World Briefs: Guatemalans vote for new leader

Guatemalans vote for new leader

GUATEMALA CITY • Guatemalans cast their ballots yesterday for a new leader, just days after disgraced president Otto Perez stepped down from office. He has been jailed since last Thursday while a judge weighs charging him in a Customs corruption racket. If no presidential candidate gets 50 per cent of the vote, the top two will face each other in a run-off on Oct 25.


Racing car ploughs into crowd, 6 killed

MADRID • Six people, including a pregnant woman, were killed when a rally racing car spun out of control and ploughed into a crowd of spectators at the A Coruna Rally in northern Spain.

Twenty other people were hurt and several were taken to hospital on Saturday.

The driver and co-driver were unharmed.


30 cadets injured in violent pillow fight

NEW YORK • Thirty cadets were injured when an annual pillow fight among freshmen at the United States Military Academy turned violent.

Hard objects stuffed into pillow cases caused some to suffer concussion and broken bones.

The school said it was investigating the matter. The tradition was intended as a way to help build team spirit.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2015, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe