World News

Deadly Car Crash at Beijing's Tiananmen Square

Chinese police say three people are dead after the sports utility vehicle they were riding in crashed into an entrance at Beijing's Tiananmen Square and burst into flames.

China's official Xinhua newspaper says at least 11 people were injured when the vehicle veered into a large crowd at Tiananmen Gate before it crashed Monday. Police evacuated the area immediately after the crash, and closed the area as emergency personnel responded to the scene.

Tiananmen Square is the scene of the 1989 student-led pro-democracy protest that ended in a bloody crackdown by Chinese authorities. It is surrounded by the Great Hall of the People, the seat of China's parliament, and the mausoleum that holds the remains of Mao Zedong, the founder of Communist China.

Feature Story

Turkish Kurds warm themselves around an open fire as they watch the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, Turkey, Oct. 21, 2014.

Photogallery Syrian Kurds Push Back on Turkish Plan

Ankara plan is to allow Peshmerga forces from northern Iraq to transit Turkish territory to enter besieged Syrian border town of Kobani to help in its defense More

Special Reports