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Gunmen kill seven UN peacekeepers in Sudan

Sudan

CAIRO — Gunmen ambushed a United Nations peacekeeping team Saturday in Sudan’s western region of Darfur, killing seven and wounding another 17 in the deadliest ever single attack on the international force in the country. The assault included sustained heavy fire from machine guns and possibly rocket-propelled grenades, a UN spokesman said. Reinforcements later arrived to rescue the wounded, who included two female police advisers . (AP)

Spain

Many are injured in running of bulls

PAMPLONA— The penultimate bull run of Spain’s San Fermin festival left at least 23 people injured Saturday, when thrill-seekers fleeing the beasts were crushed at the narrow entrance to the bullring, officials said. An American from Ohio was one of two runners gored. As the huge animals thundered into the entrance of the tunnel, they were blocked by a mound of dozens of people who had fallen. (AP)

Britain

Batteries not tied to fire on Boeing

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LONDON — Investigators said Saturday that a fire inside a parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Friday did not appear to be caused by any problems with the plane’s new lithium-ion batteries, British authorities said. The planes, were grounded for four months earlier this year after two episodes involving fire or smoke from the batteries. (New York Times)

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