounded and casualties still coming in to the hospital in Damaturu.
Police Assistant Superintendent Nathan Cheghan confirmed the explosion.
Pilot killed in crash in Long Island yard
A pilot radioed for help just before his small plane crashed into the yard of a Long Island home and burst into flames, killing him.
The plane crashed between two houses on a tree-lined street in East Patchogue moments later.
Police identified the pilot as Hanan Shoshany of Queens. The 53-year-old was the only person aboard the plane.
1856 stamp sells for $9.5 million
A 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has become the world’s most valuable stamp – again.
The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta sold Tuesday at auction in New York for $9.5 million, Sotheby’s said. It was the fourth time the stamp has broken the auction record for a single stamp in its long history.
After poop fling, mayor resigns
The doo-doo has gotten too deep for the mayor of a wealthy Los Angeles suburb who flung dog poop onto the property of a political opponent.
San Marino Mayor Dennis Kneier resigned Tuesday after outcry from residents who say he smeared their image.
Kneier found the bag of dog waste June 7 and tossed it onto the walkway of political opponent Philip Lao.
Lao recognized the mayor on surveillance video and called police.