LEBANON — Shooting exchange kills 4 children in 1 family
Eight people, including four children from one family, were killed yesterday during shooting between Israeli forces and pro-Iranian Muslim guerrillas in southern Lebanon, security sources said.
They said Israeli troops and their militia allies of the South Lebanon Army exchanged heavy artillery fire with Hezbollah militants, killing eight Lebanese at Ain al-Tineh village.
Walk in space set for 2 cosmonauts
Two Soviet cosmonauts will spend the Russian
Christmas.Jan.7.walking in space.Tass reported yesterday.
Viktor Afanasyev and Musa Manarov will attempt to repair a broken hatch on a module attached to the orbiting Mir space station. the official Soviet news agency said
Police fire on prison riot,killing 3, injuring 90
Police in Dhaka, Bangladesh, fired on thousands of rioting prisoners demanding freedom yesterday, killing at least three and wounding more than 90, prison officials said.
At least 33 prison guards were injured, 12 of them hospitalized, after prisoners stormed the prison's main gate with iron rods and sticks, said a police spokesman.
Win offers Karpov hope for shot at larger prize
Anatoly Karpov kept his hopes alive for a 50-50 cut of the $3 million World Chess Championship prize money yesterday by defeating Garry Kasparov, who has already won the title, in the 23rd game of their match.
Mr. Karpov, playing white, forced Mr. Kasparov to withdraw in the 29th move after 3 hours, 50 minutes of play. They play their 24th and final game tomorrow in Lyon, France.
Mr. Kasparov, who was named the Soviet Union's top athlete for 1990 yesterday, retained his title for the third time by drawing Wednesday. The 0.5 points awarded for the draw brought his point total to the 12 he needed to retain his title. Mr. Kasparov needs at least 12.5 points to claim the winner's prize of $1.7 million instead of the $1.5 million for a draw.