30th October; 11:00
Iran will not return to a full freeze of its disputed nuclear fuel activities and rejects Western demands for such confidence-building measures, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said.
Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted that his controversial call for Israel to be "wiped off the map" was nothing new.
India was on the hunt for the attackers who killed at least 61 people in coordinated blasts in New Delhi, with suspicion falling on militants opposed to the peace process with Pakistan.
Pakistan and India agreed to open two-way movement across the disputed border from November 7 in quake-ravaged Kashmir where thousands of survivors desperately await help, a joint statement said.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the Kyoto Protocol is failing to cut greenhouse gas emissions and warned this would only be achieved by forging a new united front with the United States.
The rebuilt Frauenkirche, or Church of Our Lady, a symbol of German civilian suffering after its destruction in World War II bombing and now of reconciliation between the wartime enemies, was to be consecrated.
Sporadic violence erupted at polling stations on Tanzania's volatile Zanzibar archipelago as voters cast ballots in hotly contested elections amid tight security, fears of unrest and allegations of fraud.
Nicaragua's Caribbean coast braced for a direct hit from a strengthening Hurricane Beta, as neighboring Honduras hurried to evacuate 150,000 people.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was facing a political crisis after rebels within his right-wing Likud party promised to thwart his proposed appointment of three new ministers.
Myanmar's military rulers have decided to resume in December the next session of constitutional talks on their self-declared "road map" to democracy, which have been internationally condemned as a sham, state media said.