A goods train in southern France has been attacked by robbers who made off with cushions bearing the Playboy logo.
The attack happened in the northern suburbs of Marseille, the regional newspaper La Provence reports. It says the thieves blocked the track with sleepers, causing the 700m (760-yard) train to screech to a halt, and forced open a number of containers.
Apart from the Playboy cushions, police said it was not clear what else was taken. The train driver was not harmed. The car used in the robbery was later found burnt.
No girl of the month? They were probably hoping the girls to be part of …
Gun battles between rival factions of a Mexican drugs cartel have left at least 15 people dead in the city of Tijuana, near the border with the US.
Police said all the dead were from the Arellano Felix cartel, which has come under pressure from a rival gang. Two were wearing police uniforms or equipment, but are thought to have been gang members, police say.
Drug-related violence is a serious issue across Mexico. Nearly 200 people have been killed in Tijuana this year. Investigators believe two of the dead were senior hit men for the Arellano Felix cartel and were identified by large gold rings on their fingers.
It becomes urgency for the mecxican government to do something and control all this drug trafficking and killing.
The latest leg of the Olympic torch relay is well under way in South Korea with protesters vowing to disrupt its run through the capital Seoul.
The 24-km (15-mile) route from Olympic Park to City Hall is heavily guarded by 8,000 police officers. Human rights groups have said thousands are preparing to protest over China’s forced repatriation of North Korean refugees and its crackdown in Tibet.
But flag-waving Chinese supporters have so far vastly outnumbered protesters. Police have warned anyone trying to disrupt the relay would be severely punished.
This Olympic torture …sorry Olympic torch will be in familiar …democratic ground soon …North Korea!!!
The Archbishop of York is leading a day of fasting and prayer in support of the people of Zimbabwe.
Dr John Sentamu, one of the highest members of the Anglican Church, is calling on people to join him in the action in York Minster. There has been a month of deadlock in Zimbabwe following disputed elections.
In December Dr Sentamu cut up his clerical collar on television and said he would not replace it until President Robert Mugabe was out of office. Dr Sentamu said: “I want as many people as possible to join me at the Minster to pray for the situation in Zimbabwe and light a candle as a public demonstration of support for the people there.
“As a Christian community we must all stand together with our brothers and sisters living under the tyranny of Mugabe and pray that they will find deliverance.”
Once more the Church proved to do a lot of work in Africa against all these caricature dictators, remember South Africa!
At least one person has been killed and 11 were hurt in an attack on a military parade in Kabul attended by President Hamid Karzai and other dignitaries.
Security forces whisked Mr. Karzai away from the scene and hundreds fled as shots rang out. Two MPs were reported to be among the wounded.
The parade was a celebration to mark 16 years since the overthrow of the country’s Soviet-backed rule. A spokesman for the Taleban said the movement had carried out the attack.
It seems that it will never stop!