Thousands of scrapped taxis are pictured at a yard in the center of China's Chongqing city on March 4. Traffic congestion and pollution have worsened dramatically in Chinese cities as the country's long-running economic expansion has allowed increasing numbers of consumers to make big-ticket purchases such as cars. China may surpass the US this year to become the largest car market in the world. AFP/Newscom
US Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist outside a downtown Seoul performing arts center by a man screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified. Lippert's injuries were not considered life threatening.
ByFoster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press
U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a knife with a 10-inch blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said Thursday.