Iraqi security forces continued to battle Shiite militants in the port city of Basra and in the capital Baghdad on Thursday, as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki vowed to fight "until the end," despite mounting protests against his actions.

Chinese riot police clashed with violent protesters in the ancient Tibetan capital of Lhasa Friday, with armored vehicles blocking roads and police firing tear gas into gathered crowds. Radio reports state that two people had been killed.

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