Husband's coffin kills wife
SAO PAULO, Brazil - Police said a woman died on the way to a cemetery when a traffic accident hurled her husband's coffin against the back of her neck.
Police said 67-year old Marciana Silva Barcelos was in the front passenger seat of the hearse when the accident occurred Monday in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Pakistan: Militants seize convoy for US
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Suspected Taliban fighters hijacked trucks carrying Humvees and other supplies for U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan, authorities said Tuesday after a brazen attack near the Khyber Pass that underscored the militants' grip across key mountain strongholds.
The assault highlighted the vulnerability of a vital supply route for the 65,000 U.S. and NATO forces battling a resurgent Taliban in landlocked Afghanistan. A significant amount of supplies for the Western forces go through Pakistan.
Attacks on convoys carrying food, fuel and other supplies are common on the road. But Monday's raid was especially large and well-organized.
Egypt unveils discovery of new pyramid
SAQQARA, Egypt - Archaeologists have discovered a new pyramid under the sands of Saqqara, an ancient burial site that has yielded a string of unearthed pyramids in recent years but remains largely unexplored.
The 4,300-year-old monument most likely belonged to the queen mother of the founder of Egypt's 6th Dynasty, and was built several hundred years after the famed Great Pyramids of Giza, antiquities chief Zahi Hawass told reporters in announcing the find Tuesday.
Former Taiwan president returns to court
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian was returned to a Taipei court early Wednesday, after his hearing on corruption allegations was briefly recessed for treatment of injuries he said he sustained in an attack.
Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Party said Chen, 57, claimed he was attacked by a member of the prosecutors' staff while in transit between a Taipei prosecutors' office and the nearby Taipei District Court.