The week's news at a glance.
Chinese police this week arrested a man who they say killed at least 40 people by dumping rat poison into a restaurants rice balls. About 100 people were made sick, and many of the dead were children. The suspect, Cheng Zhengping, allegedly poured poison into the rice balls at his cousins fast-food restaurant because he was jealous of the cousins success. Rice balls are a common breakfast snack, and dozens of people stopped in at the restaurant on their way to work or school that day. Witnesses said victims began spitting blood after just a few bites of the poisoned food. Cheng was caught while attempting to flee by train, the Hong Kong newspaper Wen Wei Po reported.