U.S. and Iraqi troops push deeper into Fallujah, battling through booby-trapped lanes and alleys today (Wednesday) in their operation to retake the city from insurgents.
Palestinian officials say a senior Muslim cleric has arrived in Paris to visit ailing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who remains in deep coma at a French military hospital.
France has begun evacuating its nationals from Abidjan, Ivory Coast after days of violent anti-French demonstrations in the country's main city.
A school teacher has been shot dead in the latest violence blamed on suspected Muslim insurgents in southern Thailand.
Three more Vietnamese officials have been arrested for their alleged roles in a corruption scandal involving the country's oil and gas giant, Petro Vietnam.
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