Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

World Briefs: Peruvian Dies after Stepping on Land Mine in Chile Border

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

World Briefs: Peruvian Dies after Stepping on Land Mine in Chile Border

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3 are injured when leopard wanders into school in India

A leopard wandered into a school in southern India and injured three people as it tried to escape, officials said.

Onlookers including TV news crews watched the chase, which lasted several hours until forest workers shot the big cat with a tranquilizer dart on Sunday afternoon, according to Press Trust of India news agency.

The agency quoted school officials as saying the leopard was first seen on closed-circuit TV before dawn inside the private Vibgyor School in Bangalore, and then disappeared into some surrounding bushes.

The big cat later scaled a wall to re-enter the school grounds. It attacked and injured three people including a veterinarian and a man who was trying to climb over a gate to get away, the agency reported. Police said the three are being treated in a hospital.

Peruvian killed after stepping on land mine * Authorities in Peru say a Peruvian man was killed when he stepped on a land mine trying to cross the border illegally into Chile.

Peruvian police say the 27-year-old bled to death after the mine exploded late Sunday near a Peruvian border control post. He was identified on Monday as Francy Mamani Aquino.

A Colombian citizen was injured by a mine nearby last year.

In 2012, a Peruvian taxi exploded in a minefield, killing at least one person in the same area. Authorities said the driver went off-road and entered a well-marked minefield in an apparent attempt to avoid border controls.

The Chilean dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet laid hundreds of thousands of mines along Chile's borders with Peru and Bolivia in the 1970s, saying it feared invasion.

Crime reporter kidnapped in Mexico * A reporter was dragged from her home by armed assailants before dawn Monday in southern Mexico and had not been seen since, authorities said. …

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