A suicide bomber targeting Iraq's security forces blew himself up and killed at least 20 other people today (Saturday) in Baghdad.
The "Live 8" concerts aimed at rallying worldwide support for African aid and debt relief are under way with the first show in Tokyo.
The Scottish city of Edinburgh is preparing for the "Make Poverty History" march and rally, due to begin today (Saturday) ahead of next week's Group of Eight summit.
Turkish officials say at least four people have been killed and several others injured today (Saturday) after a bomb exploded on a train in eastern Turkey.
A new case of polio has been diagnosed in Indonesia's Sumatra Island, indicating the sometimes debilitating disease has spread beyond the main island of Java.
The United States says it is still waiting for North Korea to set a date to resume six-party talks about Pyongyang's nuclear program.
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