Search for four Western journalists missing in Afghanistan has begun. They disappeared en route from Kabul to Jalalabad. According to the Saudi information agency, citizenship and news bodies which these four represented remain unknown. On Sunday they left Kabul for the capital of the Nangarhar province, which the Taliban surrendered without fighting to the local Pashto tribes. Possibly, the journalists have been seized by an Osama bin Laden detachment.
Forest fires in Siberia have been raging for three months already. They have become a disaster not only of Russian, but of global scale. The fires have already scorched 12 million hectares of land