Pope John Paul II says the war in Iraq is threatening the fate of humanity. It was the first papal statement since the outbreak of U.S.-led hostilities against Baghdad.
General Tommy Franks met with reporters Saturday for the first time since the start of the war and promised a military campaign that has never been seen before.
Secretary of State Colin Powell interrupts intensive diplomacy on the Iraq later Friday as he begins a five-day mission to Asia where the focus will be on North Korea and its recent nuclear moves.
U.S. military forces are poised to unleash what one senior Pentagon official describes as a massive attack on Iraq.
Human rights activists in Pakistan are warning they believe a U.S.-led military action against Iraq is likely to fuel extremism and repression in Pakistan.
Kuwait Airways will become the thrid foreign airliner to fly regularly to Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery.
More than 100 South Koreans traveled by road to North Korea Wednesday, marking the opening of a new overland route across the world's most heavily fortified border.
In Kenya, teachers are trying to find ways to deal with a massive influx of schoolchildren, since the introduction of free primary education last month.
For the second day in a row Sunday, air travel in Japan is being disrupted. Chaos erupted at airports across the country after a computer glitch prompted the cancellation, postponement or delays of hundreds of flights.
Negotiators from more than 170 countries have agreed on a tough pact against smoking, including bans or restrictions on advertising and pledges to raise tobacco taxes. Members of the World Health Organization approved the final text of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Saturday in Geneva.
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