A panel of federal judges today threw out a congressional districting plan in North Carolina.
The court ruled Republicans drew the plan to give themselves an unconstitutional advantage over Democrats.
A previous plan was struck down after a finding of racial bias.
The government of Syria is charging that Israel attacked inside Syrian territory again today.
The Syrian military says that missiles hit an army depot in a suburb northeast of Damascus early this morning.
Israel would not confirm or deny the claim.
In the past, it has targeted weapons shipments from Iran passing through Syria to the Hezbollah militia in Lebanon.
In Iran, there is word that security forces arrested 3,700 people during anti-government protests over the past two weeks.
A reformist lawmaker offered the new figure today. It is far larger than authorities had previously reported.
Meanwhile, in a Tehran speech, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, charged again that the U.S. fomented the protests.
Your excellencies, heads of the U.S. administration, you failed miserably this time.
In case you repeat this, be aware that you will fail miserably again.
At the same time, Khamenei said those with legitimate complaints about Iran's economy should be heard.
And in the Philippines, hundreds of thousands of Catholics joined an annual procession today
carrying a centuries-old figure of Jesus Christ through Manila.
In the annual dawn-to-midnight event, devotees pulled the life-size wooden statue on a carriage.
Many threw handkerchiefs, hoping to touch the statue and receive a miracle.
More than 6,000 police and military personnel guarded the procession.