Dalai Lama condemns Tibet crackdown
Tibetan spiritual leader in exile accuses China of "cultural genocide".
Sarkozy suffers 'punishment vote'
The Socialists are due to take many towns and cities from the centre-right.
Albanians search for blast victims
Nine bodies have been found and another nine workers and villagers remain missing.
Austria hostage deadline extended
Diplomat attempts to secure release of citizens taken by al-Qaeda-linked group.
Israelis storm East Jerusalem
Police clash with protesters breaking into the home of Palestinian gunman.
Iraqi Kurds grieve Halabja victims
Iraqi Kurds mourn victims of gas attacks from 20 years ago.
Chad lifts state of emergency
The decision comes a Chadian rebel chief threatens attack on oil region.
EU deems Iran poll unfair
EU says vote "neither free nor fair" after many reformists were banned from running.
Many die in Pakistan missile strike
At least 12 people reportedly killed after suspected al-Qaeda hideout is targeted.
Global protests against Iraq war
Demonstrators call for US and British troops to leave Iraq and Afghanistan.
McCain makes surprise Iraq visit
US Republican presidential candidate on fact-finding mission to Iraq.
Guatemala farmers free Belgians
Four tourists and two locals released after police raid captors' jungle hideout.
Wen Jiabao re-elected China PM
Rubber-stamp parliament endorses second five-year mandate for leader.
Iranians vote for new parliament
Conservatives set to retain hold over house after reformists are disqualified.
Canada extends Afghan mission
Troops will remain in Kandahar for three years if Nato provides reinforcements.
Sudan and Chad sign peace deal
Both countries commit to end violence along their border including Darfur.
Pentagon reviewing interrogations
US military examines policy on videotaping following outcry over CIA destroying tapes.
Fears mount over US economy
Recession fears grow as retail sales and dollar drop and oil prices continue to soar.
Al-Qaeda issues hostage ultimatum
Group wants prisoners in Algeria and Tunisia in exchange for kidnapped Austrian tourists.
Chinese 'arming Darfur conflict'
Rights group says millions of dollars of weapons are being sold despite UN embargo.