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UGANDA: A policeman in Uganda fired at revelers in western Uganda, killing 12 people and seriously wounding 15, state radio reported Wednesday. The policeman was arrested shortly after the Monday night killings at a disco about 185 miles from Kampala, the capital, the radio reported. The broadcast said the motive for the shootings was not known but quoted witnesses as saying the policeman got into an argument with one victim before opening fire with a rifle.TRAFFICKING: Trafficking in heroin and other illegal drugs has increased sharply in China in the past year, part of a growing smuggling problem, an official report said Wednesday. The report in the China Daily said China was making a renewed attack on smugglers in coastal areas who are armed with guns and equipped with high-speed getaway boats. China's communist government virtually wiped out illegal drugs, particularly opium, after the 1949 revolution. In recent years of growing trade with the outside world, however, drugs have returned.

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ACCIDENT: Arizona authorities said Tuesday that eight people were killed and three others injured when a pickup truck crossed a center divider and crashed into a car late Monday on the Navajo Reservation. Officials were trying to determine if alcohol was involved in the crash on U.S. Highway 89, about 76 miles north of Flagstaff, said Edison Begay, Navajo Nation's police chief. The driver of the 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck veered across a center line and collided with a 1986 Ford sedan filled with 10 people, Begay said. Eight people - including the truck driver, the sedan's driver and six of his passengers - were killed, the chief said.

STEROIDS: A high school football player shot a teammate to death and then burned his body because he wanted to steal his muscle-building steroids, authorities in Panama City Beach, Fla., said. Thomas Robert McGill, 17, will be charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tory King, 18, Bay County Sheriff Guy Tunnell said. McGill confessed to the slaying, and deputies found five vials of anabolic steroids worth an estimated $1,500 in his truck, authorities said. Steroids are legal only with a doctor's prescription.