Briefly World: 6 killed in blast on Pak-Afghan border

Several people were also reported injured in the explosion.

Published: October 3, 2013 2:00:02 am

Islamabad: At least six people were killed in a suspected suicide blast Wednesday in southwestern Pakistan’s Chaman town on the Afghan border,media reports said. Several people were also reported injured in the explosion in the capital of Qila Abdullah district in the restive Balochistan province. PTI

UN weapons experts begin Syria mission

BEIRUT: UN International inspectors in charge of overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons left their hotel in Damascus on Wednesday to begin their work as deadly clashes raged on the edge of the capital. The inspectors faces the tightest deadline ever placed before the experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. AP

China dissident Chen to join US think tank

NEW YORK: Chen Guangcheng,the Chinese dissident and legal rights activist will be joining The Witherspoon Institute,a conservative think tank. Chen will become a distinguished fellow in human rights at Witherspoon in Princeton,New Jersey,for the next three years. reuters

China: Hornet attacks cause 41 deaths

BEIJING: The death toll from a rare spate of hornet attacks in central China has reached 41 people,local authorities said Wednesday. The Shaanxi provincial government said that the attacks caused 19 deaths in Ankang city and 22 in two adjacent cities in the province. AP

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