World News in Brief
BEIJING - At least 18 people died when a van and truck collided on a road in northwest China. Xinhua News Agency says eight other people were hurt in the crash on Monday morning. The report by state media says police did not say what caused the crash. According to Xinhua, poorly maintained roads and bad driving habits result in about 70,000 deaths and 300,000 injuries a year in China.
ADELAIDE - A man has been arrested over the deaths of two men whose bodies were found at a property in South Australia. Police patrols found both bodies on Monday at a house on Jim Jolly Road, near Sandalwood, in the Murray Mallee east of Adelaide. Officers said in a statement they had arrested a man over the deaths.
ACAPULCO, Mexico - Mexican authorities say a festival celebrating Children's Day went badly wrong and more than 200 youngsters got sick after eating apparently rotten food in a village near the Pacific resort of Acapulco. Guerrero state Health Secretary Lazaro Mazon Alonso says the party was held Friday with food poisoning. He says the sick include 220 children as well as nine adults, among them teachers, parents and school staff.
SYDNEY - Almost 90 revellers at a dance music festival in Sydney's east have allegedly been caught with ecstasy, amphetamines and cannabis. "The volume of detections is of concern," said Surry Hills Local Area Commander Superintendent Anthony Crandell. Six drug detection dogs were used to sniff out people attempting to take illegal substances into Creamfields at Moore Park.
LIMA - Peruvian authorities say a police officer has been found alive nearly three weeks after disappearing in an ambush by Shining Path rebels. Military spokesman Colonel Alejandro Lujan says locals led police to Luis Astuquilca near the southeastern jungle town of Kiteni after a $US3700 ($F6563) bounty was offered. He says the officer is being treated for gunshot wounds in a leg and arm.
7 die in crash
TOKYO - A bus carrying dozens of people to Tokyo Disneyland crashed on a highway, killing seven passengers. Police say the other 38 passengers and the driver were injured in Sunday morning's accident on a highway in Gunma, north of Tokyo. The bus crashed into a roadside wall.