BEIJING — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person and causing minor damage to buildings, officials and state media said.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision.
LONDON — A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests, authorities said Saturday.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The first wave of volunteers from Britain's National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what the World Health Organization has described as an "intense" surge in cases.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they were singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.