svangirai wants to become PMZimbabwe's opposition leader has told southern African leaders that he would accept the prime minister's post that would leave Robert Mugabe as president. However, top military leaders said publicly that they would not recognize Tsvangirai's authority during the closing session of SADC summit (South African Development Community) yesterday. However, Tsvangirai found the negotiations rather useful. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Associated Press Old and alone in the European Union The population of the European Union is rapidly ageing, with one woman in two and one man in five over 75 years of age living alone today, according to the bloc's Eurostat statistical agency. Britain had the largest proportion of men of 75 and over living alone, at just over 30 percent, whereas the figure was under 25 percent in all the other EU countries. PARIS - Agence France-Presse
Death toll nears 200 in Pakistan clashesAlmost 200 people have died in nearly two weeks of fierce sectarian clashes between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in a remote Pakistani tribal region, officials said yesterday. The toll rose after 23 people were killed in fresh fighting overnight in the Kurram tribal region bordering Afghanistan, which has historically experienced tensions between the two sides, they said.PESHAWAR - Agence France-Presse
UN envoy comes to MyanmarU.N. special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, who is promoting national reconciliation and democratic reform in Myanmar, will spend five days in the country; starting today. The spokesman for Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, Nyan Win said that U.N.-brokered talks with the junta would revive the stalled dialogue. The military has held authoritarian power since 1962.YANGON - The Associated Press
Deadly hurricane might blow USGusty winds and blowing rain buffeted eastern Cuba yesterday killing four people as Tropical Storm Fay neared the island, after it had killed at least five people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Florida's Gov. Charlie Crist declared that Fay threatened the state with a major disaster. Forecasters said Fay could bring hurricane-force winds to the Florida Keys today. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The Associated Press
Three Fiji ministers withdraw from governmentThe Fiji Labor Party said yesterday that its three Cabinet ministers are pulling out of the nation's military-led government, as international pressures mount for a return to democracy. Fiji's Labor Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry said that along with Labor Minister Lec Ram Vayeshnoi and Tourism and Communications Minister Tom Ricketts, he will resign from the government.SUVA - The Associated Press
Pope decries rise of racism
Pope Benedict XVI yesterday decried the rise of racism in some countries and urged Christians to help society combat intolerance toward foreigners. "One of humanity's greatest conquests has been, precisely, the overcoming of racism," Benedict told pilgrims and tourists at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, near Rome. "Unfortunately, however, in several countries new, worrisome displays" of racism are manifesting themselves, the pontiff said.
Italy – The Associated Press