Ex-martial artist wins Mongolian presidency
ULAANBAATAR • Populist former martial arts star and businessman Khaltmaa Battulga has won Mongolia's presidential run-off election, according to voter data from the General Election Commission released yesterday.
Mr Battulga, of the opposition Democratic Party, won with 50.6 per cent of the vote on a 60.9 per cent turnout.
8 killed in Naples building collapse
ROME • Eight people were found dead yesterday under the rubble of a collapsed apartment building near the southern Italian town of Naples, after rescue workers searched for bodies through the night, a fire brigade spokesman said.
He said search operations at the four-storey apartment in the town of Torre Annunziata, built in the 1950s and overlooking the sea, had ended. Local prosecutors have opened an investigation to determine the cause of the collapse.
Who Moved My Cheese? author dies
NEW YORK • Dr Spencer Johnson who left behind a medical career to write short books about life and business, including Who Moved My Cheese? - a parable about embracing change that has sold 28 million copies worldwide - died on Monday in San Diego. He was 78.
The cause was complications of pancreatic cancer, said his executive assistant Nancy Casey.