Afghan political crisis:
Parliament set to open soon
AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan’s long-delayed new
parliament could be inaugurated within days after September
elections that were beset by fraud and violence, but politicians and
experts warn it may only fuel instability.
Assault incident in Britain:
India recalls diplomat
INDIA: India said Tuesday it was recalling a
senior diplomat from Britain following reports that he assaulted his
wife, but indicated it would not consider waiving his diplomatic
Brazil rescue mission continues
Brazilian army helicopters stepped up rescue and
supply operations Monday in areas hit by floods and landslides that
have killed at least 665 people, reaching residents who had been cut
off from help for five days.