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Attacks, clashes continue in wake of Musharraf departure

Posted: 08/19/2008 - One of the biggest challenges facing Pakistani leaders following President Pervez Musharraf's resignation is how to deal with an al-Qaida and Taliban-backed insurgency in Pakistan's volatile northwest as well as in neighboring Afghanistan.

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Stats show perils of living in east Congo

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Imagine living in a place where you have a 50-percent chance of being enslaved or threatened with death by an armed group. A one-in-three chance of being tortured or wounded. A 12-percent chance of being sexually assaulted multiple times.

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Rice: NATO won't let Russia succeed in Georgia

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says NATO will not allow Russia to destabilize Georgia, intimidate other pro-Western governments in the former Soviet bloc or re-establish an Iron Curtain across Europe.

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Russians announce troop withdrawal has begun

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Russia says its military has begun to withdraw from the conflict-zone in Georgia, but officials haven't said exactly where troops and tanks will continue to operate under the cease-fire that's ended days of fighting in Georgia.

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Georgia signs cease-fire; US voices support

Posted: 08/15/2008 - Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili says he has signed a cease-fire agreement with Russia. But he did not appear enthusiastic about it. He says it protects the former Soviet republic's interests despite concessions to Moscow.

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Australians: 3 Chinese critically injured in crash

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Three Chinese were critically injured in an accident involving a bus from the athletes' village and a van on the way to the Olympic rowing park, according to the Australian Olympic Committee.

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Terror probe opened on alleged Air China threat

Posted: 08/12/2008 - A French judicial official says an anti-terrorism unit is investigating an unsigned letter received by Air China's Paris headquarters threatening reprisals if China does not free jailed Muslims.

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