A terrorist detonated a car bomb that killed him and hurt 10 others outside Turkey's embassy in Baghdad. The blast was the second of its type there in three days. The embassy may have been chosen as a target, analysts said, because of last week's vote in the Turkish parliament to OK sending peacekeeping troops to Iraq. If the violence can be brought under control, Iraq's interim Governing Council assured the Organization of the Islamic Conference summit in Malaysia that it can meet the proposed Dec. 15 deadline for showing progress toward a new constitution and holding national elections.
The largest expulsion of Palestinians since the latest intifada began was ordered by Israel's Defense Forces. The IDF said 15 prisoners being held in the West Bank would be sent to the fenced-in Gaza Strip to "prevent their reabsorption into the circle of terror." The move came as Israel's government repudiated a symbolic peace treaty drawn up in Geneva by Jewish leftists and senior Palestinians, who said they hoped it would lead to a permanent accord between the two sides.
The largest communist rebel movement in Colombia has ordered the murders of all candidates in the Oct. 26 state and local elections who remain on the ballot without agreeing to protect rebel interests, police said. They played a taped intercept of the order for journalists Monday. To date, 25 candidates have been killed, the threat of violence has caused at least 160 others to withdraw, and no one even registered to run for offices in 12 municipalities - all major embarrassments for President Alvaro Uribe, who is pledged to crush the rebel insurgency.
Army tanks ringed the residence of Bolivia's president to protect against an expected worsening of civil unrest that already has killed at least 52 people. Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada has refused calls to quit, but he did cancel an unpopular plan to export natural gas to the US. La Paz, the capital, has been under siege for weeks by protesters, largely from the Indian majority, over the government's free-market policies and failure to conquer poverty.
An emergency meeting of the world's Anglican leaders Wednesday in London is to consider the split in the 77 million-member movement over its embrace of homosexuality. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is under heavy pressure to hold Anglicans together in the face of dissent by conservatives who object to the election of an openly homosexual bishop in New Hampshire; the appointment of another in Reading, England; and the blessing of same-sex unions by the diocese in Vancouver, British Columbia. At a meeting in Dallas last week, conservatives positioned themselves to break with the Episcopal Church in the US.