Iraqi police say at least six people were wounded today in a series of mortar attacks in central Baghdad. Shells exploded near Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's residence and the headquarters of his political party. mortar rounds also fell in the heavily fortified so-called green zone, where the U.S and British embassies are located.
Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has signed a new law that grants the interim government wider powers to combat insurgents and foreign Muslim militants.
Sri Lankan police say suspected Tamil Tiger rebel detonated explosives inside a police station in the capital, Colombo, killing herself and at least four police officers.
Thailand has extradited 16 people involved in a raid on a checkpoint in Laos in four years ago, despite a Thai court ruling saying they should not be handed over. Thailand's foreign ministry confirmed the men were handed over to Lao authorities Sunday.
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