China bus fire kills 47, blamed on suicidal man

ChinaPeople are held back from the site of a bus fire in Xiamen, Fujian province June 7, 2013. The fire on the bus in southeastern China has killed 47 people and is being investigated. (Reuters)

China bus fire kills 47, blamed on suicidal man

BEIJING: A suicidal man started a fire on a bus in China that killed 47 people, state media said Saturday. The bus caught fire during the rush hour on Friday as it was on elevated tracks in the coastal city of Xiamen, the Ministry of Public Security said, labelling it a "serious criminal case". State television said Xiamen resident Chen Shuizong started the fire. A suicide note was found at his home and he was among those killed, it said. reuters

Pak summons US envoy over drone strike

ISLAMABAD: Just days after taking power, Pakistan's new government summoned a top US envoy Saturday to lodge a protest over a US drone strike, suggesting the government's firm stand on drone strikes. PTI

$1.52mn watches stolen from Selfridges

london: Six men dressed in burqas, who carried out a daring Hollywood-style robbery at Selfridges, one of London's most iconic department stores, stole watches worth an estimated $1.52 million, the Scotland Yard has said. A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with the robbery. PTI

5 killed, 5 injured by California gunman

SANTA MONICA: A man with a semi-automatic rifle killed at five and wounded five as he carried out a deadly rampage across several blocks of an idyllic beachfront city. Police shot him dead in a college library. The gunman was dressed in all black and his first victims were his father and brother. AP

Insider attack kills 3 NATO troops in Kabul

KABUL: The international military coalition in Afghanistan said a man in an Afghan army uniform turned his weapon on his international trainers in the country's east, killing three of them. AP

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