India and Pakistan renew commitment to peace process
South Asian rivals India and Pakistan on Monday
pledged to push a peace process that had come under severe strain
after New Delhi blamed Pakistan-based Islamist militants for the
Six killed, ten wounded in Kashmir violence
Six people were killed in shootings and 10
wounded in a grenade attack on a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims in
Indian Kashmir, police and the army said Monday as a group of a
dozen Islamic militants gave themselves up to troops.
Castro steps down temporarily to undergo surgery
Fidel Castro temporarily relinquished his
presidential powers to his brother Raul on Monday night and told
Cubans he underwent surgery. The Cuban leader said he had suffered
gastrointestinal bleeding, apparently due to stress from recent
public appearances in Argentina and Cuba, according to the letter
read live on television by his secretary, Carlos Valenciaga.