hFuture museum piece
BERMEO, Spain -- Workers cut up a fin whale that washed up and died early Saturday on a nearby beach. It was to be examined by experts to determine the cause of death. The city hopes to be able to exhibit the giant skeleton once the investigative work is done and the tons of flesh disposed of, although the display may need an imaginative setting as it is larger than the Museum of Fishing where authorities plan to house it.
Train-wreck toll hits 17
BOLOGNINA DI CREVALCORE, Italy -- Rescue workers pried apart the mangled remains of two trains Saturday that collided in northern Italy, finding four more bodies one day after the crash, firefighters said, raising the death toll to 17. The force of the crash, which occurred Friday in heavy fog on the Bologna-Verona line, left one carriage standing on end nearly perpendicular with the tracks. Officials believe the driver of the passenger train did not stop at a red light, leading to the crash with a freight train in Bolognina di Crevalcore, north of Bologna, prosecutor Enrico Cieri said.
11 dead in Pakistan attack
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A Shiite Muslim cleric was ambushed Saturday as he drove through the once serene Himalayan tourist destination of Gilgit, setting off a rampage of sectarian violence and arson that left at least 11 people dead, including a family of six that was burned alive in its home. Pakistan, a key ally in the U.S.-led war on terrorism, has suffered a wave of attacks blamed on Islamic militants in recent years, sometimes targeting top government officials and Westerners but more frequently hitting religious targets.