Pope John Paul is being interred beneath St. Peter's Basilica (at this hour) in a private ceremony that brings the pontiff's funeral to a close.
Iraq's new prime minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, says he hopes to select a Cabinet within two weeks, giving his country its first democratically elected government in 50 years.
Officials in Egypt say an American citizen has died from wounds suffered in a bomb attack at a Cairo shopping bazaar, raising the death toll from the attack to three, including the bomber.
Nepal says its army has repelled a major attack by Maoist rebels at a military base in the western part of the Himalayan kingdom
A global animal health organization says the bird flu outbreak that has killed 50 people in Asia since 2003 could spread to other parts of the world.
A Burmese diplomat stationed in Washington is seeking asylum in the United States, saying he and his family will be persecuted if he is sent home.
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