Iraqi police say gunmen have assassinated an Iraqi judge as he was heading to work in eastern Baghdad. Police say the judge was killed along with another person in a roadside ambush today. It was the latest killing as insurgents led by Iraq's most-wanted man, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, continue their violent campaign to disrupt the January 30th national election.
Indonesian government officials now say more than 228,000 people are either dead or missing from the December 26th earquake and tsunami. Those who remain unaccounted for will be listed as missing for a year before they are officially declared dead. But health officials concede at this point, those on the missing list are presumed dead.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko is expected to address the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, today on his first official trip to western Europe. Mr. Yushchenko said in his inaugural address he wants to integrate Ukraine with the West while keeping friendly ties with Russia.
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