Louisiana

Driver shoots state trooper in head

A Louisiana state trooper was shot in the head and critically injured Sunday during a struggle with a man whose pickup truck had run into a ditch after being reported as driving erratically, state police said. Other drivers stopped to help, said a state police spokesman. The officer was in critical but stable condition Sunday evening, and the man accused of shooting him was also in a hospital.

Japan

Explosion starts fire at Army storage depot

Explosions of still-undetermined origin rocked a U.S. Army storage depot early Monday near Tokyo, the Pentagon said. No injuries were reported. Firefighters at the Sagami Depot in the city of Sagamihara, about 25 miles southwest of Tokyo, were working to extinguish a blaze that followed the explosions, officials said. No evacuation advisories were issued for nearby residents, and the possibility that the fire could expand or do further damage was thought to be low.

Iran

Britain reopens embassy in Tehran

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond reopened the British Embassy in Tehran, nearly four years after it was closed following an attack by hard-liners. His trip marked the first time a British foreign secretary has visited Tehran since 2003. Britain has had no diplomatic presence in Tehran since hard-liners protesting the imposition of sanctions stormed it in 2011.

Philippines

Mudslide buries miners as typhoon strikes

Typhoon Goni blew out of the northern Philippines on Sunday after leaving at least 15 people dead and several others missing, including a dozen miners whose work camps were buried by a huge mudslide in a mountain village. Goni had sustained winds of 87 miles per hour and gusts of up to 105 mph as it left and was forecast next to lash southern Japan.

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