32 police officers injured in Belfast riots
BELFAST, 13 JULY: Northern Ireland’s police commander says 32 officers have been wounded and reinforcements are arriving from Britain to combat rioting by Protestant extremists inspired by the Orange Order brotherhood. Chief Constable Matt Baggott says 400 officers from England, Scotland and Wales are being deployed today on Belfast’s streets to help prevent any direct Catholic-Protestant clashes a day after the Orangemen’s annual 12 July parades descended into chaos in two parts of the capital. ap
21 bull-runners injured
PAMPLONA, 13 JULY: Bull-runners were crushed in a pile-up in the Spanish city of Pamplona today during its famed San Fermin festival, with at least 21 people hospitalised. afp
Two dead in N Korea floods
SEOUL, 13 JULY: Two people were killed and hundreds left homeless after  heavy rains pounded North Korea over the past three days, state media said today. afp
Typhoon Soulik kills two
TAIPEI, 13 JULY: Typhoon Soulik battered Taiwan with torrential rain and powerful winds today that left two persons dead and at least 30 people injured. Some areas were submerged by flood waters, roofs were ripped from homes, and debris and fallen trees littered the streets. afp
Seven dead in Philippines
MANILA, 13 JULY: Fresh fighting between Philippine troops and a renegade group of Muslim rebels left seven people dead today amid peace talks aimed at ending a decades-old rebellion, the military said. afp