OPEC nations consider an increase in oil output at its meeting in Lebanon in an effort to drive down world fuel prices.
Iraq's most influential Shi'ite Muslim cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, endorses the new interim government but says it will succeed only if it meets specific goals.
A Vietnamese crime boss and four associates have been put to death by firing squad in Ho Chi Minh City. The men were convicted in a corruption scandal that exposed links between organized crime and the communist government.
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