Emergency crews in the southern United States are rushing to rescue hundreds of people stranded by Hurricane Katrina, which slammed into the Gulf of Mexico coastline Monday, killing at least 55 people.
Lebanon says three former security chiefs and the commander of the country's Presidential Guards are suspects in the U.N. probe into the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
The U.S. military says it has launched multiple air strikes against insurgent positions in western Iraq.
Suspected insurgents have shot and killed two men, and injured two others, including one police officer, in separate incidents in Thailand's restive south.
Indonesia has launched a massive effort to vaccinate 24 million children against polio.
Official campaigning has begun for next month's parliamentary elections in Japan.
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