A museum dedicated to prominent Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko has officially opened in his native town of Kanev in central Ukraine
The mayor of the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh says the new academic year in local schools and universities should be postponed for security reasons.
At least 21 people have been killed -- including a prominent former member of Pakistan's parliament -- by two separate explosions in Pakistan's South Waziristan and Kurram tribal districts.
Belarus's foreign minister says Minsk is "seriously interested" in routing Venezuelan oil through Latvia in a bid to reduce its reliance on Russia for oil supplies.
The deputy mayor of a town in Russia's troubled North Caucasus republic of Daghestan was seriously wounded in an apparent assassination attempt today.
In Chile, 33 miners who have been trapped deep underground for 17 days have sent word that they are still alive.
Eleven Kyrgyz nationals detained in Uzbekistan while transporting explosives used for mining work were released and returned to Kyrgyzstan today.
Moscow police have released an opposition leader and two other prominent activists who were detained at a march in the Russian capital on August 22.
Tajik authorities say some 25 Islamic militants serving long jail terms have escaped from prison, killing at least five prison guards.
An Iraqi official has acknowledged that a man convicted for the 2004 murder of international aid worker Margaret Hassan has escaped from prison.
Pakistan's foreign minister says the international community has donated or pledged more than $800 million to help Pakistan's flood victims.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said there are no formal peace talks between his government and the Taliban, but admitted to "individual contacts" with the hard-line Islamic group.