Thai railway bombing kills 1, injures 3
BANGKOK • One railway worker was killed and three people were wounded when a bomb exploded below a train in Thailand's southern town of Pattani yesterday, police said, a day after peace talks between the Thai government and Muslim separatists.
The bomb was hidden under railway tracks in the Khok Pho district of Pattani, damaging the last carriage, the police said.
SpaceX to move flights to new launch site
FLORIDA • Space services company SpaceX says it will shift Florida flights to a nearly completed second site after damage to its launch pad on Thursday from the explosion of a rocket. It would use the nearby site at Nasa's Kennedy Space Centre.
Suu Kyi's peace summit with ethnic rebels ends
NAYPYITAW • Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi concluded a landmark peace summit with ethnic rebels yesterday, calling it the first step on what promises to be a tough road to peace.
No resolution emerged from the four-day summit, which gave representatives from nearly 20 armed ethnic groups a chance to air grievances and outline political aspirations.
Ban on key chemicals in antibacterial soap
WASHINGTON • The US Food and Drug Administration banned several key chemicals in antibacterial hand soap, including triclosan and triclocarban, warning of health risks and saying they were not more effective than ordinary soap.