Large earthquake strikes
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings and roofs and cracked roads this morning in the central Philippines, killing at least 10 people. The quake was felt across the central region, and people rushed out of buildings and homes, including hospitals, as aftershocks continued. Offices and schools were closed for a national holiday, which may lower casualties. The temblor struck about 35 miles deep below Carmen town on Bohol Island.
Man arrested at palace
A man with a knife was facing charges after he tried to dart through a gate at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday, police said. The palace said Queen Elizabeth II was not in residence. A month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. Metropolitan Police said David Belmar, 44, was charged with trespassing on a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon. He will appear in court today.
Nazi’s funeral rejected
What to do with the body of a Nazi war criminal no one wants? Rome’s mayor, police chief and the pope’s right-hand man have all refused to grant former SS captain Erich Priebke a church funeral in the city where he participated in one of the worst massacres in German-occupied Italy. Now there’s the added question of where to bury him, since Rome, his adopted homeland of Argentina, and his hometown in Germany won’t take him. Priebke spent nearly 50 years as a fugitive before being extradited to Italy from Argentina in 1995 to stand trial for the 1944 massacre at the Ardeatine Caves outside Rome, in which 335 civilians were killed. He died Friday at age 100 in the Rome home of his lawyer, Paolo Giachini, where he had been serving his life term under house arrest.
One death from cholera
Authorities said cholera has sickened 159 people, including one who died, and spread to four states and the capital. Health Secretary Mercedes Juan said one person died in Hidalgo state, where 145 of the cases have been reported. The source of the disease there seems to be a river into which sewage water drains.
Compiled from wire reports.