SINGAPORE - Singapore called on all countries to respond firmly to terrorism as it condemned the killing of a British soldier in southeast London by two suspected Islamists.
MILAN (Reuters) - The prosecutor in former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's sex trial has received a series of anonymous letters of threats, including one with two bullets, Milan's chief prosecutor said on Thursday.
MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia has ordered the urgent evacuation of the 16-strong crew of a drifting Arctic research station after the ice floe that hosts the floating laboratory began to disintegrate, officials said on Thursday.
ABUJA (AFP) - The Nigerian authorities have detained children in connection with the Islamist insurgency they are battling, but the government plans to release them under a peace gesture announced this week, a statement said on Thursday.
MOORE, Oklahoma (AFP) - Severe thunderstorms barrelled through this Oklahoma City suburb at dawn on Thursday, complicating clean-up efforts three days after a powerful tornado killed 24 people and destroyed 2,400 homes.