Russian security forces say they have freed all remaining hostages held by militants who launched a major attack on the southern Russian town of Nalchik Thursday.
Rescue teams in Pakistan are preparing to shift their focus to recovery and relief operations as hope dwindles that more survivors of last week's devastating earthquake will be found.
Iraq is preparing for a historic referendum on a draft constitution Saturday.
A top U.S. health official says warning signs of a potential flu pandemic are appearing, and underscore the need for urgent action against the spread of the virus.
Thai police say they have found the beheaded remains of an elderly Buddhist man in southern Thailand's Pattani province.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has admitted his country had been a supplier of arms to militants in Asia.
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