An explosion near an ammunition dump in southern Afghanistan has killed seven U.S. soldiers and wounded three others.
Israel troops kill three Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza strip and enter Bethlehem, following a suicide bombing in Jerusalem that killed 10 people.
Two-million Muslim faithful are visiting holy shrines around Mecca and Medina, Saudi Arabia, during the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Malaysia promises it will not cover up any bird-flu outbreak.
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