Chechen militants took more than 1,000 children and adults hostage at a school in southern Russia, though the Russian government lied at first and claimed that there were only 354 hostages; at least 338 died, half of whom were children, when security forces stormed the school. [Washington Post, Reuters]
Three people were trampled to death at an Ikea grand opening in Saudi Arabia.
President Bush said that the “war on terror” is unwinnable but then quickly changed his mind; [Associated Press]
It was discovered that full-body CT scans expose patients to the same level of radiation that people a few miles from Hiroshima received in World War II, and that the scans increase one’s risk of developing cancer. [New Scientist]
Brown bears were terrorizing a village in Transylvania. [Reuters]