Experts say Noordin's death Thursday gives Indonesia a window to recalibrate its battle to confront other militants.
A Chinese delegation visited Kim Jong-il this week to press for reengagement on the North's nuclear program. The US, which has said it's open to talks, must deal with a deeply suspicious S. Korean leadership.
Reformists failed to gain the new momentum and international visibility they sought by coopting Quds Day marches, an annual event to show solidarity with Palestinians.
More than 800,000 people have lost their livelihoods in a four-year dry spell exacerbated by climate change and rising food prices. Almost half of them live in urban makeshift camps.
Italy's prime minister said Italy will try to withdraw its 3,100 soldiers soon but with NATO input. Debate over the war has grown recently in Germany and Britain, too.
Bill approved Thursday permits the governor to appoint an interim senator until the special election. Action moves to Senate, where delay is likely.
Craters may hold evidence of Earth's history, and frozen ices at their floors could be valuable resources for lunar explorers.
Law enforcement officers Thursday questioned Najibullah Zazi, an airport shuttle driver in Denver, as part of an investigation into an alleged terror plot in New York City.
States struggle to contain fees at public universities while the federal government rolls out affordability measures to help counter the rising costs of higher education.