NORTH KOREA: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has disputed media reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has pledged not to carry out further nuclear tests. Asian media reports have said the North Korean leader made the pledge to a visiting Chinese envoy (Tang Jiaxuan), and that he also apologized for the October ninth nuclear test.
PALESTINIANS-VIOLENCE: Witnesses and hospital sources say a member of the Palestinian security service loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas has been killed in a refugee camp in Gaza Strip.
They say Mohammed Shahadeh was fatally shot outside his home in the Bureij camp early Sunday during clashes with forces from the governing Hamas group. Several vehicles belonging to Hamas members were torched.
INDIA-PAKISTAN: India says it has good, but not strong, evidence that Pakistan's spy agency was involved in sa series of bombings that killed 186 people in Mumbai in July. Indian National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan told the CNN-IBN television network today the government does not have what he called "clinching" evidence.
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