Monday, April 5, 2010

360 News Briefs

Chinese miners rescued after week
Nine workers are rescued from a flooded coal mine in northern China, where 153 miners have been trapped for a week.

Top cardinal rejects sex abuse 'gossip'
A top cardinal says the Roman Catholic faithful will not be swayed by "petty gossip" about child sex abuse allegations.

South Africa racial tension grows after killing
South Africa's president calls for national unity after the killing of white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche raises race tension.

Israel allows private imports into Gaza
Israel allows 10 truckloads of clothes for Palestinian traders into the Gaza Strip for the first time since 2007.

Earthquake rocks western Mexico
A 7.2 magnitude quake hits Mexico's Baja California peninsula and is felt as far away as Los Angeles and Nevada.

Putin signs key deals with Chavez
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Russian PM Vladimir Putin sign a series of key deals following talks in Caracas.

UN workers killed in DR Congo raid
Militants kill two United Nations workers in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive north-west.

Thieves dig into Paris bank again
For the second time in a week, robbers in Paris dig a tunnel to access the vaults of a bank, but flee empty-handed.

Tributes to 'father of computing'
Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen lead tributes to Edward Roberts, the "father of the PC", who died at the age of 68.

Teenagers 'find body on egg hunt'
Two teenagers taking part in an Easter egg hunt in the state of Iowa find a body in a park, police say.

AP; Reuters; Sky News; BBC; UPI.

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