Divers began to recover the bodies of around 100 people who drowned after an overcrowded cruise boat sank on July 10 on Russia's Volga River.
Daghestan's Interior Ministry says that a village imam has been shot dead by a gunman.
The government of Turkmenistan has lashed out at Russian media coverage of a large explosion this week that rocked a town outside the capital, Ashgabat.
America's top military officer has urged Beijing to use its relationship with Pyongyang to ensure regional stability.
There have been mixed reports about the fate of 26 deminers abducted earlier this week in Afghanistan's western province of Farah.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, says that insurgent attacks against foreign and Afghan forces in Afghanistan are down this summer compared to the same time last year.
The Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry says a blaze ravaged a nursing home in western Ukraine killing 16 people.
Britain's "News of the World" hit the newsstands for the last time today, ending its 168-year history of scoops and scandal with the headline "Thank You and Goodbye."
The United States has announced it is holding back some military aid to Pakistan, after a media report said $800 million was being withheld.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the "strategic defeat" of Al-Qaeda is "within reach."
Kazakh authorities say that one officer was killed and three wounded in clashes overnight with an armed group in the west of the country.
An agent from Afghanistan's intelligence unit opened fire at a foreign base today, killing two soldiers from the NATO-led coalition and wounding a third, the police chief of normally peaceful northern Panjshir province said.