Today's news compiled by Worldfocus staff. The Syrian president is in France today and talks with Israel are on the agenda. Global warming may be causing Lake Titicaca to sink; and the Vatican tries to get hip to social media.
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In today's daily news brief, the Palestinian elections may be postponed; Maoist rebels take to the streets in Nepal, and a Mexican drug lord makes the Forbes list of the world's most powerful people.
French President Sarkozy and German Chancellor Merkel commemorated soldiers who died in World War I. And a UN report is claiming that the decision by the Sudanese government to expel aid agencies working in Darfur has left many rape victims without key support.
Stories brought to you from the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: continuing clashes on the Saudi-Yemen border; an environmental group says the Australian koala population is dropping precipitously; and Japan increases humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
Top stories from around the world as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Chinese and Korean reactions to the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; deadly mudslides in El Salvador; and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir stays home.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced in a televised speech yesterday that he would not seek reelection. And the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan is reporting that scores of Yemeni Houthis fighters have been killed in new Saudi Arabia's air attacks in a remote mountainous region.
Read top stories from around the world as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Saudi Arabia conducts airstrikes against rebels in Yemen; Israel releases an intercepted ship but keeps its weapons; and China bans corporal punishment for Internet addicts.
In today's news: a new World Bank report shows that East Asian economies are recovering from the global financial crisis but warned the upturn was primarily driven by China; and Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell is in Myanmar.
Today's news roundup from around the world. Nokia announces layoffs in Finland; the French will send a delegation to North Korea; and bookstores are closing in Samarkand.
A high-level North Korean diplomat announces his country's intention to participate in direct negotiations on nuclear proliferation, and Bill Clinton visits Kosovo to attend the unveiling of his 11-foot statue.