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JOURNALISTS: A record 115 journalists were killed in the world this year - more than half killed while covering genocide in Rwanda and violence in Algeria, the International Federation of Journalists said Wednesday. "We have at least 115 confirmed cases of violent death, some in horrifying circumstances, and we are investigating a further 15 cases of unsolved murder and journalists missing," IFJ general secretary Aidan White said in a statement. The IFJ said 48 journalists had died in Rwanda and 19 in Algeria, bringing the total for these two countries to 67.TRAFFIC BAN: Seoul, South Korea, adopted a rotating ban Tuesday aimed at cutting down on traffic jams by keeping 10 percent of the city's passenger cars off the streets each weekday. License plate numbers will determine which cars are barred from the capital each day. Violators will be fined $825. Critics say the move won't solve the real problems of too-narrow streets and other bottlenecks in Seoul, where bumper-to-bumper traffic is an all-day problem.

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QUAKE: A moderate earthquake jolted the Northern California community of Eureka Monday, causing serious damage to at least a dozen homes but no major injuries. The 6:10 a.m. quake, which measured 5.3 on the Richter scale, was centered in the Pacific Ocean 10 miles west-southwest of Eureka, said seismologist Dr. Joe Durek.

SHOT: A 300-pound woman in Irving, Texas, fatally shot her husband as he slept Tuesday after he threatened to institutionalize her because of her weight, authorities said. Sumner Nash, 60, was shot twice in the head, police said. His wife, Gwendolen, was in bed with her husband when she shot him, and she was unable to get out of the bed afterward, police said. The woman was being held in Irving City Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond after being arraigned on a murder charge. The couple had been married about 30 years.