Authorities in Iraq say gunmen have killed a senior-level judge in Basra, and 17 people have died in a car bomb attack in the latest violence to hit the country.
Germany has asked the United States to join Europe in ending the isolation of Iran. German Defense Minister Peter Struck says Iran needs economic and security incentives in order to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
The United States says it is not interested in bilateral talks with North Korea about its nuclear program.
Burma's ruling military junta urged unity among the country's many ethnic groups at a Union Day ceremony today (Saturday).
New York health authorities are concerned about a highly drug-resistant strain of HIV which leads rapidly to AIDS.
Thousands of demonstrators clashed with police in the Togolese capital, Lome, today (Saturday) in a second day of protests against the new army-installed government.
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