And now to the Middle East, where Palestinian and Israeli officials say at least two Palestinian police officers were killed in clashes with Israeli forces in the northern Gaza Strip.
Witnesses say at least four other people were wounded as clashes broke out during an Israeli incursion into the town of Beit Hanon. And Wednesday, Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. A 10-year-old girl and three Palestinian men were reported to have been shot dead during a shoot-out.
A suspected bomb has gone off in the Burmese capital, Rangoon, killing at least one person and injuring several more as the country marked Armed Forces Day.
Multinational oil companies say they will not immediately resume work in southwestern Nigeria, even after ethnic militias agreed to end two weeks of fighting.
Philippine government negotiators are meeting with the country's main militant group Thursday in Malaysia to try to revive stalled peace talks.
Kenya has extradited a suspected member of the al-Queda terror network to the United States, saying the man was involved in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania that killed a total of 224 people.