AP - Berlin police have found a body that is probably that of a missing Russian artist who had been condemned by the Orthodox Church for an exhibit in her homeland. The death was an apparent suicide, police said Friday.
AFP - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe must stop using "violence and intimidation" in Zimbabwe and southern African leaders must take a "firm stand" for democracy there, a US official said Friday.
AP - A festival that draws thousands to Pakistan's cultural capital to usher in spring by flying colorful kites has fallen victim to the country's violence and political turmoil.
Reuters - French commandos seized six pirates in Somalia on Friday during a daring helicopter raid launched shortly after the bandits had released the 30-strong crew of a luxury yacht hijacked last week.
AP - Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein begins his third year in U.S. military detention Saturday with the bulk of accusations against him dropped by Iraqi judges and press freedom groups renewing calls for his release.
AFP - Pakistan relied on an entertaining half-century by Salman Butt to beat Bangladesh by seven wickets on Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-hit second day-night international on Friday.
AP - The International Olympic Committee will not intervene to pressure China on Tibet or other political issues in the countdown to the Beijing Games.
AP - Russian officials on Friday unveiled a monument to Laika, a dog whose flight to space more than 50 years ago paved the way for human space missions.
AP - The Navy says a ship encountered a small Iranian high-speed boat in the central Persian Gulf and warned it away by firing a flare.
AFP - Taiwan's vice president-elect said Friday he hoped to "melt the ice" with China in an historic encounter with Chinese President Hu Jintao expected here following decades of animosity.
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AP - An American freelance journalist detained over his coverage of recent riots said Friday he had been released, while authorities announced at least nine Egyptian journalists were being held.
AFP - Results trickled in Friday as Nepal celebrated unexpectedly peaceful elections contested by Maoists and mainstream parties which are set to turn the Himalayan kingdom into a republic.
AFP - A doctor whose brother died after staging a failed suicide car bombing at Glasgow airport pleaded guilty Friday to withholding information from police about that and two other attacks.
AFP - Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal can still salvage their season by winning Sunday's make or break match against Manchester United.