Russia opens talks on diplomatic ties
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has instructed
the foreign ministry to open talks with Abkhazia and South Ossetia
on establishing diplomatic relations with Russia.
Plea for Pakistan coalition unity
The leader of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP),
Asif Zardari, has appealed to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to
rejoin the governing coalition.
MDC heckle Mugabe in parliament
MPs from Zimbabwe's main opposition party
heckled and jeered President Robert Mugabe, as he opened parliament
five months after disputed polls. "You killed people, we won't
forget that," they shouted, while Mr Mugabe listed government