2 British soldiers killed
A man wearing an Afghan police uniform shot and killed two British soldiers at a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, international military officials said. The assault appeared to be the latest in a string of insider attacks that have threatened the partnership between international troops and the Afghan forces they are trying to train to take over responsibility for the country’s security.
Wild boar attacks four
Berlin authorities say they shot and killed a 265-pound wild boar after it attacked and injured four people, including a police officer, in a residential neighborhood. Police said Tuesday the boar bit a 74-year-old man on the back and leg, and knocked a 74-year-old woman to the ground and injured her hip on Monday afternoon in the Charlottenburg area of the capital. It also bit a 24-year-old woman before she climbed aboard a parked car to safety.
Austerity vote delayed
Greece’s coalition government will delay a vote on major new austerity measures by another week, warning Tuesday there would be financial chaos if a deal is not reached. Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras told reporters the austerity measures, worth $17.4 billion, would be submitted to parliament next week, as the three parties in government continue to disagree over new savings demanded by international bailout lenders.
3 hide in coffin truck
British border officials detained three people who tried to enter the country illegally by hiding in a truck full of coffins. The Border Force says a sniffer dog found the three Eritrean nationals among dozens of boxed coffins in the vehicle, which was from Bulgaria. The would-be migrants were not inside the coffins. Officials say that the three were found Monday at the port of Dunkerque in northern France, where the truck was waiting to board a ferry to Britain.
Compiled from wire reports.