JALALABAD - Three civilians were killed and another 25 were wounded when a bomb fixed to a bicycle exploded on Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, the governor said.
HONG KONG - Hong Kong health authorities said Saturday there was no sign of bird flu spreading among humans after the densely-populated city recorded its first case of the virus in seven years.
PORT-AU-PRINCE – The top UN envoy in Haiti called for an end to protests against UN peacekeepers whom Haitians blame for importing a cholera epidemic that has now claimed nearly 1,200 lives.
LISBON – NATO will invite Russia to take part in a US-European missile defense shield at a summit on Saturday, a move that would herald the closest cooperation between the powers since the end of the Cold War.
GREYMOUTH, New Zealand – Rescuers were given clearance Saturday to "immediately" enter a New Zealand coal mine where 29 men are missing a day after a gas explosion, a senior official was reported saying.
SALMON, Idaho – Scientists at Idaho State University have mapped a previously unknown and active seismic fault in the northern Rockies capable of unleashing an earthquake with a magnitude as high as 7.5.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Rioting has spread to the Haitian capital where hundreds of people clashed with UN troops they blamed for a worsening cholera epidemic.
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru - The long-awaited Inter-Oceanic Highway spanning South America is due to be completed next month, after several fitful years of construction and despite early opposition from environmental groups.
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thai police found the remains of almost 1,000 illegally aborted foetuses hidden at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Friday, with more grisly discoveries expected.
VATICAN CITY - Cardinals from around the world met Friday for unprecedented talks on paedophile clergy, as activists called on the Church to end "symbolic gestures" and release files on the abuses.