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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.