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Three killed in party shooting

Three people were killed and three others wounded when at least two gunmen opened fire as partygoers left a California warehouse.

The gunmen started shooting as a group of people walked out of the building around 1.20am yesterday, San Leandro police said.

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene -- one was reported to be a 19-year-old girl.

At least 100 people attended the party, which had been advertised on the internet and would have required a permit which had not been applied for, investigators said.

No arrests have been made, and police have not determined a motive.



Vietnam flood



claims 11 lives

the worst seasonal flooding in more than a decade has killed 11 people, including five children, over the past week in Vietnam's southern Mekong Delta.

The highest water levels since 2000 have inundated more than 20,000 homes in five affected provinces and destroyed 12,350 acres of rice fields.

Hundreds of people have been killed across Southeast Asia, China, Japan and South Asia in the past four months from flooding,.



Sailors lost as



ship hits rocks

Four crew members have died and six are missing after a Panama-registered cargo vessel ran aground in heavy seas off the northern Taiwanese coast today.

Another 11 sailors were rescued when the ship broke into two after colliding into rocks off the shore of the port of Keelung early today.

Taiwan has been under the influence of Typhoon Nalgae throughout the weekend.



Typhoid island



sells for ยค120k

As far as private islands go, New York City's Rat Island is not exactly luxurious. It is really just a pile of rocks that once housed quarantined typhoid patients.

But the island has sold at auction for $160,000 (f120,000). Estate agent Ozzie Crisalli said he did not know what the buyer had planned for it.

Rat Island, off City Island in the Bronx, boasts 360-degree views of the water and measures about two and a half acres.