The surgeon-general of Pakistan's Army, his driver, and a bodyguard were killed Monday when a terrorist reportedly ran in front of their car and detonated a powerful bomb. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but analysts predicted the incident would revive concerns over Islamist militancy. The attack in the garrison city of Rawalpindi was the first of its type since last week's general election but the second this month. Six people died in a blast targeting a military bus Feb. 4. The city also was the scene of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination in December.
"Economic revival is our most urgent task," Lee Myung Bak told an estimated 60,000 people in accepting his oath of office (above) as the first conservative president of South Korea in a decade. He also is the first to come from a business background. Lee said he'll work for prosperity in communist North Korea as well, provided the latter abandons its nuclear weapons.