SPECIAL COVERAGE: Horn of Africa hunger crisis
More than 10 million people have been hit by severe drought in the Horn of Africa, with parts of southern Somalia hit by the worst famine in the area for 20 years, according to the U.N.
China tightens rules for microblog publishers-Xinhua
It is not clear how many microbloggers there are among China's nearly half-billion internet users but some estimates say 300 million
Thai govt faces lawsuit over flood crisis handling
Flood victims blame government officials for causing major damage to health and property in their attempts to protect Bangkok
Russia's Medvedev vows political reform after protests
President Dmitry Medvedev's words may have little weight for the opposition as he is about to step aside for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to return as president