|Motorcycle suicide bomber hits British embassy vehicle in Afghan capital|
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle struck a British embassy vehicle in Afghanistan's capital on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding many bystanders, officials said.
|Thai court sentences five to death in war-torn south|
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court sentenced to death five suspected Muslim separatists convicted of killing four soldiers, prompting Human Rights Watch to accuse the government of applying "double standards" in the turbulent south.
|Greece paralyzed by major strike, flights canceled|
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek labor unions staged a 24-hour strike on Thursday that canceled hundreds of flights, shut public offices and severely disrupted local transport, in the first major industrial action to cripple the austerity-weary country in months.
|Militants attack Indian base in Kashmir region, fight still on|
SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Militants attacked an Indian army base in the disputed state of Kashmir on Thursday, wounding three soldiers, as the leaders of India and Pakistan attended a regional summit aimed at boosting trade between almost a quarter of the world's people.Fighting between the militants and the army was continuing, a senior Indian army officer said.
|Yemen rescuers sought U.S., British hostages in raid|
SANAA (Reuters) - An American, a Briton and a South African were among several hostages Yemeni forces sought to free from al Qaeda this week, the defense ministry said on its website, describing a raid that a U.S. defense official said also involved U.S. special forces.
|Suicide bomber hits foreign convoy in Afghan capital, casualties unclear|
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a convoy of foreign troops in the east of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday, police and a government official said, but there was no immediate indication of the extent of any casualties.