Iraqi police say at least 30 people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up on a bus in Baghdad today (Thursday).
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's cabinet has approved a measure to extend the country's military mission in Iraq into 2006.
NATO officials in Brussels have expressed satisfaction about U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's explanation on secret prisons and the treatment of terror suspects.
Chinese officials say they may dam a major river to stop a toxic chemical slick from reaching Russia, and the city of Khabarovsk.
A U.S.-based rights group says Chinese citizens who go to Beijing to file complaints about local officials are often beaten, threatened or kidnapped by police or thugs.
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