STOCKHOLM (AP) - Groups of youth have smashed shop windows, set cars ablaze and burnt down a cultural centre as the riots that started in one Stockholm suburb after a fatal police shooting spread to other low-income areas of the Swedish capital.
BEIRUT (AFP) - Syria's opposition on Wednesday called on the international community to establish a humanitarian corridor to help the town of Qusayr, where a fierce battle between regime troops and rebels is raging.
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) - The mayor of Portland, Oregon, has conceded defeat in an effort to add fluoride to the city's drinking water.
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AFP) - At least four people have been killed in clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, a security source told AFP, as fighting raged into a fourth day on Wednesday.
CAIRO (AFP) - Kidnappers on Wednesday released three Egyptian policemen and four soldiers captured last week in the Sinai peninsula, the army said.