Russia deploys missiles in Ossetia
Russia said Wednesday it had deployed
high-precision air defence missiles in the breakaway Georgian region
of Abkhazia, sending a defiant signal to Tbilisi and the West two
years after a war with Georgia.
Pakistan braces second wave of trouble
UN warns more deaths:
The United Nations appealed Wednesday for $459
million in aid for flood-hit Pakistan, warning of a second wave of
death among sick, hungry survivors unless help arrived quickly.
Rains bring misery to China mudslide town
Fresh heavy rains on Thursday brought more
misery to a town in northwest China devastated by mudslides that
have already killed more than 1,100, with new floods leaving more