RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli helicopters fired two rockets at the office of a senior PLO leader Monday, killing him in what Israel said was retaliation for several bombings. Palestinians warned the attack could unleash "all-out war."
Mustafa Zibri, 63, widely known as Abu Ali Mustafa, was the highest-ranking Palestinian official killed in a targeted Israeli attack in 11 months of fighting.
British soldier killed in NATO mission in Macedonia
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- NATO helicopters swooped into a clearing in northern Macedonia on Monday as the alliance began the risky mission of collecting weapons from ethnic Albanian rebels, just hours after suffering its first casualty -- a British soldier.
Marauding youths threw a block of concrete that killed Ian Collins, 20, of the 9 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers. He was driving an armored vehicle under an overpass on a main road outside Skopje, the capital, British military officials said. They said he suffered head injuries.
Relatives, Western diplomats visit detained foreign aid workers
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Parents of two jailed Americans as well as three Western diplomats visited a group of jailed foreign aid workers Monday arrested more than three weeks ago on charges of preaching Christianity.
The mother of one American woman and the father of another were hustled into black Mercedes vehicles and driven quickly through the rocket-ruined streets of Kabul to the high-walled compound where the eight international workers -- two Americans, four Germans and two Australians -- have been held since their arrest. Journalists accompanied the entourage on its trip to the compound.
Hot issues at racism conference overshadow hate speech
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Slavery reparations and the Mideast conflict are the hottest issues for this week's U.N. racism conference. But there are plenty of other disputes -- from affirmative action and sexual orientation to hate speech and the death penalty -- on a slow boil just beneath.
The scope and depth of the unresolved issues reflects the sprawling subject: Racism plagues virtually every country and affects almost all aspects of life. Its roots dig into historical injustices, and there are major differences on how it can be tackled.
Over the past decade, the United Nations has held conferences on several tough worldwide issues -- human rights, population growth and women's equality, to name a few.
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