US rights report targets China
Russia and Sudan also criticised in State department's annual survey.
Belgium in $170m Holocaust payout
Money to be paid to compensate for theft of possessions from Jews in World War Two.
Iraq hit by further violence
Suicide attack in Dhuluiya and roadside blast near Nasiriyah kills many.
EU clears Google's DoubleClick bid
Regulators reject claims the move will curb competition for online advertising.
Uganda rebels meet war crimes court
Lord's Resistance Army lawyers visit The Hague to get charges against leader dropped.
Croatian general faces court
High-profile trial opens at war crimes tribunal.
Malaysia PM: Lessons to be learned
PM vows to stay on despite losses as opposition looks to major policy reversals.
China 'falsified' terror plots
Alleged "plots" an excuse to crack down on Uighur minority, exiled leader says.
Iraqi attacks kill US soldiers
US troops have deadliest day in months after attacks in Diyala and Baghdad.
Blast strikes Lahore police base
At least 20 people are killed as two sites are bombed in Pakistani city.
Shuttle blasts Japan lab into space
Shuttle will deliver first Japanese-made module to international space station.
Storm batters France and UK
At least two dead as gale-force winds cut power and disrupt transportation.
Poland to get aid-for-missiles deal
Bush willing to offer military aid in exchange for Warsaw hosting US missile shield.
Dutch accused arms dealer acquitted
Businessman's eight-year jail term for selling arms to Charles Taylor set aside.
Obama rules out vice-president role
US Democratic candidate rejects suggestion he become Clinton's running mate.
US governor 'sorry' for sex scandal
New York state governor apologises after being linked to prostitution ring.
Five US soldiers killed in Iraq
The attacks come amid fears of a change in tactics by al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Former Tigers win Sri Lanka poll
Batticaloa holds first election in 14 years as bombing kills one person in Colombo.
Cheney set for Middle East tour
The visit to "reassure" both Israel and the Palestinians of US commitment to peace.
Activists block Brazil railway
Protesters angered by mining firm's contruction of a hydroelectric dam.