BEIJING, China - Authorities in southern China say a mentally ill man stabbed six primary school students and an adult in the latest of several attacks on Chinese schoolchildren.
OTTAWA - "Colleagues, there can be no business as usual. Enough is enough."
HAMILTON - A memorial service is planned today for Tim Bosma, the Hamilton, Ont., man found dead after he took two men on a test drive.
TORONTO - As the frantic search for a missing Canadian bushwalker continues in Australia's Snowy Mountains region, there are reports of "voices" being heard in the area.
LIMA, Peru - Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with mining executives and the Peruvian president this morning as he puts the new "extractive industries" focus of his aid and foreign policy into practice.
CAIRO - Six Egyptian policemen and a border guard kidnapped by suspected militants in the volatile Sinai Peninsula last week were freed by their captors Wednesday after successful mediation, the country's military spokesman said.
MUSCAT, Oman - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday with officials in Oman to discuss their plans to buy a $2.1 billion air defence system from American manufacturer Raytheon.
PHOENIX - In a surprise jailhouse interview just hours after a jury began deliberating her fate, Jodi Arias spoke out Tuesday about her murder trial, her many fights with her legal team and her belief that she "deserves a second chance at freedom someday."
WASHINGTON - Five men are under round-the-clock U.S. surveillance in Libya, wanted for questioning in the attack last year on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. The White House believes there is enough proof for a military force to seize them as terrorist suspects, officials say, but prefers to wait until investigators have enough evidence to try them in a U.S. civilian courtroom.
MOORE, Okla. - Rescue workers raced to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives, including those of nine children.
TOKYO - Japan's central bank says the world's third-biggest economy is "picking up" as demand recovers in other countries and remains resilient at home, though the trade deficit widened in April, for the tenth straight month.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The Highway Patrol says up to 30 people have suffered injuries in the collision of a commercial bus and a car on Interstate 75 in northwest Ohio.
PYONGYANG, North Korea - A North Korean state media dispatch shows that leader Kim Jong Un has named a hardline general as his new military chief.
TOKYO - A steady decline in the yen is proving a godsend for exporters such as Toyota and has won solid support from Japan's main trading partners, who are betting the impact on their own currencies will be offset by gains from a recovery in the world's third-largest economy. It's not such good news for entrepreneurs like Thamonwan Thawornthaweewong, whose Angry Bird fish balls, squid rings and other products now cost more to sell in Japan.