U.S warplanes are reported to have launched more air strikes on the Iraqi city of Fallujah, one day after the military said air and ground attacks there had killed as many as 100 insurgents. Witnesses said today strikes set off explosions in the southern part of the city, considered a stronghold of the insurgency. Hospital officials say at least two people were killed.
Russia's federal security service has offered a $10 million reward for information that would help "neutralize" two Chechen rebel leaders it accuses of being behind last week's deadly school hostage crisis. The security service said Shamil Basayev and Aslan Maskhadov are responsible for various attacks in Russia over the past several years.
The World Bank has held its latest workshop on the viability of a big hydroelectric project proposed in Laos. Tuesday's meeting in Paris was the third in a series of planned workshops on the Nam Theun 2 dam project. Earlier workshops were held in Bangkok and Tokyo, while more are planned for Washington and Vientiane.
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