Xinhua world news summary at 0700 GMT, Oct. 31

SEOUL– Two police officers were stabbed by a man on Tuesday in front of the main gate of the defense ministry compound in central Seoul, where the presidential office is also housed, according to Yonhap news agency. HANOI– Five people died and nine others were injured early Tuesday in Vietnam’s northern province of Lang Son after a 16- seat passenger coach crashed…

SEOUL — Two police officers were stabbed by a man on Tuesday in front of the main gate of the defense ministry compound in central Seoul, where the presidential office is also housed, according to Yonhap news agency.

The 77-year-old man, only identified with his surname Park, pulled a knife from his bag and stabbed two policemen at about 1:20 p.m. local time (0420 GMT) when the police officers told him to rapidly move past the compound. (S.Korea-Police-Stab)

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MANILA — The Philippine police on Tuesday confirmed that six people were killed in Monday’s elections to vote for village leaders, bringing the total number of election-related deaths to 19 since the start of the poll period in August.

The police said the six deaths occurred on Monday in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in southern Philippines. The victims included candidates, their relatives and supporters. (Philippines-Election-Deaths)

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HANOI — Five people died and nine others were injured early Tuesday in Vietnam’s northern province of Lang Son after a 16-seat passenger coach crashed into a semi-trailer and a container truck, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

The accident happened at Rung Cam slope in Huu Lung district at about 2:10 a.m. when the 16-seat vehicle rear-ended a broken semi-trailer parking on the right side of the road. (Vietnam-Road crash)

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HOUSTON — A 20-year-old gunman was taken into custody on Monday after killing two people and injuring three others at a house party over the weekend in San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas, authorities said.

Raul Trevino III was charged with capital murder-multiple persons, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, jail records show. (US-Shooting) Enditem