Responding to the harsh Chinese crackdown against protesters in Tibet, the International Olympic Committee said pressure for a boycott of the Summer Games in Beijing "doesn't solve anything." The IOC called for a peaceful resolution "to the tensions of the past days," and president Jacques Rogge offered condolences for the victims of the violence. But a boycott of the Aug. 8-24 Games, he said, "is penalizing innocent athletes."
One restaurant patron died and at least 12 other people – some of them Americans – were hurt when terrorists in Pakistan exploded another in a series of bombs. The incident occurred at a restaurant in Islamabad, the capital, twonights before the nation's new parliament is scheduled to hold its opening session. On Sunday, hundreds of miles to the west, as many as seven missiles struck a house near the border with Afghanistan believed to be a haven for Taliban and Al Qaeda militants. The dwelling was destroyed and early reports said "about 20" people were killed.