CHINA Six people were detained in southern China after a gunfight between police and drug trafficking suspects killed two people, police said yesterday. The violence erupted Tuesday in the city of Guangzhou when police raided a drug production site, according to a police statement. It said the man believed to be the head of the drug gang and a police informant were killed. Two suspects in the gunfight and four people accused of helping one of them try to escape were arrested, the statement said.
CHINA-IRAN A Chinese destroyer has docked in a southern Iranian port in the first such visit to the country by the Chinese navy, Iran’s state television reported yesterday. Adm. Hossein Azad, naval base chief in the southern port of Bandar Abbas, said the four-day visit that began Saturday saw the two navies sharing expertise in the field of marine rescue.
EGYPT A roadside bomb went off yesterday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Nile-side Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
CAMBODIA Three Thai men arrested in Cambodia for allegedly carrying counterfeit USD100 bills with a face value of more than $7 million planned to circulate the fakes in rural areas where they would be less likely to be detected, police said Saturday. The men were arrested Friday in a border district in the northwestern province of Battamabang in what appears to be the biggest-ever seizure of counterfeit money in Cambodia, where dollars are commonly used for financial transactions.
TURKEY Security forces yesterday fired tear gas, water and paint pellets on dozens of Kurds in a village on the border with Syria, which tens of thousands of refugees have crossed to escape the Islamic State group.
YEMEN’s official news agency says Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Bassindwa has resigned following days of violence that left more than 140 dead and prompted thousands to flee their homes. The agency gave no details and it was not immediately clear if his resignation has been accepted by the president.The resignation follows heavy fighting yesterday around the Iman University, a bastion of Sunni hard-liners that is seen as a recruitment hub for militants. Shiite rebels known as Hawthis took over the state television building following heavy clashes on Saturday.
GERMANY A lawyer says he plans to sue Ukraine for negligence in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17. Elmar M. Giemulla says he will file a suit at the European Court of Human Rights in the coming weeks on behalf of three German families who lost relatives when the plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17.
USA Thousands of people from across the U.S. were expected in New York City to participate in what’s billed as the largest march ever on global warming. Organizers of yesterday’s march say they want to raise awareness about climate change. Similar gatherings are scheduled in other cities worldwide, including Rio de Janeiro and Lagos, Nigeria.