Roman Catholic cardinals have met at the Vatican to finalize arrangements for Pope John Paul's funeral on Friday, and to review any last requests the pontiff may have made before his death Saturday.
Throughout Latin America, Catholics are praying that one of their own cardinals will be chosen to succeed the late Pope John Paul the Second.
A Kyrgyz lawmaker says ousted President Askar Akayev has formally resigned, paving the way for restoring stability in the Central Asian state.
A bomb explosion in southern Thailand has wounded four soldiers. Today's(Monday's) bomb went off at a technical college in Yala province. Sunday, three bombs exploded in a 30-minute period in neighboring Songkla province, just north of the mainly Muslim region that has been wracked by hundreds of bombings and other outbreaks of violence in the past 15 months.
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