Taliban suicide bombers strike government targets in Khost, eastern Afghanistan, the latest attack ahead of August polls.
Voting is under way for a new president and parliament in Iraqi Kurdistan, with the ruling coalition facing a strong challenge.
The last British survivor to have fought in the World War I trenches, Harry Patch, has died at the age of 111.
About 2.5 million people eligible to vote in Iraqi Kurdistan, region in northern Iraq that includes three provinces - Irbil, Dahuk, Sulaimaniyah
Afghan military authorities say Taliban militants carried out simultaneous attacks in Khost, with at least three suicide bombers targeting government and police buildings
During closed briefing, judge hears brief statements from both sides before delaying case until August 29
'New York Times' reports then-Vice President Dick Cheney, other senior advisors, advocated troops should arrest group of al-Qaida-linked suspects in upstate New York in 2002
Senior official says global epidemic still in its early stages
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she is unhappy with the latest delay in the trial against her, according one of her lawyers.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|The KNU has rejected a report in Burma’s The New Light of Myanmar that 22 of their soldiers recently defected to the Burmese army.|
|By AUNG ZAW|
|The debate over Burma cannot move forward as long as the country’s junta remains stuck in a rut of denial.|
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
|A ban on imports from Burma has been renewed for one year by the US House of Representatives|