- French president defends Mali war after attacks
PARIS (AP) — France's president says his country must fight harder against terrorists in Africa, after two suicide bombings apparently staged by extremists angry over the French military intervention in Mali.
- Britain braces for possible copycat attacks
LONDON (AP) — Britain is bracing for clashes with right-wing extremists and possible copycat terror attacks after the slaying of a young soldier, adding some 1,200 police to potential trouble spots.
- Syrian state media: Rebels attack prison in north
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's state media say rebels have fired mortar shells at the central prison in an embattled northern city, killing and wounding several inmates.
- No guarantee of peace, NKorean envoy warns China
BEIJING (AP) — China's state media says an envoy from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned there is no guarantee of peace on the Korean Peninsula, but also stressed that his country is willing to hold talks with all sides to find a solution.
- Syrian govt to take part in peace conference
MOSCOW (AP) — The Syrian government has agreed to a conference on the country's future proposed by Russia and the United States, Russia's foreign ministry said Friday