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In convoys, Russian troops and armored vehicles pulled back from positions they'd taken deep inside the Republic of Georgia following this summer's fighting. The withdrawal appeared to ensure that a commitment to leave by Monday would be met. But Georgian leaders complained that more than 1,000 Russian soldiers remain at 19 other encampments and said they, too, must withdraw to prewar positions. Instead, the Kremlin has said it intends to tighten its grip on the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Police in New Delhi would not confirm reports that they've arrested 10 suspects for a series of bombings Saturday night that an Islamist group said it had caused. The explosions, mostly in crowded shopping areas, killed at least 21 people and wounded 97 others. The blasts followed a similar pattern to those in July in Gujarat State that killed 45 people. In May, a third set of bombings in Jaipur killed 61.

Emergency rule was halted Sunday by acting Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat of Thailand because, "If we continue, it could damage the economy." He said the measure had served only to scare away tourists. Somchai urged all parties in the dispute over his predecessor, Samak Sundaravej, to compromise when parliament meets this week to choose a full-time successor. Samak was renominated last week by his party after being ousted by the courts, but he later withdrew.


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