JOHANNESBURG - The former head of Winnie Mandela's Soweto entourage gave harrowing testimony of summary judgments and deadly punishment meted out by her bodyguards. Jerry Richardson, who is serving a life sentence for the 1988 murder of 14-year-old Stompie Seipei, said: "My hands are full of blood."
NAIROBI - Floods which have killed over 1,000 Somalis have also disrupted the lives of more than one million people in the southern region of the Horn of Africa nation.
ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia said it had charged 31 alleged members and supporters of the banned Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) with terrorism and involvement in a series of grenade and bomb attacks in the capital and country's east this year.
SINGAPORE - South Korea's crumbling corporations and its shattered economy spread gloom across Asia as Seoul's Finance Ministry said IMF rescue details would be delayed.
KYOTO, Japan - The United States pressed ahead at the United Nations conference on global warming in its uphill battle to win support for its plan to combat global climate change, which calls for promoting anti-pollution technologies in the developing world.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan swore in an acting chief justice of Pakistan, the first move after a bitter power struggle ended with the resignation of President Farooq Leghari.
JERUSALEM - Some 700,000 Israeli workers went on a nationwide strike in a dispute with the Treasury that promised to paralyse the economy.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah summoned members of his cabinet to discuss future borders of the West Bank ahead of a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
BAGHDAD - Iraq said that any renewal of its oil-for-food deal with the United Nations would mean nothing for Iraqis unless the agreement's terms were revised.
ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz met his conservative Motherland Party deputies, a day after suffering the most serious opposition challenge to his five-month rule.
ISTANBUL - One person was wounded in a bomb attack on Istanbul's Phener Patriarchate, a leading centre of the Greek Orthodox faith.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno said on Tuesday that insufficient evidence exists for an independent counsel to investigate White House fund-raising phone calls by President Clinton and Vice President Gore.
MADRID - Three police officers were wounded when a bomb exploded in Spain's Basque region on Tuesday in the first apparent reprisal by ETA guerrillas since the leaders of their political wing were sentenced to seven-year jail terms.
MOSCOW - At least 63 Russian miners died when a methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in western Siberia.
KINGSTON - At least 12 people were wounded by pre-election gunfire on Tuesday when motorcades from two major parties traveled through August Town, a volatile area on the eastern fringe of this capital city.
WASHINGTON - Astronomers said on Tuesday they had captured the image of an exploding black hole, right in Earth's own Milky Way galaxy.
KOUROU, French Guiana - Western Europe's 103rd Ariane rocket lifted satellites for Japan and Germany into orbit on Tuesday after a launch from equatorial French Guiana.
LONDON - Britain's most controversial art prize was awarded on Tuesday to a woman video artist whose works include a 60-minute film of police officers posing in silence for a group photo.
HEIKSTEP MILITARY BASE, Egypt - An Egyptian man charged with belonging to the country's largest Moslem militant group blamed the government for the killing of 58 tourists in Luxor last month.