U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will address the United Nations General Assembly today (Saturday) to urge the world body to carry out needed reforms.
Envoys at negotiations on North Korea's nuclear ambitions have decided to extend talks into Sunday.
The White House says President Bush has removed China and Vietnam from the U.S. government's list of major drug-transit or drug-producing countries.
Afghan officials say seven suspected Taleban rebels and three police officers have been killed in clashes as the country prepares for elections.
A published report says Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has threatened to hinder
Palestinian legislative elections in January if candidates from the militant group Hamas take part.
New Zealand's opposition leader Don Brash is leading the early vote counting in today's (Saturday's) general election, expected to be one of the closest races in the country's history.
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