A backpack containing a bomb was discovered yesterday on a bench along the route of the Martin Luther King Jr. march in Spokane, Washington. The bomb was set to go off by remote control, and contained shrapnel. The authorities were able to disarm the bomb using a robot, and no one was injured.
Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., Chinese Premier Hu Jintao has caused controversy in advance of his visit to the United States by suggesting that the yuan would be a better reserve currency for the world than the dollar.
In other news, a woman in West London was told by her cousin to wear the hijab, or he would kill her.
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