NATO says that a man believed to be a member of the Afghan local police force turned his weapon on soldiers from NATO-led forces in the country's south, killing two.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Melia, speaking at a conference in the Black Sea resort of Yalta, said significant steps were required to ensure Ukraine's October 28 poll would free and fair.
China's expected new leader, Vice President Xi Jinping, has appeared in public for the first time in two weeks, ending speculation about his fate sparked by the cancellation of senior international meetings.
Visiting Pope Benedict XVI has urged multifaith Lebanon to be a model of peace and religious coexistence for the Middle East.
Tens of thousands of opposition supporters turned out for a so-called March of Millions demonstration in the Russian capital to demand social and political reforms.
Visiting international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to discuss ways to end the conflict in that country, where authorities are waging a brutal campaign against Arab Spring-style protests and insurrection.
Opposition leaders had called for a "March of Millions" to demand social and political reforms, fair elections, and the right for government critics to make their case on state television.
U.S. federal police are investigating the activities of a southern California filmmaker who has previously been convicted of financial crimes and is linked to the anti-Islam film that has prompted protests around the world.
The Czech Republic has banned the sale of hard alcohol in shops and restaurants as it battles a wave of deaths caused by methanol poisonings.
With bloodshed and criticism already mounting in western Kazakhstan over labor disputes and social frictions, an overnight explosion that appeared to target police has injured "several" officers and sparked a firefight.
Protests against a trailer for a film insulting to Islam show no sign of abating as the unrest targeting Western embassies continue for a fifth day.
Two U.S. marines have been killed and several other troops wounded in an insurgent attack on a British air base in southern Afghanistan.