NAIROBI - Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni flew to neighbouring Rwanda and held talks with Rwanda president Pasteur Bizimungu in Kigali.
SINGAPORE - The financial maelstrom ravaging Southeast Asia may eventually jeopardise the political stability of some countries in the region, with Indonesia most at risk.
BANGKOK - Thousands of Thais rallied to show support for the economy as the Army`s chief commander made a plea for unity in the face of economic turmoil.
LAHORE, Pakistan - Gunmen massacred at least 20 Shi`ite Moslems and wounded 30 at a religious service in the Pakistani city of Lahore in what police said was the most deadly sectarian violence in recent months.
BAGHDAD - Iraq`s trade minister said Baghdad would resume oil exports within two days under the third phase of its oil-for-food deal with the United Nations.
BEIJING - Soldiers rushed tents and blankets to villages near the Great Wall of China for thousands of peasants left homeless in sub-freezing temperatues by a powerful earthquake that killed 47 people and injured over 10,000.
BELFAST - A man was killed when gunmen opened fire on staff at the entrance to a nightclub in Belfast, capital of British Northern Ireland.
BRISBANE - Emergency workers searched for up to 20 people missing after a storm dumped over a half-metre (about two feet) of rain overnight on the port city of Townsville in Australia`s Queensland state.
SRIPERUMBUDUR, India - Sonia Gandhi set out on the campaign trail with a low-key speech and a pledge to Indian voters that she was not looking for office.
MONTREAL - Quebec struggled to restore power to more than three million people after one of Canada`s worst ice storms devastated the French-speaking province`s electricity grid.
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain - The alleged leader of a doomsday cult is in jail charged with attempted murder over a suspected mass suicide plot that Spanish officials say was foiled by police.
JAKARTA - Pressure mounted on Indonesian President Suharto as the country`s best-known opposition figure demanded the former general quit at the end of his term in March for leading the nation toward economic chaos.
DUBAI - The world`s largest Moslem grouping condemned recent massacres in Algeria which have claimed about 1,000 lives in 10 days.
DUBLIN - Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern said reports of a new power-sharing plan for strife-torn Northern Ireland were based on an old draft which he could not support.
BONN - The German government has reached a breakthrough agreement with Jewish groups to pay 200 million marks in compensation to Holocaust survivors in the former Eastern bloc, German daily Tagesspiegel reported.
TEHRAN - Iran`s leading conservative and hardline newspapers criticised President Mohammad Khatami`s conciliatory remarks in a recent televised message to Americans.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Yasser Arafat will travel to Jordan to brief King Hussein on the latest U.S. Middle East peace mission.
HEBRON, West Bank - Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets at stone-throwing Palestinians, lightly wounding four during clashes in the West Bank town of Hebron.
ALGIERS - Gunmen slaughtered 55 civilians in three new attacks in Algeria where around 1,000 people have been massacred in 10 days.