Saudi arabia

Rocket kills two children

Saudi officials say a rocket fired from Yemen hit a family’s home in Saudi Arabia’s southern border region of Najran, killing two children and wounding five other people. The kingdom’s Civil Defense force said Sunday that those killed and wounded were all members of the same family. Saudi forces and Shiite Houthi rebels fire missiles and rockets across the border at one another on a daily basis. Yemen is embroiled in a civil war pitting the internationally recognized government and a Saudi-led coalition against the Shiite Houthi rebels and army units loyal to a former president.

England

United pilots face charges

Two United Airlines pilots who have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States will appear in a Scottish court Monday, police said. The Police Service of Scotland said it arrested both pilots Saturday at Glasgow Airport and both men, aged 45 and 35, would be arraigned at a court in Paisley, a Glasgow suburb, to face charges connected to Britain’s transport safety laws. United Airlines said Saturday’s flight from Glasgow to the U.S. city of Newark, New Jersey, was delayed for 10 hours while the airline sought replacement pilots.

More than 100 arrested

London police arrested more than 100 people amid sporadic violence Sunday at the annual Notting Hill Carnival, an annual celebration of Caribbean culture in the British capital that often includes trouble on the sidelines. The Metropolitan Police reported at least four knife attacks during the opening day of the two-day festival in west London. It said four males aged 15 to 20 were wounded, with one 15-year-old boy hospitalized in critical condition. The London Ambulance Service reported shortly before midnight that 411 people had received medical care at the carnival, 77 of whom needed to be hospitalized.

Germany

Official has just one regret

Germany’s second-in-command has only one regret after flipping the bird at a group of neo-Nazis recently. He wishes he’d shown them both middle fingers, not one. Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel received both criticism and applause for his unambiguous gesture of disdain toward far-right protesters in the town of Salzgitter earlier this month.

Compiled from wire reports