Al Qaeda in Egypt Leader Calls for Attacks On Women and Children

British Soldier Killed, 4 Hurt in Afghan Blast

One British soldier was killed and four wounded when a blast struck an armoured Land Rover in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, the Ministry of Defence said. (Reuters)

VENEZUELA/U.S.

Chavez Warns of Resistance War With U.S.

President Hugo Chavez urged soldiers on Sunday to prepare for a guerrilla-style war against the United States, saying that Washington is using psychological and economic warfare as part of an unconventional campaign aimed at derailing his government. (AP)

ETHIOPIA

Jailed Ethiopians 'To Be Freed'

A group of 38 Ethiopian opposition leaders found guilty of links to violent election protests is to be freed, they have told their families. (BBC News)

KIDNAPPED BBC REPORTER

BBC Reporter Shown in New Video

In a new video, kidnapped British journalist Alan Johnston appears with what he says are explosives strapped to his body and warns that his captors intend to set them off if rescuers attempt to free him by force. (AP)

U.S.

'Mystery' Money Groups Hide Money Trail, Watchdog Group Says

As Congress cracks down on lobbyist loopholes, it's hard to imagine a single dollar of a political contribution could still slip into the system anonymously. (ABC News)

2nd Arrest in Ohio Pregnant-Woman Case

A day after authorities arrested a pregnant woman's boyfriend on murder charges, one of the man's former classmates was jailed for allegedly hindering the investigation. (AP)

LEBANON

Lebanon Points Finger at Islamists Over UN Attack

Lebanon on Monday linked a bomb attack that killed six UN peacekeepers in the south of the country to a deadly standoff between Al-Qaeda-inspired militants and the army in the north. (AFP)

Army Raids Islamists in Lebanese City

Lebanese troops stormed a Sunni Islamist militant hideout in the northern city of Tripoli on Sunday, killing seven of them, including a woman, while battles raged on at a nearby Palestinian refugee camp. (Reuters)

Army Slays Six Militants in Tripoli

Lebanese soldiers cornered and killed six armed Islamist militants in Tripoli on Sunday, as clashes between the army and Fatah al-Islam fighters in nearby Nahr al-Bared refugee camp entered their fifth week. Security sources told The Daily Star that six armed men and one of their wives, a Leba-nese woman, were killed Sunday during a 10-hour siege of a building in the Sunni neighborhood of Abu Samra in Tripoli. The woman was married to fighter Bassem al-Sayyed, who had dual Lebanese and Australian citizenship, the sources said. (Daily Star)

GERMANY

German Prosecutors Want CIA Agents Extradited

Prosecutors in Munich, Germany, are requesting the extradition from the United States of 13 suspected CIA agents they say took part in the 2003 kidnapping of a German citizen. (Reuters)

THAILAND

Thai Army Detains 160 in Muslim South Raids

The Thai army has detained 160 Muslims, including six women, without charge in a series of raids in the rebellious far south, a spokesman said on Monday. (Reuters)

INDONESIA

Accused Asian Terror Leader Warns More Blood Will Be Shed

Militants will continue to target Westerners on the streets of Indonesia as they fight to impose full Islamic law, an accused terror leader told CNN. (CNN)

COLUMBIA

Blast Kills Two in Colombian Port

A bomb has exploded on a popular beach outside Colombia's main port city of Buenaventura, killing a 65-year-old man and a three-year-old girl. (BBC)

AUSTRALIA

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