Afghan insider attack kills 2 U.S. troops Dead pigs float down Chinese river U.S. demands China stop hacking
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A man in a police uniform opened fire on U.S. and Afghan soldiers Monday at a base in eastern Afghanistan, killing two Americans.
Afghan officials said three Afghan police officers also were killed in the shooting in Wardak, the strategically crucial province in eastern Afghanistan where President Hamid Karzai last month ordered U.S. special forces troops to cease operations.
U.S. military officials said it wasn't immediately clear if the gunman was an Afghan police officer or posing as one. Afghan officials said that a gun battle ensued, with American soldiers firing back and killing the suspected attacker.
Americans and Afghan service members were wounded.
BEIJING -- In Shanghai, China's sparkling business capital, something unpleasant is drifting downstream.
Thousands of dead pigs have been found in the Huangpu River since last week. A report on the Chinese news portal Xinmin.cn said that 3,323 dead pigs had been found through Sunday night.
Shanghai authorities said they believed the flotilla of pigs came from neighboring Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces and had been dumped in the river after they died. More than 20,000 pigs are reported to have died since the beginning of this year in Jiaxing, where a pig breeding facility is located about 50 miles west of Shanghai at the upper reaches of the Huangpu River.
The Shanghai Agricultural Commission said that at least one pig tested had died of porcine circovirus type 2, but that the virus did not present a risk to human health or threaten the drinking water.
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration demanded Monday that China take steps to stop the hacking of U.S. government and corporate computer networks.
The demands, laid out in a speech to the Asia Society in New York by President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Thomas E. Donilon, represent the first direct response by the White House to a raft of attacks on U.S. computer networks, many of which appear to have originated with the People's Liberation Army.
The White House, Donilon said, was seeking three things from Beijing: public recognition of the urgency of the problem; a commitment to crack down on hackers operating in China; and an agreement to take part in a dialogue to establish "acceptable norms of behavior in cyberspace."