Georgia's breakaway republic of South Ossetia is holding presidential elections on November 13.
Berlusconi resigned after lawmakers approved a new set of austerity measures aimed at restoring market confidence in Italy's ability to avert a financial disaster like those suffered by Greece, Ireland and Portugal.
The Arab League has voted to suspend Syria from all meetings until Damascus implements an agreement to end its bloody crackdown against antigovernment protesters.
Afghan officials say eight civilians were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan today.
A spokesman for Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has revised down to 17 the number of people killed in an explosion at a military base near Tehran.
Almazbek Atambaev was officially confirmed today as the winner of Kyrgyzstan's presidential election, securing nearly 63 percent of the October 30 vote.
Seven people were killed today in the southern Kazakh city of Taraz when a suspected Islamist went on a shooting rampage and then blew himself up.
Three deaths have been reported at three separate anticorporate greed "Occupy" protest camps in the United States.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has defended his decision to seek more years in power, saying the system that has developed under his leadership since 2000 is not exhausted.
Clinton said the Obama administration is consulting with its allies on further possible measures to pressure Tehran on the nuclear issue.
Officials said none of the 18 passengers or crew members was hurt during the raid early on November 12 off the coast near Istanbul.
A monument with a larger-than-life statue of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has been unveiled in Almaty.