Iraqi security officials say six policemen and two civilians were killed in two separate attacks in Baghdad today (Thursday). The officials say gunmen attacked a police station in the city's upscale Mansur district, killing six officers and wounding another. And, two people died and at least eight others were wounded in a car bomb blast in a Shi'ite neighborhood market in northeastern Baghdad.
UN Deneral Assembly: Israeli Foreign Minister
Tzipi Livni has sharply criticized Iran's leaders and accused them of pursuing weapons to destroy her country. In her address before the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, Livni said "there is no greater challenge to our values than that posed by the leaders of Iran."
Thailand Coup: Thailand's coup leaders have banned political parties from holding any meetings and ordered them to cease all activities. In a statement read on national television today (Thursday), Thai military officials said the sweeping restrictions on political activity will continue until work is completed on planned reforms.
Space Shuttle: The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis has landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Astronauts made final preparations for the return flight hours ago, closing the shuttle's payload doors. The doors had remained open while Atlantis was docked in orbit with the International Space Station.
Hungary Protesters: Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany says he wants to meet with opposition parties to discuss a wave of anti-government protests and riots in the capital, Budapest. Tens of thousands of Hungarians have rallied for three straight nights in Budapest to demand Mr. Gyurcsany resign, after he admitted lying to voters.
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