A London judge has given the police the rest of this week to question most of the 14 people arrested during weekend raids on suspicion of committing, preparing, and instigating terrorist acts. The suspects were not linked to the arrests made last month in a plot to bomb as many as 10 transatlantic flights nor to the 2005 bus and train bombings in London. The latest terrorist suspects are thought to have run terrorist training camps across Britain. Meanwhile, eight British Muslims held in connection with the jetliners case were scheduled to appear Monday at London's Central Criminal Court via a video link from prison. Above, people read about the hearing outside the court.
Mexico's electoral court will convene Tuesday in hopes of announcing a decision on the country's disputed July 2 presidential election. Last month in a partial recount, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador made only minor gains on ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon, whose opponent claims a 240,000-vote differential is the result of fraud.
A Canadian soldier in a joint NATO-Afghan effort was reportedly killed Monday and five others seriously injured by friendly fire in Kandahar Province's Panjwayi district in the first two days of an antiTaliban operation. Mullah Dadullah, the top Taliban military commander, called NATO's claims to have killed more than 200 insurgents over the weekend "propaganda" and vowed to target any journalists who report "wrong information."
South Korean and Japanese negotiators failed to make any progress in resolving a maritime boundaries dispute Monday and will resume their discussions Tuesday in Seoul. The talks were revived in June after the two countries narrowly averted a high seas showdown in April. At issue is an area thought to contain deposits of methane hydrate, which can be used to produce natural gas.
An unidentified Jordanian was arrested and was being questioned in Amman Monday after firing at and killing a British man and wounding six others in a tour group. Authorities had not established a motive, and no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, The gunman reportedly shouted "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) as he opened fire.
Flooding from monsoon rains in Indian Kashmir have begun to recede, officials said Monday, but they've been blamed for at least eight deaths in recent days and for cutting off power to hundreds of thousands of people. Soldiers used boats to ferry supplies to nearly 100 marooned villages and to evacuate the most vulnerable. The four-month monsoon season, which generally ends in September, has killed more than 800 people according to official estimates.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday he has joined with leaders in Greece and Bulgaria to get a stalled pipeline project moving ahead. The declaration of political support should expedite the delivery of Russian oil directly to southeastern Europe, thereby bypassing Turkey's busy Bosporus Strait.
Imelda Marcos, the widow of the former Philippine dictator, may run for mayor of Manila in next year's local elections, her daughter, Rep. Imee Marcos, said Monday. The Marcos family was driven out of the country in 1986 by a nonviolent uprising, but the former first lady returned in 1990 and ran unsuccessfully for president twice, but was elected to Congress once.
Ghanim Ghudayer, a popular member of Iraq's Olympic soccer team who was planning to leave the country within days, was kidnapped by unidentified assailants Sunday night. Police said some of the kidnappers wore military uniforms.