PHNOM PENH - Two top Khmer Rouge leaders headed back on Sunday to an area run by former guerrillas but the Cambodian government denied it was letting men blamed for genocide slip from its grasp.
KIEV - Six Ukrainian miners died and another was badly injured by an explosion that ripped through a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, a local emergencies ministry official said on Sunday.
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines - At least nine people were killed and 50 injured in a confused gun battle between Philippine troops and former Moslem rebels who had been cooperating to put out a fire, officials said on Sunday.
LAHORE, Pakistan - Three people were killed and at least one police officer was injured on Sunday when a bomb exploded on a road that Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was to take later in the day, police said.
CHICAGO - Heavy snow blanketed much of the U.S. Midwest on Saturday, slamming Chicago with its worst storm in 20 years and creating hazardous travel conditions blamed for at least seven road deaths and the stranding of thousands of airline passengers.
MANILA - Philippine prison officials announced a red alert and installed coils of barbed wire around a penitentiary in Manila on Sunday, the day before they were scheduled to carry out the country‘s first execution in 22 years.
TOKYO - North Korea may have deployed a medium-range ballistic missile and has constructed several suspected launch facilities, according to a Japanese Self-Defense Agency report obtained on Sunday.
AHMEDABAD, India - A mob set a Pentecostal prayer hall on fire in a tribal area of India‘s western state of Gujarat in the latest in a wave of anti-Christian attacks, police said on Sunday.
BONN - A German tourist who returned home on Saturday after a kidnap ordeal in Yemen said she and her companions may have been released unharmed only because another hostage drama ended in tragedy earlier this week.
PRISTINA, Serbia - Three people were reported killed on Saturday in Kosovo but monitors said a ceasefire seemed to be holding for a sixth day in an area where Serb forces clashed with ethnic Albanian guerrillas last month.
KIRYAT SHMONA, Israel - Israeli police said they had detained an airport security guard suspected of calling for the killing of opposition leader Ehud Barak while awaiting his arrival on Sunday for an election campaign swing.
NICOSIA - The Socialist junior partners in the Cypriot governing coalition quit on Saturday over the cancellation of plans to deploy Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles on the divided island.
BAGHDAD - Iraq accused the United States on Saturday of waging economic warfare against the Iraqi people by blocking the import of food, medicine and other vital goods.
MEXICO CITY - A renegade Mexican colonel appealed to President Ernesto Zedillo on Saturday to correct what he described as growing human rights abuses in the army.
MONTREAL - Ceremonial gun shots could have triggered a deadly New Year‘s avalanche that killed nine people, including five children, in a remote town in the Canadian province of Quebec, police said on Saturday.