U.S. and Iraqi troops are pushing deeper into Fallujah on the second day of a military operation to retake control of the insurgent-held city.
The French military hospital caring for ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arrafat say his condition deteriorated overnight and he is now in a deeper coma.
Suspected Muslim militants have beheaded a man in strife-torn southern Thailand.
Two explosions have rocked a checkpoint on the Lao side of the border with Thailand.
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