UK shuffles top officers in Afghan review
Britain's highest-ranking military officer, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, is being replaced as part of a review of strategy in Afghanistan.
Strong quake rattles Japan
A strong quake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit off Japan's Honshu island, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued, seismologists said.
Japan bribing small nations with aid: reports
A British newspaper says Japan has been bribing small nations to help it overturn a moratorium on commercial whaling.