Russian officials say unidentified gunmen wearing belts with explosives have attacked a scholl and are holding as many as 400 hostages in the southern republic of North Ossetia.
The Republican Party will hear from Vice-President Cheney today(Wednesday) on the third day of the four-day convention in New York.
The World Bank says the next workshop on the viability of a big hydroelectric project in Laos will take place Friday in Japan.
Two bombs have gone off in the latest violence to hit Thailand's strife-torn southern provinces.
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