Sri Lanka's east holds elections
Violence and intimidation surround polls in Batticaloa and surrounding towns.
Europe cargo rocket lifts off
Ariane-5 launches on debut trip to deliver supplies to international space station.
Afghans condemn 'insults' to Islam
Demonstrators demand that Kabul cuts ties with Denmark and the Netherlands.
Al-Qaeda 'will celebrate' Obama win
Presidential candidate's spokesman condemns comments from Republican.
Serbian government collapses
Prime minister seeks new elections amid differences over Kosovo and European ties.
Bush vetoes waterboarding ban
US president says bill would have outlawed "vital tools" used by the CIA.
Israeli soldier killed in Gaza
Witnesses say military vehicles fire shells and storm the Palestinian territory.
Chavez slams Colombian 'war crime'
Thousands more Venezuelan troops ordered to the border over growing Ecuadorian row.
Kenya set to revamp constitution
Rail Odinga to be the new prime minister, as per a power sharing deal.
'Gaza situation worst since 1967'
Rights groups consider Israel's blockade of the Strip as illegal collective punishment.
US Marines charged over Japan rape
Four Marines face court-martial in latest incident to hit US forces in Japan.
UN envoy returns to Myanmar
Pro-democracy groups say military government strengthening grip on power.
Pakistan drops Zardari graft cases
Clearing of Bhutto's widower may improve his party's ties with president.
Buffett passes Gates as richest man
Mexican telecoms tycoon second on list, beating Microsoft co-founder to third.
Zuma accused of fuelling racism
ANC leader says racism still a problem but white reporters shut out from briefing.
Iraqis linked to death squads freed
Sunni politicians say US decision to free the two Shia officials a "big mistake".
Venezuela deploys army on border
Fears of war as row over Colombia's raid on a rebel base in Ecuador escalates.
McCain wins Bush endorsement
US president backs Republican candidate as Democrat race rumbles on.
Deaths in Azeri-Armenian clashes
Neighbours blame each other for sparking violence in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh.
Arab ministers discuss Syria summit
Damascus invites Lebanon and Saudi Arabia to conference amid fears of boycott.