Ten of thousands of Palestinians joined a funeral procession for Hamas founder and spiritual leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin killed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City today. Armed fighters of the Palestinian militant group carried the coffin with Sheik Yassin's remains through the streets of the city accompanied angry crowds demanding revenge.
Officials in Afghanistan say calm has returned to the western city of Herat after an intense fighting between rival factions left scores of people dead.
New violence in southern Thailand has claimed three lives. Two policemen were killed in separate incidents today and a village leader was murdered Sunday. More than 50 people have died in two months of unrest in Thailand's Muslim-dominated South.