MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) - A suicide bomb attack in north Iraq on Wednesday killed the leader of a local political party and four relatives, officials said, on the eve of provincial elections his bloc was to participate in.
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China has completed a monitoring scheme in restive Tibet that requires all telephone and internet users to register under their real names, state media said on Wednesday, as part of a campaign to crack down on what officials describe as rumours.
KATHMANDU (AFP) - At least 22 people have been killed in landslides and floods triggered by heavy monsoon rain in remote parts of Nepal, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.
BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese authorities have arrested a man who planned to protest on the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen square crackdown on a charge of "inciting state subversion," his wife and an advocacy group said on Wednesday.
BEIJING (REUTERS) - Authorities in central China executed a former Communist Party official for raping 11 underage girls, state media said on Wednesday, following an online uproar about the latest case of abuse of power.