With tens of thousands of reinforcements in
Troop deaths rising
The arrival in Afghanistan of tens of thousands
of reinforcements to fight the Taliban will lead to a higher death
rate among foreign troops, adding pressure on Western leaders to get
out altogether, officials say.
US drone strike kills five in NW Pakistan
At least five people were killed Saturday when
missiles from an unmanned US aircraft hit a suspected militant
compound in Pakistan's northwest tribal belt, security officials
Pope's attacker can expect forgiveness - Vatican
A serene Pope Benedict XVI gave a Christmas Day
message of tolerance just hours after being bundled to the ground by
a woman who surged past guards to assault him.
China unveils 'world's fastest train link'
China on Saturday unveiled what it billed as the
fastest rail link in the world - a train connecting the modern
cities of Guangzhou and Wuhan at an average speed of 350 kilometres
(217 miles) an hour.