2 policemen killed in NW Pakistan's firing attack

Two policemen were killed and a passerby was injured due to gunfire by unknown gunmen in Pakistan's northwest Swat district on Thursday, police said.
Vehicle fire claims 5 lives in Pakistan's Punjab
Five people were killed when fire erupted in a car in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Wednesday, police said.
2 killed in multiple-vehicle crash in Indonesia's Central Java
Two people were killed and several others injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on Wednesday in Semarang in Indonesia's Central Java province.
14 injured in S. Korea's escalator malfunction accident
Fourteen people were injured Thursday as an escalator in a subway station malfunctioned, according to Yonhap news agency.
Australian influenza cases increase as winter comes
Australia's influenza cases have soared by more than 40 percent over two weeks as the nation heads into winter.
Zimbabwe's suspected cholera cases surpass 2,000
Suspected cholera cases in Zimbabwe has surpassed 2,000 with 15 deaths so far since the epidemic broke out in February, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.
5 dead, 2 injured in Philippine car crash
Police Lieutenant Colonel Julius Alvaro told reporters that the frontal crash happened around 2 a.m. local time in Baliwag town. The five people died at the scene, he added.