BAGHDAD—Roadside bombs killed four U.S. soldiers today in separate incidents in Iraq, the military said, in one of the most deadly days for American troops in weeks.
In the first incident, a roadside bomb struck a patrol in southern Baghdad around 10:30 a.m., killing one American soldier assigned to Multi-National Corps Iraq, the military said in a statement.
KHARTOUM, Sudan — A Sudanese judge convicted a woman journalist for violating the public indecency law by wearing trousers outdoors and fined her $200, but did not impose a feared flogging penalty.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A Canadian general will lead the investigation into a recent airstrike on a pair of hijacked fuel tankers that killed as many as 70 civilians in northern Afghanistan.
Maj. Gen. C.S. “Duff” Sullivan serves as the Air Component Element Director and the Deputy of Joint Operations for ISAF.
The former fighter pilot joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1979.
KABUL — The U.N.-backed commission charged with investigating Afghanistan’s election says it has found “clear and convincing evidence of fraud” and has ordered a recount of questionable polling stations.
HONG KONG — China showcased its newest and biggest commercial plane Tuesday — a jetliner with as many as 200 seats that could boost the country’s fledgling aviation industry to compete with Western rivals like Boeing Co. and Airbus.
LOS CABOS, Mexico—Extremely dangerous Hurricane Jimena roared toward Mexico’s resort-studded Baja California Peninsula yesterday, prompting emergency workers to set up makeshift shelters and chasing away an international finance conference.
LONDON — Forty years after the body of Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was found floating in his swimming pool, British police said Monday they are reviewing new evidence about his death turned over by an investigative journalist.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The astronauts aboard the linked shuttle and station moved a giant chest of drawers from one spacecraft to the other Monday, and hitched it to the orbiting outpost.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Federal border agents in Buffalo say they found 160 kilograms of marijuana hidden in a shipment of firewood coming in from Canada and charged the truck driver with smuggling and drug charges.
Driver Gurmit Singh is a 40-year-old citizen of India with landed immigrant status in Canada.
BEIJING — Beijing plans to curb exports of rare earths, exotic metals used in computers and clean-energy products and of which China is the only major supplier, according to Chinese news reports.