At least three people have been killed in separate explosions in Iraq as U.S and Iraqi forces continue to battle insurgents. Authorities say at least one person was killed Thursday in an explosion in western Baghdad. Two other people died in an explosion in the northern Iraqi town of Kirkuk.
U.S Secretary of State Colin Powell says North Korea may be ready to resume multi-party talks to defuse a crisis over its nuclear ambitions. Mr. Powell told reporters en route to Chile for the APEC summit meeting that the United States has seen signals coming out of North Korea where it said it never insisted the crisis be solved only through negotiations with United States.
A United Nations expert on extrajudicial killings says he would like to visit Thailand to investigate last month's deaths of 87 Muslim protesters. Philip Alston said he deeply concerned by the October 25 incident. He said a visit to Thailand would allow him to speak with those involved and to recommend ways to bring peace and stability to the region.
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