Though unpopular, the president has more national reach than the shrinking pool of contenders.
Many soldiers haven't seen wages for months. Meanwhile, a Hutu militia is increasing attacks on civilians in response to the military offensive.
Iraqi governor talks about how to revive southern Iraqi city.
Maoist leader steps down in the country's worst crisis since a peace deal in 2006 ended more than a decade of civil war.
International health officials say there is no reason to slaughter pigs because H1N1 cannot be passed from pigs to humans.
As the fighting has shrunk to a three-square mile strip of rebel-held land, Sri Lanka's military has framed its offensive as the world's 'largest hostage rescue mission.'
The flow of capital and travelers across international borders has accelerated in recent years, presenting new challenges.